Favorite Quotes by Episode - S03E09(b) - “Blink”
Imagine every time you get angry your mind time travels back to relive the moment until you’re not angry anymore.
Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani
My favourite Whouffle moments of Season 7.
A Good Man Goes to War
This scene makes me wonder just how much River hated the Doctor. He’s the reason she had to go through all those terrible things, after all. To be kidnapped when she was a baby — worse, her mother was kidnapped when she was still pregnant with her. And then she was trained and brainwashed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the Doctor. Not to mention that she was abandoned (idk if this was part of her training or something?) as a child, to be left alone dying on the streets that she had to regenerate.
Events in Let’s Kill Hitler can be seen as her redemption; instead of finished him off, she saved him by giving him her remaining regenerations. But we cannot forget the important part: at that point of the story, she didn’t love him. She was told that she would love him. She was still Melody, the woman who killed him, not yet River Song.
As the story (or her story) progressed, she fell in love with him. Well, she became obsessed with him first — studying archeology by reason to find him, etc. (This is where the love/obsession part surfaced and I’m not sure how I feel about that. The writer(s) could do better with showing us how she grew to love him. Show, not tell, folks.).
The next time she met him, she was under the holds of the Silence and was forced to kill him again. Turned out it wasn’t him, thanks to the Teselecta, and he “married” her. Unfortunately, she had to face the consequence of killing Teselecta!Doctor and was imprisoned. Yes, she got away now and then, it’s not like she wasn’t capable of doing that. Still didn’t change the fact that she did it for him, so he could go gallivanting around time and space and went with the the-Doctor-is-dead plan.
Now we come back to that scene above. What did she felt, witnessing her years of being a Doctor-killer started? What did she felt, facing the man whom she’s supposed to love, and yet the reason behind the worst years of her life? How cruel was it, to see her mother crying, to see her parents devastated by their loss, just hours from her birth?
She must’ve hated him. How could she not? And maybe she had forgiven him for this, along the way, but to be there herself and see exactly how it all started right in front of her, she must’ve felt that burning desire to shake him and yell, “IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU, YOU IDIOT!”
But that’s not how she reacted. She did tell him why, though, with her controlled anger, and that’s what makes the scene even more powerful to me.
I don’t know. That’s just how I see things.
One thing that I’m sure of, Alex Kingston did hell of a good job.
In light of S7 finale, where it was revealed that the Doctor never visited her again (wow what a dick move, Doctor), I only have one comment: River should punch him in the face. If not for herself, then for the fans who love her and want the best for her. Because he had hurt her all her all her life and he should be made aware of that.
I don’t know where I am. I just know I’m running. Sometimes it’s like I’ve lived a thousand lives in a thousand places. I’m born, I live, I die. And always there’s the Doctor. Always I’m running to save the Doctor. Again and again and again. And he hardly ever hears me, but I’ve always been there. Right from the very beginning. Right from the day he started running.
Introducing John Hurt…
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