All those facts and figures I saw of the Doctor’s life, you were never alone. All those bright and shining companions.
Didn’t you hear? I’m going home.
In which Eleven tries to manipulate Amy into staying with him.
You have to understand, badwolfrun. He’s the loneliest incarnation and he said in “The Power of Three” that Amy was the first face he saw after he regenerated. He wasn’t trying to manipulate her, he was trying to reason with her and tell her that he doesn’t want to lose her, that he’s afraid to do that and it’s too soon to.
Not to mention that the Doctor’s position in these two scenes is far from analogous. For all intents and purposes, it has been completely turned on its head.
In The Angels Take Manhattan, he represents friends and family, together with River. Amy is choosing between the man she loves and all of the other people she cares about - much like Rose earlier, but in Rose’s case the Doctor is the person she is in love with. So in some ways, the Doctor’s demand here is similar: Think about who you are leaving behind!
Is the Doctor selfish in this brief moment in The Angels Take Manhattan? Yes, of course he is, he knows that Amy would always choose Rory and he is holding her back in this moment, making it more difficult for her, maybe even changing her mind against what should be his better judgement.
So it is only fitting that the narrative doesn’t endorse his actions at all. River literally tells the Doctor to shut up only second earlier, when he tries to persuade Amy that hoping the Angel will take her back to Rory is wrong.
And right after this line, Amy turns to him and says her goodbye. His attempts to keep her with him fail - Amy makes her own decision and she does what she knows she wants, not what he wants.
"Au revoir, Monsieur Captain!"
The Reign of Terror (episode 2 - Guests of Madame Guillotine) - season 1 - 1964
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