Season 4 Quotes
The Doctor: …With Martha, like I said, it got…complicated. And that was all my fault. I just want a mate.
Donna: You just want to mate?!
The Doctor: I just want a mate!
Donna: You’re not mating with me, sunshine!
The Doctor: A mate! I want A mate!
Donna: Well, just as well, cos I’m not having any of that nonsense! You’re just a long streak of nothing!
The Doctor: Name?
General Staal: General Staal of the Tenth Sontaran Battle Fleet. “Staal The Undefeated!”
The Doctor: Oh that’s no good. What if you get defeated? “Staal The Not-Quite-So-Undefeated-Any-More-But-Never-Mind”?
Donna: It’s a murder, a mystery and Agatha Christie!
The Doctor: So? Happens to me all the time.
Donna: I know but isn’t that a bit weird? Agatha Christie didn’t walk around surrounded by murders, not really. That’s like meeting Charles Dickens surrounded by ghosts at Christmas!
Donna: Oh come on! It’s not like we could drive across country and find Enid Blyton having tea with Noddy! Could we? Noddy’s not real—is he? Tell me there’s no Noddy!
The Doctor: There’s no Noddy.
[The Doctor has been poisoned with cyanide.]
Agatha Christie: There’s no cure, it’s fatal!
The Doctor: Not for me. I can stimulate the inhibited enzymes into reversal. Protein! I need protein!
The Doctor: Brilliant…! [stuffs his mouth full]
[With his mouth full, the Doctor resorts to charades to mime the next food he needs.]
Donna: I can’t understand you… How many words? One! One word! Shake…milk-shake…milk?! No, not milk. Shake, shake, shake?! Cocktail shaker! What do you want, a Harvey Wallbanger?
The Doctor: Harvey Wallbanger?!
Donna: Well, I don’t know!
The Doctor: How is “Harvey Wallbanger” one word?!
Agatha Christie: Doctor, what do you need?
The Doctor: Salt! I was miming salt, I need salt, I need something salty!
[Donna grabs a brown bag.]
Donna: What about this?
The Doctor: What is it?!
The Doctor: Oh, that’s too salty!
Donna: [sarcastically] Oh, that’s too salty!
Agatha Christie: What about this?
The Doctor: Mmm! [eats]
Donna: What’s that?
Agatha Christie: Anchovies.
Donna: What is it? What else?
[The Doctor mimes open palms, with arms outstretched.]
Donna: It’s a song… Mammy!? I don’t know, Camptown Races?
The Doctor: Camptown Races?!
Donna: All right then, Towering Inferno?
The Doctor: It’s a shock, a shock, I need a shock!
Donna: All right then, big shock coming up… [kisses him on the lips]
[The Doctor exhales the toxins.]
The Doctor: Ahh, detox. Oh, I must do that more often. [beat] I mean, the detox…
The Doctor: Oh, you’re not, are you…? Tell me you’re not archaeologists.
River Song: Got a problem with archaeologists?
The Doctor: I’m a time traveller. I point and laugh at archaeologists.
The Doctor: Almost every species in the universe has an irrational fear of the dark, but they’re wrong, because it’s not irrational. It’s Vashta Nerada.
Donna: What’s “Vashta Nerada?”
The Doctor: It’s what’s in the dark. It’s what’s always in the dark.
The Doctor: River, you know my name. You whispered my name in my ear! There’s only one reason I would ever tell anyone my name. There’s only one time I could…
River Song: [smiles sweetly at the Doctor as the countdown reaches zero]: Hush, now — spoilers!
The Doctor: Oh no no. What are you doing? That’s my job!
River Song: Oh and I’m not allowed to have a career I suppose.
The Doctor: Why am I handcuffed? Why do you even have handcuffs?
River Song: [Playfully flirtatious] Spoilers.
Rose: There was a man. This wonderful man. And he stopped it. The Titanic, the Adipose, the ATMOS. He stopped them all from happening.
Donna: That… Doctor?
Rose: You knew him.
Donna: Did I? When?
Rose: I think you dream about him sometimes. It’s a man in a suit. Tall, thin man, grrreat hair, some really great hair.
Donna: She said the darkness is coming, even here.
The Doctor: (his attention caught) Who was she?
Donna: I don’t know.
The Doctor: (already with his suspicions) What did she look like?
Donna: She was… (remembers Rose tucking a blonde hair behind her ear) ..blonde.
The Doctor: (quietly, with great restraint) What was her name?
Donna: I don’t know!
The Doctor: (insistently, his voice trembling) Donna, what was her name?
Donna: (remembers Rose kneeling beside her on the road) But she told me… to warn you. She said… two words.
The Doctor: (quiet, suppressed urgency, voice slightly hollow) What two words? What were they? What did she say?
Donna: (remembers how Rose whispered the words into her ear. After a moment – ) Bad Wolf.
The Doctor’s eyes widen – he’s shaking – because now he knows for sure –
Donna: Well, what does it mean–?
The Doctor leaps to his feet and bursts from the tent in one swift move. Donna runs after him.
Donna: So… I just met Rose Tyler?
The Doctor: Yeah.
Donna: But she’s locked away in a parallel world.
