Doctor Who (2005– )
9.2/10
5,334
24 user 8 critic

Journey's End 

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?

Director:

Writers:

, (characters: Daleks) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Luke Smith (as Thomas Knight)
...
...
...
Francine Jones
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

5 July 2008 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The BBC considered ending the revived series after David Tennant's tenure as The Doctor, as he had become a national treasure with his performance as The Doctor. But outgoing producer Russell T. Davies advised the BBC that the programme should keep going. See more »

Goofs

When Martha contacts the Crucible the way she is holding the key changes between shots from inside the station and the view screen on the crucible. See more »

Quotes

[Rose and the Doctor, trapped in Davros' Vault, have just witnessed the "reality bomb" test]
Rose Tyler: Doctor, what happened?
Davros: Electrical energy, Miss Tyler. Every atom in existence is bound by an electrical field. The reality bomb cancels it out, structure falls apart. That test was focused on the prisoners alone. Full transmission will dissolve every form of matter.
Rose Tyler: The stars are going out...
The Doctor: The 27 planets... they become one vast transmitter, blasting that wavelength...
Davros: Across the entire universe, never...
See more »

Crazy Credits

Credit at the end of "Journey's End": COMING CHRISTMAS 2008 THE RETURN OF THE CYBERMEN See more »

Connections

Features Doctor Who: Tooth and Claw (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Closing Credits
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One you either love or hate
6 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Well, as the other commenters have made clear, this is an episode you either love or hate! For myself, I quite enjoyed it - yes there are plot holes (when aren't there?), but it was a very satisfactory wrap up to a strong season, tying in plot elements found in stories over the last 4 seasons. Looking at some of the fan forums, it's plain that many people are unhappy with the treatment of Donna, but it was always known that Catherine Tate was only available for one season, so the only question was how she would be written out; many of the detractors seem to view the episode more kindly after another viewing. There was a strong feeling throughout the episode that Russell Davies was tying up all the loose plot lines of his era, and clearing the decks for Steven Moffat's takeover in season 5. I felt some of the multitude of companions in this and the last episode were rather underused - the Torchwood mob were rather useless (what's new? :) ).


40 of 58 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

"Altered Carbon" Star Will Yun Lee: Who, What, When, and Where?

"Altered Carbon" star Will Yun Lee reveals his most underrated role, the role he is best known for, and his favorite snack on set.

Watch now