In a moment of pressure, he doesn’t hesitate to identify River as “an ex” and, later, she and we realise the depth of his feelings for her, the pain he suffers. “You’re always here to me,” he tells River. “And I always listen and I can always see you.” He opens his heart and for once seizes the chance to kiss her, even though she is now only “an echo”.
Alex Kingston and Matt Smith play these scenes with convincing tenderness.
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Steven Moffat says thank you to the crowd at The Way Station (by filthysize)
friendly reminder that the doctor told clara to hold onto the leaf and it would take her home and it leads her to the doctor so basically he is her home
I died saving him. In return, he saved me to a database in the biggest library in the universe. Left me like a book on a shelf. Didn’t even say goodbye. He doesn’t like endings
The explosion was incredible, I loved it!
Clara Oswald, “The Name of the Doctor”
DOCTOR WHO Inside Look: “The Name of the Doctor” Season Finale - BBC AMERICA
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Watch an All New DOCTOR WHO INSIDE LOOK at “The Name of the Doctor” - featuring Exclusive Interviews with lead writer & executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT and stars MATT SMITH and JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN.
If you haven’t seen “The Name of The Doctor” yet, you may want to skip this video, add it to your ‘Watch Later’ list, and watch the episode first.
Hear from MATT on what makes the Whispermen “the monster of the season” and why death is never truly permanent in the world of DOCTOR WHO.
Plus, STEVEN on fun in such a twisty, dark episode: “It’s all about death and fear and all those things, but it must seem fun.”