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    Visit the Episode GuideDOCTOR WHO SERIES 28
    SCHOOL REUNION
    EPISODE NUMBER - 2803

    On a tip from Mickey the Doctor and Rose investigate a present-day high school, where the new headmaster and teachers are subjecting the students to some very strange education. The Doctor is reunited with a dear friend and former traveling companion, Sarah Jane Smith.

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    Loved it! Great to see Sarah and K9 back, Anthony Head was fantastic, only met in talent by David during the pool face off scene. Billie gave her best performance to date, contemplating how her adventures with the Doctor will end. My only real gripe was Mickey, he didnt really seem to do much, didnt seem worth having him around.

    The ending, thankfully was not coming out from nowhere, and was thought out properly.

    The emotion was all there, The Doctor interacting with both Sarah and K9, and showing us his lonenlyness once again, he might have a new face but he is still feeling guilty over what he did in the war. I think my favourite part had to be the Doctor smashing the screen, he sacrificed the opportunity to get his people back, that is what the Doctor is all about. Special well done to TPTB for not having him turn the opportunity down straight away, he took time to make that choice, it humanises him.

    Favourite Quote: "You can spend the rest of your life with me, but I cant spend the rest of my life with you"

    Rating: 10/10 (screw it, Mickey's lack of doing much is made up for in the car scene)
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    wow K9 was better than i thaught, although thay should have mede him muck better, like thay did with the daleks, oh well, it was a good laugh and the aliens where pretty cool too.

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    Ooh, that was great! The scenes between SJS and the Doctor were really emotional, and Anthony Head's performance was brilliant!

    I loved the effects in this episode, and for once, even the music!

    And I feel I have to say: I've canoed in that swimming pool! I squeed like a deranged fangirl once I recognized where they were.

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    I thought it was brilliant. The pathos as the Doctor and Sarah Jane discussed the fact he had left her. The acting was of a very high standard. And Anthony Head was exceeding creepy.

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    and dont forget that mikey's going with them aswell if he's involved it's always going to be fun.

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    What can I say, I loved Sarah-Jane in this, it's nice to see what happens to those who get left behind, all that bitterness and sorrow, well done Liz Sladen she did this extremely well. Ok so I was wrong about Anthony Head being the new Master but he was excellent in this, really creepy and the scene around the pool was brilliant, both DT and AH do menacing really well. I have to admit I loved K9 in the Tom Baker era, I must have been one of the few who did and I couldn't wait for him to come back, and I wasn't disappointed and I'm so glad Sarah-Jane got to keep him. The final scene was so well done by both David Tennant and Liz Sladen I had tears in my eyes at the end *Sniff* and the 'B!tch Slapping' between Sarah-Jane and Rose was well done too and I can honestly see it happening too. I think this comes a close second to Tooth and Claw as my favourite episode of the season so far.

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    Oh god I want a K9. Poor Sarah, loved this episode.

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    OMG This episode was so amazingly fantastically brilliant in every way !!!!
    For a start it had a brilliant classic villian played by one of my fave actors Anthony Stewart Head who's performance was outstanding !!!
    Then we had Sarah Jane Smith who is back and as gorgeous as ever
    K-9 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Best Dog in the Universe !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 It was so brillaint to see him back and still voiced by John Leeson made the episode even more extra special !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mickey was great a brill performance and I loved the fact he screamed like a girl. ALso that car scene was so great to
    Mickey: We need to get in do you have a lockpick or sometihng?
    K-9: We are in a car
    Mickey: You dont understnad we need to get int there
    K-9 we are in a car
    Micke Hang on..... We are in a car !!!!!!
    Brilliant.
    PLus the Doctor was good too particuarly in The Swimming Pool scene and Sarah's goodbye and so was Rose expecially in the Catfight which was so brilliant too !!!!!!!!!!!
    All in all a million out of ten this episode is the best of the season and in my opinion the best episode new who has yet offerd us !!!!!!!!!!
    Oh Yes the Sam is Back and hes more Sci-fied up than ever !!!!!!!!!

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    Excellent episode - everything about it worked and for once I wasn't annoyed with Mickey.

