Carey Mulligan as Sally Sparrow
Episode: 3.10 “Blink”
Written by: Steven Moffat
Directed by: Hettie Macdonald
Aired: 09 June 2007 [UK]

Synopsis

At an abandoned house somewhere in 2007 London, Sally Sparrow discovers a message of warning just for her– signed The Doctor, 1969. Now she must follow the clues left for her, before falling victim to the Weeping Angels, a race of assassins as old as the Universe itself.

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Trivia

Voted Best Story by readers of Doctor Who Magazine in their Season Three Season Survey.

The portfolio that Larry keeps the list of “Easter Eggs” in has a Cunard Lines sticker on the back. Cunard Lines is the successor to White Star lines, which owned the “Titanic” – apparently a reference to the upcoming Christmas Special which will feature the “Titanic”.

Billy Shipton comments that the police box isn’t a real one as, “the phone’s just a dummy, and the windows are the wrong size.” This is a reference to the fact that the TARDIS props over the years have been scaled down versions of the real thing.

Quotes

Kathy Nightingale: What did you come here for anyway?
Sally Sparrow: I love old things. They make me feel sad.
Kathy Nightingale: What’s good about sad?
Sally Sparrow: It’s happy for deep people.

Old Billy: No, gorgeous girl, you can’t. There’s only tonight. He told me, all those years ago, that we’ll only meet again this one time, on the night I die.
Sally Sparrow: Oh Billy…
Old Billy: It’s kept me going; I’m an old sick man but I’ve had something to look forward to. Life is long, and you are hot! [laughs, pause] Look at my hands. They’re old man’s hands – how did that happen?
Sally Sparrow: I’ll stay. I’m gonna stay with you ok?
Old Billy: Thank you Sally Sparrow. I have til the rain stops.

Larry Nightingale: “The angels have the phonebox,” that’s my favourite, I’ve got that on a T-shirt.

Sally Sparrow: I’m clever, and I’m listening. Now don’t patronise me, ’cause people have died and I’m not happy. Tell me.

Sally Sparrow: Started well, that sentence.
The Doctor: [on video] It got away from me, yeah.
Sally Sparrow: OK that was weird, you’re talking like you can hear me.
The Doctor: [on video] Well I can hear you.
Sally Sparrow: [turns off TV] OK, that’s enough of that!

Kathy Nightingale: Sparrow and Nightingale. It so works!
Sally Sparrow: Yeah, for ITV.

Old Billy: It was raining when we met.
Sally Sparrow: It’s the same rain.

Billy Shipton: Drink?
Sally Sparrow: No!
Billy Shipton: Ever?
Sally Sparrow: Maybe.
Billy Shipton: Phone number?
Sally Sparrow: Fine.

Sally Sparrow: Don’t blink. Remember what he said. Don’t blink.
Larry Nightingale: [not blinking] Who blinks? I’m too scared to blink.

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