Like, literally every other episode has been good? So many. I’ve been calling Series 10′s praises all this time. I love Bill. This series has made me love the Twelfth Doctor, Capaldi’s Doctor. I’ve been loving Missy more, and Nardole more, each episode they’ve been in.
But this one episode… wow, it earned such a vicious hatred from me.
Doctor’s Who’s supposed to be about hiding behind the sofa because you’re scared, but you know that there’s always going to be something good at the end, that the Doctor will save the day somehow, or something will. With this, I felt literally sick watching it. Trapped. Attacked personally.
Bill is the point of view character. She is the one we’re supposed to see the Doctor’s world through. They didn’t just do that to her - they did that to all of us. And if that’s not enough, they specifically did that to a queer, black companion.
Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome made a heartfelt speech at the MTV Movie Awards.
“On a real note, I think it is safe to say that it is OK for us young performers, especially us minority performers, to step out of the box. It’s OK for us to step out of the box and do whatever it takes to tell the story and whatever it takes to make the change,” Jerome said. “This award is for that. It’s for us artists who are out there, who need to do whatever it takes to get people to wake up.”