The whole Teselecta thing was a MASSIVE cop out and an extremely stupid and weak way to end the show’s amazing, otherwise perfect season.
Now for a few positives, just cause.
- I dug the whole “All of history happening at once” thing and the episode was fun.
- Amy saving Rory’s ass
- Amy “proposing” to Rory
- Rose Tyler reference
- The Brigadier’s death. It was very sad but I was happy to see a connection to Classic Who (and in a way that clearly had an impact on The Doctor)
- Train office. I want one.
But from a storytelling standpoint, I feel the episode was a huge, poorly executed disappointment and an absolute failure.
I need to watch it again and see if my opinion changes. Because, trust me. I am the first person to leap to the defense of this show, Steven Moffat’s writing, the fifth series, and especially the sixth series which I think up until the finale was nearly flawless.