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I hope in Matt Smith’s last episode, someone finally says, “I love your bowtie.”
WHAT IF IT’S ROSE
I’LL FLING MYSELF INTO THE ORB
What if Rose says “I love your bow tie,”
And Eleven responds with “Rose Tyler, I love you“
since Ten never got it out
I was thinking yesterday about Clara and The Name Of The Doctor … I think character motivations have been lacking since Moffat took over the show and in thinking about whether or not the Doctor’s other modern-day companions would have jumped into that time tunnel:
Rose definitely would have. But it would have broken her heart. She’d have done it because she felt she had to, but she would be fully aware that she was sacrificing her life, her happiness and her love. It would have been a tragic and emotional death.
Martha would have jumped at the chance - to sacrifice herself for her Doctor - I think she’d have acted the way Clara did except Martha has the character motivation to back it up. It’s the opportunity she was waiting for, I think, to prove herself for the man she loved. She’d have been happy to go. It still would have packed an emotional punch because you know she’s sacrificing herself out of love, and for someone who didn’t love her back.
Donna I don’t think would have done it. She wanted to stay in the TARDIS, with the Doctor, forever, not out of love but because it brought her to life. So I don’t think she could have given up that life, even though she could see how bad it was, even though the world was ending. But that makes her very human, so with her, the ending would have been a very understandable and vulnerable ending; the woman who can’t do what she has to do, out of natural relatable human weakness. (Maybe Jenny or Vastra would have gone in to save the day instead in this version of events.)
But then we have Moffat’s lot: Amy and Rory, who would just bicker over which of them was going to sacrifice themselves first to spare the other one and they’d end up both doing it and it’d all be very annoying; and Clara who just did it cos she knew she already had.
I miss you, Russell.