Does every woman the Doctor ever takes as a Companion have to be the most important, wildest anomaly? Donna was, and forgot. Then Martha was in the year that wasn’t. Not even brining up Rose. And River (who I love)… I don’t know how I feel abou her “echo” or it’s departure.
I am not a Moffatt hater, but in this moment, I am not happy.
The whole things that were happening the whole time, but we didn’t know about it is over done, for me. We did that with the Silence, and the Cracks, the Pandorica. And now the Great Intelligence and Clara, and River’s Echo? Eh.
And I feel like this rules and logic only matter when they’re convient. No one can know the Doctor’s name, but it’s just chilling in a book (one would assume many of the Companions took advantage of the TARDIS’ library). Rose couldn’t touch baby!Rose, The Doctor can’t go back to NYC or it would be wiped out, he didn’t “die” and all of time itself did, but THREE BEINGS AND JUST CASUALLY DROP INTO EVERY SINGLE THREAD OF HIS EXISTENCE, and we’re supposed to swallow that? What the shit? We have to assume the Doctor (meaning 11 here, as Matt Smith has been confirmed for the next series) comes out relatively unscathed, so how the fuck does that work? And if the Doctor and Companion come out, where is GI? Shouldn’t all parties have been torn and reborn in a million lives? (Whoa… a million Doctors. Think on that one for a second)
On Clara - it’s far too difficult that no one else ever noticed her being around for so long, in so many forms. If the kids she cared for found her on a quick Google, someone else has to know about this too. The Doctor changes faces and people found him (often via the TARDIS, which didn’t change, and was occasionally obscured), so no one else in history noticed the young woman with the same name, and face following the Doctor’s every move for all of history?
Dorium said of Trenzalore
“On the fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the 11th, when no living creature can speak falsely or fail to answer, a Question will be asked. A question that must never, ever be answered”
Did anyone else not see most of that happen, or a reason why it should? Fields of Trenzalore, fall of the 11th - got that bit. No living creature can speak falsely or fail to answer - not so much. The Question was asked and not living River answered (btw, we still don’t know how she knows his name, or why his grave can only be accessed by saying it. Since there are no more TimeLords, and she died before he did, who could have buried him and set that up?) Further, why would the Silence want to stop that from happening in the first place?
I’m going with the theory that Hurt’s Doctor will be 8.5 / the “real 9th”, who ended the Time War, but I found the “names are a promise” bit slightly cheesy. Doctor, Master, War Chief, Monk = self explanatory The Rani wanted to be queen and The Corsair a pirate? Ok, so TimeLords are eternal 12 year olds. Which, is kind of fitting I suppose. [Mine would be The Detonator]
I love when a good episode of Doctor Who leaves me with a million questions, and pondering theories, but that’s not what I’m feeling right now. Anyone else in the same boat?