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Comparing the Female Companions of Revived Who

Guest contributor Gemini R compares the main companions so far. Who comes out on top?

The companions in Doctor Who are of unbelievable importance to the show. We need someone to keep the mad man in a box in check. This is why I so often despise the Christmas specials, because we are introduced to characters that hold absolutely no bearing on the show. That being said, I do not like all of the companions that we’ve had in Doctor Who up to this point and in my mind, there is a clear superior companion. In this article I will examine what I liked about each companion and who is superior. It should be remembered that this is all opinion based and as such, is not a statement of fact, merely my own feelings.

Rose

rose-bad-wolf-parting-of-the-waysWhat can I say about Rose? How about… I hate her. I hate her with every fibre of my being. This is no fault of Billie Piper as she acts superbly as Rose, bringing this utterly detestable character to our screens. Rose was the first companion for my generation of Doctor Who fans; she was the ordinary, working class individual who seized upon an opportunity to escape from what must have seemed like a pointless life after the events of ‘Rose’. In fact with Christopher Eccleston, if you didn’t look too closely at Rose you could very easily be mistaken into thinking that she is a good person. After all, she’s kind hearted, friendly, and she fights her fear when she’s in danger. However during her run with the 9th Doctor, she becomes the damsel in distress repeatedly, only managing to save herself a couple of times, whilst allowing the Doctor to rescue her from every danger imaginable. Of course, that is largely the companion’s duty it seems but that’s a topic for another day.

Ignoring her damsel in distress moments, Rose is also selfish. At 19 years old she is hardly a mature individual and she abandons her boyfriend all too quickly to go travelling with someone whom she has only just met. After then coming home after being missing for a year, she does not even call him when she’s home. Instead… she watches television. Upon meeting Captain Jack for the first time, she describes herself as ‘available’ despite having a boyfriend. However I must mention that she does everything in her power to go and help the Doctor in the series finale, unfortunately leading to her basically killing the Doctor. But that’s fine because he can regenerate… and there the problems start.

Throughout the 10th Doctor’s entire run, he is completely obsessed with Rose and why? Because she cannot let him go in any capacity. When she meets Sarah Jane for the first time, she’s jealous that the Doctor used to travel with someone other than her. This is understandable but why would you be so aggressive about it? Why not accept the Doctor’s past and move on instead of being mean towards a woman double her age. I could go on a lot longer about how disgusting Rose is but I will simply leave you with the memory of Rose kissing the human Doctor in front of the real Doctor, her Doctor, the man who went through all these adventures with her in two different faces and she kisses a half Donna, half Doctor who has been alive for 15 minutes and just committed genocide.

Martha

martha-jones-doctor-whoWhy does everyone like this character? I don’t, although that’s not because I think that she is a poor companion. The writing for Martha is indeed several steps above the writing for Rose, however I didn’t approve of yet another girl travelling with the Doctor because she’s fallen madly in love with him. The reason I dislike Martha is because the show wants me to. Every time Martha demonstrates how much better a companion she is, the Doctor brings up how much he misses Rose and how lonely he is without Rose. If I liked Rose, I’d understand. I don’t have a lot to say about Martha other than she IS a better companion than Rose; I just wish the show had let us see that. Also, I was not amused when Russell T Davies wrote Martha and Mickey Smith as being married. It is not cool to put two characters that have nothing in common, except for the fact that they are both black, together.

Donna

donna-noble-series-4-promoJust when you were about to lose hope that anyone would be allowed to be acknowledged as a better companion than Rose, here comes Donna. Donna is my favourite companion of the Tennant era. After a shamefully poor first outing where the villain was a devious arachnid, essentially Dr Smith from the Lost in Space movie, Donna returned to our screens in Partners in Crime… another shamefully poor first outing. In fact, I don’t much like half the episodes she’s in to be honest. Then perhaps it is a testament to just how great this character is that I watch those episodes not because I like anything other than Donna, and of course her fascinating relationship with the Doctor. This is the first companion where she and the Doctor have been on the same page, they are best mates and nothing more. That is Doctor Who’s best atmosphere, where everything is laid back and it’s just two friends travelling the universe together. In fact, Donna is so much the Doctor’s equal that she even gets some Time Lord DNA… which is stupid but I appreciate the wacky science fiction stories like that. Donna is kind, loving, sassy and most importantly, she is the Doctor’s equal. She’s the best companion in the Tennant era and brings the qualities you want in a best friend.

