History Recap / TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathofTheDoctor

25th May '17 2:25:34 PM RiddleTC
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* PainfulTransformation: When Sarah asks if his last regeneration hurt, the Doctor replies that it always hurts.

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* PainfulTransformation: When Sarah asks if his last regeneration hurt, the Doctor replies that it always hurts. Also a ContinuityNod to the novelization of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E3ThePowerOfTheDaleks The Power of the Daleks]]", where it's revealed that the Doctor can actually [[BodyHorror feel his bones reshaping during the process]].
30th Apr '17 10:54:08 AM JamesSwann
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At which point the melancholy of the funeral is interrupted by Jo Jones, nee Grant, [[CuteClumsyGirl dropping her vase of flowers]]. Classic Who fans breathe a sigh of relief as she proceeds to gush over just about everything and everyone. Sarah Jane, despite never having met her, doesn't take long to work out this is her predecessor, and they hit it off immediately, sharing stories of their lives with and after the Doctor. Sarah Jane admits it took her a while to get used to a normal life again, while Jo has never stopped running, spending the last few decades exploring and protesting everywhere, not to mention having seven kids and twelve grandkids (with number thirteen on the way). She's still caught off-guard when Sarah mentions that she's met the Doctor recently: she never saw him again after leaving the TARDIS.

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At which point the melancholy of the funeral is interrupted by Jo Jones, nee Grant, [[CuteClumsyGirl dropping her vase of flowers]]. Classic Who fans breathe a sigh of relief as she proceeds to gush over just about everything and everyone. Sarah Jane, despite never having met her, doesn't take long to work out this is her predecessor, and they hit it off immediately, like a house on fire, sharing stories of their lives with and after the Doctor. Sarah Jane admits it took her a while to get used to a normal life again, while Jo has never stopped running, spending the last few decades exploring and protesting everywhere, not to mention having seven kids and twelve grandkids (with number thirteen on the way). She's still caught off-guard when Sarah mentions that she's met the Doctor recently: she never saw him again after leaving the TARDIS.



The Doctor's response? Encourage Jo and Sarah to give the machine ''all'' of their memories, everything they've done in space and on Earth, which proves a bit too much for it handle. They break free and hide in the "coffin" as the machine overloads, exploding and taking the Shansheeth and their accomplice with it. Once again, The TARDIS survives the explosion without obtaining any (more) scratches.

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The Doctor's response? Encourage Jo and Sarah to give the machine ''all'' of their memories, everything they've done in space and on Earth, which proves a bit too much for it handle. They break free and hide in the "coffin" as the machine overloads, exploding and overloads with ''a very large booming boom of boomy boominess'', taking the Shansheeth and their accomplice with it. Once again, The it, though the TARDIS survives the explosion explosion, ''once again'', without obtaining any (more) scratches.scratches - she's making a rather unfortunate habit of this; first Mars, now this...



* AGodAmI: The Shansheeth plan to use time travel to prevent ''every'' death. Even in his... scariest moments... the Doctor has ''never'' attempted this.

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* AGodAmI: The Shansheeth plan to use time travel to prevent ''every'' death. Even in his... scariest moments... the Doctor has ''never'' attempted this. Probably for good reason.


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* DangerousCombination: Jo and Sarah get along like a house on fire - for everyone ''not'' on their side it ends about as well as expected.
25th Apr '17 9:12:14 AM nighttrainfm
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* GenreSavvy: Averted. Do the Shansheeth and Karim really think the TARDIS - ''a sentient machine over millions (possibly billions) of years old with a very big brain and a lot of snark'' - will allow them ''any'' control?

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* GenreSavvy: GenreSavvy:
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Averted. Do the Shansheeth and Karim really think the TARDIS - ''a sentient machine over millions (possibly billions) of years old with a very big brain and a lot of snark'' - will allow them ''any'' control?



* IncrediblyLamePun: Clyde himself is so ashamed of his "relations with Santiago" quip that he gives ''himself'' a LamePunReaction.



