Well I bet the TARDIS didn’t unlock the doors for her because she knew what River was planning and totally approved of the trickery.
And then in this episode, when she gets telepathically linked to Clara, she’s corporeal within the mind conference, and then Clara is telepathically linked to Sexy, so that allows Sexy to finally transmit River in a corporeal form, hence The Doctor being able to grab her arm and kiss her. (But, Sexy refused to make this intimate moment viewable to Strax, Jenny, and Vastra.)
“Sexy knows where to go, don’t you, Dear?”
“Sexy?” Clara deadpanned.
“Sexy!” The Doctor chirped. “That’s her name, isn’t it, Old Girl?” He caressed the time rotor and the brakes groaned.
“So, Sexy and a wife?” Clara continued, the toes of her shoes stabbing the backs of The Doctor’s boots as she followed so closely behind him.
Pairings: References pertaining to The Doctor/River and Amy/Rory
Characters: River Song and the TARDIS
Summary: The TARDIS can’t stand The Doctor’s newest companion and she needs to rant, so she seeks out the only person that can hear her out.
Warnings: Mild spoilers for “Hide.”
Usually the TARDIS’s telepathic connection—a unique link that had formed back in utero—gave River a gooey feeling inside, the way she used to feel in her second incarnation, when Amelia would play with her hair and if she closed her eyes, she could pretend that she was really the child she was pretending to be and Amelia was her mother, the proper age a mother should be relative to her daughter, and that she was intentionally acting as a mother, instead of a best friend. But this time the TARDIS’s connection was sharp, like static electricity, occasionally causing River to wince and touch a finger or two to her temple.
“The only mystery worth solving” my time rotors! What is he thinking? At least he hasn’t given her a key yet.
“Or what?” River said, chuckling just a bit. “You’ll change the locks?”