This is Why 10 needs a Companion…
Days left till the 50th: 45
Episodes watched: 58
Today’s Episode: Waters of Mars
Writer: Russell T. Davies
So, the Doctor shows up on Mars… right as humans begin exploring it. They find him and they ask him..
Then he realizes where he is, and the date… and tries to leave, as it’s a fixed point.
Turns out that this “fixed point” in time, the Captain explodes the space station for some unknown reason on the very date he landed. He knows EVERYONE on the space station because they are famous, and tries to leave, but they wouldn’t allow him to.
At this point, we find out the creature of the episode wants to invade the Earth and spread its virus everywhere, also that it spreads via water. Kinda scary looking, and was debated if this episode was appropriate for children.
Eventually the Doctor has this conversation.. quite interesting, as the Ice Warriors were mentioned, and fixed points, and Daleks!
DOCTOR: They tell legends of Mars, from long ago of a fine and noble race who built an empire out of snow. The Ice Warriors.
ADELAIDE: I haven’t got time for stories.
DOCTOR: Perhaps they found something down there. Used their might and their wisdom to freeze it.
ADELAIDE: (heads to computer) Doctor! We need to find any sort of change in the water process. We’ve got to date the infection.
The DOCTOR tries to access the computer while ADELAIDE works another monitor.
ADELAIDE:You don’t look like a coward, but all you’ve wanted to do is leave. You know so much about us.
DOCTOR:Well, you’re famous.
ADELAIDE:It’s like you know more.
DOCTOR:This moment, this precise moment in time, it’s like… I mean, it’s only a theory. What do I know? But I think certain moments in time are fixed. Tiny, precious moments. Everything else is in flux, anything can happen, but those certain moments, they have to stand. This base, on Mars, with you, Adelaide Brooke, this is one vital moment. What happens here must always happen.
ADELAIDE:Which is what?
DOCTOR:I don’t know. I think something wonderful happens, something that started 50 years ago, isn’t that right?
ADELAIDE:I’ve never told anyone that.
DOCTOR:You told your daughter. And maybe, one day, she tells the story to her daughter of the day the Earth was stolen and moved across the universe. And you…
ADELAIDE:I saw the Daleks. We looked up, the sky had changed. Everyone was running and screaming. And my father took hold of me…
YOUNG ADELAIDE is wearing pajamas as she and her FATHER enter the attic room.
FATHER: Stay here! Don’t move. (puts hands on her shoulders and they kneel) I’ve got to go out. I’m gonna find your mother, but I’m coming back, I promise you. I’m coming back. (kisses her on the forehead and leaves)
ADELAIDE: (v.o.) I never saw him again.
ADELAIDE:Nor my mother. They were never found. But out on the streets, there was panic and burning. I went to the window.
YOUNG ADELAIDE walks to the attic skylight and looks up.
ADELAIDE: (v.o.) And there in the sky… (a Dalek hovers outside) I saw it, Doctor. And it saw me. It stared at me. It looked right into me. And then… (Dalek leaves)
ADELAIDE:It simply went away. I knew, that night, I knew I would follow it.
DOCTOR: But not for revenge.
ADELAIDE: What would be the point of that?
DOCTOR: (smiles) That’s what makes you remarkable. And that’s how you create history.
What do you mean?
DOCTOR: Imagine it, Adelaide. If you began a journey that takes the human race all the way out to the stars. It begins with you. And then your granddaughter, you inspire her so that in 30 years, Susie Fontana Brooke is the pilot of the first light-speed ship to Proxima Centauri. (flash to Susie’s article) And then everywhere. With her children, and her children’s children forging the way to the Dragon Star, the Celestial Belt of the Winter Queen, the Map of the Water Snake Wormholes. One day a Brooke will fall in love with a Tandonian prince, and that’s the start of a whole new species. But everything starts with you, Adelaide. From 50 years ago, to right here, today. Imagine.
ADELAIDE: Who are you? Why are you telling me this? Doctor, why tell me?
DOCTOR: As consolation.
At this point, they discover that no one else has been infected, so they are safe to take off in the rocket should they choose to do so, and the Doctor is free to head back, once he explains to Adelaide that she dies today.
However, as he is walking away, and water is flooding everywhere.. he makes the decision to head back and FIGHT! Not just the flood, but time, and Adelaide!
He then manages to get the Tardis using this stupid robot to pilot it and maneuver it so it takes everyone back to earth. When the Captian questions him..
She realizes that she needs to die, so she goes home and commits suicide. Once he realizes that’s what happened that he really needs a companion like DONNA at that point to pull him back as he just…
Thus.. he sees OOD sigma.. calling to him.. reminding him that his song is ending..
Till Tomorrow.. Part I of the end of Ten.