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Doctor Who Season 6: 5 Questions About “The God Complex”

After watching last night’s episode of Doctor Who, suddenly the Hotel California has been replaced in my heart as the least attractive place to stay in anyone’s imagination. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t five questions needing answering about “The God Complex”.

What Does The Show Have Against Faith?
This season in particular, Doctor Who has seemed to have had a strange fascination with religion and faith; not only have we seen the Order of the Headless Monks, but the Silence were ultimately revealed to be a religious order based around an unknown question – and now we have a monster that feeds on faith, and also causes its victims to worship it. Weird subconscious repetition or some kind of larger point being made? Based on this episode, I’m tempted to say it’s more the latter than the former – There was an implied argument that faith can be used to replace self-determination and self-reliance, which has always seemed to be at the core of the Who universe. But, at the same time… Aren’t viewers, like Amy, supposed to have an unshakable faith that the Doctor will save the day?

Whose Room Was Little Amelia In?
It makes a lot of sense for Amelia to have been in the Doctor’s room, representing his fear that everyone who comes with him are, essentially, stolen from their lives and doomed as a result (Think of what he said to Rita, on the stairs; this is a self-loathing Doctor we’re seeing now, unlike any we’ve seen before). But what if it was Amy’s room, and the fear was that the Doctor never came back – That he was abandoning her, once and for all? The ambiguity works really well, but also leaves questions that feels like they need to be answered before the season is done: If that was Amy’s room, then who was in the Doctor’s room (He didn’t seem that surprised – or even that scared – when he saw who it was)? And if it was the Doctor’s room, then what was in Amy’s?

(Bonus question: Why didn’t Rory find his room? Was it because he didn’t have any faith in anything – To be honest, I really don’t believe that in the slightest, because I think Rory has an unshakable faith in the inherent goodness in people. Look at his actions in the Ganger two-parter, or the way he was last week: Rory wants happy endings for everyone, he believes in them – or, much more fascinatingly to me, that he really doesn’t have anything he’s that scared of anymore?)

What Does The Doctor Believe In?
The asked, but not explicitly answered, question of the week: Amy pointed out that the Doctor has faith as well, but he neither admits it or shares what that faith is in. I think his faith is in Amy, and Rory, and all of his companions. He’s an optimist, and he has faith in the human spirit (or whatever that translates into for aliens). But then, I’m an optimist, so maybe I’m reading into things that aren’t there.

(Bonus question 2: How much of this season is all about fear? The more general fears of death, of losing someone close to you – Amy and Rory lose Melody – or losing yourself – the Gangers – or the very specific fears of both this episode and “Night Terrors” two weeks ago. Again, I can’t tell if this is intentional or just coincidental, but it’s kind of interesting, isn’t it?)

Does The Doctor Want To Die?
Was the Alien Minotaur really talking about the Doctor when he talked about death as something that would be embraced? Possibly – We’ve seen the Doctor slowly become convinced that he is as dangerous as others would have him believe over the last couple of years, as his speech to Rita demonstrates. He also knows that he has a specific date on which he will die. What if he’s not been working on ways to get around that – Time can be rewritten if someone wants it enough, as we’ve been told numerous times – but instead working towards… well, towards dying? It’s an interesting reminder of David Tennant’s final episode, where his Doctor said that he didn’t want to go; this particular Doctor seems to be realizing that, even if he doesn’t want to go, maybe it’d be better for everyone if he did. Or is this another double bluff? The teaser for next week suggests that we’ll see the Doctor try and stop being the Doctor as we know him… Would he rather rewrite time by becoming someone else and letting the Doctor die in a metaphorical sense? Change is a kind of death, after all.

Is The Earth Really Going To Collide With Another Planet?
It was an utterly throwaway line by Howard, but I can’t help but feel that there’s more there than immediately meets the eye. A hint at a future plot? An in-joke that I didn’t recognize? Maybe we’ll have the Earth collide with something else in “The Wedding of River Song” at the end of the season…?


