Where in the world were Amy's parents?

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  1. gastrof

    gastrof Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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. :)
     
  2. Chris3123

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    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.
     
  3. Nick Ryder

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    Amy's a tough Scot and they can be left alone ;)
     
  4. Timelord Victorious

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    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.
     
  5. Lonemagpie

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

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    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?
     
  7. od0_ital

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    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.
     
  8. Alidar Jarok

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    Yeah, this question is addressed by the season itself.
     
  9. The Mirrorball Man

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

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    Oh, I thought she said her mum had done it
     
  11. Samurai8472

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

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    Pay attention? Are you stark raving mad?! :wtf:
     
  13. gastrof

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    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.)
     
  14. Alidar Jarok

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    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.
     
  15. The Mirrorball Man

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

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    Touché. :lol:
     
  17. RoJoHen

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    The Doctor: "Does it ever bother you that your life doesn't make any sense?"
     
  18. Iamnotspock

    Iamnotspock Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yes, the simple answer to this thread is; keep watching.
     
  19. JoeZhang

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    Speaking of lack of attention - I never understood who the voice was in the TARDIS that then made it explode? Were we just meant to assume it was one of the silence or was it never clearly explained?
     
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  20. RoJoHen

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    That was never explained.
     

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