Rose finds the Doctor near the soccer goal where Tom disappeared, moving his hands around and feeling the energy. He crouches on the grass. As Rose runs down toward him, a car stutters to a halt in the middle of the street. A road guy named Kel props his broom up against his white van and approaches the car: "There you go, fifth today. Not natural, is it?" They talk about how it's the street or something doing it, and push the car together. Rose appears at the car, and though Kel tells her that they're okay, she pitches in pushing it. Past a certain place in the road, the car springs to life, causing Kel to drop to the street. He brushes himself off as the guy drives away, telling Rose that this has been happening all week. "Since those children started going missing?" she asks. He shrugs: "Suppose so."
The Doctor giggles, the energy tickling his hands. Tom's Dad appears behind him with his hands in his pockets, suspicious. "What's your game?" The Doctor spins around to look at him: "My... um... Snakes and Ladders? Quite good at... Squash. Reasonable..." Tom's not impressed. "I'm being facetious, aren't I? There's no call for it."
Rose and Kel walk along together as Kel reiterates how the cars keep dying, which is driving the council nuts: "They've given this street the works, renamed it... I've been tarmacking every pothole..." He's proud of the work he's done: "And all that is because that Olympic Torch comes right by the end of this close. Just down there. Everything's got to be perfect, ain't it? Only it ain't." The old lady, Maeve, appears and starts talking crazy: "It takes 'em when they're playing." Rose asks what it is, and just then Trish -- the little girl Chloe's mom -- looks out from her front door. Maeve keeps talking: "Danny, Jane, Dale...snatched in the blink of an eye." The Doctor arrives, backing away from Tom's very violently suspicious dad. "I'm a police officer! I've got a badge, and...and a police car! You don't have to get -- I can prove it! Just hold on..." While he fishes around for the psychic paper, Tom's dad explains that there has been a bunch of cops around all week, and that the Doctor's unlike them. Tom's dad has no idea. The Doctor points at Rose: "See, look! I've got a colleague! Lewis." She gives him a wink like the coppers do, I guess, and Tom's dad notes that Rose looks less like a cop than the Doctor does. "Training. New recruit. It was either that or hairdressing." She grins up at him instead of punching him in the balls. He finally finds and brandishes the psychic paper at Tom's dad: "VoilÃ !"