Prime 10: The Doctor cut off the connection himself when he said “Rose Tyler I” because he was about to tell Rose what she wanted to hear and then remembered what Charley once told him about never saying it if you don’t mean it.Spannerintheworks wrote: ↑Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:29 pmRe: "Doctor not loving Rose" -
Ooh yeah. Totally on board with that for Prime and Metacrisis Doctor. The latter just didn't want to be alone, and had fewer options (ESPECIALLY if you discount deleted scenes).
Throughout Series 2, 10 ranges from avoiding discussing or committing to any lasting Rose-feelings to binning her in favor of Madame Du Pompadour. Doesn't help that Rose is written and played in a way that I can at best describe as "unflattering to women" and at worst as "clingy bordering on psychotic". 10 clearly likes her, but handles her like a friend you constantly have to remind is in the friendzone. ("Let's travel with your BOYFRIEND! Y'know, your actual boyfriend.")
The 10th Doctor audios treat her (and Jackie!) far better.
Meta 10: He just thought he was supposed to love her because of all the human bits. Really he’s just not that into her and is bezzie mates with Jacks instead.