Of course Timothy Dalton is a Time Lord. There’s a James Bond is a Time Lord joke in there somewhere that’s specific to Timothy Dalton, but I’m not going to look for it.
It was fine. “End of Time” is a two parter/two hour episode to close out David Tennant’s reign as The Tenth Doctor, and introduce us to Matt Smith’s face.
It was a fairly uneven episode. There was so much going on and everything had to be a tie in to a story line that had happened before as well as out epic any previously epic events. And there were elements that tried the herculean task of trying to tie in this series to the original series. Funny how at the end Russell T. Davies was insecure about the standing of his Doctor Who in the scope of the whole.
It’s possible I saw it too long after the last Doctor Who episode. The specials were all great, but since the final story dependent on the viewer remembering everything that happened to The Tenth Doctor, and I’ve been watching over months, so I just felt a bit confused. In retrospect, I should have just relaxed and let the story happen. Ah well, can’t be helped.
The Doctor’s companion for the episode, Bernard Cribbins as Wilfred Mott was genuinely sweet. Having an elderly companion was a nice take on the sense of wonder needed to be a good companion. As you get older, and the world becomes less familiar, why not face it as you did when you were a child? With a sense of excitement and wonder? It’s so easy to get tired, but if you’re not learning are you really living?
That’s not the moral of the episode. I don’t know what the moral is. But I do know that I’ll miss David Tennant as The Doctor. “Allons-y!”