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“The Girl in the Fireplace” – Review: Redux

Madame du Pompadour “It is customary, I think, to have an imaginary friend only during your childhood. You are to be congratulated on your persistence.”

The Girl in the Fireplace

Episode 4 of this series (and the final episode on the second disc of the Complete Series Two boxset that I mentioned on Monday) sees the Doctor take a wander down the road less travelled, well at least as far as he’s concerned, and that is the road to love. This may not be the premise that would attract your “traditional” Doctor Who fan, but in the heady days of 2006 everybody seemed to be a fan of the show, as if a whole generation of kids who’d loved the show in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s suddenly had come out of their TARDIS-shaped closet and were happy to proclaim their love of Doctor Who to the world. So, may be a love story for the Doctor was overdue. Certainly, Rose has had her share of love interests over the course of the last 17 episodes with Mickey, Adam, Jack and even the Doctor himself but this was Ten’s turn for his hearts to melt. Continue reading