goodbye my love
Aaaactually, that little boy actually just marked him for death. This guy, Ray McKinley was found dead in his hotel room like 12 hours after this was shot.
AAAAAAAACTUALLY, the boy is really Ray McKinley from the past—the older Ray McKinley is a time traveling documentarian, who went back 20 years to research his home town.
What’s not shown is the moment when the entropic cascade event kicks in from the interaction of the two identical bio-electric Casimir fields after he touches his future self, the result of which wipes Ray McKinley’s entire existence from all of history.
That we have this footage is merely due a temporal paradox of unknown origins.
I don’t want to go.
THIS WAS THE MOMENT THAT I GOT STABBED IN THE FEELS.
No! You’re getting sad for no reason! This is Moffat taking the sting out of a line that was RTD basically transposing his own leaving the show sadness onto the character; a line that pulled the character away from being a single, continuous guy with different life-phases, and towards one who cries whenever he ‘dies’. This scene basically turned his final words into something he says when he’s bummed or freaking out, as opposed to an epic, tragic death rattle. Suddenly, I can watch his regen sequence without feeling sad anymore. I love it.
Thiiiis was one of the main things I hated about the (otherwise actually pretty dang good) super 50 show.
It’s a classic Moffat move - do something that’s supposed to be emotionally affecting and castrate it so that it’s just kinda “I can recognise a character” who-caresy. Like… now you can watch the regen sequence without tears because Moffat turned it into a catchphrase. I don’t think that’s a good thing.