I spent a lot of time with you thinking I was second best, but you know what? I am good.
Day 16: Fave Martha Moment
Oh Martha. Martha Jones. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry; the writers did almost nothing but fail you at every turn. Your short time on the TARDIS should be nothing but favorite moments, like a greatest hits album, but without all of the overrated power ballads. Unfortunately, they were so focused on how you’re Not Rose, they forgot about how truly awesome you are.
For that reason (and some others, which I will cover), my favorite Martha moment is when she chooses to leave. This isn’t a snarky “I didn’t like Martha and I was glad when she left” post. I love Martha. Obviously. But her choice to leave was her absolute finest moment. Walking away from all that she had seen and done took more strength than I thought the writers were willing to admit that she had. In that moment, Martha Jones is no longer Not Rose. She’s her own person, defined by her own choices and living her own life. She steps out of the shadow of all other companions and does the one thing that none other was able to do. She walks away, reminding the Doctor that she’ll still be there if he ever needs a hand.