|Main setting:||A restaurant, 2010s|
|Printed in:||11D 9|
|Release date:||4 March 2015|
|Cover date:||March 2015|
|Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor backup comic stories|
|Short-Change||Time Gentlemen, Please!|
Amy Pond and Rory William are enjoying a romantic evening. Rory declares how happy he is to have a night with Amy that isn't in the TARDIS or part of some "timey-wimey" adventure. Immediately, the Doctor shows up with River Song at his side. Rory chokes on his wine, while Amy and River scowl at the Doctor for colliding their respective dates. The Doctor suggests they double date, but the only one excited about the arrangement is him. The waiter offers to take River's coat, but she attempts to discreetly explain that she can't give it to him because what she's wearing underneath it isn't appropriate in the presence of her parents. The Doctor teases River about never being appropriately dressed and River says she's never heard him complain. Horrified, Amy and Rory quickly order two more bottles of wine. The Doctor proceeds to ask Rory if he minds if the Doctor calls him "Dad." Rory amends the wine order to three bottles of wine.
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- Although River's preferred term of endearment is usually spelled "sweetie," it's written as "sweety" in this comic.
Original print details Edit
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- The Doctor greets Amy and Rory with, "Hello, Ponds!" (TV: The Big Bang, The Impossible Astronaut)
- River calls the Doctor "sweety." (TV: Silence in the Library, The Time of Angels, The Pandorica Opens, The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon, Let's Kill Hitler, The Wedding of River Song, The Angels Take Manhattan, GAME: The Eternity Clock)
- The Doctor alludes to his marriage to River by asking Rory if it's okay if he calls him "dad." (TV: The Wedding of River Song, The Angels Take Manhattan, The Name of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor, WC: Asylum of the Daleks Prequel)