Whilst watching "Nightmare in Silver", I realized what was in the Doctor's room: Mr. Clever with the TARDIS. (And yes, I know Nightmare in Silver took place many years after The God Complex.)
The Doctor even said New York is "the city that never sleeps". Apparently the city just decided to take a nap that night.
When watching the first Doctor try to ditch his companions back on Earth, this is how I felt the scene was really going down.
His name is Susan and he wants you to respect his life choices.
Have You Ever Hurrped So Hard You Derped?