Agreed. Moffat is responsible for the best of the best when it comes to the new series. "Blink" was fantastic, as was "The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances", and, shockingly enough, "The Girl in the Fireplace" beat out Douglas Adams and "City of Death" for the title of my favorite Doctor Who episode of all time. 2010 can't come fast enough.
"I could drown the pain, and drink upon commuter trains, and here you stand in eastern standard time" - Mike Doughty
It's funny that you mention that "Girl in the Fireplace" for you bests "City of Death," which is an absolute triumph of not only the Graham Williams era, but of the classic series as a whole, because, really, at least IMO, there's so much from the new 'WHO' that completely outshines the classic series, while at the same time, capitalizing on all that has been developed.
Modern 'WHO' doesn't try to diminish the original series in any way; rather, it takes the mythos of the series to a whole new dimension. And I LOVE the fact that the current series isn't afraid to reference the past, and finds a great medium to where the past isn't some fanboy-fetish. I think that actually has a lot to do with Russell T. Davis. To boot, the foundation he's set for Steven Moffat is solid all-around.
I'm gonna have to get used to referring to the current series as Moffat 'WHO' eventually, as I'm usually accustomed to discussing 'WHO' in the present as Russell T. 'WHO!' If 'Blink,' 'Girl in the Fireplace,' and 'Empty Child/Doctor Dances' are but a glimpse of what we all have in store for us (and most likely, or inevitably, a new Doctor), the future of what I think is the best show on television is brighter than the brilliance of the Eye of Harmony itself!
BTW-- How soon do all of us Whovians start speculation on who succeeds David Tennant as the 11th Doctor? Hmmm...
I thought the first episode was kind of weak but this isn't one of the reasons. Terminators don't bide their time. If she was going to turn on them then they'd all be dead as soon as John brought her back.