Now I should break here to comment on the arrival of Jenna-Louise Coleman’s companion, Oswin Oswald, junior entertainer manager of the Alaska. I was shocked to see her so soon, and that her name wasn’t Clara or Carmen as some sites were claiming she would be called. She did debut to the musical accompaniment of Georges Bizet’s Carmen though so I guess that’s something. She’s playing Alaska survivor, Asylum holdout, and human hacker leading The Doctor and his companions remotely about the planet. Also, she bakes soufflés. Also, The Doctor played the triangle in the original recording of Carmen.
It turns out that the Asylum is protected by this nanotech iCloud that turns any matter, living or dead, into a Dalek. So if you stay on the planet too long, longer than 45 minutes plus commercials, you turn into a Dalek-puppet and serve the Dalek Empire as a defender of the Dalek planet. Pretty smart, but not good for our Doctor and Co., who seem to have lost one of their LED wrist band protectors. It was Amy. Good going Moffat, it’s always the woman who loses stuff right?
There is a great moment when, all alone, Rory bumps into a degenerated Dalek and thinks the spheres on their sides are called “eggs” and tries to help put them back before realizing, “eggs” is just the first bit of “exterminate” if you say it real slow like. Sorry bro. Also, it seems that Oswin is an Eleven/Rory shipper calling them the Chin and the Nose, so that’s a bit of brevity for the arc-ness of this story.
So Amy is slowly changing to a Dalek meat puppet and can’t remember asking The Doctor what’s going on, because the iCloud slowly eat away your memories to save for human impersonation all the while adding cold hatred to make you a better Dalek. She now sees Daleks not as Daleks, but as people, dancing in the hallways. The Doctor quickly reunites Rory with Amy, telling them to fix their marriage while he runs off to save the day.
Now this, this is the part that I think is the best. Not for any cool effects, funny one-liners, or anything like that, but because it gives humanity to the companions. See if you agree with me. When The Doctor leaves the Pond’s he tells Rory that the Daleks are subtracting love and adding hate, so he has to keep giving Amy memories of love to stall the change. Rory decides it would be best if she wore his bracelet because he believes that throughout their time he has always loved her more than she’s loved him. That his love kept him waiting 2000 years outside the Pandorica so it should be strong enough to keep him from changing into a Dalek. Amy is floored by this and decries him explaining that at Demon’s Run she not only had a child they never got to raise or even celebrate the pregnancy of, that she was also rendered infertile. Since she could never give Rory the children he wanted to have, she gave him up so he could have a better life. She gave him up out of love.