So recently I've seen a lot of talk circulating about The Girl in the Fireplace. I think Digital Spy announced the results of a poll for best Doctor Who story (of series 2 or new who or the show in general I'm not sure 'cause I haven't actually looked at the article) and that's why, and everything I've seen is pretty negative because of the particular circles I'm in on tumblr and such. The talk isn't anywhere near new and it'll likely come up again and again as time goes on, and well truth be told I'm kind of on the same page as them for reasons that I don't think are either stupid or wrong. And because of this I'm really biased and have been so for quite a long time, and I know a lot of you on here list it as one of your favorite episodes and I just wanted to see if anyone would maybe share the reasons why they like it?
It's well written, has a good story, makes the Doc show emotion. Has some great one liners and longer speeches and has time travel so ticks all the boxes for me.
Plus it has Sophia Myles.
He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing... the fury of the Time Lord... and then we discovered why. Why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he had run away from us and hidden. He was being kind...
I have a love/hate relationship with that episode. I love that we see several new sides to the Doctor in it. I love Rinette, but I hate that Rose gets hurt in it. I read a fan fic (I should never do that, I really shouldn't, I always get hurt) about the episode from Rose's POV and it killed me. Yeah, I can't get that fic out of my head any more. Now I want to go back and rewatch it... perhaps I'll love it again.
"There's no point being grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes."