((Martha was put in that mythical “friend zone” by the Doctor, a man she loved and wanted to be romantic with.
Instead of bitching at the Doctor for not loving her back, instead of trying to say it was his fault, she leaves in a very dignified manner and realizes she is good enough on her own and that it’s better to let it go and move on than get angry about it all.
I have seen grown men act like babies and call people ‘whores and sluts’ for not sleeping with them/being in a relationship with them in the same kind of emotional situation Martha was in here, but she NEVER did that to the Doctor, because he was her FRIEND above all else.
AND THEN SHE COMES BACK TO HELP HIM SEVERAL TIMES WITHOUT EXPECTING ANYTHING MORE THAN A FRIENDLY HELLO.
I still do not get the hate that Martha gets.))