History Recap / DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride

27th Apr '17 4:09:30 PM AthenaBlue
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: On seeing the massive hole in the Torchwood lab going all the way down to the center of the Earth, Donna wonders if there are dinosaurs down there (because she saw a TV show with something like that once). The Doctor is just completely dumbfounded by that one.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: On seeing the massive hole in the Torchwood lab going all the way down to the center of the Earth, Donna wonders if there are dinosaurs down there (because she saw a TV show movie with something like that once). The Doctor is just completely dumbfounded by that one.



* IgnoredVitalNewsReports: Donna was hungover and out of town for the [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion Sycorax]] and scuba-diving in Spain for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts the]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday Cybermen]]. The Doctor is confused as to why she could end up like this.

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* IgnoredVitalNewsReports: Donna was hungover and out of town for the [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion Sycorax]] and scuba-diving in Spain for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts the]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday Cybermen]]. The Doctor is confused as to why she could end up like this.



* PungeonMaster: The Racnoss Empress. Notable in that she deliberately keeps sitting up puns, and Lance and Donna don't play along.

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* PungeonMaster: The Racnoss Empress. Notable in that she deliberately keeps sitting setting up puns, and Lance and Donna don't play along.



'''Empress:''' (''annoyed'') YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SAY "I DO!"!!!!!!!!!

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'''Empress:''' (''annoyed'') ''[annoyed]'' YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SAY "I DO!"!!!!!!!!!



** The Racnoss Webstar bears a striking resemblance to the Cylon Basestar of the re-imagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Both ships are made with Y shapes stacked on each other. The names are also quite similar.

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** The Racnoss Webstar bears a striking resemblance to the Cylon Basestar of the re-imagined reimagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Both ships are made with Y shapes stacked on each other. The names are also quite similar.



** Donna's comment about dinosaurs at the centre of the Earth that she saw in a movie. She probably saw ''Journey to the Centre of the Earth''.



-->'''The Doctor:''' There was a Racnoss web at the centre of the Earth, but my people unravelled their power source. Because Huon particles ceased to exist and the Racnoss were stuck, so they just stayed in hibernation for ''billions'' of years, frozen, dead, kaput! So you're the new key, brand new particles, living particles, and they need you to open it . . . and you have never ''been'' so quiet!
* SureLetsGoWithThat: The Doctor decides to run with Donna's accusation of him being Martian when he uses the Sonic Screwdriver on a cash machine, since it simplifies matters.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' There was a Racnoss web at the centre of the Earth, but my people unravelled their power source. Because Huon huon particles ceased to exist and the Racnoss were stuck, so they just stayed in hibernation for ''billions'' of years, frozen, dead, kaput! So you're the new key, brand new particles, living particles, and they need you to open it . . . and you have never ''been'' so quiet!
* SureLetsGoWithThat: The Doctor decides to run with Donna's accusation of him being Martian when he uses the Sonic Screwdriver sonic screwdriver on a cash machine, payphone, since it simplifies matters.



* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Donna's reaction to the TARDIS chasing her taxi down the motorway, though you would think she wouldn't be afraid of it coming to rescue her when she's just discovered a killer Robot Santa is the driver.

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* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Donna's reaction to the TARDIS chasing her taxi down the motorway, though you would think she wouldn't be afraid of it coming to rescue her when she's just discovered a killer Robot Santa is the driver.motorway.
3rd Mar '17 11:39:08 AM AthenaBlue
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* RealitySubtext: Creator/CatherineTate and Creator/DavidTennant became close friends during the filming of this special. This is ''easily'' seen on Tennant's face during pretty much every scene he shares with her, and on Tate's during Donna's softer moments.
3rd Mar '17 11:38:21 AM AthenaBlue
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...just as the Doctor had finished his last goodbye to Rose in the previous episode, [[Creator/CatherineTate some random broad]] pops up in the TARDIS. ([[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS1E1BloodOfTheDaleksPartOne Again.]]) Neither of them was expecting this. And she's wearing a wedding dress.

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...Written by Creator/RussellTDavies.
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. . .
just as the Doctor had finished his last goodbye to Rose in the previous episode, [[Creator/CatherineTate some random broad]] pops up in the TARDIS. ([[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS1E1BloodOfTheDaleksPartOne Again.]]) Neither of them was expecting this. And she's wearing a wedding dress.



