Scary wasn't it?
On one level I was grateful for the light outside the hotel window streaming in (HLW and I were getting a night away for silly conversations even if we got no further than a classy 4-star hotel in Nottingham city centre). But this should so have been airing in the autumn / winter... Curtains drawn, heating on, darkness outside...
Oh well. Balmy spring it is.
Won't stop me pulling this story out come the autumn when I can snuggle under the flicker of artificial light and the darkness of external streets peeping through the closed curtains.
So, anyway. River Song is back: with her 'meeting the Doctors out of sequence'; with her lack of foreknowledge about what Ten, and thus Eleven, know about her future ("spoilers"); with her great bloody dress and shoes; with her 'prison' history; with her brilliant fending of Amy's questions on behalf of us: it is indeed far more complicated than the simple answer.
Things I loved:
- the 'sweetie' boxed message crossing 12,000 years
- the explanation of the infamous 'voorp, vroop' noise that the TARDIS makes as it wheezily lands (and Eleven's impression!)
- the Church as military
- the realisation about the two-headed residents had single-headed statues... uh-oh...
- what an image of an angel can become... [someone has been watching 'Ringu'!]
- Amy's post-Angel encounter hallucinations: freaky FREAKY!
- Scared/sacred Bob
- River Song's Christian Louboutin shoes (ably spotted by HLW within split seconds. And I thought I was the one who liked shoes...)
Telegraph - Gavin Fuller
Behind the Sofa: Stuart Ian Burns
Behind the Sofa: Frank Collins
Behind the Sofa -> Two Minute Time Lord Podcast: Neil Perryman
 Stuart Ian Burns nails this:
When he [the Doctor] re-greets River we see the implications in his eyes, it’s as though Tenth is still in there somewhere looking out and remembering her fate and knowing that for all the history of his future she has literally in her hand, he sees her final end each time he looks at her but mustn’t offer any spoilers.Just a beautiful description.
 Again, SIB nails it when he describes Moffat "effectively turn[ing] Pond into a sort of walking Gallifrey Base, voicing our ideas of who River Song is..."