In the Tenth Doctor's final episode, an ancient trap decends upon the Earth and the Doctor and Wilf must fight alone, even as the prophecy states "he will knock four times". With the Time Lords returning, how does this Doctor's story end?
The Tenth Doctor
The Eleventh Doctor
Watch Abigail and Joshua Naismith when Rassilon reverses the transformation done to them by the Master. During the transformation back, Joshua is standing to the right of Abigail, but afterwards is standing to her left.
The scene where The Doctor saves Luke Smith from being run over is a subtle injoke on the part of Russel T. Davies towards The Sarah Jane Adventures, as none of the show's characters ever look before crossing roads.
Among the patrons in the space bar are several alien species previously featured in the series:
There are also several new or unnamed species, such as the red skinned/white skinned humanoids featured in "New Earth" and "Gridlock".
Verity Newman's name is a combination of the names of Sydney Newman, the series' creator, and Verity Lambert, its first producer.
While being interrogated by the Master, the Doctor refers to Donna Noble as his best friend.
Father of the Time Lords
The Narrator is not only revealed to have been Lord President of Gallifrey during (or near the end of) the Time War, but also a resurrected Rassilon. Rassilon being the one whom, with Omega, harnessed the Time Vortex giving Time Lords their title and influence over time itself.
In the space bar scene, the song "My Angel Put the Devil in Me" (previously heard in Daleks in Manhattan) can be heard playing in the background.
(after Donna calls on Wilf's cell phone)
The Master: Who is she? Why didn't she change?
Wilf: Well, it was this thing the Doctor did. He did it to her. Uh, the Meta-Crisis.
The Master: Oh, he loves playing with Earth girls.
Ood Sigma: We will sing to you Doctor. The Universe will sing you to your sleep.
The Doctor: I'd be proud.
Wilfred: Of what?
The Doctor: If you were my dad.
Wilfred: Where are you going?
The Doctor: To get my reward.
Verity Newman: Funny, that's the name he used.
The Doctor: Was she happy... in the end?
Verity Newman: Yes, yes she was. (Pause) Were you?
Lord President: My Lord Doctor. My Lord Master. We are gathered for the End.
(Gallifrey begins to fade)
Lord President: You'll DIE with me, Doctor!
The Doctor: I know.
(Rassilon prepares his gauntlet)
The Master: (To Doctor) Get out of the way.
The Doctor: (Doctor shoots the white-point star) The link is broken! Back into the Time War, Rassilon! Back into hell!
The Master: Then, take me with you, Lord President. Let me ascend into glory!
Lord President: You are diseased. Albeit a disease of our own making. No more. (Raises gauntlet. Interupted when the Doctor aims pistol at him)
Lord President: We will initiate the final sanction; the end of time will come... at my hand. The rupture will continue until it rips the time vortex apart!
The Master: That's suicide.
Lord President: We will ascend, to become creatures of consciousness alone. Free of these bodies, free of time, and cause and effect, while creation itself ceases to be.
The Doctor: You see now? That's what they were planning, in the final days of the war... I had to stop them.
The Master: But, this is fantastic isn't it? The Time Lords restored!
The Doctor: You weren't there, in the final days of the war. You never saw what was born. That if the time lock's broken, then everything is coming through. Not just the Daleks but the Skaro Degradations. The Horde of Travesties. The Nightmare Child. The Could-Have-Been King with his army of Mean-Whiles and Never-Weres. The war turned into Hell. And that's what you opened right above the Earth. Hell is descending.
The Master: My kind of world.
Rose: You alright, mate?
The Doctor: Yeah.
Rose: Too much to drink?
The Doctor: Something like that.
Rose: Maybe it's time you went home.
The Doctor: Yeah.
Rose: Anyway, happy new year!
The Doctor: And you. What year is this?
Rose: Blimey, how much have you had? 2005, January the first.
The Doctor: 2005. Tell you what, I bet you're gonna have a really great year!
Rose: Yeah? (smiles) See ya!
Nerys: You made me wear peach.
Donna: That's 'cause you are a peach! Furry skin, stones inside, going off...
Captain Jack: So, Alonso, going my way?
Alonso: How do you know my name?
Captain Jack: I'm kinda psychic.
Alonso: Really? Know what I'm thinking right now?
Captain Jack: Oh yeah. (chuckles)
Mickey: I told you to stay behind!
Martha: Well, it looked like you needed help. Besides, you're the one who persuaded me to go freelance.
Mickey: Yeah, but, we're being fired at by a Sontaran. A dumpling with a gun. This is no place for a married woman.
Martha: Well then, you shouldn't have married me.
(As the Vinvocci rescue them)
Wilfred: God bless the cactuses!
The Doctor: That's cacti.
Rossiter: That's racist!
The Master: What did you say to me? Back in the wasteland? You said: The End of Time.
The Doctor: I said something is returning. I was shown a prophecy. That's why I need your help.
The Master: What if I'm part of it?! Don't you see? The drum beat is calling from so far away, from the end of time itself. And now it's been amplified six billion times. Triangulate all those signals I could find its source! Look, Doctor, that's what your prophecy was: ME! (Slaps the Doctor)
The Partisan: This is only the furthest edge of the Time War. But at its heart, millions die every second, lost in bloodlust and insanity, with time itself resurrecting them, to find new ways of dying over and over again. A travesty of life. Isn't it better to end it at last?