The Doctor: Exactly. If she can cross from her parallel world to your parallel world, then that means the walls of the universe are breaking down, which puts everything in danger. Everything. But how?
Donna: The thing is, Doctor… no matter what’s happening – and I’m sure it’s bad, I get that. But… Rose is coming back. Isn’t that good?
The Doctor does not react for a moment. Then he looks up, eyes shining.
The Doctor: (whispers, then the biggest smile possibly creeps up on his face) yeah.
The Doctor: Think, Donna, when you met Rose, in that parallel world, what did she say?
Donna: Just “the darkness is coming”.
The Doctor: Anything else?
[Donna spots something over the Doctor’s shoulder]
Donna: Why don’t you ask her yourself?
[The Doctor turns to see Rose standing at the far end of the street. She smiles joyfully. They start running towards each other. But as they near each other, a Dalek appears.]
[The Doctor gets shot.]
The Doctor: AGH!
[Rose keeps running towards him. Jack appears and shoots the Dalek.]
Rose: [cradling the Doctor] I’ve got you. I missed you. Look, it’s me, Doctor!
The Doctor: [weakened and in pain] Rose! Long time, no see!
Rose: Yeah, well, I’ve been busy, you know…
[The Doctor gasps with pain and begins to lose consciousness.]
Rose: [crying] Don’t die! Oh my God, don’t die! Oh my God, don’t die!
[Jack and Donna run toward them.]
Jack: [picking up Rose’s gun] Get him into the TARDIS! Quickly, move!
[Donna and Rose drag the limp Doctor away]
Donna: It’s you!
The New Doctor: Oh, yes.
Donna: You’re naked!
The New Doctor: Oh, yes.
Rose: Oh, she’s good.
Martha: Who’s that?
Rose: : My name’s Rose. Rose Tyler.
Martha: [stunned] Oh my God…he found you.
Rose: Hold on, this is the parallel universe right?
The Doctor: You’re back home.
Donna: And the walls of the world are closing again, now that the reality bomb never happened. It’s dimensional retro-closure. See, I really get that stuff now.
Rose: No but, I’ve spent all that time trying to find you, I’m not going back now.
The Doctor: But you’ve got to, because we saved the universe, but at a cost, and the cost is him. He destroyed the Daleks, he committed genocide, he’s too dangerous to be left on his own.
The Human/Doctor: But you made me.
The Doctor: Exactly. You were born in battle. Full of blood and anger and revenge. to Rose. Remind you of someone? That’s me, when we first met. And you made me better. Now you can do the same for him.
Rose: But he’s not you.
The Doctor: He needs you. That’s very me.
The Doctor: He needs you, that’s very me.
Donna: But it’s better than that though. Don’t you see what he’s trying to give you? Tell her, go on.
The Human/Doctor: I look like him, I think like him, same memory, same thoughts, same everything—except I’ve only got one heart.
Rose: Which means?
The Human/Doctor: I’m part human. Specifically the aging part, I’ll grow old and never regenerate. I’ve only got one life, Rose Tyler. I could spend it with you, if you want.
Rose: [in disbelief] You’ll grow old at the same time as me.
The Human/Doctor: Together.
The Doctor: We’ve got to go. This reality is sealing itself off, forever.
Rose: But, it’s still not right, ’cause the Doctor is still you.
The Doctor: And I’m him.
Rose: All right, both of you, answer me this: When I last stood on this beach, on the worst day of my life, what was the last thing you said to me? Go on, say it.
The Doctor: I said “Rose Tyler”.
Rose: Yeah? …And how was that sentence gonna end?
The Doctor: Does it need saying?
Rose: And you, Doctor? What was the end of that sentence.
[The Human/Doctor whispers something in her ear, presumably “I love you”. Rose pauses briefly, then kisses him, allowing Donna and the original Doctor to slip away unnoticed into the TARDIS. As Rose realises, she turns to watch them go sadly. The Human Doctor stands beside her and they hold hands.]
The Doctor: Just looked like a “thing”, didn’t it? People don’t question “things”. They just say, “oo… it’s a thing.”
The Doctor: Know what’s interesting about my screwdriver? Very hard to interfere with it. Practically nothing strong enough. Well, some hairdryers but working on that. So, there is a very strong signal coming from somewhere. And it wasn’t there before. So what’s new, what’s changed? C’mon! What’s new? What’s different!
Dave: I don’t know. Nothing. It’s getting dark.
The Doctor: It’s a screwdriver. It works in the dark.
The Doctor: Daleks. Aim for the eyestalk. Sontarans. Back of the neck. Vashta Nerada. Run. Just run.
The Doctor: You see? Used the regeneration energy to heal myself, but as soon as that was done I didn’t need to change. I didn’t want to. Why would I? Look at me! So to stop the energy from going all the way, I siphoned off the rest into a handy biometric receptacle. Namely, my hand. My hand there. My handy spare hand. Remember Christmas Day Sicorax. Lost my hand in a sword fight. That’s my hand. What do you think?
Rose: You’re still you.
The Doctor: I’m still me.
The Doctor: There’s an old Earth saying, Captain. A phrase of great power and wisdom and consolation to the soul in times of need.
Addams: What’s that, then?
The Doctor: [shouts] Allons-y!!