#do you guys ever wonder if the doctor told rory the story about him and rose #he told him that story because he didn’t want rory to be jealous of amy and himself #so one day while amy was out getting breakfast for them the doctor sat rory down in the control room #and took his jacket off and just looked up at the console room #and started off with ‘You know rory you haven’t any need to be worried about Amy and Me’ #and slowly he told rory the story of rose and himself #and how he’d never quite recover from that shop girl from london without her grade a’s #he tells rory of each time he had to leave her and how strongly his love grew each time she was back #and how each time he was certain that he would tell her that he loved her because he was sure he really would #but he didn’t #and said ‘thats why I am able to love amy so much and tell her because she’s the first face this face seen and she’s seared into my hearts… #but for me she isn’t rose #she’s the best friend and sister that i had never gotten to have after the rest left #she is your Rose #she isn’t mine rory you neednt worry about our friendship #I would never take someones Rose away from them’ and he would do whatever he could to keep the two from ever separating #which is why in the asylum he worked so hard to bring them together because even amy knew that he would try #And then rory remembered this story long before the asylum and how it went about #how he turned to the doctor and said #”This isnt fair. Youre turning me into you” #And thats all it took for the Doctor to realize that yes #he really was #and it wasnt fair in the slightest #I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS OKAY #RORY FEELINGS
My friends have always been the best of me.
This is one of the best lines in the history of anything.
You know, I was thinking. The thing I love best about the last year or so of Doctor Who is how badly the Doctor has fucked up with Amy and Rory, how very flawed he is when it comes to them.
He should have let Amy go ages before. He knows he should have let her go. He keeps trying to, but he can’t seem to resist dropping by again. What will it hurt, one last time, one last adventure, one last long binge of greatness, come along then, Pond, come on, Rory, let’s go! And so it keeps on, sort of uncomfortably, for quite a while. Amy and Rory try to get back to their real lives, because they want to have real lives, they’ve grown up now, but the Doctor keeps interrupting them and tempting them. And they find they can’t say no, most of the time (though they’re learning to, in the end). He should have walked away, he should have stopped dragging them along, he should have taken the hint. But he can’t. Amy and Rory both love the Doctor, but they want to get on with relationships and lives, children, maybe. Other people’s children, at least. Parents and friends. They want those things too. And he knows. He knows it. He pretends they want to be with him more than they want anything else, even when he knows that’s not really true. He knows he’s losing them, but he can’t resist trying to hold on as long as he can.
I like that about this Doctor, that he can’t resist them. Normally it seems like it’s companions who can’t resist the Doctor, but I feel like the roles are actually reversed here. He loves Amy and Rory, he needs them more than they need him.
So it’s right that Amy should be locked away from him the way she is, in the end. Because he went too far. He asked a bit too much. He created creatures the weeping angels must have been salivating for; he couldn’t leave well enough alone.
And he must know it. That it’s his fault. Because it is; it is his fault. He ruined them. He broke them.
My impression was that, for the most part, the Russell T. Davies companions are left improved by the Doctor. Rose gets all of her heart’s desires; Martha leaves with dignity and strength, and with the knowledge and power to save the world. Jack Harkness gets a purpose in his ridiculously long life. Donna loses everything she gains, except for one thing, possibly the most important: the respect of her mother. But Amy: I don’t think Amy is improved by the Doctor at all. On the contrary, she’s hurt by him. She’s broken by him.
I think there are people that use that as a criticism of the show, but I like it. Narratively, I mean. It’s interesting that it hurts to be too long in the Doctor’s orbit. It’s not fair, it’s not right, but it’s interesting, and it makes sense, and I like it. He lands her in therapy as a child, and gives her a constant hero-worship conflict between her love for him and her love for Rory. If anything, Amy’s entire arc could be seen as her managing to heal over the damage he caused when he gatecrashed her evening as a child and gave her hope that her life would be different than she’d expected. She healed, she moved on, but the Doctor never did. He’s never ready to let her go. And now she’s ensconced in a place where, unlike many of the Doctor’s other companions, he can’t ever reach her again. And in the end it was really him who sealed her in there. And he knows it. He fucked up.
The Doctor is a dangerous creature. He hurts people. I understand why he would recede from the universe after those events; his neediness quite visibly twisted and ruined Amy’s life. Not in the very worst way possible, I think. Not the very worst way. She doesn’t have an unhappy life, in the end. But it’s not the life she was leading up to have. Probably not the one she wanted. Not the best one she could have, all told. She ends up living her life cut off from everyone she’s ever known and loved, from her own child, alone with Rory, because in the end, she wouldn’t abandon the love of her life for the Doctor. She wouldn’t choose him. She’d made her choice a long time ago, and we watched her do it: Rory, or nothing. So in the end she says no to the Doctor. In the end she finally, definitively, says no.
