CAN WE JUST APPRECIATE ELEVEN’S EXPRESSION FOR A SECOND. ITS NOT LIKE HE HAS A FULL GRIN ON HIS FACE, BUT YOU CAN JUST SEE THE HAPPINESS IN HIS EYES. HE FINALLY HAS HOPE, HOPE THAT HE CAN FIND GALLIFREY. HOPE THAT HE CAN SEE HIS PEOPLE AGAIN. HOPE THAT HE CAN FINALLY GO HOME. A++ ACTING, MATT.
Wait, sorry no. I’m reblogging this again.
Because i’ve just watched the episode again and I realised that this is my Doctor. Not just Eleven, I always knew he was my Doctor. But for ages it’s felt like he hasn’t really been my Doctor, not since Manhattan. He changed and I get that it was all part of his development and I accept that.
But here he is again. Happy. Hopeful. He looks so much younger in this shot. This is the Doctor who fell out of a box and ate fish fingers and custard. This is the Doctor who was almost childlike in his newly regenerated body. This is the Doctor with a brand new TARDIS, a brand new screwdriver, a brand new companion.
This is the Doctor I love. This is my Doctor. And somehow seeing him like this again, even just one more time, makes me think i’m going to be alright when he goes.