History Recap / DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor

17th Feb '17 10:48:07 PM AthenaBlue
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(Prequel: "She Said, He Said". Clara and The Doctor tell the viewer about how mysterious they find one another, and how they discovered one another's true identity when they went to the fields of Trenzalore... Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtaIpkjF6Ss on YouTube]].)

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(Prequel: Prequel: "She Said, He Said". Clara and The Doctor tell the viewer about how mysterious they find one another, and how they discovered one another's true identity when they went to the fields of Trenzalore... Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtaIpkjF6Ss on YouTube]].)
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** Introducing '''John Hurt''' as '''The Doctor'''

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** Introducing '''John Hurt''' as '''The Doctor'''Doctor'''. (Also counts as a WhamLine.)



* TheXOfY: "The Name of the Doctor" is the '''121[[superscript:st]]''' of the series -- being [[FridgeBrilliance 11]][[superscript:2]]

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* TheXOfY: "The Name of the Doctor" is the '''121[[superscript:st]]''' of the series -- being [[FridgeBrilliance 11]][[superscript:2]]
11]][[superscript:2]].
13th Feb '17 9:46:38 AM AthenaBlue
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* RuleOfThree: This is the third time this exchange has taken place, after [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels River did it to Amy]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship Rory did it to his dad]].
-->'''The Doctor:''' Hold still, this won't hurt a bit. (''hooks Clara up to the TARDIS' telepathic circuits'')\\
'''Clara:''' ''Ouch!''\\
'''The Doctor:''' I lied.
13th Feb '17 9:32:11 AM AthenaBlue
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* ContinuitySnarl: Did the Doctor steal that particular TARDIS because [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife she was the one that was unlocked]], or because Clara told him to? Given the Great Intelligence's temporal meddling, this snarl is one in-universe because we have three time lines: Original, The Great Intelligence's meddling, and the Clara echo's fixing. Perhaps the one he tried first was actually locked in the retconned timeline. It may be that the Doctor originally picked the correct TARDIS, but the Great Intelligence locked her doors, nearly forcing the Doctor to pick another, until Clara stepped in. She pointed him to the one TARDIS in the vault that happened to have her security mechanisms disabled (on the TARDIS's own accord), saving him the time he'd have needed to get the one operational/crack the lock/password/whatever. Presumably, this meant the difference between successfully fleeing the planet and getting caught.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Did the Doctor steal that particular TARDIS because [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife she was the one that was unlocked]], or because Clara told him to? Given the Great Intelligence's temporal meddling, this snarl is one in-universe because we have three time lines: timelines: Original, The Great Intelligence's meddling, and the Clara echo's fixing. Perhaps the one he tried first was actually locked in the retconned timeline. It may be that the Doctor originally picked the correct TARDIS, but the Great Intelligence locked her doors, nearly forcing the Doctor to pick another, until Clara stepped in. She pointed him to the one TARDIS in the vault that happened to have her security mechanisms disabled (on the TARDIS's own accord), saving him the time he'd have needed to get the one operational/crack the lock/password/whatever. Presumably, this meant the difference between successfully fleeing the planet and getting caught.



** During the Doctor's first encounter with Vastra, he saved Jenny's life. The circumstances are not revealed.

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** During Also, Oswin Oswald seems to have visited the Doctor's Library at the same time as the Tenth Doctor -- apparently ''before'' it was sealed off due to the Vashta Nerada.
** When the Doctor and Vastra
first encounter with Vastra, met Jenny, he saved Jenny's her life. The circumstances No further details are not revealed.given.
13th Feb '17 9:16:42 AM AthenaBlue
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** "Run you clever boy, and remember." Caused by Clara saying this before jumping into the time stream. Also "soufflé girl."

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** "Run you clever boy, and remember." Caused by Clara saying this before jumping into the time stream. Also "soufflé girl."girl".



* TheBusCameBack: Returning characters for the last episode in the series include River Song, Madame Vastra, Strax, Jenny, the Great Intelligence, all the previous Doctors, the planet Gallifrey and Bessie the car. Bessie in particular hasn't been seen on screen since 1989.

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* TheBusCameBack: Returning characters for the last episode in the series include River Song, Madame Vastra, Strax, Jenny, Jenny Flint, the Great Intelligence, all the previous Doctors, the planet Gallifrey and Bessie the car. Bessie in particular hasn't been seen on screen since 1989.
12th Feb '17 11:50:56 PM AthenaBlue
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Clara's scattered across time and space, from Gallifrey to Earth, seeing the Doctor -- ''all'' Doctors -- move around her. She confronts the First Doctor and Susan when they're about to steal the TARDIS, spots the Sixth while he walks past her on the TARDIS, tries to get the attention of the Third [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors as he's driving by in]] [[CoolCar Bessie]], follows the Fourth as he's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime walking through corridors on Gallifrey]], rushes after the Second [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome while he's having an adventure with the Eighth]], watches the Fifth as he's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E1ArcOfInfinity trapped inside the Matrix]], tries to rescue the Seventh while he's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire dangling from a cliff on Ice World]], the Tenth Doctor [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary in the]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead library]], and confronts the Eleventh when he's [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen temporarily retiring in 19th century London]]. None of them, except the First and the Eleventh, ever properly notice her.

