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"Aren't you a beautiful boy!"

One thing I love about Doctor Who is the out-of-the-blue moments of comedy, particularly in the form of the Doctor being cluelessly dorky. Two such examples that cracked us up from the episode "Fear Her" (these hardly count as spoilers, just being little moments): 1) his picking up the marmalade jar in someone else's kitchen and dipping his fingers in for a taste, and 2) his responding to the subject line (which, he later realized, was directed at a cat) with, "Thanks! I'm experimenting with backcombing." I'm grinning irrepressibly again in the mere typing of the words.

Which is good, and which I must focus upon, because next comes the two-part season finale of S2, and I know how "Doomsday" ends already (I totally caved and watched the last six minutes without even caring what came before), so now I'm dreading it with a pain rivaled only by my dread of the Grey Havens scene before ROTK came out. And the Grey Havens was almost less poignant because Frodo didn't *have* to leave (he just did to annoy us all), whereas Rose and the Doctor have no choice in how things end up. I shouldn't mind so much. I'm not even a shipper here! But if it hurts him, it hurts me. That, ladies and gents, is precisely how lame I have become.

Uhh, so yeah! Comment if you want to discuss fun moments and smutty fanfic that will make us all feel better. I imagine spoilers will occur, so look out below.

Comments

mikailborg
Dec. 5th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
In fact, I think Martha and Dr.10 have better chemistry than Rose did with him... Rose is a Dr.9 match, as far as I'm concerned. Of course, ***edited for major Season 3 spoiler*** with cake.

Probably my favorite S2 moment was the end of "The Satan Pit" (an episode I otherwise disliked). When threatened with the death of the off-stage Rose, the Doctor appears to give the threat some concern, than flips to manic confidence: "Rose... can take care of herself!" And we see immediately, she can.

What a lovely change from decades of helpless damsels (Leela and Ace notwithstanding) - and how nice that the Doctor has that kind of faith in her.
mollyringle
Dec. 6th, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
I look forward to Martha. I've heard good things in many quarters, and at least I still get Ten. :)

I see what you mean about the dodgy mythology in "The Satan Pit," but I've become used to shrugging off that kind of thing in sci-fi and fantasy. It probably is more annoying if you had a longer history with the show and if it used to be more respectable with such issues. But I did like his trust in Rose there too.