Also, is this on purpose? In the first half, River tells the interesting tuxedo man to hold on tight and then she airlocks herself. I really do wish I could believe that this is not a coincidence, but the whole second half is so messy and distracted and silly and strung-together that I really think it is. I think he's just got this limited number of ideas in his head, or wrote them all in a week when he had these particular things going on, and it's all paralleling and matching up in strange incorrect ways, because what's a tic and what's a legit seed planted? I can tell you that, as much as I hate the ending of this episode, with the creepy hypersexualized trauma victim stuff, I have made my piece with that, as discussed previously. And there's a scope to the season that's only now coming into view, and I think it's brilliant if I have even half a clue as to where it's headed. But it's things like that which make me wonder, because maybe it's just dumb. Maybe it's just sound and fury and misogyny.
Bad Wolf Bay. Amy climbs out of the wreckage, once all of this is taken care of, with her eyes closed, which is worth a joke or two but are only really at her expense, so it's not even funny but just kind of, "Amy acts stupid so we can call her stupid, because that's funny." The Doctor explains, this is a little dodgy, that the Crack ate the Angels and thus the Angel in her eyeball never actually existed. But you know how this whole season apparently hinges on what Amy does and does not remember? How we keep going back to that every five minutes? She asks the very important question of why she can remember the various soldiers and things, and the Angels themselves, if they never existed. "You're a time traveler now, Amy. Changes the way you see the universe. Forever!" Oh, well then. Good thing we haven't been worrying at and over that whole deal like this entire time.
And the Crack? The Crack is calmed down for a bit, but "The explosion that caused it is still happening, somewhere out there. Somewhere in time." When is an answer not an answer? When it's presented with a bunch of hocus-pocus, that's when. They wait around for River's pickup back to jail, hoping she has earned her pardon, but it's all sort of sour or at least bittersweet because we know how she dies, and that's weird. Also, she goes, "You, me, handcuffs: Must it always end this way?" I don't know why that's funny, because she does have cuffs at the Library, but she dies in the Library, so I don't really understand." Who was the dude she killed? Why not just tell him? Because it's mysterious!