I really enjoyed this episode. I thought I was going to hate it due to the subject of the Doctor becoming a new temporary father, but I was really surprised to see how they handled the story.
THINGS I LOVED:
I really loved the story of this episode. It reminded me a lot of the Stargate SG-1 episode titled “The Other Side”. I liked the fact that there was more to the war that was going on and the ending of it just being seven days since it started was really awesome to me.
I liked that Martha was separated from the rest of the group. I feel like she is a stronger role when she is away from the Doctor. When she is with him I get a sense that she is in love with him and I just can’t handle that mess.
I enjoyed the scene with the little toy mouse that the Doctor found. It reminded me of the older episodes where the Doctor would have random things in his pocket. This whole episode reminded me of a classic story. There were some parts that didn’t have the classic feel, but a majority was pretty comparable.
I really wish Jenny would come back. I don’t believe anything ever happened to her part of the story which is a shame. I may be wrong though. I really hope I am because I really liked her.
THINGS I HATED:
The reason why this is rated so low considering how much I enjoyed it is because of all the unnecessary scenes they added. I am referring to the ones of Donna and Jenny discussing how it feels to be a companion and what the Doctor’s name is. I get tired of the same information being repeated in the new series. Do we really have to be reminded where he comes from every single season? Can’t the new viewers just use Google?
This will have to go as one of my favorite episodes of the season so far. The repetitiveness was annoying, but the good story really made up for it.