I was so excited to see him—-I love Mark Williams. And oh my gosh—he's perfect as Rory's dad. I totally buy them as father and son. And I loved the fact that he had a collapsible trowel.
I also really loved the Christmas episode for this season—especially since, with all the nods to Narnia, they paraphrased one of the lines from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" ("What are they teaching children in schools these days?" - In the book, it was "I wonder what they do teach them at these schools.")—I completely nerded out when the Doctor said that.
And—so sad about the Brigadier, but so excited that his daughter has become a character! How cool is that?
However—we just finished "The Power of Three", and I noticed the next episode is called "The Angels Take Manhattan". Now, I know I've mentioned I sequestered myself from Who as much as I could, but for some reason, that title is filling me with dread. My brain seems to remember ignoring a bunch of stuff on Tumblr that may have been related to that episode—or am I making it up? Don't spoil it for me, but my subconscious seems to be having a bit of a freak out. We'll probably be watching that at some point this weekend.