Can I hug the person/people who run this blog? Or at least buy them a pint or something?
Everyone is accusing of Hurt!Doctor to be this evil incarnation of the Doctor, a la the Valeyard, which would make sense in the long run of things, but what if Hurt!Doctor is the incarnation that fought in the Time War and timelocked Gallifrey, the timelords, and the Daleks (well some of them anyways)?
Pure speculation but what if the 50th special is all about Hurt!Doctor teaming up with 10 and 11 to gain some sort of forgiveness from The Doctor(s) and gaining the title of the Doctor back?
I also feel that all this speculation about 10 being 11 now and 11 being 12 will be solved by the simple matter that Hurt!Doctor will be remembered in the canon as a lost/forgotten/exiled/whatever Doctor. There has been so much real-world branding with 11 as the eleventh doctor and 10 as the tenth doctor that it would be a marketing disaster to go back and rebrand everything.
I’m super excited for november though!
This is you, Clara. Everything you were or will be. Take it. You blew into the world on this leaf. Hold tight; it will take you home.
What if the title of the ep isn’t about his name but say “in the name of the Doctor”? We all know timelords pick their namesakes and that we are all seeing previous doctors in the episode so what if the secret of the Doctor is that on trenzalore is hidden away an incarnation of the Doctor that did something so terrible for him to be locked away and not be “the doctor” anymore. (Hence the John Hurt Doctor from the 50th)
Maybe something so terrible as to timelock his own people and planet in order to save them and running far far away.
I don’t know how it would work but I just have a feeling Moffat would pull something like it.
Someone write a fic of Elementary Moriarty and BBC Sherlock Moriarty, pretty please.
‘You think the dead we have loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself plainly when you have need of him. How else could you produce that particular Patronus? Prongs rode again last night.’