Captain Jack emerges onto nothing, and unwraps the champagne; Rose, wigged, comes out after with two glasses. They are standing in front of the face of Big Ben. Rose laughs and nervously mumbles, "I'm standing on something..." He chuckles and flicks a switch on some other wonderful device, and the ship appears under their feet. Rose is hilarious: "Okay. You have an invisible spaceship. Tethered up to Big Ben, for some reason." He says that the first rule of "active camouflage" is to park somewhere you'll remember. Captain Jack pops the cork, and Rose gasps, and he laughs and fills their glasses.
Less debonair: Limehouse. Nancy hurries across train tracks, into a house where she starts with the bag of food. She feels the Doctor watching her from the doorway, and turns: "How'd you follow me here?" She's wearing a cloak, kind of, and carrying food, right? "I'm good at following, me. Got the nose for it," says the Doctor. Nancy is suspicious, and says that people can't usually follow her if she doesn't want them to. "My nose has special powers," says the Doctor, and she very nearly tells him what a big nose he has. He pushes, but she won't tell him, teasing, "Nothing! Do your ears have special powers too?" He's very calm: "What're you trying to say?" What big ears you have! Why The Doctor, I think you've just been Bad Wolfed for this episode. "Goodnight, Mister," she says, ending the conversation and possibly (I'm told) making reference to a weird playground game called "What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?" Which I like, because of the "time" aspect. I dunno, though. I just know it's dinner time. Nancy turns away, and the Doctor presses her: "Nancy. There's something chasing you and the other kids. Looks like a boy and it isn't a boy, and it started about a month ago, right?" Yes. He keeps asking. "There was a bomb," she admits. "A bomb that wasn't a bomb. Fell the other end of Limehouse Green Station." He tells her to take him, and she warns him that there are soldiers and barbed wire guarding it. "You'll never get through," she says, earning the usual response from the Doctor: "Try me!" She tells him to go see the doctor first, and he laughs to himself about how confusing it all is.
Rose and Captain Jack, meanwhile, are drinking champagne on top of the spaceship when she finally stands: "You know, it's getting a bit late. I should really be getting back." Captain Jack protests that they're discussing business, and she smiles: "This isn't business. This is champagne." He stands, too, and approaches her: "I try never to discuss business with a clear head." After a beat, he asks directly if she's authorized to negotiate: "I have something for the Time Agency -- something they'd like to buy. Are you empowered to make payment?" She says that she'll need to talk to her Companion: "I should really be getting back to him." Captain Jack gets jealous, and Rose laughs: "Do you have the time?" Without even pausing, he flicks another switch, and Big Ben lights up behind them. That's hot. She mutters to herself, "That was flash -- that was on the flash side."