Billie Piper, who performed the primary companion on the Physician Who revival, had some critical heavy lifting to do. It took the revival a little bit of time to search out its footing and, till it did, it was as much as Piper and Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Physician to hold the load. Fortunately, Piper did a tremendous job bringing Rose Tyler to life, and he or she went down as one of the vital memorable companions of all time.

Rose’s time on the present was nice for Physician Who. It helped to determine the principles of the universe to a model new host of followers, and her evolution as a personality made a lot of the extra implausible parts of Physician Who land extra easily. Piper developed as an actor as her time on the present moved ahead as properly, bringing gravitas and emotional weight to what her character went via. The ultimate goodbye between Rose and the Tenth Physician — remaining is relative, what with the wibbly-wobbly nature of time — at Dangerous Wolf Bay in “Doomsday” is among the most emotional scenes in Physician Who‘s historical past.

It was nice that Rose bought to make her return a number of seasons later to assist the Tenth Physician save the universe once more, and that she bought to have her completely satisfied ending come out of it. Too many companions miss out on that.