.. am I the only one who noticed just how much Jack seems to boost Martha’s confidence in matters concerning the Doctor??
Like, when Ten says that bit about unrequited love, and Martha looks so unhappy, and Jack just literally goes “You too, huh?” and she instantly perks up (well, not really - but at least she doesn’t feel as bad anymore). Or when Martha said she was going to vote for the Master and the Doctor just gives her a /look/ like he wants to say, ‘well that doesn’t say much’ (which, wtf??? but his constant underappreciation of her is a whole other can of worms) - and then Jack chimes in that he, too, was planning on doing that, and the Doctor suddenly believes them / believes something is going on.
Or of course, my personal favorite, the scene in Reset where Martha tells Jack about how an ‘impeccable source’ recommended her to UNIT (‘highly’ recommended her actually, so I guess that’s something), and he basically replies something along the lines of 'he probs thought he owed you a favor’ and her face instantly falls, like she’s only now thinking of that possibility and being crushed with disappointment, but Jack just adds, smiling, “Guess we all do.”, swiftly and smoothly reminding her that she /did/ save the Earth, and she grins again, confidence reinstored.
Irdk, I just really love the Jack-Martha friendship - they should have gotten so much more screentime!!!