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406. The Doctor’s Daughter

The Doctor's Daughter



The Doctor meets the most important woman of his life on the distant planet Messaline, in the middle of an endless war. But as General Cobb threatens genocide, and Martha is kidnapped by the Hath, the Doctor faces an even greater battle – can he find peace with his own child?


Written by Stephen Greenhorn
Directed by Alice Troughton

The Doctor – David Tennant
Donna Noble – Catherine Tate
Martha Jones – Freema Agyeman
Jenny – Georgia Moffett
Cobb – Nigel Terry
Cline – Joe Dempsie
Hath Peck – Paul Kasey
Hath Gable – Ruari Mears
Carter – Akin Gazi
Soldier – Olalekan Lawal Jr


Martha: "Where did she come from?"
The Doctor: "From me."
Donna: "From you? How? Who is she?"
The Doctor: "Well… she’s… well, she’s my daughter."
Jenny: "Hello, dad."

The Doctor: "You’ve sealed off the tunnel. Why would you do that?"
Jenny: "They were trying to kill us."
The Doctor: "But they’ve got my friend."
Jenny: "Collateral damage. At least you’ve still got her. He’s lost both his men. I’d say you’d came out ahead."
Donna: "Her name is Martha and she’s not collateral damage, not for anyone. Have you got that GI Jane?"

The Doctor: "Donna, I’ve been a father before."
Donna: "What?"
The Doctor: "I lost all that a long time ago. Along with everything else."
Donna: "I’m sorry. I didn’t know. Why didn’t you tell me? You talk all the time but you don’t say anything."
The Doctor: "I know. It’s just… when I look at her now, I can see them. The hole they left, all the pain that filled it. I just don’t know if I can face that every day. "
Donna: "It won’t stay like that. She’ll help you. We both will. "
The Doctor: "When they died, that part of me died with them. It’ll never come back, not now."
Donna: "I’ll tell you something, Doctor. Something that I’ve never told you before. I think you’re wrong."

Jenny: "What’s a Time Lord?"
The Doctor: "It’s who I am, it’s where I’m from."
Jenny: "And I’m from you."
The Doctor: "You’re an echo, that’s all. A Time Lord is so much more. A sum of knowledge, a code, a shared history, a shared suffering. Only it’s gone now, all of it. Gone forever."

The Doctor: "Well, you need to get yourself a better dictionary. When you do, look up ‘genocide’. You’ll find a little picture of me there, and the caption will read ‘Over my dead body’."

The Doctor: "We can go anywhere, everywhere. You choose."
Jenny: "Sounds good."
The Doctor: "You’re my daughter and we’ve only just started. You’re going to be great. You’re going to be more than great. You’re going to be amazing, do you hear me?"

Martha: "Good luck. "
Donna: "And you."
The Doctor: "We’re making a habit of this."
Martha: "Yeah, and you’d think it’d get easier. All those things you’ve been ready to die for, I thought for a moment there you’d finally found something worth living for."
The Doctor: "Oh, there’s always something worth living for, Martha."


This episode takes place in the year 60120724.

Georgia Moffett (Jenny) is the real-life daughter of Fifth Doctor actor Peter Davison.

Jenny was originally going to be killed off, but Steven Moffat suggested that she stay alive.