Doctor Who: The Bells of St John Recap
We should start with the Bells of St. John. It turns out they are the phone inside the TARDIS telephone box (which reads “St. John’s Ambulance”).
Clara: Why don’t I have the internet?
The Doctor: It’s 1207.
Clara: I have half-past three. Am I phoning a different time zone?
That’s the second time I’ve ever seen the TARDIS phone ring, and the first time it’s been on the receiving end of a phone call. Clara Oswald was calling it looking for tech support. The show took pains to stress the name, and make it clear that she’s a different Clara from the Christmas special, who was Clara Oswin. The Doctor demands to know how she got this number, and Clara responds “The woman in the shop wrote it down. She said it’s the best help line out there.”
The woman in the shop? Well that’s interesting. Did she happen to have a mop of curly hair? Or, this being London, and her being a shop girl, did she have blonde lanky hair, ginormous eyes and a pop music career back in the 1990s?
That question never got answered. It’s not good that it was the one thing I really wanted to know the answer to in the entire episode, is it?
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