Matt: Our Doctors seem to get on quite well
David: I think they do, yeah.
I LOVE NINE
I’ve lived a long life. And I’ve seen a few things. I walked away from the last great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No time, no space. Just me! I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman! And I watched universes freeze and creation burn! I have seen things you wouldn’t believe! I have lost things you will never understand! And I know things, secrets that must never be told, knowledge that must never be spoken!
From Clara discovering he had a wife to his face as he tries to pretend he can’t see her to him finally facing an ending, this was an escalating game of bittersweet that ended in the perfect goodbye.
And of course you have to talk about his reaction to not being able to respond to River when she says his name. Normally he’d call her out on it - say something - he never holds back with her, but he can’t. And his face. He’s just… hurt. No anger or frustration. Because he can’t argue with her or even just shout “RIVER!” He can’t speak to her at all. He has to pretend she’s not even there and you can see his face fall before he just shakes his head and pushes all those thoughts away.
But in the end, she got to see her Doctor again after all and he finally faced her death after all these years.
I’ve just rewatched The Silence in the Library and The Forest of the Dead and I’m sobbing my heart out. And as much as I enjoyed yesterday’s season finale, it didn’t have half the emotional impact on me.
it’s the 50th anniversary
it’s very dramatic
john hurt turns to the camera
‘in a land of myth and a time of magic’