AHHHHHH TEN BABY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH
More rationally, I am still of the opinion the script for this thing is most likely going to suck. But there are some things that Steven Moffat's writing cannot take from me, and set photos like this are one of them, so I am going to revel in it. Gimme a couple nice ones of Billie to work with too, ty. (If you were wondering, other things on the list: Murray Gold music and press rounds. People I love complimenting each other! While I vomit rainbows!)
In slightly different news, is anyone on this side of the internet watching Broadchurch? Frances accused me of liking it merely because David Tennant is in it, but let me tell you, I have watched many a thing because David Tennant is in it, and that is really not a guarantee of my praise. Also, Broadchurch is by Chibnall, so admitting I am loving it means admitting Chris Chibnall wrote something good, and I think you can all appreciate what an effort that is for me.
But it is good! I got super into it! It's a nice balance of decent drama and total hilarity (unintentional most of the time) that keeps me entertained through every episode, which is basically all I want from TV. I really love Ellie, feel quite awful for Beth, and for once I am actually super fond of David Tennant's character, even if (naturally) I express that fondness with sheer unadulterated mockery.
Anyway consider this long endorsement my way of saying that if you were considering watching it but unsure, go for it. And if you are watching, come talk to me. Theories! Thoughts! etc!
IT WAS TOTALLY ELLIE'S HUSBAND, WHICH IS TERRIBLE BECAUSE I LOVE ELLIE. For like the past seven weeks people on Tumblr have been mixing up Ellie's husband (Joe?) and Nige, because they are both bald, and I found it hilarious that no one could tell bald guys apart, but now in the biggest plot twist of all I think Tumblr's incompetence might actually be a clue? Susan thinks she saw Nige because from the distance she saw some tall skinny bald white guy, and she'd be thinking of Nige already anyway -- but that describes Joe too. And if they're similar builds they probably have the same shoe size anyway. Also all the stuff about Susan’s ex, and Ellie being all “how could you not know?” is anvil-sized hints. If we assume Paul is telling the truth when he says he told the parents about the Danny/Tom fight,it might be that he spoke to Joe who never passed on the message to Ellie. (Or she could be lying. She didn’t seem like she was lying but she did say to Susan she’d do whatever to protect her son, so…)
I saw some people saying other things like — if it was Ellie’s husband that she and Hardy were chasing that one night, it might make sense that she got a phone call conveniently; he’d know her number and could use it to locate/distract her. And the texts Tom deletes, some of them are from “Mom” just around the time Danny was killed — so maybe Joe was using her phone.
Anyway if this is all true EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE because Ellie is so lovely and now she will be even sadder than Alec Hardy.
...who is, like, comically miserable, btw. Every time they demonstrate his utter lack of understanding human society I just die laughing. "Do you want to ...relax.... with me....", "I have no idea what to bring to a dinner party so I bought everything in the convenience store", "here's 5 quid go buy a round", et cetera. Dude, who ARE you? Some friends and I were playing "guess the tragic backstory" the whole time and then what they delivered is more hilarious than anything we could've imagined lmao. Of course this miserable sod is actually not guilty of anything at all beyond an unreasonable desire to martyr himself, of course. Ugh it's so funny. Somewhere under all the hilarity I do feel bad for him and just want to, like, sit him down and feed him some heart healthy soup, but there's a lot of hilarity on top, which is my favourite combination. Too bad he's totally going to die on Monday.