I promised coherency, but not sure Iâ€™ll manage it. Again, full of spoilers, so you know the drill don’t continue reading if you don’t want to know.
Goodbye Ten, how I did love you, you will always have a place in my heart. I have no idea what I feel about Eleven yet, but anyone that can kiss his own kneecap has to have some things going for him.
God where do I start. So much to say I donâ€™t even know where to begin. So well, all of this will be disjointed as it strikes me.
First, who is the woman? Fuck Iâ€™ve read some cracked out theories. The worst one is sheâ€™s actually Donna… ummm.. how is Donna going to become a TimeLord and travel back in time without a TARDIS and regenerate when sheâ€™s human.. yes sheâ€™s got the consciousness of a TimeLord in her but sheâ€™s still human. The funniest one is that sheâ€™s the Doctorâ€™s mother, ok that alone isnâ€™t funny, but the part that amuses me so much is the person that I read that from first said that she had sex with Wilf and Wilf really was the Doctorâ€™s father. So let me get this right, the Woman had sex while Wilf was running around trying not to die, she then went back in time 900 years just to give birth to the Doctor so that he would be around all this time. Itâ€™s cracked. The two theories I have Romana or Susan. Iâ€™m going with Susan. I like the idea of her at the beginning and at the end, ok its not really the end but it sort of is since Russell is leaving. Also Romana choose to remain in e-space, although of course she could have returned to fight in the TimeWar I suppose. I suppose I like that it was family there for him, someone that could reach him at the end. Also at the end when Wilf asks who she was the Doctor looks to Donna, who is of course, Wilfâ€™s granddaughter.. anyway, just my theory.
Wilf and the Doctor. Fuck, it was, emotionally wrecking. They were wonderful together, they were perfect. Wilf crying breaks my heart, Wilfâ€™s trust and love of the Doctor, but his anger at the Doctor choosing not killing over saving the world. The last part was underplayed to perfection. Wilf wasnâ€™t Martha who hated the Doctor for not killing the Master, he just couldnâ€™t understand, couldnâ€™t see why it was even a choice. The â€˜proud to be your dadâ€™ stuff, gawd, and in the end telling the Doctor to go, to leave him that heâ€™d had a good life. See, I still really donâ€™t have enough coherence to explain it, to put into words what I felt. And in the end, it was Wilf that knocked four times, Wilf that foretold the Doctorâ€™s death. I had a fear after Water’s of Mars that the Doctor would die in a terrible way, that it wouldn’t be noble and heoric, like Nine’s death. I pictured the worst case scenerio of him going out bitter and in violence. Sure he wasn’t happy about it, and it was very angsty, but he died saving Wilf, he gave his life so one person, a person he loved, could live. It couldn’t have been better.
The Doctor with the gun. Ok I get emotional watching my Doctor Who, and anyone that reads these things knows how much this silly little programme effects me, but I am not the type that talks to the screen when watching things, usually I snort at people that do. So itâ€™s time to fess up. When he was swinging from the High President to the Master, the gun clicking, the desperation, I was literally sitting with my hand over my mouth saying â€œdonâ€™t do it, it will destroy you, god donâ€™t do it.â€ The Doctor has killed people, been responsible for so many deaths, he admits that to Wilf, even saying heâ€™s got so clever he can manipulate people into taking their own lives, but there is something about him firing a gun and killing someone. He is â€œthe man that never wouldâ€ and the relief when he didnâ€™t was palpable for me. The dual â€˜get out the wayâ€™ were well balanced, and the Master, still insane, still a bad bastard saving him, maybe for his own need for revenge was a perfect end.
Ok so the Doctor and the Master, yes as I said in the Part One review, I do follow my slasherâ€™s heart and say they are or at least once were in love. The conversation in the beginning with the Doctor trying to reach him. Iâ€™ve seen the Doctor trying to plead and beg, this was different, he was trying to reach him, to find a way through the madness. And god that slasher heart exploded with the lines â€œI don’t know what I’d be without that noise.” “I wonder what I’d be without you.” He was insane, and brilliant, and evil, but there were glimpses of the man, of the man that the Doctor once knew, the man that used to run through the grasses of Gallifrey.
