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"Rosa" is a powerful celebration of a woman who couldn't choose the era she lived in, but who-like all of us-could decide what to do with the time she was given.
"Rosa," co-written by Malorie Blackman and Chris Chibnall, is a rare episode that fully explores the horrifying realities of the past and the ethical implications of time travel.
"Rosa" is a reminder that our science fiction can and should be about the things that matter, and that few other shows have the ability to do what Doctor Who has the power to accomplish.
The episode is in-keeping with Doctor Who's new trend for opening up discussions surrounding gender, disability, and now race, with hopefully many more progressive themes in the upcoming installments of Series 11.
More good than bad, that's for sure, and while I wouldn't want all of my Doctor Who this blatantly educational, it was fine for a rare example.
As a show, Doctor Who can vary in intent, execution, and subject matter from episode to episode, and for a brief aside into serious territory, 'Rosa' was engaging and interesting.
On the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War, as nationalism and its dire consequences are once again in the forefront of our thoughts, it's hard to fathom a more fitting episode.
The episode is a reflection on how small actions do change the course of history.
"Rosa" is an episode about witnessing. The Tradis crew and the audience by proxy are not allowed to look away from this terrible chapter of human history.
This is going to be remembered as one of the greatest episodes from the show, and after 37 seasons, that's quite the feat. This is a new era of Doctor Who, and we're here for it.
Right around the time I realized the Doctor and her companions weren't going to take over Rosa Parks' story, but guard the timeline so she could simply carry on as the hero she always was, I started to cry.
I really shouldn't have worried; sharing the writing credit with Chibnall for this episode was Malorie Blackman, author of Noughts and Crosses. Rosa's story was in safe hands, my friends.
Similar to Blink, Rosa does not rely heavily on special effects. Instead, it's very much about the characters and their reactions to what they encounter.
Tension is framed through the lens of not just Parks' own struggles, but also through Yaz and Ryan's sudden and harsh confrontation that traveling back in time as a person of color is not as magical as it might first sound
Where "Rosa" has the most impact... is that it absolutely flat-out refuses to allow its white leads to feel like heroes.
Doctor Who takes Thirteen and her companions on their first proper trip to the past in "Rosa," an episode that occasionally toes the line between stirring and saccharine, but nevertheless feels like a triumph in the end.
The result is a series that, for all the presence of a woman in the role, feels closer to the show's original purpose than it has for a long time.
[Malorie Blackman's] history-making presence is likely the saving grace of the episode.
If season 11 was missing anything before now, it was a bit of heft and a strong sense of drama. That was completely fixed in this episode, though, which probably served up one of the most powerful hours Doctor Who has ever given us.
I appreciate that they've all bought in on this adventure and really love that Graham will ask the questions that I'm asking as I watch.