The newly regenerated Doctor travels to present day London and Rose is happy to be home. Her mother is happy to see her, her protestation to the contrary. The Doctor isn't well however suffering from what he describes as a surplus of energy. While he is in a coma-like state, the people of the Earth are threatened by the Sycorax who threaten to destroy one-third of the planet's population if they don't surrender. The Prime Minister, in the apparent absence of the Doctor, asks for assistance from Torchwood but it's slow in coming and the end is fast approaching. Rose's mum Jackie has the cure for the Doctor, however. Written by
Did You Know?
After defeating the head Sycorax in the sword fight, the Doctor makes a comment about his outfit being very "Arthur Dent" and going on a short bit about what kind of person he was (just prior to discovering the fruit in his robe's pocket). This is a reference to "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Douglas Adams, the creator of the story, was a writer for the "Doctor Who" series. See more
The snow at the end of the episode, which is described by The Doctor as ash, can in some close-up shots clearly be seen as being foam. See more
Jackie, Mickey, blimey! No, no, no, no, hold on. Wait there! I've got something to say. I've got something I had to tell you. Something important, what was it? No, no, no, hold on. Tch tch tch tch... Oh, I know! Merry Christmas!
Edited from Doctor Who: Rose
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more