Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith
Series 4 Episodes 11 and 12
Sarah Jane faces her saddest day, as she realises that no one can defend the Earth forever. She's saved the world so many times, but must now hand over the task to safer hands. Clyde and Rani are distraught, and the forces of darkness gather as the inevitable day approaches. Sarah Jane has gone - but a new regime begins at Bannerman Road. Clyde and Rani must face the fact that nothing lasts forever - but can they still unite as a team, to face a new and deadly threat from outer space? Or is the old gang finished for good?
Memorable Quotes
  • Sarah Jane: What are you doing here?
    Ruby: Saving the world. All in a day's work!
  • Sarah Jane: (About Ruby) She's bad news, whoever she is. Last thing we need is amateurs under our feet.
  • Rani: Hi Luke! Don't worry, I'm keeping your mum out of trouble!
    Luke: Oh, tough job!
  • Sarah Jane: I can't put a sign on the dark side of the moon, "Ooh, don't invade this week, 'cause old Smith, oh, she's on her hols"!
  • Ruby: Wait until you see what I've got for you.
  • Sarah Jane: Welcome to the attic!
    Ruby: Wow, this is incredible!
    Mr Smith: And rather unexpected!
  • Mr White: Hello Mr Smith.
    Mr Smith: Well, you're certainly the most agreeable artificial intelligence I've met since I've been on this planet.
    Mr White: You're not so bad yourself, Smithy!
  • Ruby: When I was a kid I never dreamed the universe could be so strange and beautiful.
  • Rani: (About Ruby) She's so much like Sarah Jane!
    Clyde: Cooler car though!
  • Ruby: Sonic lipstick!? Wow, now I really inadequate!
  • Sarah Jane: Nothing's been normal for me. I was 23, thought I knew it all. Just another day chasing a story, trying to make my name, then my world turned upside down.
    Ruby: Oh no. What happened?
    Sarah Jane: Well, I met him, didn't I? The man who changed my life.
  • Sarah Jane: How could I forget his name? Even for a second? How could I?
  • Mr Smith: I am sorry. You are very ill indeed.
  • Sarah Jane: So, no one's irreplaceable.
  • Sarah Jane: It's over. I'm over. My story has finished. But this planet, it needs someone to protect it. Are you that person?
  • Ruby: You've got your secret attic. Welcome to my secret cellar!
  • Sarah Jane: Clyde, Rani and Ruby defending the Earth from an attic in Ealing. What could be better?
  • Gita: I see you two, having a laugh, sharing your big secret. Don't think I've not noticed. You and her, you have something special. Sometimes, I get a bit jealous.
    Rani: Mum, don't say that.
    Gita: But Sarah Jane makes you happy. And that makes me happy.
  • Clyde: Sarah Jane, you're the best. Don't ever beat yourself up about this, ok? I've had the best time. And tell mum I had to go away, tell her I'm sorry. And Luke? Best mates forever, yeah? (Pause) Rani, you're brilliant. I always... I always...
  • Ruby: I can't be alone! You know what that's like!
    Rani: Don't fall for it, Sarah Jane.
    Sarah Jane: Oh, Rani. I wasn't born yesterday!
  • Ruby: You will suffer for this, Sarah Jane Smith!
  • Sarah Jane: Don't think you're having an easy ride, we've got a planet to protect!
    Clyde: You sure you're up to it?
    Sarah Jane: Oh, Clyde. With a team like this, I think I can go on forever.
  • Sarah Jane: Yes, there are amazing things up there in the universe. But they've got some very stiff competition down here on Earth!