>On the one hand, it would be tempting to put Rose down as my least favorite companion. But it’s not that I don’t like her…I just didn’t like the direction the character took in her one season with David Tennant and the fact that the show wouldn’t let her be gone for good once she stopped traveling with the Doctor.
But I liked her enough in the first season and enjoyed her work enough with Christopher Eccleston to keep her from the absolute bottom of my list of companions.
And it’d also be easy to take the chance to name proverbial Doctor Who whipping boy Adric as the least favorite. Again, it goes back to how Adric was written, especially in the Davison years. (The fact that he was constantly changing sides against the Doctor got old REALLY fast). But without Adric, you don’t have one of the defining moments of the 80s for Doctor Who and one of the defining moments of the entire series run.
So, I’ll have to go and say my least favorite companion is Grace Holloway. It’s not really fair, but it’s true. She only featured in one story and she didn’t really make all that great an impression. Part of it could have been how the Fox back door pilot movie was promoted at the time. And maybe given some time to travel with the McGann Doctor, she might have developed into something more. But I honestly don’t love her, but I don’t hate her. She’s not the most memorable part of her single story and I wasn’t all that upset to think she might not be a series regular if Fox had picked up the show. And that’s why she’s my least favorite….for simply not making enough of a first-impression.