FINALLY! Finally this stupid separation storyline has come to an end! Hallelujah! I'm still not thrilled about the whole LokSat plotline, but at least with Castle and Beckett working together it might be a bit more interesting.
Also, Castle's plan of them pretending to split and still working together in secret is what so many fanfic authors suggested and it makes so much more sense than what actually happened. If they had done that, it would have been far more interesting to watch. And I'd be on board if they do go down that route when the show comes back in January.
I do think that he forgave her awfully quickly though. It felt like the writers realised this plot was stupid and had to wrap it up quickly without any fallout. And while I selfishly like that cos I want my happy Caskett back, the lazy writing does bother me.
I must admit that I haven't been as excited for the Christmas special as other people have been. I'm not a huge fan of Twelve and while I absolutely love River, I'm not sure how much I want them together. I ship Eleven/River so hard and while I know they're still the same person deep down, I've always seen a bit more of a distinction between the different Doctors than just their appearance and superficial mannerisms. So I'm not sure how I'll react to Twelve/River.
But I'm trying to keep an open mind and these new pictures are definitely doing a good job of piquing my interest! I love the red dress and the fact that she's wearing a ring!
I'm still undecided as to which option I prefer regarding River not knowing who he is at the start of the episode. Either a really great reveal moment when she realises this man is her husband. Or it turns out that she knew all along. Maybe the Doctor assumes she doesn't recognise him, so she just goes along with it, and then partway through something happens that shows she knows and he's all "You knew it was me all along?" And she just kinda rolls her eyes, like "Of course I knew it was you, you idiot. You think I wouldn't recognise my own husband?"