  • C.F. Arnold

    the “earth colliding with another planet” may have just be an “in” joke.. Howard was a conspiracy theorist and one of the many conspiracy theories of 2012 is that on 12/21 earth will collide with a planet that used to be in our solar system. For more info in that, see here:

  • Anonymous

    1-The room with little Amelia IS Amy’s room. That was clearly established in Dr. Who Confidential by the writer. Amy’s fear is being abandoned by the Doctor like he did twice now (if you count last week’s older version of Amy’s erm… version of event.)
    2- What Does The Show Have Against Faith? That, when seen in the context of the largely SECULAR population of Britain will not be as puzzling.

  • Anonymous

    I took Howie’s conspiracy theory to be a jokey reference to Mondas…

  • Patchworkz7

    When the room dissolves we see the “Do Not Disturb” sign fall to the ground, which suggests the Doctor’s room, but what if it’s BOTH their rooms? That’s actually more of what I took away from it. Or, the Doctor’s room was just empty, showing that he’s afraid of living alone, or Amy’s dead body, which he said he feared. Child Amy fits for him just because it’s the last time he knew her before he, in his eyes, ruined her.

  • Dreamer2112

    I don’t think the child Amy could be what he’s scared of – when he was dying, the automatic system shows him child Amy as “the one person I haven’t screwed up yet” – so he doesn’t fear her, he sees that child as pure and untouched. So what, he’s afraid of messing up wee little Amy? Too late… 

  • Shawn

    I think the Doctor saw himself. He’s afraid of himself.

  • Hbtothee

    for people wondering it is amy’s room simply cause the doctor’s room has the clostier bell so his fear is some epic disaster thing like the time lords coming back and the reason rory wasn’t affected is cause he doesn’t have faith in any specific thing 

  • Jonflclarke

    It seems the Doctor is becoming afraid of himself which could be an excellent theme to build up to the 50th anniversary special.

  • The Librarian

    It’s not that the show has anything against faith.  Look again.  This episode had a clear message, and visual cues to support it in the dining hall scene.

    The Doctor has been a coward all this time.  What seperates Amy and Rory from the Doctor is cowardice.  As the Doctor reasons his way through his fear and comes to terms with his cowardice(approaches the table of the alien) he confronts it.  Then he goes to the other side using reason and logic to be brave.  Of course then a few seconds later we get the visual cue that rory is what is inbetween amy and the doctor.  Also brilliant.  Love the camera work here.  We’re also shown that Rory isn’t a coward, he truly is there to protect Amy and keep her safe.  This episode really speaks to the fact the companions are the heroes, not the doctor.

    So the doctor has been a coward by keeping Amy and Rory with him, in the end he does the brave act of letting them live. He finally mans up to who he really is, and stops hiding from it.

    So it’s not faith that’s the issue.  It’s blind faith, and letting that faith be what protects you instead of protecting yourself.  Nothing wrong with faith in itself, but even with faith you need to take those steps to protect yourself, and not hide behind faith like a shield, like a coward does.

    Also, The Doctor is behind the Doctor’s door.  The one thing he is afraid of is himself.  This is why I feel the Valeyard is coming soon.  Too many clues to that.

    BTW, that camera work is an age old film/tv technique of scene juxtaposition.  It’s the details like this that make this episode genius, and it saddens me how few reviewers (bleedingcool, newspapers, even film critics) never even pay attention to this technique.  That just tells me they’ve never taken a film analysis class which makes everything they’ve said suspect, or at least there are details they couldn’t see in the work.

  • The Librarian

    The room with little amelia is room 7.  That’s amy’s room.  You can see it on the door as he’s telling her to lose her faith in him.

  • The Librarian

    Yup, room 11 is the Doctor’s.  Room 7 is Amy’s.  Room 7 had little amelia as you can see behind them as the doctor breaks the faith amy had in him.

