Here we go, we are on to the third Episode of Doctor Who, Rosa.
“If she can live here her whole life, a couple of hours ain’t gonna kill me.They ain’t gonna kill me, right?” Montgomery, Alabama. 1955. The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Deep South of America. As they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks, they begin to wonder: is someone attempting to change history?
We see a moment when Rosa Parks sat in the white section of the bus. There was a confrontation with the driver and she is left behind. We flash forward 12 years and our quad has landed in the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama. There is artron energy there and that forces them to investigate. The group are ecstatic to cross paths with Rosa Parks, who saved Ryan from being beaten by a very upset racist. They are then refused serviced by more racists at a restaurant. This episode is making me so angry at how these people from Alabama for how they describe Yaz and Ryan. Ryan is right, it is not like Rosa Parks wiped out racism forever. Yet, like Yaz stated, Rosa’s action allowed Yaz to become a police officer. So, their job is to protect Rosa….Operation Rosa Parks has begun.
They find out where she works and what train she takes. Ryan follows Rosa and he charms her, Yaz has to create a timeline of the events, Graham hunts down the infamous bus drive, James Blake as the Doctor looks for the guy who is a Stormcage rehabilitated prisoner. He may be handsome, but he is a twit. Apparently, he has a neural constrictor that inhibits him from killing or injuring people. He, Krasko, thinks that when Rosa sat down in the wrong section on the bus, and started all the bad things.
Ryan shook hands with Martin Luther King, Jr. He is so adorable when he is ordered around by Rosa Parks to serve coffee. This experience is allowing Ryan to grow.
Their job is to keep history in order. Rosa must think these Brits are a little nuts. Ryan sent Krasko somewhere, but where?
They succeeded in setting history in order and Rosa continued with her impact on all of our lives. As the Doctor said, “She changed the world. In fact, she changed the universe”.
This is what I love about Doctor Who. It has these moments when it teaches you about what is important.
This was a lovely episode and possibly one of the best episodes of Doctor Who that I’ve seen in a very long time. This is the episode to watch, if you;ve never watched an episode of Doctor Who.
Next: Arachnids in the UK – “Something’s happening with the spiders in this city.” The Doctor, Yaz, Graham, and Ryan find their way back to Yorkshire – and Yaz’s family – only to find something is stirring amidst the eight-legged arachnid population of Sheffield.