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HIMYM: I was so insanely sad over The Doctor Who Season 2 Finale that I had decided to watch some How I Met Your Mother to entertain me and get me happy again. Though it did work to a point, it was also kind of sad. I'm about mid Season 4 now. And this whole Barney/Robin thing didn't cheer me up much. I really really like those two. And poor old womanizing Barney. <3333

OK OK. I'm going to try and do a recap of the last few episodes of Season 2. Let's hope this makes sense. Once I get to 2x13, I cannot be held responsible if my sentences start to make absolutely no sense or logic.

Doctor Who:

2x10 - Love and Monsters: This was a big fat filler episode. But I must say, for a filler episode with barely any of the main cast it was fantastic. I loved the style of how it was shot. Though not as insane, it reminded me of 3x13 - Scratch 'n Sniff of Farscape. *reminisces* Oh what a fantastic episode.

Anyway. The Doctor and Rose are in about...5 minutes total of this episode but I didn't miss them that much. I really enjoyed the Elton character and thought his story was sad. I enjoyed the baddie until well...they made him a grotesque monster. I thought for a few minutes that the baddie was being played by Matt Lucas from Little Britain. But it wasn't. It would have been better if it was. :) :)

The opening of the episode was entertaining. The Doctor and Rose running through the doorways after/from the alien/monster and Rose throwing the wrong bucket on the monster. And after Jackie finds out that Elton had first gotten to know her to find out about Rose and find The Doctor, I loved her speech about protecting Rose and The Doctor. <3333 I love Jackie. Then Jackie calls Rose and The Doctor lands the TARDIS right where Elton is about to get killed by the alien and Rose comes out to yell at Elton for upsetting her mom. bwahaha

The Doctor: You're not from Raxacoricofallapatorius, are you?
Victor Kennedy: No, I'm not! They're swine! I spit on them! I was born on their twin planet.
The Doctor: Really? What's the twin planet of Raxacoricofallapatorius?
Victor Kennedy: Clom.

2x11 - Fear Her: I liked this episode. It was full of tons of quirky Doctor moments. Tennant was quite entertaining. The whole carrying the Olympic Torch was a bit over the top of insanity but the rest of the episode was really good.

I don't know why, but I was way too amused at The Doctor having had parked the TARDIS badly and he had to re-park it. lol Doctor and Rose get to town and it turns out a bunch of kids are missing. An alien has taken control of a little girl and is using drawing to capture people in order to give itself friends so its not alone. The Doctor goes out to find the alien's spaceship with a device he made but gets sucked in by a drawing of the alien's. So Rose has to work it out and find the little ship and then with a bit of help from drawing Doctor gets the ship to the Olympic Torch that's coming through town. The ship gets enough heat and love to shoot back out into space.

"Fingers on lips!" was so hilarious. All the neighbors were shouting and he shouts that and they all end up shutting up and putting their fingers to their lips. Loved his dislike of the cat that Rose found, back to the devious cats! and his excitement at it having vanished.

Kel: You just took a council axe from a council van, and now you're tearing up a council road! I'm reporting you to the council!

2x12 - Army of Ghosts: First episode in the season finale. People on Earth think ghosts of their loved ones are visiting. Ends up its a gap in the fabric of reality that was caused by some huge void sphere and that Torchwood is opening up the cracks in shifts to let the ghosts through in order to harness its power. And it turns out these ghosts are really CYBERMEN!! gah. Not really my favorite Who villain so far. I don't find them very threatening. But wait....wait...DALEKS! And my brain just exploded. I have to say, one of the most entertaining things I've seen in this show was watching the Cyberman face off with the Dalek and just listening to that nonsense. HAHAHAHAA! ooh dear. But I think that happens in the next episode, but oh well.

The Doctor accidently brings Jackie along with them and I just love his speech when he introduces her as Rose. Oh! and don't let me forget when she hugged and kissed him in their apartment and the Doctor gets disgusted and wipes his mouth. I love those two. Did I mention that I loved Jackie. *hugs her* And the Ghostbusters reference...WIN.

I am pondering. This was similar to Season 1's finale and I don't know if this is something the Who world does. But in the season 1 finale a lot of what ended up happening was all caused by one of The Doctor's and Rose's previous visits to the same place. This was also, in a way. Torchwood was in a way created because of The Doctor's and Rose's visit to the Torchwood Estates when they were with the Queen and the werewolf alien attacked. Now its Torchwood that ends up leading to letting the Cybermen through. Maybe the Daleks would have gotten through no matter what, but for the most part it was all caused by The Doctor. :( so sad.

And now the start of this episode just makes me even more sad because Rose and The Doctor are on some planet and he turns to her and asks "How long are you going to stay with me?" and she answers, "Forever." And then they smile.

Yvonne Hartman: According to the records, you're not one for traveling alone. The Doctor and his companion - that's a pattern, isn't that right? There's no point in hiding anything, not from us. So where is she?
The Doctor: Yes, sorry, good point. She's a bit shy that's all. But here she is, Rose Tyler. She's not the best I've ever had. Bit too blonde. Not too steady on her pins. A lot of that. And just last week she stared into the heart of the time vortex and aged 57 years. But she'll do.
Jackie Tyler: I'm 40!
The Doctor: Deluded. Bless. I'll have to trade her in. Do you need anyone? She's very good at tea. Well, when I say "very good" I mean not bad. Well, I say "not bad" - anyway, lead on. Allons-y - but not too fast. Her ankle's going.
Jackie Tyler: I'll show you were my ankle's going!