* MeaningfulEcho: Thematically, in "School Reunion" Sarah Jane was at first jealous of Rose as if she was the Doctor's favourite. This time, Jo is at first jealous of Sarah Jane as if she was the Doctor's favourite.
** Then there's the "Don't forget me" exchange, which echoes back to when Sarah left the Fourth Doctor.

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* MeaningfulEcho: LamePunReaction: Clyde himself is ashamed of his "relations with Santiago" quip.
* MeaningfulEcho:
**
Thematically, in "School Reunion" Sarah Jane was at first jealous of Rose as if she was the Doctor's favourite. This time, Jo is at first jealous of Sarah Jane as if she was the Doctor's favourite.
** Then there's the "Don't forget me" exchange, which echoes back to when Sarah left the Fourth Doctor.
favourite.



* NeverMessWithGranny: Sarah Jane isn't a grandmother, but ''never'' bring gun-toting, beret-wearing UNIT soldiers to her house...
** Unless you're the Brigadier, in which case come right in!
** Or Martha.
** Also, never lie about the Doctor's death; you will die instead.
** Jo, however, ''is'' a Granny. Do not mess with her grandbaby.

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* NeverMessWithGranny: Sarah Jane isn't a grandmother, but ''never'' bring gun-toting, beret-wearing UNIT soldiers to her house...
** Unless you're the Brigadier,
and Jo (who is an actual grandmother by this point) have plenty of adventure left in which case come right in!
** Or Martha.
** Also, never lie about the Doctor's death; you will die instead.
** Jo, however, ''is'' a Granny. Do not mess with her grandbaby.
them.



* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: To say the Doctor is fairly displeased with the Shansheeth when he finds out what they have been saying about him is... putting it lightly... and even ''THAT'' is an understatement.

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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: To say the Doctor is fairly displeased with the Shansheeth when he finds out what they have been saying about him is... putting it lightly... and even ''THAT'' is an understatement. lightly.
25th Mar '17 5:54:05 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Harry Sullivan
** [[CharacterOutlivesActor Subverted]] with Barbara and Ben, who are both mentioned to still be alive, despite Jacqueline Hill and Michael Craze's deaths.



* TheDanza: Finn Jones plays Santiago Jones. Coincidental, as Jo Grant's marriage to Clifford Jones had been established long beforehand in the expanded universe.



* FandomNod
--> "Can you change colour or are you always white?"
--> "No, I can be anything."
--> "And is there a limit - I mean, how many times can you change?"
--> "Five hundred and seven."
** When Clyde, Rani and Santiago find their way to the Groske's home in the ventilation ducts, there is a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sjapanda_5959.jpg stuffed panda toy]] in the background. This is possibly a nod to Katy Manning's Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse role as Franchise/IrisWildthyme and her stuffed companion Panda.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Shansheeth have seen so much grief and loss that they want to use the TARDIS to prevent death. Sarah Jane disagrees - remember her speech to the Doctor back in "School Reunion" ("Everything has its time, and everything ends"). This seems, by the time of his regeneration, to be something that Eleven has accepted.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Shansheeth have seen so much grief and loss that they want to use the TARDIS to prevent death. Sarah Jane disagrees - remember her speech to the Doctor back in "School Reunion" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]" ("Everything has its time, and everything ends"). This seems, by the time of his regeneration, to be something that Eleven has accepted.
16th Oct '16 11:33:39 AM JamesSwann
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The Doctor's response? Encourage Jo and Sarah to give the machine ''all'' of their memories, everything they've done in space and on Earth, which proves a bit too much for it handle. They break free and hide in the "coffin" as the machine overloads, exploding and taking the Shansheeth and their accomplice with it.

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The Doctor's response? Encourage Jo and Sarah to give the machine ''all'' of their memories, everything they've done in space and on Earth, which proves a bit too much for it handle. They break free and hide in the "coffin" as the machine overloads, exploding and taking the Shansheeth and their accomplice with it.
it. Once again, The TARDIS survives the explosion without obtaining any (more) scratches.


