- SILENCE, AS DAVROS GLIDES AWAY FROM THEM. HOLD.
ONLY THE NOISE OF HUGE HYDRAULICS FROM ABOVE. THE DOCTOR LOOKING UP, TRAPPED, HELPLESS.
THEN QUIET, INTIMATE, ACROSS THE DISTANCE:
ROSE: You never did finish that sentence, did you?
THE DOCTOR: What sentence...?
ROSE (smiles): Like you don't know. Last time I saw you. On Bad Wolf Bay. You said, 'Rose Tyler...'
THE DOCTOR...isn't it cold?
ROSE: Come on. Properly.
THE DOCTOR: Does it need saying?
(Pause. Sad smile between them).
Then, just as quiet
DAVROS: Such intimacy. So different from the Doctor I once knew.
That bit of the scene, a section played so beautifully by the Tennant, was easily my favorite part of the entire episode. I loved it because it conveyed so much about how the two Doctors were the same, and yet different and how that allowed Rose to make her choice without thought. How each Doctor answered Rose's question was all the telling that Rose needed to make her decision, spontaneous though it was.
Ten even then couldn't say the words because of who he was, how he lived, his rules, etc., but Ten II could say the words because he had that bit of human in him, enough to know that, yeah, it needed saying. And because he could say the words, Rose was able to throw down her guard and grab the man and kiss him. And Tennant was wonderful at conveying Ten seeing that, taking in that Ten II could say and do things to and with Rose that he never could, because this Doctor -- the full Time Lord -- wasn't meant to have that kind of life. But Ten II -- the half Time-Lord/half-Human -- could.
And this small snippet above just helped confirm that belief for me. So, on one hand, yeah, I would have LOVED the inclusion of this scene, but also, I'm not sure how it would have played out during the context of the scene above without making Rose look quite, quite selfish to non-die-hard-Rose fans for thinking of their *relationship* in the middle of the destruction of the universe. Still, I'm glad I know about it now because, again, it helped confirm my own take on it.