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So. "The Muppets Daleks Angels Take Manhattan". This episode felt really meh to me, and I couldn't figure out why: the writing was good, the acting was good, the Weeping Angels acted more like their original incarnation than in "Time of the Angels"/"Flesh and Stone", Amy and Rory left but didn't die... But something was missing.

Awesome.

Seriously, though: there was nothing Amy and Rory did remotely comparable to the epic greatness of rebooting the universe and the Doctor with the power of imagination, or guarding the Pandorica for 1900 years, or starting a mother-daughter secret agency in the pyramids of Giza to bring down the Silence, or punching Hitler in the face.

(Not that their sacrifices weren't cool. They just weren't AS cool -- and in Amy's case, nothing we hadn't seen before in "Amy's Choice".)

Without the bits of air-punching exhilaration, there was nothing to distract me from obsessively analyzing the plot. While the episode was still on. And it's really hard to handwave when you are making FISTS OF RAGE at the soulless manipulation of the plot (I HATE horror movie story arcs), so that definitely didn't help with the suspension of disbelief.

Honestly? It's Amy "If we're going to die, we're going to die looking like a Peruvian folk band" Pond and her superhero husband! A lack of awesome is practically out of character. I was already sad that they're gone, but I would be even more sad if the episode itself had shown all the amazingness we're going to miss with their departure.
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