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Rose coming back at the end of Series 4. BLEAH.
Don’t get me wrong. I liked Rose (and now, having seen Secret Diaries of a Call Girl, I *love* Billie Piper…*ahem*), but my problems with this are as follows:
1) The whole finality of the separation was the only thing preventing the Doctor & Rose from “happily ever after-ing” — they had been presented as the ultimate love, denied by tragedy. RetCon that tragedy (whoops! turns out that the alternate universe *isn’t* closed off!), and you’re left with a dilution of that story….AND the conundrum of the Doctor choosing to do ANYTHING ELSE other than stay with her now. Bad, bad, bad.
2) Rose is RTD’s Mary Sue character — she was the POV character during series 1 and 2, and the hole left by her absence provided much of the character-related-drama during The Runaway Bride and Series 3. Now she’s back in Series 4. Davies is addicted to his creation. The show isn’t (and shouldn’t be) “The Rose Show.”
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