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A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

E is for “just this once Everybody lives”

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“just this once Everybody lives” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

This is one of lines delivered by “my” Doctor – you know what I’m talking about when I mention that phrase. Everybody has “their” Doctor, whether it’s classic Who or “new” Who, everyone has that Doctor that reeled them in.

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Remember me! Forget about Tennant for just a sec!

Personally, Nine (or the ninth incarnation) was that Doctor for me. He’s the one that introduced me to all of time and space – to the Tardis, to his companions, to his sonic screwdriver.

I never forget about Nine when I re-watch Doctor Who, even though so many marathons on television forego the ninth incarnation.

This line is from another two-part story, concluding the narrative in the episode “The Doctor Dances.” The preceding episode entitled “The Empty Child” will be showcased in a later post with another quote from Doctor Who, but we’re still going to gush about how awesome this story is.

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I adore you John Barrowman.

Not only do we see the Doctor dance, we meet the incorrigible Captain Jack Harkness in this lovely two-part storyline.

He’s a devilish rogue who sweeps Rose right off her feet, but she was falling so not much effort needed on his part.

He’s a time traveller from the 51st century, and though his charms work immediately on Rose, Jack is nothing more than a con man until he meets the Doctor.

To be honest, the real reason I started watching Doctor Who was to learn the backstory behind Captain Jack Harkness so that I could fully appreciate him on Torchwood. But that strange little reason brought me into a fandom that I love and that I continue to enjoy to this day!

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Shall we dance?

The sheer joy on the Doctor’s face when he delivers this line is another great reason why I love this earlier story in the “new” Who.

Not everyone lives, the Doctor sacrificed his entire race to stop the Last Great Time War (he believed that he did… spoilers) and it left him changed forever.

But for this particular story, the Doctor can witness everyone returned to normal – surviving and living. And he danced!

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