[After the Doctor’s regeneration, Rose is unsettled and clearly upset. The Doctor, oblivious, turns to look at her.] The Doctor: Go on, then, tell me. What do you think? Rose:[quietly, timid] Who are you? The Doctor:[crestfallen, confused] I’m the Doctor. Rose:[in disbelief] No. Where is he? Where’s the Doctor? What have you done to him?! The Doctor: You saw me. I—I changed. [He indicates the spot where he regenerated.] Right in front of you. Rose: I saw him sort of… explode, and then you replaced him, like a… a teleport or a transmat or a body swap or something. [The Doctor is lost for words. Rose advances a few steps and pushes him, her hands against his chest.] You’re not fooling me. I’ve seen all sorts of things. Nanogenes, Gelft… [She looks at him, darkly implying.] Slitheen!… Oh, my God, are you a Slitheen? The Doctor:[calmly] I’m not a Slitheen. Rose:[shouting, increasingly upset] Send him back. I’m warning you, send the Doctor back right now! The Doctor:[pleading] Rose, it’s me! Honestly, it’s me… I was dying. To save my own life, I changed my body. Every single cell. But it’s still me. Rose:[whispering] You can’t be. [The Doctor steps closer, looking her straight in the eyes.] The Doctor: Then how could I remember this? Very first word I ever said to you. Trapped in that cellar, surrounded by shop window dummies… oh, such a long time ago. I took your hand… [He gently twines his hand with hers. Rose glances down and then back at him.] I said one word. Just one word. I said, ‘run.’ [Tearfully, finally believing, Rose looks into his eyes.] Rose: Doctor. The Doctor:[grinning] Hello!
Children in Need 2005
I only discovered this earlier this month, believe it or not. And it’s so terrific.