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Doctor Who: The End of Time (2)

The Doctor and Wilf take arms against the Master and the power of the Immortality Gate. Donna is confronted with a nightmarish world carved in the Master's image, and the truth behind the survival of an omnipotent race unfolds as their merciless president takes action to stake a claim on eternal life. The Doctor faces another test of his morality and begins his final battle, the fateful prophecy is at last fulfilled. "He will knock four times."

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x0
Airdate: Friday January 01st, 2010
Special Airtime: 06:40 pm
Special Runtime: 73 Minutes

Director: Euros Lyn
Writer: Russell T. Davies


 
Starring Roles
John SimmJohn Simm
As The Master
Recurring
Bernard CribbinsBernard Cribbins
As Wilfred Mott
Recurring
Bernard CribbinsBernard Cribbins
As Wilfred Mott
Recurring

Guest Stars
Timothy DaltonTimothy Dalton
As Lord President (Rassilon)
Recurring
Catherine TateCatherine Tate
As Donna Noble
Recurring
Jacqueline KingJacqueline King
As Sylvia Noble
Recurring
Billie PiperBillie Piper
As Rose Tyler
Recurring
Billie PiperBillie Piper
As Rose Tyler
Recurring
Camille CoduriCamille Coduri
As Jackie Tyler
Recurring
John BarrowmanJohn Barrowman
As Captain Jack Harkness
Recurring
Freema AgyemanFreema Agyeman
As Martha Smith-Jones
Recurring
Freema AgyemanFreema Agyeman
As Martha Smith-Jones
Recurring
Noel ClarkeNoel Clarke
As Mickey Smith
Recurring
Noel ClarkeNoel Clarke
As Mickey Smith
Recurring
Elisabeth SladenElisabeth Sladen
As Sarah Jane Smith
Recurring
June WhitfieldJune Whitfield
As Minnie Hooper
Recurring
June WhitfieldJune Whitfield
As Minnie Hooper
Recurring
Claire BloomClaire Bloom
As The Woman
Recurring
Claire BloomClaire Bloom
As The Woman
Recurring
Tommy Knight (1)Tommy Knight (1)
As Luke Smith
Recurring
Russell ToveyRussell Tovey
As Midshipman Frame (Midshipman Alonso Frame)
Recurring
Russell ToveyRussell Tovey
As Midshipman Frame (Midshipman Alonso Frame)
Recurring
David HarewoodDavid Harewood
As Joshua Naismith
Recurring
David HarewoodDavid Harewood
As Joshua Naismith
Recurring
Tracy IfeachorTracy Ifeachor
As Abigail Naismith
Recurring
Lawry LewinLawry Lewin
As Rossiter
Recurring
Sinead KeenanSinead Keenan
As Addams
Recurring
Sinead KeenanSinead Keenan
As Addams
Recurring
Karl CollinsKarl Collins
As Shaun Temple
Recurring
Krystal ArcherKrystal Archer
As Nerys
Recurring
Krystal ArcherKrystal Archer
As Nerys
Recurring
LaChele CarlLaChele Carl
As Trinity Wells
Recurring
Paul KaseyPaul Kasey
As Ood Sigma
Recurring
Ruari MearsRuari Mears
As Elder Ood
Recurring
Ruari MearsRuari Mears
As Elder Ood
Recurring
Silas CarsonSilas Carson
voiced Ood Sigma
Recurring
Silas CarsonSilas Carson
voiced Ood Sigma
Recurring
Nicholas BriggsNicholas Briggs
voiced Judoon
Recurring
Dan StarkeyDan Starkey
As Sontaran
Recurring
Dan StarkeyDan Starkey
As Sontaran
Recurring
Matt Smith (3)Matt Smith (3)
As The Doctor (introducing)
Recurring
Matt Smith (3)Matt Smith (3)
As The Doctor (introducing)
Recurring
Jessica HynesJessica Hynes
As Verity Newman (as Jessica Hynes)
Jessica HynesJessica Hynes
As Verity Newman (as Jessica Hynes)
Julie LegrandJulie Legrand
As The Partisan
Julie LegrandJulie Legrand
As The Partisan
Brid BrennanBrid Brennan
As The Visionary
Main Cast
David TennantDavid Tennant
As The Tenth Doctor
David TennantDavid Tennant
As The Tenth Doctor

Recap

On Gallifrey in the last days of the Time War, the High Council gathers and the Lord President demands to know where the Doctor is. They receive a report that the Doctor has disappeared with a weapon capable of destroying the Daleks and Time Lords alike, and the Visionary warns that they will all fall into darkness and it is the last day of the Time War and the Time Lords die today. The Partisan wonders if it is time, given the millions that are dying every moment, over and over again. The Lord President destroys her with a power glove and insists that he will not die, or allow Time Lord history to die. A member notes that one part of the prophecy talks of two survivors, two children of Gallifrey. It talks of them locked in a final confront, and the Lord President realizes it refers to the Doctor and the Master. There is also a constant reference to Earth, and the Visionary mutters the word repeatedly. The Lord President laughs in triumph as he realizes that their salvation lies on Earth...

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Episode Notes
Martha Jones is now married to Mickey Smith.



Episode Quotes
The Partisan: This is only the furthest edge of the Time War. But at its heart, millions die every second, lost in bloodlust and insanity, with time itself resurrecting them, to find new ways of dying over and over again. A travesty of life. Isn't it better to end it at last?
Lord President: Thank you for your opinion (disintegrates her) I will not die!

