The Doctor asks Margaret about the name of the project ("What, Blaidd Drwg? It's Welsh.") and confirms that "Blaidd" is "wolf." "But I've heard that before, Bad Wolf," says Rose. "I've heard that lots of times..." The Doctor agrees. Rose: "How can they be following us?" He stares into the distance, worried, and then snaps out of it/has an ADD attack: "Nah! Just a coincidence! Like hearing a word on the radio then hearing it all day. Never mind! Things to do." Hmm. Is this a Ben/Glory issue, or is he pulling something? Putting something off out of fear? Knows more than he's saying? Or less? How far down does his fallibility go? He claps his hands and offers to take Margaret home. (Is he pulling something? Does he know more than he's saying? Does he know what they'll do to her?) Jack's like, "That's a bit big-hearted for me," basically, but Rose takes the Doctor option on it, overjoyed: "I don't believe it! We actually get to go to Raxa..." There's a long, cute sequence in which she tries to pronounce it, walking closer and closer to the Doctor, who repeats it back to her, and she finally gets it, and jumps into his arms. The Doctor spins Rose around and she squeals gleefully. It's pretty cute, even though it just sets up the total buzzkill of Margaret: "They have the death penalty. The family Slitheen was tried in its absence many years ago and found guilty. With no chance of appeal. According to the statutes of government, the moment I return, I am to be executed. What do you make of that, Doctor?" The whole group's mood has somewhat fallen. Margaret doesn't drop the Doctor's gaze: "Take me home, and you take me to my death." And the Doctor doesn't drop her eyes either. "Not my problem." Wow.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: B | 1448 USERS: B-
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