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
Freema Agyeman has a small role in this episode as Adeola Oshodi, an employee of the Torchwood Institute. Freema went on to play Martha Jones, the Doctor's companion after Rose Tyler. It was later revealed Martha was Adeola's cousin. See more »
Throughout the series, Rose (and the audience) have had all languages translated for them by the TARDIS. Yet when clicking the television around, all the the foreign correspondents are untranslated. 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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