I like manipulative Doctor. Reminded me of the Seventh Doctor
I feel bad for skipping all the other discussion just so I can reply to this. But this is exactly what I thought of as well. The Doctor got those guys to help him so easily.
As for the episode itself, I enjoyed it immensely. I realize it was kind of reset at the end of the episode, but that didn't bother me. To be honest it didn't really bother me in Voyager either.
The stand out for me was the Library. I hope we see that room again, although I realize we probably won't. And oh yeah, I loved that we finally glimpsed the swimming pool we've heard so much about. Too bad we couldn't see the garage though, be funny if he had a bunch of cars and various classic alien ships loaded about.