The Doctor: "Clara, be my pal, tell me… am I a good man?"
*40 minutes later*
Dalek: "You are a good Dalek, Doctor."
- Clara: How do I look?
- Doctor: Short and Roundish but with a good personality, which is the main thing
- HELP THESE TWO ARE ADORABLE AND I'M DEAD
the doctor told clara that there’s no such thing as a good dalek yes
he didn’t forget about oswin
because oswin wasn’t a dalek
she was human
she was stuffed inside a dalek casing and has gone through a full conversion but she remained human
the doctor had a hard time with that back in asylum
because he saw that she’s a dalek and everything, his mind and memories and experience, screamed at him that she’s supposed to be evil, that he shouldn’t be nice to her, which is why he sounded so angry - he felt betrayed, he liked her so much
but oswin proved to him that she was human
and tl;dr these episodes don’t contradict each other bye
Anonymous said: do you have a link for the latest doctor who episode to watch now, when it's over?
You can try one of the links here :)
I absolutely loved that episode! I loved all the clever parallels between the Dalek and the Doctor and all the moral questions.
This whole episode was reminiscent of 2005’s Dalek, what with the lone Dalek turning “good” and especially with the ending line of “You are a good Dalek”, almost identical to the line from Series 1. There are quite a lot of parallels between Nine and Twelve, with the anger and being grounded by someone who isn’t a soldier like him, and the occasional clever bit of humour.
I liked Danny. I wasn’t 100% sure of how good his acting was, but he seems sweet and obviously has a troubled past. Clara was being a bit judgmental towards him and I don’t know why he was okay with that, but I did enjoy their chemistry, so I’m reconciled to it.
How nice it is to have a cast mostly made up of good female characters! The episode even managed to pass the Bechdel test!
What on earth happened to the Daleks’ defence mechanism? Last time I checked, they had a pretty cool shield thing which stopped bullets about a foot from their shell, but it seemed not to be there in this episode… Ah well.
I have such high hopes for this series. I’m loving the darker tone of it and Twelve continues to impress me. I sincerely hope the series plot arc with “welcome to heaven” doesn’t turn out to be as convoluted and ridiculous as the last few. Only time will tell, but I miss those days of plot arcs I could get on board with and actually understand without pushing my suspense of disbelief right to its limits… I am so excited for next week! Robin Hood and Medieval times, here I come!