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That makes more sense - I misheard Rory's comment after Amy's 'something old/new/borrowed/blue' line; I now think Rory says to Amy's mother "I was plastic" indicating he is the human Rory that Amy grew up with but as you say with the additional memories of Plastic Rory. It's an important line but barely audible!
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I also thought Amelia's house would be similar to the house in The Lodger - that second flight of main stairs in her two storey house always puzzled me. Additionally I now am trying to rationalise Rory's existence in the restored universe. Why is he there and when did he arrive and why did the Nestene create him? - is the Alliance still out there and are they all in Roman Britain wondering why the Doctor hasn't shown up?
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Neil, when the Doctor said her house was too big, Amy did reply that she lived with Aunt Shannon. I never expected part two to start back at the beginning, I never expected Amy to be in the Pandorica, I loved the playing about with time, Moffat had my head spinning and I enjoyed every second of it! I thought the ending was really moving - Amy's delivery of the 'something old/new/borrowed and blue' was perfect, as was the Doctor/River marriage exchange - sparks! Threads are still to be resolved by arcing into next series which I find very refreshing. 'The boy who waited' married 'The girl who waited' a wonderful new and old fairytale and I can't wait for what's to come.
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Now the Doctor really is a mad man in a box. I just hope for once part two doesn't resolve all part one's cliffhangers in the pretitled sequence.
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Okay, I might have exaggerated the 'vastly' (how about 'Lilliputian'?) - still enjoyed your review!!
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I enjoy reading your revues Frank but I think you are vastly over-intellectualising - if not then this show's way over my head!
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Spot-on review. I enjoyed it at surface level, but I just wish the nonsense had some logic to it. There's far too much backslapping (see Confidential - those two bald Dalek operators were more scary then the new Daleks) and not enough script rewrites. Don't like the new Dalek design, not ascetically balanced but I suppose I'll get used to them. They need a Volvo badge on their fronts. I think the thing bugging me most is the timing - everything appears to take place in real time. So for the Doctor and Amy, landing on Starship UK and sorting out the Daleks it's been 1.5 hrs. There's no sense of passage so everything feels rushed. What's wrong with spreading events over a few days or longer to give the stories more scope? That's why 'The Eleventh Hour' worked for me, it spanned 14 years including 20 mins to save the world - it felt grander and it had motion and scale. I mean, why make Amy and Churchill come up with a plan that involves applying alien technology to THREE 1940s Spitfires enabling them to be flown to the dark side of the moon, make multiple attacks on the Dalek saucer to disable the 'electric light switch ray' all within TEN MINUTES before the Germans arrive??? Emotionally bereft evil Daleks build Scottish-android-emotion-controlled-doomsday-bomb. Fairytale = nonsense?? Matt and Karen were again very good but frustratingly let down by a good story with bad plot holes/cracks in time.
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Ooops 'ONE' storey!!
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Great review - that scene with the glass is becoming legendary! Good job the Multiform didn't decide to hide out in the toilet. Why did a two storey house have two flights of stairs? Loved it ;) Loved Matt Smith Loved Karen Gillan I think we are going to be in for one hell of a series!
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