The Most Heart-Breaking Moments In “Doctor Who”

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Doctor Who has had its ups and downs over the past decade, but it still holds a special place in the hearts of fans. Here are the moments that still put a lump in our throats.

The Doctor Parts With Rose Tyler

The number one most heart-breaking moment has surely got to be the devastating departure of Rose Tyler. The chemistry between Rose and the Doctor had been building over the season, but right before he get to say “I love you,” the walls of the universe closed and Rose became trapped on a parallel Earth forever.

Donna Forgets

Donna shaped up to be an unlikely hero. She displayed remarkable courage and compassion in the face of danger. Across the season, we watched her grow in confidence, only to have her memory wiped for good after saving the universe from Davros.

The Human Doctor and Rose Reunite

The moment when the Doctor and Rose reunite is beautiful, only it’s bittersweet. Rose gets her happy ending only as the Tardis flies off, she throws one last look back at her Doctor, who will never get to see the love of his life again.

Amy Goes Back for Rory

Amy and Rory’s departure was another tear-jerker. Rory gets sent back in time to 20th century New York and Amy must make the decision to either stay with the Doctor and never see him again, or follow Rory and never see the Doctor again. She fortunately chose right.

The Ood Sing Their Song

One subtle moment that always gets me is the ood’s song in Donna’s season. The peaceful creatures are so trusting that they hold their hearts in their hands, only this leads to them being imprisoned and used as slaves. The ood’s song to Donna is so touching and beautiful that we shed a tear with Donna every time.