Asylum of the Daleks talk begins now so don't read further unless you've seen the episode!
*ahem. So good start! Rousing bit of intrigue! Here are my thoughts for your consideration!
*Nice to see Skaro again.
*Amy and Rory's divorce is a bit of a jump from the end of "Pond Life," but then again, the end of "Pond Life" was also a bit of a jump. While I understand the reasoning behind their divorce, it would have been nice to see a bit of foreshadowing prior. They hardly talk about the one baby they did have, so why is suddenly not being able to have another such a big deal?
*Oh my god ... I need to buy the casting director of this show a beer, because seriously ... Jenna-Louise Cole may actually be hotter than Karen Gillian. Maybe I just have a soft-spot for brunettes wearing red dresses, but Jesus. It's like everyone cast in the Moffat-era is incredibly sexy. Smith, Gillian, Darvill, and now Coleman.
*And speaking of Coleman ... holy shit, did not see her appearing this early in the show. Granted, she may be Osmin now, and then later playing a different character (Clara) later, but still ... Moffat you clever git.
But this does bring in some interesting questions. If we are to assume that Coleman-the-companion will be the same character as we saw today, how is it that she will be introduced? Two possibilities 1. Timey-wimey stuff happens and the Doctor saves her from her Dalek hell. B) The Doctor encounters her prior to boarding the Alaska and crashing on the Asylum.
The former is certainly a possibility, but I'm hesitant about the latter if only because that will just lead to a River Song 2.0 plot, seeing as how we all fall in love with this character only to know of her tragic fate in the future.
Still though, while I expected there to be some fucked up twist at the end of the episode, I was not expecting the reveal of her being a fully transformed Dalek. That was emotionally scarring stuff there. I hurt for her at that point. Ugggh.
Your thoughts, ladies and gents?
There comes a time, Time Lord, when every lonely boy must learn to dance.