Days left till the 50th: 90
Episodes watched: 13
Today’s Episode: Parting of the Ways
Writer: Russell T. Davies
So, from yesterday… the Doctor vowed to rescue Rose, save the Earth from the Daleks, and kill all the Daleks!
We begin with the rescue… and lo thanks to the extrapolator, they were able to create a fully functional force field (Try saying that when you’re drunk!) thus able to survive when the Daleks throw so some missiles at them.
Then lo, they were able to find Rose and walk outside of the Tardis, still in the force field. We meet the Dalek Emperor whom claims to be a God, having survived the Time War, and created these Daleks from humans, using Satellite 5, they were really playing the Long Game, having installed the Jaferfess 200 years before, and then creating the games for the Game Station.
So, then the Doctor, Jack and Rose leave, and head back to Satellite 5, and the Doctor decides to build a Delta Wave. He only has 22 minutes to do so. We see Jack say goodbye to Rose and the Doctor, as he is taking over defending the Satellite, to give the Doctor more time to build the wave.
The Doctor then tricks Rose to get into the Tardis by stating that he can cross his own timeline.. but instead, he sends her home, and the Emergency Program One plays..
DOCTOR: This is Emergency Programme One. Rose, now listen, this is important. If this message is activated, then it can only mean one thing.
Rose stares, wide-eyed.
DOCTOR: We must be in danger. And I mean fatal. I’m dead or about to die any second with no chance of escape.
ROSE:(lunging forwards) No!
DOCTOR: And that’s okay. Hope it’s a good death.
Rose stops at the top of the ramp, just staring at him.
DOCTOR: But I promised to look after you, and that’s what I’m doing. The TARDIS is taking you home.
ROSE: I won’t let you.
She rushes up the remainder of the steps. The Doctor’s hologram continues to stare ahead of him, not looking at her.
DOCTOR: And I bet you’re fussing and moaning now – typical. But hold on and just listen a bit more. The TARDIS can never return for me. Emergency Programme One means I’m facing an enemy that should never get their hands on this machine. So this is what you should do: let the TARDIS die.
Rose’s mouth drops open ever so slightly in distress.
DOCTOR: Just let this old box gather dust. No one can open it; no one will even notice it. Let it become a strange little thing standing on a street corner. And over the years, the world will move on and the box will be buried. And if you want to remember me, then you can do one thing. That’s all. One thing.
(his head turns to face her, his eyes full of compassion – as if he knows she’s there. His voice sounds less distorted–)
Have a good life. Do that for me, Rose. Have a fantastic life.
With that… Rose is sent back. I swear to god… I can’t help but cry every time I see that happen… along with Rose. The reason for this we learn with the next conversation between Jack and the Doctor, is that the Delta Wave, there is not enough time to fine tune it to tell the difference between Dalek and Human and it would wipe out every living thing, as it range covers the entire Earth.
So back in 2006, Mickey hears the Tardis and runs toward it and sees Rose crying. She eventually meets up with her mother and her mother is so happy that the Doctor lives up to his word by keeping her safe, and by sending her back. However Rose is super unhappy as she realizes that she just can’t go back to her old life again..
With that, she runs out of the chip shop, and heads back to the Tardis. Mickey meets up with her, and she realizes that to get back to the Doctor, she has to open up a part of the control panel and look into the heart of the Tardis. So they first try to open the panel using Mickey’s car, using a long chain, and his towing capacity… however since it is just a Mini Cooper, its not strong enough to open it. So Jackie takes it upon herself to tell Rose that it’s not happening, and that this is not what her father would have wanted for her, to which Rose calls out her B.S. on that, having met her Dad, before he got killed. Jackie realizes that she was right and called in a favor to get a tow truck. Using that, they were able to get the panel open!
Back on the Game Station, Daleks are invading and kill everyone, except the Doctor and manage to get into Floor 500. The Emperor manages to convince the Doctor that using the Delta Wave, he would be the destroyer of the Earth. Thus the Doctor gives up, having realized he had a good long life, and it was time to die.
Suddenly out of nowhere.. the Tardis materializes back on the Game Station! Rose thus becomes the Bad Wolf by looking into the heart of the Tardis, she then sends herself messages through time to send herself there, and then destroys the Dalek fleet, smashing them into atoms since they where threatening her Doctor. She gives Jack his life back… and then she realizes how much her head hurts. So the Doctor tells her.. “Looks like you need a Doctor!”
He then blows the time vortex back to the Tardis. He then picks her up and carries her back into the Tardis, and poor Jack has been left behind.
We then see Rose wake up having no clue about what happened when she absorbed the time vortex, and we begin the final conversation between Nine and Rose, him being as light and gentile as possible toward her, reassuring her that everything will be ok to due the Time Lords having a little trick to cheat death, and that he’s dying, due to absorbing the time vortex.
Lo, Nine becomes Ten!
We say goodbye to Eccleston, as he was only there for one season due to internal conflict from what is rumored… but we will never know exactly what happened there on the set. He was a great Doctor, and instrumental to the re-boot, as he did a great job bringing the lightness and zanyiness to the role, as well as the “Oncoming Storm” when required. I miss him and his grin, as he truly was my first Doctor, and as it has been said, you never forget your first Doctor. The reason why he took the role to begin with was due to RTD, whom had written “The Second Coming” a TV movie that Eccleston starred in, two years prior.
He just released this press information yesterday, a video message to the British Film Institute.
“I love the BFI. I love the Doctor and I hope you enjoy this presentation, Joe Ahearne directed five of the 13 episodes of the first series. He understood the tone the show needed completely – strong, bold, pacy visuals coupled with wit, warmth and a twinkle in the performances, missus. If Joe agrees to direct the 100th anniversary special, I will bring my sonic and a stair-lift and – providing the Daleks don’t bring theirs – I, the Ninth Doctor, vow to save the universe and all you apes in it.”
Ah, just as Nine would totally say it!
Now that we are moving on to Tennant. I have to say this.. unless you already knew this.. the last chapter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, is called the Parting of the Ways. Barty Crouch Jr was killed in that chapter in the film. Who was Barty Crouch Jr. played by? DAVID TENNANT!
What is the name of this, where we meet Tennant? Yup.. you guessed it The Parting Of The Ways! This is the very next role that he took after Harry Potter!
And with that.. I leave you with this image of the Doctor checking out his new teeth..