Let's Do the Time Lord Again: 50 Best 'Doctor Who' Moments

As the new doctor hits American screens, travel back through the highlights of this classic British sci-fi show

13. '"Are You My Mummy?'

From: "The Empty Child"/ "The Doctor Dances"
Premiere: May 21, 2005 / May 28, 2005

Faced with a genuinely terrifying epidemic during the height of the London Blitz, the Ninth Doctor and Rose encounter a mysterious boy with a gas mask fused to his faces, who blankly repeats a chilling question: "Are you my mummy?" Along with Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), whose popularity would earn him the lead role in Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, the Doctor resolves the calamity, and in a rare celebratory moment beams with joy: "Everybody lives!"

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