Folks looking for a “this episode was awesome” conversation? Come on in. I’m mourning Ten, but I’d like to think of it as one of those wakes where there’s a lot of good stories and laughter among friends to celebrate a life now passed.
and spoilers, oh yes there will be. And measi!squee
(and I apologize for any horrid grammar here… I’m running on a hangover and three hours of sleep, and am getting to “about that point” before I crash).
I adored the episode – and was very relieved that it pulled part one back into some semblance of “oh, okay then” after part one was so weirdly paced.
the Millennium Falcon Starbug BIG LAZER GUNS = awesome.
The Master staying true to himself, yet also helping the Doctor = also awesome.
HOLY SHIT, NOT ONLY THE GAUNTLET OF RASSILON… BUT THE BODY OF RASSILON, TOO!
(last week I jokingly turned to Erich and said… I wonder if Timothy Dalton’s playing Rassilon. I seriously had no idea and was shocked to see it true).
Weeping Angels were mentioned – and the two Time Ladies were oddly standing like them. I wonder who the woman was? Ten’s mom? Romana? Clearly someone he knew…
Ten’s cause of death – heartbreaking. I did not expect Wilf to be the one knocking, and gasped when I heard those four thumps. And Ten knew IMMEDIATELY – oh, god that look when he heard it.
Finishing off by doing right by each of his companions in some way – <3. That’s so Ten.
I foresee some ficcing with Jack’s bar scene. I’m going to rewatch that scene in slow motion JUST to see all of the races stuck in that shot. I would not be surprised if a majority of them are in there. And the music killed me.
“His name is Alonzo.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. *pop*
Seriously? that bar scene alone was epic fanfic girl heaven. Because of it, all I really could do was smile the rest of the way through the ep. I had a little catch in my throat, but that helped me from meltdown into sobs. I can’t guarantee I won’t cry instead when I watch it again on BBC-America.
I’m very glad that no further companions died off. I’m also glad that Gallifrey appears that it won’t be back permanently. While yeah, it may be cool to have Gallifrey there – I prefer the mystique of it being “lost.”
The bookstore with Verity? Such a beautiful scene and a wonderful little surprise. The fact that she just instantly accepts him for who he is – the family story that’s been passed down and accepted. Perfect. And so heartbreaking when he doesn’t answer her when she asks if he was happy. *sob*
I know it’ll be a mixed opinion – but the scene with Jackie and Rose was pitch perfect to me. Telling Rose that she’s going to have an incredible 2005? To me it just brings everything back full circle… and Ten’s adventures will go on in a blissful loop forever. Just wonderful. I can swing back to my Doctor/Rose ship anytime with that. Just beautiful.
I’m a happy little geek girl, and already the writing thoughts are churning.
And I was surprised – I was really prepared to just break down as Ten regenerated… but all of a sudden, I see Matt Smith’s face, and went “OMG… David’s done!” yet… it was somewhat okay.
I’m going to miss him, though.