  • The Librarian

    My bad, not the dining hall, that was the dummies.  I meant the hotel bar scene.  Where the camera angle has it lined up as the doctor, coward alien, and then amy and rory on the other side.  So that the cowardly alien is in the middle.

  • cube

    I think that in the Doctor’s room was his dead body. He is very afraid of death, but maybe the Do not disturb sign would mean that he is trying to accept what is about to come. It would also make sense why the alien minotaur told him to accept his death, as he knew everybody’s fears.

  • Nonexistent

    The interesting thing is that the Cybermen are featuring in the next episode

  • Jacob

    Four really good questions. One not so much…

  • Jacob

    I think he saw The Valeyard.

  • Mrdink513

    I think the Doctor’s room, room 11 because he is the eleventh doctor, may have just had Doctor #12 in it, which is why he was apparently accepting and not afraid.

  • Doctor616

    The Doctor has always been one to support individual faith regardless of agreement, but always fights against blind faith or untested faith. This has been a hallmark of the character for ages. He understands beliefs, thoughts and feelings in their context, without having to approve of them or agree with them.

    As well, the Doctor constantly loses people who have the utmost faith him (Adric most fully; Donna, Rose and Martha to lesser extents) and the Doctor has had relationships changed because of his companions losing their faith in him (Martha most fully, Ace and Teagan specifically from the classic series)

  • Lee

    Who or whatever was in the Doctor’s room, the TARDIS klaxon warning of impending disaster was chiming in the background.
    While the Doctor may be seriously depressed right now, Matt Smith is scheduled to be back next season, and has expressed interest in maintaining the role through the 50th anniversary of the series in 2013.

  • David Fullam

    The Doctor’s faith may be in the TARDIS. That was the cloister bell ringing.

  • Richard Corfield

    I did like the camera work, especially on the gambler with the unusual angles and what seemed wide angle lens.

    I think whatever the doctor’s (possibly blind?) faith was, we know that he loses it at the end because the monster has no food supply.

    Is it against faith? I think you could frame this episode either way. Some people of faith talk about a world without faith, a world where faith is oppressed, as a terrible thing. To them perhaps the world of this episode will fit that fear. The society that built the prison was feeding people of faith to the monster. I wondered who’s prison it was. The humans? Or the monster that we learn was previously seen as a god?

  • Remniscent

    Little Amy was in Amy’s room representing her belief in the Doctor. If you want proof, when Amy opened her door, it was #7. When the Minotaur smashed open the door to little Amy, it was #7.

  • Richard Corfield

    Is the doctor really as dangerous as is said? Each time he saves our world from disaster. If he didn’t do that then things would be much worse.

  • Reminiscent

    He said “of course! WHO else?” indicating that it was a person. Little Amy was in room #7, Amy’s room.

  • Ian Salmon6

    but he said “of course. Who else” The same phrase he used to The Impossible Astronaut.

  • stk

    When I saw that picture, the first thought that crossed my mind was, “Oh crap, the sixth Doctor is back.”  Apologies to sixth Doctor fans.

  • Jacob

    When? I don’t remember that.

  • Adawsonsmith

    1. Nothing, really, though the show is certainly secular, as is Moffatt. The greater point is that Moffatt and the show aim to frighten, and sometimes fear can be the inverse of faith (as it was last night) and sometimes religion itself can simply be unnerving (as in “A Good Man Goes to War,” but also countless other things.

    2. It was Amy’s room, and yes, the fear was The Doctor never returning. The Doctor’s room (#11, down the hall from #7) had the Cloister Bell going off in it.
    Bonus: Rory believes in things, sure, but his life isn’t invested in faith of a higher power controlling things the way the others were.

    3. No idea.
    Bonus: I think it’s very much about fear, yes.

    4. Probably, kind of. And he knows it’s coming. So now we’ve just got two-hundred-something years of him running around and piecing it together so as to get to Lake Silencio on time.

