Okay, this isnt exactly a Doctor Who spoiler, since technically its about last season. But if, after watching episodes 1 and 2 of this season, you go back to last season and watch for evidence of, um, potential Silence-related phenomena, it turns out to be possible to compile quite a list, and those scenes now make much creepier viewing. Im not convinced by every item on the list, but I am by most of them and listen in particular to the sound you hear right after the one for The Beast Below.
And here’s some debate about the list.
I had a hard time making out what they were saying most of the time. Between that and their power to induce amnesia on characters that I feel an affinity with, I count Silence as the first creepy and annoying villain I can think of. Great concept though!
Here are some (though not all) of the clips that have been discussed. Left out are a) a couple more clips where Amy seems to be freaking out in the TARDIS; b) the effect focusing in on the keyhole at the end of “Vampires”; and c) the figure that scoots through Young Amy’s living room while she’s sitting outside (though I’d always assumed that was Prisoner Zero).
Here’s a bit more of Amy in the TARDIS, and there’s a Silence sound too.