Amelia Pond

amy-series-6-promo-scarfOkay I admit it, I’m biased. The fact that Matt Smith is not only the Doctor I believe to be the best of ‘New Who’ but also ‘My Doctor’ means that I have a special place in my heart for the woman who would first travel with him. Despite Amy being flawed, it is through her travels with the Doctor that she becomes a better person. The Doctor shows up in her childhood and becomes an obsession for young Amelia, but upon meeting him when she is fully grown, she changes and becomes a new woman, learning that she is not meant to be with the Doctor. After trying to seduce the Doctor she learns that her Rory, the last centurion, is of course the man she is to be with. How could he not be? He’s loved her for years despite never being noticed and has always had her best interests at heart. Then of course Moffat decided to ruin Amy by mentioning that the reason her and Rory get separated for a brief time is because she can’t have his children. But ignoring that tiny facet of the idiocy that was ‘Asylum of the Daleks’ I love Amelia Pond. She is my Amelia and Rory is my Rory. I personally believe that without the Ponds, the 11th Doctor lost a huge part of himself and I don’t find him as appealing without that part. I will look back on Series 5 and 6 with fond memories of travelling with these imperfect, perfect people.

Clara

the-bells-of-saint-john-pics-batch-(2)I debated whether to include Clara, she’s still fairly new after all with only half a series and couple of specials to her name. I don’t particularly care for Clara, but I don’t dislike her yet. She’s just kind of ‘there’ for me at the moment, filling in some space after the heartbreak of losing the Ponds. Maybe I’m still hung up on them but I don’t find anything about Clara interesting, not even the mystery of the impossible girl hooked me in as much as the cracks in time and Amy’s pregnancy.

Conclusion

After watching a fair amount of Doctor Who again, I’ve got to say that it is my opinion that Amelia Pond is the best companion to travel with the Doctor. Donna, is obviously a close second with Clara bringing up third, Martha being fourth and Rose being dead last. Amy is the best companion by far because she is the most interesting character. Amy evolved from her travels with the Doctor, something that I don’t really think the other companions can really say to any degree. Donna stayed exactly the same because the 10th Doctor deleted her journey with him. Martha just stopped fancying him and Rose… I won’t keep going on about her.

Clara unfortunately seems to lack any real characterization at this point and I don’t really feel like Moffat has put his whole weight behind writing her. But Amelia Pond was his first companion, she was the best companion and I don’t think anyone will be able to beat her out of that role.

Oh and if you’re wondering why I didn’t include River Song on this list well… She’s not as bad as Martha and Rose but not as good as Donna, put her next to Clara for characters I really don’t care about.

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teddybowties - the one on FFN not Tumblr
teddybowties - the one on FFN not Tumblr

oh god, YES. as an armchair student of psychology, I keep on hoping that this was actually what Davies and Moffat were intending us to understand; in essence, a social commentary. ;) you cna't tell me that no one else has seen this aspect of it. MY GOD PEOPLE.


LeslieFarrington
LeslieFarrington

has gemini even watched the episodes!! there was a poll with the official Doctor Who Magazine a few years ago.. stating that David Tennant was the most popular Doctor ahead of Tom Baker and Matt Smith...   Oh and by the way.. Christopher Eccleston was the actor who brought the Doctor back to the BBC..... 





MaddyKika
MaddyKika

My God, why all this hate? Although Rose is my favorite i can understand people who has problems with her, but that was just angry! To be fair i don't dislike any of them not even Martha.

Unfortunately this article "COMPARING the Female Companions..." is anything but that. What i read here is only the good things about Amy and the bad ones about the others, had no impartiality.

TheDaleksDaughter
TheDaleksDaughter

"two characters that have nothing in common, except for the fact that they are both black" : I think you are missing the obvious here, Martha and Mickey have a lot more in common than just being black. They both travelled with the Doctor and they both felt like "second class companions" at some point. I think it makes perfect sense for them to be married together because I can't think of anyone else in the world who they would actually have more in common with.






WhoPotterVian
WhoPotterVian

I don't see how you can class Rose as a damsel in distress. She is one of the new series' bravest characters and was often shown either in peril with the Doctor or saving the Doctor.