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Clara's scattered across time and space, from Gallifrey to Earth, seeing the Doctor -- ''all'' Doctors -- move around her. She confronts the First Doctor and Susan when they're about to steal the TARDIS, spots the Sixth while he walks past her on the TARDIS, tries to get the attention of the Third [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors as he's driving by in]] [[CoolCar Bessie]], follows the Fourth as he's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime walking through corridors on Gallifrey]], rushes after the Second [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome while he's having an adventure with the Eighth]], watches the Fifth as he's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E1ArcOfInfinity trapped inside the Matrix]], tries to rescue the Seventh while he's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire dangling from a cliff on Ice World]], the Tenth Doctor [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary in the]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead library]], Library]], and confronts the Eleventh when he's [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen temporarily retiring in 19th century London]]. None of them, except the First and the Eleventh, ever properly notice her.



Jenny and Strax are restored almost immediately, and the stars come back on cue, but the Doctor can't cope well with losing his companion. He confronts River (whom he can see just fine -- he could ''always'' see her just fine). River asks him why he never sought her out after he preserved her memory at the Library, and he explains that it would simply hurt him too much. After a tremendously BigDamnKiss (since nobody else in this room could see River, God knows how that looked.), the Doctor finally, for the first time, bids River a proper goodbye. Not a farewell, just a goodbye. He jumps into his own mess of tangled time scars after Clara.

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Jenny and Strax are restored almost immediately, and the stars come back on cue, but the Doctor can't cope well with losing his companion. He confronts River (whom he can see just fine -- he could ''always'' see her just fine). River asks him why he never sought her out after he preserved her memory at the Library, and he explains that it would simply hurt him too much. After a tremendously BigDamnKiss (since nobody else in this room could see River, God knows how that looked.), looked), the Doctor finally, for the first time, bids River a proper goodbye. Not a farewell, just a goodbye. He jumps into his own mess of tangled time scars after Clara.



* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Doctor's Lives and Times'', a book comprised of documents written by and about the Doctor and released as part of the 50[-[[superscript:th]]-] anniversary, tied into "The Name of the Doctor" by photoshopping Clara into various photos. At one point she's disguised as a Movellan.

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* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Doctor's Lives and Times'', a book comprised of documents written by and about the Doctor and released as part of the 50[-[[superscript:th]]-] anniversary, tied into "The Name of the Doctor" by photoshopping Clara into various photos. At one point she's disguised as a Movellan.[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks Movellan]].



** Madame Vastra and Jenny both note it should be impossible for Dr Simeon to still be alive after his death in "[[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen The Snowmen]]".

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** Madame Vastra and Jenny both note it should be impossible for Dr Dr. Simeon to still be alive after his death in "[[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen The Snowmen]]".



** When The Great Intelligence is sabotaging all of the Doctor's victories, Madam Vastra mentions "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks The Asylum of the Daleks]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani Androzani]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen The Snowmen]]".

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** When The Great Intelligence is sabotaging all of the Doctor's victories, Madam Vastra mentions "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks The Asylum [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani Androzani]]" Daleks"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani "The Caves of Androzani"]] and "[[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen The Snowmen]]".[[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]].



** Clara shows up in multiple scenes from every era of ''Doctor Who'' in quick succession, including the First stealing his TARDIS on Gallifrey, and the Third riding Bessie, his iconic canary yellow roadster. Episodes featured: "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors]]" -- Creator/JonPertwee / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The Invasion of Time]]" -- Creator/TomBaker / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E1ArcOfInfinity Arc of Infinity]]" -- Creator/PeterDavison / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire Dragonfire]]" -- Creator/SylvesterMcCoy / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary Forest of the Dead]]" -- Creator/DavidTennant. Shopped footage taken from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E6TheAztecs The Aztecs]]" was used for Creator/WilliamHartnell and from "The Five Doctors" for Creator/PatrickTroughton. As the Great Intelligence attacks the Doctor's timestream footage is seen from "The Aztecs" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear]]". [[FakeShemp Stand-ins were used for]] Creator/PaulMcGann (seen for a split second before Troughton runs past Clara) and Creator/ChristopherEccleston. To round it off, a FakeShemp version of Creator/ColinBaker appears walking behind Clara during what appears to be an unseen adventure on a spaceship. Actual shots and audio of ''all'' Doctors are used when the [[SwirlyEnergyThingy Time rift]] is first seen.

