History TearJerker / DoctorWho

30th Apr '16 8:13:23 PM Scorntex
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* A brief moment from "The Empty Child", when the Child tries to get into the house, and the Doctor, not yet knowing what the deal is, thinks he just wants to be with the other kids.
-->'''The Doctor:''' It's lonely being the only kid left outside.
-->'''Nancy:''' And I suppose you'd know!
-->'''The Doctor:''' Yes, I would.



* The ending to "The Doctor Dances doubles as a Tearjerker and a Moment of Heartwarming. How desperately The Doctor wants just one day where nobody has to die.

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* The ending to "The Doctor Dances Dances" doubles as a Tearjerker and a Moment of Heartwarming. How desperately The Doctor wants just one day where nobody has to die.
27th Apr '16 7:05:38 PM skidoo23
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* Jenna Coleman's departure was emotional for fans and for the actors. Reportedly, her final scenes shot with Capaldi (which were actually the character's final scenes with the Doctor) were difficult to shoot because Coleman kept breaking down. Video from the final session shows Capaldi and Coleman hugging each other. Of course this wasn't the end of their working relationship as they continued to make promotional appearances together to promote the new season well into the fall, however their final appearances often became lovefests between the two. Examples include the San Diego Comic Con panel in July 2016 (a month before she filmed her final episode and two months before her departure was announced) in which Jenna proclaimed "I love Peter Capaldi" and received a kiss on the cheek, and the Doctor Who Festival in November when not only did Capaldi gift her with a huge bouquet "for being Jenna", but when an audience member asked the panel what companion they'd like to have back, Capaldi and Moffat replied, in unison and without hesitation, "Clara," causing Coleman to be overwhelmed for a moment.

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* Jenna Coleman's departure was emotional for fans and for the actors. Reportedly, her final scenes shot with Capaldi (which were actually the character's final scenes with the Doctor) were difficult to shoot because Coleman kept breaking down.weeping. Video from the final session shows Capaldi and Coleman hugging each other. Of course this wasn't the end of their working relationship as they continued to make promotional appearances together to promote the new season well into the fall, however their final appearances often became lovefests between the two. Examples include the San Diego Comic Con panel in July 2016 (a month before she filmed her final episode and two months before her departure was announced) in which Jenna proclaimed "I love Peter Capaldi" and received a kiss on the cheek, and the Doctor Who Festival in November when not only did Capaldi gift her with a huge bouquet "for being Jenna", but when an audience member asked the panel what companion they'd like to have back, Capaldi and Moffat replied, in unison and without hesitation, "Clara," causing Coleman to be overwhelmed for a moment.
** In the months after her departure, and prior to the announcement of new companion Pearl Mackie in April 2016, Capaldi took every opportunity to heap glowing praise upon his former co-star, most notably comparing her with Creator/AudreyHepburn. Even more touching is that, at least as of spring 2016, the two remain in touch, with Coleman even posting a photo she'd taken of Capaldi to her Instagram in the spring of 2016.
27th Apr '16 7:01:52 PM skidoo23
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* Tom Baker's and Lalla Ward''s ill-fated romance. Their 16 month long marriage ended in divorce, and by all accounts they have never seen each other since. Especially when other past companions Elisabeth Sladen, Louise Jameson, John Leeson, and Mary Tamm still get on with Tom very well, Lalla and Tom can't even bear to record DVD commentaries together.
** Possibly rectified now, as it was announced in late 2013 that the two had agreed to come back and record new editions of Big Finish Audio together.
* Colin Baker's never-ending enthusiasm for the show, despite all he had to put up with. When he finally got to play the role of his dreams, most of his own suggestions for the role were trashed (despite many of them being quite good), most of the stories were badly written and considered to be overly violent, and the show was placed on hiatus for 18 months. When a new season was finally produced, [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Michael Grade]] (who happened to be shagging Colin's wife at the time), pinned the blame for the show's troubles on Colin, even though ''none of them were his fault'', and had him sacked from the role. Even after all that, Colin remains enthusiastic about his time as the Doctor, still finds it in his heart to appear at conventions, and is said to be [[NiceGuy 'the nicest actor to play the Doctor'.]]

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* Tom Baker's and Lalla Ward''s ill-fated romance. Their 16 month long marriage ended in divorce, divorce and by all accounts they have never seen each other since. the two didn't work together for many years after. Especially when other past companions Elisabeth Sladen, Louise Jameson, John Leeson, and Mary Tamm still get on with Tom very well, Lalla and Tom can't even bear to record DVD commentaries together.
** Possibly rectified now, as it was announced in late 2013 that the two had agreed to come back and record new editions of
together. However, Big Finish Audio together.
Productions finally got them to reunite in the recording studio for a series of audio dramas in 2015-16.
* Colin Baker's never-ending enthusiasm for the show, despite all he had to put up with. When he finally got to play the role of his dreams, most of his own suggestions for the role were trashed (despite many of them being quite good), most of the stories were badly written and considered to be overly violent, and the show was placed on hiatus for 18 months. When a new season was finally produced, [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Michael Grade]] (who happened to be shagging Colin's wife at the time), pinned the blame for the show's troubles on Colin, even though ''none of them were his fault'', and had him sacked from the role. Even after all that, Colin remains enthusiastic about his time as the Doctor, still finds it in his heart to appear at conventions, and is said to be [[NiceGuy 'the nicest actor to play the Doctor'.]]


