History Recap / DoctorWhoS30E1PartnersInCrime

4th Mar '17 7:08:52 PM AthenaBlue
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-->'''The Doctor:''' (who, like Donna, is in complete silence)'' Donna . . ?\\

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-->'''The Doctor:''' (who, ''(who, like Donna, is in complete silence)'' Donna . . ?\\
4th Mar '17 7:06:44 PM AthenaBlue
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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: The Doctor and Donna both use the same cover to get inside the office building and both steal a necklace -- without being aware that the other is doing the same thing.

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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: The Doctor and Donna both use the same cover to get inside the office building building, and both steal a necklace -- without being aware that the other is doing the same thing.
4th Mar '17 7:06:24 PM AthenaBlue
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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: The Doctor and Donna both use the same cover to get inside the office building and both steal a necklace -- without being aware that the other is doing the same thing.
4th Mar '17 7:03:42 PM AthenaBlue
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* ArcWords: "If that man's an alien, then he's alerted the Shadow Proclamation."

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* ArcWords: ArcWords:
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"If that man's an alien, then he's alerted the Shadow Proclamation.""
** "What do you mean 'the bees are disappearing'?"
4th Mar '17 7:02:57 PM AthenaBlue
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* ActorExistenceFailure: Geoff Noble's actor, Howard Attfield, died after he was set to return in series 4. Therefore, Bernard Cribbins' character Wilfred Mott, introduced in [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]], was used instead.
4th Mar '17 7:02:04 PM AthenaBlue
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The guy from the previous episode who explained about everyone clearing out due to GenreSavvy returns, and is revealed as Wilfred Mott, Donna's grandfather. He ''wasn't'' originally planned to be Donna's granddad, but when Howard Attfield, the actor who played Donna's father, died, Wilf was brought back, and the Geoff Noble scenes re-done with him. Howard Attfield's scenes as Geoff Noble are included as an extra on the DVD set with a nice intro from RTD.
4th Mar '17 7:01:30 PM AthenaBlue
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* ActorExistenceFailure: Geoff Noble's actor, Howard Attfield, died after he was set to return in series 4. Therefore, Bernard Cribbins' character Wilfred Mott, introduced in "Voyage of the Damned", was used instead.

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* ActorExistenceFailure: Geoff Noble's actor, Howard Attfield, died after he was set to return in series 4. Therefore, Bernard Cribbins' character Wilfred Mott, introduced in [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned", Damned"]], was used instead.instead.
* ArcWords: "If that man's an alien, then he's alerted the Shadow Proclamation."



* BaitAndSwitch: After discovering that someone has stolen one of the Adipose necklaces, Miss Foster reviews at the office security footage and says, "Oh, yes. There she is." Naturally, the audience assumes that Donna's been rumbled. It isn't until the SearchingTheStalls moment later that it's revealed that [[IntrepidReporter Penny Carter]] was who Foster had spotted.

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* BaitAndSwitch: After discovering that someone has stolen one of the Adipose necklaces, Miss Foster reviews at the office security footage on her computer (with the monitor facing away from the camera) and says, "Oh, yes. There she is." Naturally, the audience assumes that Donna's been rumbled. It isn't until the SearchingTheStalls moment later that it's revealed that [[IntrepidReporter Penny Carter]] was who Foster had spotted.



** Later, when the Doctor is watching the presentation from the projection booth: "John Smith, Health and Safety... Film Department."

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** Later, when the Doctor is watching the presentation from the projection booth: "John Smith, Health and Safety...Safety . . . Film Department."



* ChekhovsGun: The Adipose necklace and specifically, the fact that [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike both the Doctor and Donna steal one]]. It's a remote control for inducing birth.
* ChickMagnet: In case we hadn't noticed by now: when the Doctor's pretending to be a Health and Safety inspector, the telemarketer whose cubicle he stopped by slips him her number as he leaves. [[ObliviousToLove This just confuses him.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The Adipose necklace necklace, and specifically, specifically the fact that [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike both the Doctor and Donna both steal one]]. It's a remote control for inducing birth.
birth.
* ChickMagnet: In case we hadn't noticed by now: when the Doctor's pretending to be a Health and Safety inspector, the telemarketer whose cubicle he stopped by slips him her number as he leaves. [[ObliviousToLove This just confuses him.]]He gets rather flustered and tells her that accepting phone numbers is against regulations.