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** Clara shows up in multiple scenes from every era of ''Doctor Who'' in quick succession, including the First stealing his TARDIS on Gallifrey, and the Third riding Bessie, his iconic canary yellow roadster. Episodes featured: "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The Five Doctors]]" Doctors"]] -- Creator/JonPertwee / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime "The Invasion of Time]]" Time"]] -- Creator/TomBaker / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E1ArcOfInfinity Arc [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E1ArcOfInfinity "Arc of Infinity]]" Infinity"]] -- Creator/PeterDavison / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire Dragonfire]]" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire "Dragonfire"]] -- Creator/SylvesterMcCoy / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary Forest [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead]]" Dead"]] -- Creator/DavidTennant. Shopped footage taken from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E6TheAztecs The Aztecs]]" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E6TheAztecs "The Aztecs"]] was used for Creator/WilliamHartnell and from "The Five Doctors" for Creator/PatrickTroughton. As the Great Intelligence attacks the Doctor's timestream footage is seen from "The Aztecs" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The Web of Fear]]".Fear"]]. [[FakeShemp Stand-ins were used for]] Creator/PaulMcGann (seen for a split second before Troughton runs past Clara) and Creator/ChristopherEccleston. To round it off, a FakeShemp version of Creator/ColinBaker appears walking behind Clara during what appears to be an unseen adventure on a spaceship. Actual shots and audio of ''all'' Doctors are used when the [[SwirlyEnergyThingy Time rift]] is first seen.



** River Song appears in her outfit from the end of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead]]"; an early indication that she is a VirtualGhost.
** Similar to "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E6TheBellsOfSaintJohn The Bells of Saint John]]", Clara gets panicked when she doesn't know where she is.

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** River Song appears in dressed similarly to her outfit from the end of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead]]"; Dead"]]; an early indication that she is a VirtualGhost.
** Similar to "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E6TheBellsOfSaintJohn The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E6TheBellsOfSaintJohn "The Bells of Saint John]]", John"]], Clara gets panicked when she doesn't know where she is.



* ContinuitySnarl: Did the Doctor steal that particular TARDIS because [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife she was the one that was unlocked]], or because Clara told him to? Given the Great Intelligence's temporal meddling, this snarl is one in-universe because we have three time lines: Original, The Great Intelligence's meddling, and the Clara's fixing. Perhaps the one he tried first was actually locked in the retconned timeline. It may be that the Doctor originally picked the correct TARDIS, but the Great Intelligence locked her doors, nearly forcing The Doctor to pick another, until Clara stepped in. She pointed him to the one TARDIS in the vault that happened to have her security mechanisms disabled (on the TARDIS's own accord), saving him the time he'd have needed to get the one operational/crack the lock/password/whatever. Presumably, this meant the difference between successfully fleeing the planet and getting caught.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Did the Doctor steal that particular TARDIS because [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife she was the one that was unlocked]], or because Clara told him to? Given the Great Intelligence's temporal meddling, this snarl is one in-universe because we have three time lines: Original, The Great Intelligence's meddling, and the Clara's Clara echo's fixing. Perhaps the one he tried first was actually locked in the retconned timeline. It may be that the Doctor originally picked the correct TARDIS, but the Great Intelligence locked her doors, nearly forcing The the Doctor to pick another, until Clara stepped in. She pointed him to the one TARDIS in the vault that happened to have her security mechanisms disabled (on the TARDIS's own accord), saving him the time he'd have needed to get the one operational/crack the lock/password/whatever. Presumably, this meant the difference between successfully fleeing the planet and getting caught.



* DeadAllAlong: River is talking from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary the library]].

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* DeadAllAlong: River is talking from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary the library]].Library]].



* FoodSlap: River makes Strax wake up from the seance by tossing the contents of her champagne glass in his face.

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* FoodSlap: River makes Strax wake up from the seance séance by tossing the contents of her champagne glass in his face.



** Back in "The Beast Below", the 11th Doctor stated that if he killed the Space Whale, he'd no longer be able to call himself the Doctor. Hinting at a regeneration who gave up the name of the Doctor for a similar act.
** In "Hide", Clara asks the Doctor if everyone he meets is just a ghost to him, since everyone's already dead from his perspective as a time traveller. His reluctance to answer in that episode was because of her impossible nature, but as this episode reveals, not in the least because he sees ''himself'' as a ghost as well for that reason.

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** Back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The Beast Below", Below"]], the 11th Doctor stated that if he killed the Space Whale, he'd no longer be able to call himself the Doctor. Hinting at a regeneration who gave up the name of the Doctor for a similar act.
** In "Hide", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E9Hide "Hide"]], Clara asks the Doctor if everyone he meets is just a ghost to him, since everyone's already dead from his perspective as a time traveller. His reluctance to answer in that episode was because of her impossible nature, but as this episode reveals, not in the least because he sees ''himself'' as a ghost as well for that reason.



** Tenth is kind of hard to spot as well, but Clara was with him at the Library. Apparently, this brief sequence is inexplicably omitted from the iTunes version of the episode, though audio of that Doctor is still heard elsewhere in the episode, at least.