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* Jenna Coleman's departure was emotional for fans and for the actors. Reportedly, her final scenes shot with Capaldi (which were actually the character's final scenes with the Doctor) were difficult to shoot because Coleman kept breaking down. Video from the final session shows Capaldi and Coleman hugging each other. Of course this wasn't the end of their working relationship as they continued to make promotional appearances together to promote the new season well into the fall, however their final appearances often became lovefests between the two. Examples include the San Diego Comic Con panel in July 2016 (a month before she filmed her final episode and two months before her departure was announced) in which Jenna proclaimed "I love Peter Capaldi" and received a kiss on the cheek, and the Doctor Who Festival in November when not only did Capaldi gift her with a huge bouquet "for being Jenna", but when an audience member asked the panel what companion they'd like to have back, Capaldi and Moffat replied, in unison and without hesitation, "Clara," causing Coleman to be overwhelmed for a moment.
27th Apr '16 6:53:37 PM skidoo23
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** The Doctor's tearful admission to Clara about how much he will miss her when she's gone, to the point where he expects to hurt so much that he "won't be able to breathe" which is likely the closest he ever came to truly expressing his feelings for her.



** The look on the Doctor's face at the very end.

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** The look on the Doctor's face at the very end.end after receiving an affectionate hug from Clara.



** The roughly eight-minute-long farewell scene between the Doctor and Clara counts as this in toto. Fans and critics have particularly noted moments such as the Doctor's childlike "What about me?" when Clara says no one is to be hurt after she dies; the hug when Clara stops the Doctor from expressing his feelings for her, admitting she knows what he was about to say; "Don't run - stay with me"; and the Doctor kissing Clara's hand and looking at her with immense sadness before she pulls away.

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** The roughly eight-minute-long farewell scene between the Doctor and Clara counts as this in toto. Fans and critics have particularly noted moments such as the Doctor's childlike "What about me?" when Clara says no one is to be hurt after she dies; the hug when Clara stops the Doctor from expressing his feelings for her, admitting she knows what he was about to say; "Don't run - stay with me"; and the Doctor kissing Clara's hand and looking at her with immense sadness before she pulls away. Ramped UpToEleven by the fact the two play out all FiveStagesOfGrief.



** Keep in mind that the Doctor's above actions in this episode are all in the wake of his being, effectively, DrivenToMadness. Unable to handle his grief and let go of Clara, thanks in part to what he undergoes in "Heaven Sent", he's just not in his right mind. In part because the crisis he creates is so potentially catastrophic, he gets NoSympathy over what he went through from anyone aside from Clara and, to a much lesser extent, Ashildr. But in the end, Clara gets through to his best self, and he makes the right choice for the good of everyone. But in order to do so and thus atone, he winds up ''losing'' the most in this story aside from the poor General; he's alone in that TARDIS at the end, with no new companion, no one offering compassion or forgiveness to the man who so freely gives it to others. Talk about BeingGoodSucks. '''Twelve. Can't. Win.''' (Until the ChristmasEpisode, that is. ''Then...'')

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** Keep in mind that the Doctor's above actions in this episode are all in the wake of his being, effectively, DrivenToMadness. Unable to handle his grief and let go of Clara, thanks in part to what he undergoes in "Heaven Sent", he's just not in his right mind. In part because the crisis he creates is so potentially catastrophic, he gets NoSympathy over what he went through from anyone aside from Clara and, to a much lesser extent, Ashildr. But in the end, Clara gets through to his best self, and he makes the right choice for the good of everyone. But in order to do so and thus atone, he winds up ''losing'' the most in this story aside from the poor General; General (and even the General appears to at least appreciate not being saddled with a male body anymore); he's alone in that TARDIS at the end, with no new companion, no one offering compassion or forgiveness to the man who so freely gives it to others. Talk about BeingGoodSucks. '''Twelve. Can't. Win.''' (Until the ChristmasEpisode, that is. ''Then...'')



*** This is amplified when taken in context with the preceding episodes. The entirety of Series 9 spun around the Doctor's deep love for Clara Oswald. When River says she doesn't believe the Doctor is capable of loving anyone, we know this not to be true because we've just seen it, and therefore the Doctor's reaction is even sadder.



** The realization that the Doctor is still wearing the velvet jacket that ''Clara'' gave him at the end of "Hell Bent". Her influence still endures.



** Clara, who dies ''on screen'': the first non-robotic companion to do so permanently since ''Sara Kingdom''.

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** Clara, who dies ''on screen'': the first non-robotic companion to do so permanently since ''Sara Kingdom''.Adric. Emphasized by the fact "Heaven Sent" features a Doctor experiencing the same raw emotion of having just lost her over and over for ''billions'' of years.


