October 14th, 2006

Dalek

"Forget the shooty dog-thing!"

"School Reunion" may just be the best episode of the new Doctor Who yet. Sarah Jane Smith, K9, Anthony Stewart Head! Sarah Jane and Rose acting possessive about the Doctor, then bonding over what an eccentric tool he is! Mickey realizing he's basically the new K9! Evil Giles! K9 blasting the bat-things out of the air!

But best of all was the Doctor and Sarah Jane finally getting to say goodbye the way they should have at the end of "The Hand of Fear" in 1976. I actually got a little teary eyed. Not that I'm a big softy. Someone must have been peeling onions next door.

I'd say bravo, but I think I've already knocked my reputation down a few pegs too many with this post. I will say, however, that David Tennant played it so perfectly that I no longer miss Christopher Eccleston quite so much.