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Partners in Crime 

With a new weight-loss pill tested in London by Adipose Industries, The Doctor goes to investigate the sinister truth behind the product, only to find out that his old friend Donna Noble is investigating as well.

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Independently of one another, the Doctor and Donna Noble are investigating Adipose Industries who claim to have created a revolutionary diet pill. The head of Adipose, Miss Foster, runs a pretty tight ship and they have been quite successful. Donna visits several people who have taken the pills and as advertised, the pills seem to be working. Except of course for the person that virtually vanishes, excerpt for a strange little creature in the bathroom sink. The Doctor and Donna join up eventually and come to the realization that there is definitely something alien behind what is going on. Written by garykmcd

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25 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The window cleaner cradle scene was intended for use in Smith and Jones but was cut and used here instead. In the first draft, the initial confrontation between the Doctor, Donna and Miss Foster was to have happened in the cradle, but budgetary and logistics problems meant the scene was moved to the sales cubicles area (and the Doctor's "sonic screwdriver plus sonic pen equals massive sonic feedback" diversion added). See more »

Goofs

Donna's car license plate near the start of the episode was "YD56 VHG". At the end of the episode, the license plate becomes "LN54 VKR". See more »

Quotes

[meeting on the stairs; both hug each other]
Donna Noble: [high-pitched voice] Oh my God! I don't believe it!
[looks him over]
Donna Noble: Oh, you got the same suit!
[as her voice returns to normal]
Donna Noble: Don't you ever change?
The Doctor: Yeah, thanks Donna; not right now.
[look beneath them to see Miss foster & her gunmen running up the stairway]
The Doctor: [to Donna] Just like old times.
[both take off up the stairs]
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Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Lords and Masters (2009) See more »

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Doctor Who Closing Credits
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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"I'm waving at fat!"
26 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

Ahh! The return of Donna Noble. I love this character and the comedy she brought to the show! So, obviously I'm excited when I hear she's returned to who! Sadly, this episode wasn't a great restart for Miss Tate. The plot seemed to be just thrown in there. An idea that the writers said about: "wouldn't it be funny if..." But eventually they had to use it. So, though the plot was just plain silly, the acting was top notch. Though the villain didn't really have a huge role, her acting made her slightly villain like. At least compared to chunks of baby fat! But Tate and Tennat really showed the comedy in this episode. In their first encounter in PIC they really had me rolling! So, while this episodes plot is quite sickening, watch just for a laugh! Because Tennant and Tate are quite the duo!


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