Tonight, Saturday 18th May 2013, the season finale of Doctor Who will air. Wherein we are supposed to be engulfed with truths and answers laid bare, however will this actually be the case or will one Steven Moffat mean to tell us and then forget in a very round about way.
The question I’m talking about is the question nobody has dared to answer since the shows birth in 1963, Doctor Who?
“on the Fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the Eleventh, when no creature can speak falsely or fail to answer, a question will be asked — a question that must never ever be answered: “Doctor Who?”
This little teaser was planted way back when during The Silence arc. “Silence will fall when the question is asked” which is their main reason for attempting to kill The Doctor.
I don’t believe this question will be answered nor do I believe it should be answered as its always been there. Sydney Newman never suggested or hinted at The Doctor’s real name and he was the original creator of Doctor Who. Therefore, he and he alone should be the one to know The Doctor’s name and that name would have died with him if he ever did perceive The Doctor to have one.
But now, Steven Moffat has led us to believe that we will find out in this episode. This in turn begs the question, why now? And why should Moffat be allowed to make up a name for The Doctor? It will call into question the foundation of the show because he would no longer be The Doctor as he has been forever known but less elusive and a simpler shadow of the enigma he once was.
The other threaded storyline through the latter half of this season is Oswin Oswald or Clara Oswin Oswald or simply Clara Oswald. ‘The Impossible Girl’ as The Doctor so fondly calls her. She’s born of normal human parents and lived a normal childhood yet she’s appeared throughout time and space to help and eventually travel with The Doctor.
The Doctor has met the same girl three times and twice she died, the exact same girl. Could she possibly be a doppelgänger as they have a supernatural element and it’s not too far of a reach, yet lacks the flourish of a ‘Moffatt Storyline’.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see upon the Fields of Trenzalore.