[The Doctor appears in a translucent form]
Rose: Where are you?
The Doctor: Inside the TARDIS. There's one tiny little gap in the universe left, just about to close. And it takes a lot of power to send this projection— I'm in orbit around a supernova. [smiling weakly] I'm burning up a sun just to say goodbye.
Rose: You look like a ghost.
The Doctor: Hold on— [zaps sonic screwdriver at something out of set and solidifies]
Rose: Can I t— [holds out her hand to his face]
The Doctor: I'm still just an image, no touch.
Rose: Can't you come through properly?
The Doctor: The whole thing would fracture. The two universes would collapse.
Rose: So? [both laugh shakily]
The Doctor: Where are we? Where did the gap come out?
Rose: We're in Norway.
The Doctor: Norway, right.
Rose: About fifty miles out of Bergen. It's called "Dålig Ulv Stranden".
The Doctor: "Dalek"?
Rose: "Dålig". It's Norwegian for bad. This translates as "Bad Wolf Bay". How long have we got?
The Doctor: About two minutes.
Rose: I can't think of what to say.
[The Doctor smiles, then glances over at Jackie, Pete, and Mickey who are waiting by the jeep]
The Doctor: You still got Mr. Mickey, then?
Rose: Oh there's five of us now. Mum, Dad, Mickey... and the baby.
The Doctor: [shocked smile] You're not—?
Rose: No. It's Mum. She's three months gone. More Tylers on the way.
The Doctor: And what about you? Are you—?
Rose: Yeah, I'm... I'm back working in the shop.
The Doctor: Oh, good for you.
Rose: Shut up. No, I'm not. Torchwood on this earth's open for business. Think I know a thing or two about aliens.
The Doctor: [smiles] Rose Tyler, defender of the Earth... You're dead—officially—back home. So many people died that day and you've gone missing. You're on the list of the dead. [pause] Here you are, living your life day after day. The one adventure I can never have.
Rose: Am I ever going to see you again?
The Doctor: You can't.
Rose: What are you going to do?
The Doctor: Back to the TARDIS. Same old life.
Rose: On your own?
The Doctor: Yes.
Rose: I— ...I love you.
The Doctor: Quite right too. [pause] And I suppose, if it's my last chance to say it: Rose Tyler...
[The transmission cuts, and the Doctor fades away from Rose. He stands in the TARDIS, with his mouth open mid-syllable, a tear streaming down his face. He regains his composure, while Rose runs crying into her mother's arms. Back in the TARDIS, the Doctor is slowly walking around the control pannel, flipping switches and pressing buttons as he goes along. The Doctor looks up and sees a woman in a white wedding gown standing with her back to him.]
The Doctor: What?
[The woman turns around]