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** And if you pay attention during that scene, Davros actually gently touches the Doctor's hand. It's kind of sweet in a strange way.

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** And if you pay attention during that scene, Davros actually gently [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXfXW7XU0AArG0f.jpg touches the Doctor's hand. hand.]] It's kind of sweet in a strange way.

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*** Assuming the round things aren't actually the TARDIS, of course; it ''would'' make sense that the Doctor retires in his beloved home, after all.


*** Assuming the round things aren't actually the TARDIS, of course; it ''would'' make sense that the Doctor retires in his beloved home, after all.

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*** Assuming It's almost crass to point out the round things aren't actually same decoration in later appearances of the TARDIS, of course; it ''would'' make sense that the Doctor retires in his beloved home, after all.TARDIS control room with its factory default desktop.


* From the audios: "Changing history, Doctor Smythe?" Said with such great affection and after we thought he was poofed and AWWWWWWW.
** Pretty much any time the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn are traveling together, at least one awww moment is guaranteed. It's one of the many, many reasons why Big Finish audio plays are Made Of Win.
*** Also, any scene with both Evelyn and Rossiter in "Arrangements for War". A Cool Old Guy and a Cool Old Lady falling in love, and it's just perfect.
*** Its companion/sequel, ''Thicker Than Water'', continues the story and features Evelyn's final goodbye to Six.
** Another Six and Evelyn that this troper found especially heart-warming comes from '100 Days Of The Doctor', the final instalment of the '100' anthology, where Six tells Evelyn that "if I had met *you* out of all the pretty girls I would have remembered...". It just goes to show far that he has come since they first met, and how close they have become ever since...
* Edith's speech to Charley in "The Chimes of Midnight".
** The ending, when Edith realizes she is not nobody; she is somebody, and she matters. After four solid episodes of being alternately shat on by rich assholes and being repeatedly murdered, it's incredibly good to hear.
* Eight reuniting with Susan in "An Earthly Child". You can literally hear them hug, it's beautiful.
** Somewhat tangentially, in the one audio Fitz is in, "Fitz's Story", they do that audible-hugging thing twice in a twenty-five minute radio drama, once because they're splitting up to go face danger, and another time because they haven't seen each other in about eighteen hours. Either they care about each other very, very much, or they're just trying on purpose to break Two and Jamie's record for clinginess. Maybe it's both.
** Along the same vein, Eight's reunion with Lucie in ''Resurrection of Mars''. Given that they last parted under very nasty circumstances, it's all the more heartwarming.
--->'''Doctor''': I never thought I'd see you again.\\
'''Lucie''': I never ''wanted'' to see you again.\\
'''Doctor''': I know.\\
'''Lucie, rather fondly exasperated''': Oh, give us a hug, you.\\
'''*Cue ''perfectly timed interruption'' by an Ice Warrior*'''\\
'''Lucie''': [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Oi! Touching reunion going on here!]]
* Adric's parting words to Thomas Brewster in "The Boy That Time Forgot," not just because he's finally forgiven the Doctor for all the hell he's been put through, but because it's one of the only times that an old companion has gotten to give a new companion a Passing The Torch speech.
-->'''Adric:''' Goodbye, Thomas Brewster. Stay with the Doctor, won't you? If you don't belong anywhere, in any time, if you're an orphan, then the best thing to do is to stay with the Doctor!
* The end of ''The Gathering''. Five reunites with Tegan, years after their TV adventures. Initially she's prickly and bitter, but by the end, she's glomping the Doctor with a huge goodbye hug and kiss.
* The Eighth Doctor meeting the Brigadier in "Minuet in Hell".
-->'''The Doctor:''' By the way, Alistair, thank you.\\
'''The Brigadier:''' Er what for?\\
'''The Doctor:''' Looking after Charley, for a start. But also just for being here. I feel a lot safer now.

