I continue on with my undying love of David Tennant and will now show you the first Who episode that made me cry like a baby. I’m talking about an ugly, nose running, sobbing uncontrollably kind of cry. This episode completely did me in. We only had Eccleston for one Series (the Brits don’t call them Seasons – deal with it), so after three Series with Tennant, I had become quite attached. As did Rose. And as did The Doctor to Rose. Clearly. Now, this wasn’t when we were all going to have to say goodbye to The Doctor, but it was the episode where Rose did. She had only spent one series with the new face, but she had become accustomed to it (sorry, not sorry) and accustomed to life with The Doctor. The clip below is from the second of a two-parter and in this two-part Series Finale we got to see Daleks and Cybermen together for the first time ever. We got to see how important the Companion is to The Doctor. And we get to see Rose, in a final act of bravery, save the World, save her Doctor and end up in the parallel universe forever.
And with the bridge closed and the wall between them forever, the sadness in his face killed me.
However, he is a Time Lord and in a grand and romantic gesture, while “burning up a sun just to say goodbye,” he visits Rose one last time.
It’s beautiful and heartbreaking and wonderful.
Now let’s move along to something more lighthearted. Donna Noble. Catherine Tate is a fantastic British comedienne and her dynamic with The Doctor was a nice break from the Romeo & Juliet – ness of the Ten and Rose. These two had some hysterical moments together for sure, as demonstrated in her horrible charade skills:
She also became the most important woman in the universe, when we became the Doctor Donna, half human / half Time Lord, and defeated the Daleks:
But in the end being half human and half Time Lord proved to be too much for her and we have another heartbreaking goodbye to an awesome companion, when The Doctor wipes her mind and returns her home to be the Best Temp in Cheswick.
Thank you Donna Noble … for bringing so much humor and humanity to Doctor Who. One of the best companions ever, for sure.
That’s it for this time. Next time we say goodbye to Tennant and hello to Smith. My two favorite doctors for sure, for very different reasons.
Thanks again!! Allons-Y!!