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2.04 The Girl in the Fireplace

Yes. Well. What can I say? A good and enjoyable episode, if a little jumbled up in places (half the time I didn't know what was going on) and very bittersweet at the end. Poor Doctor.


And poor Rose! What is going on with her and Ten? Definitely not what was going on with her and Nine, that's for sure. 'Dancing' with Reinette...bad Ten! Bad, bad Ten!

Rose, that single tear. She looked so lost and forlorn, and utterly devoid of hope when he didn't return. Actually, she seemed quite ill at ease all through the episode, and who can blame her? One minute, she's happy, safe and secure with Nine (they were solid, right?), then he goes and regenerates on her and starts chasing after other women. Bye-bye soulmate, hello show-off!

Pretending to be drunk Doctor was kind of funny -- but one thing I'll never get is why baddies always stop in their tracks, allow themselves to be distracted, and stand around to listen to whatever the good guy's blathering on about instead of just getting on with it and (in this case) slicing up Rose and Mickey and Mme de Pompadour.

Yay! for Arthur, the way he crashed through that mirror. That'll do, horsey, that'll do!

Mickey -- love him.

Glad all was explained at the end, when it transpired that the ship was called the SS Madame de Pompadour. So that's why they wanted her brain for their computer, and no one else's would do.


All in all, it was a bit silly, wasn't it?

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river_soul
May. 10th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
OMG I miss nine. I miss him and his love for ROSE and WTF is up with Ten? Ugh. I don't want to hate DT but I'm getting close, oh so very close at the moment. My poor, poor Rose!

Rose did seem to have grown up a bit in this episode. She was jealous but she, umm, hid it well? I mean we didn't get any childish moments but some really great ones with her comforting the lady.

You can just see Rose is missing nine, that she wants him back. Makes me all wibbly.
gamiila
May. 10th, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
The relationship between Rose and The Doctor certainly has changed a lot with his regeneration. I'm sure she must miss Nine, the way he respected her and relied on her. Ten doesn't seem to need her as much in order to connect to others - he's not as damaged, not as desperate, and not as deep...and if she doesn't miss him, I do!