The End of the World
The Doctor: You think it’ll last forever. The people and cars and concrete. But it won’t. One day it’s all gone, even the sky. My planet’s gone. It’s dead. It burned like the Earth. It’s rocks and dust before its time.
Rose Tyler: What happened?
The Doctor: There was a war, and we lost.
Rose Tyler: A war with who?
[the Doctor doesn’t answer]
Rose Tyler: What about your people?
The Doctor: I’m a Time Lord. I’m the last of them. They’re all gone. I’m the only survivor. I’m left travelling on my own because there’s no-one else.
Rose Tyler: There’s me.
I’ve just decided that this episode is basically the Doctor Who pilot: part 2. People should talk about Rose/The End of the World in much the same way that they talk about other two-parters, like The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances. For one thing, it starts exactly where it left off. More importantly, it does more “introduction”.