Err, yeah, up again. Some sort of action might be needed.
Whatever action I take, it needs to be more effective than this:
Not really OK
The helpful sign at the bus stop, which is meant to tell people when the next bus is coming seems to be in some kind of test mode which involves it stating that something called FC is apparently OK, rather than displaying anything actually useful.
 Though it often gets confused, deciding that a bus that hasn’t appeared yet has already gone, or that the next bus is twenty minutes away, causing people to say “sod that”, and start walking, only to see the bus shoot past them two minutes later. It may just be displaying what time the bus should arrive rather than doing anything clever like monitoring the actual progress of buses as they move around, which makes it no more useful than the printed timetable. And sometimes it helpfully displays the message “please use timetable”. And this footnote is getting far too long, so I suppose I’ll stop muttering about it now.
Well, bother. I really should have been a smart-arse and mentioned my theory about River Song’s identity, because I was 110% right. There was a hint I’d picked up on in an earlier episode which did indeed turn out to be the relevant one. And I won’t say any more about that until tomorrow to allow for people watching later.
But yes, that was big, bold and featured lots of old friends. Big bangs, big fights, lots of action, lots of misdirection, and lots of tying in to the events of the opening two-parter. And of course, suitably cliffhangery, as expected, though more of a “please resolve this storyline” cliffhanger than an “oh noes, how will they get out of that” one. Which is probably just as well, because the next episode won’t be on until September.
Oh, and according to the caption at the end, that next episode will be called “Let’s Kill Hitler”, which sounds like a bit of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff.
More on this tomorrow, or thereabouts.
 Apologies to any crazy furriners reading this, I know that you may be a week or two behind, so this site will not be a spoiler-free zone for you.
OK, the mid-series finale is about half an hour away, and at least some of the mysteries should be cleared up soon.
We will find out who River Song actually is, but Steven Moffat has hinted that what we’ll find out may not be the whole answer we’ve been waiting for since she first appeared in that library three years ago. I’ve got a guess, but I’m keeping it to myself to avoid embarrassment.
From the various preview clips and trailers on the BBC site, we know some of what’s going to happen. The Doctor is going to rescue Amy, and he’s not coming alone.
But the rest is in the hands of Steven Moffat – expect the unexpected. And even then, you’re likely to be surprised.
Oh yeah, and one thing I am sure of – there’s going to be a monumental cliffhanger that will keep everyone guessing until September, when the second part of series six begins.