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Doctor Who

Anyone else expect a shot of the Doctor running around with a kitchen sink? ;p Is there anything that wasn't thrown in? Let's see we had Torchwood (finally), Cybermen, Daleks, Micky! (OK, did not see that coming - very cool), and OMG heavy handed death monologue by Rose. Considering she's giving it and we are seeing her standing alone on some beach I'm assuming she either is talking about a metaphorical death or she dies and the Doctor finds a way to bring her back.

Overall, I liked this episode, though I think the Cybermen vs Dalek smackdown may be a bit much. And I find it hard to believe that ghosts show up and everyone is calm and rational about it a mere two months later.

I enjoyed Jackie quite a bit. She injected some much needed humor with her repeated "I was kidnapped", not to mention she surprisingly took it all in stride - no panic, no screaming, no accusations. My one quibble would be her speech to Rose about changing too much and becoming unrecognizable. She makes it sound like a very bad thing and I just can't see it as such. Now, if her intent was to stress that Rose is going to change to the point that she no longer fits in in the world she grew up in and will end up very alone and she's concerned, as her mother, about that I can understand. But the way it was written, that's not what I got out of it.

And where is Captain Jack? I thought he was to make an appearance before becoming part of 'Torchwood'? He better pop up next week. Everyone else is!
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Gah! And gah! again I say. And I can guess EXACTLY what is going to happen to "Rose".
I think that the "Rose Tyler" who is going to die is Jackie.

(And then Rose will stay on Earth to become Jackie in all but name. Probably. Less sure of this second part. Utterly convinced of the first.)
I had your same theory until the real Rose was nabbed and introduced to everyone and then I scrapped the theory. However, maybe in an effort to protect Rose they let everyone believe she is dead when Jackie is killed? The theory could still work.
It was RTD's cheap trick of having Rose introduce the episode that clued me in. I think he thinks it was clever.
I suspect the Void may have something to do with Rose's 'death'. That way, she could be gone without being gone, and it leaves it open for the Doctor to bring her back.

Of course, I'm probably way off, but I figure the Void stuff must have been in there for a reason.
Good point about the Void. Why make such a point of it if it's not going to come into play later? And I can't buy that Rose is really going to die.