Doomsday

I saw the finale of Doctor Who’s second season last night. Spoilers follow…

So sad 🙁 Russell T. Davies’ dialogue sparkled as ever – ‘you. are. better. at. dying’ – and the plot could have been far worse. However, the whole thing was somewhat overshadowed by the knowledge of Rose’s departure. I’d predicted that she would have to choose between dying and saving the world, although I was hoping that it would be the Doctor who would have to make this decision (I’d forgotten that The Satan Pit already did that). I think it was a brave decision not to give Rose a happy ending. Even a heroic death would have been less sad, in a way. The final few minutes were quite beautiful, I thought, and certainly any other problems with the episode were easily forgiven. Both actors played the final scene beautifully, and I had tears in my eyes even before he disappeared a heartbreaking five seconds too early.

Could probably have done without Catherine Tate at the end, mind. I don’t know what it is about that woman, but she just grates…Hopefully she’ll be less annoying at christmas. I liked ’emergency temporal shift!’, though. As long as the penultimate episode of season three doesn’t involve the Daleks appearing in the last few seconds, is fine 🙂

Overall, I enjoyed the second season as much as the first. The Girl in the Fireplace was the standout episode, for me, swiftly followed by The Impossible Planet two-parter and the finale. Excellent entertainment, and I’m definitely looking forward to the third! Do you think The Doctor will make a brief appearance in the new Torchwood series? Might be a good way to start it all off…