Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens

Wow. Another great episode written by Stephan Moffett, though I had a few quibbles with it.

Building on so many plot threads of the season, the Pandorica was first mentioned in the Weeping Angels two-parter by River Song.  Supposedly it contains the worst creature in the universe, a creature that frightens even the worst races of the galaxy, such as the Daleks, the Cybermen, and the Sontarans. As a side note, I don't know how the Sontarans are considered among the worst.  It's not like they can hit anything with their weapons.  Of course, the same can be said of the Daleks and the Cybermen, so maybe worst means worst shots.

At any rate, when River mentioned the Pandorica, the Doctor blew it off as a myth, but this episode shows that it is no children's story.  The episode ends on quite the cliffhanger, with the revelation of what's in the Pandorica, and River trapped away from both the Doctor and Amy, and with Amy's fate revealed, we are going screaming into the series finale.

Now, my quibble.  I knew something had been bothering me when I watched the episode, but it took a comment by someone else who'd seen the episode to make me realize what it was.  River, in searching Amy's house, found a picture of Amy standing with Rory who was dressed up for Halloween or a fancy dress party or something like that.  Given what's happened to Rory, how could that picture be there?  In addition, how could she remember Rory's last name later in the episode?  I trust Moffatt, so I'm sure there's a reason.  Moffatt seems to be inclined to make the Doctor more fallable, so I suspect it will turn out that the Doctor is wrong as to what happened to Rory and that will explain my problem with the episode.

Problem aside, this was a great episode and does nothing so much as make me anxious for the finale.