They were defeated with snow. By this point, Vastra's investigative exploits were believed by Walter Simeon to have been appropriated by Arthur Conan Doyle for fictionalisation in The Strand , in which he attributed them to his character, Sherlock Holmes. Vastra and Jenny later confronted Walter Simeon about his Institute , with Vastra discovering that Simeon was using snow which possessed a telepathic field.
This allowed the snow to build itself into the form of lethal snowmen by mirroring the thoughts of people around it. She noted that it could be utilised as a terrible weapon, with Simeon casually remarking that he had plans of his own and there was nothing she could do to stop it. As he left, Vastra called after him that even if she could not stop him she knew someone who could, and Simeon replied that he was looking forward to meeting him. Vastra was later visited by Clara Oswald , whom she treated with some suspicion at first. Vastra and Jenny forced Clara to participate in their "one-word test", where she would only be allowed to answer their questions with a single word to prove she was not lying.
In doing so, Vastra contradicted herself by explaining in great detail the Doctor's now-sullen exile in London, which Clara noted. After she offered to pass a message to the Doctor, but in one word only, Clara used the word "Pond" — coincidentally the surname of the Doctor's former companion Amy. Impressed that Clara had figured out how to persuade the Doctor to help and convinced of her honesty, Vastra called the Time Lord and told him that Strax knew where he should begin his investigation. She then sent Strax to see if the Doctor needed any help but the Doctor sent the Sontaran away.
Vastra frightens Alice with her appearance - and her choice of significant other. Arriving at Captain Latimer 's house, Vastra quickly informed the Doctor that Simeon was causing the alien snow to spread over Latimer's estate. Meanwhile Jenny used a force field to trap the Ice Governess , who had been created from the drowned governess who had frozen in Latimer's pond a year earlier. Vastra teased the Doctor, noting how much he had missed the thrill and excitement of such adventures during his brooding.
After hearing a loud thump outside, they saw Clara lying in the snow with the shattered remains of the Ice Governess around her. Vastra went to the Doctor and told him that Clara's injuries were severe and that she was going to die.
After the Doctor erased the memories of Simeon's adult life with a memory worm , the Great Intelligence took control of Simeon's body and knocked Vastra to the ground before she could strike it with her sword. Simeon then attacked the Doctor but collapsed as the snow inside the giant snow globe in the office turned to rain. Simeon died and the Great Intelligence fled, having learnt to survive without a physical body. Realising that the rain was caused by the grief of the Latimer family and by Clara's tears as she lay dying, the Doctor and Vastra rushed back to the house.
Strax sorrowfully informed them that Clara only had a few moments left. At Clara's funeral, and upon learning her full name — Clara Oswin Oswald — the Doctor told Vastra and Jenny that he had met Clara before and that she had died twice, causing him to believe that there was another version of her somewhere in the universe.
Vastra recognises the effects of the "crimson horror" from before. TV : The Crimson Horror. In , Mr Thursday came to Vastra so she could look at a photo of his deceased brother, Edmund. Realising Edmund's eyes showed an optogram of the Doctor, the trio headed north, where Jenny infiltrated Sweetville to find the Doctor. Vastra recognised the symptoms of Edmund and others inflicted by the "crimson horror" as that of the repulsive red leech 's poison.
Vastra and Strax later followed after Jenny. They rescued Jenny, the Doctor and a version of Clara from the 21st century from Mrs Gillyflower 's pilgrims. Before Mrs Gillyflower could launch a rocket containing red leech poison, Vastra and Jenny prevented the venom from being put in the rocket. Angered by being unable to poison the world, Mrs Gillyflower attempted to shoot the Doctor and his friends.
Strax shot at Mrs Gillyflower, causing her to fall to her death. Vastra demands Strax to bring Jenny back. TV : The Name of the Doctor. While on death row for the murder of fourteen women, Clarence DeMarco told Vastra: "The Doctor has a secret, you know. He has one he will take to the grave. And it is discovered. The call was interrupted by Jenny's murder at the hands of the Whisper Men. River woke up Vastra and Strax, keeping the link with Clara. There, Jenny was revived and River, unheard to the Intelligence, spoke the password to enter the tomb, the Doctor's name.
