Writer: Steven Moffatt
Director: Adam Smith
Producer: Tracie Simpson
Series: 5, eps 4 and 5
Companions: Amy Pond (Karen Gillan, River Song (Alex Kingston)
Summary: The Doctor and Amy find River Song floating adrift in space. She takes them to the planet Alfava Metraxis, where the spacecraft Byzantium has crashed. They are met by Father Octavian and his militarized clerics. They also discover that the craft has imprisoned a Weeping Angel. The Doctor learns that River Song has a diary that she has kept of all the times she has met the Doctor, all of which are out of order. Amy finds the Angel, and it leaves an imprint on her eye. But that which holds the image of an angel will become an angel as well. Can they escape?
Review: When I saw River Song’s first appearance, I was instantly intrigued. She trusted the Doctor implicitly, but she also admitted that the Doctor lies. She seemed to know the Doctor so intimately. I liked how the story added more to the Angel’s lore. The episode was suspenseful throughout, but the scene where you actually see them move kinda ruins things. Other than that, I liked it.
Overall Review: 9/10
Continuity: This episode is a direct sequel to “Blink”, the first appearance of the Weeping Angels. It is meant to be an earlier point in River Song’s timeline than her first appearance.