....now just let me get you back to first and all will be right with the world

Classic and EU Who Appreciation Week - Day 6: Favourite Scene 

History sometimes gives us a terrible shock, and that is because we don’t quite fully understand. Why should we? After all, we’re too small to realise its final pattern. Therefore don’t try and judge it from where you stand. I was right to do as I did. Yes, that I firmly believe… And now, they’re all gone. All gone. None of them could understand. Not even my little Susan. Or Vicki. And as for Barbara and Chatterton — Chesterton — they were all too impatient to get back to their own time. And now, Steven. Perhaps I should go home. Back to my own planet. But I can’t… I can’t…

I haven’t written anything for any of my other appreciation posts this week but I just wanted to say a little something about why I chose this scene. Even though we can’t watch it, the audio alone lets us know that Hartnell is absolutely acting his heart out. These beautifully written lines are delivered with such emotion and we can only hope that one day we’ll be able to see the performance that accompanied the words. The speech itself is so revealing about the First Doctor’s character development, how he has softened from someone so opposed to human company to someone lamenting their departure. What he says about history giving us a shock harks back to serials such as The Aztecs and can still be seen in modern stories like The Fires of Pompeii. It’s such a wonderful window into how the Doctor sees the universe and a reflection back to those who have accompanied his on his travels, and by the end of the speech it’s impossible not to share the loneliness and helplessness expressed in his final broken “I can’t”.

Inna {Sentence Starters} - III
  • “All I need is my self-control.”
  • “I don’t wanna leave this way.”
  • “Promises we break, love can get tainted.”
  • “The first time that I saw you I had to get to know you.”
  • “You warmed it up inside.”
  • “If you wanna go there, we can go there.”
  • “If you wanna go, I’ll go with you.”
  • “I wanna wake up by the beach with your arms surrounding me.”
  • “Just do it like nobody’s watching you.”
  • “Don’t stop believing.”
  • “Tonight we are one.”
  • “I’m waiting for love again.”
  • “I’m letting you go.”
  • “Wanna tell the world how I feel about you.”
  • “I’ll never leave you lonely.”
  • “So glad I’ve found you.”
  • “I can live my life here right now.”
  • “I want you back.”
  • “Why the hell you left me lonely?”
  • “I used to fall in love and I’m not sorry.”
  • “When your life gets a little dangerous, don’t forget that you are one of us.”
  • “Who do you think you are?”
  • “Say you love me, then you break my heart.”
  • “Hold me close and I will be around.”
  • “I keep my cool, but now I lost my mind.”
  • “What kind of monster are you?”
  • “Tell me you will be mine tonight.”
  • “I’ve been dreaming about you.”
  • “I never thought I’d find the one I belong to.”
  • “Won’t you tell me that you’re with me tonight?”
  • “What I gotta do to make you mine?”
  • “Won’t you tell me that you feel the same?”
  • “Wanna live it up large so don’t stop.”