River Song’s Timeline

The Universe, River Song and the Doctor, three completely different timelines, click an event to match them up.

  • Universe Timeline
  • Planet One
  • 102 AD
  • 1930s
    New York
  • 1938
  • 1969
  • 1969
    Washington DC
  • 2010
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
    New York
  • 1990’s – 2011
  • 5123
    Luna University
  • 5145
    Stormcage Containment Facility
  • 5145
    The Maldovarium Belt
  • Demons Run
  • Demons Run
  • Crash of the Byzantium
  • The Library
  • Trenzalore
  • River Songs Timeline
  • Melody Pond is born but is captured by Lady Kovarian
  • Melody escapes from the spacesuit and regenerates
  • Mels becomes friends with Amy
  • Mels regenerates, she also learns to fly the TARDIS and gets given the diary
  • River studies archaeology
  • River kills the Doctor
  • River gets put in prison for killing the Doctor
  • Stevie Wonder sang in 1814
  • River Song tells the Doctor who she really is
  • River witnesses the death of a future Doctor
  • River travels back to 1969 with the Doctor
  • River escapes and gets hold of a Vortex Manipulator
  • The very first words in recorded history
  • River travels back to 102AD to meet the Doctor
  • River ends up in 2010 whilst piloting the TARDIS
  • River warns the Doctor of what’s to come
  • Crash of the Byzantium
  • River tells Amy the Doctor is still alive
  • River reveals that she is Melody Malone
  • River at her parents grave
  • River Songs Death
  • River asks the Doctor for a goodbye
  • The Doctors Timeline
  • Silence in the Libarary
  • Time of Angels
  • The Pandorica Opens
  • The Pandorica Opens
  • The Big Bang
  • The Impossible Astronaut
  • Day of the Moon
  • A Good Man Goes to War
  • A Good Man Goes to War
  • Let’s Kill Hitler
  • Let’s Kill Hitler
  • The Impossible Astronaut
  • The Angels Take Manhattan
  • The Angels Take Manhattan
  • The Name of the Doctor

River Song

A Good Man Goes To War

I was born in battle on an asteroid called Demons Run.

I was born in battle on an asteroid called Demons Run.

I was the daughter of Amy Pond and Rory Williams. They named me Melody Pond.

The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon

I was kidnapped, taken by Kovarian servant of the Silent to an orphanage on Earth.

I was raised with only one purpose, to kill the Doctor.

I escaped the space suit and lived on the streets homeless, alone and dying until I regenerated.

Let’s Kill Hitler

I became the best friend of young Amy and Rory. Growing up with my parents, awaiting the arrival of the Doctor.

And then I regenerated into a new form

I was the woman that would become River Song, although I didn’t know that at the time.

I was trained and conditioned for one purpose, I was born to kill the Doctor, and I did so with a kiss. A kiss poisoned by the Judas Tree.

But I was shown who River Song would be and I saw just how much I would love him.
And so I gave all my remaining lives to restore his. Because I knew the Doctor was worth it.

And in return he left me the most wonderful gift.

Let’s Kill Hitler/Closing Time

I knew that someday I would find the Doctor, but the space suit was waiting for me.

The Impossible Astronaut/The Wedding of River Song

But I just couldn’t bring myself to kill him and so all of time collapsed and only the Doctor could save the universe

Rule 1, the Doctor lies. He escaped his own death. A secret I knew I had to keep.
Even though it meant imprisonment, but I’ve always been good at escaping.

From this point on I realised I knew more than him.
From that moment on we were living our lives in the wrong order, the Doctor and me.
And In all our future meetings I would know him more but he would know me less.
Until one day the Doctor would invite me to watch me kill him.

Once again I found myself at Lake Silencio, folding back on my own timeline. This time a witness to the Doctors shooting,
knowing everything but unable to tell those that cared the most, that the Doctor would survive.

Back to the orphanage where I grew up, only this time as witness to my own escape.

And then came his first kiss, and my last.

The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang

But I always knew the Doctor would be there for me. So long as I left him a message.

The Time of Angels / Flesh and Stone

He would always be there to catch me. Even at the crash of the Byzantium he came, my love couldn’t resist it. Bringing with him, Amy, who did not know.

The Wedding of River Song

I’d finally let her know the wonderful secret, that the best man I’d ever known was alive.
However delighted they were, I knew a far worse day was waiting for me,
my last encounter with the Doctor.

The Angels Take Manhattan

Ok. This book I’ve got to write, Melody Malone. I presume I send it to Amy to get it published?

I’ll tell her to write an afterword. For you. Maybe you’ll listen to her.

Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead

I always knew that one day my love wouldn’t know me. Now I looked into his eyes and saw that day had come.

But that man, that impossible man never gives up,
the Doctor saved me preserving me in a computer and all my glorious memories of the Doctor live on,
because just sometimes everybody lives.

The Name of the Doctor

Spoilers! Goodbye, sweetie.

From Doctor Who Confidential (apart from series 7)