That night in that barn, Clara became the voice that set the Doctor on his way. In the distant future, when he is most lost, she becomes the Doctor’s guide. And whenever he forgets, she becomes his reminder that he can be kind enough to make the right decisions in order to find his way back home—the long way round.
Clara answers her own questions, but more importantly, she answers the Doctor’s questions. She is more than just a companion, she is his answer.
I’m really struggling with this week’s Doctor Who. It played way too much timeline hopscotch.
1) Clara meeting young Danny.
2) Clara going back to “fix” her date.
3) Orson, who’s probably supposed to be her great-grandson.
4) Visiting the end of the universe—again. Is this supposed to be after the Master takes the people then?
5) And the biggie: landing on Gallifrey in (apparently) the Doctor’s own past. Forget the danger of that; isn’t Gallifrey’s timeline supposed to be inviolable? How’d they manage that then?
And that doesn’t even cover the utter lack of anything resembling a plot.
I guess I’m not struggling after all.