I’m kind of glad most of the RTD-era Doctor Who characters are staying away from the 50th anniversary because I don’t want Moffat messing with my beloved babies. I am already in a sort of tizzy of fear about how Rose is going to be treated. The more old characters that show up, the more opportunity we have for someone’s characterization to get shot straight to hell and/or killed off unnecessarily.
I think this might be why, of all the new series’ companions, I don’t like Martha Jones.
Rose, Donna and Amy didn’t want to leave ‘My Doctor’, ‘Raggedy Man’ or ‘Spaceboy’, but they didn’t have a choice.
Martha Jones just walked away.
Martha’s family had just gone through a year of hell. A year of being TORTURED, a year where they were threatened with DEATH every day, a year where they saw horrors unimaginable. They needed her.
Martha herself just went through a year of hell. A year where she was hunted every day. A year where there was a special forces unit tasked with doing nothing but tracking her down. A year where she saw an entire country burn in front of her eyes. A year where she witnessed more death and destruction than any one person should ever have to. A year where she saved the universe not with magic TARDIS/Metacrisis/Universe crack powers but with her own brains, cunning, determination and willpower. She needed her family.
She had also just spent a year in love with a man who didn’t love her back. A man who was often dismissive of her thoughts and feelings. A man who she had to watch fall in love with another woman and accuse her of being his executioner after two months of going from being a doctor to a maid in an era when she was thought of as less than a person because of the color of her skin. Then three more month of working in a shop to support him. Her thanks for those things was “thank you” and a hug. She went through a year where she TIME AND AGAIN proved herself, delivered the impossible and yet was judged unworthy just because she wasn’t someone she’d never met. And THEN the year of literal hell.
Put yourself in her shoes for just a minute.
She made absolutely the right decision, for her own mental and emotional well being, and for her family’s. She still cared for him, she gave him a lifeline back to her, but she couldn’t survive in that environment anymore, having her self esteem torn down every day after she had proved over and over just how amazing she was.
FOREVER APPRECIATE MARTHA.
i swear, martha haters, not one of you has an inch of logic or reason in your body
sweet lord, that rebuttal is perfect.
And really, which is better?
Choosing to leave of your own free will, or being trapped in a parallel universe?
Choosing to leave of your own free will, or having your mind and memories erased?
Choosing to leave of your own free will, or being dumped at some house you don’t know like you’re still a child, always and forever?
Aaaaaaand raising a glass to Martha Jones. Bring it, haters. (And seriously, I am still trying to come up with canon in my head for a non-gross reason she and Mickey ended up together. I have done my Very Best. I try to believe it is because he understood being world-savingly awesome while always having to play second fiddle for bullshit reasons. Being brown on the TARDIS sucks. Seriously, Rita, you got saved a lot of trouble, getting et by a lonely feelings minotaur.)
Reblogging for commentary. OP couldn’t be any more wrong.
Honestly, at the start I didn’t like Martha, but she proved just how fantastic she really is.
Just because she chose to leave doesn’t make her below the others. It means she was brave enough to let go, and she got away before it killed her and left her family without her.
Let’s see, I could watch something new out of my Netflix queue while I do homework, or I could re-watch The Unicorn and the Wasp for the seventh time…
Like it’s even a question.
OH MY GOD, WHOVIANS, TAG YOUR SPOILERS.
Walked into the computer lab at my school today to find this
WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?
Like I said, perfect.
My life is being ruined because of a chair. Which chair?
Or was it that chair?
I mean, we know Jenny left to travel the stars and that she could regenerate up to a point. And Oswin was completely disorientated and believed she was inside the cockpit of a crushed spaceship.
MOFFAT YOU DIDN’T!
Honestly, I don’t think he did. The BBC only has like seven props to go along with their three sets and twelve actors. BUT MAYBE I’M WRONG.
So, while watching Series 3, I’ve finally figured out what has bugged me so much about Moffat’s series and the way he approaches big reveals and whatnot particularly as compared to Davies.
Spoilers to follow, some pretty big ones, if you aren’t caught up on your 11th Doctor, so beware.