Date Edit

Now, this story was set five years after a war in the US if I'm not mistaken. Hopefully not being too speculatory, I assume that that's shorthand for the American Civil War of 1861-1865, and extremely unlikely to be anything else. (Going by the pages for the Civil War and 1865, the date of the war's end is established in DWU lore). -- Tybort (talk page) 20:53, September 15, 2012 (UTC)

Enemy Edit

Shouldn't Kahler-Jex also be listed under the enemy section? Despite The Gunslinger as a Physical threat he wasn't really the true antagonist. Jex was the true cause of everything, and the reason the town of Mercy was in any danger. The Doctor even compares him as a villain to both The Master and the Daleks. FixtheFernback 23:59, September 15, 2012 (UTC)

In truth, there is no villian in this episode. Each of the possible villians are both shown to be good at heart, if not each having flaws. Thus, I think that there should be no Villian variable for this story, or at least it should feature both. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 00:07, September 16, 2012 (UTC)


This synopsis states that when the Doctor introduced himself as an alien doctor in Mercy, all three (Doctor, Amy, Rory) were dragged to the border and thrown out of town. If you re-watch the episode, only the Doctor was thrown over the border. Amy and Rory were held captive by townspeople inside the boundaries, probably because they didn't identify themselves as doctors. Or at all, actually.

Also, Ben Browder from Farscape played the town marshall, Isaac! Yay!!  :) Jay JLOMThings turn out for the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out - John Wooden 07:01, September 16, 2012 (UTC)

Language barrier? Edit

Isn't it a plothole that Jex was able to communicate with the townspeople before the Doctor arrived, since he presumably speaks an alien language? Maybe this should be added to the article as a story error or something. to me 11:27, September 17, 2012 (UTC)

Uh, no. We don't do that. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 13:33, September 17, 2012 (UTC)
He was clearly stated as coming from an advanced race. being able to translate back and forth is a pretty basic assumption, like having the technology to get to Earth in the first place. No need for basic assumptions like that to be spelled out. Spreee 19:14, October 13, 2012 (UTC)Spreee
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