“I can’t save you from this, there’s nothing I can do to stop this. […] I stole your childhood and now I’ve lead you by the hand to your death. But the worst thing is, I knew. I knew this would happen. This is what always happens.”
I stole your childhood and now I’ve led you by the hand to your death. But the worst thing is, I knew. I knew this would happen. This is what always happens. Forget your faith in me. I took you with me because I was vain, because I wanted to be adored. Look at you. Glorious Pond. The girl who waited for me. I’m not a hero. I really am just a mad man in a box. And it’s time we saw each other as we really are.
The God Complex >>
The Eleventh Doctor, Amy, and Rory investigate a hotel of horror where repeat business is low but the body count is high, where a mighty monster stalks the corridors and the rooms hold visions of angels, apes, and creepy clowns. Who — or what — has brought them to this place? Can the Doctor solve the mystery before the residents check out in grisly style?
Episodes that make me want to set myself on fire (3/?): The God Complex
I can’t save you from it. There’s nothing I can do to stop this. I stole your childhood and now I’ve led you by the hand to your death. But the worst thing is I knew. I knew this would happen. This is what always happens.
Amy Pond’s need to have faith in something or someone is such a fascinating part of her character and so central to who she is. She wanted to believe that the Doctor was what she could put her faith in (he fell out of the sky after she prayed for help and he promised her all of space and time). It explains so much about why such a strong woman can also be the girl who waited.
And after it’s shown just how destructive being that girl can be, when she finally lets go of her faith in him, she doesn’t just ask him what he believes in. That could be anything from luck to another person. She asks him what he prays to. What is beyond the Time Lords? What do they think is in control of it all? She has always wanted something she can pray to. Something she can believe in.
She has been searching for that something as long as we’ve known her – since that first day we saw her sitting in her room praying to Santa at Easter.
I think this is fascinating for both of their characters - Rory doesn’t rely on faith to get him through hard times while Amy has such a deep and fundamental faith at the core of who she is that she is being sought out for it.