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** Tenth Ten is kind of hard to spot as well, but Clara Oswin Oswald was with him at the Library. Apparently, this brief sequence is inexplicably omitted from the iTunes version of the episode, though audio of that Doctor is still heard elsewhere in the episode, at least.



* HilariousInHindsight: The 2015 Christmas special would reveal that by the time of her death in the Library, River had already met the Twelfth Doctor. It is therefore very possible that, despite not letting on, she already knows at least something of Clara's future. This adds extra humour to her realization that the Doctor had given Clara the impression that River was a man.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong 2015 Christmas special special]] would reveal that by the time of her death in the Library, River had already met the Twelfth Doctor. It is therefore very possible that, despite not letting on, she already knows at least something of Clara's future. This adds extra humour to her realization that the Doctor had given Clara the impression that River was a man.



-->'''The Doctor:''' My name -- my ''real'' name -- that is not the point. The name I chose is the Doctor. It's like a promise you make. He's the one who broke the promise.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' My name -- my ''real'' name -- that is not the point. The name I chose ''chose'' is the Doctor. It's like a promise you make. He's the one who broke the promise.



* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: This is the best way to describe what happens to Clara after she has saved the Doctor's life at every turn from the Great Intelligence. The Doctor only vaguely describes where she ends up as being a representation of himself.

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* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: JourneyToTheCentreOfTheMind: This is the best way to describe what happens to Clara after she has saved the Doctor's life at every turn from the Great Intelligence. The Doctor only vaguely describes where she ends up as being a representation of himself.



* MesACrowd: The Great Intelligence's Whispermen are all creepy-looking copies of his Dr Simeon form, down to wearing the exact same Victorian suits. The Great Intelligence can move between them as he sees fit, causing them to morph into his normal Simeon form.
* TheMissusAndTheEx: Clara, the Doctor's current companion (and, it is implied heavily, most recently in the "She Said, He Said", someone he has fallen for) meets and works alongside River Song, the Doctor's former companion and onetime wife. (At this point in the series, the Doctor is believed to have already said goodbye to River before her death, and it is stated several times in this episode that both River and the Doctor accept that she is now dead.) At one point, Clara asks the Doctor if River is an "ex" and the Doctor confirms this (later to zigzag by referring to River as his wife, which startles Clara).

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* MesACrowd: The Great Intelligence's Whispermen are all creepy-looking copies of his Dr Dr. Simeon form, down to wearing the exact same Victorian suits. The Great Intelligence can move between them as he sees fit, causing them to morph into his normal Simeon form.
* TheMissusAndTheEx: Clara, the Doctor's current companion (and, it is implied heavily, most recently in the "She Said, He Said", someone he has fallen for) meets and works alongside River Song, the Doctor's former companion and onetime wife. (At this point in the series, the Doctor is believed to have already said goodbye to River before her death, and it is stated several times in this episode that both River and the Doctor accept that she is now dead.) At one point, Clara asks the Doctor if River is an "ex" and the Doctor confirms this (later to zigzag by referring to River as his wife, which startles Clara).



* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: The Clara who appears to save the Seventh Doctor in "Dragonfire" looks like she's stepped right out of the late 1980s, despite this serial being set at some point in the future. Deliberate, as her outfit evokes Ace's (and generally the fashion on Ice World as seen in classic ''Who'').

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* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: The Clara who appears to save the Seventh Doctor in "Dragonfire" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire "Dragonfire"]] looks like she's stepped right out of the late 1980s, despite this serial being set at some point in the future. Deliberate, as her outfit evokes Ace's (and generally the fashion on Ice World as seen in classic ''Who'').



** We only glimpse a couple of moments where a Clara echo is actually shown affecting the Doctor's behavior. All the thousands upon thousands of actions the many Claras took to undo the Great Intelligence's interference take place off screen.

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** We only glimpse a couple of moments where a Clara echo is actually shown affecting the Doctor's behavior.behaviour. All the thousands upon thousands of actions the many Claras took to undo the Great Intelligence's interference take place off screen.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: "Mr Great Intelligence" is willing to let all of space and time be destroyed if it means he can get revenge on the Doctor.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: "Mr "Mr. Great Intelligence" is willing to let all of space and time be destroyed if it means he can get revenge on the Doctor.



* ShaggyDogStory: One where the villain is on the receiving end. The Great Intelligence goes into The Doctor's timeline to undo all the good he had done, knowing full well that the process would ultimately kill him. However, Clara jumps in after him and [[BuffySpeak undoes his undoing]] of The Doctor's efforts (or at least putting a band-aid on the damage), ensuring that the Great Intelligence's schemes were in vain and [[ShootTheShaggyDog that he died for nothing.]]

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* ShaggyDogStory: One where the villain is on the receiving end. The Great Intelligence goes into The Doctor's timeline to undo all the good he had done, knowing full well that the process would ultimately kill him. However, Clara jumps in after him and [[BuffySpeak undoes his undoing]] of The the Doctor's efforts (or at least putting a band-aid on the damage), ensuring that the Great Intelligence's schemes were in vain and [[ShootTheShaggyDog that he died for nothing.]]



