This little exchange between Sherlock & Molly
S: Fancy some chips?
S: I know a fantastic fish shop just off the Marylebone Road. The owner always gives me extra portions.
M: Did you get him off a murder charge?
S: No. I helped him put up some shelves.
what is the fear that overwhelms you?
Doctor: It must hurt.
River: Yes. The wrist is pretty bad too.
#THIS. #Don’t you see? They’ve reversed roles. She is to him what he is to his companions. The Doctor isn’t the one lying here to try and make things better, #he isn’t the one hiding pain to console his friends, he isn’t the one sad and alone because he can’t talk about his past. #It’s River. #She’s his protector, #she’s The Doctor’s Doctor. And that’s why she’s a professor. A professor in archeology. #Because she can see what is from remnants of broken pieces #and the doctor is so broken that only an archeologist could know where to begin rebuilding
Part 2: Amy, River, and Clara aren’t remotely ‘the same character’. (Part 1)
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