Plot twist: The next companion is a normal girl/boy who only dies once in their lifetime and has no remarkable back story but he thinks they’re wonderful because they are human and the Doctor needs reminding that you don’t need to be a mystery to be remarkable.
so basically we want Donna back
HOW IS THAT NOT A GOOD PREQUEL IDEA
Agora (2009) - You don’t question what you believe, or cannot. I must.
There was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, many of whom came from a distance to receive her instructions. On account of the self-possession and ease of manner, which she had acquired in consequence of the cultivation of her mind, she not unfrequently appeared in public in presence of the magistrates. Neither did she feel abashed in going to an assembly of men. For all men on account of her extraordinary dignity and virtue admired her the more. Yet even she fell victim to the political jealousy which at that time prevailed. - Socrates Scholasticus
Pushed around all her life, and now Albert thinks he can just waltz in, tell Valentine her fiancée doesn’t love her anyway, and she can just go with some dude she barely knows?
Everyone just assumes how Valentine feels or thinks. Albert just assumes Valentine doesn’t have feelings for Franz, Maximilian assumes she will just accept it when he blurts out a love confession in her face despite her disapproval. Both think it would be so much better for everyone if Valentine just did what they want her to do. Franz doesn’t want to be together with you, Valentine! Maximilian loves you and thus you should go with him, Valentine! You would be so much better off, Valentine!
And Valentine, soft-spoken Valentine, is SO sick and tired of that shit that she chucks them out on their ear.
This is so fantastic because we have Valentine, who you would assume to be this kind of character who doesn’t really have an agency for herself. She’s the sweet girl, Maximilian loves her, consequently she will go with him.
But this is exactly the kind of thinking that everyone around her applied, and that she is speaking out against now. Just because she is quiet doesn’t mean everyone can talk for her, just because you don’t see much of her emotions doesn’t mean you can assume what she feels, just because she doesn’t have the strength to pursue her own goals right now does not mean you can dictate her yours.