The second part to last week's Dr. Who, "Day of the Moon," opened at the infamous Area 51 where FBI agent Canton Everett Delaware 3rd (Mark Sheppard) skillfully assembled Dr. Who (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan), Dr. River Song (Alex Kingston), and Rory (Arthur Darvill) in order to find out who the creepy aliens are and how to stop whatever evil they have in mind.
Our favorite Timelord was looking all bearded and a little too much like Charles Manson for my tastes — shave that beard! As the team all got into the TARDIS Amy told the Doctor, re: last week's cliffhanger, that she was wrong, she's not pregnant. (Huh?) The Doctor didn't seem to buy it, either.
The Doctor, in his usual fast-delivery-don't blink-or-you'll-miss-it style informed the group that he had implanted in the palm of their hand a sort of recorder — they should use it whenever they see one of the aliens, for as soon as they turn away from the creature they will have forgotten what they have seen — and the device will not only record their voice, but will light up to remind them that they have recorded a message. Ingenious of course, but also disconcerting, as a flashing palm also suggests that one of the aliens may be closer than they think.
Dr. Who headed off to NASA and Apollo 11 and told the rest of the crew to try and find the little girl in the space suit. "Apollo 11 is your secret weapon?" "No, no, that would be silly. It's Neil Armstrong's foot." Was there a creature on the TARDIS with them all that time? Is it still there? Dr. Who is starting to get a handle on what the monsters are after. "We are not fighting an alien invasion, we're leading a revolution."
Amy and Canton team up and explore an orphanage which they think might have held the child in question. The creepy place, Graystark Orphanage, is visually very reminiscent of Batman's Arkham Asylum. At the orphanage Amy discovers photos of herself with a child in one of the rooms. As she tries to puzzle this out someone in the spacesuit and one of the monsters enters the room and she, quite reasonably, screams. In another part of the orphanage Canton activates his recorder as another alien tells him that the Earth belongs to them, they rule and have no need of weapons. Canton's response? He shoots him.