Friday, July 22, 2011

Just this once, everybody lives!

Chris Eccleston was my first doctor and, although I know it is cliché to say it, but he was absolutely fantastic.

One thing that I've been thinking about recently is the episode 'The Doctor Dances' and, in particular, the scene when everyone is returned to normal. Just his pure ecstasy when he realises "Everybody lives, Rose! Just this once, everybody lives!" I can't get that out of my head. It's like finally, something good (apart from Rose of course) is happening in his life. I think it was a really good way to show his, I guess happiness, I can't think of another word for it. Especially after that turning point in the Dalek episode where Rose 'saved' him. Restored the goodness that had been buried for so long. Haha, other people have done much better analysis on him but I really had to write about it. Just his face, the tone of voice, everything about him. It just made me happy :D

Back to Chris as an actor. He is so brilliant! I really wished he stayed as the doctor for a while longer.



frangipani princess said...

That bit honestly makes me cry. Like, he's so happy. Finally, something has gone right and EVERYBODY LIVES. I can't even explain my love for that episode.
In season four, River Song (who I detest, but that's besides the point) says something along the same lines when she ends up 'saved' in the library. I think she does, anyway.
Ahh Christopher is so FANTASTIC. I sobbed like a baby when he regenerated, but I have to admit, that David is *my* doctor, despite Chris being the first I watched.

Anonymous said...

Im so glad I found your post while googling this quote,because that's the exact same way I felt when I watched it,his face,his pure ecstasy,like after his whole race died,and someone always dies,things went perfectly,and I think that's exactly what the doctor needed just then,it was really moving!And I agree,I wish he would have stayed for another season,I love Nine.