On the hangar floor, the Doctor's army appears to be getting ready to leave. Melody fusses at the TARDIS's whooshy noises. Amy's practically carrying her on her shoulder like a boom box. Seems a little high for a baby, but I don't know babies. Jenny and Strax join them and say Avery and his men have returned to their proper time. Jenny notices the baby crying. "Give her to me, you fools, she needs changing!" says Strax. "I just changed her," Amy says. She thinks the baby's just hungry. Strax says he can produce "magnificent quantities of lactic fluid" for the baby, punctuating this statement by grabbing his chest. The Doctor comes out of the TARDIS with a wooden rocking cradle, inscribed with alien symbols. A glowing mobile dangles over the top. Amy notes that it looks really old. "Doctor, do you have children?" Amy asks. "No," he says without looking at her. He busies himself with getting Melody situated in the cradle. "Have you ever had children?" Amy asks. Instead of answering, he talks to the baby about his hair, which she apparently finds quite remarkable. Amy asks who the cradle belonged to, but the Doctor is saved from answering when Vastra calls him up to the comm room.
The Doctor turns to go, saying they can't leave until he figures out what the base is for. Amy says this is where they've been holding her. He hugs her again (with the Last Centurion's permission) and says she was on the TARDIS in spirit. When she saw Kovarian's face, it was reality bleeding through. The Doctor thinks they took her just before they went to America. He's still hugging her. Rory goes over to separate them, the little party pooper, and wonders how they could have been projecting a "control signal" into the TARDIS this whole time. "They're very clever," the Doctor says. You know what's not clever? All this standing around and just talking. I feel like I'm recapping Smallville again. Amy and Rory wonder why someone would want their baby. "Is there anything you're not telling us?" Rory asks the Doctor. "You knew Amy was real [and] you never said." The Doctor gives them an odd smile. "I couldn't be sure they weren't listening." Amy begs him to tell them something, anything. This is, after all, their baby. "It's mine," the Doctor says. Rory looks like he's going to poop himself. The Doctor clarifies that he was talking about the cradle and finally goes off to the comm room. At this point, Strax marches in with Lorna at gunpoint, saying he found "it" listening at the door.