I really liked this episode when I first finished watching it, but after giving it some time to ricochet around in my head, it started to fall apart a bit for me as a fully executed story.
Since we've had about a season and a half to get comfortable with the new kids, we thought now might be a good time to compare the two lead male detectives to see how they stack up against one another.
This story, the Ponds' last, was one of love and choices, and it rested almost entirely on Amy and Rory.
This was my favorite episode of the season up until the end, which seemed a bit rushed and tacked-on.
This was an episode about war, and the products of war, and what fear does to people. And despite the light moments here and there, it dealt with some pretty heavy stuff.
Now here's the Doctor we know and love! The second episode of Season 7 was a fun, sass-filled romp with just enough dark around the edges to keep us intrigued.
Just like people sometimes keep dating jerks when they know they shouldn't, we sometimes can't stop ourselves from hate-watching shows that make us cringe and shout and roll our eyes.