* SorryThatImDying: Jenny tearfully apologizes to Vastra that has just been murdered.

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* SorryThatImDying: Jenny tearfully apologizes to Vastra that she has just been murdered.



* SwirlyEnergyThingy: The Time rift is a spiral of light.

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* SwirlyEnergyThingy: The Time time rift composed of the Doctor's entire timeline is a spiral swirl of light.



* WalkingSpoiler: Knowing much of anything about the mysterious figure at the end of the episode gives away {{the reveal}} that [[WhamLine John Hurt is The Doctor.]]

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* WalkingSpoiler: Knowing much of anything about the mysterious figure at the end of the episode gives away {{the reveal}} that [[WhamLine John Hurt is The the Doctor.]]



* WriteBackToTheFuture: Madam Vastra, needing to draw Clara into a psychic conference, writes a letter to her and arranges for it to be delivered on April 10 2013. The letter is impregnated with a drug to knock her out.

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* WriteBackToTheFuture: Madam Madame Vastra, needing to draw Clara into a psychic conference, writes a letter to her and arranges for it to be delivered on April 10 2013. The letter is impregnated with a drug to knock her out.


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6th Jan '17 4:55:23 AM Gosicrystal
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference:
** The Doctor tries to dissuade the Great Intelligence from entering the NegativeSpaceWedgie by telling him that it will destroy him. The Great Intelligence counters that it will ''kill'' him, but it will destroy the Doctor.
** When Clara and the Doctor confront his hidden incarnation, the Doctor confirms that yes, the man is him, but no, that man is NOT the Doctor (having committed an act so horrific that he is not allowed to use that name).



* NoExceptYes:
** The Doctor tries to dissuade the Great Intelligence from entering the NegativeSpaceWedgie by telling him that it will destroy him. The Great Intelligence counters that it will ''kill'' him, but it will destroy the Doctor.
** When Clara and the Doctor confront his hidden incarnation, the Doctor confirms that yes, the man is him, but no, that man is NOT the Doctor (having committed an act so horrific that he is not allowed to use that name).
8th Dec '16 3:41:03 PM goldenroad
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The Great Intelligence reveals that Trenzalore is where the Doctor died, during a minor skirmish that was nothing compared to any of his other battles -- but it was enough to finally kill him. Both the Great Intelligence and the Doctor know that only his name can open the tomb, but the Doctor refuses to say it, even when the Whispermen are about to murder his friends. It's River who does eventually say it, unheard by anyone. The tomb opens and reveals the Doctor's corpse in the very core of the decaying TARDIS -- a mass of light representing every scar the Doctor ever left in the web of time with his travels. The Great Intelligence steps inside it, and begins to work his way through the Doctor's life, erasing the Doctor's actions throughout time and space. Soon enough, [[TheStarsAreGoingOut the stars start going out]]. Jenny vanishes (to Vastra's great distress) since she was never saved by the Doctor, and Strax, who never bettered his life, begins to attack Vastra, forcing her to vaporise him. Clara realises what she has to do in order to save reality and follows the Great Intelligence inside, scattering herself across time and space along with him. Everywhere the Great Intelligence tried to stop the Doctor, a reborn version of Clara would be there, native to that time period, to preserve the timeline. Like River, she'd be nothing more than a copy, but she'd have a chance to keep reality safe.

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The Great Intelligence reveals that Trenzalore is where the Doctor died, during a minor skirmish that was nothing compared to any of his other battles -- but it was enough to finally kill him. Both the Great Intelligence and the Doctor know that only his name can open the tomb, but the Doctor refuses to say it, even when the Whispermen are about to murder his friends. It's River who does eventually say it, unheard by anyone. The tomb opens and reveals the Doctor's corpse in the very core of the decaying TARDIS -- a mass of light representing every scar the Doctor ever left in the web of time with his travels. The Great Intelligence steps inside it, and begins to work his way through the Doctor's life, erasing the Doctor's actions throughout time and space. Soon enough, [[TheStarsAreGoingOut the stars start going out]]. Jenny vanishes (to Vastra's great distress) since she was never saved by the Doctor, and Strax, who never bettered his life, becomes a more unhinged Sontaran than we've seen, and begins to attack Vastra, forcing her to vaporise vaporize him. Clara realises realizes what she has to do in order to save reality and follows the Great Intelligence inside, scattering herself across time and space along with him. Everywhere the Great Intelligence tried to stop the Doctor, a reborn version of Clara would be there, native to that time period, to preserve the timeline. Like River, she'd be nothing more than a copy, but she'd have a chance to keep reality safe.



* HilariousInHindsight: The 2015 Christmas special would reveal that [[spoiler: by the time of her death in the Library, River had already met the Twelfth Doctor. It is therefore very possible that, despite not letting on, she already knows at least something of Clara Oswald. This adds extra humour to her realization that the Doctor had given Clara the impression that River was a man.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: The 2015 Christmas special would reveal that [[spoiler: by the time of her death in the Library, River had already met the Twelfth Doctor. It is therefore very possible that, despite not letting on, she already knows at least something of Clara Oswald.Clara's future. This adds extra humour to her realization that the Doctor had given Clara the impression that River was a man.]]



