Of course later we bizarrely learned that she had built this nearly indestructible faith in him which is completely nonsensical. Especially given that we learned her childhood experience had been naturally somewhat traumatic after the abandonment by the spaceman in the box and that nobody believed her.
She seemed like the sort of kid who'd hold onto something like that, just out of sheer obstinacy. She's in a place where people tells her she talks funny, she hasn't got parents, and now they tell her she's making up the spaceman? Hell no! She'd grip onto that like grim death - she knows it's true, and screw the rest of them.
Amy made perfect sense to me. Then again, I grew up surrounded by Scots.
What irritated me about the ladder zinger was the mechanism of the ladder itself. The ladder comes down when you put weight on it. The TARDIS is resting on a cloud, tethered by a huge staircase. There doesn't appear to be much movement going on up there, so why on earth would Clara think that standing on the rung and rapping it with an umbrella would cause the ladder to retract? Did the TARDIS hop? Did Clara suddenly lose all mass? Bah.
Edited by Limber, Jan 11, 2013 @ 11:14 PM.