But since this is Doctor Who, the show that tries not to suck and generally succeeds, this isn't the plot-twist obstruction you might think. Rose and the Doctor get into the police car, and Rose grins: "This is a bit posh. If I knew it was gonna be like this -- being arrested -- I'd have done it years ago." The Doctor tells her they're not being arrested; they're going to Downing Street. They laugh, the Doctor because he's crazy and Rose because, as usual, she thinks it's a joke. It finally processes, and she gets giddy. The Doctor's quite proud. Rose: "How come?" The Doctor grudgingly admits that "Mickey" was right, and that he's been noticed with all the coming and going: "They're gathering experts in alien knowledge. And who's the biggest expert of the lot?" He grins, expectantly, and Rose answers off-hand, "Patrick Moore?" The Doctor doesn't even argue: "Apart from him!" Rose laughs at his weird sense of pride, and the Doctor mentions drinking with David Lloyd George (who was a favorite of Prime Minister Asquith's throughout his career, until he forced him out in 1916 and took over, finally resigning as PM in 1922 after solving pension reform for good), and I imagine they enjoyed being obsessed with poor people together. The Doctor asks who the current PM is, and Rose reminds him that she missed a year, but also: if either of them was capable of paying attention to anything whatsoever for more than ten seconds at a go, they would have heard at least one of the ten times we've been told there isn't one, because he vanished. They pull up, the paparazzi and policemen swarm, and the Doctor grins and waves crazily. Rose spares the people a nervous smile, more intimidated by 10 Downing Street.
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.