Gwen: (after Geoff is voted off) Are you guys all crazy?! Geoff is the nicest guy in the world!
Duncan: Yeah! Bingo, sister!
Owen: As if Heather could defeat "nice".
Heather: The power of "nice" is huge! And we're not worried about you in that department, Gwen.
Geoff: No sweat, Gwen. Ciao dudes!
Somebody told me,
"Don't wear your heart on your sleeve,
because one day,
they all will leave."
What really matters is inside,
no one ever gives it to the nice guy,
the nice guy.
— Starflyer 59, "Nice Guy"
"In one particular the novels of the White Neck-cloth School are meritoriously realistic-Ėtheir favourite hero, the Evangelical young curate is always rather an insipid personage."
"As Iíve said before, every Doctor is in part a reaction against his predecessor. And so Davisonís Doctor is defined first and foremost by his comparative lack of dominating presence. One is tempted — doubly so because this story is overtly an Agatha Christie story - to cite Raymond Chandlerís description of the detective in The Simple Art of Murder, specifically the bit about 'But down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean...' That is very much where Davisonís Doctor is pitched. He is not a world-saving hero so much as a good man in a not very good universe who nevertheless loves the universe and wants to explore it."