I promised myself that I wouldn’t cry. I think I made it about half-way through before I started tearing up. By the last ten minutes I was sobbing uncontrollably.
If you haven’t read one of the many recaps of this episode drifting around online, let me give you a quick (spoiler free-ish) summary:
The Doctor, Amy, & Rory are in modern day New York City. The weeping angels show up, and decide to time zap Rory (send him back in time). The remainder of the episode is all about getting to Rory and dealing with the angels. Also, there’s great use of the Statue of Liberty.
Would this episode have required as many tissues if we (the viewers) hadn’t known that this was the Pond’s final episode? I don’t think it would’ve. There were so many rumors circulating, “Amy & Rory die,” “Amy & Rory end up in a situation that prevents them from ever returning,” well, you get the idea. Normally, an episode like this, I’d be sitting there, waiting for the impossible, but logical solution. However, knowing the theories swirling around, I found myself expecting each turn of events to be the very sad solution.
This season has definitely made me a bigger fan of Matt Smith as the Doctor. It’s taken me awhile to really warm up to him, but this season has been excellent. Also, I think this is the first time that a companion has departed, and I’m actually excited to see the new companion. Of course, it helps that the new companion was absolutely adorable and charming in her first episode at the start of the season.
I can’t wait for the rest of the season!