***SPOILER ALERT*** Contains spoilers for all seasons of Doctor Who (2005)
In the lead up to what we imagine is going to be another Doctor Who tearjerker, we’re counting down the 11 saddest episodes of Doctor Who (2005).
11. Waters of Mars
This list is loaded with sacrifice, so what better episode to start us off than Waters of Mars and the most shocking sacrifice of them all. Adelaide Brooke understands better than most that some points in history are indeed fixed.
10. Vincent and The Doctor
Starry, starry night, paint your pallet blue and grey… WITH TEARS!
09. The End Of Time
Towards the end, Ten really started to grate on me. Too much angst, too much rage. It really was time for him to go. But that’s not to say that we didn’t remember the good times. “I don’t want to go”. Ah, but really, you should.
08. Father’s Day
“There was someone with him. A girl, a blonde girl.” Sometimes tearing time asunder is absolutely worth it.
07. The Doctor’s Wife
After hundreds of years and countless adventures, the Doctor’s most faithful companion gets her day in the sun.
06. Forest of The Dead
Given the chronology, this episode manages to get more and more upsetting the better we get to know River. Goodbye, Sweetie.
05. Voyage of The Damned
The first and last time Kylie Minogue has made me cry for the right reasons.
04. Journey’s End
There are a few tearful moments in this one. Tears of joy for the Children of Time, flying the TARDIS as a big happy family, but tears of bitter sadness as the Doctor cruelly allows Donna to live a pleb, rather than die a hero.
02. School Reunion
Sarah Jane Smith. Most beloved of fans and Doctor alike, finally got the goodbye she deserved. “My Sarah Jane”. Our Sarah Jane.
01. The Girl in The Fireplace
The top spot on our list of Whovian Wheartbreak. Amelia Pond, the girl who waited? I think not. Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, wrote the book.