** The "conference call", never before seen before (or, as of 2016, since) is never fully explained. Such as how a woman sleeping in 2013 could be brought into it, and how River, who at this point in her existence is little more than data in a 50[-[[superscript:th]]-]-century library, could also take part.

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** The "conference call", never before seen before (or, as of 2016, since) or since is never fully explained. Such as how a woman sleeping in 2013 could be brought into it, and how River, who at this point in her existence is little more than data in a 50[-[[superscript:th]]-]-century library, could also take part.
6th Dec '16 8:04:43 AM StFan
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* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Doctor's Lives and Times'', a book comprised of documents written by and about the Doctor and released as part of the 50th anniversary, tied into "The Name of the Doctor" by photoshopping Clara into various photos. At one point she's disguised as a Movellan.

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* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Doctor's Lives and Times'', a book comprised of documents written by and about the Doctor and released as part of the 50th 50[-[[superscript:th]]-] anniversary, tied into "The Name of the Doctor" by photoshopping Clara into various photos. At one point she's disguised as a Movellan.



** "Trenzalore" goes back as far as [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingofRiverSong "The Wedding of River Song"]].

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** "Trenzalore" goes back as far as [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingofRiverSong "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingofRiverSong The Wedding of River Song"]].Song]]".



** River recounts how she died in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]] to Clara.
** Madame Vastra and Jenny both note it should be impossible for Dr Simeon to still be alive after his death in [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]].
** Clara freaks out at the Doctor when she starts remembering the events of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E10JourneyToTheCentreOfTheTardis "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS"]].

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** River recounts how she died in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead"]] Dead]]" to Clara.
** Madame Vastra and Jenny both note it should be impossible for Dr Simeon to still be alive after his death in [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]].
"[[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen The Snowmen]]".
** Clara freaks out at the Doctor when she starts remembering the events of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E10JourneyToTheCentreOfTheTardis "Journey "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E10JourneyToTheCentreOfTheTardis Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS"]].TARDIS]]".



** When The Great Intelligence is sabotaging all of the Doctor's victories, Madam Vastra mentions [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "The Asylum of the Daleks"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani "Androzani"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]].

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** When The Great Intelligence is sabotaging all of the Doctor's victories, Madam Vastra mentions [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks The Asylum of the Daleks"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani "Androzani"]] Daleks]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani Androzani]]" and [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]]."[[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen The Snowmen]]".



** Clara shows up in multiple scenes from every era of ''Doctor Who'' in quick succession, including the First stealing his TARDIS on Gallifrey, and the Third riding Bessie, his iconic canary yellow roadster. Episodes featured: [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The Five Doctors"]] -- Creator/JonPertwee / [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime "The Invasion of Time"]] -- Creator/TomBaker / [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E1ArcOfInfinity "Arc of Infinity"]] -- Creator/PeterDavison / [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire "Dragonfire"]] -- Creator/SylvesterMcCoy / [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Forest of the Dead"]] -- Creator/DavidTennant. Shopped footage taken from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E6TheAztecs "The Aztecs"]] was used for Creator/WilliamHartnell and from "The Five Doctors" for Creator/PatrickTroughton. As the Great Intelligence attacks the Doctor's timestream footage is seen from "The Aztecs" and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The Web of Fear"]]. [[FakeShemp Stand-ins were used for]] Creator/PaulMcGann (seen for a split second before Troughton runs past Clara) and Creator/ChristopherEccleston. To round it off, a FakeShemp version of Creator/ColinBaker appears walking behind Clara during what appears to be an unseen adventure on a spaceship. Actual shots and audio of ''all'' Doctors are used when the [[SwirlyEnergyThingy Time rift]] is first seen.

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** Clara shows up in multiple scenes from every era of ''Doctor Who'' in quick succession, including the First stealing his TARDIS on Gallifrey, and the Third riding Bessie, his iconic canary yellow roadster. Episodes featured: [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors"]] Doctors]]" -- Creator/JonPertwee / [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The Invasion of Time"]] Time]]" -- Creator/TomBaker / [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E1ArcOfInfinity "Arc "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E1ArcOfInfinity Arc of Infinity"]] Infinity]]" -- Creator/PeterDavison / [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire "Dragonfire"]] "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire Dragonfire]]" -- Creator/SylvesterMcCoy / [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Forest "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary Forest of the Dead"]] Dead]]" -- Creator/DavidTennant. Shopped footage taken from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E6TheAztecs "The Aztecs"]] "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E6TheAztecs The Aztecs]]" was used for Creator/WilliamHartnell and from "The Five Doctors" for Creator/PatrickTroughton. As the Great Intelligence attacks the Doctor's timestream footage is seen from "The Aztecs" and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear"]].Fear]]". [[FakeShemp Stand-ins were used for]] Creator/PaulMcGann (seen for a split second before Troughton runs past Clara) and Creator/ChristopherEccleston. To round it off, a FakeShemp version of Creator/ColinBaker appears walking behind Clara during what appears to be an unseen adventure on a spaceship. Actual shots and audio of ''all'' Doctors are used when the [[SwirlyEnergyThingy Time rift]] is first seen.