    5. No. This is Moffatt, not RTD.

  • Grady tripp

    when the doctor looks into room 11 he hears the bells that are ringing when a timelord regenerates and most probably sees another regeneration of himself. so if regeneration is the doctor’s fear then death would be his faith

  • whovianfloovian

    The Doctor saw the tragic clown… a symbol of himself. He’s the pide piper who appeals to children, but in his own eyes he’s ridiculous, and like the clown he’s ultimately hiding behind a jolly mask, and fooling everyone but himself. The clown is even dressed like the doctor, (most specifically like Colin Baker, but look at the bow tie, the suit, the waistcoat… that’s a Doctor’s outfit, or parody thereof, if I ever saw one.) The cloister bells go off… there’s tragedy coming to the clown. And the do not disturb sign falls off the door… the doctor’s demons are coming out. He can’t repress it any more.

  • Doctor616

    The Clown was in the hotel before the Doctor arrived.

  • Mr. Q

    IMO, I feel the whole “Doctor wanting to die” is the plot by the people behind the Silence, the kidnapping of Amy’s baby and being turned into River Song. Seems like the last few episodes were far too coincidental for them to land in a world where Amy was left waiting for decades and where the Doctor couldn’t save those three in the last episode. In theory, I feel those conspiring against the Doctor are trying to push him towards his fate or, in a way, make him commit suicide. I can’t honestly believe the Doctor is a bad man, he’s made some harsh choices but only because there was no other alternative or the enemy was too unwavering in their beliefs (I.E. the Daleks belief in being the superior race) to find another option. But he’s been pitted against a foe (or foes) that are manipulating people and events to prove him a failure. I wouldn’t doubt it if there were some Silence beings in the TARDIS that are guiding the Doctor and crew into this dark path.

    I’m dying for more answers to this season and some major resolution. Plus figure out why I’m getting more black marker tally marks all over my arms and face. ^^;

    Mr. Q

  • Nick

    Amelia was in Amy’s room.  We saw the number of the door that Amy looked in (7) and the Doctor looked in (11 – get it?), and when they went into the room with Amelia it was room #7 again.

  • Peasles

    The Doctor believes in Rose. “If I believe in one thing…just one thing…I believe in HER!” That’s all the faith he needs.

  • Jacob

    Tenth Doctor. Each Doctor has a different personality. It basically results in them all being different people. Seeing as how the Eleventh hasn’t really been all “I miss Rose T_T” I’m going to figure that’s no longer in effect.

  • jpbl1976

    Yes. I’m beginning to wonder if this Doctor is going to pull a Morpheus on all of us. He certainly seems depressed and the impression I get is that he is now wondering whether the universe is better off without him.

  • Brian the Cat

    Ha! Look’s like the folks at #DoctorWho read @jasonaaron comics! Weapon XVI (Wolvie Dark Reign one-shot) makes a cameo as Doc’s baddie! Same faith based requirements! Good for them reading great comics.

  • borcenacinema

    The bells are the Cloister Bell, an alarm that goes off whenever the inhabitants of the TARDIS are in any kind of serious danger.

  • Anonymous

    Not totally true. The 10th Doctor still had effection for Sarah Jane. Just because he regenerated doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have faith in her. The scene in Let’s Kill Hitler proved that. He chose Amelia as the digital representation instead of Rose, Martha or Donna because he didn’t want to see something that he already screwed up.

    I also don’t think his faith is in Rose. His faith is in the Tardis.

  • ConneryTL

    I want to know why the Doctor ate an apple. Didn’t they make it obvious that he hates them? Does that mean this is a fake Doctor?

  • Shawn

    Because when he was in the regeneration cycle when he first ate the apple, and his body was confused and he was trying to get used to the body and get coordinated and get it all together.

  • Brian from Canada

    Next season will be 2013. No Doctor Who episodes will be airing in 2012.

  • Jacob

    There will be Doctor who in 2012. Just not a full series. The 14 commissioned episodes will begin airing in 2012.

