Anyone else notice that Jenna’s hair in Robots Of Sherwood is much longer than she is currently sporting in the previous episodes?
What if she’s playing one of Clara’s echoes here? The echo could be Maid Marion, and we might get a similar scenario/nod to The Androids of Tara, when Romana was a double to the Princess. Even the names of the episodes sound suspiciously familar. (The Androids Of Tara/Robots Of Sherwood.)
she’s wearing extensions, as women in medieval times used to wear their hair much longer - but it IS our clara, certainly. lines quoted by people who were there for the filming made it pretty clear.
I’m wondering about the effort, though, just to make her fit in. Perhaps Maid Marion, or another person at court, is a robot that looks surprisingly like Clara. I’m thinking Clara is dressed up as this person, whomever it is, for some reason. I think it is a nod to the Androids Of Tara, I think we’re going to be seeing double. (Echo or not.)
And, although the thought of The Doctor threading extensions for Clara makes me giggle like mad, I’m wondering why The Doctor is okay with going around in his clothing, but goes through all that effort just for Clara?
It’s very possible something is going on, like I mentioned, Androids/Robots, we could be dealing with something from the past. And someone or something could be in danger.
(Just to add, I’m a medieval scholar. I minored in Medieval History when I did my BA three years ago. Coincidentally, my specialty is the Crusades.)
It could also be possible that there is some bit of a time jump. Perhaps Clara ends up having to spend a few months in Sherwood, without the Doctor, for whatever reason?
Or perhaps there is a time jump between last episode and this one, and to signify the passage of time, they gave her some extensions?