‘Doctor Who’ Finally Says Goodbye to Our Sarah Jane in a Heartbreaking New Story

It’s been nine years since Elisabeth Sladen, the dearly missed actress who brought one of Doctor Who’s most iconic companions to life, passed away. Now it’s time for the Whoniverse itself to say goodbye to her too.

As part of the ongoing Doctor Who social media rewatch parties that have been taking place during the novel coronavirus pandemic, former Doctor Whoshowrunner Russell T. Davies released a brand new story marking the anniversary of Sladen’s death yesterday. It finally brings about something we never really wanted to consider ourselves: that it was time for Sarah Jane Smith to have passed on in the Doctor Who universe as well as in our own.

Big Finish celebrate Elisabeth Sladen’s birthday with Sarah Jane Smith audio-plays sale

On what would have been her 74th birthday, Big Finish remember Elisabeth Sladen with a sale of her own Doctor Who audio spin-off, Sarah Jane Smith.