Martha Jones, Why Are You So Difficult?
I want to like Martha Jones. I really do. Because nothing is more irritating than trying to watch Doctor Who with a companion you dislike. It takes all the fun out of it. So making peace is better, in a sense.
Maybe it’s too early in the season to judge, but it’s been 5 episodes and I’m not warming up to her. Yes, I had Rose feels in Doomsday, and 10 crying made me whimper like a baby, so could be remnants of that?
I go through Tumblr and it’s about a 70-30 ratio of MJ fans to… Non-MJ ones. And people just won’t shut up about her “BAMF-ness”, so does some epic shit happen in accordance to her character? Because so far it’s been a bit of a bland season overall…
I do appreciate her intelligence, just not the constant reiteration of her “unreciprocated love” with a man she’s known for all of what, a week? He is going through his own recovery, after all.
Oh, there just aren’t enough hours in the night for DW.
She’s supposed to be difficult.
Because she’s written as his healer.
Healing wounds like that isn’t easy.
So she’s going to push his buttons to get him to open up and get over losing Rose.
Unfortunately, in the process of his healing, Martha Jones receives scars by his hand.
Look closely at how he treats her. How callous he is. How he flippantly ignores her fear of being kidnapped by slavers. How he literally calls her an idiot just one episode after she gives her last breath to save his life.
Add in the fact that she’s been the one who has had to hold it together (her family breaking up since her dad left her mother for another woman).
She wanted to escape, and here comes this man offering the sun, the moon and the stars.
And slowly but surely he’s treating her like she’s nothing, making her second guess her own capabilities.
She’s fighting her own insecurities while being with him. Because in the back of her mind, she’s thinking “Will I be good enough, or will he just dump me on this next trip?”
Too many people forget that Martha has feelings too.
LULZ @ black women having feelings…