As the ghosts of loved ones appear, the whole world celebrates. But as the Doctor investigates he believes that there is a more sinister motive behind their appearence. And deep within the ... See full summary »
As the ghosts of loved ones appear, the whole world celebrates. But as the Doctor investigates he believes that there is a more sinister motive behind their appearence. And deep within the Torchwood tower, a mysterious sphere containing the greatest enemies of the Doctor is opened... Written by
Russell T. Davies originally intended Torchwood to be based in Cardiff, on the time rift which had been introduced in "The Unquiet Dead". When Torchwood (2006) he took the opportunity to base that programme in Cardiff and shifted the action to Canary Wharf in London. See more »
When Rose is taking her backpack off to give to Jackie. In the first shot she fully takes it off but in the second shot, it is still swinging off her shoulder. See more »
But I don't understand; the cybermen don't have the technology to build a void ship. How did you manage it?
The sphere is not ours. We followed it its wake; its origin is unknown to us.
Then what's inside?
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Starting with Rose's heart-breaking monologue and ending in quite possibly the best cliffhanger for a Doctor Who two-parter in recent memory, this episode is full of surprises, returning characters both good as well as evil, great characterization, and more. It's just brilliant all around. The only drawbacks are that it's steeped in Who mythology and for those who for some reason to choose this as their first episode of the current incarnation of Doctor Who will be lost and the other thing is not a detriment of the show in the least. More a detriment to me, as so much happens that I truly can't talk about the actual plot too much without spoiling it. And trust me, this IS an episode you'd want to go into knowing nothing about.
My grade: A
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