Richy Woo
Richy Woo

Amy , Clara , Martha , Donna , Rose 


VortexDan
VortexDan

I really feel like you completely ignored the good parts of Rose and Martha to make them look horrible while doing the complete opposite with Amy. I agree with you on Donna and Clara. I just think this whole article requires a lot more thought to be put into it to actually be worth listening to

CraigBull
CraigBull

1. Rose and Donna   2. Clara   3. Amy   4. Martha

TheFirst
TheFirst

I agree with everything in this episode, except for the  fact that I don't dislike Martha. I would rank her in the same place you did, but I think she's actually a pretty awesome character who had a lot of growth and didn't just 'stop fancying the Doctor'.


She learned to love herself and to see that she, too, was pretty amazing. She used to do everything for her family (putting her own needs last) and lived in Rose's shadow with the Doctor. The events of series 3 made her realise that she should also think of herself .

Amy is still my favourite though, especially since she was my first companion. Loved her character growth. Donna is awesome, I just didn't like the way she left because her travels also changed her and it was unfair she wasn't allowed to remember them. 

What can I say about Rose that hasn't been said before? Nothing. She's selfish, mean and jealous. She has her moments though, and I liked her in some episodes. I also have to say I love Billie Piper. She's an amazing actress and her performance as The Moment only proved that the reason I dislike Rose is not because of Piper.

And Clara? Well, she pretty much has as much personality as a blank piece of paper. I know Jenna Coleman is a pretty good actress, so I really hope her character develops a personality with Capaldi's Doctor.  I believe she will.

Strontium
Strontium

Can we not just all have our own opinion on this however we feel is right, without having to constantly criticise? Yes, good thanks :) Erm, Donna is the best, then Amy. Rose, Martha, and then Clara in a dead last.

MaraBackman
MaraBackman

"It is not cool to put two characters that have nothing in common, except for the fact that they are both black, together."

Right... While I have to admit that I raised my eyebrows at seeing that pairing for the first time and I feel that there should have been more shared screentime between them, but I've never seen the actors' shared skin colour as the sole reason for the two of them to be together. Martha and Mickey actually make a lot of sense as a couple, because of their shared experiences in such a bizarre universe. The key to a working relationship is communication and these two have both traveled in the Tardis, which gives them something in common that helps them relate with each other. We have many times seen that companions have some difficulties to return to a normal life after traveling with the Doctor, which makes them comparable to war veterans who have faced horrors in faraway lands and find it difficult to express themselves to people that haven't experienced the same things. That is why I feel that it makes a lot of sense for former companions of the Doctor to feel compelled to seek out each others' company.

TheOncomingFish
TheOncomingFish

Amy's definitely my favourite companion. I could probably ramble on and on about what's so amazing about her character, haha. She had flaws and the most depth of all the companions IMO. Plus her character development was amazing. We literally saw her grow up, and change as a person, while still being Amy. 

JoehWh0
JoehWh0

Rose, Donna, Martha and Clara > Amy. My opinion.



kian_chen
kian_chen

 I would like to say that Steven Moffat is really really good at introducing a new charcter. The Empty Child(Jack), The Girl in the Fireplace(Reinette), Blink(Sally), Silence in the Library(River), The Eleventh Hour(11th and Amy), The Time of Angels(River) and The Snowmen(Victorian Clara)


RoweMatthew
RoweMatthew

Amy Pond is way, way up at the top of my list. I don't think there was any problem with her character at all. Next would be Rose, I suppose. Then Donna, Then Martha, then poor old Clara down at the bottom because she really brought nothing to the show for me. She's not a person, fully fleshed out and interesting like the rest of them. She's just  a collection of reactions in a small skirt.

Sharaz_Jek
Sharaz_Jek

 An interesting article - well written and argued. I agree with most of this analysis, even though I think that Martha does overcome her being "a rebound" at least in the audiences eyes, and while I agree that her marrying Mickey was really strange as they hadn't shared a single scene before, I don't think it was done because of them being both black. I suppose it was more of an attempt at providing fan-service on RTD's part.

