So, the basic plot of this one (exploding aliens aside)- Adam turns out to be a bit of a nitwit, and the Doctor decides he’d rather have Rose instead. He does in fact spend most of the episode complimenting her, is decidedly crueller to Adam than he really needed to be, and at the end of the episode both of ’em actually come off as rather dislikable.
…and personally I think it’s building up to something. Father’s Day, to be exact. :D During the trailer, there’s a bit where the Doctor says ‘I did it again, picked up another stupid ape.’ and it looks like he’s talking to Rose. Adam messes about trying to change the future, and now Rose is going to mess about trying to change the past- she may not be the ideal companion either, simply because she is human, and humans are ruled by their emotions, be it self-interest (Adam) or love (Rose).
And yeah. But leaving Adam like that- not especially smart, I reckon. Is it just me, or is this definately beginning to have the feeling of one of those ‘only the strong survive’ fairytales? (And it is beginning to seem a bit like a fairytale, albeit a very modern one) ;)
I’m (still) fascinated by CE’s Doctor. You get the feeling you really, really don’t want to get on the wrong side of him. He has absolutely zero tolerance for greed or stupidity, and yet you get the feeling that he’s only just sane himself. And he appears to be grinning a lot less.
Rose…as I said, I think she’s being set up for a fall. Roll on next episode. :)
Two other random things: 1) Simon Pegg was good, as always, and 2) What happened to the thing about Suki being one of Rose’s friends from school, somehow kept alive all these years? Read that one in a magazine, I guess it was just a rumor…
Oh, all right, 3) We’ve had Simon Pegg, now I want Martin Freeman in an episode, dangnabbit.
Oh, and my ranking so far: End of the World, Dalek, Aliens of London, WW3, The Unquiet Dead, Rose, The Long Game. (This might change after I get the DVDs and can watch them again, though.)