** River Song appears in her outfit from the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]]; an early indication that she is a VirtualGhost.
** Similar to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E6TheBellsOfSaintJohn "The Bells of St John"]], Clara gets panicked when she doesn't know where she is.

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** River Song appears in her outfit from the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead"]]; Dead]]"; an early indication that she is a VirtualGhost.
** Similar to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E6TheBellsOfSaintJohn "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E6TheBellsOfSaintJohn The Bells of St John"]], Saint John]]", Clara gets panicked when she doesn't know where she is.



* ContinuitySnarl: Did the Doctor steal that particular TARDIS because [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife she was the one that was unlocked]], or because Clara told him to? Given the Great Intelligence's temporal meddling, this snarl is one in-universe becauser we have three time lines: Original, The Great Intelligence's meddling, and the Clara's fixing. Perhaps the one he tried first was actually locked in the retconned timeline. It may be that the Doctor originally picked the correct TARDIS, but the Great Intelligence locked her doors. Nearly forcing The Doctor to pick another, until Clara stepped in. She pointed him to the one TARDIS in the vault that happened to have her security mechanisms disabled (on the TARDIS' own accord), saving him the time he'd have needed to get the one operational/ crack the lock/password/whatever. Presumably, this meant the difference between sucessfully fleeing the planet and getting caught.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Did the Doctor steal that particular TARDIS because [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife she was the one that was unlocked]], or because Clara told him to? Given the Great Intelligence's temporal meddling, this snarl is one in-universe becauser because we have three time lines: Original, The Great Intelligence's meddling, and the Clara's fixing. Perhaps the one he tried first was actually locked in the retconned timeline. It may be that the Doctor originally picked the correct TARDIS, but the Great Intelligence locked her doors. Nearly doors, nearly forcing The Doctor to pick another, until Clara stepped in. She pointed him to the one TARDIS in the vault that happened to have her security mechanisms disabled (on the TARDIS' TARDIS's own accord), saving him the time he'd have needed to get the one operational/ crack operational/crack the lock/password/whatever. Presumably, this meant the difference between sucessfully successfully fleeing the planet and getting caught.



** There are also similarities to the comic ''Time and Time Again'' by Creator/PaulCornell to celebrate the 30th anniversary. Here the Black Guardian alters the Doctor's timeline so he never leaves Gallifrey, meaning Earth is the battleground for many alien races. This means the 7th Doctor, Ace, and Benny have to move back along the Doctor's timestream to recover the segments of the Key to Time, meeting all the previous Doctors in the process.

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** There are also similarities to the comic ''Time and Time Again'' by Creator/PaulCornell to celebrate the 30th 30[-[[superscript:th]]-] anniversary. Here the Black Guardian alters the Doctor's timeline so he never leaves Gallifrey, meaning Earth is the battleground for many alien races. This means the 7th Doctor, Ace, and Benny have to move back along the Doctor's timestream to recover the segments of the Key to Time, meeting all the previous Doctors in the process.



** The "Introducing John Hurt as The Doctor" WhamShot is an exaggerated version of the credits Creator/DavidTennant and Creator/MattSmith respectively gained at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays "The Parting of the Ways"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]].

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** The "Introducing John Hurt as The Doctor" WhamShot is an exaggerated version of the credits Creator/DavidTennant and Creator/MattSmith respectively gained at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays The Parting of the Ways"]] Ways]]" and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time"]].Time]]".



* NoodleIncident: One of the events in the Doctor's life that Clara appears in seems to be an unseen adventure the Sixth Doctor had aboard a spaceship. There's also a time where the Eighth Doctor and the Second Doctor appear to have been in the same place at the same time, although it's unknown whether it was for the same adventure or not.

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* NoodleIncident: NoodleIncident:
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One of the events in the Doctor's life that Clara appears in seems to be an unseen adventure the Sixth Doctor had aboard a spaceship. There's also a time where the Eighth Doctor and the Second Doctor appear to have been in the same place at the same time, although it's unknown whether it was for the same adventure or not.



* NotNowKiddo: Occurs in tragic fashion during the Conference Call, by Vastra to Jenny when the latter realises that she hadn't locked the door.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: In what appears to be a palm tree-laden beach of contemporary Earth, Clara witnesses the Eighth Doctor and the Second Doctor having an adventure at the same time. Whether the two Doctors were working together or not is left ambiguous. Specifically, Eight runs past Clara from left to right, and then Two runs past Clara a few seconds later from right to left.
** We only glimpse a couple of moments where a Clara echo is actually shown effecting the Doctor's behaviour. All the thousands upon thousands of actions the many Claras took to undo the Great Intelligence's interference take place off screen.

