6 times Martha Jones was an awesome Doctor Who companion
Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman, joined the Doctor as a companion during the third series of the revived Doctor Who in 2007. An intelligent and resourceful medical student, Martha quickly proved herself to be a valuable and courageous ally to the Tenth Doctor, played by David Tennant. Although her tenure as a companion was relatively brief compared to some of the modern era, Martha left a lasting impression on fans with her unwavering determination and resilience. In this article, we will celebrate six instances that showcased Martha’s awesomeness as a Doctor Who companion.
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Saving the Doctor in “Smith and Jones”
Martha’s very first adventure with the Doctor, “Smith and Jones,” demonstrates her quick thinking and bravery as a character in the series. When the hospital she works at is transported to the Moon by the alien Judoon (just another day at the office!), Martha remains calm and level-headed amidst the chaos. She ultimately saves the Doctor’s life by coming up with a clever plan involving a non-human blood transfusion, which convinces the Judoon to spare them both. That’s worth a promotion to companion, we think!
Outwitting the Master in “The Sound of Drums” and “Last of the Time Lords”
In the Series three finale, the Doctor’s nemesis, the Master (he’s never far away!), takes over Earth, and the Doctor is aged and imprisoned. Martha bravely escapes, and over the course of a year, she travels the world, spreading the Doctor’s message and orchestrating a global plan to restore the Doctor to his former self. Her determination and never-give-up attitude ultimately lead to the Master’s defeat and the salvation of Earth. That’s a thumbs up from us!
Facing the Daleks in “Daleks in Manhattan” and “Evolution of the Daleks”
When the Doctor and Martha travel to 1930s New York City, they uncover a sinister plot involving the Daleks and the Empire State Building. In a moody episode, Martha bravely infiltrates the Daleks’ operation, working alongside humans enslaved by the Daleks to learn more about their plan. Ultimately she is important in helping the Doctor to thwart the Daleks’ evil scheme, and that’s the hallmark of a good companion.
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