This is from series 9 of Doctor Who. This is the first time we really see how amazing the 12th doctor is.
A splinter group of the Zygons wants to destroy the cease fire using the name of ‘Truth or Consequences’. Osgood is captured after losing her sister, Nightmare Scenario is declared and the Doctor is called. The Doctor rescues Osgood but Clara is also captured. The Zygons go to the Black Archive to use the Osgood box to expose the Zygons and take over earth.
The Zygons are given a surprise as there are two boxes, one red and one blue which both have two buttons, ‘truth’ and ‘consequences’. Kate and Bonnie (the zygon leader) are both at a standoff and don’t know which button to choose. The Doctor then gives a spectacular speech about war, which is where the drawing is taken from, before Bonnie figuring out the boxes are empty.
The transcript of the speech is below and is one of my favourites from Doctor Who as it is super relevant to today, so please, read it after looking at the drawing 🙂
‘The Doctor: And we’re off! Fingers on buzzers! Are you feeling lucky? Are you ready to play the game? Who’s going to be quickest? Who’s going to be the luckiest?
Kate: This is not a game!
The Doctor: No, it’s not a game, sweetheart, and I mean that most sincerely.
Bonnie: Why are you doing this?
Kate: Yes, I’d like to know that too. You set this up — why?
The Doctor: Because it’s not a game, Kate. This is a scale model of war. Every war ever fought right there in front of you. Because it’s always the same. When you fire that first shot, no matter how right you feel, you have no idea who’s going to die. You don’t know who’s children are going to scream and burn. How many hearts will be broken! How many lives shattered! How much blood will spill until everybody does what they’re always going to have to do from the very beginning — sit down and talk! Listen to me, listen. I just — I just want you to think. Do you know what thinking is? It’s just a fancy word for changing your mind.
Bonnie: I will not change my mind.
The Doctor: Then you will die stupid. Alternatively, you could step away from that box. You could walk right out of that door, and you could stand your revolution down.
Bonnie: No, I’m not stopping this, Doctor. I started it. I will not stop it. You think they’ll let me go after what I’ve done?
The Doctor: You’re all the same, you screaming kids, you know that? “Look at me, I’m unforgivable.” Well here’s the unforeseeable, I forgive you. After all you’ve done. I forgive you.
Bonnie: You don’t understand. You will never understand.
The Doctor: I don’t understand? Are you kidding? Me? Of course I understand. I mean, do you call this a war, this funny little thing? This is not a war. I fought in a bigger war than you will ever know. I did worse things than you could ever imagine, and when I close my eyes… I hear more screams than anyone could ever be able to count! And do you know what you do with all that pain? Shall I tell you where you put it? You hold it tight… Til it burns your hand. And you say this — no one else will ever have to live like this. No one else will ever have to feel this pain. Not on my watch.’