First of all, pretty good episode. On the edge of my seat, me. And now for a whole lot of bitching: I tell you, the conclusion to this better be damned satisfying. If Russell decides to pull another Deus Ex Machina out of his hat, he will actively have cemented his otherwise undeserved reputation as a hack. And I will demand his head on a spike. And we will walk down the streets of Cardiff yelling "It is not okay to pull an end out of your ass just because you spend all the time building far to much plot. Cut one plot and make a proper end, instead of not even giving a hint to the conclusion until the last five minutes where something that looks far to much like magic is able to beat the millions of enemies in a matter of seconds". Not the catchiest phrases to shout, I admit, but I couldn't come up with a shorter version. It could be "No halfarsing", but that one seems a but vague.
And Russell seems to have run into his old nemesis: Too many ideas and an obsessive desire to use as many as he can possibly squeeze in. It was a pretty good episode, so I don't want to see Russell fuck it up. Not this time. I want to trust him to make a great episode, but, frankly, his trackrecord is not to good when it comes to properly ending finales. And I have trouble trusting a man who sets out to write "The biggest finale ever", in his own words. I mean, if Columbus had said "I am going to discover a new continent", you just know that he would somehow have missed the Americas completely and ended up in India.
What the hell was up with Harriet Jones (Former Primeminister (While we are at it, that running gag should have been cut in The Christmas Invasion))? How the hell did she become some computer illiterates fantasy of a 1337 hacker? And Torchwood, that is just fanwank. Speaking of wanker, I still want Ianto dead. It can be explained if Gwen is connected to Gwynneth from the first season of Doctor Who, and then she can drop dead too. And I really didn't feel anything by the Doctor meeting Rose, mainly because Russell has spend the last two seasons going "Hey, he used to have a companion named Rose, remember her? Well, I do. Let me just casually throw her name in". And then "LOOK OMG LOOK ITS ROSE". I am so tired of her. And if Tennant regenerates into Tennant, Fuck you, Russell. Actually, if he turns into the next Doctor and Russell weasels out of it by resetting the thing again to before Ten regenerated, Fuck You, Russell! Then you will be a coward and a hack, and the entire Who community will brand you as such for the rest of your days, except for the Tennant fangirls, but their only interest in the show is because they want Tennant for some sort of fan-girl breeding program. If the new Doctor is permanent, which I doubt, seeing as Tennant has already filmed the Christmas Special, bravo. You managed to keep it a secret. Even if I would have liked to see Tennant leave in a blaze of glory, instead of a sneaky dalek popping out from behind a nearby bush. And if they continue the DÃ¥rlig Ulv Strand conversation where they left off with the Doctor declaring his love for Rose, Russell will have lost me completely. I am willing to accept "You are magnificent, Rose. May your life be a long and happy one", but no goddamned love! So, I hope that she dies before a declaration of love can happen, because that is the only way to make everyone happy. The shippers can go "He meant to tell her", and the rest of us can go "No he didn't". But we win, because we would never, ever, see Rose Tyler again. I get it Russell, you love your little pet-companion, but Piper left the show two seasons ago. MOVE THE FUCK ON!