My Favourite Companions - Leela (Louise Jameson)
The Sun Makers (1977)
#Leela you are my favorite *ever* #and to everyone who makes a fuss about the Doctor and River and violence #I will mention that Four puts up the occasional token protest about Leela and asskickins #but then at a certaiin point #probably somewhere around ‘Do not worry Doctor I will protect you’ #he just stops giving fucks and enjoys the show #the last time I can recall him mentioning it#is in Talons #where he’s like ‘LEELA I TOLD YOU NOT TO POISON PEOPLE’ #and she’s like ‘HE WOULD HAVE KILLED YOU YOU FUCKWAD’ #and he’s like ‘…fair point’#and from there on she’s pretty much allowed to fuck shit up as she pleases #in conclusion Leela is better than everything and everyone else can go home
“So, explain to me how this TARDIS is larger on the inside than the out.”
Fell in love with a boy in a future earth left devastated by Dalek invasion, so the Doctor, her grandfather, decided to leave her there without so much as a toothbrush. I think Social Services might have something to say about the Doctor’s parenting style.
Ian and Barbara
Used a Dalek time machine to return to their native time and lived happily ever after. No, seriously, they had a happy ending. I know, I was as shocked as you are.
Fell in love with a Trojan warrior and decided to stay in Ancient Greece.
After being taken hostage by an escaped prisoner named Kirksen, she chooses to open the airlock she’s being held in to prevent the Doctor giving in to Kirksen’s demands. The first companion to die.
Caught in the field of the Time Destructor, a device that accelerates time, and rapidly ages while the Doctor and Steven watch helplessly. She is the second companion to die.
Left to host Blue Peter.
Was brainwashed by an evil computer. Sent to the countryside to recuperate. Reportedly likes it there and decide to stay.
Ben and Polly
Just decided to stay at home.
She decided to remain in the 20th century settling with the Harris family. Poor Jamie was heartbroken.
Jamie and Zoe
Sent back to the native times by the Time Lords with their memories wiped.
Returned to Cambridge (off screen) because she wanted more out of life than holding test tubes and reminding the Doctor how brilliant he is.
Left to marry a man she considered to be a younger version of the Doctor.
The Brig never left the Doctor, the Doctor left him. He eventually retired and settled in the countryside with Doris.
Stays on Earth and goes back to work for UNIT.
Sarah Jane Smith
Got left behind because the Doctor had to go to Gallifrey and humans wren’t allowed. Bet she was pissed off when she found out he later took Leela and Nyssa there.
Met a Time Lord security guard. Said all of give words to him. Fell madly in love and decided to spend the rest of her life with him.
Felt like a change so she regenerated.
Not wanting to go back to Gallifrey, she decided to stay in E-Space.
Killed while trying (and failing) to stop a space ship crashing into prehistoric earth. The dinosaurs weren’t the only thing to go extinct that day.
Elected to stay on board Terminus in order to help turn the station into a real hospital (and find out what had happened to the rest of her clothes).
After the carnage of Resurrection of the Daleks she decided that travelling with the Doctor was no longer any fun and left.
Got the chance to go back to his home planet and took it.
Was either killed after having her head shaved, memory wiped and an alien taking over her body, or was married to Brian Blessed. Not sure which is worse.
She decides to leave the Doctor and go travelling with the galactic confidence trickster Sabalom Glitz. Why?
Fuck if I know.
Captain Jack Harkness
After being made immortal by Rose, he is left on the Game Station by the Doctor so he could star in his own spin-off.
Sick of being a the tin dog to the Doctor and Rose, he decides to stay in another universe and care for his grandmother, who is alive in this reality.
Left trapped in a parallel world. Later comes back, but let’s not dwell on that travesty.
Realised that the Doctor would never love her the same way he does Rose, so she decided enough was enough and left.
Became a super-powered Human/Time Lord Hybrid and had to have her memory wiped so it wouldn’t exploded.
Amy and Rory