It’s performances like this which make me disappointed when I hear people say the don’t like Eccelston or skip over that whole season just to get to Tennant. Tennant was fantastic and a brilliant Doctor, but there wouldn’t be a Tennant Doctor without Eccleston’s Doctor. The way Tennant’s Doctor was portrayed was the effect that Rose had on Nine. In the beginning, Nine was harsh and unforgiving having come back from the Time War, his time with Rose softened that harsh attitude and it’s really shown in this episode.
“Just this once, everybody lives!” Has to be my absolute favourite line in all the history of Doctor who because in that episode everyone did.
if it wasn’t for nine and mei, i don’t think i would’ve gotten into doctor who as much
yeah tennant’s hot and everything, but he looked crazy and acted crazy too.
for nine, he had SERIOUS dynamic changes like what op said and it was great to watch him grow from the ashes of the old doctor who into something more caring toward the Earth
Ahhh, this is my favorite episode (well, along with the first part-er episode too); out of all of them, all of 9 and 10 and 11, this is my favorite. I always related to the way 9 was hurting and it was nice to see him change and heal and become something that was a part of what he was before- but something that was also a part of something new.
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