Naya should win an award for like biggest plot twist of 2014 bc no one saw this coming
I just read a criticism about Steven Moffat that said in his era, the companions lives revolve around the Doctor and they have nothing else. I’d seriously like to know what show they’re watching because it’s not this one.
- The only companions of the modern series whose lives completely revolved around the Doctor were in fact in the Davies’ era - Rose Tyler and Donna Noble. Martha Jones was brilliant and had her own life which is one of the many reasons why I love her the best in the RTD series. Since complaints are usually about the female companions, they’re the ones I’m focusing on.
- Rose Tyler has a boyfriend and a mother who loves her at the start of the show. Then she meets the Doctor and she suddenly dumps Mickey and leaves with this man. She’s shown that she constantly puts travelling with the Doctor over her family and the people she loves. By the end of her run, she chooses to stay with the Doctor over staying with her family in another world. When she is separated from the Doctor, she spends time trying any way possible to get to him even if it meant destroying worlds. By the time the Doctor leaves her off in the other world, the only way to satisfy her is to give her a clone of the Doctor so her life could continue to revolve around him.
- Donna Noble meets the Doctor on a terrible wedding day and declines his invitation to join him. But when we meet her again, all she can think about is her regret at not travelling with the Doctor and spends time investigating dangerous events because she wants to meet the Doctor again. She leaves her family behind and in her last episode, she says she wanted to travel with the Doctor forever and can’t think of a life outside of him. Her memories are removed and later we see that now she has forgotten him, she managed to get a happy life.
- Amy Pond meets the Doctor when she’s seven years old and she says she spent time with psychiatrists because of this meeting. She then meets him again when she has grown up and he doesn’t reappear again for another 2 years. But regardless of this she still lives her life and even gets engaged to Rory. She has doubts about the marriage but when Rory nearly dies, Amy’s doubts leave and from this point on, Amy always chooses Rory over the Doctor. By the season 5 finale, the Doctor tells her that she’ll be happy when she remembers her parents back into existence and starts a life with Rory showing that Amy’s happy end can be with the ones she loves and not just travelling with the Doctor. When she does travel with him again, she brings her new husband along with her. They are dropped back on Earth to live their lives and she happily accepts this. Amy gets a couple of jobs over the years and has marital problems with Rory that has nothing to do with the Doctor. She and Rory start living normal lives and they actually tell the Doctor that they’d be happier if he dropped them back at home so they could continue living their lives and only occasionally travel with him. In her last episode, Amy chooses a life with her husband over a life with the Doctor.
- Clara Oswald has a couple of meetings with the Doctor before the original version meets him. When modern Clara meets the Doctor, she’s working as a nanny/governess to two kids. She tells the Doctor that she won’t just up and leave her life and that she has a responsibility to the family friends she works for. She tells the Doctor to come back for her. After they travel together, the Doctor leaves her back on Earth so she can keep living her life. In the end she sacrifices herself to save the Doctor as many of the other companions have done and versions of herself are scattered throughout the Doctor’s timeline to save him much like Rose herself put the warning words ‘Bad Wolf’ across time and space, Clara put herself throughout time and space. When we see her in the 50th special, she has a job as a teacher and has her own life and the Doctor waits for her so he can travel with her.