|Doctor Who-Night Terrors|
Upon being touched by them,first Purcell than Amy also seem to become peg dolls. When the doctor manages to open the closet to eswage George's fears,George again reacts in kind and both the Doctor and Alex are pulled in. With the revelation that it's a dollhouse,and with George entering to search for his father the doctor comes to understand that George is actually a Tenza,a telepathic alien who was able to become the ideal child for Alex and Claire who couldn't conceive children. And that this entire fiasco was a fantasy concocted from George's mind,being empathic, based around his fears. By convincing George that,alien or not,he still cared for him as a father and intended to do right by him. At this particular point everyone from Purcell and Amy are restored to their normative conditions and the doctor leaves Alex and Claire with the understanding that,no matter how difficult their lives seem to be,George will by nature adapt himself to be their ideal son.
Based upon the childhood fear of dolls of writer Mark Gatiss,this story takes very familiar imagery common to both youthful fears of the unknown as well as similarly based horror cinema and brings it to all to life as something that poses a genuine puzzle for the doctor. Still the entire scenario is confusing for him. His original motivation was his own soft spot for children. Despite being the last of the time lords from a very alien culture,this story goes far to illustrate the inherent humanitarianism at the core of Doctor Who itself. Though at heart caring parents,between their economic woes and George's fears they find themselves unable to cope with their child's unusual and irrational fears. Whereas the revelation of one's child being extra terrestrial in origin might normally be soul destroying event for any parents,in this case it actually seemed to put an end to their concerns about George's experiences.