Martha

Doctor Who Episode Guide | Companions | Martha

Dr. Martha Jones, portrayed by Freema Agyeman, was a companion of the Tenth Doctor, replacing Rose Tyler.


Martha Jones is introduced in the 2007 series of Doctor Who, first appearing in the episode “Smith and Jones”. When the hospital she works at is moved to the Moon, Martha helps save the day alongside an alien time traveller known only as the Doctor (David Tennant). To thank her for her help, the Doctor invites her to join him for one trip in his time machine the TARDIS, but he later accepts her as his full-time “companion”, admitting that she was “never just a passenger”, and he even gives her the key to the TARDIS. Nevertheless, she becomes frustrated because the Doctor does not realise her feelings for him, When the Doctor falls in love(while believing himself to be a human) in the “Human Nature”/”The Family of Blood” two-parter, a pained Martha claims “You had to go and fall in love with a human… and it wasn’t me”. In the last episode of the series she spends a year travelling the world in a plan which saves the Doctor and reverses time, undoing the Master’s actions.

The character reappears in the 2008 series of the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, which focuses on occasional Doctor Whocompanion Jack Harkness. She first appeared in the episode “Reset” as part of a three-episode story, Later in the Fourth Series of Doctor Who, Martha returns for a three-episode arc beginning with “The Sontaran Stratagem” and ending with “The Doctor’s Daughter”, Agyeman appears in the role again for the final two episodes of the series, “The Stolen Earth”/”Journey’s End”,where she has been promoted to a US division of UNIT.