So if the world isn't ready for lizards -- which is already a depressing resolution that makes this entire two hours pretty much hopeless ("Any chance of peace? No? Fuck it") -- then here's the compromise. In a story with the balls to say, "I have the answer to Palestine," this is what we're going with: Wait a thousand years, and then come back up. Surely by how Elliot (?) will have gotten everybody ready through the power of "legend, or prophesy, or religion," that lizard people are coming up from the earth in 3020 and are going to need a place to stay. As though this were not annoying -- not to say "shockingly retarded" -- enough, you got Elliot nodding his insufferable horrible little head going, "Yeah. I get you."
Absolutely the most horrible part of the entire two-hours. "Yeah, I get you." Like he's the only one capable of really "getting" that idiotic plan, don't worry he'll convince the adults and the entirety of earth about this plan, with a sort of sly eye-narrowing complicity of spirit that is just so grotesquely... I wish I had a drill so I could go inside my TV and slap the living shit out of that kid. Awful.
More science talk and running around, and but then there's another problem, because Mack still isn't decontaminated from the mutant virus. Granddad makes peace with the idea of sleeping with lizards for a thousand years, but only after a few more potshots at Ambrose -- "You mustn't blame her, she only did what she thought was right" -- and then randomly Nasreen decides to stay with him. Since they are blowing up her jolly big hole and thus she has nothing to live for. At least that's what I hoped she meant, but then she goes, "I've got what I was digging for. I can't leave when I've only just found it!" And I do believe what she means is heterosexual coitus with one mutated Tony Mack, I do honestly believe that's what we're supposed to take away from this. "It doesn't matter that you're locking me in stasis for a thousand years or just blew up my life's work, because I found LOVE."
Anyway, they say to come look for them in a thousand years, which for a time traveler you could do, really, any time -- not that I'm asking for this to be a three-parter -- and the voiceover of Eldane tells us, once again, what just happened: "So, the Doctor sent our warriors back to their rest on the promise of future harmony with humans."
The Doctor sends Ambrose up to the TARDIS sickbay and gets Elliot and Mo all strapped in, but then suddenly the Crack appears. Quick flash-by of every single time the Crack has ever appeared on the show, just in case you forgot how they do that every week and may have forgotten that there is an arc to this whole season, just like a grownup would write, and finally the Doctor gets so bored of the Crack, and angry at the Weeping Angels and Patient Zero for laughing at him about it, as well as every other bad guy, that he, um... Sticks his hand in the Crack.