he still makes sure she knows how important she is

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“The day is coming when I’ll look into that man’s eyes, my Doctor,  and he won’t have the faintest idea who I am. And I think it’s going to kill me.”-River Song, The Impossible Astronaut. 

This scene breaks my heart for River. Here we see her, trying to get back on track with the Doctor. Trying to see where they are in each other’s timelines. But the thing is this regeneration, Ten has just met her for the first time and doesn’t seem to know who she is. He has no idea how important she is and will become in his future. And you can see in River’s expression her heart break when he asks who she is. River a strong independent woman who was born to kill his future self ends up falling in love  and ruining time to save him. River a daughter born of Amy Pond and Rory Williams two wonderful and brave people. River a woman who will do anything to protect the Doctor and to make sure he still has a future. And she did all this for Ten despite him not knowing who she was. She sacrificed herself for love and for him so he could still go on to become the man she falls in love with, and the man he will become afterwards. So yes, this breaks my heart during this scene for River. 

The new sneak peek killed me in about 85 different ways, but I think the part of it that hit me the hardest was “and then you went off to- for all I know- you could- something could’ve- you could’ve been killed”. Fitz is so upset about so many things right now, he feels useless, he feels abandoned, and he even feels like he isn’t even part of the team anymore. And of all the things he could have said to Simmons, of all the things that are currently making life difficult for him, he says how something could’ve happened to her while she was gone. Even after everything, Simmons is still the most important part of Fitz’s life. I’m sure if something had happened to her while she was gone, he would have blamed himself, because it clearly seems that he thinks she left because she thought he was useless. Fitz gave up everything to save Simmons, he almost died, was willing to die, to ensure that she could be safe and alive. And I think that the fact that he’s now realizing that anything could still happen to her and that the state that he’s in now won’t make it easy for him to protect her, scares him more than anything.