Doctor Who: Journey’s End

5 Jul

SPOILERS beware!

After being on a high from last week’s The Stolen Earth, tonight’s episode of the Journey’s End pulled me down and repeatedly kicked me defenseless. Yes, and unashamedly, I am mourning the loss of Donna Noble, who in my opinion is the best companion this revived series has ever had. I suppose I am coming from the point of view of someone who didnt even once gave a chance to Catherine Tate until she grew on you as the series progressed. I thought it was rather cruel that the ultimate price she had to pay for being part human and part Doctor was to have the memories of the time she spent with the Doctor erased, as if it never happened. Just like that! Why, isn’t that just the height of meanness and cruelty?

Another disgruntled fan, Merboy from Dublin, whom I will quote here in full had this to say: What a disappointment leaving Donna with no memory of how “special” she was. Whats that all about? CT was fantastic in this series and to lift her character up out of suburbia and show her how important she was only to take all that away AND her memories of it was just cruel – to the character and to the audience. We know shes not reprising her role (don’t we?) so there is no chance of her “somehow remembering” in the future. It wouldn’t have stung so much if Donna had actually died, knowing what she knew and being who she was supposed to be. Cruel Cruel cruel!!

I really didn’t care anymore for the rest of the episode because I am still livid with disappointment so I’ll call a spade a spade. This episode, in my opinion is definitely the worst episode of the series. But well done to Catherine Tate for giving life to Donna Noble, you’ve done well and we’ll be seeing you at the theatre in Under the Blue Sky.

Journey’s End: 2/5

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4 Responses to “Doctor Who: Journey’s End”

  1. ultradust July 9, 2008 at 11:31 am #

    Hi. Hope you can help, I have 16 questions about this season ender and
    hope you can help answer them here:
    http://youwillbeforever.blogspot.com/2008/07/doctor-who-journeys-end-finale-loose.html

    Thanks!
    Jomar

  2. feignedmischief July 10, 2008 at 10:34 pm #

    Thanks for dropping by Jomar, what did you think of the episode?

  3. eddie July 10, 2008 at 11:40 pm #

    I didnt like it too Monqs.

    At least you enjoyed your meal after! 😉

  4. Bridget May 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    I agree – Donna Noble is by far the best companion in the revived series, and it was incredibly sad that her memory had to be wiped. In the past, companions were basically assistants and, no matter how brave, always stood in the Doctor’s shadow. Donna stepped out of his shadow and was a hero in her own right, revered by all who met her. Donna grew immensely during her travels and left her mark on each place she and the Doctor visited. Wiping her memory and having her return to her pre-Doctor mentality was cruel and a huge disappointment to me. The fact that she will die if she ever remembers her travels is equally cruel for the viewers, as it dashes any hopes she will make a reappearance in future episodes.

    I also appreciated the Doctor having an “older” companion (someone out of their teens and 20s) and it was a refreshing change for his companion to NOT be head over heels with him following him around with goo-goo eyes. In fact, she took pains to make it clear to all they were NOT a couple. And she was just so damn stroppy!! 🙂

    I’ve liked all of the companions thus far but Donna Noble is definitely the best and will be an incredibly hard act to follow.

    I was happy to see Alex Kingston make an appearance as Prof. River Song in the last series and again this series – would love to see more of her in the role of companion.

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