History Recap / DoctorWhoS30E1PartnersInCrime

22nd Jan '16 7:18:34 PM YuushaFan
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* ObviouslyEvil: Miss Foster sounds like a slimy diet bill conwoman, because she ''is'' a slimy diet bill conwoman.

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* ObviouslyEvil: Miss Foster sounds like a slimy diet bill pill conwoman, because she ''is'' a slimy diet bill pill conwoman.
17th Dec '15 7:35:56 PM Scorntex
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* 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.]]
-->''It's not good sitting there, this isn't the 90s anymore. No-one's unemployed these days, except ''you''!''


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* 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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* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Donna asks the Doctor if he's going to blow up the tiny, adorable Adiposian babies, but he doesn't, as opposed to the last time they met, when he killed the omnivorous Racnoss babies.
16th Nov '15 12:18:29 PM JamesAustin
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Donna calls the Doctor out again on the last time he faced a group of alien babies, which he murdered, and asks him if he's mellowed out since then. The Doctor reluctantly confirms that Martha's been keeping him in check, but that things didn't work out with her as a companion regardless. "She fancied me," he elaborates smugly. Donna invites herself into his TARDIS, but the Doctor says that he's not looking for yet another companion who'll develop feelings for him and end up with a ruined life -- Rose, Martha, Sarah Jane and Astrid [[note]]and [[Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures Fitz]][[/note]] were all quite enough of that. Donna assures him that he's not going to get any from her ''ever'', and unlike Martha, she means it.

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Donna calls the Doctor out again on the last time he faced a group of alien babies, which he murdered, and asks him if he's mellowed out since then. The Doctor reluctantly confirms that Martha's been keeping him in check, but that things didn't work out with her as a companion regardless. "She fancied me," he elaborates smugly. elaborates. Donna invites herself into his TARDIS, but the Doctor says that he's not looking for yet another companion who'll develop feelings for him and end up with a ruined life -- Sarah Jane, Rose, Martha, Sarah Jane and Astrid [[note]]and [[Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures Fitz]][[/note]] were all quite enough of that. Donna assures him that he's not going to get any from her ''ever'', and unlike Martha, she means it.



* GeniusBonus: ''Adipose'' make sense if you have anatomical knowledge.
2nd Nov '15 9:22:44 PM LittleGoat
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The secret? Alien parasites

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The secret? Alien parasites
parasites.



* YouSquared: The Doctor and Donna do this when they meet for a second time - except they do it in mime, through a window.

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* YouSquared: The Doctor and Donna do this when they meet for a second time - --- except they do it in mime, through a window.
5th Aug '15 9:31:56 AM PhoenixFalcon
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* BilingualBonus: ''Adipose'' make sense if you have anatomical knowledge.


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* GeniusBonus: ''Adipose'' make sense if you have anatomical knowledge.
15th Jul '15 7:18:50 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* LastSecondChance: The Doctor gives Miss Foster her "once chance" as he does to all his villains. As usual, she refuses.

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* LastSecondChance: The Doctor gives Miss Foster her "once "one chance" as he does to all his villains. As usual, she refuses.
14th Mar '15 6:23:30 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: As The Doctor says, once mom and dad have their babies, they don't need a nanny anymore, and especially a nanny that's an accomplice to a rime.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: As The Doctor says, once mom and dad have their babies, they don't need a nanny anymore, and especially a nanny that's an accomplice to a rime.crime.
26th Feb '15 10:17:41 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Martha has (wisely) elected to leave the Doctor to deal with his own stuff while she gets on dealing with hers. The Doctor can't really argue with that point -- though he does have the courtesy to look like he's sorry -- so he's alone again. In the previous Christmas special, we saw him deciding not to take on any more companions for now, for fear of breaking their hearts and / or killing them.

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Martha has (wisely) elected to leave the Doctor to deal with his own stuff while she gets on dealing with hers. The Doctor can't really argue with that point -- though he does have the courtesy to look like he's sorry -- so he's alone again. In the previous Christmas special, we saw him deciding not to take on any more companions for now, for fear of breaking their hearts and / or killing them.



The secret?

Aliens!

No, really!

The Doctor and Donna finally run into each other, but by then the aliens' plan of breeding disturbingly adorable baby Adipose out of living human fat has gone out of control, and entire people are beginning to dissolve. Fortunately the Doctor saves the day, Donna gets to see the stars and even the baby Adipose get a happy ending. The villainous Miss Foster, however, is killed by the alien race she was hired by.

Donna calls the Doctor out again on the last time he faced a group of alien babies, which he murdered, and asks him if he's mellowed out a bit since then. The Doctor reluctantly confirms that Martha's been keeping him in check, but that things didn't work out with her as a companion regardless. "She fancied me," he elaborates smugly. Donna invites herself into his TARDIS, but the Doctor says that he's not looking for yet another companion who'll develop feelings for him and end up with a ruined life -- Rose, Martha, Sarah Jane and Astrid [[note]]and [[Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures Fitz]][[/note]] were all quite enough of that. Donna assures him that he's not going to get any from her ''ever'', and unlike Martha, she means it.

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The secret?

Aliens!

No, really!

secret? Alien parasites

The Doctor and Donna finally run into each other, but by then the aliens' plan EvilPlan of breeding disturbingly adorable baby Adipose out of living human fat has gone out of control, and entire people are beginning to dissolve. Fortunately the Doctor saves the day, Donna gets to see the stars and even the baby Adipose get a happy ending. The villainous Miss Foster, however, is killed by the alien race she was hired by.

