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“Partners in Crime” – Review: Redux

Donna “If you ever see a little blue box fly up there in the sky, you shout for me Gramps. Oh you just shout.”

Partners in Crime

Season premieres from year’s past have all been thematically similar.  Russell T Davies pens a tale that introduces the audience to the new dynamic of Doctor/Companion that serves to set the scene for what’s to come over the next 12 weekends with the story generally seeming of secondary importance to character.  In 2005, Rose kicked off the new era as the very first story (re)introducing us to the mythology of the show through the wide eyes of the eponymous, new TARDIS resident.  2006 gave us what is turning out to be the most atypical outing for an “episode 1″ in New Earth because The Christmas Invasion had already explored the formative relationship between the tenth Doctor and Rose.  As a result, the return to the year 5 billion and the body swapping shenanigans seemed more fitting for something other than the premiere episode.  Last year, Smith and Jones delivered a bolder introductory format for Martha’s arrival as the fears of casting a relatively unknown actor to fill Billie Piper’s boots were seen to be largely unfounded. Continue reading