Inside the tomb, the Intelligence entered the Doctor's timeline, the time winds shattering him into a million pieces, each echo of the Intelligence undoing every one of the Doctor's victories.
Jenny died in the new timeline without the Doctor, while Strax forgot his friendship with Vastra and became aggressive, forcing her to kill him. Clara reversed these effects by entering the timeline and undoing the Intelligence's changes, saving the Doctor wherever he went. The Doctor then decided to save Clara by entering his timeline himself, telling the Paternoster gang that the TARDIS could return them home with the fast return protocol if he didn't return. Along with Jenny and Strax, Vastra arrived at the Thames to find that a Tyrannosaurus Rex had appeared in the river without explanation.
There she met the Doctor, newly regenerated into his twelfth incarnation , along with his companion Clara. She took the Doctor back to her house and used a psychic trick in order for him to sleep off his post-regeneration trauma. When the dinosaur was reduced to nothing more than smoke and ash through the process of spontaneous combustion that night, Vastra and Jenny began investigating nine similar murders plaguing the city.
While the Doctor investigated on his own, Clara discovered a cryptic ad in a newspaper which led them to Mancini's Family Restaurant , which was being used by a group of Clockwork Droids from the 51st century as an organ-harvesting factory. Vastra waited outside the restaurant while Clara and the Doctor investigated, and when she received a distress signal from the pair, she and Jenny cut through the clockwork decoys populating the upper floors of the restaurant.
They managed to get down to the droids' crashed ship , where the Doctor and Clara were being accosted by the droids' control node. Their intervention forced the control node to flee in his escape capsule, followed closely by the Doctor, while the others fought off the advancing robots. Over time, however, they were overwhelmed and were only saved when the control node fell to his death from the escape capsule, deactivating his clockwork subordinates.
Since the Doctor had been trying to convince the control node that his purpose making it to "the promised land" was futile, the question was left open as to whether the node had jumped to his death, or whether the Doctor has in fact killed him. Victorious, the group travelled back to Vastra's house, where Clara was reunited with the Doctor while Vastra, Jenny and Strax returned to life as normal on Paternoster Row. Needs info from most of The Paternoster Gang Investigates.
Vastra devolved into a primitive Silurian. On 12 December , Scotland Yard summoned the gang to the London Zoo to investigate a mysterious green fog which was laced with temporal radiation. During this case, Vastra was devolved by the radiation into a savage ancestor of the silurians. Jenny was able to return Vastra to normal by reminding her of their love. Near the end of , Vastra and Strax went undercover as freaks at Holmes' Travelling Carnival and Freakshow after detecting high levels of artron energy in the area. They were recognised as non-humans by Harrison Crane , a criminal with a stolen vortex manipulator who was responsible for the artron energy leakage.
During a confrontation in which Chase demanded that Strax hand over Sontaran technology which could repair the vortex manipulator, Chase murdered the owner of the carnival before he himself was killed by Strax's faulty technology. With the carnival ownerless, Vastra decided to rename it Madame Vastra's Carnival Haven for the Wyrd and Unusual and have it remain a leaderless place for "freaks" to be safe.
When Strax failed to appear for two days, Vastra left a note asking for him at the Red Tavern. Returning to the tavern with George Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago , it was through reading the note that Strax finally realised that the pair were not Vastra and Jenny respectively as he had believed after being disorientated by Miss Multravers whom he had ultimately defeated with their assistance. When the gang investigated the Dream Doorway of Samuel Lumber , Vastra used her sonic hat-pin to seal the door.
