If it’s not Scottish…   1 comment

Talking about Donna of course always reminds me of Jamie.


Pictured with Zoe and aptly named White Robots

Jamie was the Second Doctor’s companion, from his second-ever adventure to the end of his incarnation. For three seasons and 116 episodes – more than any other companion – Jamie was the Doctor’s best friend, his foil, his staunch and loyal defender. He stayed on while Ben and Polly and then Victoria departed. He was never the smartest person in the room, but frequently the most fearless, and he never let the masses of things he didn’t understand slow him down.

Jamie finally left the Doctor’s side when the Time Lords took his memories and plopped him back in the Battle of Culloden as if he’d never been away. They didn’t violate his mind to save his life; they did it to punish him for befriending the Doctor, and to punish the Doctor for his “interference.” While Donna and Zoe were returned to safe and comfortable – if ordinary – circumstances, he was left in a war zone, in a time when young men’s lives were cheap. After all he’d been through at the Doctor’s side, he was left with nothing: no family, no defense mechanism, and no memory of the greatest adventure of his life.

The Doctor never forgot Jamie. The Fifth Doctor briefly mistook Adric for him. The Tenth Doctor used his name while traveling in Scotland. But like Donna, Jamie can never remember.

Or can he?



Posted November 17, 2015 by Elisabeth in Classic, Companions

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One response to “If it’s not Scottish…

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  1. I’m not a huge fan of ret-conning, but….
    What if the Second Doctor DID leave Jamie with a defense mechanism? Maybe nothing as powerful as what 10 did with Donna, but something subtle. JUST enough heightened perception to avoid an otherwise fatal blow…like a cosmic spider sense. No, we didn’t see it, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t have happened. (They added Spock’s mind meld with McCoy to “ST II: The Wrath of Kahn” as a last minute thought to allow for Spock’s return.) The Doctor knew he was summoning “his people” and he had to know they wouldn’t be very approving of his actions. It’s not a stretch to think that he might’ve taken some precaution to protect his companions, particularly ones that had been with him so long.

    And so Jaimie DOES survive the battle, and many more, and lives to a ripe old age. And, if we believe the evidence of our eyes and your link, is visited by the Twelfth Doctor, who we know has a soft spot for some people from his past.

    Upload head canon now.

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