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10 September 2011 @ 07:02 pm
one-word Doctor Who post  
Since I have used up my quantity of wordpower for the day, here is a single word about "The Girl Who Waited," as a placeholder:

janie_airejanie_aire on September 10th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
That's a perfect word, displacement. It's what happens to the water when a ship settles in it.
tempestsarekind: eleven and amytempestsarekind on September 11th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
It's a word I like, anyway: so much of TARDIS life is about being displaced, and willingly so--but what happens when it's not willing, when the unthinkable happens, and everything goes wrong?

Also, all that water has to go somewhere--and if the ship that's settling is Amy's sense of loss for Melody, then here we see where the water's gone: the anger and betrayal she feels toward the Doctor here.

Edited at 2011-09-11 12:14 am (UTC)
janie_airejanie_aire on September 11th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
Yes! And we get *another* view into Amy's emotions through the looking glass, sideways rather than direct. That armor, that's emotional armor, she's trying so hard to protect her heart, because she's just got to be dying inside over her daughter.

RORY: Look me in the face and say you won't help her.
AMY: I will not help her.

Amy's also sick inside about her daughter shooting the Doctor. It's reflected in AmyBot's judgment of Melody.

Oh god. She'll save Melody for Rory, and Rory will end up getting killed?

I think I'm going to be sick.
tempestsarekind: amy and her boystempestsarekind on September 11th, 2011 02:09 am (UTC)
nooooo. I just want everyone to walk out of the TARDIS at the end of the season and be happy! Is that too much to ask?
(Anonymous) on September 11th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
The thing is, Moffat has stated before that he likes happy endings, and I seem to remember him saying that, being a romantic, we shouldn't worry too much about Rory's future. So I really doubt we're going to get an RTD doom-and-gloom finale. Honestly, I think Rusty has primed us to expect apocalyptic endings, whereas the Moff is more into redemption. I present the following DWM quote as evidence:

How dark can the series go?

"Pretty dark. But how dark do you want it to go? It’s always got to be redeeming. The Doctor always has to be the nicest man in the universe. It could never be Torchwood dark. Doctor Who has a fundamentally optimistic and positive view of the human spirit, and the hero is the most wonderful man. This is a show that believes that brave, kind people will win through".

Diona the Lurker
tempestsarekind: come along pondstempestsarekind on September 11th, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
I can only hope so! I'm having a hard time imagining what a happy ending to this season could look like, which is part of the problem, I think: how do we leave the Ponds in a happy place, emotionally, when their child has been stolen?
the cold genius: team tardis ftwangevin2 on September 11th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
I have three words and they are FLOODS OF TEARS.
tempestsarekind: rory and amytempestsarekind on September 11th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
Those are very appropriate words! The last scene... I am still a wibbly mess, really.
the cold genius: philippe criesangevin2 on September 11th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
I KNOW. I mean, I figured that that was what would happen, but they nailed the execution of it. WAH.
tempestsarekind: amelia pond (ready for adventure)tempestsarekind on September 11th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
Absolutely. You could go wrong with an ending like that, it could feel cheap, but instead it was SO GOOD. I loved it.
viomisehuntviomisehunt on September 11th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
The term-- watching the Doctor-- manipulative crossed my mind. He always has been like this, but I don't think we ever seen him force his companions into such a ruthless choice. (Well, there are all of those young children mind back in 1969 with an inexplicable instincts to kill.) And 'mendacity' crossed my thoughts when I saw his expression when Amy asked after her future self. He lied. I have to know why.

Amy and Rory were wonderful. I'm just wondering at the end of the season will things get to the point where Amy won't to help her daughter finish the Doctor off.

tempestsarekind: eleventempestsarekind on September 11th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
Well, I think we know why: he had to choose one of the Amys, since the paradox was too massive to exist, and he chose "his" Amy to prevent older Amy from ever having existed. But yes; it was incredibly manipulative.

I don't know how this season will end--I want a happy ending, but I have no idea how they'll get there from here.