The hole ends in a chamber filled with rusty old Daleks. Rory wakes up in the middle of them and just about poops his pants. The Daleks remain silent and still. After a bit, Rory gets up the courage to poke one of them. It doesn't react. Feeling braver, he sets out to explore the chamber.
Meanwhile, up on the surface, Harvey leads the Doctor and Amy to one of the Alaska's escape pods in search of rescue equipment. He explains that the ship crashed two days ago, which conflicts with Oswin's year-long stranding. The pod is filled with decaying corpses, all wearing white parkas like Harvey. That his former shipmates are all dead is quite a shock to Harvey, who says he spoke to them not two hours earlier. Then he remembers: "Oh, of course. I died outside. The cold preserved my body. I forgot about dying." An eyestalk pokes out of his forehead. Oh, it's so creepy and awesome. They shove Harvey through an airlock. The Doctor laughs at the cleverness of the nanocloud for turning organic matter into puppets. He's so busy with his exposition that it takes him a moment to realize the corpses have begun moving. Zombie Dalek flesh puppets shamble toward them. Amy and the Doctor fight their way past their gristly, grisly attackers and into the safety of the cockpit. There should have been a whole episode dedicated to an introduction to the Dalek flesh puppets. That would have allowed more time for the true horror of it to really sink in. It would also have given the Doctor enough time to be worried about things like the insidiousness of the nanocloud and Daleks being able to invisibly infiltrate whole worlds.
Oswin's voice greets them. She makes a snarky remark about the Doctor's prominent chin. They flirt a bit through the monitor, but the Doctor's still puzzled about how she's hacking into everything. At this point, although Oswin has been able to see everything from her position, nobody but the viewers at home have seen her. With Oswin's guidance, they work on finding an escape route through the bottom of the cockpit. The Doctor presses Amy about her problems with Rory. "It's not one of those things you can fix like you can fix your bow tie," she says. She chalks up to "just life," the thing that happens between their adventures with the Doctor. Just as they get the escape hatch open, they discover that Amy has lost her protective bracelet. One of the puppets pulled it off during the scuffle.