Countdown to Christmas, Day 7 (Final): "Vastra Investigates" (2012 Christmas Special Prequel #2)
WARNING: THIS ANALYSIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT WATCHED DOCTOR WHO OR AT THE VERY LEAST HAVE NOT SEEN THIS EPISODE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Merry Christmas Eve! Welcome to the seventh and final Countdown to Christmas post (since tomorrow's Christmas after all). Since my family has plans for tonight, I figured I'd post this early in the day. This time I'm analyzing the second of the two prequels for the 2012 Christmas Special, "Vastra Investigates."
Again, there's not a lot to say about this prequel, since it's really short. But it is more like a proper episode, with a title card and everything. Basically, it involves Vastra, Jenny, and Strax investigating...something. We're not shown what, except that it seems that in this scene they've caught their culprit, with the help of the police, since Strax is shown handcuffing somebody at the very beginning. Strax mutters some stuff about his dislike for humans (to comedic effect) and threatens to hurt the guy he's handcuffing until the policeman tells him not to, saying he has officers on the way. The policeman then thanks Vastra for her help and inquires if her "skin condition" hurts (Vastra is Silurian, so she has reptilian skin). Jenny explains that it's not a skin condition -- it's just skin, and Vastra explains that she is from an intelligent reptilian race that lives under the Earth's crust. Jenny adds that Vastra was accidentally awoken by an extension of the London Underground being built. The policeman takes this in stride (somehow). Vastra then mentions that she made the mistake of falling in love. The policeman asks if she fell in love with the "Turkish fellow" (meaning Strax, who this guy thinks is Turkish). She says no, and then he realizes she means his daughter (not sure what that means).
Vastra and Jenny get back in their carriage and laugh about the previous exchange. They then discuss the Doctor and Jenny says she wishes he would help, and that he can't sulk in his box forever. Vastra, however, sympathizes with the Doctor, and says that we all experience heartbreak, so "imagine if you had two" (referring to the Doctor having 2 hearts). They then ride away.
Again, an interesting setup for the Christmas Special. Can't wait to watch it tomorrow. Turns out my DVR has it set to record at 6pm even though it's advertised as at being on at 9pm, so I may have the post up earlier than I thought. It depends on what plans my family has for tomorrow night.
Once again, Merry Christmas Eve! Cheers!
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