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* NotNowKiddo: Occurs in tragic fashion during the Conference Call, by Vastra to Jenny when the latter realises realizes that she hadn't locked the door.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: OffscreenMomentOfAwesome:
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In what appears to be a palm tree-laden beach of contemporary Earth, Clara witnesses the Eighth Doctor and the Second Doctor having an adventure at the same time. Whether the two Doctors were working together or not is left ambiguous. Specifically, Eight runs past Clara from left to right, and then Two runs past Clara a few seconds later from right to left.
** We only glimpse a couple of moments where a Clara echo is actually shown effecting affecting the Doctor's behaviour.behavior. All the thousands upon thousands of actions the many Claras took to undo the Great Intelligence's interference take place off screen.



* RevengeBeforeReason: The Great Intelligence will gladly destroy ''himself'' in order to obtain it.
** This of course contradicts the Intelligence's character as shown in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The Web of Fear"]], where it makes clear to the Doctor that he didn't want revenge from the last time he'd been defeated, noting that "revenge is a very human emotion."

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* RevengeBeforeReason: The Great Intelligence will gladly destroy ''himself'' in order to obtain it.
**
it. This of course contradicts the Intelligence's character as shown in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear"]], Fear]]", where it makes clear to the Doctor that he didn't want revenge from the last time he'd been defeated, noting that "revenge is a very human emotion."



--->'''The Great Intelligence:''' Doctor Who!? Doctor Who!? [[RuleOfThree DOCTOR WHO]]!?

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--->'''The Great Intelligence:''' Doctor Who!? Doctor Who!? [[RuleOfThree DOCTOR WHO]]!?WHO!?



* TheUnreveal: While some mysteries are at least arguably resolved (The Fall of the Eleventh[[note]]The Eleventh Doctor forces the TARDIS to fall to Trenzalore[[/note]] and possibly why "No living creature can speak falsely or fail to answer" [[note]]For the Doctor at least - if he spoke falsely or failed to answer, his friends would die[[/note]]), the Doctor's name is not one of them, as River says it offscreen. There is also no explanation for the question of the Doctor's name being the "oldest in the universe", how it is hidden in plain sight, nor it is explained how River knows his name.[[note]]The Doctor lied about telling it to her in "The Wedding of River Song", but she did know it when he first met her.[[/note]] It's also not ''entirely'' settled as to whether The Silence still have anything to do with Trenzalore, or why "Silence must fall". It should be noted, however, that this episode is in fact the first part of a trilogy that also includes [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time of the Doctor"]], and many of these answers are revealed in the latter.
** The "conference call", never before seen before (or, as of 2016, since) is never fully explained. Such as how a woman sleeping in 2013 could be brought into it, and how River, who at this point in her existence is little more than data in a 50th-century library, could also take part.

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* TheUnreveal: TheUnreveal:
**
While some mysteries are at least arguably resolved (The Fall of the Eleventh[[note]]The Eleventh Doctor forces the TARDIS to fall to Trenzalore[[/note]] and possibly why "No living creature can speak falsely or fail to answer" [[note]]For the Doctor at least - -- if he spoke falsely or failed to answer, his friends would die[[/note]]), the Doctor's name is not one of them, as River says it offscreen. There is also no explanation for the question of the Doctor's name being the "oldest in the universe", how it is hidden in plain sight, nor it is explained how River knows his name.[[note]]The Doctor lied about telling it to her in "The Wedding of River Song", but she did know it when he first met her.[[/note]] It's also not ''entirely'' settled as to whether The Silence still have anything to do with Trenzalore, or why "Silence must fall". It should be noted, however, that this episode is in fact the first part of a trilogy that also includes [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor"]] Doctor]]" and [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor The Time of the Doctor"]], Doctor]]", and many of these answers are revealed in the latter.
** The "conference call", never before seen before (or, as of 2016, since) is never fully explained. Such as how a woman sleeping in 2013 could be brought into it, and how River, who at this point in her existence is little more than data in a 50th-century 50[-[[superscript:th]]-]-century library, could also take part. part.



** Series producer Steven Moffat asserted that the episode will "change the course of ''Who'' forever". (An accurate description, given the episode reveals the existence of a previously unknown incarnation of the Doctor, as well as implying that some manifestation of Clara was present throughout the previous lives of the Doctor and is in fact credited with the Doctor stealing the TARDIS we all know.)

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** Series producer Steven Moffat asserted that the episode will "change the course of ''Who'' forever". (An An accurate description, given the episode reveals the existence of a previously unknown incarnation of the Doctor, as well as implying that some manifestation of Clara was present throughout the previous lives of the Doctor and is in fact credited with the Doctor stealing the TARDIS we all know.)



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* OpenSesame: The door to the Doctor's tomb is opened when someone states his true name.
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