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.”
Who is The Doctor?
Classic Who Connection
Jared tries to sound more beardy and the covers
Running into a companion again
The Trickster Brigade
The Cloister Bells
Overall rating out of 10
Austin – 9 right turns
Corbin – 8 Chan-Thos
Tripp – 9.5 beetles touching your hair
Jared – 8.5 crazy shops
Creep Level – out of 500
Austin – 175
Corbin – 200
Tripp – 178
Jared – 200
Is Mary Poppins a Time Lord?
Umbrella is sonic
The bag is bigger on the inside
Tub transports them to a different world
Comes when there’s trouble leaves when it’s fixed
Weird fixation on London
Nearly ageless or
Came back with a different face
Theory section of the theory. Is it possible that the woman at the end with the balloons is Mary Poppins?
She has magic balloons. Only other person to show magical skills
Knows Mary Poppins by name
Knows a lot about everyone else
Helps solve Michael’s problem
New review on iTunes from BIGBONE smallbone
Thanks for the kind words, BIGBONE. We’ll try to stay consistent with our release schedule!
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!