-->'''The Doctor:''' I've met [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth cat]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E3Gridlock people]]... you're nothing like them.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Miss Foster is the head of Adipose Industry and a "space super-nanny". She's going to murder over a million people to give birth to a million Adipose for her clients.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' I've met [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth cat]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E3Gridlock people]]...people]] . . . you're nothing like them.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Miss Foster is the head of Adipose Industry and a "space super-nanny". She's going to murder over a million people to give birth to a million Adipose for her clients.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: For anyone who missed or forgot her appearance back in "The Runaway Bride", Sylvia Noble first shows up treating Donna like a wayward teenager, then spends a good amount of time (suggested to be longer than shown) nagging Donna about her choices in life. [[SarcasmMode What a great mother she is.]]

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: For anyone who missed or forgot her appearance back in [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride "The Runaway Bride", Bride"]], Sylvia Noble first shows up treating Donna like a wayward teenager, then spends a good amount of time (suggested to be longer than shown) nagging Donna about her choices in life. [[SarcasmMode What a great mother she is.]]



** Planet Adipose III having gone missing.

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** Planet Adipose III having gone missing.been "lost".



* GilliganCut: The Doctor tells Donna he's locked the controls of the window washers' cart with a "sonic cage", so Miss Foster can't undo it unless she has a sonic device of her own. Naturally, the next thing we see is Foster wielding her sonic pen.

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* GilliganCut: The Doctor tells Donna he's locked the controls of the window washers' cart with a "sonic cage", so Miss Foster can't undo it unless she has a sonic device of her own.own, which is in his words "very unlikely". Naturally, the next thing we see is Foster wielding her sonic pen.



* InfantImmortality: PlayingWithATrope. Some Adipose get run over by a taxi but The Doctor decides against violent action against them ''because'' they are children. Bonus points for not being born starving, unlike the Racnoss.

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* InfantImmortality: PlayingWithATrope. Some Adipose get run over by a taxi taxi, but The the Doctor decides against violent action against them ''because'' they are children. Bonus points for not being born starving, unlike the Racnoss.



* JumpedAtTheCall: Donna is PlayingWithATrope. She refused the call in her intro, then soon regretted that decision and went looking for the call so she could jump on it. She's ''ecstatic'' when she finds The Doctor.
* LastSecondChance: The Doctor gives Miss Foster her "one chance" as he does to all his villains. As usual, she refuses.

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* JumpedAtTheCall: Donna is PlayingWithATrope. She refused the call in her intro, then soon regretted that decision and went looking for the call so she could jump on it. She's ''ecstatic'' when she finds The the Doctor.
* LastSecondChance: The Doctor gives Miss Foster her "one chance" chance", as he does to all his villains. As usual, she refuses.



* LudicrousGibs: Though not actually ''shown'', this is what most likely happens to Miss Foster, since we hear a nice splat sound effect after she falls to her death.

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* LudicrousGibs: Though not actually ''shown'', this is what most likely happens to Miss Foster, since we hear a nice splat "splat!" sound effect after she falls to her death.



* MissedHimByThatMuch: Played for laughs, with a certain degree of irony. Donna and the Doctor both sneak into the same office building through different entrances (using the same "health and safety" cover story) ''twice'', crash the same product presentation (Donna sits in the actual audience and looks like a journalist, while the Doctor watches in the projection booth), and both creatively acquire a list of customers from two office workers with cubicles literally three metres away -- and who print out the lists on the same networked printer -- without ever seeing each other. Later, we have Donna parking her car and walking away, and mere moments later the TARDIS parks right down the alley; both running down intersecting streets and stopping just short of the actual intersection; and so forth. Donna even lampshades the trope by listing off a number of bizarre events that she investigated, believing the Doctor to have been involved, but dismisses the one where the ''Titanic'' almost crashed into Buckingham Palace... which was the only one that the Doctor was ''actually present for''.

