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23 June 2008 @ 02:12 am
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* The continuity in this episode was fantastic. As Donna went through her "life that should never have been" there were so many little references to past episodes along with the really obvious ones. It was truly a gift to the fans that RTD paid so much attention to detail. It's the little things that really count.

* Rose has certainly grown up hasn't she? She's like a female version of the Doctor. (woot!) It makes me suspect three possibilities:

-----1 - That perhaps the BAD WOLF is somewhat active inside Rose as is giving her knowledge of things she wouldn't otherwise know. (Not that Rose isn't brilliant in her own right, but she seems a bit too young to have learned that much about quantum physics and all that other technical stuff she was spouting throughout the episode).

-----2 - Maybe Rose has been gone a VERY long time and that's how she's been able to learn all of those things. This would mean that something is different about her aging process, or that they have some seriously advanced wrinkle cream in her new universe.

-----3 - Russel was so brilliant at the episode's continuity that he never bothered to come up with a reasonable explanation to Rose's sudden wealth of knowledge. (I hope it's not doubt it's this one).

* Poor Donna. Her mom is really awful. She's not just a nagger, she's discouraging and condescending. She makes Donna feel worthless. I realize that towards the end the woman was having a mental breakdown, but that's no excuse for earlier. What is it with this show and mothers since Rose? Jackie may have been abrupt and seriously overprotective, but she loved her daughter more than life. Francine turned Martha into Saxon to save her own skin (I never liked that woman) and Sylvia is just plain mean.

* The TARDIS remembered Rose!! It totally moved when she petted it. How cool is that? Apparently they still have a pretty strong connection.

* My shipper heart went pitter-patter just a bit harder than usual when Donna asked Rose if Rose and the Doctor had ever been.....(insert intimate romantic here since she let the word trail off) and Rose DID NOT ANSWER HER. Correct me if I'm wrong, but everyone (including Rose in the past) usually says, "no, we're just friends," when that question is broached. Rose however, didn't. I'm just saying... (RTD you are a cruel, cruel man!)

* I loved how Donna sacrificed herself to get history back on track. It was a beautifully written and performed scene.

* BAD WOLF!! EEK! My heart just about stopped when it was written ABSOLUTELY EVERYWHERE. My theory is that Rose has some leftover superpowers from the time vortex. I realize this is a pretty common fanfiction theme, but Russel's already written The Doctor and Donna going to a spa (also in tons of fanfic) and shopping in an alien marketplace (hello! How many fics have we read where they do that. I think I saw at least three of them posted today).

* The trailer for next week worries me a bit. Don't get me wrong, it looks really, really cool, but it also looks like there's a TON of stuff going on and a TON of people doing said stuff. I hope there's time for a Doctor/Rose reunion (even a little one, please) and to really understand what's going on.
 
 
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lachrimtov on June 22nd, 2008 08:25 am (UTC)
I totally paused the show and tore around my apartment whooping and yelling with complete lack of restraint when Bad Wolf was mentioned- and at the gut-twisting look on the Doctor's face when she said, "She was blonde" and when he asked her name. It appears our Rose has done a lot of growing-in. Not growing up, but becoming more aware of her abilities, etc. I subscribe to the Bad Wolf Rose theory, too. I'm beginning to believe, though, that the Bad Wolf isn't just about Rose, it's tied to her, the entity created by her and the TARDIS to respond to the Daleks and may only be active when the Doctor is in serious danger. After all, she said "Protect him from the false god" and "But I want you safe. My Doctor."   What worries me, though, is that we'll be expecting Donna to die and then out of nowhere the Doctor will be, "Rose you can't do this etc etc" and we find out that Rose has compromised her existence completely and will, in effect, die. I don't want either of them to!
Tiffany Marvelous: TIMELORD MOVES 11-20dominamia on June 22nd, 2008 09:06 am (UTC)
RTD is an evil, evil [insert witticism that would cut him down and explain the gut-wrenching feeling of awe I feel].
Nikistatictv on June 23rd, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
One of my biggest worries as a shipper is that after all of this anticipation, Rose/Ten aren't going to get that moment or wonderful reunion i had hyped up in my mind. If they don't have even a moment of any kind, I will start a riot in the streets.
MV: DW - enter tardismrv3000 on June 24th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
I LOVED the attention to detail this episode had. Like you said - little references and big ones. Sometimes a giant ship crashing into London, other times smaller references.

And there were so many moments to love, but one of my favorites was Rose in the TARDIS.