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DW 06x10 - The Girl Who Waited

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Sep. 11th, 2011 | 10:35 pm

Just finished watching The Girl Who Waited.

To me, the Doctor, no matter which incarnation, will always be the same man.

ETA: Episode specific thoughts on lj (kept here for prosperity).

Amy Pond is the little girl who trusted the Doctor, the little girl who waited 14 years for his return, who still believes in the Doctor with the wonder and abandonment of a child; no fear, no reservation, and complete trust. I think this episode set up four very interesting things.
  • The Doctor chose the Amy that he loves, the Amy who believes in him. A completely selfish decision on his part.

  • The Doctor couldn’t (didn’t want to) make the choice, so he made Rory do it.

  • Rory states that it isn’t fair that the Doctor is trying to make him into the Doctor.

  • Amy Pond, waited 36 years for the Doctor, and at the end only thought of Rory Williams.

  • It is really interesting that the last scene between Amy and Rory, separated by the door of the TARDIS was almost an exact replica of the scene between the Doctor and Rose in Doomsday. What I want to know is who the Doctor is and who is Rose in this scenario.

    And the Doctor keeps on running. I think it is almost time for everything to catch up with him.

    ETA 2: It is always interesting to be reminded that the Doctor hates himself quite a bit.

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witty, somehow

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from: naanima
date: Sep. 13th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)

THAT LOOK ON HIS FACE! JUST OMFG! ALL THAT SELF-HATRED! IT WAS AMAZING AND I HAS THOUGHTS! (I think you are talking about this scene - http://naanima.tumblr.com/post/10112372233/elevenrivers-everytime-i-get-angry-at-the)

he put it to Rory because Rory wouldn't ever forgive the Doctor if the Doctor made the decision.

I believe in that, but I also think the Doctor is a manipulative fuck when he wants to be (I love him, I have loved every version of him, but he is a dick), and part of it was so that Rory wouldn't hate him, but part of it was also so that he didn't have to make that choice. Amy is the last out there who still believes in him, and he can't make that choice. And - And as much as he is wonderful and fantastic, he is also running from the things he can't change. The Doctor runs, and it is going to be fucking terrifying when he finally stops.

The whole episode was fricking amazing, and I have been reblogging DW content on my Tumblr. Just LOVES SO VERY HARD.

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