As I mentioned earlier, this episode really brought the fact that Matt Smith can damn well act to my attention again. He was good throughout the episode but what makes me say that is the powerful final scene, in which Amy and Rory leave the TARDIS before their travelling kills them or changes them irreversibly (as happened with Donna, Rose, Adric...the list goes on). It was one of a few out of many supposedly emotional scenes in Doctor Who that nearly moved me to tears (which is rare, to say the least). Probably what stopped me from breaking down entirely was the presence of an 1970s E-type Jaguar roadster (not my favourite model but certainly my favourite car), which shows that Rory and I share a taste in cars. As a result, I was rather distracted from the rest of the scene as I wished to see more of the car (indeed, I was practically pawing at the screen).
I thought this was one of the best episodes we've had so far during the last half of series six. I realise there's only been four to choose from but in my mind it's this or "Let's Kill Hitler". For the first time in weeks, I am eagerly anticipating the next episode as opposed to expecting a let-down.
Normally at this point, I'd recommend that you see the episode if you hadn't already but during the course of this review I've spoiled most of the good stuff (and if you ignored my spoiler warning I'm not even sorry) so all I can really say is, that was a cracking episode, wasn't it?