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** Rose's first departure in "Doomsday" remains one of the most emotionally wrought scenes in franchise history, rivalled only by the death of Clara.


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** All of the above was written prior to the Twelfth Doctor's arrival, in which he states he is more than 2,000 years old. And, as of "Hell Bent", his actual age is likely now more than 4.5 billion, rendering such considerations moot.


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** Gold's leitmotif for Clara is guaranteed to do this, ''especially'' after it becomes part of the in-universe canon in "Hell Bent" and we learn that it was composed by the Doctor as an attempt to remember some aspect of Clara.
15th Apr '16 9:28:17 PM skidoo23
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** The Doctor admitting that he thought of himself as Clara's boyfriend, and that he thought of that as a mistake. Made sadder in retrospect as subsequent episodes reveal that the Doctor's feelings for her have not actually changed, but now that he has changed appearance and personas (including taking on an aversion to hugging, something the Eleventh Doctor did habitually with Clara), he felt she wouldn't be interested in him anymore. The one steps over into TruthInTelevision as ageism and the frowning upon of MayDecemberRomance is very real.



*** Clara admitting that he, along with Danny, was the only other person she would have considered marrying. This is double-barrelled because not only is it sad in the context of Clara, but it is also a MeaningfulEcho of a similar sentiment made by Sarah Jane Smith regarding the Doctor, invoking memories of the late, much-loved Elisabeth Sladen.



** Clara slapping the Doctor when he is accidentally insensitive about Danny's death, due to mutual lies that made the Doctor think he survived as he planned, and Clara believe the Doctor was headed back to Gallifrey.

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** Clara slapping the Doctor when he is accidentally insensitive about Danny's death, due to mutual lies that made the Doctor think he survived as he planned, and Clara believe the Doctor was headed back to Gallifrey. And then, moments later, when the two realize they'd lied to each other and their separation was unnecessary.


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** The look on the Doctor's face at the very end.
15th Apr '16 9:15:33 PM skidoo23
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** The old man saying goodbye to his wife just before his death.
** The roughly eight-minute-long farewell scene between the Doctor and Clara counts as this in toto. Fans and critics have particularly noted moments such as the Doctor's childlike "What about me?" when Clara says no one is to be hurt after she dies; the hug when Clara stops the Doctor from expressing his feelings for her, admitting she knows what he was about to say; "Don't run - stay with me"; and the Doctor kissing Clara's hand and looking at her with immense sadness before she pulls away.



** The Doctor furiously telling Ashildr to never cross paths with him ever again, considering ''she'' caused Clara's demise. The look on her face...

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** The Doctor furiously telling Ashildr to never cross paths with him ever again, again in a low-pitched monotone, considering ''she'' caused Clara's demise. The look on her face...



** Clara learning the Doctor went through hell for 4.5 billion years -- all for her.
** The invoking of Clara's {{leitmotif}} when, in a fourth-wall-leaning moment, we are forced to give them privacy as Clara tells the Doctor something very important in the Cloisters. (And the later revelation that this is foreshadowing the end of the episode where the melody is revealed to be the Doctor's subconscious interpretation of what she told him.)



** Before arriving at the end of the universe, the Doctor begins to despair of being able to bring Clara fully back to life, to the point where he invokes the Time Lord Victorious, which is simultaneously a tear jerker ... and terrifying.



*** Even more tragic when you realize that this includes his memories of his time with her ''as Eleven'' also. Poor Eleven's parting promise not to forget "one line" of his tenure as the Doctor is ''broken''.

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*** Even more tragic when you realize that this includes his memories of his time with her ''as Eleven'' also. Poor Although he does remember their adventures, Eleven's parting promise not to forget "one line" of his tenure as the Doctor is ''broken''.''broken''.
*** Clara's reaction to the Doctor's "If I met her again, I would absolutely ''know''."
8th Apr '16 8:47:15 PM MrTitanic46
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*** That wasn't RTD's line. David Tennant ''improvised'' that line.
4th Apr '16 9:21:01 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* "The Husbands of River Song" ends with Twelve taking River to the Singing Towers of Darrillium. We all know what that means...

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* "The Husbands of River Song" Song"
** The episode
ends with Twelve taking River to the Singing Towers of Darrillium. We all know what that means...
3rd Apr '16 3:43:20 PM GrammarNavi
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* Remember the Seventh Doctor's final speech at the end of 'Survival'? When the cast and crew were all aware that this may be the last we see of ''Doctor Who?'' Sylvester McCoy recorded it on ''the show's 26th anniversary''.

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* Remember the Seventh Doctor's final speech at the end of 'Survival'? When the cast and crew were all aware that this may be the last we see of ''Doctor Who?'' Sylvester McCoy [=McCoy=] recorded it on ''the show's 26th anniversary''.
20th Mar '16 3:46:54 PM Izzie
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** How the little boy became a monster in the first place is a tear jerker - the nanogenes had never come across a person before, so they were just trying to do what they'd been programmed to do and save him, but they didn't have any kind of human template to work with.
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