Steven Moffat Appreciation
One of the most touching tributes to come out of the Doctor Who 50th special was the one to the fans through the character of Osgood. There, in the background of what was the most important negotiation in history, without anyone noticing, Osgood saved the world.
She could have easily sabotaged the Doctor’s plan by telling Kate to check her pockets, but instead of choosing to divide, Osgood chose to be kind. Becoming the bridge, the one who was willing to connect with what everyone had been so afraid of.
She had been neither cruel nor cowardly. And I think that’s why Steven wrote her in wearing the scarf. Because, really, anyone, anywhere, through kindness and courage, can be the Doctor. If that’s not the greatest tribute to the fandom, I don’t know what is.
#Also - for those of you who are not aware#Osgood is the daughter of Sgt. Tom Osgood who was a UNIT technical officer serving under Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart#Sgt. Osgood was called in to assist in the rescue of the Doctor & Jo Grant and with the Doctor’s help#he devised a way to get past the heat barrier surrounding them#successfully saving their lives#He later became a scientist advisor for UNIT - where his daughter followed in his footsteps.#Also like her father - Osgood’s first name wasn’t given on screen.
So I accidentally ran into this blind dude because I wasn’t paying attention. I ran into his cane and he goes “Oh god, I hit a pole.” So I said “Oh gosh, I’m sorry; I wasn’t paying attention” and he goes “THE POLE TALKS!” So I helped him cross 10th street because the crosswalk signal is stupid, and he goes “you have an adorable voice” and I’m just
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