The name’s Mickey. Mickey Smith. Defending the earth.
And that’s what I call character development.
But why did they have to turn Martha into the scared one to do it though. They could’ve just been like ‘fuck yeah let’s do this together’
Sorry… I don’t normally do this, but this scene actually matters a lot to me. It’s my second favourite of the goodbyes in that episode (the first being Rose).
This moment isn’t about fear. While the evil alien was still shooting at them, Martha never showed any fear (neither did Mickey, for that matter). She was thrilled, laughing, and having a fantastic time.
The moment that is giffed on the right above is after the Sontaran has been dispatched and Martha and Mickey are seeing the Doctor and recognizing that he’s saying goodbye. It’s not about fear, not of dying, but fear and upset on behalf of the Doctor, and Mickey isn’t protecting her, he’s comforting her.
This gifset, to me, isn’t about Mickey becoming brave, even though he did. It’s about Mickey becoming an adult. On the left, he is a submissive member of the relationship, seeking comfort when he’s afraid. In the second, he’s an equal member of the relationship, offering comfort when he and his partner are upset. Because that’s what adults should do.
In addition, Martha turns to Mickey not simply, to my mind, to seek comfort, but also because she knows that he will need comfort as well. Because the Doctor means a lot to both of them.
#i think this is a really important scene for martha#because she sees that the doctor is treating jack like shit#and the doctor KNOWS that he did wrong by jack#and yet he still doesn’t seem to care#he’s not apologetic or ashamed - he’s cruel and flippant#”busy life. moving on” because the doctor doesn’t look back#and i think it’s really important for Martha to see that#see that he’s AWARE of what he does#it’s not the doctor being a dick and not realizing it#(which is probably how she’s been rationalizing her experience with him this whole time)#but he’s actively aware that he’s being a douchecanoe and actively choosing to not do anything about it#and for her to realize that is probably one of the turning points for martha#it’s her realizing that the doctor is not being good to her (or for her) and that she needs to think about making a change#because in all actuality s3!doctor is not a man you really should want to be friends with#s1 s2 s4 doctor yes - they’re the doctor and they can be mean and grumpy and scary or whatevs but they’re still a good person#s3 doctor is not a good person#he’s grieving and his grief is turning him into a cold emotionless asshole#and this scene is martha seeing his douchebaggery from an outside pov#and realizing that it’s not okay to just forgive or write off or rationalize his cruelty just because she loves him#i have a lot of martha feelings ok#dw (winterinthetardis)
I’d rely on Martha if the world was ending. In fact, I did.
Doctor Who AU dark musical comedy in which several companions conspire to kill various versions of the Time Lord who wronged them
And now the six merry murderesses of the Stormcage Containment Facility in their rendition of The Cell Block Tango…