The Sarah Jane Adventures

Season 1 Episode 8

Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2)

Aired Monday 4:35 PM Nov 06, 2007 on BBC
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Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2)
Maria fails to convince Andrea to correct the time-line and in the end it is left to Alan to find a way to bring his daughter and Sarah Jane back to the real world, before a cataclysm destroys the Earth.

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  • Second half was not as good as the first. Everybody's a hypocrite.

    The second half of this two part story arc was not tooo bad. However, the thing that annoyed me about it was the holier-than-though, righty-tight attitude of the characters toward Andrea. They rag on her for wanting to live at the expense of her friend (it's not like she even really understood the deal that she was making that moment), yet they turned around and did the exact same thing to her. At the end, they were trying to kill her so that they could themselves live. At least Andrea was in immediate danger and didn't have a chance to think about what she was doing; these gits knew exactly what they were doing. I guess they can justify they hypocrisy by saying that she was supposedly meant to die whereas they aren't. Bah!moreless
  • The episode that made me want to watch this show again

    When i first heard about this show, i wanted to see it. after seeing the first few episodes, i wasn't so sure if i wanted to watch it anymore. but this episode is what made me want to watch it again! basically, sarah jane and luke don't exist as the evil trickster madesarah jane die instead of her childhood friend. The graske also appear, but they weren't that good a role. The look on marias mums face when she saw alan being chased by the graske was just hilarious. it was sad how the other lady had to die either way, but it stopped the meteor destroying earth.moreless
  • Second part of the darkest story yet.

    Whatever happened to Sarah Jane Part 2 is an excellent episode, with Maria trapped in 1964 also she meets young Sarah Jane and Andrea Yates (died on that very day) but when she warns them of not going to the pier a Graske appears and fires a rope at Maria, they disappear and the young Sarah Jane looks round to say goodbye but no-body was there. The Graske drops Maria off in a mysterious place surrounded in white smoke, there she finds Sarah Jane who tells her that the place they are in is called limbo and it is nothing-ness. Brilliantly written, unlike Gareth Roberts previous story he wrote (Revenge of the Slitheen) which wasn't the best ever. It ends with Maria's dad asking about what is going on. The next episode looks very good.

    Scariness = 7

    Grippiness = 9

    Villain = 8moreless
Jane Asher

Jane Asher


Guest Star

Paul Marc Davis

Paul Marc Davis

The Trickster

Guest Star

Jessica Ashworth

Jessica Ashworth

Young Sarah Jane

Guest Star

Joseph Millson

Joseph Millson

Alan Jackson

Recurring Role

Juliet Cowan

Juliet Cowan

Chrissie Jackson

Recurring Role

Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong

Mr Smith

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The Examiner

      Whilst the newspaper Maria uses to verify the date in 1964 is fictional, the story emblazoned on it's front page is not. The Beatles did indeed sell out the Brighton Hippodrome on the first leg of their UK tour on July 12th 1964, the day before the newspaper was printed.

    • The newsreader on the TV reporting about the meteor is played by Jason Mohammad. Jason is actually a newsreader for BBC Wales.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Alan: Right. Aliens, monsters, supercomputers, is anybody going to tell me what's going on? Hm? Come on, I need some answers. Who's going first?

    • Andrea: You tricked me. You used a child. And now you're destroying the Earth.
      Trickster: Chaos is good.
      Andrea: Well, I say no. If there's one thing I can do with my life, I can put a stop to you for good. I've changed my mind. I'm taking the deal back!
      Trickster: Then you will die!
      Andrea: I've been dead for 40 years. (turns her back on the Trickster) Been a good life. (pause) It's my birthday.
      (Sarah looks sadly at her)
      Andrea: Goodbye, Sarah Jane. I'm going now. And you're free!

    • (Chrissie watches as Alan is chased down the stairs followed by the Graske)
      Chrissie: Well that's just ridiculous!
      (goes back into join the party)
      Chrissie: Oh, I'm telling you, my ex-husband and a dwarf in a suit, now I've seen it all.

    • The Trickster: I will return when the Earth is no more, and I will explore your potential further; in particular, your memories of this 'Doctor'.
      Sarah Jane: You leave him alone!
      The Trickster: I can use you to find him. Imagine if The Doctor had never existed? What chaos there would be, across the stars.
      Sarah Jane: (hysterically) Don't you dare! Don't you dare! Don't you dare!

    • Sarah Jane: You'd destroy all life on Earth – you don't even care.
      The Trickster: I care about you. You are so wonderful, Sarah Jane Smith. Your life was so important, and I found the right moment to snuff it out, with the help of Andrea Yates.

    • Sarah-Jane: I take it this is your domain. Who are you?
      Trickster: Nobody. I am nothing
      Sarah-Jane: Any chance you could be a bit less cryptic?

  • NOTES (2)


    • The Trickster: Waking or sleeping, I will always be with you.

      These words spoken to Andrea after the accident are an almost exact copy of the statement The Black Guardian says to Turlough in the Doctor Who episode Mawdryn Undead 'Waking or sleeping, I am always nearby'.

    • Sarah Jane: But if I died all those years ago, never mind the Bane, what about the Slitheen, and the Gorgon and the Patriarchs of the Tin Vagabond?

      Whilst the interaction between Sarah Jane and the Bane, Slitheen and Gorgon are all in reference to the previous episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures, the last mention of Church of the Tin Vagabond was by The Doctor in The Satan Pit.

    • The Trickster: Ephemeral minds are so, limited.

      The description of human minds as ephemeral echoes the statements made by the Eternals Striker and Marriner in the Doctor Who episode Enlightenment.

    • Clyde: There's this huge rock headed for Earth, like in Armageddon.

      Armageddon was a popular movie about a meteor heading for Earth. It starred Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck.

    • Sarah-Jane: There was some Graske activity on earth a couple of years back.

      This is most likely a reference to Attack of the Graske, an interactive episode of Doctor Who that was broadcast after the Christmas special in 2005.

    • Andrea: Yeah, and you'd believe a triffid's gonna come and get us. Triffids were a man eating, mobile, crop plant in the book Day of the Triffids written by John Wyndham in 1951. Later made into a radio serial (1957), movie (1962) and BBC TV series (1981).

    • Title

      A play on the title of the novel Whatever happened to Baby Jane?

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