I’m a bit of a superstitious person and I happen to agree with you, Alex. You are back for a reason. But maybe it’s not to help him. Or any of them. Maybe it’s to help me.
hahaha i thought i heard you say redemption arc?
At the end of series three, after having saved the world, Martha Jones leaves the TARDIS and returns to her life on earth. There are so many wonderful things about this scene.
Firstly, Martha chooses to leave. The Doctor making important choices for his companions, rather than letting them make decisions for themselves, is something which happens all to often in Doctor Who. Yet here we have Martha, making the decision to leave The Doctor, on her own terms. Not only that, but she also gives The Doctor a right, good telling off.
Throughout her time travelling in the TARDIS, The Doctor continually under appreciates her. He refuses to recognise her as his companion, undermines her, subjects her to racism, sexism and real hardship.
The Doctor also never really acknowledges how amazing she is, during the time they travel together. Martha is selfless, putting her life on the line to help others without a second thought. She saves The Doctor’s life several times. She single handedly saves the world, for heavens sake.
Martha knows that The Doctor hasn’t appreciated her and so she tells him. That moment when she says “I spent a lot of time with you thinking I was second best, but you know what? I am good” is so powerful.
That is why this will forever remain one of my favourite moments of television, ever.
A list of ladies I love → Betty Mcrae
“This is what girls do. They date boys and they don’t get arrested and they keep their jobs and they don’t have the whole world think they’re deviant freaks. So don’t tell me where my goddamn heart is.”
She pictured the two of them sitting together in a garden with puppies in their laps, or listening to a singer strum upon a lute while they floated down the Mander on a pleasure barge.
Lord Mace’s youngest child appears to be the culmination of her siblings’ best traits: she has the intelligence of her brother Willas, the observance of courtesies from Garlan, and the good looks of Loras. She has also inherited her father’s desire for advancement and the Queen of Thorn’s cunning - yet her ability to keep her true intentions hidden is completely her own.
Arya at God’s Eye lake by GoravskyAnother “Song of Ice and Fire” inspired illustration. In the book Arya Stark and her companions at God’s Eye came across deserted town. At first my idea was to draw all of them, but I think this one with just Arya on it catches the right emotion. It’s easy to forgot just how young she really is. A child caught in the middle of all that horror.