As much as I had hoped that the Tenth Doctor and Rose would end up together, I knew it was not going to happen. I have to admit, the episode “Doomsday” did make me a little sad. After talking in class, there were plenty of spoilers and I had read what would happen, but it still came as a shock. I was not ready for Rose to leave. I was one of those fans who wanted Rose and Tennant together.
I prepared myself to get to know Martha, and having heard so many good things about her, I was excited. Martha’s character is very smart. Not only is she studying to become a doctor, but through the first few episodes I have seen, she catches on quickly to what is happening. Even when the Doctor does not tell her what to do, she can figure it out. For example, in “Evolution of the Daleks” episode, the Doctor sacrifices himself to save all of the people from the Daleks. He leaves Martha to figure out how to help him by herself, and has little problem doing so.
As I am getting to know Martha, I do enjoy her as a character. However, there is one thing I have noticed through season 3 that bothers me. The amount of references to Rose and the way Martha feels as a “rebound,” is getting irritating. I know Rose was very close to the Doctor, but I do not like how it affects Martha. As such a smart and clever character, watching her feel as though she is just a “Rose replacement” is frustrating. She seems desperate to connect with the Doctor and wants to feel just as important to him as Rose was. I have never seen companions change before, but I did not expect it to occur like this. I hope the Doctor and Martha become close soon, and her confidence is boosted. Once she learns her part in the Doctor’s life, I think it will be easier for them to connect.