The Sarah Jane Adventures

Season 3 Episode 6

The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2)

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Aired Monday 4:35 PM Oct 30, 2009 on BBC
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As the power of the Pantheon of Discord grows in strength, The Doctor joins the battle to save his old companion and the Earth. With time itself working against them what price will be paid for rescue?

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  • Welcome back Doctor we have missed you

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    Wow!!! A hugley enjoyable episode from SJA that does not put a foot wrong. Everyone had there place in the sun but what I loved about this episode was what they did with the Doctor. It would have been so easy, with an episode featuring the ingenious timelord, to have him come in, trample all over everyone and save the day. The danger with shows crossing over with their parent shows, as is the case here, is that it can be entirley undermined. This was not the case. At the end of the day it was Clyde who saved the day, and Sarah and Peter. The Doctor was a mere influence but also a very important part of the story. This alone was superbly done.



    When you get past the glamour of the Doctor (and it's alot of glamour) there is much else to like about this episode too. The Trickster is a superb villian, definately worthy of Sarah Jane's parent show, and the meeting between him and the Doctor gave me goosebumps. We also know a bit more about him thanks to the Doctor. Have we seen the last of him? Definately not. The most touching aspect of the episode was Peter's sacrifice. In a most common theme for modern who, it was the ordinary man who saved everyone in the end, with a little help from Sarah. It was sad but nessecery. A truly fitting ending, tackling deep emotional issues that would seem out of place usually on a tea time kids show. Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde and Rani's actions in their attick are the only thing keeping the Earth safe? While the obvious questions of this do come to light (what about Torchwood? UNIT? The fact that for years there was no attick crew and Earth got along just fine) dosen't take away the meaning. Sarah Jane is nessecery for the world, as is her crew, and this episode was all about proving just how nessecery they are. "The gate waits for you," Tenth Doctor. Roll on Christmas!moreless
David Tennant

David Tennant

The Doctor

Guest Star

Paul Marc Davis

Paul Marc Davis

The Trickster

Guest Star

Zienia Merton

Zienia Merton

Registrar

Guest Star

Mina Anwar

Mina Anwar

Gita Chandra

Recurring Role

Ace Bhatti

Ace Bhatti

Haresh Chandra

Recurring Role

John Leeson

John Leeson

K9 (voice)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The parting words between The Doctor and Sarah Jane in this episode echoes the farewell between Sarah Jane and the Fourth Doctor in The Hand of Fear, where both The Doctor and Sarah Jane ask the other not to forget them.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Clyde: But where is this? What's happened to the rest of the world?
      K-9: Our present location: nowhere, no-when.

    • The Doctor: (to Luke, Clyde and Rani) Here's the answer to all your questions. Yes, that was the Trickster. Yes, we're trapped. Yes, I'm the only one who can get us out of the trap. Yes, I'm gonna bring Sarah Jane (points at Rani) and your mum and dad and all the others back safe, but I can't do any of it without you.
      Clyde: You...need us?
      The Doctor: Just like Sarah Jane needs you.
      Rani: But my Mum and Dad, where are they?
      Luke: Just go along with him running. I saw him save the world.
      The Doctor: You helped me save the world, Lukey boy! Right. Come on. We can use the TARDIS. I assume everyone knows what the TARDIS is. Unless you really were not paying attention. And...Allons-y!

    • Clyde: We've met the Trickster before, but we've never actually found out who he is.
      The Doctor: The Trickster is a creature from beyond the universe. Forever trying to break into our reality, manifest himself. He's one of the Pantheon of Discord.
      Clyde: That's a good name for a band.
      The Doctor: Actually, not bad. He's in eternal exile. He exists to wreak havoc.

    • Sarah Jane: Is this the last time I'm ever going to see you?
      The Doctor: I don't know. I hope not.
      Sarah Jane: Bye Doctor. Until next time.
      The Doctor: Don't forget me, Sarah Jane.
      Sarah Jane: No-one's ever going to forget you.

    • (Luke, Rani and Clyde are inside the TARDIS together with Sarah Jane and The Doctor)
      Sarah Jane: You came all that way for me?
      The Doctor: You're so important. Not just to me. The Trickster wanted to end your story, but it goes on. The things you've done, Sarah, they're pretty impressive, but, oh, the things you're gonna do.
      Luke: The future. How about we could go for a ride?
      Clyde: Or back to, to the dinosaurs, yeah?
      Rani: Another planet?
      Sarah Jane: No way! For one thing, you were grounded by the Judoon, and your parents would never forgive me!

    • The Doctor: Sarah!
      Rani: Sarah Jane. She doesn't like being called Sarah.
      The Doctor: She does by me.

    • The Doctor: (to The Trickster) You look better in black. Or is white the new black?

    • (the group end up back in the wedding room)
      Rani: How did we end up here again?
      Clyde: It's a spatial loop mixed up with a temporal.
      Rani; How did you work that one out?
      Clyde: Well, we've been doing this for a while now. I have taken notes.

    • Clyde: I hope you're as good as Sarah Jane says you are.
      The Doctor: Well, you know journalists, always exaggerating, but yeah, I'm pretty amazing on a good day.

  • NOTES (1)

    • As production of the episode took place after the wrapping of the Doctor Who episode The End of Time, this is the final performance of David Tennant as the 10th Doctor. In an interview he stated his last line playing The Doctor was "You two, with me. Spit Spot!", which appeared in this episode when The Doctor went upstairs, taking Clyde and Rani with him.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • This episode makes reference to Adventure Six of the TV series Sapphire and Steel. In both cases the heroes find themselves in a repeating time loop. The Trickster's statement "This place is nowhere, and it's forever" is a direct quote.

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