drakyndra replied to your post: Kill The Moon, spoiler-free edition
So how about that scene where three women debated the fate of humanity? I also appreciate that I can sympathise with both Clara and the Doctor: I feel it was right of him to let humanity decide, but he went about it the most dickish way possible.
Yeah, same here. Clara’s point about ‘training wheels’ made me think, what he essentially metaphorically did was remove the training wheels from her bike and then push her down a hill. Sure, it’s gonna teach her to ride, but what a dickish thing to do.
How exactly does she need to learn to ride, anyway? (Asking the Doctor, not you.) Like, was talking the Doctor out of using the Moment not enough? What about how she supported him through all his own moral dilemmas a few episodes ago?
I mean, the Doctor left Susan in a post-apocalyptic wasteland because he thought it was time she left the nest — from that angle you can see how he would think he was showing Clara respect by giving her the chance to make the big decision he usually makes. But the meta-decision was unilaterally his, and she was right to call him on how bullshit his reasoning was.