She and her fiancé, Lance, go along with the Doctor to help find out what's going on. They avoid the "pilot fish" and find a Racnoss nest inside a Thames Flood Barrier, in the basement of the company where Donna temps. Which, unbeknownst to Donna, turns out to be part of Torchwood.

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She and her fiancé, Lance, go along with the Doctor to help find out what's going on. They avoid the "pilot fish" and find a Racnoss nest inside a under the Thames Flood Barrier, in the basement of the company where Donna temps. Which, unbeknownst to Donna, turns out to be part of Torchwood.



-->'''The Doctor:''' [[YouHaveNoIdeaWhoYoureDealingWith Oh, but I'm not from Mars.]] My home is far away and [[DoomedHometown long since lost]]. But its name lives on. ''Gallifrey''.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' [[YouHaveNoIdeaWhoYoureDealingWith Oh, but I'm not from Mars.]] My home is far away and [[DoomedHometown long since lost]].gone]]. But its name lives on. ''Gallifrey''.



* BigDamnHeroes: At first, it seems like the primarily hesitant and cowardly Lance is going to pull a stealthy one, involving a fire axe and an evil monologing Empress... [[{{Subverted}} and then it turns out he was just adding insult to injury]] in his EvilAllAlong reveal.

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* BigDamnHeroes: At first, it seems like the primarily hesitant and cowardly Lance is going to pull a stealthy one, involving a fire axe and an evil monologing Empress...Empress . . . [[{{Subverted}} and then it turns out he was just adding insult to injury]] in his EvilAllAlong reveal.



** The Doctor also utilises the Extrapolator from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown "Boom Town"]].

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** The Doctor also utilises the Extrapolator extrapolator from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown "Boom Town"]].



* EpicFail: The Doctor frees Donna from her webby imprisonment, and readies to catch her... only for Donna to smack about 5 feet below him. Even the Empress is a little stunned.

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* EpicFail: The Doctor frees Donna from her webby imprisonment, and readies to catch her...her . . . only for Donna to smack about 5 feet below him. Even the Empress is a little stunned.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: A simple rewatch and some critical thinking (or someone who's just paying real close attention on their first watch) will reveal that, for a man who's apparently never been down to the hidden depths of the abandoned Torchwood facility beneath the Thames, Lance sure knows the quickest way to leave the lab, circle around and up, and make his way to the Empress in record time. This is a big clue, but relatively easy-to-miss in the heat of the moment and quick run of the sequence of shots, that he knows more than he lets on about the facility and its general layout.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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A simple rewatch and some critical thinking (or someone who's just paying real close attention on their first watch) will reveal that, for a man who's apparently never been down to the hidden depths of the abandoned Torchwood facility beneath the Thames, Lance sure knows the quickest way to leave the lab, circle around and up, and make his way to the Empress in record time. This is a big clue, but relatively easy-to-miss in the heat of the moment and quick run of the sequence of shots, that he knows more than he lets on about the facility and its general layout.



-->'''Doctor''': Do you know what I said before, about a time machine? Well, I lied, and now it's time to use it.
* ItsAlwaysSpring: It's supposed to be Christmas, but the episode was filmed in warm weather as evidenced by the green trees seen during the car chase on the highway. Also, despite being famous for cold weather Donna doesn't even shiver at running around London with only a sleeveless wedding dress.

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-->'''Doctor''': -->'''The Doctor:''' Do you know what I said before, about a time machine? Well, I lied, and now it's time to use it.
* ItsAlwaysSpring: It's supposed to be Christmas, but the episode was filmed in warm weather weather, as evidenced by the green trees seen during the car chase on the highway. Also, despite being famous for cold weather Donna doesn't even shiver at running around London with only a sleeveless wedding dress.



'''The Doctor:''' [[SarcasmMode I know, unheard of...]]
* LoveInterestTraitor: Lance only made Donna coffee in order to drug her with Huon particles. Accepting the marriage proposal was simply to keep her around.

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'''The Doctor:''' [[SarcasmMode I know, unheard of...]]
of . . .]]
* LoveInterestTraitor: Lance only made Donna coffee in order to drug her with Huon particles. Accepting the marriage proposal was simply to keep her around.



