And Bad Wolf? Total gyp this week. I feel like at this point Bad Wolf cannot be something bad. It has to be something beautiful, because all the ugly things are beautiful and all the seemingly normal things are ugly, on this show. Another chance at grace. What's the most beautiful thing a wolf could be? Maybe Nancy figures in? That seems a bit too Farscape, bringing in supporting characters at the last second. But then, that's the Dalek, basically, from the brink of extinction. So I think Bad Wolf will be...not even a warning, maybe. Something beautiful. If I wrote it, the light of the TARDIS would factor in, but that's just because I've been obsessed since "Father's Day" with the TARDIS as an angel, (aggelos, messenger, minister of grace), as a connection to the true God that is Everything, the infinity of timespace and everything that ever was or will be, in its complex wonder. How could she not be? All this giving and taking away of keys and such as a way of demonstrating love and intimacy. Love being the key that gets you inside. And after Blon, that seems to be how the show thinks, too. But it's such a random, late-introduced concept that I don't think it would seem realistic in the forty year historical aspect of the show. Deus Ex Machina as deus ex machina. Still, I can see the angel TARDIS sending out the Bad Wolf in some way, trying to translate reality into something that the Doctor would understand. I think I want the TARDIS to just be the Bad Wolf, Medium As Message-style. Imagine that much love. If the loud, crashing, bright scary thing that was coming to get you was God all along. And He was only coming to take you home.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A | 1099 USERS: B-
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