#let me tell you something about this scene okay #her little pause before she says ‘and the baby’ #like she’s not sure if she’s going to say it #but then she figures okay why not say it I’ve got nothing left to lose #and that little smile on her face when she does #because for all the heartache she’s feeling right now and has felt since she and the Doctor were separated #there’s this one thing that will always keep them together #but then the Doctor says ‘you’re not…?’#it’s this look of sheer terror and sadness on his face #that is not the face of a man who thinks the woman he loves is pregnant with another man’s child #he thinks she’s pregnant with his child #and now she’s trapped in a parallel world where he will never be able to reach her #but if she’d told him right then and there that she was pregnant with his child he would have torn both universes apart to get to them #and he can’t do that because he has to protect the universe and stay detached and nothing should cloud his vision #and Rose knows that because she knows him better than anyone so seeing that look on his face she says ‘it’s mum’s’ #and then that look of relief on his face is worth the lie #they only have two minutes and sometimes a lie is kinder than the truth
There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive, wormhole refractors. You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.
- “How long will you stay with me?”
Sherlock, John is the most precious gift that heaven decided to give you.
First: I think it’s really sweet that John never judges Sherlock for not being able to tell the difference between behaving well or badly when it comes to other people’s feelings. I mean, once he understands that Sherlock actually can’t tell.
I know fandom gets a lot of mileage out of the “bit not good” thing, which I enjoy, but I also think it’s a sort of bittersweet phrase coming from Sherlock’s mouth. It sounds like something he’s been asking himself for most of his life. Because he doesn’t say, “oh, was that inappropriate?” he asks, “not good?” as if his goal is to be good.
But good is never his goal. Great, maybe. Right. Brilliant, certainly. Flawless. Impressive. But never just good. Never morally good, either. He is not, I don’t think, a good person. The fact that it comes up in ethical or moral situations makes it sound like a really old criticism.
We don’t dissect cats on the pavement, Sherlock. That’s not good. It sounds like something you tell a child, because more complex words and meanings are either too harsh or will be lost on them. You’d say something is not good rather that telling a child they’re doing something bad. As opposed to using language even stronger and more precise than that. I like this element of the show, because it demonstrates that for all Sherlock’s sophisticated and mature intellectual prowess, he reverts to childhood notions of good and not good when it comes to social interaction. As if the more mature distinctions and nuances are completely beyond him.
I also appreciate that John says one word to Sherlock to get him to realize his behaviour is inappropriate. “Timing.” It suggests (as most things in Hounds do, thank god for you, Mark Gatiss) that they have had a previous conversation wherein John attempted to explain to Sherlock that the timing of his commentary can sometimes be improved, because people are frequently not ready to hear about Sherlock’s deductions in moments of pain and weakness. John’s “timing” line here sounds like he’s reminding Sherlock of that conversation (or set of conversations). This rings especially true because Sherlock knows exactly what John means with that one word. He’s instantly frozen by it, too. He listens to John. He takes John’s direction extremely well.
This relationship is so well-written. *dreamy sigh* That’s fine, you can go on about Cumberbatch’s cheekbones. I’m going to be over here pining over that character development and relationship building. I have such a crush on these narrative structures!
that comment….^ :0 <3
and then this happens
30 days of Who : 05. Favorite ship
I’ve seen fake Gods and bad Gods, and demi-Gods, and would-be Gods .. And out of that, out of that all pantheon, if I believe in one thing, just one .. I believe in her !