arcadiaego reblogged your post and added:
I’ve got no problem with Trix, or even with the pairing but the way it was done was really unconvincing. The last few books kept switching between Fitz thinking the TARDIS was home and then not, and it was just unsatisfactory and weird and then they just dropped the romance in at the last minute after they’d never shown any interest in each other that way before or even seemed that close. And of course then we ended up with the final book being written by someone who hated Fitz so much he pretended to kill him off in the middle of the book so there wasn’t any chance of there even being a satisfactory cliffhanger. (If you can have one of those.)
I think that as you say Fitz would have convinced himself they were madly in love, but it wouldn’t have worked out. Trix still had a lot of stuff to resolve about her own life and I feel like they were just too different. Fitz is a massive romantic (like Eight really) and Trix wasn’t.
//Oh gosh - I was trying so hard to be delicate, but I’m really glad you agree.
I really, really disliked Trix. First of all, she just had a terrible attitude towards everything and the Doctor in general. I can’t imagine Fitz would have actually stood for that.
The writers couldn’t keep she and Fitz’s relationship straight and they kept bouncing back and forth between each other with this weird relationship dynamic. It was really lame how they felt the need to just… pair him up with someone who clearly was a terrible match for him and just call it macaroni.
Obviously, they were trying to find a way to either phase him out or make him a less prominent cast member. I definitely agree with you that he was far, far too much of a romantic for it to have worked out in the long run. Hell, half the time she was a huge jerk to him, too and I really didn’t like that. I don’t think the Doctor would have put up with it as much either.