The Master: Tell me, where's your TARDIS?
The Doctor: You could be so wonderful.
The Master: Where is it?
The Doctor: You're a genius. You're stone-cold brilliant, you are. I swear, you really are. But you could be so much more. You could be beautiful. With a mind like that, we could travel the stars. It would be my honor. 'Cause you don't need to own the universe, just see it. To have the privilege of seeing the whole of time and space... that's ownership enough.
The Master: Will it stop then? The noise in my head?
The Doctor: I can help.
The Master: Don't know what I'd be without that noise.
The Doctor: I wonder what I'd be, without you.
The Master: Yeah.

The Doctor: The Gate wasn't enough. You're still dying.
The Master: This body was born out of death. All it can do is die.

(The Doctor is strapped down to an armature with wheels)
The Doctor: Not the stairs! Not the staaaaaaiiirrrrsss!!! (Bam) Oh! (Bam) Ahhh! (Bam, Bam) Ehhh! (Bam) Worst rescue EVER!!!

Wilfred Mott: I think I'm lost.
The Woman: And yet, you are found.

Wilfred Mott: Eh, you don't wanna listen to an old man's tales, do you?
The Doctor: I'm older than you.
Wilfred Mott: Get away.
The Doctor: I'm 906.
Wilfred Mott: Oh, really though?
The Doctor: Yeah.
Wilfred Mott: Nine hundred years. We must look like insects to you.
The Doctor: I think you look like giants.

The Doctor: It's not like I'm an innocent. I've taken lives. I got worse, I got clever. Manipulated people into taking their own. Sometimes I think the Time Lord lives too long.

Addams: This is my ship, and you're not moving it. Step away from the wheel!
The Doctor: There's an old Earth saying, Captain. A phrase of great power and wisdom. A consolation to the soul, in times of need.
Addams: What's that, then?
The Doctor: Allons-y!!

The Master: But, this is fantastic isn't it? The Time Lords restored!
The Doctor: You weren't there, in the final days of the war. You never saw what was born. That if the time lock's broken, then everything is coming through. Not just the Daleks but the Skaro Degradations. The Horde of Travesties. The Nightmare Child. The Could-Have-Been King with his army of Mean-Whiles and Never-Weres. The war turned into Hell. And that's what you opened right above the Earth. Hell is descending.
The Master: My kind of world.

Lord President: We will initiate the final sanction; the end of time will come... at my hand. The rupture will continue until it rips the time vortex apart!
The Master: That's suicide.
Lord President: We will ascend, to become creatures of consciousness alone. Free of these bodies, free of time, and cause and effect, while creation itself ceases to be.
The Doctor: You see now? That's what they were planning, in the final days of the war... I had to stop them.

Mickey Smith: I told you to stay behind!
Martha Smith-Jones: Well, it looked like you needed help. Besides, you're the one who persuaded me to go freelance.
Mickey Smith: Yeah, but, we're being fired at by a Sontaran. A dumpling with a gun. This is no place for a married woman.
Martha Smith-Jones: Well then, you shouldn't have married me.

Captain Jack Harkness: So, Alonso, going my way?
Midshipman Frame: How do you know my name?
Captain Jack Harkness: I'm kinda psychic.
Midshipman Frame: Really? Know what I'm thinking right now?
Captain Jack Harkness: Oh yeah.

Ood Sigma: This song is ending, but the story never ends.

(The Doctor has just regenerated for the tenth time)
The Eleventh Doctor: (first words) Legs! I’ve still got legs! Good. Arms, hands, ooh, fingers! Lots of fingers! Ears, yes, eyes, two, nose, I’ve had worse, chin...blimey! Hair... I'm a girl! No! No, I'm not a girl. And, and still not ginger! And something else, something important, I'm ...I'm ...I'm... ha! Crashing! Ha-ha-ha! Whoo-hoo-hoo! Geronimo!



Other Episode Crew

CreatorSteven Bochco
Executive ProducerLori Jo Hoekstra  |  Julie Gardner
ProducerTracie Simpson
Associate ProducerCatrin Lewis Defis
Production DesignerEdward Thomas
EditorPhilip Kloss
First Assistant DirectorEdward Jobbins  |  Peter Bennett (3)
Second Assistant DirectorJames Dahaviland
MusicMurray Gold
Costume DesignerLouise Page
Make-upCathy Davies  |  Morag Smith
Set DecoratorJulian Luxton
Location ManagerGareth Skelding
Production CoordinatorJess Van Niekerk
Post Production SupervisorSamantha Hall  |  Chris Blatchford
Supervising Sound EditorPaul McFadden
Re-Recording MixerJohn Lampinen
GafferManfred Frieling  |  Mark Hutchings
Director of PhotographyRory Taylor
Storyboard ArtistShaun Williams
Post Production CoordinatorMarie Brown (2)
Script EditorGary Russell
Dubbing MixerTim Ricketts
ChoreographerAlisa Berk
Boom OperatorJeff Welch
Art Department CoordinatorAmy Pope
Main Title ThemeRon Grainer
Production AccountantCeri Tothill  |  Carole Wakefield
Best BoyPeter Chester
Production ExecutiveJulie Scott (2)
ColoristMick Vincent
Assistant Costume DesignerRose Goodhart
ConductorBen Foster (3)
Focus PullerJames Southcott
Production BuyerBen Morris (4)
Supervising Art DirectorStephen Nicholas
Construction ManagerMatthew Hywel-Davies
Floor RunnerChris Goding
Associate DesignerJames North
VFX EditorJoel Skinner
 
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