The Sarah Jane Adventures

Season 4 Episode 6

Death of the Doctor (2)

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Aired Monday 4:35 PM Oct 26, 2010 on BBC
9.3
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With two ex-companions working on his side, you'd think nothing could stop the Doctor, but will it be enough to stop the sinister Shansheeth?

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  • With the Doctor revealed to be alive and the Shanseeth seeking to use the combined memories of Jo and herself to create a tardis key for their own objectives, can Sarah jane save the day again with her old mentor helping?moreless

    9.5
    The Doctor is alive and the Shanseeth seek to rectify their mistake of having a funeral without a proper dead body by trying to kill the doctor. Sarah has her hands tied this time, she's needed heavily by the docgor since the shansheeth kept the doctor's screwdriver in the tardis. Sarah learns out much out the doctor'd life after her when she finishes this adventure. many of the doctor's ex companions have been trying to improve society just like their time lord mentor; ranging from Ian chesterson to Ace Mcshane.

    "With freinds like us, he's never really going ot die is he?" - sarahmoreless
  • So the first thing I've got to say is yahh the Doctor is back. Even if it's a different doctor.

    10
    After a very dull first part the second part did everything right. And it blew me away. After being very disappointed in part 1. I must admit I wasn't exspecting the second part to be any better. Part two of Death of the Doctor was just what you would exspect from the an crossover between Doctor Who and the Sarah Jane Adventures. You get aliens trying to do something stupid like tacking over the world or in this case trying to kill off the Doctor so they can steal the TARDIS and stop all deaf in the universe and the military UNIT up to no good.



    With old companion's Jo Grant and Sarah Jane together we get to see a beautiful blend of clip's from the original Doctor Who show and the 2005 remake. Pluss a few clips from last year when DT showed up on the SJA as the tenth Doctor in The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith part 1 and 2. With plenty of references to the time's Sarah teamed up with the Doctor in resent years an a small references to Amy and Rory, the Doctor's current companion's. This episode was a great blend between the two (or three depending on how you look at it) shows.



    There were some beautiful moments between the Eleventh Doctor and Jo. And some cute seans with the kids. I loved being told that the Tenth Doctor visited all his old companion before he died. And not just the one's we saw. My favorite seans were when The Doctor, Sarah and Jo were on the alien plant. I also loved the speech that the Doctor gave about remembering all the times they had together. The good and the bad. I won't say much more because I don't want to give to much away but in my opinion this was one of RTD better episode's. But then agine I might just be thinking that because I needed my Doctor Who fix as I wait for the Christmas episode.



    All and all. This was a great episode.moreless
  • Wow, after a slow plodding part 1, part 2 did everything right, and it literally blew me away.

    9.5
    I must admit I was hoping that this second part would be better than the first part, and I was right, a nice blend of action sequences, comedy, and importantly memories. Good to see a lot of references to the Doctor Who universe of past AND present (ie references to Amy and Rory). It's also nice to see that a detail that's so easily dismissed as a lead lined coffin, turned out to be of crucial importance. That shows good attention to detail of the writer. All in all a very good second part that moved at a fast pace, and lead to a thrilling conclusion.moreless
  • We're so sorry for your...bowtie

    9.0
    The second much welcomed cross over between Doctor Who and the Sarah Jane Adventures is once again a superb effort, this time bringing back former companion Jo Grant too. It felt like a tribute to Doctor Who more than anything, even though it was still firmly Sarah Jane's story. Once again, they managed to make it so the Doctor could appear but still need to rely on Sarah to get the job done. There was alot of ground covered here, nicely paying tribute to the old series, the series as it had been under RTD and the present series with the Eleventh Doctor. Series 5 of Doctor Who didn't have much connection at all with the show's long history (apart from all the monster's mentioned past experiences) so it was nice to see the Eleventh Doc talking about it. I especially like being told that the Tenth Doc visited everyone before he died, not just the people we saw. Adds to what he was doing all the more. And it was a nice touch to hear what all his old companions had been doing.

    If I'm being honest, this belonged in the parent show, but having it here also helped to once again show the effect the Doctor has on people's lives. All in all a superb effort.moreless
Matt Smith (VI)

Matt Smith (VI)

The Doctor

Guest Star

Katy Manning

Katy Manning

Jo Jones

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Finn Jones

Finn Jones

Santiago Jones

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Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong

Mr Smith (voice)

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Several of the Doctor's past companions, and what they are doing now, are referred to: *Tegan, companion to the Fourth and Fifth Doctors, is fighting for Aboriginal rights in Australia.

      *Ben and Polly, companions to the First and Second Doctors, are running an orphanage in India.

      *Harry Sullivan, companion to the Fourth Doctor, is mentioned by Sarah Jane to have created vaccines that have saved hundreds of lives (Her tone suggests that he may also have died some time ago).

      *A "Dorothy something" is mentioned to be running a company called "A Charitable Earth" (The initials of which spell "Ace", companion to the Seventh Doctor).

      *Ian and Barbara, companions to the First Doctor, are married, both professors at Cambridge, and are rumored not to have aged since the sixties.

    • Flashbacks are shown of the classic Doctor Who stories The Daemons, The Curse of Peladon, The Sea Devils, The Mutants, The Time Monster, The Three Doctors, Carnival of Monsters, Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks, The Time Warrior, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Death to the Daleks, The Monster of Peladon, Robot, Genesis of the Daleks, Terror of the Zygons, Planet of Evil, Pyramids of Mars, The Android Invasion, The Seeds of Doom, The Masque of Mandragora, The Hand of Fear, the Doctor Who (2005) episodes School Reunion and The Stolen Earth, and from this series, Invasion of the Bane, Revenge of the Slitheen, Eye of the Gorgon, Warriors of Kudlak, Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?, The Lost Boy, The Last Sontaran, Day of the Clown, Secrets of the Stars, The Mark of the Berserker, and The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Rani: Do you think there's lots of Jo Grants out there? You know, like the Doctor's old companions?
      Sarah Jane: I do a little research, sometimes.
      Clyde: What'd you Google? TARDIS?
      Sarah Jane: Hey, it works.

    • Santiago: It's exactly like you said. You live over there, and you're...
      Clyde: Just down there on the left.
      Santiago: You save the world, and you just... come home.
      Rani: Thing is, maybe you could do with a bit of that. See, we're fighting the Slitheen and the Trickster, and you're fighting oil barons and factories. But at the end of the day, who's waiting for you?
      Clyde: I think you should start another protest, mate. Except this time, at your mum and dad. Or they might find that relations with Santiago get decidedly "Chile". (Santiago and Rani laugh) Let's pretend I never said that.
      Rani: That was horrific.
      Clyde: I'm ashamed of myself.

    • Jo: So, you've been watching me? All this time?
      The Doctor: No. Because you're right. I don't look back. I can't. But the last time I was dying, I looked back on all of you. Every single one. And I was so proud.
      Jo: It really is you. Isn't it?
      The Doctor: Hello.

    • (after swapping places with the Doctor a fourth time)
      Clyde: I'm getting space-sick.

    • The Doctor: I'm travelling with Amy now, and Rory. They got married, so I dropped them off at a honeymoon planet, which isn't what you'd think; It's not a planet for a honeymoon, it's a planet on its honeymoon. Married an asteroid.

    • Sarah Jane: Echoes of The Doctor, all over the world. With friends like us... He's never going to die, is he?

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