***** This post will contain spoilers for anyone who has not watched the season 4 finale. *****
I loved Donna Noble. Ever since she appeared in the Christmas special. All through season 4 I loved what her character brought to the show. She brought real human emotion. She freaked out, she got excited, scared, concerned - she laughed a lot, she even fell in love with a man from another world.
And all of it is gone.
I think it is that last bit that makes me most sad. I was hoping that Donna would find the man that she met and fell in love with in the Library. I was hoping that she could continue to travel with the Doctor just a little while longer.
I even got my hopes up that she would be able to hold on to her Time Lord half.
Donna never really believed that she was special. It's no wonder considering how her mother raised her. The final words that the Doctor had with Donna's mother were certainly a long time coming.
Seeing Donna with so much confidence was very nice. It's sad to think that she has reverted to the Donna that hides behind her jokes and forgets everything that she ever did with the Doctor. Sure her family will remember, the Doctor, Rose, Martha, Jack, Sarah Jane - everyone will remember, except Donna.
She found and lost love. She found and lost the Doctor. She became more than human and then ended as just that - human.
Life in general is not always about happy endings and getting what you want. You win some and you lose some - and the story of Donna Noble is no different. She has had a triumphant life, and also a very tragic one indeed.