Vastra mentally fights the Danger Thinkers. After Jenny witnessed an explosion caused by the psychic powers of three women , she quickly returned to Paternoster Row and informed Vastra and Strax. Vastra observed the Danger Thinkers from a distance and noticed that they were going in the direction of the Houses of Parliament and that they had the power to read minds. Using these two facts, Vastra formulated a plan to defeat the Danger Thinkers.
She had the gang hide in the entrance to Parliament and think thoughts that would confuse the Danger Thinkers. Vastra mentally recited Silurian poetry composed of mathematical equations and optical illusions.
Combined with Jenny's regular poetry and Strax's thoughts of military training, Vastra mentally attacked the Danger Thinkers and knocked them unconscious. Shortly before regenerating, the Twelfth Doctor dreamt of Vastra along with some of his other companions. TV : The Doctor Falls. While she shared some of the prejudices of many Silurians against humans, referring to them as "apes", sometimes threatening to eat them, and saying that all mammals "look alike", Vastra was much more tolerant and accepting of humans than many of her species.
She apologised for her remarks about humans to Jenny and showed concern for the safety of the infant Melody. Vastra also showed suspicion when visited by Clara Oswald. However, she quickly warmed to Clara and was impressed when she was able to get the Doctor to return to save the world with a single word, something that Vastra, Jenny and Strax had been trying to do for a long time.
When Clara was mortally wounded, Vastra showed concern and sorrow and later attended her funeral after she died. Vastra was very honest, brutally so at times, and was determined to ensure the honesty of those in her company as well. She told Clara that the truth could be said in one word, whilst lies were just a string of words. She sometimes used the "One word test" to ensure that people were telling the truth.
When Clara fell from a cloud, Vastra was sorrowful but bluntly stated that she was dead, despite the impact the pronouncement would have on the Latimer family, who had all been very fond of her. TV : The Snowmen Her desire to ensure the honesty of others was also shown when she said she would rather think the Doctor meant it when he said he had retired.
TV : The Great Detective. However, despite her usually calm and collected nature, Vastra's resolve had one weakness - her wife's well-being. The normally composed Silurian openly wept over Jenny's lifeless body, and threatened to kill her friend and comrade Strax if he could not revive her.
She was very loyal and protective, ordering her allies to protect Melody Pond at all costs. Vastra was an old friend of the Doctor and seemed to know him well. However, although she supported the Time Lord, she disagreed with his decision to stay out of the affairs of the universe. Although she understood that he was heartbroken and told Jenny that such tragedy affected everyone, she also felt that he had spent too much time sulking on his cloud and was therefore delighted when the Doctor returned to save the world.
Vastra had a lot of faith in the Doctor, claiming to the Great Intelligence that he had been 'many things, but never blood-soaked'. Large parties inquires will be forwarded to the General manager for booking. Tony and Carolyn Scott have lived and been very active in the Redmond community for 17 years. They met years ago while working at the Painted Table in Seattle and it was during this time that they first gained a deep understanding of hospitality.
Woodblock printing involves layers of color, much like the layers of flavor in food and cocktails that create a memorable meal. Born in Cambodia, and raised in Washington State, Savuthy Dy began his culinary experience at a young age with an inherent background in the complexities of food.
Always the adventurer, T headed to San Francisco where he utilized all of his knowledge and experience at the challenging position of culinary director of Tacolicious. When he has free time, he enjoys traveling, to Cambodia and Thailand especially, and looks forward to returning to Europe, with the intention of exploring all things food.
The food's not fussy, just utterly satisfying: grilled Spanish octopus in garbanzo bean salad, or a rich and silky duck-liver mousse served with a red wine-and-onion relish. If you're in a casual mood, sit at the bar or kitchen counter,.
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For a most excellent adventure, visit Woodblock, a casual and comfortable American cocktail bar located in Redmond, Washington. The drink menu is worth exploring and features old time cocktail favorites like the Old Fashion, Manhattan, and Vacation in a Glass. Open for just over a year, Woodblock has already established itself as a neighborhood mainstay in Downtown Redmond. The place was bustling on a recent Friday night, with Tony making the rounds and chatting with regulars in between serving drinks.
