Written by Ollie C
Be prepared for one of the most beautiful, thought provoking and moving episodes of Doctor Who you will ever see. 'Rosa' is easily the best episode of the series, if not one of the best of Doctor Who's entire run. Get the tissues ready, you don't want to miss this one.
Malorie Blackman and Chris Chibnall co-write this intense yet stunning episode, and in comparison to last week's episode, the writing and acting is what makes it so strong, not just the gorgeous visuals.
Of course, the premise is well realised, Rosa Parks' infamous bus journey in Montgomery, Alabama, 1955, and Doctor Who treads the fine line perfectly, not sugarcoating any of the issues of the past- in particular emphasising the physical and verbal abuse non-white people received.
Doctor Who truly showed us what a difference it can make, but it wasn't about the show today, it wasn't about the Doctor or her companions (although they were all fantastic, giving arguably their best performances so far), it was about Rosa, a woman who sparked a revolution in human history. She was the woman who went against the world, and won.
But the episode makes it clear that things aren't how they should be, even over half a century on. The episode highlights that things still need to change, and with people like Rosa, anything is possible, you just have to believe.
'Rosa' is quite possibly my favourite episode of Doctor Who since forever, not because of the cinematic visuals, or the cool effects or fan servicing story-lines we have got used to over the past few years. It's one of my favourites because it is respectful. Respect is something we all have, let's use it rightly.
Thank you Malorie Blackman and Chris Chibnall, along with Vinette Robinson, for showing us exactly what Doctor Who should be- and that is for everyone.
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