So who cried at the end? I cried my eyes out.
It's very difficult to write about this episode without using any kind of spoiler. Excellent performances all around with a little more credit going to David Tennant for his final bow. They also broke out the remainder of the special effects budget for this one, probably spending more on this episode alone that an entire season of William Hartnell's era. There were also surprises galore along with some familiar faces at the end. Anybody that accuses me of spoiling the fact that this is Tennant's final episode has not been reading this site for the past six months.
Real spoilers follow ...
The episode, while not perfect, was definitely a step up from part one, and while very little made sense scientifically (which is trademark of Russell T. Davies and Doctor Who in general), the action and the emotion of the episode more than made up for it. In the vein of "always leave them wanting more", there were several unanswered questions that will undoubtedly plague fan fiction for generations to come. Who was the mystery woman that was helping Wilf and the Doctor? Was it Romana, the White Guardian, the Doctor's mother, or none of the above?
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