* MythologyGag: Donna ends up in the TARDIS in the same way companion Lucie Miller does in ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''. Just like Lucie, she's not the least bit impressed by the Doctor. (Lucie assumed he was a "hippie ponce", while Donna sees Rose's jacket on a railing and assumes he's a deranged serial killer.)

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* MythologyGag: Donna ends up in the TARDIS in the same way companion Lucie Miller does in ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''. Just like Lucie, she's not the least bit impressed by the Doctor. (Lucie assumed he was a "hippie ponce", while Donna sees Rose's jacket shirt on a railing and assumes he's a deranged serial killer.)



** The Racnoss Queen, after the Doctor finally corrects Donna's mistake. Namely, his planet of origin.
* OrSoIHeard: After officially missing the wedding, Donna wishes the Doctor had a time machine so they could go back and get it right. The Doctor mumbles that even if he did, he couldn't go back on her personal timeline -- "apparently."

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** The Racnoss Queen, Empress, after the Doctor finally corrects Donna's mistake. Namely, his planet of origin.
* OrSoIHeard: After officially missing the wedding, Donna wishes the Doctor had a time machine so they could go back and get it right. The Doctor mumbles that even if he did, he couldn't go back on her personal timeline -- "apparently.""apparently".



* PungeonMaster: The Racnoss. Notable in that she deliberately keeps sitting up puns, and Lance and Donna don't play along.
-->'''Racnoss:''' DO YOU WANT TO BE RELEASED?!\\

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* PungeonMaster: The Racnoss.Racnoss Empress. Notable in that she deliberately keeps sitting up puns, and Lance and Donna don't play along.
-->'''Racnoss:''' -->'''Empress:''' DO YOU WANT TO BE RELEASED?!\\



'''Racnoss:''' (''annoyed'') YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SAY "I DO!"!!!!!!!!!

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'''Racnoss:''' '''Empress:''' (''annoyed'') YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SAY "I DO!"!!!!!!!!!



** The Way the Doctor kills the Racnoss children is very reminiscent to the nursery rhyme ''WesternAnimation/TheItsyBitsySpider''.

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** The Way way the Doctor kills the Racnoss children is very reminiscent to of the nursery rhyme ''WesternAnimation/TheItsyBitsySpider''.



-->'''The Doctor:''' There was a Racnoss web at the centre of the Earth, but my people unravelled their power source. Because Huon particles ceased to exist and the Racnoss were stuck, so they just stayed in hibernation for ''billions'' of years, frozen, dead, kaput! So you're the new key, brand new particles, living particles, and they need you to open it... and you have never ''been'' so quiet!

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-->'''The Doctor:''' There was a Racnoss web at the centre of the Earth, but my people unravelled their power source. Because Huon particles ceased to exist and the Racnoss were stuck, so they just stayed in hibernation for ''billions'' of years, frozen, dead, kaput! So you're the new key, brand new particles, living particles, and they need you to open it...it . . . and you have never ''been'' so quiet!



* TranquilFury: The Doctor, and it ''really'' freaks Donna out. "Turn Left" reveals that he would've died along with the Racnoss if she hadn't snapped him out of it.

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* TranquilFury: The Doctor, and it ''really'' freaks Donna out. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left" Left"]] reveals that he would've died along with the Racnoss if she hadn't snapped him out of it.



* UnderestimatingBadassery: The Racnoss Empress, thanks to having been in hibernation for eons and Donna's assumption that the Doctor was "Martian", fails to realize how dangerous he is until it's far, far too late -- when he tells her where he's ''really'' from.



* VillainousBreakdown: When the Doctor reveals his true home, the Racnoss Queen goes from gloating to horrified shrieking:
-->'''Racnoss Queen''': They MURDERED the Racnoss!

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* VillainousBreakdown: When the Doctor reveals his true home, the Racnoss Queen Empress goes from gloating to horrified shrieking:
-->'''Racnoss Queen''': Empress:''' They MURDERED the Racnoss!
8th Feb '17 3:25:12 PM AthenaBlue
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: "The Doctor-man amuses us!"

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: "The Doctor-man amuses us!"me!"



* AnAssKickingChristmas: In keeping with New Series tradition, this time complete with an actual tank.