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* MissedHimByThatMuch: Played for laughs, with a certain degree of irony. Donna and the Doctor both sneak into the same office building through different entrances (using the same "health and safety" cover story) ''twice'', crash the same product presentation (Donna sits in the actual audience and looks like a journalist, while the Doctor watches in the projection booth), and both creatively acquire a list of customers from two office workers with cubicles literally three metres away -- and who print out the lists on the same networked printer -- without ever seeing each other. Later, we have Donna parking her car and walking away, and mere moments later the TARDIS parks right down the alley; both running down intersecting streets and stopping just short of the actual intersection; and so forth. Donna even lampshades the trope by listing off a number of bizarre events that she investigated, believing the Doctor to have been involved, but dismisses the one where the ''Titanic'' almost crashed into Buckingham Palace...Palace . . . which was the only one that the Doctor was ''actually present for''.



* MoralityChain: In her last appearance, Donna said that The Doctor "needs someone to stop him". She notes that Martha has been fulfilling that role until recently and The Doctor himself admits that he needs "a mate".

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* MoralityChain: In her last appearance, Donna said that The the Doctor "needs someone to stop him". She notes that Martha has been fulfilling that role until recently recently, and The the Doctor himself admits that he needs "a mate". mate".



* OhCrap: Ms Foster has just enough time to get this reaction across, before she meets the pavement below.
* PlanetOfHats: Donna packs a hat box.

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* OhCrap: Ms Miss Foster has just enough time to get this reaction across, before she meets the pavement below.
* PlanetOfHats: Donna packs packed a hat box.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The guy from the previous episode who explained about everyone clearing out due to GenreSavvy returns, and is revealed as Wilfred Mott, Donna's grandfather. He ''wasn't'' originally planned to be Donna's grandad, but when Howard Attfield, the actor who played Donna's father, died, Wilf was brought back, and the Geoff Noble scenes re-done with him. Howard Attfield's scenes as Geoff Noble are included as an extra on the DVD set with a nice intro from RTD.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The guy from the previous episode who explained about everyone clearing out due to GenreSavvy returns, and is revealed as Wilfred Mott, Donna's grandfather. He ''wasn't'' originally planned to be Donna's grandad, granddad, but when Howard Attfield, the actor who played Donna's father, died, Wilf was brought back, and the Geoff Noble scenes re-done with him. Howard Attfield's scenes as Geoff Noble are included as an extra on the DVD set with a nice intro from RTD.



* SmugSnake: Ms. Foster thinks looking after the Adipose makes her untouchable and that the family she's working for is practically indebted to her, no matter what the Doctor tries to say. A quick drop and sudden stop also disagree with her.
* SoftGlass: Averted. When sonicing the window fails, Donna starts hitting it with a spanner... and doesn't have any more luck.

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* SmugSnake: Ms. Miss Foster thinks looking after the Adipose makes her untouchable and that the family she's working for is practically indebted to her, no matter what the Doctor tries to say. A quick drop and sudden stop also disagree with her.
* SoftGlass: Averted. When sonicing the window fails, Donna starts hitting it with a spanner...spanner . . . and doesn't have any more luck.



-->'''The Doctor (who, like Donna, is in complete silence):''' Donna..?\\

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-->'''The Doctor Doctor:''' (who, like Donna, is in complete silence):''' Donna..silence)'' Donna . . ?\\



'''The Doctor:''' W-Wh.. What..?\\
'''Donna:''' [[Main/BigOMG Oh... my... GOD!!]]\\
'''The Doctor:''' H-.. How?!\\

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'''The Doctor:''' W-Wh.. What..W-Wh . . What . . ?\\
'''Donna:''' [[Main/BigOMG Oh... my...Oh . . . my . . . GOD!!]]\\
'''The Doctor:''' H-..H- . . How?!\\



