Peter Capaldi has been playing his childhood hero for three and a half years, the man amassed more awards in his impressive career than he can fit on a shelf in his living room, and his work on Doctor Who is adored by millions. He go to meet companions, he got to fly the TARDIS, he got to go on an unprecedented international publicity tour and experience just how beloved the show is in so many countries around the world and how welcome he is in the role.
There is no universe I can feel sorry for him. He is not pitiful for maybe not being as exciting as Matt Smith for some 12-year-old girls (judging by the 12-year-old girl living in my house). He’s not pitiful for sharing his goodbye with the exhileration about a new Doctor - just like David Tennant and Matt Smith did. Peter Capaldi is a brilliant actor. He appreciates the team that worked with him and he as expressed nothing but support for Jodie Whittaker as his successor. He is warm and he is generous and come December, he’s even allowed to swear again.
Frankly, Peter Capaldi is one of the luckiest human beings on this planet and he probably knows it. So, you know… Remember the good times. Look forward to the good times still ahead. Send in a thank you video until July 28. We have every right to mourn the loss of the Twelfth Doctor. He was amazing. But there is nothing to be angry about here.