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"The Girl in the Fireplace" is the fourth episode of the second series of the British science fiction The Doctor then realises that she is Madame de Pompadour, the mistress of King Louis XV. says in the DVD audio commentary that when he wrote "The Girl in the Fireplace" he had not yet read the end of "School Reunion", . popular characters, Reinette, better known as Madame de Pompadour. In the Doctor Who Series 2 episode, “The Girl In The Fireplace”, Steven . want to hurry to that end, and fear is evident on her face for the first time. of whether the Doctor can have a meaningful, equal relationship with a woman. Sophia Myles guest-starred as the historical figure Madame de Pompadour. For their first trip with Mickey, the Tenth Doctor and Rose end up on a . and the Doctor uses the horse to break through the seal, breaking the connection between.
She was very sensitive to the unending libels called poissonnades, analogous to mazarinade against Cardinal Mazarin and a pun on her family name, Poissonwhich means "fish" in French.
Friend of the King[ edit ] Jean Baptiste Pigalle: Madame de Pompadour as "Friendship" Louvre Madame de Pompadour was able to wield such influence at court due to the invaluable role she played as a friend and confidant of the King. In opposition to previous mistresses of Louis XV, Pompadour made herself invaluable to the King by becoming the only person whom Louis trusted and who could be counted on to tell him the truth.Doctor Who Series 1 and 2 Soundtrack - 19 - Madame de Pompadour
Pompadour was an indispensable comfort to Louis who was prone to melancholy and boredom. She alone was able to captivate and amuse him, and would entertain Louis with elegant parties, afternoons of hunting, and journeying between their various real estate holdings.
In order to cement her continuing importance as favourite in the face of these impediments, Pompadour took on the role of "friend of the King" which she announced through artistic patronage. Historical misconceptions[ edit ] Despite misconceptions perpetuated by her contemporaries and much of historical discourse, Pompadour did not supplant her role as mistress by employing replacement lovers for the king. It was not, as often described, a harem; it was occupied by only one woman at a time.
Pompadour was not involved, other than to accept it as a necessity. All these little girls with no education will not take it from me.
I would not be so calm if I saw some pretty woman of the court or the capital trying to conquer it. While trying to find Rose and Mickey, the Doctor discovers a horse that stepped through a time window, who he later names Arthur. Returning to Reinette's bedroom, the Doctor discovers that she is now a young woman.
She flirts with the Doctor and they kiss, before she leaves to join her mother. Back on the ship, the Doctor and his companions find several additional time windows and learn that each leads to a different moment in Madame de Pompadour's life. In one of them, the Doctor sees another clockwork creature menacing her and steps through the window to defend her.
The Doctor tells Reinette to give the android orders, and it obeys her. It tells her that it is a repair android and that their spaceship was damaged in an ion storm. The androids did not have the parts necessary to repair the ship and killed the crew to use their organs for parts. The androids need one last part; Reinette's brain. Confused, the Doctor creates a telepathic link with Reinette, but is startled to find that she can also see into his mind.
The androids capture Rose and Mickey and are about to harvest them for parts when the Doctor rescues them. The Doctor discovers that the androids plan to open a time window to Reinette's life at the age of 37, believing that her brain at that age will be compatible with the ship's systems.
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The clockwork androids appear at a costume ball and take Reinette and her guests hostage. At one end of the room is an enormous mirror, which is actually a time window. The Doctor and his companions can see through it, but they cannot enter without smashing the window and breaking the connection as the androids locked it after the Doctor's previous interruptions. The androids threaten to decapitate Reinette, but the Doctor on Arthur crashes through the mirror to save her.
When the Doctor reinforces his demands with the sonic screwdriver, the creature advances in him and threatens him with a bladed appendage. The Doctor tells Reinette not to worry as it's a nightmare; even monsters have nightmares. When asked what about, the Doctor yells with a smirk: Removing the mask it's wearing, the Doctor finds it is a clockwork android, with some beautiful interior assembly.
It teleports away before the Doctor has a chance to disassemble it. He warns Rose and Mickey not to go looking for it and returns to Reinette's bedroom. They go looking for it anyway. Back in Reinette's bedroom, the Doctor finds the girl is now a young lady; she calls him rude, for an imaginary friend should only exist when one is a child. She reaches out to touch him, finding he was never a figment of her imagination.
She flirts with the Doctor and they kiss before she leaves to join her mother. The fact that he has just "snogged Madame de Pompadour" gives him great happiness as he returns to the future, watched by an extremely bemused servant.
It has wandered in through one of the windows in history, this one leading to a garden where an older Reinette and her friend are discussing the news that the king's current mistress is in ill health.
Reinette senses the Doctor's presence, but he hides. The conversation continues with the possibility of Reinette gaining the position for herself. Meanwhile, Mickey and Rose find a camera with a human eye in it and a human heart wired into machinery before rejoining the Doctor and the horse at another window. They ask about the horse, which the Doctor calls Arthur.
The Doctor explains the windows to Reinette's life are all over the ship. As they watch her flirt with the king through a mirror, he says that Reinette plans not to become the Queen as the king already has one but to become the king's mistress. He realises that this is the night she and the king first met, explaining to Rose and Mickey that soon afterwards Reinette became the king's official mistress, gaining the title of Madame de Pompahour.
Seeing Rose's shock, the Doctor tells her that France is like a different planet. The Doctor spots a clockwork droid in the corner, crosses through the window and freezes it again with the extinguisher; this doesn't work for long though. He asks Reinette to order the droid to answer his questions, noting the droids will only do what she says.
Lacking the necessary mechanical parts, they cannibalised the crew and used their organic parts to replace damaged mechanisms.
This was why Rose and Mickey saw a heart and an eye earlier, but the Doctor remarks that the droid was merely doing what it was supposed to; no-one thought to inform them that "the crew weren't on the menu". The droid says that they require a part of Reinette for the ship as "they are the same", but "she is not ready yet. Apparently taking this request literally, it teleports away. Rose and Mickey pursue it, taking the horse with them; Rose tells the Doctor that they are not keeping it as a pet, only for him to retort that he lets Mickey stay on the TARDIS as her pet.
The Doctor examines Reinette's mind - and she examines his. The Doctor uses his telepathy to look into Reinette's mind, hoping to find something linking her to the droids; he tells her to keep anything private from his view by imagining a door, resulting in quite a few.