What would happen if you changed one small thing? What if you ate healthy for breakfast this morning? Well, apparently the world would basically end. Maybe it’s a good thing you ate that cereal!
Welcome to Episode 52 covering Season 4 episode 11: Turn left
This is the one where the Doctor dies because Donna didn’t take a temp job. The Doctor and Donna are walking around a Chinese market when Donna decides to get her fortune read. Instead of telling her future, the fortune teller is asking a lot about her past and something strange starts happening.
Donna finds herself back in the past on a mundane day. She turns right instead of turning left, and apparently, that changes everything. The Doctor dies, Sarah Jane and posse die fighting the Judoon, Martha dies because of the Judoon, the Titanic II nukes London, 60 million Americans turn into fat, and the whole Torchwood team dies fighting off the Sontarans.
The good news is that Rose keeps showing up. She’s able to send Donna back in time to make sure her past self turns left. She dies in the process, but that erases everything, so suddenly she’s back in the fortune teller’s place and the time beetle falls off her back and dies. Everything is fading like a weird dream except two words some blonde girl told her: Bad Wolf.
Story # 197
Originally aired June 21, 2008, to 8.09 million viewers
Written by: Russell T Davies
Directed by: Graeme Harper
Fortune teller – Chipo Chung
She also guest starred in an episode of Into the Badlands (AMC) as… The Master
Baddie of the week
Episode count: 1
Rose said it about Donna dying
Running count 8+3
Who was Rose
Billie Piper said she forgot how to play Rose and had to go back and watch old episodes to remember the character.
Rose did seem different. More confident?
Who was Martha?
Who is Donna?
She’s no one, just a temp. Not even that.
Rose says she’s the most important person in all creation
She supposes she’s always been a disappointment to her mom. Her mom says “yeah.”
The fortune teller says she is so strong, what is she?!
Who is Wilf?
He’s seen a lot. He was fighting back tears when Rocco Collazzo and his family were being taken to a “labor camp.”
The End of Time Parts 1 & 2 (Christmas/New Year’s special)
Join us next time for Season 4 episodes 12 & 13 Stolen Earth & Journey’s End
Noobs and the Whovian is a production of Master Closet Studios, where it’s always smaller on the inside. Your Senior Producer is Austin Reason. Our Audio Engineer is Tripp Reason. Corbin Reason is our Production Editor. Special thanks to tardis.wikia.com for the trivia, Jared for the Classic Who Connection, and Big Bone Small Bone for the iTunes review!