I also agree with the critic of Rose. And to those saying this is to negative or hateful - yes, this is negative and hateful, but it also gives valid reasons and arguments. The author clearly thought about the opinions expressed and supports them.



tardisadventures
tardisadventures

I think the article is a bit too negative, but never mind. Personally my ranking is this: Amy, Clara, Donna, Martha and Rose. I may be sort of biased towards Amy because she is my first companion, but despite that I keep enjoying episodes with her and Rory more than most other episodes. Clara makes it in second, partly because she is the current companion and still has a chance of developing into something more amazing than she already is, partly just because I like the dynamic between her and Eleven and I personally can´t wait to see what´s in store with her and Twelve. I really like Donna too, so she makes it in a close third. Martha goes fourth, because I do feel like the writing´s constant references to Rose ruined my enjoyment of seeing her on screen. And Rose goes. Not just because I have a problem with her as a character, even though I do, but also because the writers kept bringing her up in series 3 and 4, and I really didn´t need to keep being reminded of a character who I don´t like that much.






Oliver J. "cool"
Oliver J. "cool"

I like Rose, her immaturity and stupidity made her the most realistic. She had some good times as well as bad. I liked Martha a lot, she was strong, independent and smart, a good companion. Donna was hilarious, I loved her character, didn't at all like the way her story ended with the stupid human-time lord hybrid mind burn out thing. Amy Pond was OK to start off with but around series 6 she annoyed me a lot. Clara I couldn't care less for, her story arc had a disappointing conclusion and to be honest I don't think she's a good companion.




Oodkind
Oodkind

This is hard to rank. The best for me is usually the one I am watching. But I have to say that Amy was the coolest, though I do love Martha and Donna too...

Clara is probably the bottom for me right now, simply because she seems like a sassy person with not much to do except be pretty. I liked her in Nightmare in Silver, and I'm expecting she will grow a lot in Series 8. As a character, not in height, just to clarify. That would be weird.

MrThorfan64
MrThorfan64

I'd say Martha was the best of RTD era, perhaps even New Who. I'll give the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW_xiQtGqHk But good someone is acknowledging how selfish Rose is. Also her dialogue in JE shows she was building the dimension cannon before reality began collapsing so she could get back to the Doctor, despite him telling her this would destroy both worlds. For this she gets her own Doctor. Karma Houdini! If you odn't believe me it's easy to find the transcript.

twoheartsonemind
twoheartsonemind

The author was correct in stating that the reason many, I'd say most going by the opinions I've heard, don't like Martha is because the writing tried to make her out as the rebound, which is what she was. But those who were able to see past this, like me, love Martha. Now, part of the reason I can do this is because I hate Rose. She's selfish, annoying and clingy.

I used to really like Donna, but now I realize this is more because everyone told me how great she was and I wanted to believe them. I like that she and the Doctor do not have a romantic relationship of any sort and that they have a best friend kind of relationship, but she gets a bit too shouty and just plain obnoxious too often for my taste. I love Catherine Tate, but Donna's shouting just rubs me the wrong way sometimes.

Amy is probably the best developed companion of New Who. We literally saw her grow up, both physically and mentally, and mature along the way. What is also one of the things I love about Amy is that she's not completely likeable and not meant to be. She insults Rory often and can be downright mean to him, but by her last series Amy has really matured beyond this and shows her love for him more kindly.

I like Clara very much. I like her dynamic with the Doctor, finding it just the right amount of banter and flirting. I am glad that she never really had a proper romance with him either and think that her character can only become more likeable and fun to watch with the 12th Doctor.

My ranking of New Who female companions (since Rory is my favorite companion of anyone): 1. Martha 2. Clara 3. Amy 4. Donna 5. Rose

ClaireAbraham
ClaireAbraham

My own personal ranking for every New Who companion:


1. Donna

2. Rory

3. Wilfred Mott

4. Sarah Jane - and yes, I've seen her in Classic Who as well -

5. Adelaide

6. Jack

7. Rose

8. Martha

9. Amy 

10. Jackie

11. Mickey - who did, whoever, end up ultimately being Most Improved...

12. Astrid 

13. Clara

15. River Song

14. Christina

15. Joan


Anthony Retondo
Anthony Retondo

While I agree with the rankings completely, I can't say I agree with the anger. Haha

Mercy Reborn2
Mercy Reborn2

I know we are talking about female characters but Rory is a good male companion as was Captain Jack and Mickey

TheNightmareChild just got fitted for a loincloth
TheNightmareChild just got fitted for a loincloth

You know, I honestly skimmed most of this article, because I saw what direction it was going in and I couldn't be bothered to read the whole thing.  I don't generally like ranking my favorite companions, as I've often found I appreciate all of them equally for different reasons.  I've said before that Donna is my favorite because she did have the most compelling development during her time on the show, and she did have a great, refreshing dynamic with the Doctor.  Her departure was as heartbreaking as Rose's and the Ponds' departure.  