'''The Doctor:''' ...what the ''hell'' are you ''doing'' there?!\\
'''Donna:''' I was looking... for you!\\

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'''The Doctor:''' ...Doctor:''' . . . what the ''hell'' are you ''doing'' there?!\\
'''Donna:''' I was looking...looking . . . for you!\\



'''Donna:''' I read it on the internet... crept along... heard them talking... ''(Donna ducks down and slowly pops back up to illustrate her point)'' ...YOU!\\
'''Miss Foster (the only person audible in the whole exchange):''' ...are we interrupting you?\\
'''The Doctor:''' ...RUN!!

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'''Donna:''' I read it on the internet... internet . . . crept along... along . . . heard them talking... talking . . . ''(Donna ducks down and slowly pops back up to illustrate her point)'' ...point)'' . . . YOU!\\
'''Miss Foster (the Foster:''' ''(the only person audible in the whole exchange):''' ...exchange)'' . . . are we interrupting you?\\
'''The Doctor:''' ...Doctor:''' . . . RUN!!



** Aside from the Creator/RussellTDavies ''Series/DoctorWho'' standard, used by the Adipose company saleswoman explaining how the pill allegedly works. Her long speech full of scientific-sounding words basically boils down to, "It's absorbed by fat tissue then breaks the fat down." Hilariously enough, [[BlatantLies it's revealed later that this explanation is a wholesale fabrication]].
** It's used dramatically at one point as the Doctor begins one of his usual technobabble explanations... then realises he's speaking to an empty TARDIS. He lets the technobabble trail off and simply stares at the console.

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** Aside from the Creator/RussellTDavies ''Series/DoctorWho'' standard, used by the Adipose company saleswoman Miss Foster explaining how the pill allegedly works. Her long speech full of scientific-sounding words basically boils down to, "It's absorbed by fat tissue then breaks the fat down." Hilariously enough, [[BlatantLies it's revealed later that this explanation is a wholesale fabrication]].
** It's used dramatically at one point as the Doctor begins one of his usual technobabble explanations...explanations . . . then realises he's speaking to an empty TARDIS. He lets the technobabble trail off and simply stares at the console.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The Adiposian royal family somehow lost their breeding planet. When the Doctor tries asking how that happened, Miss Foster just shrugs it off.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The Adiposian royal family First Family somehow lost their breeding planet. When the Doctor tries asking how that happened, Miss Foster just shrugs it off.
4th Mar '17 6:45:30 PM AthenaBlue
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Written by Creator/RussellTDavies.
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Meanwhile, Donna Noble -- [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride remember Donna?]] -- has been drifting through life, more or less aimlessly, and ruing the day she turned the Doctor down. She's become a bit more introspective and bit less confident, enough to anger Sylvia (her mum) and worry Wilfred (her grandad, previously seen [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned selling newspapers and chatting with the Doctor]]). The fact that [[ActorExistenceFailure her father has died in the meantime]] made things worse. In short, she's been having a horrible year.

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Meanwhile, Donna Noble -- [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride remember Donna?]] -- has been drifting through life, more or less aimlessly, and ruing the day she turned the Doctor down. She's become a bit more introspective and bit less confident, enough to anger Sylvia (her mum) and worry Wilfred (her grandad, granddad, previously seen [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned selling newspapers and chatting with the Doctor]]). The fact that [[ActorExistenceFailure her father has died in the meantime]] made things worse. In short, she's been having a horrible year.



* DevelopmentGag: There is a journalist called Penny Carter, which was the name of the intended new companion for Series 4 until it turned out that Creator/CatherineTate wanted to return to ''Who''.
8th Feb '17 11:30:14 PM AthenaBlue
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* LimitedWardrobe: Donna, upon reuniting with the Doctor:
--->"You're even wearing the same suit! . . . Don't you ever change?"
8th Feb '17 11:26:31 PM AthenaBlue
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'''The Doctor:''' ...RUN!!\\

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'''The Doctor:''' ...RUN!!\\RUN!!
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