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2.13 Doomsday

I missed the beginning of Doctor Who last night, and was probably so put out by that I couldn't really get into the rest. Even the Dalek-Cybermen bitch-fest couldn't interest me (I started doing my nails halfway through) and I repeatedly got up to get myself a coffee or check up on what was happening elsewhere. I did tear up a little when it got to the end, but that was it, really...

But now that I've watched it again, and given it my undivided attention, I can only concur with everyone else who has said that it was a brilliant episode, full of action and drama..and yes, maybe just a little bit of cheese; but cheese is good, cheese is wonderful.

- Oh Mickey, how you've grown! Can you really be that same scared-out-of-his-wits-Mickey that clung to Rose we met in Rose, or defeatist-Mickey who refused the chance to come with in World War Three? The fight against the Cybermen in Zeppelinville has done you the world of good.

- Good to see Jake again, if only for a few seconds. However, when he burst through the door together with a Cyberman, and they both started firing their guns at Daleks, I didn't know what was going on. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, I suppose.

- On first viewing, I thought the bickering back and forth between the Dalek and the Cybermen a bit tedious - now I think it's bloody brilliant.
- You are superior in only one respect.
- Which is?
- You are better at dying.

Actually, when you come to think of it, they're better at one other thing too: they can touch things, and don't need to force other species to open up metal boxes for them.

- Kudos to Camille Coduri; all through the series, her Jackie has been consistently great - shrill and annoying at times, but also one of the most human and certainly the warmest character of them all. Also a great one for comic relief.

- And then Rose: her speech to her mother, telling her she loves her, but she has to stay with The Doctor; her outrage at his again sending her away without her consent, and her immediate action to remedy the situation; her dedication to the task she set herself, ultimately causing her to be separated from her Doctor a third and final time - a true heroine, if a broken one...

- And in those final scenes, DT shows us that he too can act opposite a wall, same as Spike/JM, same as The Doctor/CE. Him and Rose, on both sides of the wall, still connecting, still connected...and then he walks away.

- The final goodbye on the beach has me in tears. She told him she loved him, he nearly told her the same. I'm sure she knows he feels it, and how like him to get his calculations wrong. Poor Doctor, poor Rose...

- Catherine Tate? WTF?

Only 169 days till Christmas...



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Jul. 9th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
I'm keeping fingers crossed that Rose will surface again, fighting alonside Captain Jack in Torchwood. She's the best Doctor companion ever.

I'd missed so much of this season's Who that I really shouldn't have watched the 2-part finale but who could resist?

Off to track down the ep. with ASH as the diabolical headmaster.
Jul. 9th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
fighting alonside Captain Jack in Torchwood.

That would be good -- although he'd have to somehow find his way not only to a parallel universe, but also to travel back several hundred thousand years in time...

She's the best Doctor companion ever.

She's certainly been the one I liked best out of all of them...Freema Agyeman has her work cut out for her, trying to follow in her footsteps.

Off to track down the ep. with ASH as the diabolical headmaster.

Hope you find it -- that was one of the better ones! And Lord knows there weren't that many this year...
Jul. 9th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
I was cheated out of her gruesome horrible death!!!!! I was so looking forward to that. ::grump::

I loved the bitchy Daleks. Hurrah! At least one escaped!

I have been having a Who marathon to catch up. I still don't like the gurning pixie man. I much prefer the performing eyebrow.
Jul. 9th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
At least one escaped!

'Emergency temporal shift'-- brilliant! We'll see them again, I'm sure; for what is Doctor Who without Daleks?
Jul. 9th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
Exactly, though I do wonder how the lock of a Time Lord prison is plunger compatable.
Jul. 10th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
What a stroke of luck for those Daleks, eh? Perhaps the Time Lords that built it already knew what would happen, and didn't want to make it unnecessarily difficult for them?

Never mind though. How did Pete know to appear at that exact spot at that precise moment to save Rose, is what I'd like to know...
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