The Lodger

The Lodger
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Season: 5
Episode: 11
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Air date 12 June 2010
Written by Gareth Roberts
Directed by Catherine Morshead
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Reminder: Before going into "acting", Matt Smith was going to be a professional footballer.

The Lodger is the comfy eleventh episode of Series 5 and was written by That's Gareth Roberts who based the story on his 2006 comic The Lodger.


This episode stars Matterhorn Stringfellow as the Eleventh Doctor, Karen Gillan's Ass as Amy Pond and introduces recurring companion Craig Owens and his girlfriend Sophie.


A mysterious force blocks the TARDIS - with Amy inside it - from landing, keeping it stuck in a materialization loop. It's up to the Doctor to work out what that force is, or Amy will be lost forever along with the TARDIS.

As he investigates, the Doctor learns of a house with a staircase which people walk up but never come back down. To solve this mystery, the Doctor must pass himself off as a normal human and share a flat with a fat bastard.

In short, Eleven moves in with Craig and soon ruins his life.


A GOAT episode for the reason of comfy.