Doctor Who is a popular BBC television science fiction TV series that has been produced since 1963. The TV series is based on the adventures of a Time Lord who is known as The Doctor, whom we see fighting many battles along with his companions to save the many civilizations who are in need throughout the universe. The series is well known for many of its happiest and saddest moments, which have kept the viewers hooked to it to date throughout its many show variations. In this article, we will examine the top sad Doctor Who moments.

Top Sad Doctor Who Moments

Caecilius Saved by the Tenth Doctor

In this episode, “The Fires of Pompeii”, Caecilius and his family are left alone to be a part of the eruption of Vesuvius. But after a very earnest plea from Donna Noble, the Tenth Doctor (played by David Tennant) was convinced to save Caecilius and his family.

Pete Tyler Saves the Universe

On the Eighth episode of season 1, which was aired on Father’s Day, Doctor Who was successfully able to give a teary eye to its audience. In this episode, Rose Tyler learns about how her father died and travels back in time to save him. As she visits the past and lets Pete know about her identity and his death, she welcomes the Reapers into the universe. Pete considers his responsibility to save the universe and gets hit by the same car he did before. Just now he was not alone when he died.

Donna is Sent Back

Donna Noble was on every adventure with the Tenth Doctor and was important throughout the season until she became “Doctor Donna.” Being a human, Donna Noble is transformed into a Doctor, which is what Donna had never imagined took place with her. Turning into a Doctor came with its side effects, because of which the Tenth Doctor had to erase her memory and send her back to Earth. Her memory was erased, but we can for sure never forget her contributions to the show!

Rose Tyler’s Unrequited Love

Another one of the top sad Doctor Who moments happened in season 2 episode 13, “Doomsday,” which was the end for Rose Tyler and The Doctor as they were parted due to the war between the Daleks and the Cybermen. Because of the war, Rose was stranded in a parallel universe for two years before she found her way back to Earth. The Doctor and Rose met again on the beach through a hologram and said their last goodbyes. Her love was never returned, and we still feel it ’til this day.

The Eleventh Doctor Says Goodbye

Now we all know that the Doctor keeps on regenerating, but when it was time for the Eleventh Doctor (played by Matt Smith) to leave, it had us crying. The Eleventh Doctor’s farewell speech was so heartfelt along with the appearance of all the people who mattered to him that he gave his last words: “I will always remember when the Doctor was me.” 

Of course, there have been many Doctors before and after the ones mentioned in this blog post – all with their own special and memorable qualities.

The entire series has blessed us with heartfelt moments like these, and we hope that these great moments never end.