What, no love for the Doctor this week?! I thought the bit about *ickey staying behind was rather telegraphed. Yet at the same time, it seemed "off" when it actually happened I guess he realized that he'd wind up back in the London 'council' towers long before Rose ever did, and he'd be all alone there... Interesting how her "dad" reacted when she told him, after all that hand-holding and "chemistry" that went before. Probably realistic though, it's a lot to take in suddenly. I wonder (idly, since we'll never know) if he'll regret that reaction down the line.