Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Richard Senior
River: "Doctor, you and your secrets. You'll be the death of me."
Oh, River if you only knew. Actually, come to think of it, at least one version of River is not that far off from her own demise as we managed to sneak a peek at a version of River and the Doctor on their way to the Singing Towers of Darillium. You just know that's a plot we're going to have to actually see on screen within the next two years. I don't think Steven Moffat can put it off for much longer.
As for the rest of the Rivers, I'm surprised none of them twigged there was more than one version of them on the TARDIS but it led to some amusingly comic scenes when the Doctor was trying to deal with all three of them. Equally as interesting was our present version of the Doctor talking about River with his future self.
The last moments with just the Doctor and River have a lovely poignancy to them. It's been quite a madcap ride with these two but this little scene does seem to indicate that River is getting closer and closer to her fate in the Library and that is sad to think about.
- The second River taunted Sontarans about attending a hen night. They always seem to get ridiculed, don't they?
- Also the first River was told to check the bulb on the top. Amy asked about that in Meanwhile In The TARDIS Scene 1.
- Like Jack, River's mind was excited at the prospect of multiple Doctors. I swear if those ever meet, the Doctor is going to have his (wandering) hands full.
- Chronology, this picks up from where First Night left off.
The best of the scenes - delightful flirting, brilliant dialogue, a superb performance from both Matt Smith and Alex Kingston and some hints to the future. Thanks Moffat for this delight.
Rating: 10 out of 10