* AstronomicZoom: The zoom-in intro is carried over from "Rose" and "The Christmas Invasion" except here, it zooms in on a church instead of on the Powell Estate.

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* AstronomicZoom: The zoom-in intro is carried over from "Rose" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion "The Christmas Invasion" Invasion"]], except here, it zooms in on a church instead of on the Powell Estate.



* BiggerOnTheInside: Besides the TARDIS, you've got the Doctor's ''pockets.'' Really, it explains an awful lot.

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* BiggerOnTheInside: Besides the TARDIS, you've got the Doctor's ''pockets.'' ''pockets''. Really, it explains an awful lot.



** Lance has a more subdued one than the empress.

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** Lance has a more subdued one than the empress. Empress.



* ItsAlwaysSpring: It's supposed to be Christmas, but the episode was filmed in warm weather as evidenced by the green trees seen during the car chase on the highway also despite being famous for cold weather Donna doesn't even shiver at running around London with only a wedding dress.

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* ItsAlwaysSpring: It's supposed to be Christmas, but the episode was filmed in warm weather as evidenced by the green trees seen during the car chase on the highway also highway. Also, despite being famous for cold weather Donna doesn't even shiver at running around London with only a sleeveless wedding dress.



* NotThatKindOfDoctor: The Empress, possibly due to her sheer age, is one of the few aliens who doesn't seem to know that "the Doctor" refers to a rogue Time Lord and assumes he's a physician.

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* NotThatKindOfDoctor: The Empress, possibly due to her sheer age, age and having been in hibernation for eons, is one of the few aliens who doesn't seem to know that "the Doctor" refers to a rogue renegade Time Lord and assumes he's a physician.



** The Doctor reacting upon noticing that the driver of the taxi Donna has climbed into is a Robot Santa, and that there are several more aiming their weapons at him.



** The Doctor reacting upon noticing that the driver of the taxi Donna has climbed into is a Robot Santa, and that there are several more aiming their weapons at him.



** The Way the Doctor Kills the Racnoss children is very reminiscent to the nursery rhyme ''WesternAnimation/TheItsyBitsySpider''

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** The Way the Doctor Kills kills the Racnoss children is very reminiscent to the nursery rhyme ''WesternAnimation/TheItsyBitsySpider'' ''WesternAnimation/TheItsyBitsySpider''.



* TimeAbyss: The Racnoss date from the early days of the universe, and the Empress has been in hibernation for ''billions'' of years.



* YourMom: "And that goes ''double'' for your ''mother!"''

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* YourMom: "And that goes ''double'' for your ''mother!"''
''mother!''"
2nd Feb '17 12:41:52 PM dmcreif
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Just as the Doctor says a last goodbye to Rose, [[Creator/CatherineTate some random broad]] pops up in the TARDIS. ([[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS1E1BloodOfTheDaleksPartOne Again.]]) Neither of them was expecting this. And she's wearing a wedding dress.

This is Donna Noble, of Chiswick -- who demands to be put back on Earth ''right now, damn it.'' She's getting married! Unfortunately, our old friends [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion the robo Santas]] have come back to help the MonsterOfTheWeek by kidnapping Donna. Fortunately, the Doctor convinces her to jump into his TARDIS out of a speeding car. Which is quite an accomplishment, seeing as the Doctor just told Donna that his last companion girl is now "gone" and she found Rose's jacket in the TARDIS, meaning she's pretty convinced that the Doctor is a deranged serial killer ([[RunningGag from Mars]]). The (still Christmas-themed) pilot fish also crash the wedding reception, which is being held without Donna, who is rather indignant upon discovering this.

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Just ...just as the Doctor says a had finished his last goodbye to Rose, Rose in the previous episode, [[Creator/CatherineTate some random broad]] pops up in the TARDIS. ([[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS1E1BloodOfTheDaleksPartOne Again.]]) Neither of them was expecting this. And she's wearing a wedding dress.

