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I told my husband that I rated "Death and the Queen" at 8/10, and he was surprised! He said he'd definitely give it a 9/10, and said that there was a specific reason why he wouldn't give it a 10/10: there was no mention of pockets. Ideally, Donna would have saved some situation by pulling something out and saying to the Doctor, "This time, my wedding dress has pockets!" or at the very least, when he was admiring her wedding dress, she should have told him that she had them put in pockets this time. That would have been a fantastic nod back to Donna's first wedding.

Seriously, though, I had no idea he liked it that much. Awesome. :)

I forgot to mention that "Death and the Queen" was written by James Goss, who also wrote the magnificent audiobook "Dead Air". Have you listened to that one? You should. Go do it now. I mentioned before that I am trying to pay attention to the writers to identify those whose works I like, so now Mr. Goss is going on my list and I need to search out his work.



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May. 28th, 2016 07:40 pm (UTC)
I always try to remember my fav authors as well...
May. 29th, 2016 02:28 am (UTC)
Your husband makes a good point; Donna would know the practicality of having pockets in everything she wears, so she should have told the designer to make sure to put pockets in the dress (usable ones, not just for show!).

As you've said, you are a very tough rater, so your 8/10 really was good. It's sort of like my dad, who will tell you something is "edible," by which he means "this is really good!" In any case, "Death and the Queen" was clearly the best of the three, not that I didn't love the other two (because, well, Doctor and Donna... it's so much fun), but this really hit the emotions between Donna and the Doctor, and how much they really care for each other. How truly devastated the Doctor was at the thought of Donna leaving him, yet he would let her go if she were truly happy, for her sake. Donna finally realized her true place in the universe and where she belonged. She belonged with the Doctor, in the TARDIS, helping where she could, learning about everything around her... and keeping the Doctor in his place!
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