- “From the moment they meet, the Doctor and Rose are soul mates. They understand and complement each other.” – Russell T Davies
- “What Rose brings to the Doctor’s life is completion. It’s completing a circle – he’s male, he’s alien, he’s a traveler. Between the two of them together they complement each other and discover each other. And are in love with each other – absolutely, unashamedly, unreservedly.” – Russell T Davies
- “It’s a love story…it’s like love at first sight, in a way.” – Christopher Eccleston
- “The Doctor is literally thrown into this bizarre new circumstance before he’s properly gotten himself together after saying farewell to Rose, who was the love of his life.” – David Tennant
- “I think Rose was unique in the sense that she loved him and he loved her back. And it was more than just a hint, it was deeply emotional.” – Freema Agyeman
- “The Doctor and Rose love each other. I think it’s that simple.” – Euros Lyn
- “She’s the one woman, the one human, that can make him better – that can make him a bigger character, a better man.” – Julie Gardner
- “From first holding the Doctor’s hand to a farewell on a beach, Rose is the Doctor’s reason to fight, to endure, to ensure there’s light in the darkness. Together they can achieve anything. As Episode 9 describes it, they are the stuff of legends.” – Julie Gardner
- “Obviously and quite overtly, really, the subtext of this show is that the Doctor is hopelessly in love with Rose.” – Steven Moffat
Yes, Anon, I quite agree. The Doctor never really loved Rose and all the people who wrote the show are clearly delusional.
Also, Rose was very much a pet - she always followed his every order (never wandered off ever), never questioned a bad decision (
No! Cause I won’t let you do this… It’s not the one pointing the gun at me!), and did absolutely nothing of import (like save the day and often Doctor’s life in Rose, Parting of the Ways, Tooth and Claw, Satan’s Pit, Fear Her, and Journey’s End). Just a pet the Doctor kept for entertainment value ( he probably taught her tricks and instead of treats, he gave her drugs).
Furthermore, you’re totally right. Rose Tyler is basic, static, one-dimensional even. It’s not like she’s:
And finally, look at his face after she kissed him:
Clearly, he’s disgusted. He’s saying “still got it” as in he still has the urge to throw up because ew roes kisses.
I’m so glad we’ve come to an agreement.