Donna calls the Doctor out again on the last time he faced a group of alien babies, which he murdered, and asks him if he's mellowed out a bit since then. The Doctor reluctantly confirms that Martha's been keeping him in check, but that things didn't work out with her as a companion regardless. "She fancied me," he elaborates smugly. Donna invites herself into his TARDIS, but the Doctor says that he's not looking for yet another companion who'll develop feelings for him and end up with a ruined life -- Rose, Martha, Sarah Jane and Astrid [[note]]and [[Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures Fitz]][[/note]] were all quite enough of that. Donna assures him that he's not going to get any from her ''ever'', and unlike Martha, she means it.



* BilingualBonus / ExpospeakGag: ''Adipose'' make sense if you have anatomical knowledge.
* BodyHorror: ''Cute'' Body Horror, but Body Horror nonetheless.
* BrownNote: What happens when you hold two sonic devices against each other (though apparently it doesn't affect the Doctor).
* ButtMonkey: Poor Penny Carter just ''cannot'' catch a break. Admittedly, [[GoingForTheBigScoop she's not exactly doing a great job staying out of trouble, either.]]
* ChekhovsGun: The Adipose necklace. Specifically, the fact that [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike both the Doctor and Donna get one.]]

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* BilingualBonus / ExpospeakGag: BilingualBonus: ''Adipose'' make sense if you have anatomical knowledge.
* BodyHorror: ''Cute'' The adipose form inside a human's body and then eject themselves from their host. It's ''cute'' Body Horror, but Body Horror nonetheless.
* BrownNote: What happens when you hold two sonic devices against each other (though apparently it doesn't affect the Doctor).
Time Lords).
* ButtMonkey: Captured and tied up several times; ultimately forgotten and has to run away with the chair she's tied to. Poor Penny Carter just ''cannot'' catch a break. Admittedly, [[GoingForTheBigScoop she's not exactly doing a great job staying out of trouble, either.]]
* ChekhovsGun: The Adipose necklace. Specifically, necklace and specifically, the fact that [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike both the Doctor and Donna get one.]]]] It's a remote control for inducing birth.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Miss Foster, of course.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Miss Foster, Foster is the head of course.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.



* DisneyVillainDeath: Miss Foster

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Miss FosterFoster is elevated over a skyscraper by her employers, presumably to leave the planet. Then they cut off the beam. SPLAT!



** The Shadow Proclamation, last mentioned in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E11FearHer "Fear Her"]], is mentioned again in this episode. Also, Rose's appearance at the end of the episode.

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** The Shadow Proclamation, last mentioned in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E11FearHer "Fear Her"]], is mentioned again in this episode. Also, Rose's
**Rose's
appearance at the end of the episode.episode. She's supposed to be in an alternate universe.



* InfantImmortality: Subverted. Some Adipose get run over by a taxi.

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* InfantImmortality: Subverted. PlayingWithATrope. Some Adipose get run over by a taxi.taxi but The Doctor decides against violent action against them ''because'' they are children.



* LeaveNoWitnesses: Miss Foster is one such witness.

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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 Doctor.
*LastSecondChance: The Doctor gives Miss Foster her "once chance" as he does to all his villains. As usual, she refuses.
* LeaveNoWitnesses: Miss Foster kills a woman who sees an adipose. Miss Foster herself is one such witness.



* 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. Possible TruthInTelevision though.

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* 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. Possible TruthInTelevision though.



** And Miss Foster [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]] that her name was supposed to be a clue. [[DontExplainTheJoke As in foster mother]].

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** And Miss Foster [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]] that her name was supposed to be a clue. [[DontExplainTheJoke As in foster mother]].



* MonsterIsAMommy: {{Inverted|Trope}}.

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* MonsterIsAMommy: {{Inverted|Trope}}.Technically Miss Foster is a ''foster mother''. Her employers are the real parents.
*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".



* ObviouslyEvil: Miss Foster

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* ObviouslyEvil: Miss FosterFoster sounds like a slimy diet bill conwoman, because she ''is'' a slimy diet bill conwoman.



* 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. 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. Possibly 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.



* SmugSnake: Ms. Foster. Her looking after the Adipose has her convinced that she's untouchable and that the family she's working foris practically indebted to her, no matter what the Doctor tries to say. It doesn't end well for her.

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* SmugSnake: Ms. Foster. Her Foster thinks her looking after the Adipose has makes her convinced that she's untouchable and that the family she's working foris for is practically indebted to her, no matter what the Doctor tries to say. It doesn't end well for A quick drop and sudden stop also disagree with her.



** Actually 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 workstation.

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** Actually 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 workstation.



* TitleDrop
* VertigoEffect: Used for comedic effect toward the end.

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* TitleDrop
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TitleDrop: Miss Foster calls The Doctor and Donna "partners in crime".
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VertigoEffect: Used for comedic effect toward the end.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Miss Foster

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Miss FosterAs The Doctor says, once mom and dad have their babies, they don't need a nanny anymore, and especially a nanny that's an accomplice to a rime.
19th Jan '15 3:55:02 PM Statzkeen
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* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Even when Foster orders her guards to fire, they stop and wait for the Doctor to pull out his sonic screwdriver and the sonic pen and talk about what he's about to do, and they all 3 just stand there.
20th Aug '14 4:41:15 PM ChrisCmoney
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* SmugSnake: Ms. Foster. Her looking after the Adipose has her convinced that she's untouchable and that the family she's working foris practically indebted to her, no matter what the Doctor tries to say. It doesn't end well for her.
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