  • Generalgrievous365

    I felt it was pretty clear. The Doctor is in the Doctor’s room. 11th incarnation too.

  • JD

    Those questions about faith caught my eye, just got to put in a reply to them. What does Dr Who have against faith? That first one, I think you kind of answered your own question in asking: isn’t Amy supposed to have faith in the Doctor to save her? That is to say, you can’t really lump all faith together, can you? The question is like someone saying, as I’m sure many have said, that they hate change. Well, everything changes, including them, so either they hate everything, or they hate change they don’t like or is jarring to them. It’s practically the same for faith as that. You need to have faith to even live. Even if it’s not much more that faith that your senses are giving you accurate information, which they do, but only in a limited way, or that the food others tell us is safe to eat, really is. All of this is to say, that just like there are good changes and bad changes and changes that seem bad but are good and seem good but are bad, it’s the same with faith. Things it’s good to have faith in, things it’s bad to have faith in, things it seems good to have faith it but it’s really not, and things it seems bad to have faith in, but it really would be a good idea to in actuality. You can’t really be against faith without being against our very state of existence itself. And, you know, call me loopy, but hatefully violent headless monks? Things that feed on your beliefs? Doomsday cults? Don’t sound like very good things to have faith in to me. I’d say it’s a pretty easy leap to think the Doctor is probably right to be opposed to those bits of faith on general principle, and I don’t think you can rightly infer much on his wider views on faith from that either. That would be like saying “I don’t like it when my loved ones die” and inferring from that that the speaker meant that he or she hated change. So, bit of bad logic there I think, if you really look at it objectively I mean.

    Which, I think, is more what Dr Who is about really, than relying on your self and your friends and all. Objectivity I mean; looking at things and really seeing them for what they are, not what we’d maybe like to fancy them to be. And that goes to the second question about what does the Doctor believe in, have faith in, himself? Well, the fact of it is, that a really, truly objective person, especially one like the Doctor, who must know of thousands upon thousands of belief systems, well, how, by any stretch of the imagination, could such a person possibly tell what out of all of that is the correct thing to put one faith in? Absurd to expect they would know, or even rightly be able to put in an informed guess at, something like that, don’t you think? Oh, sure, you could probably rule some of the belief systems out, you might even rule them all out if you were feeling high on yourself one day, but it would be kind of silly either way, because you really wouldn’t know for sure, whatever you wanted to tell yourself. No, I’d say, if I were the Doctor, I’d kind of look to the basics if I wanted something to tell myself I had faith in in all of that. I’d be like to think that having faith that, however existence worked, there has to be something inherently good and noble at the core of it, else why else would we be here? Suffering in and of itself, it’d just be pointless (and frankly very boring as well). And joy, love, friendship, laughter, why else would things like that exist, if not for a reason? And almost for dead certain, a good and worthy reason? Because how else would all those good and worthy things come about, if not from something made of the same stuff? If I were the Doctor, I’d think that believing, having faith in just something simple as that, that would be more than enough for me. Anything more specific, well, that way would lay many headaches a fellow, especially one like him, could do well without. Or so I’d imagine anyway.

  • Cforshaw67220

    The rooms weren’t about fear – the whole point was the rooms would shake the faith of the person who looked in them, causing them to look to others for answers. Hence, the conspiracy nerd was openly mocked, Rita’s faith was shaken by her treatment by her parents, and Amy’s belief in The Doctor was shaken by the fact that he has often kept her waiting (in ‘The Eleventh Hour’, ‘The Big Bang’, ‘Day of the Moon’, ‘A Good Man Goes to War’, ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ and ‘The Girl Who Waited’) when she would expect him to save her, save Melody, or just generally show up.

    Given that, it makes complete sense for Rory not to have a room: his faith is in Amy, and he already waited 2000 years, and faced losing her the previous episode. This season, he has adjusted from being the nerdy jokey character into being very much the heroic centre of the show. He may not be as big and flashy as The Doctor, but he’s the one who is trying to save everyone.

