[CLIMBS ONTO ROOFTOP AND SCREAMS] DOCTOR WHO TOMORROW
[MOFFAT THROWS YOU OFF]
[SHERLOCK IS WITH YOU ON THE GROUND]
[SO ARE THE PONDS]
Martin Freeman basically just plays “slightly annoyed guy who gets dragged into adventure” over and over in different genres
#I really want to take a second to praise David for his acting here #because all you need to do is look at his face and you can see that everything is absolutely horribly wrong #and the most terrible part is how subtle it is #he doesn’t look outright panicked or distraught #he looks passive #and that’s the worst expression the doctor can have #because at least when there’s fear or desperation you know he doesn’t want to give up #you know he’s going to fight and he’s going to keep trying #but this is resignation #pure resignation #he realizes exactly what’s happened and what has to happen and how much it is going to tear him apart #and that face says there is no other option #all he can do is let it happen #it burns him alive but he can’t show it #he knows he can’t because it’s going to be hard enough for her #and he needs to be strong here #he needs to shut down and be as cold and detached as he can get #because it’s better than letting the pain in #it’s better than showing her exactly how much this is going to kill him #because that will only make it worse #that face says more in its subtleties than it ever could in outright expression #bravo David #truly
Do you all remember that other time his face was completely blank?
YOU EVIL SON OF A BITCH