Reinette is educated, amibitious and graceful. She posses a sharp wit, even biting at times, and yet filled with poetry and adept at imbuing even the most bizarre of her circumstances with beauty: “There is a vessel in your world where the days of my life are pressed together like the chapters of a book”. Reinette’s poise hides her vulnerability, but there is steel found under it as well. She’s the child who demanded to know what the clockwork droid wanted with her and she’s the young woman who stole a kiss from an impossible man. She walks among Doctor’s memories as if it is second nature to her and calmly confronts the monsters which plagued her for three decades.
And she is Madame de Pompadour. A title, a larger-than-life persona, a shining figure of history. And still so very human.