5. The Christmas Invasion (Christmas Special, Russell T. Davies)
To be honest, I didn’t like this episode very much when I first saw it, mainly because I was still pining after the loss of the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston). Also, there was something about the Tenth Doctor that creeped me out at first – I realised much later on that I still remembered him as Barty Crouch Jr.
Anyway, this was a GREAT way to introduce a new Doctor. I suppose it’s always challenging to get the audience to love a new Doctor, but this had a lot of fun moments.
Sycorax: Who are you?
The Doctor: Well, that’s the question, isn’t it?
Sycorax: I demand to know who you are!
The Doctor: (growling like the Sycorax) I DON’T KNOW! I mean, I know I’m the Doctor, but beyond that, I – I just don’t know. I literally do not know who I am. So I’m testing. Am I funny? Am I sarcastic? (to Rose) Sexy?
4. School Reunion (Episode 3, Toby Whithouse)
I saw this episode not knowing who Sarah Jane was, since I haven’t seen any of the Classics episodes. To be honest, this is one of the reasons why I really want to start watching those – to see more of Sarah Jane Smith. This gives a glimpse of what things are like for a previous companion. I have to give props to the actress – she was so classy and dignified even though you could see the pain in her soul.
3. The Girl in the Fireplace (Episode 4, Steven Moffat)
I actually didn’t like this episode very much at first because it seems as if the Doctor was falling in love with one woman after another, with poor Rose right there watching everything happen. But after I saw it a few times afterwards, I grew to love the story and Reinette (and because “Reinette” or little queen sounds so close to my name Renette). There was just something so regal about Madame de Pompadour. I found out later that the actress (Sophia Myles) was David Tennant’s real life girlfriend during that time, which must have explained the unbelievable chemistry they had on screen.
2. New Earth (Episode 1, Russell T. Davies)
One word: Cassandra. Both Rose-Cassandra and the Doctor-Cassandra was just amazing. And that kiss! But my favourite scenes are those where Cassandra inhabits anyone, especially Rose and the Doctor.
Cassandra (in the Doctor’s body): Well… this is… different…
Cassandra (in the Doctor’s body): Goodness me, I’m a man. Yum. So many parts. And hardly used.
[starts jerking around]
Cassandra (in the Doctor’s body): Ah, ah! Two hearts! Oh baby, I’m beating out a samba!
Rose: Get out of him!
Cassandra (in the Doctor’s body): Ooh, he’s slim… and a little bit foxy. You thought so too; I’ve been inside your head. You’ve been looking. You *like* it.
1. Army of Ghosts / Doomsday (Episodes 12 & 13, Russell T. Davies)
This was actually so sad. There were bits of it that sort of reminds me of Twilight (mainly the Rose voiceovers while she looks grieving) but it was just so terribly sad. I hated seeing Donna Noble at the end though, I felt like the Doctor should have been allowed to grieve a bit longer.