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Old 29-12-2012, 14:11
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As Clara enters the house she says to the maid "everyday" to witch the maid replays "twice on Saturdays" did I miss some thing 5 times now lol anyone any idea
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Old 29-12-2012, 14:23
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As Clara enters the house she says to the maid "everyday" to witch the maid replays "twice on Saturdays" did I miss some thing 5 times now lol anyone any idea
It was a throwaway joke implying impropriety. But was just a joke. Nothing to be read into it!
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Old 29-12-2012, 14:29
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I thought that may be it joke for the adults as it were but wasn't sure thanks anyway lol
Still bound to get all sorts of theory's on hear now as I've mentioned it
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Old 29-12-2012, 15:02
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It was just part of the conversation about the Children missing Clara.

The maid says Digby said he missed Clara everyday, and Clara replied Everyday?
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Old 29-12-2012, 18:47
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As Clara enters the house she says to the maid "everyday" to witch the maid replays "twice on Saturdays" did I miss some thing 5 times now lol anyone any idea
Nudge, nudge, Monty Python reference. Say no more! Wink wink.
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Old 29-12-2012, 23:22
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Except, isn't the phrase "... and twice on Sundays"?

Maybe the Scheduling Gods are going to give us two Whos one Saturday...

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Old 29-12-2012, 23:29
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Except, isn't the phrase "... and twice on Sundays"?

Maybe the Scheduling Gods are going to give us two Whos one Saturday...

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No, it's definitely Saturday. She pronounces it: 'Sat'd'ys'. But definitely Saturday.
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Old 29-12-2012, 23:32
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Didnt the maid say Digby ( the little boy) missed Clara every day.Clara then says 'Every day?. The maid then says 'twice on saturdays' i presumed refering to his fondness for this governess ( I dont know the Monthy Python reference so maybe i'm naive) and not the old one.
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Old 29-12-2012, 23:34
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could it be low tea and high tea
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Old 30-12-2012, 09:48
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I thought it's got nothing to do with the Captain and Clara being together. It's al about the kids.

Because Saturday is the day where the children are not in either school or sunday school?
So he asks after her once a day because she helps the children get ready for school in the morning.
But twice on Saturday because he's got the children all day and will ask again after so many hours of having the kids.
....He's not good with kids, and doesn't know how to talk to them etc. That was a recurring theme.

The possible exception might be that he may see Clara socially on Saturday evens after the kids have gone to bed?
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Old 30-12-2012, 09:58
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it was Digby missing Clara not Captain Latimer...
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Old 30-12-2012, 10:27
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it was Digby missing Clara not Captain Latimer...
Exactly this - very clear in the dialogue! Can't believe so many people have said it pertains to Captain Latimer! Bascially, Clara just wanted to make sure she had been missed a lot by the children, and therefore was invaluable to them (which would have cemented her place in a job she'd basically blagged with false accents and credentials but a whole lot of intelligence).

There was no 'nudge nudge, wink wink' about it and it wasn't anything to do with Captain Latimer!

That bit came later with a bit of an oblique suggestion to something 'possibly' hinted at between Clara and Captain Latimer been when the Doctor was coming down the stairs with Clara and introduced himself as her 'gentleman friend'. But the script was somewhat ambigous at that point, and much of the hinting came from the acting, whereas the previous conversation between Milly and Clara about the children was clear.
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Old 30-12-2012, 10:44
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I think it was more that without lessons to distract him Digby, like most kids his age, missed having someone to play with him and stop th bordom.
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Old 30-12-2012, 11:35
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No, it's definitely Saturday. She pronounces it: 'Sat'd'ys'. But definitely Saturday.
Yes - I know what she *says* but the *saying* is "twice on Sundays". It's such a well-known phrase it seems odd that it was expressed incorrectly.

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Old 30-12-2012, 11:39
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We get 7 o'clock twice on Saturdays......
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Old 30-12-2012, 11:47
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Every day of the week and twice on Sundays is a common expression. Apparently it dates back to vaudeville days when performances were held every day and twice on sunday.

So it was probably an allusion to the phrase but changed to Saturday because Saturday has special meaning to Doctor Who fans
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Old 30-12-2012, 11:53
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Clara definitely asks if the Captain has asked after her, but I still think it was more to do with looking after the kids.
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Old 30-12-2012, 12:17
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I was practically at that part so I copied the dialogue


Clara - "Alice! How smart you look today."

Alice - "A governess should enter by the back door unless accompanied by the children..."

C - "And how are the children? Excited about tomorrow?"

A - "Francesca's game as ever. Digby said he missed you everyday. Captain Latimer wants to see you."

C - "Of course....... everyday?"

A - "Twice on Saturdays.."

C - "That's better!"
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Old 30-12-2012, 12:32
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Thank you Jerrica. That has no doubt cleared up mine and everyone's memories

So Francesca, Digby, and Capt Latimer were mentioned. I think the conversation is supposed to be a bit ambiguous to give the parents a chuckle at the possible meaning, while you can assume it's just tje kids missing her.
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Old 30-12-2012, 12:45
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Yes, on the face of it it's Digby saying he misses her twice on Saturdays, but you could also read it as Captain Latimer wants to see her twice on Saturdays Very subtle!
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Old 30-12-2012, 12:59
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Ears can play tricks sometimes if you have kids talking over parts of it Happens at my house sometimes. Not all the time, but might have happened there.
I still think you could probably read several things into it. My own view is that the capt misses her every day to help with the kids, and probably sees her on a Saturday evening after they have gone to bed? For um.....hot cocoa round the fireplace?
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Old 30-12-2012, 14:21
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Ears can play tricks sometimes if you have kids talking over parts of it Happens at my house sometimes. Not all the time, but might have happened there.
I still think you could probably read several things into it. My own view is that the capt misses her every day to help with the kids, and probably sees her on a Saturday evening after they have gone to bed? For um.....hot cocoa round the fireplace?
I didn't think anything of it until just a minute later when Captain Latimer is talking to Clara and says:

"You have an awful lot of wisdom for someone so very, very... pretty. I mean young!"

Then thought his affection for Clara would be obvious to a maid who spends her whole time there, and was gently rubbing her friend up. She does have an almost po-faced expression when she says 'twice on Sturdays' - almost like a: 'who? me? I'm innocent, I am' face.
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Old 30-12-2012, 22:25
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I don't think there's any implied reference to the Captain at this point. But they certainly had to have Latimer secretly fancy Clara but not be able to tell her - partly to establish his emotional detachment, and also to make sure he's part of the collective tears at the end.
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