Rose watches her parents making a scene. The bride -- the point of the wedding, after all -- is standing on their other side. The shouting is done, and Jackie's just sad, too many times and too many lies. You can see the lights going out of her. And this was the last day? No wonder. I feel bad about every single thing I've ever said about her. Nobody should live like this. Nobody should have to. "I'm not listening," Jackie says, about our Rose. "It's just the duffel coats all over again." Pete promises that things will get better soon, like he always does, and puts his hand on her shoulder, and she complains: "I've had enough of all your daft schemes -- I never know where the next meal's coming from." She's made a list. You don't ever win out once they've made the list. "I'll get it right, love," he pleads. "One day soon, I'll get it right." Rose watches them, smiling softly, and Mickey comes running around the corner, screaming about monsters coming to eat everyone. The friends of the bride laugh -- "Is it aliens?" -- and Mickey runs into the church. Rose stares as if she knows him; she takes space monsters (and time monsters) more seriously than anyone else.
The Doctor finally arrives, shouting Rose's name. She stands, back to his approach, and smiles, satisfied. She turns, and her smile says, "Fantastic." She doesn't hear the panic in his voice: "Get in the church!" Rose follows the Doctor's gaze up, to her left, and sees a thing. It's a bit buglike for my taste -- I would have liked it to be more gargoyle-y -- but it's very, very creepy, dancing around like a dragon, with a dragon head and wings, and many legs. Rose screams as it bears down, and the Doctor knocks her to the ground. He rushes her into the church, the crowd trying to get inside, as well, and another beast appears. One of Sarah's friends asks an Excellent Question. Some of the people that were already inside the church come out to see what the deal is, and scream. The Doctor orders everyone inside. Stuart obeys the Doctor's voice, but Sonny tries to run for it. A beast lands atop him, covering him with its wings so that we don't see what happens next. It's totally scary. Sarah tries for the church doors, and a beast comes down between her and the door. The thing turns for a priest instead, and the Doctor gets everyone else inside.