    K9 "We are in a car" repeat 3 times till Mickey got the idea ~ loved it.

    Loved the Doctor's humour in this one - as well.

    The scene where Rose and Sarah are discussing who they have encountered was great as well, and Rose looked smashing.

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    OMG!!! I loved this episode, it's easily my favourite ep of this series. Very emotional, wonderful acting and a cracking creepy storyline (wasn't Anthony Head a fab baddie?)

    Favourite line - "Kenny blew up the school", for some reason that tickled me.

    Was I the only one who welled up a bit at the end??

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    Fantastic, and might I just say...

    The Torchwood reference was perfect! Thats the only way Torchwood should EVER be referenced.

    Thes epast two eps have been my favourite of the entire new series (including CE's era), with the only possible exception actually being Parting Of The Ways and Christmas Invasion, and have you noticed how the last two have had an almost X Files sort of feel?


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    I LOVE THIS EP!

    This was by far the best ep so far. The acting was spot on, K9 i have never encountered him before as he was how you say 'Before my time' but i love him now! I want him back!

    I love the scenes between Sarah-Jane and Rose, they were so good! Im glad they were okay with each other in the end.

    10 out of 10!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egeria
    (wasn't Anthony Head a fab baddie?)
    Wasn't he just

    Quote Originally Posted by Egeria
    Favourite line - "Kenny blew up the school", for some reason that tickled me.
    Maybe RTD is a South Park fan

    Quote Originally Posted by Egeria
    Was I the only one who welled up a bit at the end??
    Nope, guilty as well

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    This is simply the best episode so far. AST was a brilliant villian. I loved Sarah-Janes 'Oh f(*&!' facial expression when she saw the Tardis for the first time in years. I was annoyed when K9 sacrificed himself in the kitchen. Atleast now theres 'K9 Mark 4' though. 10/10

    PS: If I was given the chance to bring back the Timelords though, I would've taken it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billz
    PS: If I was given the chance to bring back the Timelords though, I would've taken it.
    But at what price?

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    Yep another good episode... My only complaint was the enemy of the week felt a little too much like the "Join us and we'll rule like gods muahahaha" type baddies. It was great to see Sarah-Jane (she looks good for 58) and K-9 again. I was laughing at Mickey's comment about the missus and the ex having a cat-fight over 'their' man.

    The addition of Sarah Jane seemed to me like a plot device to get Mickey to finally join the Doctor and Rose on their adventures. The episode also served to give resolution to Sarah Jane's character after 'her' doctor left her behind.

    As for Torchwood references. There were no Torchwood references. Except for the flashing access denied on the computer screen.

    Aw, and that final scene, it would've brought a tear to a glass eye. *sniff* But not me. I'm no big softie!

    Can't wait for next week's episode with that 51st century spaceship. Hmm, interesting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billz
    This is simply the best episode so far. AST was a brilliant villian. I loved Sarah-Janes 'Oh f(*&!' facial expression when she saw the Tardis for the first time in years. I was annoyed when K9 sacrificed himself in the kitchen. Atleast now theres 'K9 Mark 4' though. 10/10

    PS: If I was given the chance to bring back the Timelords though, I would've taken it.
    Just to add something, because of 'Tooth And Claw' last week I was expecting a Torchwood reference (besides Mickeys 'Access Denied' screen) like 'Torchwood Secondary School' or something. Glad it didnt happen, they had already layed on Torchwood thick enough as it is earlier in the series. Also, heres an interesting thing, K9 Mark 4 was behind the Tardis in the ending scenes. I did a Google search after the episode and found this, http://www.paratime.ca/v_and_v/pics/k9_mk5.jpg

    That was an official design by the BBC for K9 And Company years ago, im glad they didnt try to use it in 'School Reunion'.
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    Loved this episode.

    My Dad's a headmaster though Although, to the best of my knowledge, he has no desire to control the universe ...I hope...

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    PS: If I was given the chance to bring back the Timelords though, I would've taken it.
    Im glad he thought it over if he said no first thing, then he would have been in thought the rest of the show. Also, i wonder if anyone will write a fanfic (hint hint) on if he said yes. Plot Bunny for adoption here!

    Great ep tho!

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