Welcome to another Doctor Who Sunday post where I go through some of the greatest Doctor Who moments in the Modern series. I am posting this today to commiserate the loss of Matt Smith and to celebrate the arrival of Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who. If you did not realise, I posted Part 5 yesterday on Christmas to make up for missing out last Sunday and also to give me a break on Christmas Day (I am pre-writing this one on Christmas Eve). On with the Doctor!
26. THE DOCTOR WANTS A MATE IN PARTNERS IN CRIME
In this scene the Doctor is glad that Donna has agreed to accompany him as his companion but when Donna mishears him saying "I just want a mate" things get interesting. What Donna hears is "I just want to mate" and comedy gold ensues. I am sorry for the poor quality of the video but it was the only one I could find and pictures just did not justice.
27. "JUST SAVE SOMEONE" IN THE FIRES OF POMPEII
This is a scene where we finally get to see the emotional side of Donna and see that she is not just there as a comedy character. We also see the darker side of the Timelord in this episode as he does not want to save people because it is a "Fixed point in time". Instead, Donna implores him to save just someone because the Doctor's home (Gallifrey) burned just like Pompeii. It is a very strong scene. You may also recognise Peter Capaldi as the father of the family. Fun fact, Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) also appears in this episode as one of the seers.
28. THE OOD'S SONG IN PLANET OF THE OOD
In this episode we get another emotional scene with Donna and the Ood when she hears the song of captivity that these Ood are singing. Donna asks for the Doctor to allow her to hear it and when she does it gets very emotional and she feels even more for the Ood and their plight. For those of you who do not know, the Ood are creatures that the human race found and turned into slaves. Off all the monsters in Doctor Who the worst are always the humans.
29. THE DOCTOR MEETS RIVER SONG IN SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY
This is the episode where the Whoniverse was introduced to River Song, a character everyone would learn to love is introduced to the Doctor. However, in this episode River Song already knows the Doctor and the Doctor makes the shocking discovery that River knows a lot more about him than he knows about her. It is a very good two-part episode (Forest of the Dead) is the second part. You also see how they make references to later episodes (the crash of the byzanteum is part of the episode with Amy and the Weeping Angels). River also knows that when the Doctor no longer knows who she is that it is her time to die which is something very sad and you can see her whole demeanor change.
30. RIVER MAKES THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN FOREST OF THE DEAD
This is a very sad scene and River even makes the note that now the Doctor knows exactly when she is going to die. Here, River is wiring herself into the mainframe of the library so she can stop the self-destruct sequence and save the people who had being "saved" by the computer. River also tells him of their last date so that the Doctor knows now when River is going to die. She even says that the Doctor cried. We all know that the Doctor cried because he knew that River Song was going to die. It was a very emotional moment played extremely well by Alex Kingston (River Song).
There was a lot of emotion in this part. See you tomorrow!