Lunchtime! The Doctor moves along the line with his tray, and Rose, undercover as a lunch lady, slaps his plate with some mashed potatoes and a horrible, hilarious look. He smirks at her and takes his tray to go sit. Rose comes over to wipe down the Doctor's table, hissing, "Two days." Distractedly, loving it, the Doctor points at a bit of gravy on the table with his fork: "No, no...Just there?" She wipes it up, stormclouds on her brow: "Two days we've been here." The Doctor tells her to blame her boyfriend Mickey: "He's the one who put us onto this. And he was right. Boy in class this morning -- got a knowledge way beyond planet Earth." Rose asks to share the Doctor's chips, and he notes that they are weird. "I think they're gorgeous," she says, totally ignoring how the Doctor never says that anything is weird unless it's neo-maxy-weird. Girl likes fries. She sits down; the Doctor squints around the dining hall: "Very well behaved, this place." Rose is uninterested, due to the fries. The Doctor continues to stare: "I thought there'd be happy-slapping hoodies. Happy-slapping hoodies with ASBOs. Happy-slapping hoodies with ASBOs and ringtones." (American TiVos and TiFauxes pause all over the nation as people call their closest British friend or cryptographer. He's talking chavs: "hoodies" and "ringtones" like over here, "happy-slapping" is a brilliant pastime in which you slap strangers while your friends record it on their phones, and "ASBOs" are Anti-Social Behavior Orders, which is like a ticket you get for being a dickwad. I have never met the Doctor, and yet he has described me to a tee. Except I never get caught.) Hit play: Rose is impressed, the Doctor is proud of himself.
A lunch lady comes up to bitch at Rose, who protests that she's just talking to a teacher. She mentions that the Doctor doesn't like the chips, and the lunch lady is offended: "The menu has been specifically designed by the headmaster to improve concentration and performance!" She tells Rose to get back to work, and leaves; Rose says something twice as true as she knows, as she's leaving: "See? This is me. The dinner lady." Did you think you were a superhero, Rose? The Doctor just grins and asks for dessert; she threatens to kill him, and goes back to the lunch line, the Doctor grinning after. (Which is to say: Companion Rose leaves her Doctor and returns to her rightful station, wearing the uniform of the commonplace, claiming it's all she is.)