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Doctor and Rose things → [5/8] Protectiveness
Billie Piper attends The Hothouse Press Night: 09/05/13
Elementary: a show about one woman’s struggle for sleep between solving murders with her best friend.
The Real Smith & Jones: Happy family by day, fighting for the Earth by night.
This is the face Eight makes when Rose accidentally stumbles into him while dimension hopping:
I would also like an episode on Rose’s adventures in dimension hopping:
One flashback would take place in the early stages of dimension hopping, when it is all very new to her and the landing still makes her a smidge queasy and the flashes still hurt her eyes, Rose Tyler lands in Paris in 1922 on 12 rue de l’Odéon.
We hear birds chirping and there’s some music playing on a record player not too far off. Some chatting in French, barely discernable.
It’s midday and she’s stumbling a tad. Rose has one hand on the cannon and the other she grips onto an open green door of a shop. She breathes in and out, steadily and with purpose, leaning against the building.
A man walks out of the shop, stopping to say a Merci! before he leaves. We only see a close shot his hands holding a large pile of books (Shakespeare, Hemingway, Wilde) as he exits and Rose staggers slightly, realizing she is in the wrong time and place. She doesn’t want to be seen in her 21st century clothing and her conspicuous dimension cannon, so she tries to make her way to the nearest alley where she can transport back to Pete’s World.
But she loses her balance and runs into the man, who drops all his books. Rose rubs her head and bends down to help him pick up his newly purchased items. This is when we realize who he is, though we don’t see his face yet— velvet jacket, waistcoat, cravat. How out of place he looks in the Roaring 20s.
“‘M sorry,” says Rose. She looks up at him and so do we.
“Oh, no, no. Don’t be. After all, isn’t a little wear and tear on books a sign of love?” The Doctor smiles sweetly at her and Rose grins; her mind has finally stopped swimming.
He stops and really looks at her. They’re both still kneeling. The Doctor tilts his head and a genuine smile of admiration or interest (maybe a little of both) spreads across his face.
“Well,” he says. “You look almost out of place as I do. Not a flapper at all, are you?”
“Erm.” Rose stands up quickly, clutching onto the cannon. She really needs to leave. She should be avoiding suspicion. The Doctor is still kneeling. “I’ve got to go. Sorry again.”
Rose runs around to the nearest corner and the Doctor stands up and follows her. “Hold on!” he says.
But Rose is already charging up the cannon. It begins to hum.
The Doctor finds her, perplexed. For a moment he looks shocked at seeing her work the cannon (what a fine piece of technology, he thinks). “Do I know you?” he says.
“Don’t think so!” Rose shouts, over the increasingly loud humming.
“Are you sure? I’m the Doctor—”
But there’s a flash, a bright bluish white light and the last thing he sees is a breathy laugh come from Rose and her pink lips and yellow hair disappearing into nothing.
We see the empty space where Rose was, and the Doctor waiting for just a moment before he puts his hands into his pockets, says “How remarkable” and walks away with his first edition books.
It’s not until Rose on Pete’s World with TenToo, on the couch, nestled into his chest when she says, “So… how come you don’t wear a cravat anymore?”
Bad Wolf, the adventures of Rose Tyler and TenToo, in which
When the Ninth Doctor first asked Rose to travel through time with him and refused, the Doctor accepted that and moved on. He traveled through space and time, saving the universe, all lonely for years thinking “I wish Rose could have been here.” Eventually, he goes back to a few seconds after he left Rose and says “By the way, did I mention it also travels in time?”
Rose never knew how long the Doctor waited for her.
I think this makes sense. In the episode Rose you see all those photos of Nine at the assassination of Kennedy and at the Titanic (on his own). But also in that episode he’s checking his reflection in the mirror like he’s seeing it for the first time, so he can’t have been long regenerated. So maybe he does all that stuff in the time before he comes back and says “Did I mention, it also travels in time?”
which makes that line even more powerful because this time he wouldreally want her to say yes, because he knows what it’s like without her.
What’s interesting are the events the Doctor (theoretically) chose to visit during that time between when Rose (theoretically) first said no, and when he returned to extend the invitation a second time. Nine was photographed/drawn near the Titanic, Krakatoa, and the Kennedy assassination. All horrible catastrophes with tragic loss of life, all catastrophes that caused profound change in human history, catastrophes that (if Pompeii and Bowie Base One are anything to go by), would likely qualify as fixed points in time.
This leads me to believe that the Doctor was nearly in the throes a Time Lord Victorious breakdown as a result of the Time War and Rose’s rejection. He was dancing around the edges of these fixed points, likely looking for a way to save lives and prove to himself that he wasn’t a vile person. To prove to himself he could make a difference.
To prove to himself that he’s worthy of having someone brave and clever like Rose as a companion.
And Nine (obviously) doesn’t save Kennedy’s life or stop the eruption of Krakatoa, but in the episode “Rose” we find out he DOES save one family originally scheduled to travel on the Titanic by convincing them to delay their trip. A small measure of redemption.
Enough so that the Doctor summons the courage to return to that dark London sidewalk and casually lean out the door of his TARDIS like no time had passed at all, like he hadn’t been scrabbling in the wake of Rose’s rejection. And then he said the words he’d practiced alone in his console room dozens of times, with the exact amount of calculated swagger he’d rehearsed: “By the way, did I mention it also travels in time?”