It’s a dream, Oswin. You dreamed it for yourself because the truth was too terrible.
I remember all the Doctor Who fanfics I used to read where Rose often got badly stereotyped as a damsel in distress whom the Doctor had to swoop in and save and smooch but the way I remember Doctor Who 90% of their relationship was the Doctor just setting Rose loose on people who had done something to offend them and sitting back giggling in the corner as she shouted
#he never lost it
No, but seriously - this, right here, is Eight. This is how Eight has always been written in the Big Finish audios. When he’s in danger of dying, he gets snarky. There’s even a line about it in “The Resurrection Of Mars” - “he uses it to suppress his fear”. For years and years, this has been a defining feature of this Doctor, and now he’s doing it on our screens.
It’s completely beautiful.