Day sixteen: Which episode or scene made you feel all the feels?
“I have a new destination. My journey is the same as yours, the same as anyone’s. It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last I know where I’m going. Where I’ve always been going. Home. The long way around.”
I cried during this scene. As the Eleventh Doctor took his place amongst all the rest, and you just stare at your screen as it zooms out to show all the Doctors, with William Hartnell standing proudly behind them… It just kind of seems like, “Look at where we started, and look how far we’ve come.” It’s been over 50 years since this show began. 50 years! It’s been happy, and sad, and silly, and solemn… The Doctor has gone through so many challenges, both in his own world and the real one. And yet, he’s prevailed. He’s brought people joy, and gotten them through hardships, and even saved their lives, and that’s not just on screen. Because so many people have loved the Doctor, from the day he first appeared on screen in 1963 all the way to today. It’s thanks to them, to us, that the Doctor continues to live on, and it almost felt like this scene was saying thank you for that.
You know the sound the TARDIS makes? That wheezing, groaning? That sound brings hope wherever it goes. Yes. Yes, I like to think it does. To anyone who hears it, Doctor. Anyone. However lost. Even you.