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15 May 2010 @ 10:41 pm
..oh. OH.  
One line:

"There's only one person in the universe who hates me as much as you do."

Oh, fine. Break my heart why don't you, you mad, ridiculous show.

This episode will need coming back to, but other thoughts:

The thing that always drove me up a wall with Ten was that he never seemed aware--or RTD refused to let him be aware--of how screwed up he really was. Eleven knows how screwed up he is, and he has to own it, because now it's dragged out into the light. I love that.

Also, Amy. I love that quiet steeliness that emerges here: "Then what is the point of you?" I love that she wants Rory, *and* she wants the adventure--and the Doctor is the way to the adventure, but Rory is what makes the real world. And I totally buy that she didn't realize that until Rory was gone; she strikes me as the type who buries a lot of emotion, refuses to look at it properly.

ETA: Again, we're seeing the false binary being deconstructed, watching them find a third way out. Both worlds are false. And "Amy's choice" isn't quite a choice--the Doctor and Rory *are* her boys, the pair of them; they mean different things to her, but they both matter.

More later, maybe. I have to go do stuff now.
Emily-- Toppington von Monocle: eleven [doctor who]sadcypress on May 16th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
I can't WAIT to rewatch this, knowing everything he says to himself is just that. And yep- you're right on. This Doctor is so much more about facing the truth and the implications of his actions- it goes back to the star whale. In that terrible moment when he was about to lobotomize it, not just being able to say that he took the best course of action, but owning up to the terrible nature of what he was about to do.

Plus, I can't help myself- emo self pity is SO much less my favorite thing to watch than good, old fashioned self-loathing. The Lonely God is far less interesting than the god who's all twisted up inside and knows it.
tempestsarekind: eleven and amytempestsarekind on May 16th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
emo self pity is SO much less my favorite thing to watch than good, old fashioned self-loathing

Hee! I laugh because that is *so* true for me as well. Especially when it comes from someone who tries so hard to put a good face on it, most of the time. I don't know why, but I love that, a lot.

Definitely need to rewatch, for all the little bits that I know I didn't catch, or haven't thought through yet. About Amy as well--I love that it's her subconscious being sifted through, too, all the fears she has about settling, and that ultimately they don't matter when put to the test.