Y’know, Clara Oswald’s appeared in nine episodes now, but Rory’s ninth episode was The Impossible Astronaut, and at that point we knew much, much less about him than we know about Clara now. We’d only seen him at work once, we hadn’t even met his dad yet, and he barely passed a reverse Bechdel test: virtually all his conversations were about Amy.
And I love Rory. I love him to pieces. But guess how many people I saw calling him ‘boring’ or ‘bland’ or ‘barely even a character’ back then? If you guessed zero, you’re absolutely right.
clara-doctor replied to your photoim going to have to stop reading your tags because they always end up tearing my soul apart. not ok
Should I tell you about the multiple times a symbolical marriage or proposal was implied? (Or could be interpreted.)
Please do. I’ve been wanting to talk about the metaphors of their relationship and what it all means for the Doctor since the post I made on the metaphors in TOTD. There’s been a very heavy aspect of domestics and commitment playing in to Clara’s relationship with the Doctor,a strong emphasis in fact. Much of it to do with the Doctor learning responsibility and commitment in his relationships through Clara’s influence.
Also, there’s something about the damn turkey in TOTD, I can’t put my finger on it yet but I have the distinct feeling that the Turkey is a metaphor for the Doctor,as silly as that sounds. There’s something about the repeated emphasis placed on it dying or returning to life, is it ready yet? etc.