Surrounded by an army of Weeping Angels, the Doctor must escape through the forest vault before facing a final, petrifying challenge…
“Flesh and Stone” is the conclusion of a two-episode story that began with “The Time of Angels” that features the Weeping Angels as primary villains and sees the return of the character River Song (Alex Kingston).
Following the cliffhanger of the previous episode, the Doctor (Matt Smith), his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), River Song, and Father Octavian (Iain Glen) and his militarised clerics have escaped entrapment by the Weeping Angels, creatures who only move when unobserved by others. They take refuge inside the crashed starship Byzantium, but the Angels pursue them and Amy is on the brink of dying from the imprint of an Angel in her eye. Both the Angels and the Doctor’s team face danger from a widening crack in space and time which has the power to erase persons from history.
Moffat wrote the two-part story as a more action-packed sequel to his 2007 episode “Blink”, inspired by the relationship between the film Alien and its sequel, Aliens. The episode contains vital information concerning the main story arc of the cracks in time, and contains many instances which are character-motivated.