Father's Day
Series 1 Episode 8
Rose travels back to 1987, to the day her father died. When she interferes in the course of events, the monstrous Reapers are unleashed upon the world, and a wedding day turns into a massacre.
Script Extract

ROSE It's my fault.

The expression on her face brings Pete up short. He doesn't see that JACKIE, carrying the BABY, is approaching behind him.

PETE No, love. I'm your Dad. It's my job for it to be my fault.

JACKIE stares.

JACKIE Her Dad? How are you her Dad?

PETE turns to her.

PETE It's time you knew, love.

JACKIE You what? Oh that's disgusting! How old were you, twelve?

  • Working titles for this episode included 'Wound in Time' and 'Wounded Time'.
  • When Pete and Rose are driving to the wedding, the song playing on the radio is 'Never Gonna Give You Up' by Rick Astley.
Memorable Quotes
  • The Doctor: When we first met, I said 'travel with me in space'. You said no. But when I said 'time machine'...
    Rose: This wasn't some big plan. I just saw it happening, and I thought, I can stop it.
    The Doctor: I did it again. I picked another stupid ape. I should have known. It's not about showing you the universe, it never is. It's about the universe doing something for you.
    Rose: So it's okay when you go to other times and you save people, but not when it's me saving my dad?
    The Doctor: I know what I'm doing and you don't! Two lots of us being there made that a vulnerable point.
    Rose: But he's alive!
    The Doctor: My entire planet died, my whole family. Do you think it never occured to me to go back and save them?
  • Bev: Now that's what I call a meringue!
  • Pete: Who am I, love?
    Rose: My Daddy.
  • Rose: I'm not stupid!
    The Doctor: Could've fooled me...
Series 1 Volume 3 DVD DVD
Doctor Who Series 1, Volume 3

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