We cut back and forth from Rose to the A group: As Rose gets another one wrong, they locate her floor, and Lynda tells them she's "with the Anne Droid." Rodrick gets another one wrong, and then Rose gets one right: "Rose, the oldest inhabitant of the Isop Galaxy is the Face of what?" But even you know that one: "The Face of Boe." Rodrick and Anne are impressed by that one. Jack, Lynda and the Doctor find that even in 200,000 years give or take, elevators on TV shows still take just as long as they have to. Rose and Rodrick are tied in the final round. Rodrick answers correctly that "the President of the Red Velvets" was "Hoshbin Frane," and I find that whole thing very interesting, but I don't know what it means, other than the dessert. Rose gets the next one wrong -- planet of origin for "the dish Gaffabeque" -- and guesses Mars, and not for nothing but the correct answer is Lucifer.
Rodrick's extremely pleased, in a gross sort of way. They both get the next ones wrong, so Rodrick's up one and there's only a question left for each. The Doctor and his Companions come flying out onto Floor 407, where they can hear Anne's voice echoing. Rodrick gets one wrong as they locate the correct game room, and start to work on the door just as Rose is answering her final question. "Which Icelandic city hosted Murder Spree Twenty?" (Does that count as the Series 7 shout-out I've been praying for this entire time?) And she names the only Icelandic city anybody knows: "Reykjavik?" Aren't there like four total anyhow? Iceland is so cool. The correct answer is "Pola Ventura," the game is over, Rodrick is the Strongest Link -- he looks over without pity, high on life: "You've lost!" I know it's a rough spot, but he's still kind of a dick, isn't he?
Rose, terrified, begins to beg, asking for the Doctor: "He's got to be here somewhere -- he's always here! He wouldn't just leave me!" Anne congratulates Rodrick, ignoring her, and Rose's voice rises to a scream: "This game is illegal! I'm telling you to stop!" I'm not liking Rose so much right now, considering she toned this shit down for the whole game, once poor Broff was gone. The floor manager gets distracted, as the Doctor, Jack, and Lynda finally come charging into the room. Anne is giving a speech: "Rose, you leave this life with nothing..." The Doctor calls out to Rose over Anne's speech. Jack and the Doctor scream and cry out for them to stop, but nothing can stop the game. The Doctor sprints toward Rose. Rose leaves the podium and runs toward him, shouting caution about Anne's laser. Anne Droid delivers her "You are the weakest link" catch phrase and shoots her laser. Rose screams, and falls, and dies. Feet away from the Doctor, his arms still held out toward the space she left behind.