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What was it like inside the Cyberman hospital and what did it take to become a patient? Pearl Mackie has the answers.

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I am the Bad Wolf. I create myself. I take the words, I scatter them in time and space. A message to lead myself here. Rose, you’ve got to stop this, you’ve got to stop this now! You’ve got the entire vortex running through your head. You’re gonna burn! I want you safe, my Doctor. Protected from the false god.

lattelaurel  asked:

what's been bothering me about this whole Moffat/bill thing is that even if they fix her (which is pretty much guaranteed to happen), it doesn't fix what happened. They took a black lesbian woman and stripped her of everything. We already constantly see POC and LGBT people dehumanized by society on a regular basis so to have it happen on my favourite show too? It's painful. So, so painful.

Yes, that’s basically what I’ve been trying to say all day. I have almost absolute faith that Bill will be alright eventually. I even dare to hope that the end result will be triumphant, because it often is. (Amy reclaiming everything time had stolen from her came right after Rory was forced to shoot her in the previous episode. Clara taking over the myth of the show was built on her dying in the Trap Street.)

And I think that - like the choice to have Amy die by Rory’s involuntary betrayal, and Clara because of a recklessness and the desire to save someone else - Cyberconversion is a choice that doesn’t come out of nowhere. It makes sense for Bill’s character, for the way she wears her heart on her sleeve, for the way she lives who she is. It’s the kind of thing that is an overtly smart thing for her to triumph over.

I suspect that once the next episode has aired, this post won’t be the only brilliant redemptive reading of Bill’s fate. A lesbian black woman, who can be shot, who can lose her heart, who people will try to change (to “improve”) beyond recognition, only for her to (likely) make it through to the other side, alive, as herself? That’s potent stuff.

But is it really the only powerful story that could be told here? One that goes through the tired, upsetting images of a black lesbian being shot and being tortured? The possibility of her brutal, terrifying death looming over the viewer? Over lesbian women, over black women, over QPOC, who have seen all of this play out one too many times?

I think the beginning of this series really touched on what people really wanted out of a character like Bill. A promise of safety. Stories which emphasised hope over trauma. A vibrant, intelligent young woman who can be vulnerable but never ashamed. It’s never quite going to be the same again, isn’t it?