And the Master dreaming of possessing the TimeLord society instead of the human one brought up clearly that the Master wasnâ€™t there at the end, that he ran before it got bad. It also explains the angst and pain of the Doctor, because he was, he saw the madness that once was his people, he tries to remember what they once were because what they became was too painful to him. He ended the Time War not just because of what would happen to all of time and space if he didnâ€™t, but to stop his own people from becoming the worst villains of all time. And somehow, unlike the Master he could walk away from that with some level of dignity and compassion. The Doctor is such a damaged soul.
Martha and Mickey. Oh god I loved what happened to them. I loved the hardarsed kick butt life they seem to have. I love they got married, to me Tom was, well, too convenient, but also slightly stalkery of Martha, she had all this knowledge of him, her love for him was about him saving her life, but he wasnâ€™t that man, that man never existed, so it sort of squicked me a little. Her and Mickey, they could be equals, they could truly know each other.
Jack. The little sarcastic part of me pictured thousands of fans crying out in disgust, Jack had to grieve forever for poor woobly Ianto, never get over his death and pine forever. But with that one little note he was given permission to move on, to know thereâ€™s still fun to be had. And Jack does seem to have a thing for the dorky looking, at least with his men.. Algy, The Doctor, Ianto, and now Alonso.
The mention of Donnaâ€™s father at the funeral, it was such a sweet touch, since the actor that played him, that was suppose to continue in season 4, got sick and died. It was a gentle sweet mention.
Some of the Best lines (one of the reason I love my show)
Master: He loves playing with Earth girls.
Calling Donna his â€œbest friendâ€
Doctor: You could be so wonderful, youâ€™re a genius, youâ€™re stone cold brilliant, you are…but you could be beautiful. We could travel the stars. It would be my honour.
Wilf: “God Bless the Cactuses!”
Doctor: “That’s Cacti!”
Cactus: “That’s racist!”
Doctor: Worst. Rescue. Ever.
Wilf: But he never carries guns, he doesnâ€™t do…Who are you?
Woman: I was lost, so very long ago
Wilf: he he… Iâ€™m an astronaut
Wilf: 900 years, we must look like insects to you
Doctor: I think you look like giants….
Doctor: I’d be proud … if you were my dad.”
Doctor: Itâ€™s not like Iâ€™m an innocent, Iâ€™ve taken lives. But I got worse, I got clever, manipulated people into taking their own. Sometimes I think a TimeLord lives too long.
Wilf: Iâ€™m sorry look just leave me…
Doctor: ok right then I will because you had to go in there didnâ€™t you, you had to go and get stuck, oh yes, thatâ€™s who you are Wilfred, you were always this, waiting for me all this time.
Wilf: No really just leave me Iâ€™m an old man Doctor, Iâ€™ve had my time.
Doctor: Well exactly look at you, not remotely important, but me, I could do so much more, so much more! But this is what I get. My reward, but it’s not fair! Iâ€™ve lived too long.
Wilf: No no, please donâ€™t, no please.
Doctor: Wilfred, itâ€™s my honour.
Doctor: Sheâ€™s smiling, as if today wasnâ€™t bad enough
Mickey: this is no place for a married woman
Martha: well you shouldnâ€™t have married me
Doctor: Was she happy, in the end
Verity: Yes, yes she was. Were you?
Donna: Thatâ€™s because you are a peach… furry skin, stone inside, going off
Doctor: 2005, tell you what, I bet youâ€™re going to have a really great year
Doctor: I donâ€™t want to go
Iâ€™d like to leave that there because as a last line, that broke my heart.
Ok, now the bits I didnâ€™t like. Most of the reviews I read were negative, and yeah I agree, as far as plot goes there wasnâ€™t a hell of a lot, and I do think they glossed over a few little plot holes, like how hell the diamond escaped the Time Lock. And it did seem that Russell had been watching far too much Star Wars, with Gallifrey looking like a combination of the Death Star and the Empire Parliament, let alone that the Spikey People seemed to be flying the Millennium Falcon, but all in all, I didnâ€™t give a damn.