It’s performances like this which make me disappointed when I hear people say they don’t like Eccelston or skip over that whole season just to get to Tennant. Tennant was fantastic and a brilliant Doctor, but there wouldn’t be a Tennant Doctor without Eccleston’s Doctor. The way Tennant’s Doctor was portrayed was the effect that Rose had on Nine. In the beginning, Nine was harsh and unforgiving having come back from the Time War, his time with Rose softened that harsh attitude and it’s really shown in this episode.
“Just this once, everybody lives!” Has to be my absolute favourite line in all the history of Doctor who because in that episode everyone did.
I cry in almost all of Nine’s episodes. But not happy or sad tears. Just fucking intense emotion tears. He was fantastic.
I have a lot of favourite Doctors but Nine will and always be my Doctor. Not just my first Doctor but MY Doctor. And this is without doubt one of my favourite episodes.
A gifset from the second half of my two favorite S1 episodes. :3
When I first started Who some months ago, I considered skipping nine but only to catch up quicker. I’m glad I didn’t. Eccleston’s performance was great and is very underrated. Tennant still turned out to be my favorite, and I love Smith too, but I still really miss this doctor. He truly was fantastic.