Alright, piper, explain to me what happens in the gap between episode one and two of the current season. How is the Doctor captured? Why is he captured? How is it that he sits there in captivity for three months when he has the President of the United States on his side? Is it just me, or is Moffat doing a terrible job connecting the dots of his labyrinth plots?
He's captured because (spoilers ahoy!) The silents have been controlling humans with pre-hypnotic suggestion since the dawn of man, I think the capture was a scheme devised by Delaware and The Doctor so they can build that room out that substance we've somehow never heard of before, so they can set their plan into action. There's a ton of plotholes with that i'm unable to explain (was this really the only way they could convince agents to get enough of this magic blocks?), and I would love to find out what Amy, Rory, Dr. Song and (prior to his "capture") The Doctor were doing for three months, but it was damn entertaining nonetheless. My big question out of the episode is "why can Amy's daughter regenerate?" Because "Doctor Who" is basically a kid's show (not in America obviously), I doubt she (knowingly, anyway) cheated on Rory, who she adores, with The Doctor. Is it River? or a reborn Romana? Or both?
On the subject of "Love & Monsters", when I first saw that episode, I hated
it. Upon later viewings, I now believe its charming and adorable, despite its flaws. We get to see, for once (or at least in further details. "Rose" did
have that nerd with that website after all), how the Doctor is seen by the average humans he doesn't directly interact with (like companions, or UNIT, or his friends-of-the-week): He's basically a myth that is surrounded by uncertainty, a man who keeps popping up in history, someone who it would be reasonable for a tinhat society made up of lovable misfits to obsess over.