Now, again, symbolically we're in easy territory: The thing that makes Amy special is that she doesn't give a fuck. And in the context of this society, it's essential that she doesn't give a shit. So it's no surprise that Mandy is terrified and Amy -- the newborn, the time traveler for the first time -- doesn't give a shit about her terror. And of course, because she is spunky and -- let's face it -- awesome, she lifts the curtain and the rope and heads right into the tent, silly faces getting angry, while Mandy spouts well-intentioned world-building nonsense ("There's a travel pipe down by the airlocks, if you've got stamps") and Amy woggles eyebrows at her adorably. "Don't mind me, never could resist a Keep Out sign," she says, and scoffs when she hears we don't talk about it: "Because you're not supposed to, you don't? Watch and learn."
Before she's gone there's some Scots humor that you either get or you don't -- "Scotland's got to be here somewhere."/"No. They wanted their own ship."/"Nothing changes." -- that should and almost does reify Amy Scottish-in-Leadworth personality -- as a metaphor for the Doctor from last week -- but not really. They giggle about how the Doctor is her friend and he's a boy but he's not her boyfriend, and she says about her marriage: "A long time ago, tomorrow morning. I wonder what I did." Which is a truly Moffat statement ("long time ago tomorrow") crossed with an arc thought that actually matters but not this week, and finally she throws herself into the tent, where the Hole and thus the Story are located. Proper response if you're taking part in a fairytale, which she is, but needlessly bullshit when the story is not playing by the rules because we have to hit fifty other awesome ideas before there's a point.
You know, chances are if you've read this far you're one of two categories: Trigger-Happy Jack or Drive-By À Go-Go. You know somebody, or love somebody, or are somebody, who is relentlessly negative. They say no to everything. And I don't want to be that guy. I am not that guy. This episode sucks, but that's not a categorical Comic Book Guy no-no-no to everything that happens. That Trigger-Happy Jack is not a role I would ever play. And I feel like in Nerd Country, you're one or the other. Either you say no to everything, or you sit there and listen to that guy say no to everything. You're the victim of the drive-by. As people who love nerds and those Jacks, we get used to it. But that's not how I'm feeling. I believe every week for every show is a chance to be excellent. Regardless of what came before or what comes after. Hating this episode has zero to do with the show before this point and zero to do with what comes after. I don't know if I was clear about that, before. Maybe I thought it went without saying.