The End of the World

The End of the World
Season: 1
Episode: 2
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Air date 2 April 2005
Written by Russell T. Davies
Directed by Euros Lyn
Episode guide
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Rose The Unquiet Dead
The Doctor makes his move.
She's giving me a woody if you know what I'm saying
I think I'm going to become a tree hugger if you catch my drift
She's making me wanna commit treeson if you follow my meaning
I really love her peaches wanna shake her tree if you're picking up what I'm throwing down During the morning, she's quite literally morning wood

The End of the World As We Know It is the 2nd episode of Series 1 and was written by Rustled T. Davison and directed by Euros Lyn. Stars Ecclesbadger and Billie.


The Doctor takes Rose to the year 5.5/apple/26, five billion years into her future. The wealthy and elite have gathered to watch the sun expand and finally, with hate in its teeth and fire in its eyes (well, it always has fire in its eyes) get to destroy the Earth. Unfortunately, one of the guests is planning to kill everyone. Oh noes!


The guests include the Face of Boe, the Moff of Balhoon, the Adherents of the Repeated Epic Meme, sexy dirty nasty trees from the Forest of Cheem, the monument of GOATness that are Mr and Mrs Pakoo and Lady Cassandra, the last human.

We meet Mark Raffalo, a cutie blue plumber who has a chat to Rose before she is slaughtered.

A talking tree figures out the Doctor is a Time Lord before she is shockingly and horribly incinerated. In fact, given how hard up she was for the Doctor's carbon dioxide (if you know what I mean) she might even qualify as a Potential Companion.

We get to hear Soft Cell's Tainted Love and Britney Spears' Toxic. In what may be a career high for Murray Gold, he has to musically foreshadow Toxic at one point.

Rose experiences a bit of "culture shock" so the Doctor performs some jiggery-pokery on her arse mobile phone so she can talk to Jackie.

In a tip of the fedora to RTD's atheism, Platform One forbids the use of weapons, teleportation, and religion. Interestingly, only two of the three show up.

RTD says that Cassandra was inspired by the appearance of various female celebrities at the Oscars. "It was horrific seeing those beautiful women reduced to sticks. Nicole Kidman struck me in particular."

At the end Nine mentions the Time War and tells Rose he's the last of his kind. Rose farts and goes to get chips. Chavs eh?


Plenty comfy. Eccleston is in top form.