The Doctor: So, you find a breach, probe it, the sphere comes through, 600 feet above London, BAM! It leaves a hole in the fabric of reality. And that hole, you think: "Should we leave it alone, should we back off, should we play it safe?" NAH, you think: "Let's make it BIGGER!"

Rose Tyler: Doctor, they've got guns.
The Doctor: And I haven't! Which makes me the better person, don't you think? They can shoot me dead, but the moral high ground is mine!

2x13 - Doomsday: Oh my. By the end, this episode hit me hard. It takes a lot for a show to reduce me to a puddle of tears and snot. lol I can't really comment on what happened in this episode other then the The Doctor/Rose stuff and just the silliness that is David Tennant running around in 3D glasses and trying to act serious. I can't even comprehend that Mickey was back at the moment. He was lovely! But I don't much remember what he did. My brain and heart were broken in the last 15 minutes of this episode.

And what was happening with the Cybermen and Daleks, I HAVE NO IDEA!!! There was talk of Exterminating and Deletion, that's all I know.

OMG, David Tennant and Billie Piper! Those two were just all over the mesmerizing in this episode. I couldn't stop watching those two once it hit the scene where The Doctor explains his glasses and the "Void Stuff". Their chemistry and their excitement and seeming joy out of figuring out the problem while everybody else is still dumbfounded and upset was lovely. And then him telling her she needs to go through the breach while he closes it on his side. She refuses to go but The Doctor slips one of those transporters around her neck, knowing she won't go on her own, before she can stop him and she gets taken to the other universe. And the look on Tennant's face. *sigh of sadness* But of course Rose goes back and refuses to leave The Doctor alone.

The Doctor and Rose open the breach. But one of the levers starts to shut and Rose has to open it again. She ends up not being able to hold on but before she gets sucked into the breach Pete ports in and grabs her, taking her to the parallel universe. Her last act in her world was heroic but my heart broke at The Doctor's fear for her. I think tears starting rolling when as soon as Rose landed on the other side she was at the wall, pounding on it, screaming "Bring me back!"

And then Rose on one side of the breach and The Doctor on the other. Both putting their faces and hands against it, as if they could sense the other one, just there. Close but unreachable. But if only they could listen hard enough. At this point I'm a disaster. Especially with that beautiful and haunting music playing.

Oh god, and then the next scene. Rose's dream leads them to a beach that turns out to be translated to "Bad Wolf Bay". The Doctor sends down an image of himself through a gap in the universe that's about to close. "I'm burning up a sun, just to say goodbye." *sob*

And Rose wants to reach out and touch him but she can't... I am heartbroken. And the damn show isn't even done with me yet.

The Doctor: I'm still just an image, no touch.
Rose: Can't you come through properly?
The Doctor: The whole thing would fracture. The two universes would collapse.
Rose: So?

I don't even know if I can put into words what the last few moments were like for me. Those two characters and those two actors were so breath taking. Even if there was no dialogue you could have understood what was being said through their faces alone. And their sad small talk to fill the silence that's left by both of them not saying what they want to say. Until Rose gets the courage. And as if I wasn't already a wailing mess, Billie Piper just has to go and get so beautifully heartbroken. Her character sobbing at being unable to be with The Doctor and at him being alone. And then she admits she loves him.

The Doctor: Rose Tyler, defender of the Earth... You're dead -officially- back home. So many people died that day and you've gone missing. You're on the list of the dead. Here you are, living your life day after day. The one adventure I can never have.
Rose: Am I ever going to see you again?
The Doctor: You can't.
Rose: What are you going to do?
The Doctor: Back to the TARDIS. Same old life.
Rose: On your own?
The Doctor: Yes.
Rose: I- .... I love you.
The Doctor: Quite right too. And I suppose, if it's my last chance to say it: Rose Tyler..

And back on the TARDIS, The Doctor lets a couple tears fall and looks more broken up then he ever has. And though I know the end end was supposed to be funny with Catherine Tate showing up...I can't wrap my head around it. My brain will not let it compute. I need to rewatch it in order to not be a broken shell of a person by the time she pops on screen.

The way this episode turned out I would have been less heartbroken if they would have just tragically killed Rose. For some reason the fact that she's still alive and out there but she and The Doctor can't reach each other anymore just makes it even more sad. She's stuck away from the alien she loves and back into a normal life. He's left to travel alone once again in the tragic way that he must. Reinette in the "Girl in the Fireplace" put it best when she called him, "My lonely angel."

Its just so hearbreaking to me, that they both know the other is out there somewhere still, living their life without the other.


This show is blowing my mind with its awesome! Why hasn't anybody gotten me to watch this sooner? Season 1 was amazing and Season 2 did not disappoint. It was just as amazing. The acting was beautiful. This show does well with balancing the serious and the humor. This definitely puts this show in the upper reaches of amazing shows. Alongside my insane & beautiful Farscape and my tragic Angel.

And David Tennant!! Wow wow wow. He blew me away. And Shhh, this is a secret and I'm probably very late to the party but... I'm celeb crushing on him a little bit. Well, more then a bit if I were being honest. He's so tall and skinny. And freaking ADORABLE.

I still can't say if I like his Doctor better then Eccleston's. Its not really a competition in my head anymore. Its not that one is better then the other. They are both so brilliant and played so well. I will keeps them both and loves them forever!


-- Murray Gold - Doomsday (Doctor Who Soundtrack)

In case you want to listen to a fantastic song that just might bring you to point of tears.
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