Doctor: 'Now then, where were we?'
faces on Donna, Jack and Rose following the Doctor's aborted
regeneration were hilarious. All that tension and upset, dissipated by
the Doctor directing the excess regeneration energy into his severed
hand, and reverting back to his usual, chirpy self. Not the best way of
resolving the cliffhanger, but to be fair, barring an actual regeneration, there was no credible way out. They did their best, bless
'em—but there was a slight whiff of cop-out in the air.