So it’s been seen and enjoyed. I was very happy with this episode. It wasn’t perfect, lacking a bit at times on the story, and the actual alien threat was dealt with way too easily, but I liked the scenes showing the Pond-Williams’ at home doing their thing. I liked that we saw them trying to move to a life beyond traveling with the Doctor, and I liked the return of Rory’s father. The revelation that, by their subjective status, they’d been traveling with the Doctor for ten years was something of a surprise, but one that I enjoyed. It was also nice to have the Zygons mentioned, even if we didn’t see them, though I suppose technically, we did.
The only problem I had, in fact, was that the whole thing was resolved with the Doctor waving his
magic wand sonic screwdriver and fixing everything. I’m also 99% sure that restarting people’s hearts a: Does Not Work That Way, and b: would still result in 1/3 of the world’s population having brain damage from having been “dead” for several minutes.
But those complaints aside, I was indeed very pleased, and I really am looking forward to seeing next week’s episode, though I dread the thought of a Statue of Liberty weeping angel. I hope to heaven they don’t do it, but I’m pretty sure the temptation will be too large to resist.