Bringing back Sarah-Jane was one of the best ideas yet for several reasons. Namely, to demonstrate to Rose that she's not an extra-special
More K-9 might have been good, but he can be annoying in large doses, so Toby Whitehouse was probably being safe. Anthony Stewart Head was magnificent, in a hammy sort of way. However....WHY ISN'T HE THE MASTER, DAMMIT?! Because he and Tennant had chemistry liek whoa.
On one of the DW communities on lj, someone suggested that the Face of Boe's message to the Doctor was 'You are not alone'. Which is clearly for teh win IMHO, because then RTD could bring back Romana
In conclusion? Best episode since TCI, in my estimation. There was the right balance of angst and a few truths made clear. And there was K-9. Next week, Ten gets it on with Madame De Pompadour. And yet again, we realize that Rose isn't the Extra-Special
Off to Latin soon. And then rewatching School Reunion with Libby! Possibly followed by more Hotel Babylon, since Toby Whitehouse wrote an episode of that too. :D