The first and last lines..
Steven Moffat Appreciation
One of the most touching tributes to come out of the Doctor Who 50th special was the one to the fans through the character of Osgood. There, in the background of what was the most important negotiation in history, without anyone noticing, Osgood saved the world.
She could have easily sabotaged the Doctor’s plan by telling Kate to check her pockets, but instead of choosing to divide, Osgood chose to be kind. Becoming the bridge, the one who was willing to connect with what everyone had been so afraid of.
She had been neither cruel nor cowardly. And I think that’s why Steven wrote her in wearing the scarf. Because, really, anyone, anywhere, through kindness and courage, can be the Doctor. If that’s not the greatest tribute to the fandom, I don’t know what is.
Just this once, everybody lives!
#THERE’S A STRANGE FAIRY TALE QUALITY TO MOFFAT’S WRITING #THE MAD MAN FALLS INTO A GIRL’S GARDEN AND THEN DISAPPEARS #THE GIRLS GROWS UP WAITING FOR HIM AND HE COMES BACK WITH THE WHOLE UNIVERSE HIDDEN IN HIS HANDS #A SHY BOY GROWS INTO A KNIGHT AND A WARRIOR BUT HE NEVER ONCE FORGETS TO CARE ABOUT PEOPLE AND TEND TO THEM #A GIRL IS TAKEN AWAY FROM HER PARENTS AND MADE INTO A MONSTER #BUT SHE OVERCOMES ALL OF THIS AND MANAGES TO FIND HAPPINESS IN HER LIFE AND MAKE IT HER OWN #A MAD SAD MAN AFTER CENTURIES OF LIVING WITH BURDEN ON HIS SHOULDER FINDS OUT THE TRUTH #AND HE’S FINALLY ABLE TO FORGIVE HIMSELF AND HEAL PROPERLY #AND HE CAN FINALLY START DREAMING AND HOPING AGAIN #AND SOMETIMES - JUST SOMETIMES- EVERYBODY LIVES #PRESERVED IN MEMORIES AND STORIES #THE STORIES AREN’T ALWAYS PRETTY OR NICE AND THEY HAVE A LOT OF SADNESS IN THEM #BUT THEY’RE ALWAYS ABOUT LOVE - ONE WAY OR ANOTHER [x]