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* TheAllegedCar: Once again, the TARDIS goes through ''another'' explosion and comes out no worse for wear.
16th Oct '16 11:13:51 AM JamesSwann
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Featuring the Eleventh Doctor and old-school companion Jo Grant, with a [[Creator/RussellTDavies long-time fanboy]] providing a script stuffed to bursting with [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]]. Oh, boy.

We start with a webcam chat between Luke and the gang. Luke casually refers to someone he's met at uni as his "best mate ever", and gives Clyde a few seconds to get rather adorably jealous before letting him off the hook. Mr Smith interrupts to warn them all that UNIT is converging on the house, with all the subtlety that [[ShapedLikeItself well, a bunch of gun-toting, beret-wearing soldiers standing around in the middle of Ealing, can have.]] At least the Brigadier has subtlety when it comes to arriving somewhere. As you can probably tell by the title, they've got bad news.

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Featuring the Eleventh Doctor and old-school companion Jo Grant, with a [[Creator/RussellTDavies long-time fanboy]] providing a script stuffed to bursting with [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]]. Oh, boy.

boy. '''BIG SPOILER''' coming up. When Sarah Jane thinks that something is wrong, she is ''correct''.

We start with a webcam chat between Luke and the gang. Luke casually refers to someone he's met at uni as his "best mate ever", and gives Clyde a few seconds to get rather adorably jealous before letting him off the hook. Mr Smith interrupts to warn them all that UNIT is converging on the house, with all the subtlety that [[ShapedLikeItself well, a bunch of gun-toting, beret-wearing soldiers standing around in the middle of Ealing, can have.]] At least the Brigadier has subtlety when it comes to arriving somewhere.somewhere -- as does the Doctor, on occasions. As you can probably tell by the title, they've got bad news.
16th Oct '16 10:58:23 AM JamesSwann
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Sarah Jane refuses to believe it, even after seeing a message from the Shansheeth, a species of humanoid vultures whose [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is undertaking across the galaxy. Since the Doctor's home planet is [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed long since gone]], they'll be holding the funeral on Earth, working together with UNIT. Sarah Jane decides to go, but still isn't convinced.

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Sarah Jane ('''COUGH''', '''BIG SUPER MASSIVE SPOILER,''' correctly, '''COUGH''', '''END OF BIG SUPER MASSIVE SPOILER''') refuses to believe it, even after seeing a message from the Shansheeth, a species of humanoid vultures whose [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is undertaking across the galaxy. Since the Doctor's home planet is [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed long since gone]], they'll be holding the funeral on Earth, working together with UNIT. Sarah Jane decides to go, but still isn't convinced.



UNIT's refusal to open the Doctor's coffin sparks Sarah Jane's interest, until they mention that he was very badly hurt. She starts to consider that maybe he really is dead, and since he's probably regenerated again, she wouldn't even recognise him. The funeral is less than crowded - most of the guests are old soldiers, as the Doctor's companions don't tend to hang around in groups. Liz Shaw is on the UNIT Moonbase (Clyde's running out of reactions for stuff like that) and TheBrigadier is stranded in Peru [[RunningGag again]]. He must ''really'' like it there.

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UNIT's refusal to open the Doctor's coffin sparks Sarah Jane's interest, interest ('''COUGH''', '''BIG SUPER MASSIVE SPOILER''', she's right! '''COUGH''', '''END OF BIG SUPER MASSIVE SPOILER'''), until they mention that he was very badly hurt. She starts to consider that maybe he really is dead, and since he's probably regenerated again, she wouldn't even recognise him. The funeral is less than crowded - most of the guests are old soldiers, as the Doctor's companions don't tend to hang around in groups. Liz Shaw is on the UNIT Moonbase (Clyde's running out of reactions for stuff like that) and TheBrigadier is stranded in Peru [[RunningGag again]]. He must ''really'' like it there.
16th Oct '16 10:53:11 AM JamesSwann
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We start with a webcam chat between Luke and the gang. Luke casually refers to someone he's met at uni as his "best mate ever", and gives Clyde a few seconds to get rather adorably jealous before letting him off the hook. Mr Smith interrupts to warn them all that UNIT is converging on the house, with all the subtlety that [[ShapedLikeItself well, a bunch of gun-toting, beret-wearing soldiers standing around in the middle of Ealing, can have.]] As you can probably tell by the title, they've got bad news.

