The second part of this season’s premier episode (also written by Steven Moffat) left me just as frustrated yet mentally stimulated as the first part (which you can read about here).
The Doctor, Amy, Rory, and River are still in America, alongside Canton Everett Delaware III yet again. President Nixon makes another appearance as well. Still our heroes are trying to overcome The Silence (which I found out this episode is singularized into “Silent.”) The black marks shown on The Doctor, Amy, Rory, and Rivers skin which caused much speculation after being spotted in the Season 6 Trailer, are explained. We are also given more clues as to the identity of the mysterious “astronaut.” In fact, one of these clues, featured at the very end of the episode is enough to make any Whovian go crazy. We’re also shown a little bit more on River Song’s identity, though the long anticipated full reveal is still in our future.
I have to make a comment on the beard. In the promotions for this episode, Matt Smith is shown chained up, obviously for a while due to the amount of facial hair. But I swear, he looks like Jesus with this beard. Kind of funny... if you think about it, don't the Doctor and Jesus have something in common? They're both considered saviors of all mankind.
My feelings at the end of this episode? Extrememly frustrated and anxious for next week. But I really appreciate a show that no matter how much is makes your brain want to explode, really makes you think. There is so much mindless television out there nowadays. I'm really thankful that I've found a program that tests my brainpower!
The amount of new theories that this episode has already spawned is quite unnerving, but that's Whovians for you!
Until next week, DFTBA!