The Doctor walks down the street, looking at all the wacky banners and stuff ("THE ALIENS HAVE LANDED"; "WELCOME TO OUR WORLD"), and one of the revelers calls down to him to join them. Higher up, Mickey emerges onto a balcony, smells a show, and then notices the Doctor looking at the signs ("ELLO ET!") and nearing the TARDIS. Mickey tears off down to the street, smelly shoes in hand. The very excited Doctor enters the TARDIS and runs around, smacking buttons, the whole routine, huge grin on his face. Mickey comes tearing out of the flats, screaming "Oi, Doctor!," eventually running directly into a corrugated iron wall as the TARDIS disappears. He brushes himself off, looking around to see if anybody noticed -- the embarrassing bounce off the wall? Not the magically disappearing phone booth? -- and it occurs to me that Mickey might not even know that Rose is back. How sad! Inside the now-vortexing TARDIS, the Doctor smacks his console with a mallet and then, so overjoyed by the excitement he's out of his mind, kisses the mallet and stares up like a boy.
Inside the very-defended 10 Downing Street, Harriet brings Indra a cup of coffee. She giggles at him and they talk about how this is just another way for her to curry favor. "Damn, you've seen through my cunning plan," she smiles. I like her a lot. Indra apologizes for busting her, and once again underscores the impossibility of her getting any work done in the middle of a UFO incursion. Harriet: "I don't get many chance to walk these corridors. I'm hardly one of the babes, just a faithful backbencher. And I know we've had a brave new world land right on our doorstep, and that's wonderful. I think that's..." She breathes a beat, just long enough to demonstrate she's quite right, and concludes, "Probably wonderful. Nevertheless, ordinary life keeps ticking away." She brings out a folder and tells Indra that she needs to enter it on the docket. The three fat, farting alien officials come out of the Cabinet Room, and Harriet asks acting-PM Green if he can put her paper (on "cottage hospitals" being included in "centers of excellence," due to her mother being in the Flydale infirmary) on the agenda, but Green (and your humble recapper) only understands about every fifth word. He tells her to "get some perspective," and rushes off with his alien friends. All three of them pull ugly faces as they leave, and Indra follows them out. Left alone outside the Cabinet Room, Harriet does what any wise politician would do, and sneaks inside. She drops the folder on a stack of papers, and then decides to put it inside the attaché case instead. Curious, she pulls out the Emergency Protocols brief, and begins to read. Her eyebrows go, "Oh dear," but her eyes are too freaked out to talk much.