Next stop: Captain Latimer's pond. It's really more of a pool than a pond, but then her name wasn't Amelia Pool, was it? He sonics it and talks to himself about how the aliens will get a "full-body scan" of the drowning victim. She hasn't been in there for something like 11 months but they can still scan her? Whatever. Strax shows up at Vastra's request to help the Doctor, but the Doctor is still pretending like he's not really on the case. He's kind of a dick to Strax and sends him away. Clara waves to the Doctor from a window. He shyly waves back. In spite of himself, he agrees to meet her inside. He's too busy arguing with himself to notice the cracks forming on the surface of the pond. He also doesn't notice that Simeon has arrived. Thankfully, Vastra, Jenny and Strax are nearby to keep an eye on things while the Doctor is off being a nervous little boy.
Clara is upstairs, tucking the children in and assuring them that the Doctor will soon arrive to help them. The door creaks open. Clara assumes it's her new friend, but what walks into the room is a woman made of ice. "The children have been very naughty," she says. Clara grabs the children and flees the room. "Imagine her melting," she tells Francesca. Francesca is much too scared to think about that. The Govern-Ice pounds on the door. Only now does the Doctor reveal himself, having been hiding behind a puppet show stage, just waiting for a perfect opportunity to whip out the sonic screwdriver. Because making a comical entrance was more important than a timely one. He shatters the Govern-Ice, much to everybody's relief.
Outside, Simeon unveils something that looks like one of those bladeless Dyson fans. It blows alien snowflakes towards the Latimer house.