Template:Infobox NewTV Parenthood is the third episode in the ninth season of Doctor Who, set on Cabra in supossedly 6014. It sees the re-appearance of the Doctor's daughter Jenny. Stephen Greenhorn, who directed the previous episode featuring Jenny, returns to write Parenthood.
"I look young enough to be your boyfriend!" - The Doctor
Needing to take care of family business, Billy returns to Earth for a little, while the Doctor receives a strange signal from a distant location. When he arrives he is reunited with his daughter Jenny, who he assumed to have lost on Messaline. But she needs his help, in building a TARDIS to take her to another planet, off the desolate earth-moon of Cabra. But the Sinistral Mandraga has other plans, and have used Jenny to lure the Doctor into a deadly trap.
Continuation and reference
- The Mandraga bear several similarities to the Mandragora Helix in the Fourth Doctor adventure The Masque of Mandragora, and creators have cited them as slightly inspired by the Mandragora.
The episode received mostly positive reviews, with critics enjoying the return of Jenny and the episode as a whole. The performances, writing and storyline were well-received.
|Season Nine of Doctor Who|
|New Times In Old London • The Sting of the Zygons • Parenthood • The Spider's Web • Heart of Wood • Devour • The Eternity Game • Sands of Kada • The Mercy of the Daleks • I' Am The Doctor • Gods and Men • A Shadow On The Glass • Time Lord • The Remnants of Time|