Well, straight after the first decent episode of the series (The Vampires of Venice), we get another goodun.
Matt Smith put in his most consistent performance so far. No, he hasn’t grown on me, but I no longer suffer pain when I see him playing the role. And the script of Amy’s Choice was pretty decent – the twist at the end even fit with the logic of the episode rather than it feeling completely bolted on. A well conceived piece of writing this – and something in there for the thinking viewer too, with the strong references to the philosophical classic of Sophie’s World (in which much is made of Sophie’s Choice).
The plot was based around a sinister ‘dreamlord’ who forces the Doctor and his companions to choose which of two ‘realities’ is the ‘real’ one. We then get interesting psychological games around wish fulfillment and how you should be careful what you wish for. There is great interplay between the Doctor and his companions as Amy has to choose between her lust for the Doctor (and a life of adventure without responsibility) and her love for her boyfriend (with pregnancy, bills to pay and all that other boring stuff).
I love the relationship between Amy and her fiance. They are like the Gold Blend Couple of scifi!