Connoisseurs of the cheese, masters of the mac. These breakfasts will get you out of bed. A newer restaurant on the scene, Woodblock has been making waves in Redmond. The restaurant began brunch service last August. Try the Woodblock Benedict with housemade pork belly or salmon cake on an English muffin, covered in Hollandaise and served with potatoes. Or go with a classic Croque Madame. Find a new twist on American favorites in the heart of a developing pocket of Redmond.
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The couple has spent close to 20 years dreaming of their own restaurant, and last March they opened Woodblock on the now-vibrant few blocks where Cleveland Street intersects with Redmond Way, which is packed with new restaurants. Woodblock prints adorn the walls, and pendant lamps swing from tall ceilings. Woodblock, the hip neighborhood restaurant that opened in Redmond this spring, has a new chef at the helm: Rodel Borromeo has been replaced by Savuthy Dy. He's launching Woodblock's new weekend brunch service Saturday, August 13, with dishes like chicken in a biscuit and French toast waffles.
The James Beard Foundation has created the Blended Burger Project, whereby restaurants compete to create the best burger they possibly can—out of meat blended with mushrooms. Featuring Bryce Sweeney, Bar Manager, on the pleasures of drinking whiskey from an empty bone marrow. Named for the ancient art form of woodblock printing, in which artists layer colors and textures onto a blank slate, Woodblock is a creative new Redmond bistro with a casual neighborhood vibe.
Decked out in twirling wood ,wicker lanterns, and solid ceramics, the dining room feels modern, yet approachable, with a menu to match. Dishes take on fun twists, like the plate of roasted spiced carrots on a puddle of homemade ricotta. The duck liver mousse, rich and silky, is served with a honey-tinged glass onion relish, and the perfectly crisp chicken wings make for a dynamite bar snack, drizzled with spicy chipotle-buffalo sauce. Redmond is growing and changing, and Woodblock is looking to carve out a place in the hearts of Redmond residents with fresh food, intimate decor, and a dedicated team.
Redmond knows how to wind down in this relaxed, modern New American spot on Cleveland Street. Insider Tip: Go Monday nights for half-price wines by the bottle and massive charcuterie boards. Reservations requested. Lunch is now on daily at the Redmond restaurant from 11am to 3pm—happy hour kicks in right after that, running from 3pm to 6pm, with dinner starting at 4pm. The Seattle suburb of Redmond raises the bar with its new and convivial gastropub " Woodblock offers rustic, innovative Pacific Northwest fare that is both comforting and indulgent When it comes to new restaurants, the first few months of have treated Seattle pretty well.
And as the trees begin to blossom and the temperatures rise, the restaurant hits just keep on coming The focus will be on local and seasonal food, and the plan is to offer "something for everyone," with a strong cocktail list for date night or drinks with friends and an accessible, rotating menu that the whole family will enjoy Scotch eggs, craft cocktails, and artistic inspiration.
Opening March 18, Woodblock will focus on seasonal fare sourced locally. With snacks like Herb Roasted Olives, to small plates like heirloom carrots with maple syrup, to entrees like braised oxtail butternut squash risotto, Woodblock has something on the menu for everybody. The bar will have a wide selection of spirits, especially from local distilleries like Sun Liquor, Woodinville Whiskey, and Oola Carolyn and Tony Scott are bringing a new craft cocktail bar and restaurant to Redmond.
The seat restaurant, named Woodblock, will be part of the Old Town Lofts building in downtown. The new venture is named Woodblock after the printing style that involves layers of color, just like the layers of food. Woodblock will focus on craft cocktails, including barrel-aged, classic and creative drinks using fresh and local ingredients. The kitchen will utilize Northwest-sourced ingredients. The menu always evolving, utilizing what is freshest and in season, " said co-owner and operator, Tony Scott.
Woodblock will be joined by Kirkland bakery, Hoffman's Bakery, which closed and reopened in the new Redmond location last December.