The Steward is in his office bitching at Control: "Well, what was it? I'm just getting green lights at this end." He lies over the PA that it's "gravity pockets" causing the turbulence, and then yells that he's hosted "all sorts of events" on Platforms One, Three, Six, and Fifteen and has "never felt the slightest tremor." He expresses concern over the litigiousness of the rich, and as he continues to try to figure out what's going on, a spider makes its way down the wall. "I don't know what they look like!" he yells, and then notices a spider rattling around near his coffee mug. "I imagine they might look rather like that..." He asks the spider how it got on board, given that there were no small robotic spiders on the guest list. The spider is like, "Ahem, check under Chesney -- that's my ex-husband's name?" The spider presses a button on the Steward's console, and the voice of Platform One says, "Sun filter deactivated." The Steward starts screaming as the invisible filter keeping the supernova heat off his neck starts to drop, letting in the light and sizzling along the walls. He screams and screams and then dies. Outside, the spider escapes through an air vent.
The guests are still in the gallery, chatting with each other, and we pan past the Moxx of Balhoon telling the Face of Bo,"Indubitably, this is the Bad Wolf scenario. I find the relative laxity of the ongoing multiverse..." but as interesting as this sounds to us, we don't get to hear anything else, because Doctor and Rose enter. He's suspicious: "I know gravity pockets, and they don't feel like that." Tree Lady Jabe approaches, and the Doctor asks her what she thinks about it: "The engines, they pitched up about 30 hertz, is that dodgy or what?" Jabe's like, "The sounds of metal don't make sense, ever," and the Doctor smiles wonderfully: "Where's the engine room?" She doesn't know, but the maintenance duct (quite reminiscent of the mannequin room) just happens to be located near the Cheem suite. She offers to show the Doctor and his -- indicating Rose -- wife. "She's not my wife," says the Doctor. Partner? Concubine? Prostitute? Finally, Rose is like, "Whatever I am, it must be invisible. Do you mind?" After a second, Rose tells them that they can go "pollinate," and that she'll be fine catching up with family. "Quick word with Michael Jackson," she snorts, heading for Cassandra. The Doctor tells Rose not to start a fight, and offers his arm to Jabe: "I'm all yours." Rose turns back, smiling but piqued, and says she wants the Doctor home by midnight. He grins outrageously as they leave the gallery. Earth Death in fifteen minutes.