the bad wolf arc for thecurseofatimelord
You wanna know why the Bad Wolf Arc was so amazing? All throughout season one, we heard these words. Bad Wolf. They followed us through almost every episode of Doctor Who except the first one. Which was a huge hint as to who the Bad Wolf turned out to be. That ever since Rose started travelling with Nine, the words Bad Wolf started to pop up everywhere.
Now let’s break it down. What made it so flawless was the fact that this big over-arcing plot line didn’t take away anything from the episodes themselves. It was either a throwaway line or a written message somewhere with our characters only becoming aware of it in Boom Town. And also, we as an audience for the most part weren’t entirely interested in figuring it out because we were involved with the monster of the week.
So when it was mentioned in Boom Town, it was time for us to start questioning it because of the events that were about to unfold in the two part finale. And when it was revealed who the Bad Wolf was…It was someone no one could have ever expected.
Also, take this into consideration. All throughout the Ninth Doctor’s season, Nine faced near death scenario’s in every episode. Just how in the world did Nine manage to survive? I’ll tell you why…Every time Rose left a Bad Wolf signature in her timeline, was her way of leaving a symbol of protection. When Rose said
“I want you safe. My Doctor”
She really meant it and made sure that he wouldn’t die.
So those are my reasons why this season’s story arc is so fantastic. Because it worked on so many levels.