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I have to say, I really enjoyed that episode -- watched it twice! I think Donna is exactly what Ten needs to keep him in line and I adore how they bicker like brother and sister, though they are mistaken as a married couple because of it.

Donna is very feisty and isn't going to take crap from anyone. This is very apparent when she's kidnapped by the Sisters. They have her tied up with the knife moments from striking and all the while she's being sassy and snarky. I like her a lot.

"I am Spartacus!"
"So am I."

Made me laugh out loud. I enjoyed the water gun scene as well.

There weren't as many funny moments this week as there were last week, but this week's situation was far more severe than little fat marshmallows running around.

I loved the bit with the Soothsayers: "She is returning!" I want to know more and I want to know who! (though I suspect I already know!!) And I wonder what the man meant when he told Donna that she had something on her back. Does this mean she's not going to survive this season?? That would be a waste of a wonderful character.

My heart broke for Ten when he realized that he was the reason Vesuvius exploded. And when Donna put her hands on the lever with him I wanted to weep. She knew that it meant killing 20,000 people, along with herself and the Doctor, but she did it. I also wanted to pet the poor Doctor when he said he couldn't go back to Gallifrey to save his people, but he would if he could.

Oh! And I LOVED how they referred back to Captain Jack's quote, "It's volcano day!" I'd forgotten completely about Jack telling us in series 1 of DW that he was at Pompeii close to the time the volcano exploded. I think it would have been brilliant if they had put him in the background, maybe in the market scenes. I mean, how hard could it have been to go across the hall and tell Barrowman he was needed on the set of Who for a quick scene? Then again, they did film this in Rome, so maybe it would have been a little harder to do. LOL

All in all, I give this ep 4 sonic screwdrivers. I'm loving Donna.

Date: 2008-04-13 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tripocket.livejournal.com
I enjoyed the episode too. I knew I would like Donna. I know there are some mixed reviews but I think the part is beautifully written so far.

I'm also really interested to see where the story arc for this season goes. I'm nervous, because well...I fell prey to the whims of Joss Whedon awhile back, but excited none the less.

Date: 2008-04-18 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psubrat.livejournal.com
I'm nervous, because well...I fell prey to the whims of Joss Whedon awhile back, but excited none the less.

So sayeth all of us who have come from the Whedonverse! LOL We're seriously hoping that Rusty isn't cut from the same cloth at Joss -- even if he decided to off a few main characters elsewhere.

Let's just pray that Joss hasn't been giving Rusty pointers. :)

Date: 2008-04-13 05:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] adriana-is.livejournal.com
I loved this episode. I am warming up to Donna, she seems a little too naggy to me but her heart is in the right place.
I am also curious to find out what that man meant about Donna having something on her back and "Daughter of London" for some odd reason cracked me up.

I thought that "It's volcano day" sounded familiar, I just couldn't place it. Barrowman definitely needs to be back on this programs (pets Jack)

Thanks for turning me on to DW, Missy. :D

Date: 2008-04-13 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flickums.livejournal.com
I am warming up to Donna, she seems a little too naggy to me but her heart is in the right place.

To be honest, I think the Doctor needs someone who will nag him into doing the things he seems too reluctant/angsty to do.

The episode reminded me quite a lot of Adric's death.

Tegan: You could go back and save Adric!
Doctor: No I couldn't. Don't ask me to do that.
Tegan: Okay.

Donna makes the same point as Tegan and the Doctor makes the same argument but she nags him and pesters him and really forces home her point that while he can't save millions, he can at least save somebody. He might not be able/willing to alter history, but he can at least save one life.

Were I in Donna's position, I'd have probably made the same argument with the same determination.

Date: 2008-04-18 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psubrat.livejournal.com
To be honest, I think the Doctor needs someone who will nag him into doing the things he seems too reluctant/angsty to do.

I totally agree! Donna will keep him in line because she's not going to be mooning over him like the other two did. And she's not going to take any guff from him either.

Her little speech at the end begging him to save someone was awesome and exactly what Ten needed to hear.

Date: 2008-04-18 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psubrat.livejournal.com
Thanks for turning me on to DW, Missy.

Glad I could turn you to the dark side. The more the merrier, I say! Hee!

Date: 2008-04-15 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvinborn.livejournal.com
I adored the Spartacus bit :) so cute!
and the Doctor running around defending the planet with a little yellow water pistol was priceless and so Doctor Who.

They really did drop a lot of prophesy hints this episode! It will be interesting to see which ones continue and what comes of them.

Date: 2008-04-18 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psubrat.livejournal.com
and the Doctor running around defending the planet with a little yellow water pistol was priceless and so Doctor Who.

Wasn't it though??? "That's not going to hurt!" "No, but I'm guessing it's going to sting a bit." Very well written and well performed.

There were a bunch of prophecy hints and I hear there are more to come in tomorrow's ep.

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