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Emma was a companion of the Ninth Doctor, as well as his fiancée. After the Doctor regenerated several times in the space of a few minutes, she maintained her engagement with the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth, but reluctantly broke up with her beloved's thirteenth incarnation because that body had come out female-presenting and Emma had no sexual or romantic interest in women.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Unlike past companions, the Doctor fell in love with Emma and proposed marriage to her, indicating his intent to finally settle down. However, after a subsequent series of rapid-fire regenerations culminating in a female incarnation, Emma broke off the engagement, saying the Doctor was, in every sense of the phrase, no longer the man she fell in love with. (TV: The Curse of Fatal Death)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- The idea of the Doctor falling in love with a companion, and vice versa, would be revisited several times when the TV series returned in 2005.
- Teleplay writer Steven Moffat would later write for more characters with whom the Doctor fell in love, including Madame de Pompadour (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace) and River Song. (TV: Day of the Moon, Let's Kill Hitler)
- According to the behind-the-scenes documentary, Sawalha called Louise Jameson for advice on how to convey the intelligence of the Doctor Who companion.
- Also in the behind-the-scenes documentary, Sawalha commented that she'd previously been offered a part in the Doctor Who series proper, but "didn't fancy it at the time." She appreciated the chance to star in "the spoof version of it" instead.