I'm a philosophy student that tends to post about really serious things unseriously and about really unserious things seriously.
I was once described as a "beautiful, intelligent iguana".
The Doctor just loses it, gets to cry and mourn his best friends. He doesn’t even think about the angel. Who does?
She has to stand there and stare at the thing that just essentially killed her parents right in front of her, and she can’t blink, and can’t look away, because the Doctor isn’t able to think about that right now, and she has to protect them both.
That actually reminds me of the scene from this season after River Song broker her arm, and Amy was asking her why she didn’t say anything about it and she replied with something about how around the doctor you just have to “keep up appearances” or something to that effect. Like, in the series, River Song has to keep her shit together, because the Doctor just has free flying emotions at times.