jackmarthaMartha Jones, of Dr. Who, will join the cast of Torchwood for 3 episodes to aid Captain Jack.  She will be slightly older and have completed her medical degree.

Freema said she was glad to have the opportunity to broaden the character and the she will be “a much more grown up” woman when she returns to the Dr. Who series mid-season.  Though she deftly avoided addressing the “love me, please love me,” including the comparisons, she did say that “Martha and the Doctor will be on more equal footing the next time around.”

I for one hopes this means that they will get back to the business of story telling as it has been for nearly 30 years sans all the racialized subtext.  Something tells me that Martha’s “growing up” will in fact be the cure without addressing the symptom.

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