Me: (after being relatively quiet during the episode). Aaargh! Why didn’t they kill him off? He can’t be knighted, he’s not a citizen!
DH: Why not? Jack Ryan was.
DH: Patriot Games. It was honorary too. (smiles)
I know I indicated I was not planning to watch this one because of Chris Noth, but my family had been asking all week when it was going to be on. Then today, they were reminding me it was going to be on, so I agreed to watch and went in spoiler free.
It was better than I had expected, not a Cyberman in sight! Yes, a mention and Jack should have yelled at her about that but I digress.
Regrading the apparent amnesia about Daleks, I ranted about that earlier so DD and I started listing all the people who would remember starting with Wilf . She also said that most governments would have a secrets book where they would have that info and were probably now freaking out seeing them rolled out on TV.
On point 3, I had a hard time seeing the character and not the actress. I kept switching between seeing Fanny Dashwood and Brutus in Julius Caesar .
When was it established that they could survive outside of their shells? Was that a NuWho thing?
I liked all the callbacks too (and no Cybermen!). Avoid “The Time of the Doctor” if you want to keep the creepiness of the Silence intact.
I agree. It would have been nice to see them adjusting to the new situation. It is too bad they didn’t go with someone from another time period or another planet.
An aside: I did appreciate with tptb did with the promos for the show with the commercial that was introducing the Daleks. First time I saw it, it took a split second to register that it was not going to be another watch commercial.