Brendan Moody wrote:
And it's a much darker prospect than killing off the Brigadier anyway-- Sarah Jane had two fairly young adopted children who were characters in their own right, and several other young friends. Inviting viewers to imagine their grief would probably be too strong. Russell T Davies has said that as far as he's concerned Sarah Jane is still having adventures on Bannerman Road, and I think that's the right way to go.
I agree for the most part, but the downside is that we don't still get to see Rani and Clyde having adventures. I like those two and I wish we could still get to see them. Like, do something where Sarah Jane has to go off on an extended mission to make peace in some distant galaxy or something, and now that Clyde and Rani are all grown up, she passes the torch to them, leaving them K9 and Mr. Smith so they can continue her work.
Although that would be a bit hard to do effectively when you can't actually film the scenes of Sarah Jane doing these things, but just have to spring it on us as a fait accompli. Still, I miss the actors. And it would be a much better use of K9 than that lame Australian series.