History Recap / DoctorWhoS30E1PartnersInCrime

9th Apr '18 11:55:57 AM Gravidef
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Miss Foster is convinced that, as the "nanny" of the baby Adipose, she'll be welcomed with open arms by the First Family. There are two problems. One, once babies have been born, they no longer need a nanny. Two, and more importantly, using a "level five" planet as a breeding ground is a strict violation of intergalactic law...and Miss Foster is the only evidence that links the children to the Earth. Cue...



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Miss Foster does seem to genuinely consider the baby Adipose her own children, even though she's their nanny. Too bad her employers don't feel the same.



* MonsterIsAMommy: Technically, Miss Foster is a ''foster mother''. Her employers are the real parents.

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* MonsterIsAMommy: Technically, Miss Foster is a ''foster mother''. Her employers are the real parents. parents, and that distinction proves fatal when the Adiposian First Family realizes that their nanny is a piece of evidence linking them to a crime.



** This winds up subverted later, though. It turns out this particular incident is ''far'' more important than it initially seemed.

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** This winds up subverted later, though. It turns out this particular incident is ''far'' more important than it initially seemed. Miss Foster assumed that the Adiposian First Family had "lost" the planet as a country might "lose" territory in a war--that is, it's been claimed by someone else. As it happens, the Adiposians were speaking literally: the planet has completely vanished from existence.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Averted. Though Penny Carter is abandoned for the action-packed chase sequence, spaceship arrival, and death of Miss Foster in the ending, she ''does'' emerge from the office--still strapped to her chair prison--and tells the Doctor and Donna that she'll be "reporting them for madness."



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: As the Doctor says, once mom and dad have their babies, they don't need a nanny anymore, especially a nanny that's an accomplice to a crime.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: As the Doctor says, once mom and dad have their babies, they don't need a nanny anymore, especially a nanny that's an accomplice to a crime. Cue Miss Foster's short but [[IncrediblyLamePun impact-filled]] trip to the ground.
30th Jan '18 11:24:51 AM HeroGal2347
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* WeightLossHorror: Adipose Industries produces a special pill that makes your fat walk away: literally, it turns body fat into a little creature called "adipose" that looks like an anthropomorphic marshmallow, which then leaves the host's body. Consuming too many adipose pills may destroy a human's body completely.
9th Sep '17 11:49:07 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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.

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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.
31st Aug '17 6:09:24 PM goldenroad
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* ContrivedCoincidence: The Doctor and Donna investigating in the same building simultaneously, questioning workers in the same office at the same time, using the same printer, running down parallel streets and parking their transports in the same street without [[HilarityEnsues ever]] [[MissedHimByThatMuch seeing the other]] is portrayed as pure coincidence. [[spoiler:Until "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Journey's End]]" implied it was fate via the TimeyWimeyBall and one rebellious Dalek.]]

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* ContrivedCoincidence: The Doctor and Donna investigating in the same building simultaneously, questioning workers in the same office at the same time, using the same printer, running down parallel streets and parking their transports in the same street without [[HilarityEnsues ever]] [[MissedHimByThatMuch seeing the other]] is portrayed as pure coincidence. [[spoiler:Until Until "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Journey's End]]" implied it was fate via the TimeyWimeyBall and one rebellious Dalek.]]
23rd Aug '17 4:10:11 AM Sharlee
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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: If the one kilogram to one Adipose conversion rule is constant then over half of Stacey Campbell's mass is unaccounted for after full parthenogenesis, considering the average person weighs about 70 kg and only 15 or so Adipose are created. It's possibly justified if the one kilo = one Adipose is specific to fat. Perhaps different bits (bones, organs, hair) of people have different conversion rates.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: If the one kilogram to one Adipose conversion rule is constant then over half of Stacey Campbell's mass is unaccounted for after full parthenogenesis, considering the average person weighs about 70 kg and only 15 or so Adipose are created. It's possibly justified if the one kilo = one Adipose is specific to fat. Perhaps different bits (bones, organs, hair) of people have different conversion rates. If the actual number of Adipose created depends on ''volume'', not mass, this makes sense: fat is so light that it ''floats in water''; other tissues are denser than this, so a kilo of non-fat wouldn't have enough bulk to make an Adipose.
12th Jul '17 3:29:49 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ContrivedCoincidence: The Doctor and Donna investigating in the same building simultaneously, questioning workers in the same office at the same time, using the same printer, running down parallel streets and parking their transports in the same street without [[HilarityEnsues ever]] [[MissedHimByThatMuch seeing the other]] is portrayed as pure coincidence. [[spoiler:Until "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Journey's End]]" implied it was fate via the TimeyWimeyBall and one rebellious Dalek.]]
2nd Jul '17 2:11:03 AM Maddoxsort
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The one with [[ThatOneScene that scene]] where [[MemeticMutation the Doctor pops his head over a cubicle.]]

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The one with [[ThatOneScene that scene]] where [[MemeticMutation that scene where the Doctor pops pokes his head over a cubicle.]]
2nd Jul '17 2:10:19 AM Maddoxsort
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The one with [[ThatOneScene that scene]] where [[MemeticMutation the Doctor pops his head over a cubicle.]]
8th Jun '17 4:51:21 AM AmuckCricetine
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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.
1st Jun '17 11:19:57 AM StFan
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Before leaving, Donna gives a message to a strange woman. The woman turns around . . . to reveal none other than Rose Tyler, who mysteriously vanishes.

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Before leaving, Donna gives a message to a strange woman. The woman turns around . . .around... to reveal none other than Rose Tyler, who mysteriously vanishes.



** 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."



-->'''The Doctor:''' I've met [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth cat]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E3Gridlock people]] . . . you're nothing like them.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' I've met [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth cat]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E3Gridlock people]] . . .people]]... you're nothing like them.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: For anyone who missed or forgot her appearance back in [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride "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 "[[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.]]



** The Shadow Proclamation, last mentioned in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E11FearHer "Fear Her"]], is mentioned again in this episode.

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** The Shadow Proclamation, last mentioned in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E11FearHer "Fear Her"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E11FearHer Fear Her]]", is mentioned again in this episode.



-->"You're even wearing the same suit! . . . Don't you ever change?"

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-->"You're -->'''Donna:''' You're even wearing the same suit! . . .suit!... Don't you ever change?"



* 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''.



* 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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* 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:''' ''[who, like Donna, is in complete silence]'' Donna . . 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 . . .[[BigOMG 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 only person audible in the whole exchange]'' . . .exchange]'' ... are we interrupting you?\\
'''The Doctor:''' . . .Doctor:''' ... RUN!!



** 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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** It's used dramatically at one point, as the Doctor begins one of his usual technobabble explanations . . . explanations... then realises realizes he's speaking to an empty TARDIS. He lets the technobabble trail off and simply stares at the console.
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