OK, now we are getting somewhere! The intimacy that has been missing so far this season gets rectified a little bit. I’m happy to see that the Doctor and Amy have maintained the quirks of their personal attractions and friendships over all this time.

The Doctor has a great moment when he explains why he keeps coming back. I make no bones about the fact that I remain lukewarm on Matt Smith as the Doctor, but it is a line only he could deliver.

As for the plot … eh. I am starting to wonder if I am suffering from alien burn out. There are a limited number of ways to make scary aliens in the end.

Now next week, that is a whole different story. I have high high hopes for next week. Rory & Amy depart via the best aliens EVER. I’ve got my fingers crossed.