One comment on the upcoming episode:
NO RIVER! PLEASE NO RIVER! PLEASE LET THAT STORYLINE DIE! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!
That is all.
Sorry, no it isn’t. There’s more. Re-watching S5 is reminding me how much I love the original River and how much I despise what came after. I can’t take the melodrama, I can’t take the femme-fatale guff. I know, at one time I thought Twelve and River were a good match. It doesn’t matter; River has fallen so far, there’s no way to bring her back and make it right. Evil or heroic, any River in this episode will kill the whole season.
The poor gal has already died twice. Just let her go.