    Which then makes me think there can only be on thing in The Doctor’s room; the one thing that shook his faith more than anything else he has ever had to face. Because The Doctor in the TARDIS always saves the day, doesn’t he? Yet, this series, the show has presented a heroic nurse (Rory, not the Sontaran) trying to save people’s lives, and a Doctor who is arrogant and wrathful. What he saw was probably the TARDIS (given the alarm) at the one moment when he not only didn’t save the day, but committed two acts of genocide by trying to wipe out the Daleks and the Time Lords. The Doctor as his own greatest monster (again, foreshadowed by ‘Amy’s Choice’, ‘The Pandorica Opens’, and ‘A Good Man Goes to War’).

    The difference was that the room that Amy looked in actually made her doubt her faith, and that was how the monster got its hooks into her, whilst The Doctor has made his peace with the events of the Time War (in ‘Journey’s End’, by exiling the other Doctor for his act of genocide, and ‘The End of Time’, by consigning the Time Lords to history all over again). Rory wouldn’t doubt Amy, and so there was no reason for him to have a room.

    So, to sum up:

    – It was making people doubt their faith. The allowed it to manipulate them into worshipping it.
    – Conspiracy guy had his beliefs mocked by teenage girls.
    – Rita’s faith was in her upbringing, but was shaken by the pressure of her parents’ expectations.
    – Amy’s faith was in The Doctor saving the day, but was shaken when she was reminded how often he has kept her waiting – which has ended up costing her the opportunity to raise Melody.
    – The Doctor’s faith was in his ability to save the day, but was shaken when he realised he doesn’t always do that – which in true Doctor style, he fashioned into a weapon to use to save them by making Amy believe what he was worried about.
    – Rory is pure awesome.

  • Cforshaw67220

    Episode 7 – ‘Amy’s Choice’, where they literally face The Doctor’s dark side, or ‘A Good Man Goes to War’, where The Doctor kept her waiting to be rescued, and then kept her waiting whilst he went to find little Melody. The 11th Doctor.

    If it was the Impossible Astronaut, though, why the TARDIS alarm? Plus, it doesn’t fit in with the main theme of the episode: faith. How does the Impossible Astronaut shake The Doctor’s faith? His faith in being alive? In living forever? The Doctor believes in one thing: himself, his ability to save the day, to be better than everyone else.

    Yet, the whole point of this series has been that The Doctor shouldn’t have to save the day – he should be putting the safety of others first, instead of doing what he wants and damn the consquences.

  • Cforshaw67220

    It’s not about fear! He states this explicitly in the episode. It’s about having your faith shaken!

  • Cforshaw67220

    The Doctor had blind faith in himself… up until the Time War, where he went from being the great hero to the great destroyer, and committed two acts of genocide.

    Since then, he has always been happiest when someone else has faith in him, almost living as a parasite, only having faith in himself if the person he travels with has it in him. Rose’s love, Martha’s adoration, Donna’s friendship, Amy’s belief…

    Without that faith being shown in him, he doesn’t usually have it in himself. Why does he recruit an army in ‘A Good Man Goes to War’? So that he will feel confident enough to face the fight.

    He used to know he was the cleverest man in the room, but now he needs to be told he his in order to believe it.

    The only person who has ever gone beyond that adoration fuelling his ego is the person who is the centre of this story arc: River Song. She’s pushed him, challenged him, and challenged his need to be the centre of attention. For the first two series, she was the one who took him on adventures – summoning him to the Library, or to face Angels, or to The Pandorica. To a place of knowledge (The Doctor knows all?), a place of Angels (The Doctor is good?), and to a place of myth (The Doctor is mythological?).

    Now, she has made him look inward, to reassess himself, and decide who he wants to be.

