I've been sitting here for the past thirty minutes and change trying to process the End of Time part 2.
From comments I've been seeing so far, I think I'm going to be in the minority in saying that I don't think I liked it, and I can't really point to why.
It seemed...kinda boring, really. And people did things that just didn't make sense, because the plot demanded they do them that way.
While I liked revisiting a lot of old friends in the end, and was glad they weren't all pulled in and jammed into the plot like last year, I just felt completely emotionally disconnected from it all. I actually think I prefer last year's finale to this one.
I really wish I knew what it was, but I just was not emotionally invested in tonight's episode, and it's bugging the hell out of me.
Which isn't to say there wasn't stuff I liked, but something just seemed to be missing.
Ten and Wilf were awesome in almost every scene, and they have great chemistry. The explanation of the drums was pretty good, I thought.
What if Wilfred only knocked three times? Heck, he knew the prophecy, I would've made sure not to do it four times...
The vault was such a convolutedly silly device that doesn't make any rational sense to me, and trapping Ten inside was just so forced.
Bringing the Time Lords back was cool, but somehow wasted. To have them show up and be grumpy then sent away just seems like such a missed opportunity from all the build up. But I understand how bringing them back for good (Which part of me wants) would change things a LOT.
I want to like this, I want to LOVE it, and maybe when I sit back and rewatch all the specials on DVD in a month, all will be well.
Maybe it's from what feels like years of build up, and knowing what was coming that I just couldn't get into it? *shrug*