Approximately an episode and a half sooner.
I can't tell you what a disappointment the last two episodes of Doctor Who, Season 3 were for me, especially after the two episodes preceding them (episodes 9 and 10) were SO brilliant.
"Utopia" showed major promise, but left a lot of unanswered questions, suffered from spotty writing, and, let's just say.... having Derek Jacobi in there was a major tease. His successor's character was no where near as fabulous, and the writing from "Utopia" on through the end of the season became progressively more slapdash. Even the Scissors Sisters couldn't save either of the last two episodes.
I'm just going to pretend the last two episodes didn't happen, and say that the season ended with the superamazing episode: "Blink." I'm actually going to have to make a new tradition of watching it every year 'round Halloween.
My biggest fear is that Doctor Who has jumped the shark, and I REALLY hope I'm wrong. This thought dawned on me when I realized this morning that, though I cannot wait for them to announce when Supernatural Season 3 will be released on DVD; I find I am not waiting with baited breath for Doctor Who Season 4 as I had been for Season 3 after we'd finished watching the previous season. When we'd finished Season 2, I actually bumped up our Netflix queue to "5 at a time" in order to get our next Doctor Who fix AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE!
I'm really hoping that Doctor Who has not jumped the shark with "Blink," that the writers just blew their wad a bit early in the season, and after some time off to relax and renew their idea banks they'll be back next season (Season 4, currently airing on the SciFi Channel) with episodes that are as good or better than Season 3's episodes 9 and 10.