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Reacting, I guess

I am confused. More because of all the threads left dangling and the "bits" that had nothing close to an explanation, that came off as hallucination more than anything else. Just take the scene where Amy is in the attic and a face we never see again looks through a window in a door -- a door that a minute later has no window.

Maybe -- maybe the entire sequence from when she sees the Silence hanging from the ceiling like bats to waking up in their hideout (or whatever it was) was her hallucination. It would explain a lot and how she seemed to have lost a couple of days the other characters didn't lose. Assuming the Silence (singular Silent?) was telling the truth.

Were the photos by the bed still there when the Doctor and Rory showed up? I guess either the photo of Amy with the baby was gone, or they didn't inspect the room.

I was confused by why Amy told the Doctor about the supposed-actual-supposed-Schrodinger's Pregnancy before she told Rory, but M. reminded me that the Silent in the restroom told her to tell the Doctor "what he must know and what he must never know", which instruction wouldn't help me very much but apparently was clear to Amy.

So I don't feel that I've learned a damned thing, other than that the Silence exist and there's a child running around now who can regenerate. Maybe.

As for the ethical issues -- don't even ask.

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wickedgillie
May. 2nd, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
Sometimes, I think Moffat channels Ten. Somewhere, someone is asking him "WTF??" and he's pulling out his hair and shouting back, "I'm clever, damnit!!!"

I believe this is another series where we're supposed to be mid-series finale where he'll look very smug as he beats us over the head with a montage of all the clues he's peppered into the previous 12 episodes. This works brilliantly for Sherlock. Not so much for DW, especially when compared to the subtle-by-contrast arcs of Uncle Rusty. Right now, I feel like I have whiplash.

That said, I *will* congratulate Moffat for FINALLY taking note that one should not sacrifice character for plot. There were character beats in both parts that actually made the whosawhuh??? more palatable. And despite some issues, I am enjoying the first two episodes of S6 MUCH more than the first two of S5. Of course, some of it has to do with Rory the Roman being SMOKING HOT in his retro brainy specs. I need icons, damnit!
np_complete
May. 2nd, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
Rory the Roman (hee!) is just plain hot, specs or not. I keep thinking more could/should be made of his having lived 2000 years. Although I liked that exchange between him and the Doctor:

"It'd be like kicking the Romans out of Rome!"
"Rome fell."
"I know. I was there."
"So was I."
earlgreytea68
May. 2nd, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
I don't think that we were supposed to have learned anything at all. The entire two-parter seems to have just set up a series-long arc, in the most frustrating way possible.
np_complete
May. 2nd, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
Frustrating, indeed! Argh!
glory_jean
May. 2nd, 2011 07:11 am (UTC)
I'm pretty convinced that we have -once again- seen the end and the beginning of the series at once.

...And as I predicted it's given me a headache.

I sincerely hope the regenerating child is something cool plot-wise and not something that will make sigh.
np_complete
May. 2nd, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
It seems to me that when you have to parse whether an inconsistency is bad stagecraft or a Deliberate Clue, the creator is being far too enigmatic. You shouldn't *have* to seriously wonder whether the entire show is the imagination of an autistic boy looking into a snow globe.
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