Doctor Who – Season 1 – Ep. 11 Boom Town. Written by Russell T. Davies
Oh, Christ have mercy – it’s the farting aliens again. I hate this episode. There are a few fun or significant things in it to comment on, but I’m not gonna go too deep, here.
The TARDIS needs to be recharged, so the Doctor lands it over that rift in Cardiff to recharge it. It’ll take all day, so he, Rose and Jack (who is still with them) get to play. Mickey joins them, and they all play and laugh. The Doctor sees a sign and realizes that the lady farting alien (henceforth known as “Fartlien”) has become the mayor of Cardiff and has initiated the construction of a nuclear power plant. The plant is named Blaidd Drwg, (Welsh, I tell you!) Welsh for “Bad Wolf.” This time, the Doctor notices that these words have been popping up everywhere.
We see Fartlien talk to a human about the human’s plans for her marriage and approaching baby child, and this gives Fartlien a sense of the harm she’s causing.
Later that night, Jack realized that the extrapolator can be used to halve the time to refuel the TARDIS, and goes to work installing it. Rose and Mickey go out to reconnect – unsuccessfully, and the Doctor takes the Fartlien her Last Dinner.
There’s an earthquake (I think because of the TARDIS energy recharging) and the group, including Fartlien, goes to the TARDIS. The Doctor realizes that Fartlien wanted the rift to split in Cardiff and eventually in the whole Earth. Fartlien struggles with the crew for a minute to take over power, but she fails and finally dies.
After this, Rose realized that Mickey had left. The Doctor offers to wait for him, but Rose lets him go.
On to bigger and better things.