When people say they loved Rose Tyler in series 1, but didn’t like her in series 2 because she became “too clingy”, I honestly have to wonder what show they were watching.
The whole “clingy” thing seems like something someone said one time and then it spread like fire around fandom because people were like “ah yes! a word I can use to justify my Rose Hate!” Who cares if it makes sense in light of actual plots an characterization?
rose wanted to be with the man she loved doing the thing she loved instead of going home to marry her high school boyfriend and live with her mom forever, what a clingy bitch
are you afraid of the big bad wolf, doctor?
Whenever she hugged him, she would always tuck her face right against his warm shoulder, and the scent of him would surround her. So when she sees him again, after all that time, after all that searching, when he tells her it’s really him… she doesn’t quite believe it, until her head tips down and her nose brushes the warm brown fabric and she breathes in deep, and she smells it… home.
She is returning.