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* From the audios: "Changing history, Doctor Smythe?" Said with such great affection and after we thought he was poofed and AWWWWWWW.
** Pretty much any time the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn are traveling together, at least one awww moment is guaranteed. It's one of the many, many reasons why Big Finish audio plays are Made Of Win.
*** Also, any scene with both Evelyn and Rossiter in "Arrangements for War". A Cool Old Guy and a Cool Old Lady falling in love, and it's just perfect.
*** Its companion/sequel, ''Thicker Than Water'', continues the story and features Evelyn's final goodbye to Six.
** Another Six and Evelyn that this troper found especially heart-warming comes from '100 Days Of The Doctor', the final instalment of the '100' anthology, where Six tells Evelyn that "if I had met *you* out of all the pretty girls I would have remembered...". It just goes to show far that he has come since they first met, and how close they have become ever since...
* Edith's speech to Charley in "The Chimes of Midnight".
** The ending, when Edith realizes she is not nobody; she is somebody, and she matters. After four solid episodes of being alternately shat on by rich assholes and being repeatedly murdered, it's incredibly good to hear.
* Eight reuniting with Susan in "An Earthly Child". You can literally hear them hug, it's beautiful.
** Somewhat tangentially, in the one audio Fitz is in, "Fitz's Story", they do that audible-hugging thing twice in a twenty-five minute radio drama, once because they're splitting up to go face danger, and another time because they haven't seen each other in about eighteen hours. Either they care about each other very, very much, or they're just trying on purpose to break Two and Jamie's record for clinginess. Maybe it's both.
** Along the same vein, Eight's reunion with Lucie in ''Resurrection of Mars''. Given that they last parted under very nasty circumstances, it's all the more heartwarming.
--->'''Doctor''': I never thought I'd see you again.\\
'''Lucie''': I never ''wanted'' to see you again.\\
'''Doctor''': I know.\\
'''Lucie, rather fondly exasperated''': Oh, give us a hug, you.\\
'''*Cue ''perfectly timed interruption'' by an Ice Warrior*'''\\
'''Lucie''': [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Oi! Touching reunion going on here!]]
* Adric's parting words to Thomas Brewster in "The Boy That Time Forgot," not just because he's finally forgiven the Doctor for all the hell he's been put through, but because it's one of the only times that an old companion has gotten to give a new companion a Passing The Torch speech.
-->'''Adric:''' Goodbye, Thomas Brewster. Stay with the Doctor, won't you? If you don't belong anywhere, in any time, if you're an orphan, then the best thing to do is to stay with the Doctor!
* The end of ''The Gathering''. Five reunites with Tegan, years after their TV adventures. Initially she's prickly and bitter, but by the end, she's glomping the Doctor with a huge goodbye hug and kiss.
* The Eighth Doctor meeting the Brigadier in "Minuet in Hell".
-->'''The Doctor:''' By the way, Alistair, thank you.\\
'''The Brigadier:''' Er what for?\\
'''The Doctor:''' Looking after Charley, for a start. But also just for being here. I feel a lot safer now.
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** Even before Amy's memory of the Doctor is triggered, she's wearing a red necklace. Look closely. It's an apple.

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** More than that: He ''volunteered.'' Almost nothing could've gotten in. She was unconscious the whole time. He could've zapped ahead with the Doctor, and there's a 99% chance she would've been absolutely fine, and never even been lonely. But just on the off chance that something could've gotten in, he refuses to skip ahead, and volunteers to spend almost two millennia guarding her, '''just to be sure.''' Rory Pond makes every other boyfriend in history look bad.
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Even before Amy's memory of the Doctor is triggered, she's wearing a red necklace. Look closely. It's an apple.



*** This is the first genuinely, completely Happy Ending of the season finales -first series the Doctor regenerates, everyone on the station dies except Jack who now has to live forever after just being abandoned, second series he loses Rose to another dimension, third series he's the last of his kind again and Martha leaves him probably with a horrible case of Post Traumatic Stress, fourth season the fate of Donna. Specials? He gets told he's going to die, goes crazy, and finally regenerates. But now we have a wedding, a celebration, silly dancing, the Doctor saved via telling a story, and a death count into the minuses. Repeat, ''the minuses''-- [[EverybodyLives people survive this story who were already dead when it started]]. Only Steven Moffat could pull that off in a Doctor Who finale. Hats off to the man.

