The problem (and good thing) about Moffat is you have no idea where he’s going with his ideas. With Russell, I picked “Mr. Saxon” straight up, it was easy. These days, I love the guessing games we go through all year.
“8. Oswin is some kind of divinely appointed companion. Speculation on this draws mostly from the meaning of both Oswin and Oswald, which mean “Friend of God.” Clara means “Bright,” another word for clever. “The Snowmen” makes direct reference to the universe owing The Doctor, very close to being a God himself, something. Maybe the universe finally delivered.”
While I don’t think they’re taking the show in a religious direction (far too tricky for this show), It did make me think about one aspect of the show – The Guardians. In the classic series, there was a power greater than the time lords, One which even the Time Lords worshipped in their own timey-wimey ways as gods. They were the ones who sent the Doctor on his merry chase around the universe looking for the key to time. While I doubt they’ll go in that direction, could they still exist, post time war? The Eternals (well, apart from The Trickster) “fled the universe in despair” but it doesn’t mean all higher forms did. Or are the guardians too much for the new series?? I can see the White Guardian in his own weird way looking after the Doctor while the Black Guardian rallies his forces in the Silence – the truth of why those people have it in for the Doctor – maybe they don’t honestly know themselves???
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