I don’t recall this one being as emotionally devastating throughout the whole episode as previous finales were (then again, I was distracted by the inclement semi-tornadic weather) but the end was, oh, it was painful!
These writers are pure geniuses. I am so in awe of their ability to twist and manipulate your emotions!
I don’t think I’ve ever felt so conflicted about what happens in a show or movie or anything before. Taking us back to the scene of where they ripped my heart out two seasons ago, just so they could—… *sobs* It’s 2 parts happy ending, 1 part ETERNAL HEARTACHE.
And even on the happy ending side. Aww man. Awwwww man. They’ll have a fantastic life together, I’m sure. God, they’ll have beautiful babies and everything. But every so often, she’ll look at him and think ‘it’s not quite right’, and he’ll always feel a little less than perfect, even though this is literally the best possible way it could have happened, all things considered. It’s THE BEST. I am overcome with emotion at how well it worked out!
But it’s still sad. Heart-breakinginly sad.
(But back to them; I need some amazing fanfic. Because I now know to trust that the writers will always finish what they start, but …this IS finished. And they’re not going to visit the domestic details of their Earth-bound romance. I have so many questions though. Will they stay together? They must! But will they? Will he tell her all those secrets he could never say before? His name? Come on! Once he settles down, he’s gonna have to get documentation! He’ll need a name. And, oh god, a JOB! A boring, civilian job. Oh no wait, maybe he’ll work with her at Torchwood! But still… will they ever see Him again?)
And even putting that aside.
Donna. Doctor-Donna. I really thought the Ood were just being shippers like everyone else. XD
Even before this episode, I had really grown to like her! I started out thinking “Augh God what an obnoxious woman” and then I started to sort of like her, and then they did THIS! I should have known. I mean, I did know. I knew something was going to happen. They insinuated it like crazy. But it was still sad. =(
(Still. I hope she finds her man. That stuttering hunk of hers. XD Maybe, somehow.)
But now it’s just back to how it used to be. Everyone has their own thing now. It’s all fine for them. They have loves, and lives, and blessed innocence. And he’s alone. And lonely. And it’s obvious to everyone that sees him, even though he’s so good at smiling through it all, carrying on, saving the day. God, he’s just such the hero.
I hope people come back. Not as Companions or anything. Just to say hello. Jack, of course. God, he can come back forever. Literally. He’s gonna save the day. But Sarah-Jane too. Oh, and Jennie! He’ll be beside himself to see her! He needs something to live for.
Aww shit, don’t get me started on River Song. I haven’t taken to her yet. >=\
Anyway. I was fully prepared to just freaking stop right there. Psh. That’s the end. I’m not gonna watch anymore.
Of course then I watched the next episode. And I loved it too, even without the ever-present Companion. I’ll just… have to keep going. ^^;
This show is going to be the death of me. *sigh*