#2 “I’m Dead Without Him”: Michael and Nikita faced near-death experiences the way most of us face traffic jams, but this one was way too close for comfort. There weren’t many words in this scene, but the way Nikita launched herself into Michael’s arms and clung to him so hard he could barely breathe, said everything. And the ease with which Maggie Q switched between Nikita’s emotions — her soul-crushing grief that the man she loved was dead, to her utter joy and relief when he emerged from the rubble — was incredible.
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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
setting Rose loose