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We start with a webcam chat between Luke and the gang. Luke casually refers to someone he's met at uni as his "best mate ever", and gives Clyde a few seconds to get rather adorably jealous before letting him off the hook. Mr Smith interrupts to warn them all that UNIT is converging on the house, with all the subtlety that [[ShapedLikeItself well, a bunch of gun-toting, beret-wearing soldiers standing around in the middle of Ealing, can have.]] At least the Brigadier has subtlety when it comes to arriving somewhere. As you can probably tell by the title, they've got bad news.
16th Oct '16 10:51:34 AM JamesSwann
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* AGodAmI: The Shansheeth plan to use time travel to prevent ''every'' death.

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* AGodAmI: The Shansheeth plan to use time travel to prevent ''every'' death. Even in his... scariest moments... the Doctor has ''never'' attempted this.



** [[spoiler: Ace's actor, meanwhile, complained that it's only in-character if said charity is a front for UNIT.]]

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** [[spoiler: Ace's actor, meanwhile, complained that it's only in-character if said charity is a front for UNIT. Knowing her -- it probably (read "probably" as ''definitely'') ''is''.]]



** Once again, technology and the Doctor do ''not'' mix. Also, '''''people with GUNS and the Doctor do not mix. Period.''''' Unless it's Martha... she's the exception.

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** Once again, technology and the Doctor do ''not'' mix. Also, '''''people with GUNS and the Doctor do not mix. Period.''''' Unless it's Martha... she's the exception. And Sarah Jane too.



** Once again, The TARDIS survives being directly inside a very big explosion.
* CrazyAwesome: [[invoked]] Jo's entire life, according to the Doctor. Things like sailing down the Yangtze River ''in a tea-chest'' are the reason which is even when he tried to find her, even the TARDIS could barely track her down.

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** Once again, The TARDIS survives being directly inside a very big explosion.
explosion. This is becoming a habit for her.
* CrazyAwesome: [[invoked]] Jo's entire life, according to the Doctor. Things like sailing down the Yangtze River ''in a tea-chest'' are the reason which is even when he tried to find her, even the TARDIS could barely track her down. Yes, the TARDIS -- who can see ''everything that is occurring all at the same time!'' -- could not track this woman down!



** And then played completely straight: Sarah Jane isn't stupid enough to think that the Doctor is ''actually'' dead; Karim is refusing to show his body -- the one thing that would, for Sarah Jane, truly confirm it. Sarah Jane is, of course, right on the dot.



** The Shansheeth's plan to use time travel to avert death? The Doctor tried this in ''Waters of Mars'' and oh boy, did ''that'' backfire.

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** The Shansheeth's plan to use time travel to avert death? The Doctor tried this in ''Waters of Mars'' and oh boy, did ''that'' backfire.backfire, but even HE has never tried to avert ''all'' death.



** Or Martha.



* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: The Doctor is fairly displeased with the Shansheeth when he finds out what they have been saying about him.

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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: The To say the Doctor is fairly displeased with the Shansheeth when he finds out what they have been saying about him.him is... putting it lightly... and even ''THAT'' is an understatement.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Shansheeth have seen so much grief and loss that they want to use the TARDIS to prevent death. Sarah Jane disagrees - remember her speech to the Doctor back in "School Reunion" ("Everything has its time, and everything ends").

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Shansheeth have seen so much grief and loss that they want to use the TARDIS to prevent death. Sarah Jane disagrees - remember her speech to the Doctor back in "School Reunion" ("Everything has its time, and everything ends"). This seems, by the time of his regeneration, to be something that Eleven has accepted.
11th Apr '16 10:55:06 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: ''Series/GameOfThrones'' fans will notice Santiago went on to play Ser Loras Tyrell.
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Shansheeth have the voice of [[Series/GameOfThrones Walder Frey]].
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