Broomstick wrote:The Romulan Republic wrote:Finally, Jesus Christ the Doctor is a manipulative, cold blooded son of a bitch. Its rare I feel such a strong desire to inflict physical violence on the supposed hero of a show.
You mean someone who knows their own future, is bloody-minded, contradictory, and completely unpredictable? That Doctor?
The Doctor needs to change his future, too, if he wants to survive. As soon as I heard that line in regards to Amy I though it could also apply to the Doctor as well. So does Amy save the Doctor in the series finale, or does the Doctor save himself?
While the episode seems to have absolutely no connection to the season arc, I have a feeling that will apply in the end.
And aren't you glad that the Doctor is, for the most part, benign in motivation? Can you imagine what it would be like if he was full of malice and wanted to do more than just travel about?
I don't deny the Doctor's motivations are (mostly) benign. But there's no point denying that he's reckless, manipulative, and ruthless. He's demonstrated it again and again.
They way I see it, the Doctor's always had a dark side, and since the Time War its become more and more pronounced. This will not end well.