Doctor Who is a show about ordinary people finding it in themselves to do extraordinary things. It’s a show about racing past your horizons and seeing for the first time how truly terrifying and wonderful the world is. It’s a show about bravery and compassion and pride and sorrow. And it’s a show about hot people.
There was more going on in that police box than RTD and Moff were willing to share with us. Kim and I re-appropriated a classic Friends quote that we use whenever we’re talking about the good stuff – the good stuff that we didn’t see, but TOTALLY HAPPENED: “Doin’ it, doin’ it, TARDIS doin’ it.”
Today’s playlist post is full of songs about how Rose and the Doctor drive each other completely crazy. This is a fun one, so put away your sads and get out your filthy minds.
“I’d sacrifice anything come what might
For the sake of having you near
In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night
And repeats, repeats in my ear
Don’t you know little fool, you’ll never win
Why not use your mentality? Come on, step up to reality
But each time I do, just the thought of you
Makes me stop before I begin
‘Cause I’ve got you under my skin.”
Poor Nine. He just doesn’t know what hit him, does he? In Kim’s last playlist post, she emphasized all the times that Nine has just been completely knocked on his ass by his gorgeous and brave companion. By the time he regenerates into Ten, the Doctor is resigned to his lovestruck state. But Nine is resistant. He’s just not the kind of guy to lose it like that.
Except that he is. We know that from the lengths he will go to keep her beside him. But Nine doesn’t allow himself to act on his intense feelings (“MORE FOR US,” yell the smut writers) until the stakes are life and death. And it’s hot. Crazy hot. No, I mean really hot, she is actually about to burn alive from the inside out.
How long was this line burning a hole in his pocket? I bet he practiced it in front of the mirror every night before brushing his teeth and putting on his K-9 pjs.
“I only looked but I never touched
‘Cause in my heart was a picture of us
Holdin’ hands, makin’ plans and it’s lucky for me you understand
What a girl wants
What a girl needs
Whatever makes me happy sets you free
And I’m thanking you for knowing exactly
What a girl wants
What a girl needs
Whatever keeps me in your arms
And I’m thanking you for giving it to me.”
And poor Rose! She’s got none of that superior Time Lord physiology, just an average human sex drive. And she’s stuck hanging around this all day.
Talk about frustration. But even though Rose is unsure whether she’ll ever have that kind of relationship with the Doctor, she’s not going anywhere. She’ll settle for just being near him. It’s really all she needs. Still, thanks to Cassandra, we know Rose is harboring some very inappropriate daydreams about pinstripes, chucks, and delicious hair.
“Smile of Judas on your lip
Shake my fist, knock on wood
I’ve got it bad, and I got it good
Doctor Doctor, gimme the news I’ve got a
Bad case of lovin’ you.”
Kim and my shared head canon says that there has been plenty of sexytimes on the TARDIS. We’re just not allowed to see it, because it’s a (boo) “family show.” But come on, BBC! You’re not subject to the same prudish censorship as our channels are. I thought that “family show” in Europe meant you were only allowed to see six topless women per hour.
Especially in the Eleven years, other characters make plenty of references to the fact that the Doctor is a bit of a rogue and has bedded plenty of historical figures. So if that’s true, are we honestly supposed to think that, in the years he traveled alone with the woman he loves, they never got it in? These two can’t fool me.
“And I’m like (ow!) never thought it’d hurt so bad
Gettin’ over you.
And (ow!) you’re givin’ me a heart attack
Lookin’ like you do.
‘Cause you’re all I ever wanted,
Thought you would be the one
It’s (ow!) givin’ me a heart attack,
Gettin’ over you.”
(The “ow!”s in this song represent everything I love about teen pop.)
As far as I’m concerned, this song is about Eleven checking in on Rose in Pete’s universe and her looking all Secret Diary.
Daaaamn. Eat your heart out, River Song.
“I would dial the numbers
Just to listen to your breath
I would stand inside my hell
And hold the hand of death
You don’t know how far I’d go
To ease this precious ache
You don’t know how much I’d give
Or how much I can take
Just to reach you.”
But if they were, in fact, getting it in, then it was Rose who made the first move. She’s a woman of the world, after all. You think Mickey asked her out first? Mickey Smith? No. Rose walked up to him at the pub and said, “You’re buying me a drink,” and they were together ever since.
So in my head canon, continued: Rose would get tired of the Doctor putting her on a pedestal and treating her like a precious object that could slip out of his hands any second. He wants her, obviously, but thinks that doing anything about it will somehow insult her or make their relationship less special. So it’s up to Rose to prove to him that it’s more than fine with her. That’s all he needs to hear to get over his shit. And then, you guessed it: Doin’ it, doin’ it, TARDIS doin’ it.
I fear that we’ll return next week to the more devastating aspects of this ship, but that was a nice break, wasn’t it? As always leave your theme or song requests in the comments and we’ll handle them. We live to serve, after all.