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28 September 2008 @ 08:27 am
'Journey's End' cut scene  
Saw this at thistwilight's journal and it confirmed my belief about something in the finale, so yay!

    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?

    ROSE: Yeah.

    (Pause. Sad smile between them).

    Then, just as quiet

    DAVROS: Such intimacy. So different from the Doctor I once knew.
I like this just because it proves my belief that Ten was just NOT willing to say the words and that it had nothing to do with him being "bad cop" to Ten II's "good cop" in their last scene at Bad Wolf Bay as some have suggested. I had no problem with the idea of how Rusty ended the Rose arc (the execution? Yeah, I had some quibbles, but the idea of it was great). Talking specifically about the final scene, I loved how it was played out that Rose was confused about the whole situation, still fighting to be with Ten because he was the man she loved before that moment when it was made perfectly clear that she could never truly have the man that she loved fully if he was the full-Time Lord.

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.
 
 
 
Arabian: Rose_smilearabian on September 29th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, there are many in the fandom who believe that Ten deliberately chose to not say the words at that point. You see, he knew that if he said them that Rose wouldn't stay with Ten II. Therefore, he chose not to say them so that only Ten II would say them and thus Rose would stay with Ten II. In other words, the "choice" that Rusty fought mightily to put in Rose's hands to some degree is taken away by those who see the scene as Ten choosing to NOT say the words deliberately.

For me, I always believed (as I wrote in my initial write-up) that he just COULD NOT say the words because of all he feels as an all-mighty Time Lord and the responsibilities and guilt. This cut scene confirmed what I (and obviously you) always thought.

Edited at 2008-09-29 11:12 pm (UTC)