Back at the flat, three policemen are explaining this newest twist to Jackie: "...All I can say is, your daughter and her 'companion' might be in a position to help the country. We'll need to know how she made contact with this man...if he is a man." One of the policemen is rather fat, and his belly rumbles. He sends the other cops out and asks to be left there with Mrs. Tyler. Great.
In the confusion, Harriet slips back down the stairs and into the room where the "alien experts" are gathering to meet with Asquith. She flashes her ID at the cop outside ("Harriet Jones, MP Flydale North") and then tries to mingle. Indra comes in and gets very official, conducting the group into another room and reminding them to keep their IDs visible. He gives the Doctor an ID card, but apologizes that the Doctor's "Companion" doesn't have clearance. I wonder if that's how totally Indra read up on this particular alert, or if it's just a coincidence. The Doctor complains that he goes nowhere without Rose, and Indra shakes his head: "You're the Code Nine, not her." Harriet appears, to Indra's renewed annoyance, as he and the Doctor continue to fight about it. For somebody named "Ganesh," he's really not helping much. Rose tells the Doctor not to worry about it, and he tells her not to get into any trouble. Not likely. Harriet bugs Indra once more -- this time, though, it's about the farting aliens and the skin suits, but she acts exactly as urgent-slash-British about it -- and then she takes Rose from him with a "Let me be of some use." Under her breath, Harriet gets awesome: "Walk with me. Just keep walking...Don't look 'round! Harriet Jones, MP Flydale North." She shows even Rose her ID.
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So the experts are sitting down for their brief, and the Doctor enters last, sitting in the back of the room as Green and Asquith take the podium. He picks up a booklet from his chair and reads it incredibly quickly.
Harriet wigs out on Rose in a corridor: "This friend of yours...he's an expert, is that right? He knows about...aliens?" Harriet's having a time. Rose asks why she wants to know, and Harriet finally just breaks down. Rose comforts her awkwardly.