Too many heroes in stories as epic as this one are boring and too perfect; the Doctor is not one of those heroes. Unlike many others, he fucks up. And he hurts the ones he loves. I like that about this narrative, and this Doctor. He couldn’t take no for an answer, and his failures have hurt people, destroyed lives, and filled him with regret.
In my headcanon, right after he was sent back, Rory tried to search for the others, then he realised and sat down in confusion. Amy found him then.
I love those two and I miss them too x
Rory: What do you think we do when we’re not with you?
The Doctor: I imagine mostly kissing.
Amy and Rory sexytimes! Rawr! lol
Perfect image set is perfect.
IT’S LIKE THE BRADY BUNCH
#Here’s the story of a lovely lady who was living with her very lovely mum #Both of them had hair of gold from peroxide #And she worked in a shop #Here’s the story of a man named Doctor #Who was living in his TARDIS on his own #He’s a Time Lord and he’s like no other #And he was all alone #Then the one day when the Doctor met Rose Tyler #And he knew that she would travel far with him #That these two plus all these great companions and that’s the way they all became the TARDIS bunch #The TARDIS bunch #The TARDIS bunch #That’s the way they become the TARDIS bunch
The Doctor speaks Feels.
Though, anyone can understand le Feels if they listen from the heart.
What ever happened to Amy’s Parents? I feel they were just completely marginalized when there was so much back story put into the fact that the crack in her wall erased them from existence and the Doctor gave them back to her than they run off on their wedding night and suddenly only Rory’s parent is worth mentioning?
That’s one of our main complaints with Moffat’s consistency. One of the big points to season 5 and Amy’s life was that her parents were missing because of the crack. Her aunt raised her as a child and, because of the crack and the Doctor, sent Amy to a series of psychiatrists. This obviously had an impact on Amy in Eleventh Hour with her reaction to the Doctor’s return and showed a lot about Amy’s receptiveness to other people (she bit her doctors when they tried to tell her the Doctor wasn’t real).
After the crack was restored, so were Amy’s parents, Rory, and Amy’s life. Her parents had about ten minutes of showtime during the time Amy couldn’t remember the Doctor. Then… that’s it. No emotional reaction to having her family gone, no biting of the doctors, no stunted emotions (however, the last bit stayed with how she treated Rory on occasion, with no reason whatsoever). The Amy from S5 had trust issues and relationship issues. The Doctor abandoned her, her parents disappeared, her aunt sent her to doctors because she thought she had mental issues. The only consistent thing in her life was Rory and that’s what made their relationship and their issues make sense during S5. Amy wasn’t sure if she was ready to commit to him because she didn’t know if she could trust herself and she wasn’t sure if she was ready for a proper relationship even though she obviously loved him.
But then the crack was fixed and the universe ‘restored’. Amy grew up with her parents, grew up without being submitted to psychiatric tests, grew up with friends outside of Rory, and (as it was shown in the Angels Take Manhattan) she grew up knowing the Doctor was real and her own life when she was older. So where was the emotional impact? Where was the character development? Where was the consistency?
If Amy’s parents were so important, why weren’t they shown at all after they were brought back? Would they have disapproved of Amy’s relationship with Mels? Were they supportive of Amy’s decisions later in life? Did they ever notice Amy was gone? Were they even alive? If they died, why wasn’t that mentioned at all? If Amy had a good relationship with them, why did she never talk about them and why did they never show up later?
Let’s say Amy DID have a good relationship with her parents. She more than likely would not have as many issues with expressing her feelings and opening up to others - therefore, the infertility conflict and the consequent divorce would not have happened as it did. She was obviously more emotionally open to River after finding out the latter was her daughter, so why would she be so closed off to Rory at the time? And because of the openness, why didn’t she react much to River’s disappearance and then absence from her life? In The God Complex, she had unwavering blind faith in the Doctor. Could that have been because he came back for her? If so, why was that trust not applied to her parents as well?
Even though Amy’s missing parents may seem like a small part of the series, it’s little things like that which can change an entire character. Imagine what RTD’s Companions would’ve been like without their parents. Would Donna still have been the loud mouth, brash woman we know without her relationship with her mother? Would Martha be as willing to stick by the Doctor if she didn’t have parents who were divorced and bickering through her? We already know little decisions could change lives from Turn Left - if Donna hadn’t got that job because she listened to her mother, everyone would’ve died.
And it wasn’t even Rory’s parents who were shown, it was just Rory’s dad who we still know little about with his relationship with Rory. In all honesty, I would’ve liked the Ponds’ ending more if that snippet with Rory’s dad was actually in the show. I mean, EMOTIONAL IMPACTS! Closing loose ends! LITTLE THINGS! Too bad we couldn’t get any of that with Amy’s parents even though they were supposedly such a huge deal and actually a plot point at one time.
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