The Doctor's speech was definitely the best part of the episode, but I also really enjoyed Clara messing with Bonnie's head - the bit with the mirror was priceless. Kate's "Five rounds rapid" was also a nice, subtle homage to the Brig.
"Is there a word for total screaming genius that sounds modest and a tiny bit sexy?"
All my problems with the story in the first episode were acknowledged and even lampshaded as problems with the actual Zygon insurection.
I think my problem with the story as a whole is simply that it didn't really need to be a two parteer. I was left very unsatisfied for a week because they wanted a cliffhanger.
But I am quite happy with the resulting whole.
(looking forward to the next episode)
Every time the TARDIS materializes in a new location, within the first nanosecond of landing, it analyzes its surroundings calculates a twelve dimensional data map of everything within a thousand mile radius and determines which outer shell would blend in best with the environment.
And then it disguises itself as a Police Telephone Box from 1963.
A much better second half of the story. Loved the fantastic anti-war speech.
"There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream; people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, somewhere else the tea's getting cold. Come on, Ace. We've got work to do."