John PottsAmy was trying womanfully to revive her husband, the Doctor just sat and watched - couldn't he have done the heart compressions while Amy did the breathing?
Not only that, but when Rory comes back and starts coughing, no water comes out of his lungs? And I don't understand why they took the time to carry him into the Tardis before trying to resuscitate him. I think that whole scene was only written for emotional effect and none of the practical details were paid attention to. As much as it might have annoyed some people, though, I have to say the long pause after Amy had given up and the long shot on Rory's body in the Tardis actually had me worried he was actually dead, which is not an easy task given how many times each of these characters has died or nearly died, so kudos to the editor/director there.
So the reason Rory started choking when removed from stasis was because he was effectively drowned when put in stasis in the first place. And the TARDIS with all its tech and gadgetry doesn't have any sort of, I don't know, futuristic medical tools and things that might be of some use in resusitating a drowning victim?
Yeah, I didn't understand why the Doctor couldn't help Abigail with her incurable disease in Christmas Carol, either. I don't understand what capabilities he has when it comes to medicine-y type things. He has little bio-gadgets a la the red lights he implanted in everyone's hands in Day of the Moon, he can scan for pregnancy, can mess with the genetics of the Dalek's creations in Evolution of the Daleks, and can cure pretty much every disease by mixing together a bunch of brightly colored solutions in New Earth, and yet he can't save a drowning victim or someone with an unspecified disease like Abigail. It seems like he can do really high-tech and biochemistry-related things, but not anything biomechanical or less high-tech?
I thought the editing on the episode was kind of weird, which hurt the building of suspense and sense of danger. And I also thought that there were too many implausible leaps of understanding--how did the Doctor know that he wasn't killing them all when he told them to go with the Siren?
But overall it wasn't a bad episode and the concept was cool--I love when everything is not as it seems and everyone has their beliefs challenged. Loved how the Doctor kept telling everyone to ignore his latest theory every 5 minutes.
Edited by sparklegem, May 7, 2011 @ 3:55 PM.