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26 June 2011 @ 03:54 pm
Doctor Who --- 33 Days of Doctor/Rose ---- Day 1: Favorite Quote  
I'm doing naty_seixas's brilliant idea for a meme! =)

It couldn't kill Van Statten - it couldn't kill me - it's changing. What about you, Doctor? What the hell are you changing into?

The Doctor finally lowers the gun. He looks completely lost.

(close to tears)
I couldn't...

Rose stares at him.

I wasn't...
(looks at the Dalek, then back at Rose)
Oh, Rose. They're all dead.

This is my favorite quote for one particular reason - it marks a massive shift in the Doctor/Rose relationship. Before this point, everything they've seen and done has been in relation to the Doctor's moral code, which has been paramount and which has guided their adventures. It was the Doctor who decided to let Cassandra die on the observation deck instead of saving her (as Rose asked) in EOTW, and it was the Doctor who told Rose to love it or lump it when she objected to using Gwyneth to channel the Gelth. Nine in particular is angry and hurt - and is looking for absolution after the Time War. It is in Dalek where Rose grants him this absolution (forgiving him and comforting him when he shuts her in the bunker with the Dalek, ostensibly to die) -- and it is in this scene where Rose begins to judge him. This is the first time (but not the last!) where the Doctor begins to define himself not by his own moral code, but by Rose's moral code (I firmly believe the "you made me better" line in Journey's End stems from this scene). For the first time, Rose is not just a companion - she's sitting of judgment of him. And he's letting her, and bending his actions to her judgment accordingly. I think this is one of the most underrated (yet pivotal) scenes in their relationship.

Day 01: Favorite Quote
Day 02: Favorite Scene
Day 03: Favorite Episode
Day 04: Favorite Season
Day 05: Favorite Novel
Day 06: Silly Moment
Day 07: Epic Moment
Day 08: Romantic Moment
Day 09: Funny Moment
Day 10: Sad Moment
Day 11: Heartbreaking Moment
Day 12: Prettiest Scene
Day 13: Favourite Kiss
Day 14: Favorite Hug
Day 15: Favourite Doctor Moment About Rose
Day 16: Favourite Rose Moment About The Doctor
Day 17: Favorite Character Reaction About Doctor/Rose
Day 18: Favorite Christopher Eccleston Quote About Doctor/Rose
Day 19: Favorite David Tennant Quote About Doctor/Rose
Day 20: Favorite Julie Gardner Quote About Doctor/Rose
Day 21: Favorite Russel Davies Quote About Doctor/Rose
Day 22: Favorite Cast/Crew Quote About Doctor/Rose
Day 23: Favorite Fanartist
Day 24: Favorite Fanfiction
Day 25: Favorite Fanart
Day 26: Favorite Fanmix
Day 27: Favorite Fanvid
Day 28: Favorite Song
Day 29: Favorite Site/Tumblr About Doctor/Rose
Day 30: Favorite Ficwriter
Day 31: Favorite Nine/Rose moment
Day 32: Favorite Ten/Rose moment
Day 33: The moment that made you a Doctor/Rose shipper
Day 34: Why You Love Doctor/Rose
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Roxie H.avoria on June 26th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
I love you hard for this.

Seeing these on my flist will be a joy! :)
kilodalton: 11/rosekilodalton on June 26th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome -- her meme was such a great idea and she wanted people to join in -- and it seems like it will be a lot of fun! =D
amine_eyesamine_eyes on June 26th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
Oh a very good quote, and it perfectly illustrates their relationship (and indeed the relationship of many Companions and their Doctors) by showing how it has started changing to a more equal partnership :)

And an awesome episode to boot :D

OT: your LJ layout is STUNNING, who did the art? :D
kilodaltonkilodalton on June 26th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! Dalek is definitely one of my favorite episodes - it is so dark and hopeless in some place, yet so hopeful in others =) And I love the shift in their relationship here (ha obviously lol!) =)

Thank you re the layout!! I designed the layout myself using the artwork designed by ch4rmsing.tumblr.com - she is such a creative artist, and I fell in love with her drawings the first time I saw them! =D
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kilodaltonkilodalton on June 26th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
Hey cool! Great minds!!! =D It's so underrated but so them!!
Chrissaodysseedesreves on June 27th, 2011 05:47 am (UTC)
I am so excited to see what you'll be doing with the rest of this meme!
kilodaltonkilodalton on June 28th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
Thank you!! I think it will be fun! =D
Cassandra Elise: nine/rose alwayscassandra_elise on June 27th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
OOOH, I'm gonna have to snag this meme. I love your quote and the reasons you gave. Very good points about the shift in dynamics.
kilodaltonkilodalton on June 28th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
Please do snag! =D

And thank you! =D
bloose09: The Doctor and His Rosebloose09 on July 1st, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
Well done! I couldn't agree more about the "you made me better" line!

This episode should be considered the fork in the road for the Doctor/Rose relationship. This is the first time that the Doctor loses Rose, finds her, and rediscovers a lost part of himself in the finding. The Doctor is consciously aligning his morality to Rose's, just as he will align himself physically with her in his next regeneration.
kilodaltonkilodalton on July 1st, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! I agree with everything you say, and:

This is the first time that the Doctor loses Rose, finds her, and rediscovers a lost part of himself in the finding.

... is such a beautiful way to put it! =D
Verenacullenblaze on July 2nd, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
interesting choice:-) didn't even thought about this quote, but you're right, this scene really is important in their relationship:-)
kilodaltonkilodalton on July 2nd, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! There are so many excellent quotes to choose from - Nine's reaction (both short and long term) though definitely pushes this one into the top spot for me!