This is Donna Noble, of Chiswick -- who demands to be put back on Earth ''right now, damn it.'' She's getting married! Unfortunately, our old friends [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion the robo Santas]] RoboSantas]] have come back to help the MonsterOfTheWeek by kidnapping Donna. Fortunately, the Doctor convinces her to jump into his TARDIS out of a speeding car. Which is quite an accomplishment, seeing as the Doctor just told Donna that his last companion girl is now "gone" and she found Rose's jacket in the TARDIS, meaning she's pretty convinced that the Doctor is a deranged serial killer ([[RunningGag [[RunningGag from Mars]]). Mars]]. The (still Christmas-themed) pilot fish fish, still in their Santa disguises, also crash the wedding reception, which is being held without Donna, who is rather indignant upon discovering this.



'''Donna:''' I'm going ten-pin bowling. WHY DO YOU THINK, DUMBO?! I was halfway up the aisle!

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'''Donna:''' [[SarcasmMode I'm going ten-pin bowling.bowling]]. WHY DO YOU THINK, DUMBO?! I was halfway up the aisle!



* AstronomicZoom: The very intro is carried over from "Rose" and "The Christmas Invasion" except here, it zooms in on a church instead of on the Powell Estate.

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* AstronomicZoom: The very zoom-in intro is carried over from "Rose" and "The Christmas Invasion" except here, it zooms in on a church instead of on the Powell Estate.
14th Jun '16 4:01:00 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Way the Doctor Kills the Racnoss children is very reminiscent to the nursery rhyme ''TheItsyBitsySpider''

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** The Way the Doctor Kills the Racnoss children is very reminiscent to the nursery rhyme ''TheItsyBitsySpider'' ''WesternAnimation/TheItsyBitsySpider''
3rd Jun '16 1:44:38 PM nighttrainfm
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* YouMustBeCold: The Doctor lends Donna his jacket to make up for her lack of sleeves. She immediately points out how skinny he is.
31st May '16 10:11:55 PM dmcreif
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The plucky and rather rude bride -- one Donna Noble, of Chiswick -- demands to be put back on Earth ''right now, damn it.'' She's getting married! Unfortunately, our old friends [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion the pilot fish]] have come back to help the MonsterOfTheWeek by kidnapping Donna. Fortunately, the Doctor convinces her to jump into his TARDIS out of a speeding car. Which is quite an accomplishment, seeing as the Doctor just told Donna that his last companion girl is now "gone" and she found Rose's jacket in the TARDIS, meaning she's pretty convinced that the Doctor is a deranged serial killer ([[RunningGag from Mars]]). The (still Christmas-themed) pilot fish also crash the wedding reception, which is being held without Donna, who is rather indignant upon discovering this.

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The plucky and rather rude bride -- one This is Donna Noble, of Chiswick -- who demands to be put back on Earth ''right now, damn it.'' She's getting married! Unfortunately, our old friends [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion the pilot fish]] robo Santas]] have come back to help the MonsterOfTheWeek by kidnapping Donna. Fortunately, the Doctor convinces her to jump into his TARDIS out of a speeding car. Which is quite an accomplishment, seeing as the Doctor just told Donna that his last companion girl is now "gone" and she found Rose's jacket in the TARDIS, meaning she's pretty convinced that the Doctor is a deranged serial killer ([[RunningGag from Mars]]). The (still Christmas-themed) pilot fish also crash the wedding reception, which is being held without Donna, who is rather indignant upon discovering this.
27th May '16 10:21:30 AM JMQwilleran
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* ILied: The Doctor to Donna regarding the [=TARDIS=] and its status as a time machine.
-->'''Doctor''': Do you know what I said before, about a time machine? Well, I lied, and now it's time to use it.
18th Dec '15 4:01:06 AM Scorntex
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* DeathGlare: The Doctor gives a pretty scathing one to Donna after she asks about Rose's jacket in the TARDIS. It shuts her up.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: On seeing the massive hole in the Torchwood lab going all the way down to the center of the Earth, Donna wonders if there are dinosaurs down there (because she saw a TV show with something like that once). The Doctor is just completely dumbfounded by that one.
* DeathGlare: The Doctor gives a pretty scathing one to Donna after she asks about Rose's jacket in the TARDIS. It shuts her up.up (and also gives the first showing of Donna's nicer side).



** The Doctor reacting upon noticing that the driver of the taxi Donna has climbed into is a Robot Santa.

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** The Doctor reacting upon noticing that the driver of the taxi Donna has climbed into is a Robot Santa.Santa, and that there are several more aiming their weapons at him.
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