A Death in the Family //// Resurrection of Mars
In which the Doctor reflects on his previous life.
Evelyn: What happened to you, Doctor?
Seventh Doctor: I used to march around saying things like “Don’t worry, Evelyn; it’ll all work out for the best in some way I haven’t quite thought up yet!” How did that work out for us? How did that work out for Cassandra Schofield? I need to be in control.
Evelyn: You can’t control everything.
Seventh Doctor: I can certainly try.
Eighth Doctor: I was once a man with a masterplan. I’d seek out injustices, topple governments, all in the name of the greater good. I’d started doing the maths, you see…. This is how evil starts, with the belief that the ends justify the means. But once you start down that road, there’s no turning back. What if you can save a million lives, but you have to let ten people die, or a hundred, or a hundred thousand. Where do you stop?
Lucie: But you did. You did stop.
Eighth Doctor: I did. But by then I’d ended up traveling alone. Because I couldn’t trust myself with anyone’s life. Not after…