That was bloody brilliant, that was! About time too… Doctor Who didn’t have an episode of this magnificence in a good while. But Listen was everything we could hope for and more. After a weak 7th season, the 8th is looking promising.
Listen was not only a great story, that we all can relate to, it also moved forward without compromising what was previously established. I am so glad that Clara is being such a great character this season, and her talk to the Doctor in the barn was heartwarming – her whole performance was great.
And can we have a rom-com spin-off of Clara and Danny trying to go on dates? Because that was hilarious. And hey, you know that it turns out ok… time-travelling… it runs in the family! 😀
“Listen. This is just a dream. But very clever people can hear dreams. So please just listen. I know you’re afraid, but being afraid is all right. Because didn’t anybody ever tell you, fear is a superpower? Fear can make you faster, and cleverer and stronger. And one day, you’re going to come back to this barn and on that day you are going to be very afraid indeed. But that’s OK. Because if you’re very wise and very strong, fear doesn’t have to make you cruel or cowardly, fear can you make you kind. It doesn’t matter if there’s nothing under the bed or in the dark so long as you know it’s OK to be afraid of it. So listen. If you listen to nothing else listen to this. You’re always going to be afraid, even if you learn to hide it. Fear is like a companion. A constant companion always there. But that’s ok, as fear can bring is together. Fear can be bring you home. I’m going to leave you something just so you’ll always remember. Fear makes companions of us all.”