Honestly, if I were being forced to choose a least favorite companion, I would have to say Amy.  And it's not because I hate her or anything; I like her well enough.  But of the recent companions, she always felt the least like an active participant in the Doctor's adventures to me and more like someone who was just along for the ride, especially after Series 5.  Indeed, after a certain point, she only seemed to exist in the show to be rescued over and over and give birth to River Song.  Now I will say, she improved ever so slightly in Series 7 Part 1, but still, when it comes to Doctor Who, when I think of a damsel in distress, I think of Amy more than any of the other companions.  Oh yeah, and say what you want about Rose, but even she never yanked the Doctor's suspenders down (quite literally) after he had already made it quite clear that he wasn't interested.  


But other than that, I liked her okay.  I don't get into a frothing rage over her the way that seemingly everybody who doesn't like Rose does.  And again, she's only my least favorite by a fairly slim margin.  Every companion has brought something different to the show, and I don't think one of them has failed completely to get me to like them.



Tbmferris
Tbmferris

i don't agree with everything this writer says.  I loved Amy and Rory and was very sad when they left, but my favorite companion by far is River Song.  I love her character and wish it would continue.  I also loved Donna as she was the best companion for the 10th doctor.  So for me it is 1. River,  2. Amy & Rory, 3. Donna  4. Rose and finally Martha.  The reason I rate them in this order is the quality of shows and the development of the characters.  The first season of Dr. who was not very good.  David Tennant comes along in season 2 and the writing is better (not great) and the characters are more developed.  During the 10th doctors era there is no consistency in companions which takes away from the quality of the show.  By the Matt Smith era the writing is excellent.  There is a consistant cast and an excellent story ARC.  David Tennant is still my Doctor, but Matt Smith had better writers and a better supporting cast.  




Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

Martha suffered, for alone of all the new Who Companions, you got the feeling that the Doctor took her for granted, and never was that bothered about her. Maybe if Ten had spent S3 saying how brilliant Martha was, instead of pining for Rose the whole time, things might have been different. Imagine how rubbish it would have been for Donna if Ten had spent the whole of S4 pining for Martha!


Moff got this right, in having the Doctor pining ALONE and off screen for the Ponds (well Amy actually) so that when Victorian Clara came along he was full of excitement again, and fascinated by his new Companion!


DavrosLives
DavrosLives

Well gosh darn, that was unpleasant to read.

I love Rose for one very simple reason - she's more human than any other person on this list. She is capable of empathy, kindness and courage, she's resourceful and determined. She's also given to moments of jealousy and selfishness, because--and you know, this is the weirdest thing--she's HUMAN. We are all in equal parts selfish and kind, and Rose displays this better than most. Whether you want your female companions as all-good innocent butter-wouldn't-melt-in-their-mouth girls, that's up to you. Just don't criticise a character on what is inherent to us all, for the things you may not like in yourself.

Also, yes Rose ran away with the Doctor and left Mickey, but don't tell me anyone of us wouldn't do the same thing in the same situation?

MrRazza is wittily changing his name for each week
MrRazza is wittily changing his name for each week


What can I say about this article? How about… I hate it. I hate it with every fibre of my being. This is no fault of the author as they write superbly [...], bringing this utterly detestable article to our screens 


Hmm... that all feels a bit unfair. Can one write about someone's work in such a manner? 

Steady on old bean!



Sir James Bond
Sir James Bond

Excessively negative, petty, small minded, potentially racist and generally mean spirited.....I don't think I'll dignify an article such as this by making any kind of comme.....oh bugger! 

