Posted By Kathleen David on April 29, 2006
This is I think one of the more powerful episodes of the season. I also think it really resonates with fathers and daughters. Peter and Ariel sat next to each other with Caroline in his lap watching this episode. They ended the episode very close to each other. I knew what was going to happen and still it affected me greatly. Spoilers behind the cut.
Next week is the beginning of a two-parter which goes down as one of the creepiest episodes of Dr. Who in my book and the introduction of a character that love him or hate him he will make an impression on you.
The Doctor is forever saying that going back in time and changing something you want to change is bad. Now we have an episode that centers on the fact that the most ordinary of people can’t be saved without consequence. Rose has heard about her father from her mother over the years about how wonderful he was and what kind of father he would be. I think if he had lived, either he would have been the best father ever or he and Jackie would have gotten a divorce. Rose learns by listen the reality of her parent’s marriage. She also learns for herself what kind of man her father was. He is willing to sacrifice himself knowing that he is going to die to save his wife and daughter.
Bad Wolf reference in the playground. And I still don’t like the SciFi cuts because this time we lost a couple of really nice scenes.
We now have 4 episodes before the season final. The ball really starts to roll down the hill fast.