I should probably spoiler-cut this, for those in other territories who haven't already watched it through back channels.
Lovely bonkers introduction. We had time going mad last year, but this is just that bit madder.
Smallest companion ever?
I was right that "Silence Will Fall" is a threat to the Silence, not by them.
We had two escape hatches for what the Doctor was, one was duly used, so we could all feel clever.
"Pond. Amy Pond."
"The man who dies and dies again. Die one more time."
Time Lords do handfasting?
Special guest Dalek! (And wrecked again, avoiding the 'ew the hump' problem.)
Special guest Silurian! (Silurians popping up in supporting roles is becoming a recurring thing. Which is cool, being a bit Trek with some creatures.)
Special guest Dickens!
Stealth special guest Gatiss!
It IS The Question!
And not being able to call in the Brigadier. Ow.