Doctor Who: Season 4, Episode 13

Journey's End (5 Jul. 2008)

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In the wake of Davros' threat to destroy the existence of the Universe itself, the Doctor's companions unite to stop the Dalek empire. Which one will die by the prophecies and what will the fate be for the Doctor?



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Smith (as Thomas Knight)
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The Doctor and his companions prepare to do battle with Davros and the Daleks who are out to destroy everything and everyone in the universe other than themselves. All seems lost when the Daleks apparently destroy the TARDIS but it's not that simple as an empowered Donna - and a new version of the Doctor - take control and face the Dalek menace head on. For one of the Doctor's companions however, there will be a heavy price to pay. Written by garykmcd

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Dalek Caan: This I have forseen, in the wild, in the wink, the Doctor will be here as witness at the end of everything; the Doctor and his precious Children of Time!
The Doctor: What does that mean?
Davros: We will discover it together. Our final journey, because the ending approaches. The testing begins.
[Davros turns away]
The Doctor: Testing of what?
[Davros stops, then turns back]
Davros: [matter-of-factly] The Reality Bomb.
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Credit at the end of "Journey's End": COMING CHRISTMAS 2008 THE RETURN OF THE CYBERMEN See more »


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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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19 September 2008 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I was a very new Doctor Who fan, started with the fourth series, so when I saw this I didn't understand most of it - I'd never even heard the phrase EXTERMINATE! But I had seen enough to like the show, and I liked the character of Donna. So I had enough explanations, because she was new and had to have everything explained to her. Her ending made me very sad and this final made me want to see more of Doctor Who. I have seen every episode of the New series in just 1 week, and now I am a complete addict and a very great fan. After catching up with the previous series I watched Stolen Earth/Journey's End again, and this time everything made sense, and I was impressed how everything came back from all 4 series - even Bad Wolf! I'll admit that not everything is great - the regeneration felt like a cheap way to get a good cliffhanger, and Rose's comeback, although I loved the reunitement at the end of Stolen Earth, seemed somewhat unnecessary- she doesn't contribute anything to the story.

However, The character of the doctor and his life are examined in a more detailed way than ever and that is the main storyline, along with the return of the companions. The battle with the Daleks is almost not important, it's just a background for the rest of it. The ending made much more sense the second time around, because I had seen him say goodbye before, and I knew his loneliness. The final scenes makes this one of the best episodes so far, and I can't wait for the next ones.

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