Rose, Jack, and the Doctor trade lines and crawl all over each other like wiggly puppies explaining that the TARDIS needs to refuel off the leftover energy of Gwyneth's Rift, which, while healed, still gives off all kinds of energy. They've parked on top of the fault and are going to hang out for awhile feeling very proud of themselves and giving off a creepy bisexual threesome vibe (a party to which Mickey himself is aggressively not invited, which is the point of the scene) for a few days before taking off again. "Into time!" shouts Jack, high-fiving Rose. "And space!" the three of them shout, high-fiving all together now. Rose gives a holler. Mickey is grossed out by the dysfunctional back-paddling nastiness of this display, but the Obnoxious Three aren't feeling him on that -- they just keep congratulating themselves. As though they weren't being unsympathetic enough -- and I say this as the very first volunteer to drop-kick Mickey all the way to Scotland -- Jack gives Mickey a "friendly" slap on the cheek. If somebody did that to me they'd come away with hamburger for a hand, which I think would prove massively inconvenient for a space traveler. Captain Jack needs a quick review in personal space. I am here to tell you that I would, if pressed, volunteer for that duty, as well -- but then, I'm naturally quite a helpful person.
They all bundle out into the square, where the Doctor tells the crew and Mickey they've got twenty-four hours to kill. Taking time off from the We Are Super Cool Lording-It-Over-Mickey game, they all have a bit of Excellent conversation about the Big Blue Elephant in the room and why the TARDIS looks like it does, and why people don't seem to care. In brief: "Chameleon Circuit, stuck on '60s police box for no little time now; you could call the police with the phone on the outside and sometimes store miscreants inside; people don't notice because people are stupid." That's an Olde English kind of justice. Jack, of course, thinks that people are staring because they're wondering "what four people could do inside a small wooden box," and again with the bad-touch of the Doctor, which makes them all giggle. Mickey asks Jack whether he's the "Captain of the Innuendo Squad," which, given that Jack has little to do this episode, is fairly funny. But not as funny as Jack's pissy Sign of the Whatever, as invented by Ambular in Clueless. Sassy! The Doctor tells them all to chill -- and Mickey to stop "nagging" -- and they all take off to have the kind of fun you can have in Cardiff, Rose's hand in the Doctor's, and their boys trailing behind.