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gastrof January 8 2013 07:36 AM

Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
The night the Doctor first met her, why in the world was a kid that age home alone?

I only have one friend who watches Doctor Who and he watches in long marathons, months (even a year) apart. Try to talk with him about something specific and he's all "Huh?"

I've wondered about this for a long time, on and off, and the computer was handy when it came to mind this time. :)

Chris3123 January 8 2013 08:18 AM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
The crack erased Amy's parents from existence. Amy herself still existed because when a crack erases something, that something's effect on the universe, in this case Amy, remains (another example is the Byzantium remaining crashed after the Angels that brought it down were erased by that crack). Amelia was living with her aunt Sharon when we first saw her.

Now as for where Aunt Sharon was, that was never explained. All we know is that she went somewhere that night and left Amelia alone.

Nick Ryder January 8 2013 08:41 AM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
Amy's a tough Scot and they can be left alone ;)

Timelord Victorious January 8 2013 10:06 AM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
Maybe the crack erased her parents just that night, so her aunt had no reason yet to be there.
Would explain why the TARDIS landed at the same time.

Lonemagpie January 8 2013 12:21 PM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
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Timelord_Victorious wrote: (Post 7503664)
Maybe the crack erased her parents just that night, so her aunt had no reason yet to be there.
Would explain why the TARDIS landed at the same time.

Almost certainly, given that she still had the apple carved by her mum, and it was still fresh

MacLeod January 8 2013 12:38 PM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
Didn't she give the Apple to the Doctor as a child and he used it in a fashion to prove he had travelled in time?

od0_ital January 8 2013 12:55 PM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
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Lonemagpie wrote: (Post 7503889)
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Timelord_Victorious wrote: (Post 7503664)
Maybe the crack erased her parents just that night, so her aunt had no reason yet to be there.
Would explain why the TARDIS landed at the same time.

Almost certainly, given that she still had the apple carved by her mum, and it was still fresh

No, she said it was something her mom would do, did it herself, and gave it to the Doctor, which is why it was still fresh when he gave it back to her as an adult.

Alidar Jarok January 8 2013 03:53 PM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
Yeah, this question is addressed by the season itself.

The Mirrorball Man January 8 2013 04:01 PM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
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Alidar Jarok wrote: (Post 7504399)
Yeah, this question is addressed by the season itself.

Actually, it's quite striking how many questions are addressed by the show itself when one starts paying attention. :D

Lonemagpie January 8 2013 06:17 PM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
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od0_ital wrote: (Post 7503994)
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Lonemagpie wrote: (Post 7503889)
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Timelord_Victorious wrote: (Post 7503664)
Maybe the crack erased her parents just that night, so her aunt had no reason yet to be there.
Would explain why the TARDIS landed at the same time.

Almost certainly, given that she still had the apple carved by her mum, and it was still fresh

No, she said it was something her mom would do, did it herself, and gave it to the Doctor, which is why it was still fresh when he gave it back to her as an adult.

Oh, I thought she said her mum had done it

Samurai8472 January 8 2013 06:50 PM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
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Nick Ryder wrote: (Post 7503550)
Amy's a tough Scot and they can be left alone ;)

Sure. She was able to operate the stove and cook beans and bacon like a diner chef.

The Scrooge Doctor January 8 2013 09:25 PM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
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The Mirrorball Man wrote: (Post 7504438)
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Alidar Jarok wrote: (Post 7504399)
Yeah, this question is addressed by the season itself.

Actually, it's quite striking how many questions are addressed by the show itself when one starts paying attention. :D

Pay attention? Are you stark raving mad?! :wtf:

gastrof January 8 2013 09:52 PM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
I promise, I actually do pay attention. It's just...I dunno. Maybe I figured it out before and it didn't stay with me? Some of what you're saying sounds familiar now...maybe (Talk about my friend and his memory...we're probably both in the same boat.)

Alidar Jarok January 9 2013 04:45 AM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
You remember him asking Amy "you ever wonder what happened to your parents"? It's a fairly involved speech about the cracks and their erasing people from time.

The Mirrorball Man January 9 2013 04:47 AM

Re: Where in the world were Amy's parents?
 
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Emh wrote: (Post 7505938)
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The Mirrorball Man wrote: (Post 7504438)
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Alidar Jarok wrote: (Post 7504399)
Yeah, this question is addressed by the season itself.

Actually, it's quite striking how many questions are addressed by the show itself when one starts paying attention. :D

Pay attention? Are you stark raving mad?! :wtf:

Of course I am! Are you paying attention?! :scream::D


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