The Unicorn and The Wasp - One of the best episodes of David Tennant’s reign as “The Doctor”. It is also where Donna Noble shines and makes you realize she’s the best of the modern companions (in my humble opinion). This Agatha Christie inspired romp is a great piece of storytelling.
The Runaway Bride
“But you’ve seen it out there. It’s beautiful. “
"And it’s terrible. That place was flooding and burning and they were dying, and you were stood there like, I don’t know, a stranger. And then you made it snow. I mean, you scare me to death. "
Donna Noble will always be my favorite companion. And I hate how her story
ends. All the feelings though.
DW + Favorite Scenes
"Did I ever tell ya? Best temp in Chiswick."
Amy Pond, The Girl Who Waited
Sally Sparrow and the weeping angels
Doctor Who Challenge
Favorite 10th Doctor Companion
To me what makes Donna stand out among the 10’s companions is that it was about the friendship rather than a romance that Rose and Martha had or wanted. The push concentration of that in the Rose relationship I felt took away from the growth of the actual relationship itself and even Rose— to me she became very stuck as a character, which was a waste of all the development she had as a character since series one until she came to a halting stop. Martha was the companion who was sadly the rebound from Rose who had absolutely no opportunity to even become remotely interesting as a companion but rather shined one her own without the Doctor. All her growth was actually hindered by the Doctor’s presence, even if it was started by his presence, and it was mostly do to her romantic inclinations for their relationship.
Then there was Donna who began as believing she was nothing to become aware of just how amazing she was. She stood out even more in that she is one of the only companions who never let the Doctor step all over her. She made us aware that even though she wanted to travel and see the universe with the Doctor she was not overcome by the fact that he was a timelord and see humans as being just as worthy of time and attention— much as he as a timelord sees humans. To me she was the best companion for him, helping him to heal after all the pain— because she was herself. I would argue that she understands him more than even Rose did.
The Unicorn and the Wasp ↬ Agatha Christie references