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*** This is the first genuinely, completely Happy Ending of the renewed season finales -first series the Doctor regenerates, everyone on the station dies except Jack who now has to live forever after just being abandoned, second series he loses Rose to another dimension, third series he's the last of his kind again and Martha leaves him probably with a horrible case of Post Traumatic Stress, fourth season the fate of Donna. Specials? He gets told he's going to die, goes crazy, and finally regenerates. But now we have a wedding, a celebration, silly dancing, the Doctor saved via telling a story, and a death count into the minuses. Repeat, ''the minuses''-- [[EverybodyLives people survive this story who were already dead when it started]]. Only Steven Moffat could pull that off in a Doctor Who finale. Hats off to the man.

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* When Clara walks in the TARDIS, pointing out her discovery of why the Doctor was so keen on investigating the "monster under the bed". ''He's afraid of the dark''..


* Despite hiding it under a facade of snark, it's clear that Missy is actually concerned watching the Doctor plummet to his death. She is clearly tense and wide-eyed as he falls, visibly relaxing once he summons the TARDIS, and not looking away once. She may try to kill him over and over again, but as multiple stories have shown, she's never actually wanted him dead.



*** The Doctor ''loathes the existence of '''literaly every soldier ever'''''. The Brigadier is the ''exception'' to this rule as he does ''not'' go for the Gun first. If there's no other option left, he ''will'' shoot the alien/bad guy/MonsterOfTheWeek, but this is the ''last'' resort. He'll use his brains and let the Doctor fix it.

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*** The Doctor ''loathes the existence of '''literaly every soldier ever'''''. The Brigadier is the ''exception'' to this rule as he does ''not'' go for the Gun gun first. If there's no other option left, he ''will'' shoot the alien/bad guy/MonsterOfTheWeek, but this is the ''last'' resort. He'll use his brains and let the Doctor fix it.



** Given that the Master said in ''The Five Doctors'' that "a Cosmos without the Doctor scarcely bares thinking about", apparently ''she'' considers him a friend too.

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** Given that the Master said in ''The Five Doctors'' that "a Cosmos cosmos without the Doctor scarcely bares thinking about", apparently ''she'' considers him a friend too.


* Another meta example: The real world reactions to what Bill Potts and the Twelfth Doctor go through in this one. As of the {{Cliffhanger}} she is the first Cyberman, trapped and crying, and the ForegoneConclusion of this two-parter has it that the Doctor is DyingAlone in a snowy wasteland, not even in his warm TARDIS. Many fans were brokenhearted by these revelations and in the week between this and "The Doctor Falls" were vocally hoping and even demanding justice and healing for these characters, lest a giant InternetBacklash be unleashed.

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* Another meta example: The real world reactions to what Bill Potts and the Twelfth Doctor go through in this one. As of the {{Cliffhanger}} she is the first Cyberman, trapped and crying, and the ForegoneConclusion of this two-parter has it that the Doctor is DyingAlone in a snowy wasteland, not even in his warm TARDIS. Many fans were brokenhearted by these revelations and in the week between this and "The Doctor Falls" were vocally hoping and even demanding justice and healing for these characters, lest a giant InternetBacklash be unleashed.
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* Jackie coming around from being distrustful of the Doctor to yelling at the TV when Harriet Jones tries to take all the credit.



* A subtle one, but the episode even manages to redeem a character who never (really) appeared. At the beginning, Jackie mentions to Rose that the person driving the car that hit Pete Tyler sped off after doing so, and no one figured out who he was. At the end, after time is fixed, it's revealed that in the altered course of events the driver this time stopped to try and help, and it turns out that he was just an inexperienced young man who (presumably) just panicked in the first time line.

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* A subtle one, but the episode even manages to redeem a character who never (really) appeared. At the beginning, Jackie mentions to Rose that the person driving the car that hit Pete Tyler sped off after doing so, and no one the police never figured out who he was. At the end, after time is fixed, it's revealed that in the altered course of events the driver this time stopped to try and help, and it turns out that he was just an inexperienced young man who (presumably) just panicked in the first time line.

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* Back in 1989, Michael Grade cancelled the show and ''many'' fans wanted him punished. So, ''The Queen of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'' did just that. Michael Grade is the ''only'' BBC controller to ''not'' be knighted. Revenge came to the fans ''because the Queen is a nerd.''


