"A queen going undercover to investigate her own kingdom?" the Doctor explains to us morons, and all of a sudden there's a whole other meaningless metaphor and pointlessly discarded concept. She bitches about how she's been fighting the power -- which is her -- by not fighting the power -- which is also her -- for ten years, and yet here comes the white male Doctor and isn't he something. There's some bullcrap about how she's older than she looks, because somebody -- Who? Why? -- stopped her aging at some random age or was it some other age, point being she's got this mask, from the first scene where she... Had a mask. So now it means something. Like the water glasses. Liz is like, what's the big deal with my mask? "So what?" And the fucking Doctor goes, "Oh, Liz. So everything."
Because see how it makes things awesome one day, if you're needlessly obfuscatory and jackassy now? It's like foreshadowing, only the shadow comes first causally, and doesn't necessitate or necessarily imply the fore in any way except as pointless manipulation toward a pointless end. "Oh, everybody. So everything." ...Which I won't tell you, or do more than vaguely hint at, because then this shitty episode would be five minutes long.
At this point things get kinda cool, with the Winders "escorting" Liz 10, cool concept vs. cool concept, to the "interior workings" of the starship. One of the Winders, who have no purpose as far as we can tell, flips his human face around to reveal a Smiler face behind his head. Which again, would be cool if we knew what either thing meant beyond vague steampunky futurism, and which more importantly means that you can now buy three toys: The Smiler, the Winder, and the Sminderface toy, which has both. Everybody acts like this escort is a huge infringement even though Liz 10 once again points out that she's the Queen and they're over and over like, "Yeah, it's the Queen that told us to do this, which is you."
They go to the "lowest point of Starship UK," the Tower of London, and she yells at some random Winder we recognize as the guy who's been pulling all the secret shit. What the episode has failed to show us but is now essential to understand is that all of this, the whole episode somehow, has been about getting Liz to the Tower of London so she can do something. Except they didn't do anything but watch her on every camera, and tell her when the Doctor was doing dumb shit with water glasses, and then try to kill her for no reason like eleven times, so she could act like a badass and tell us how a, b, c...n = x she "rules."