I still haven’t seen ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’ yet (so please don’t spoil it for me), and a review is thus forthcoming. In the meantime let’s look at the this-really-is-getting-old-and-the-joke-is-wearing-thin egg reference in ‘The Power of Three’.
We do have the rather egg-like appearance of the episode’s token villain. I still think he looks like the spawn of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, but that’s not to detract from his resemblance to something that’s just dropped out of a chicken.
Anyway, insofar as non-visual links are concerned, here’s Brian.
To be precise:
“What if they’re bombs? Billions of tiny bombs? Or transport capsules maybe, with a mini robot inside. Or deadly hard drives. Or alien eggs? Or messages needing decoding. Or they’re all parts of a bigger whole. Jigsaw puzzles that need fitting together. “
The crucial line of this little monologue occurs at 3:09. The episode is called ‘The power of three’. Three squared is nine. Cubes are square. This episode is (sort of) about cubes. And – depending on who you ask – it takes three minutes to soft-boil an egg.
Layers on top of layers on top of layers! And while we’re on cubes, Gareth sent me this…
And now I’m hungry.