It's occurred to me that River Song may not be a future love interest/wife. There are a few other relationships that could make the Doctor reveal his name. One would be to his child. I think there is a small possibility that River Song is actually an aged Genny. Even the different look could be attributed to Genny being the Doctor's Daughter.
But who calls their dad "sweetie"?
Or call him "pretty boy" straight after telling someone else she doesn't fancy them?
Good theory, JosetteDupres
, and makes sense, but I have to agree with ginn
Why? Their final scene:
- "Spoilers!" (a wink & a nod)
Just too pervy to be his daughter and not a lover, I think.
I definitely get the impression from her that it'd be mutual - she's no young Rose dreaming of a mortgage and certainty with this flightiest of men. That's one of the few reasons I could believe of what I've seen of her so far that she and the Doctor would wanna do a big lover thang together. Nice to see a woman like that (until the Earth!Mother transformation), I know so many women like that IRL, not so many on telly.
, as this is one of the reasons I liked her -- we see so few female characters with this trait, that don't go over the top or descend into stereotypes. Yes, the first ep. annoyed with the really sexist (and grating) "I don't fancy you" and "Pretty boy" lines; however, though I love this series, and realize that we're dealing in non-reality, it's nice to have a grownup, sexually-aware, holding-her-own, woman-over-40 around, who is not necessarily a mum, or is protecting Rose (or Donna), or is evil, has a career, and does her own thing (and saves the situation a few times with her own square gun/ sonic/ whatever.) And clearly chooses to meet the Doc, now and again, for some fun & happy times. Bravo!
And to fluster the Doc? Not such a bad thing. Loved the Doc and Rose, but very cool to see the all-knowing shoe on the other foot for a change, though at times she's a bit heavy-handed with the smugness. For me the final scene, between the choosing-to-die-for-4022-other-lives, and reassuring him it would be okay, all in 1 1/2 minutes, redeemed River. THAT is where I think (ironically) Kingston and Tennent showed the most chemistry...well, that and the name revelation scene, but I'll give that one mostly to DT's acting/facial skills. Some really good work from both. (I must admit, in the interest of full disclosure...at the end? Tears? Yup.) Plus, loved her dry, throwaway line, "What? I don't get a career?"
I like kids, but HATED that from what we saw, she was made into an EarthMother, though as a character she seemed fine with her "life/death changes." (One wonders for how long... Make peace when confronted by the inevitable...?)
What gives, Moffat? And what is it with many male writers?
She gets to be a Mom to three kids in "heaven?" Interesting. Gee. Wow. That's it?
And perhaps that's her evolution? Mom/Madonna-complex, anyone?
Let's hope, if she really does get to experience fiction (or biographies), she gets to "experience" some of the fun guys, in all the interesting books, in The Library! (Like Casanova? -- heh)
Edited by ExJetCityWoman, Jun 25, 2008 @ 8:10 PM.