Doctor Who: Season 2, Episode 9

The Satan Pit (1 Dec. 2006)

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As Rose battles the murderous Ood, the Doctor finds his every belief being challenged to the core, as the Pit beckons. With the planet threatening to fall into the black hole, the Doctor must make the ultimate sacrifice.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Ronny Jhutti ...
Gabriel Woolf ...
The Beast (voice)
Silas Carson ...
The Ood (voice)


The supposedly servile Ood are now in the control of some type of beast that describes itself as Satan and claims to be a being that has existed since before the creation of the known universe. Rose takes charge and tries to find a way to get everyone out safely. The Doctor and Ida have descended 10 miles into the bowels of the planet only to find themselves trapped there and unable to return to the surface. They find evidence of a ancient civilization and a seemingly bottomless pit where the doctor confronts the beast and finds the solution. The only problem is that the solution may kill Rose. Written by garykmcd

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Alternate forms for The Beast included an old man, a gigantic eye or a young girl inspired by one of the avatars of the Senior Partners in Angel (1999) or a mutated future human. See more »


The cable should have taken several minutes to fall to the bottom of a ten-mile shaft, not just a few seconds. See more »


Zachary Cross Flane: [after hearing that the Doctor fell down a pit and there is very little time left to escape the planet] We're leaving.
Rose: I'm not going.
Zachary Cross Flane: Rose, there's space for you.
Rose: No, I'm gonna wait for the Doctor, just like he'd wait for me.
Zachary Cross Flane: I'm sorry, but he's dead.
Rose: You don't know him.
[beginning to cry]
Rose: 'Cause he's not. I'm telling you, he's not. And even if he was, how could I leave him... all on his own, all the way down there? No, I'm... I'm gonna stay.
Zachary Cross Flane: Then I apologize for this.
[to his crew]
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24 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the first part of this two parter, The Impossible Planet, and was slightly worried that the second part wouldn't hold up quite so well as has been true in the past of the two parters of the past 2 Who series. But thankfully my fears were unfounded as I found myself enjoying this episode as much as the previous one. Anyway we start off with the surviving crew members on the run from the Ood, whom have become the Devil's pawn. There is also a bit of philosophizing on the Doctor's part in the episode that I quite enjoyed. Needless to say it was a good solid Doctor Who story. Might be a tad too intense for the younger viewers though.

My Grade: B+

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