a) Wilf. Tell her to lose the phone. Jesus. I hate that kind of incompetence.
b) "You could be beautiful." Rusty's slashing again. Mommy, make him stop.
c) John's eyes are weirdly light in this episode. They looked almost green last episode. I am so engrossed by this show I'm concentrating on John Simm's eye colour.
d) HEE. How does he switch from waaaaay over the top to subtle like that? Also, we almost had an IJSCS.
e) "Worst. rescue. ever." = Comic Book Guy reference?
f) I feel like at least one of those Masters should really hate being ordered about. They're all the Master, right? So they should not be fond of someone exerting their authority on them. Even if it's themself.
g) David Tennant's bringing his A-game again.
h) This is extra cheesy and I hate it.
i) Blending comedy and drama: you do not know how to do it, please stop trying.
j) Goodbye spiky green aliens, you were pointless and I won't miss you.
k) I am brilliant, hear me roar! I may or may not be an apparition or hologram, since I am not moving from this spot, and I am instead letting you zap me to death!
l) Wow, way to go with dignity, Ten. I knew you could be a dick, but really?
m) As much as I have always loved David Tennant, I confess I haven't always liked Ten --- but I thought he was better than this. He's making Wilf feel bad that he's going to live and the Doctor will die? The Doctor doesn't die, he regenerates. All that he was still exists in some form. Wilf would simply die. You fucking douche, Doctor.
n) Infodump! This is called super lazy writing, with bonus wankery.
o) Okay, I'm one of the few who always liked Mickey, but, again --- really? And, also, yes Martha is an awesome gun-toting free-lance --- but the truly important thing we need to know is that she's married. Gag.
p) Jack, yay!
q) I love you, Russell Tovey. I love you, Jessica Hynes. You're both kind of unnecessary, but it was nice seeing you.
r) And of course. Rose. How very obvious. Excuse me while I go vomit.
s) The universe sounds like Aled Jones.
t) This is crazy overwrought. Nine didn't get any of this.
u) I wish Eleven had been a girl. His 'ewww' voice made me want to punch him in the nose.
v) I like Rusty's decision to blow his TARDIS set up --- "If I can't play with it, no one can!" --- okay, so chances are this was a joint Rusty/Moffat decision, but talk about overkill.
w) You know what, I remain confused. What happened to The Master? I must have blinked and missed the exposition.
x) Who was the woman in white?
y) I have issues with how Donna was handled. She was never given the opportunity to reclaim all she learned. She got to get married and win the lottery, but not to know how brilliant she could be. Rusty's misogyny astounds me.
z) I truly think Rusty's an amazingly shit writer. Sorry, guys. I am not at all sad he's gone. He sets up the idea of Many Masters and then squanders it, completely. It was eradicated with a flick of a wrist, for Christ's sakes. If you're going to set up something that complex to film, capitalise on it. (Many Masters were needed to bring the Time Lords back, you cry. So? I yell back. It didn't mean anything!) I am worried about Moffat for sure, because he has very obvious flaws, some of which overlap with Rusty's (too reliant on archetypes, always injects unneeded romance, fond of telling the same story again and again), but he gives good dialogue and he's written some great episodes of Doctor Who so far. I don't know why I continue to torture myself with this show, but, well, clearly I do.
:þ) I wonder if John Simm will ever be back?