Partners in Crime
“You brought a… hatbox?”
“Planet of the hats: I am ready.”
Donna is prepared.
Episode star rating: **** (out of a possible five)
That was good fun.
Essentially a riff on the Doctor/Martha relationship, with inversions of two key scenes from 42, (the miming through the circular window, the offering of the key to the machine on a golden chain from Doctor to companion, companion to Doctor.)
Another riff and inversion is the invitation in the street to step into the TARDIS from Smith and Jones , only this time the companion is arguing for shared adventures – standing in the TARDIS.
So, there is more to this episode than the amusing antics of the Adipose, (which I enjoyed too.)
The final scene of Donna waving to her Grandad was, for me, quite an emotional scene.
I enjoyed episode this a lot.
Update April 6th, 2008 at 1.00pm: Three 2007 Martha pictures to illustrate the text of review added (and the three 2008 Donna equivalents to be added soon…)
Update April 1st, 2012: Added the three 2008 Donna equivalents! Finally.