Amy is left standing there in the TARDIS's wake, tears rolling down her cheeks. She turns to River and wants to know what the Doctor said. She picks up a gun and aims it at her. River tells her to concentrate because the TARDIS's translation matrix takes some time with the written word. Amy looks at the concentric circles, which remain unreadable to her. She keeps the gun on River. River says Gallifreyan doesn't translate. Must be hell to sign your checks with all those fancy circles, too. River picks up Lorna's prayer leaf and hands it to Amy. "It's your daughter's name, in the language of the forest," River says. "Except they don't have a word for pond, because the only water in the forest is the river." River promises her that the Doctor will find her daughter. Amy finally looks down at the prayer leaf as the words shimmer and coalesce into River Song's name. "It's me," River says to her parents. "I'm Melody. I'm your daughter."
Rory and Amy stare at her, too stunned to speak, and we have weeks and weeks yet to wring our hands and rail at the universe for making us wait to find out what happens next.
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