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Girl in the Fireplace info

June 30th, 2006 (02:36 am)

The writer of "The Girl in the Fireplace", Steven Moffat recently posted on Outpost Gallifrey:

Regarding the Doctor abandoning Rose & Mickey on the spaceship:

"We sort of assumed you'd all remember about emergency program one - that the Doctor has made provision for Rose in the event of his non-return. For ages there was a line about it - Rose said to Mickey, "The Tardis will always take me home" - but we cut it, thinking it cut across her devastation at the loss of the Doctor. It's still sorta kinda implied - the Doctor asks "How long did you wait?" which clearly means there was an alternative - but we should probably have kept that line in.

Anyway. The intent was never that he abandoned them - just that he leapt towards the woman in greater danger.

Steven Moffat"

Makes sense.


Posted by: back from the dead to save you all from yourselves (thehornedgod)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 09:26 am (UTC)

Does. I did remember and it was implied, so the abandonment angst never worked for me. It's just a lightning rod for unease about the Doctor suddenly rushing off after Reinette romantically and leaving Rose choking on the dust, I think.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 09:35 am (UTC)
Dalek - D'oh [__kali__]

For me, it's more of one of those moments where I slapped my head and went Doh! Should have remembered that.

Still, can't help thinking it would have worked better if Mickey had been the one to explain about it - or they mentioned it on the commentary track.

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