19. The Tenth Doctor Meets the Love of His Life
From: "Human Nature"/ "The Family of Blood"
Premiere: May 26, 2007 / June 2, 2007
Adopted by writer Paul Cornell from his own 1995 novel featuring the Seventh Doctor, "Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood" provided the Tenth Doctor with the chance to experience simple human love. Pursued by an alien family that wants to steal his longevity, the Doctor stashes his Time Lord nature in a fob watch of the same kind that Professor Yana will later carry in "Utopia." Robbed of his chance at a normal life with schoolteacher Joan Redfern (Jessica Hynes), the Doctor exacts a terrible revenge – but the gentlest moments of this moving story resonate most.