    Therefore, the room has to be something introspective – it has to be himself. He isn’t stupid enough to fear The Impossible Astronaut – he fears that his past is catching up with him.

  • Cforshaw67220

    Hmm… I just realised something… if The Silence are back in the finale, and, as has been hinted, they have changed history somehow… Given that it seems incredibly likely they blew up the TARDIS…

    Doesn’t that mean The Silence don’t just face an angry Doctor, but also all those who were trying to stop the TARDIS exploding in ‘The Pandorica Opens’? So, that would be Daleks, Cyber-Men, Sontarans, Silurians, Judoon, Sycorax, Autons, Atraxi, Hoix, Slitheen, Weevils and Zygons all potentially backing The Doctor as an army… or acting independently of him?

    Wow, they are in big trouble.

  • Heavyplanet1

    They did this faith breaking deal in a previous Who episode.  I can’t remember which one it was but kinda followed the same lines, that the only way to save the companion was to break her faith in him. nuff said.

  • Cforshaw67220

    Both wrong. It hasn’t been announced, yet. Moffat confirmed it will return next year, but confirmed nothing aside from we will see at least an episode, maybe all of them. 

  • Jacob

    So BBC News just made it up? Unlikely.

  • Marc_tippie

    the hotel is not the prison the *ahem, doctor was talking about.

  • Vinny

    So you’re insinuating that at least this doctor is a flesh version? I don’t really disagree. He ate the apple. At one point he was holding a rubik’s cube, which he was unable to solve in “Night Terrors.” Some people say his jacket keeps changing, but I have trouble seeing this.

  • Jacob

    His coat keeps changing between this one and this one. Each episode features a different one, alternating. There’s also the fact that Moffat laid a very significant clue last series using the Doctor’s jacket.

  • Deanna

    Actually if you look when Amy finds her room originally the room number is 7. When they enter the room to get away from the beast (alien thingy) it rips open the door. I have quick eyes and it clearly said 7 on the door. Watch a clip and slow it down. Well I didn’t have to slow it down but just watch you’ll see!

  • Riley in Tennessee

    Honestly,I think that the doctor’s fear is he’s afraid of himself.I mean he’s right ya know,he causes danger and destruction all around him {{Though I love him a lot!!}} he has to be afraid of himself.He hates himself but he lives on because who’s gonna be there when he’s gone??

  • Who?

    Just tossing this out there, but could the doctor’s greatest fear be himself?

    My reasoning for this is when he opened the door he said ” Of course, Who else? “He said “who” not “what”. “Who” is a person “what” is an object, weather tangible or not. The fear that  he ruins people by being around them would be a “what”, not a “who”.

    The only person or being the doctor has ever shown a bit of fear toward is himself so thus my guess, but then again I don’t know better than any other lost Whovian with a guess.

  • Who?

    He said that they were using fear to expose the faith, because when we are scared we turn to our core beliefs for comfort…. aso technically the room would house the doctor’s fear.

  • B3boy2

    For the faith question, it’s a scifi show where everything I supposedly based in science so there no room for legit supernatural, religions, and whatnot. Beside that, there was an episode with the devil in it. As for the Doctor’s room, it’s widely accepted that he saw himself.

  • Mreruka

    Plus you know for a fact that it is Amy’s room because when they are inside the room the door is open and on the door is the room number. room number 7. The Doctors door was room 11. We do not yet know the Doctors fear nor what he has faith in (Although it likely could be humanity). But lets be honest, I don’t think Amy truly gave up her faith in the Doctor, who could/ would ever do that?

  • Amy

    I think it was River, cause most men are afraid of their wives :)

  • disqus_Jkf5A0SSYK

    In an episode called ‘the satin pit’ the doctor said he belived in rose rose tyler is that still who he belives in or has it changed to ALL companions even though he was in love with rose and I know it was the 10th and 9th doctor with rose but 11 is still the doctor he has the same memories and feelings. I was watching all the episodes again and i remembered his faith and belief was in rose!