Instead of the source of the sound or anything, the Doctor comes upon a family rushing into its bomb shelter. These are the Lloyds. They're fat and obnoxious and they have some stupid kids, and they don't really matter right now. The Doctor does find it kind of cute when the dad yells up at the German planes for always coming during dinner: "Germans never eat!" Once they're all inside, bitching at each other, the young woman from before -- the one who knew about the creepy phone call -- appears and heads inside, not knowing that the Doctor's watching her. Inside, she checks out the house and then snags a bunch of cans out of the cupboards. Not the most compelling place for a commercial break, little girls breaking and entering the homes of the obnoxious and fat. Nevertheless. The breaks are almost all one scene behind where they'd make sense; it's strange. Thanks, SciFi. Instead of wondering if the Doctor was going to find Rose or a little creepy kid, we get to think about how hungry the Newsies probably really were.
Now Rose is suspended "hundreds of feet" "above" "London," "hanging on" for "dear life" to the "zeppelin" rope. She screams, as the planes fly past, but it's really incredibly pretty. Not real in any way, but if you can get your brain out of the farm roads and into the grid of, like, Michel Gondry World, it's really gorgeous. I don't know if it's intended to be this artificial and pretty, or if it's just low-budget that turned out to be appealing, but I could look at it all day.
Segue. Captain Jack Harkness, an American soldier of a certain hotness, watches Rose from a balcony where some kind of to-do is to-doing. The RAF Squadron 133 was formed 1 August 1941, and assigned squadron code MD. The group responds to the sirens with total readiness, and begins piling downstairs toward the shelter. Captain Jack's still watching the girl hanging from the balloon. A British soldier, name of Algy, comes to ask Captain Jack if he's going down to the shelter, which he'd be doing if he wasn't off on "some silly guard duty." Seeing the balloon, he laughs and asks if the RAF boys don't "use them for target practice." As Algy takes off for patrol, Captain Jack zooms his very high-tech binoculars on Rose's jeans: "Excellent bottom." Algy turns back with a clever grin on his face: "I say, old man, there's a time and a place." He advises Captain Jack again to get out of the bombs. "Sorry, old man," laughs Captain Jack, and there's an awkward close-up where nothing happens except he grins and his chin is very cleft and he's terribly silly, altogether, this Captain Jack fellow. "I've gotta go and meet a girl...but you've got an excellent bottom too," he says, slapping the ass of Algy, who laughs.