Am I the only one that screamed a very loud four letter word at the end of this episode? Good. Because this was Doctor Who done right.
We fnally got the pacing correct! I cared about this episode from start to finish. As River Song gives her entrance with a wink at the security cameras and a wonderful abuse of the written language of Gallifrey, I fell in love with her all over again. She. Is. The. Baddest. Give her some rap lyrics and I'll believe every verse. I'm so interested in everything about a future marriage between herself and the Doctor and I love the tension that provides as the younger Doctor tries to deal with someone that knows all his tricks and everything about him. She can fly the Tardis for Pete's sake. (Hey! Pete has a double meaning here! My nerd power is strong!) And she's not jealous of every companion she meets! Bonus!
And the Angels! If you were thinking that Angels would be less frightening the second time around, you've been thinking untrue thoughts. I like fear. I love the Angels. We even got a few new rules this episode. 1. Any image of an Angel will become an Angel. 2. Do not look an Angel in the eye. (The stone dust that leaked from between Amy's fingers was just plain eerie and disgusting. I like being disgusted.) 3. They can inhabit peoples voices. I'm not sure how much of Bob's voice was his and how much was the Angel's so I'll have to do my rewatch soon. Also, 4, the Angel's can deteriorate! Plus two points for that wonderful build up about the two headed creatures.
Lets also throw in plus four points for the magnificent bite the Doctor gave Amy's hand, and also that cute little nose-to-hair thing he did to her. While we are awarding points, I can't help but hand five points to the writer for having a head soldier also be "Father". Yes! "The church moved on" The Doctor says. GOD DAMN thats good. Excuse my language father. Oh and three points seperately for 1, Amy picking on the Doctor fulfilling River's request to be soniced and 2, "Sweetie I need you!" I'm so excited for this marriage.
A+ for the episode, and A+ for making me this excited to see next weeks episode. This show creates so many pockets that can be cashed in later. River Song is an amazing one. And hopefully the Doctor's Daughter will return soon...? She's just one of many.
To be continued? Ellipsis...? I'll have some of both please.