* The Tenth Doctor's "I believe in her" speech said straight to the Devil himself as he knocks the Impossible Planet from orbit.

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* The Tenth Doctor and Rose's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUu4quf6BpA brief but somewhat sweet conversation about what they'll do if they're not able to leave by TARDIS]].
-->'''Rose:''' ''[lightly]'' Well, it could be worse. This lot said they'd give us a lift.
-->'''The Doctor:''' And then what?
-->'''Rose:''' I dunno... find a planet... get a job... live a life, same as the rest of the universe.
-->'''The Doctor:''' Pfft... I'd have to settle down. In a house or something, a proper house with... with... with... with doors and things. Carpets! Me! Living in a house! ''[Rose laughs]'' Now that... that is terrifying.
-->'''Rose:''' ''[teasingly, sing-song]'' You'd have to get a mortgage.
-->'''The Doctor:''' ''[horrified]'' No.
-->'''Rose:''' Oh yes.
-->'''The Doctor:''' I am dying. That's it. I am dying, it is all over.
-->'''Rose:''' What about me? I'd have to get one too. I dunno, could... could be the same one, we could both...''[The Doctor looks at her. She catches his eye]'' I dunno... share. Or not, you know. Whatever. ''[The Doctor nods, clearly feeling slightly awkward]'' I dunno, we'll sort something out...
-->'''The Doctor:''' Anyway.
-->'''Rose:''' ''[laughs it off]'' We'll see! ''[They sit in silence for a few moments]''
-->'''The Doctor:''' I promised Jackie I'd always take you back home.
-->'''Rose:''' Everyone leaves home in the end.
-->'''The Doctor:''' Not to end up stuck here.
-->'''Rose:''' Yeah, but stuck with you? That's not so bad.
-->'''The Doctor:''' Yeah?
-->'''Rose:''' ''[sincerely]'' Yes.
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Doctor's "I believe in her" speech said straight to the Devil himself as he knocks the Impossible Planet from orbit.


** Not to mention his speech, about how everyone changes into a different person as they live, but that's OK, topped up with how he'll never forget his time as the Doctor. What makes it a little sweeter is that, before being cast, Matt Smith hadn't watched a single episode of the show. And now, here he is, proud of his time in the role, saying that he'll never forget it. He got to discover the show, and it'll stick with him for the rest of his life.

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** Not to mention his speech, about how everyone changes into a different person as they live, but that's OK, topped up with how he'll never forget his time as the Doctor. What makes it a little sweeter is that, before being cast, Matt Smith hadn't watched a single episode of the show. And now, here he is, proud of his time in the role, saying that he'll never forget it. He got to discover the show, and it'll stick with him for the rest of his life. And when he delivers a certain line, he does it [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall looking right into the camera]], to emphasize that the bittersweetness is felt by both actor and character.
-->'''Matt:''' I will always remember when the Doctor was me.

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* One of the Doctor's "cue cards" is an apology to Sarah Jane: "It's my fault. I should have known you didn't live in Aberdeen." Even though it was centuries ago in his timeline, even though she's undoubtedly forgiven him, he still feels bad. If any more proof is needed that this incarnation of the Doctor is still a NiceGuy despite his complete lack of social skills and grouchy nature, this is it.

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[[AC:[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E1DayOfTheDaleks Day of the Daleks]]]]
* The culmination of the Controller's HeelFaceTurn, by letting the Doctor and Jo escape, and his FacingTheBulletsOneLiner:
-->'''Dalek:''' YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!
-->'''Controller:''' "Who knows? I may have helped to exterminate you,"
* When the Doctor and Jo run up to the Brigadier, demand that he evacuate the conference, and later tell him to have his men fall back and let the Daleks into the house, the Brig barely hesitates at all to do what they ask with no explanation, even [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments shouting down Sir Reginald and demanding he leave the house]].


* When Graham knocks on the door, the TARDIS immediately opens up. Given the Doctor's extreme reluctance to bring the trio along with her, it's entirely possible the TARDIS herself let them in.

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* When Graham knocks on the door, the TARDIS immediately opens up. Given the Doctor's extreme reluctance to bring the trio along with her, it's entirely possible the TARDIS herself let them in.in, knowing that a lonely Doctor is a terrible thing.

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