Lord President: Thank you for your opinion (Vaporises her using gauntlet). I WILL NOT DIE!
Wilfred: But you said your people were dead, past tense.
The Doctor: Inside the Time War, and the whole war was time-locked. Like sealed inside a bubble. It's... it's not a bubble, but just think of a bubble. Nothing can get in or get out of the time bubble. But you see, nothing can get in or get out except something that was already there.
Wilfred: The signal. Since he was a kid.
The Doctor: If they can follow the signal, they can escape before they die.
Wilfred: Well, then, big reunion! We'll have a party!
The Doctor: There will be no party.
Wilfred: But I've heard you talk about your people like they're wonderful.
The Doctor: That's how I choose to remember them, the Time Lords of old, but then they went to war. An endless war, and it changed them right to the core. You've seen my enemies, Wilf. The Time Lords are more dangerous than any of them.
The Doctor: It's not like I'm an innocent. I've taken lives. I got worse, I got clever. Manipulated people into taking their own. Sometimes I think the Time Lord lives too long.
Wilfred: Eh, you don't wanna listen to an old man's tales, do you?
The Doctor: I'm older than you.
Wilfred: Get away.
The Doctor: I'm 906.
Wilfred: Oh, really though?
The Doctor: Yeah.
Wilfred: Nine hundred years. We must look like insects to you.
The Doctor: I think you look like giants.
The Master:(Blasting Rassilon with bolts of energy) YOU did this to me!! All of my LIFE! You MADE me!! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!!
The Master: (to The Doctor gagged) Nothing to say, Doctor? What's that? Pardon? Sorry?
Wilfred: You let him go, you swine!
The Master: (to the Doctor) Oh, your dad's still kicking up a fuss.
Wilfred: Yeah, well, I'd be proud if I was.
The Doctor: (strapped to a chair on wheels) Worst. Rescue. Ever!!!
The Eleventh Doctor: (following his regeneration) Legs. I've still got legs! (kisses his knee) Good! Arms, hands, ooh, fingers, lots of fingers. (examines his head) Ears, yes, eyes, two, nose... I've had worse. Chin, blimey! Hair... I'm a girl! No! no! I'm not a girl! And, and still not ginger! There's something else, something important. I'm, I'm... crashing! (laughs hysterically) Geronimo!!
The Tenth Doctor: (his last words) I don't want to go.
Ood Sigma: (about the Doctor) This song is ending, but the story never ends.
The Doctor: (about Sylvia Noble) Ohh, she's smiling. As if today wasn't bad enough.
Addams: This is my ship, and you're not moving it. Step away from the wheel!
The Doctor: There's an old Earth saying, Captain. A phrase of great power and wisdom and consolation to the soul in times of need.
Addams: What's that, then?
The Doctor: Allons-y!!
Wilf: I think I'm lost.
The Woman: And yet, you are found.
The Doctor: The Gate wasn't enough. You're still dying.
The Master: This body was born out of death. All it can do is die.
The Master: Tell me, where's your TARDIS?
The Doctor: You could be so wonderful.
The Master: Where is it?
The Doctor: You're a genius. You're stone-cold brilliant, you are. I swear, you really are. But you could be so much more. You could be beautiful. With a mind like that, we could travel the stars. It would be my honor. 'Cause you don't need to own the universe, just see it. To have the privilege of seeing the whole of time and space... that's ownership enough.
The Master: Will it stop then? The noise in my head?
The Doctor: I can help.
The Master: Don't know what I'd be without that noise.
The Doctor: I wonder what I'd be, without you.
The Master: Yeah.
In the scene where The Doctor is rotating back and forth trying to decide who or what to shoot, he is holding an empty (or mostly empty) gun. Every time he spins, he is pulling the trigger and re-cocking the gun.
This is the first time since The War Games that both an incarnation of the Doctor and his companions have been written out in the same story.
Before re-entering the TARDIS to finish his regeneration, the Doctor visits Rose on New Year's Eve 2005 and Sarah Jane Smith in the current day. As a result, they became the first companions to witness two regeneration periods. Rose's first one was during Parting of the Ways, while Sarah-Jane's was in Planet of the Spiders.
Both parts one and two aired on the 2nd January 2010 in Canada on Space.
This is not the first time that radiation poisoning has forced The Doctor to regenerate. It also happened to the Third Doctor in Planet of The Spiders.
This is the third occasion the Master has indirectly caused the Doctor to regenerate. It first happened when he foiled the Master's plot in Logopolis which resulted in the Fourth Doctor's fall to his 'death'. The second time was in the film when the Master's resurrection scheme caused the TARDIS to materialise in San Francisco where the Seventh Doctor was accidentally shot upon arrival.
A two-minute preview of this episode was placed on the BBC's Doctor Who website, immediately after the airing of Part One.
Ood Sigma: Doctor, the universe shall sing you to your sleep.
This is similar to a line in William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet': "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest" (Incidentally, David Tennant starred in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2008 production of Hamlet).
"Worst. Rescue. Ever!":
The Doctor is referencing Comic Book Guy, a character from The Simpsons. Comic Book Guy is known for saying the phrase "Worst. (noun). Ever."
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