Commercial break in a normal place. Good.
Rose wakes up in Captain Jack's bed, and stares around. "You got lights in here?" is her reply to his asking after her health. They say hello to each other a billion more times and laugh about how self-consciously cutesy the whole thing is. Rose: "So, um...who're you supposed to be, then?" He shows her his ID, and she calls him a liar: "This is psychic paper. It tells me whatever you want it to tell me." He asks how she would know that, and she says there are two reasons: "One, I have a friend who uses this all the time. And two, you just handed me a piece of paper telling me you're single and you work out." He snatches it back: "Tricky thing, psychic paper." She smiles and agrees that you can't "let your mind wander" when you're handing it over. Of course, she then hands it over, and Captain Jack reads: "Oh, you 'sort of' have a boyfriend called Mickey Smith, but you consider yourself to be 'footloose and fancy-free.' Actually, the word you use is 'available' -- and another one: 'very.'" She laughs, embarrassed, throughout this little speech, and finally stands: "Shall we try and get along without the psychic paper?" He agrees. She begins to inspect his ship. "Very...'Spock,'" she says, checking his eyes for recognition, but he's got no clue. "Guessing you're not a local boy, then," she adds. Captain Jack scans her for alien tech with a wrist computer: "A cell phone, a liquid crystal watch, and fabrics that won't be around for at least another two decades...guessing you're not a local girl." They grin and are very clever.
Rose reaches out to touch something, and then gasps in pain -- her hands are burnt from the rope experience. Captain Jack asks to see her hands as she freaks out over how they're just parked invisibly in midair. She sits: "Why?" He says please, so she relents, and he runs a scanner over them. Offhandedly, he tells her to stop acting: "I know exactly who you are; I can spot a Time Agent a mile away." She repeats it, bewildered: "'Time Agent'?" Captain Jack: "I've been expecting one of you guys to show up -- though not, I must say, by barrage balloon. Do you often travel that way?" She smiles and admits that she's sometimes swept off her feet: "...By balloons." Awkward. Captain Jack wraps his scarf around Rose's wrists and asks her to be still, and leans over her to hit a button. They catch each other's eyes, what with the proximity and bondage, and then something bleeps and golden lights appear around her hands. You may or may not hear Captain Jack explain, depending on what you're watching and where, that these are "nanogenes." Subatomic robots all through the ship's air supply. Rose watches, impressed and pleased, as the nanogenes repair her hands. Captain Jack hits the button again, and they are gone: "They just repaired three layers of your skin." She tells him to thank them, and she and Captain Jack laugh. Some internal clock of Captain Jack's goes "bing," and he grabs a bottle of champagne so that they can "get down to business." He presses a button, and steps appear to the roof of his spaceship; he calls back to Rose to grab the glasses.