Mercy Reborn2
Mercy Reborn2

@DWkika  I think your right I dont dislike any companion really I might not agree with what they do but thats all

Richy Woo
Richy Woo

I fully agree, Jenna is a great actress, Clara is a great character but at present Clara's story lines are not setting her up as a unique individual.

colincreevaz
colincreevaz

@Planet of the Deaf  he did spend all of s3 telling her she was brilliant though, you obviously closed your ears whenever he did. it happened like 3 times an episode

twoheartsonemind
twoheartsonemind

I find Amy to be the most human, actually. What you've just described fits her more than Rose, if you ask me. Amy can be mean and selfish, but she was balanced out by kindness, courage, etc. I found Rose to remarkably unbalanced, coming off as clingy and selfish more than not.

Also, while I understand that many people would've just left their romantic partner for the Doctor, what really annoys me is that she left her mother right after an incredibly traumatic event. I mean, she really didn't even give a second thought about her. A fair amount of London was in ruins, they'd just been nearly killed by Autons and Rose just left her mother without thinking that she might be hurt, psychologically scarred, etc. That annoys me more than the fact that Rose left Mickey, though that bugs me too.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

@DavrosLives  To be fair to the other Companions, they are all also human, but represent different human characteristics, Clara is the most like me for example. It might be interesting to have a more Lady Christina de Souza type Companion next, someone from the complete opposite end of the social scale to mix things up!

MrRazza is wittily changing his name for each week
MrRazza is wittily changing his name for each week

@DavrosLives  I think RTD originally intended for Mickey to come across as more of an *insert anatomical part here* but it didn't come across too well on screen, we mostly see him once he's improved greatly as a person. 

Rose also knew she was going to travel in a time machine, and like Amy intended to return that night/the next day, if only the Doctor hadn't *insert another anatomical part here*-ed it up and returned a year late

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

@Malohkeh @Planet of the Deaf  There was never any 'please travel with me Martha you're brilliant' from Ten, it was all 'one trip only', 'if only you were Rose' etc, which hardly is the ideal basis for creating a character to be loved by the wider world. On of the things I loved about the Impossible Girl arc, was that it was The Doctor desperate for Clara to travel with him, and not the other way round!

DavrosLives
DavrosLives

I did think that later; every modern female companion are human in all senses of the word, I just think that Rose was the truest; every one who came after her were, to my mind, idealistic but not necessarily realistic depictions of women.

I would definitely love a socially de Souza-esque companion; I can just imagine how much fun that would be :)

ClaireAbraham
ClaireAbraham

@MrRazza @Sir James Bond 

I always thought Mickey and Martha ended up getting married because they indeed share one very important thing in common; they were companions who ended up feeling undervalued by The Doctor. If you have two people, and the ONLY thing they share in common is having traveled with The Doctor... that's actually a huge piece of common ground. The problem with their relationship is not that it happened, but that there was no build-up to it, and Martha had been engaged to somebody else. 

AlessandroArsuffi
AlessandroArsuffi

@twoheartsonemind The only things they've got in common is fighting Sontarans, being former companions of the Doctor and the fact that Mrs. Jones finally managed to marry a Mr. Smith. Still, the black-skin thing is blatantly racist even to me and. considering that I generally tend to ignore these things, it must mean that the statement was EXPLICITY racist.

Oodkind
Oodkind

@TheNightmareChild @twoheartsonemindYou may not have thought that, but a lot of people did, I think. It might be an American thing-- Race is still a bit of a sore issue here, and a bunch of people look for racism even when it's not there. I'm not sure how it is in the UK, but Americans seem to be ultra sensitive toward anything suggesting race.

It may have been in RTD's mind; perhaps he thought they would make a cute couple? It seemed more to me that he wanted to contain all the companions in the episode and the two characters turned out similar enough that they were put in the same scene. I thought it was weird, but not racist or anything.

TheNightmareChild just got fitted for a loincloth
TheNightmareChild just got fitted for a loincloth

@twoheartsonemind  That's still a far cry from suggesting that they were paired off entirely because of their matching skin tones though.  And for the record, I agree with you.  I thought their pairing at the end was oddly out of the blue and didn't completely make sense to me.  But I never in a million years would've thought anything like what was suggested in this article.

twoheartsonemind
twoheartsonemind

Well, it all seemed very pat to pair them up, just so that everyone had a romantic partner at the end. Frankly, it makes no sense to me why Martha would ever marry an oaf like Mickey. They have nothing in common.