So, from what I’ve seen, there’s been some debate as to what Ten meant by “Quite right, too” when Rose told him “I love you”
Could it be like “ROES I KNOW, I KNOW, OF COURSE YOU DO DEAR. HOW COULD YOU NOT? ;)”
Or could it be “ROES, YES, YES, WE ARE LITERALLY STAR-CROSSED LOVERS, OF COURSE, DO YOU SEE?”
But I’ve just thought of something…what if it’s actually, “Rose…I know. I do. Not because you’re bound to love me. I don’t feel deserving of love. Especially yours. But I know because you’ve proved it. Your words now match your actions since the day I met you. In the way you trusted me. In the way you never left, even when you’d seen the worst of me. In the way you took my battle-scarred heart and made it whole again. You’ve proved it each and every day. And it’s made me fall in love with you too.”
So, because he only had moments left, and couldn’t say all of this, he decided to be succinct, and merely say, “Quite right, too.”
So, I’ve got terrible insomnia so I was doing some very lazy sketching. I’ve had a difficult time trying to draw anything Doctor Who related, but I decided I wanted to work on something Doomsday related.
I’m so rusty. I haven’t drawn anything in so long.
So, rough sketch of their goodbye on Bad Wolf Beach.
You know.. While I’m disappointed that The Doctor wasn’t able to say the words “I love you”.. because I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted him to say it.. I think he said it in his own way. With a false bravado, a forced arrogance, and an intentional deflection. “Quite right, too.”
And then it hit me.. that’s the geek way of saying “I love you”… It reminds me of this..
It’s simple. The Doctor loved Rose, but he’s The Doctor.. and he’s not used to openly expressing his feelings. And Rose was way more than his companion. He grieved her loss, he went back in the only way he knew how, to say goodbye to her on Doomsday, by burning up a sun.. something he never did with other companions. Once others left, they were gone, and he didn’t look back.
Just because he didn’t say it with the exact words, doesn’t mean he didn’t say it.