In a fitting move for an episode celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who, ”The Day of the Doctor” began with the opening visuals and music used by the very first episode of Doctor Who, which fade away to show a police man passing by a familiar old junkyard before the camera focuses in on the Coal Hill School, where inside is…
Clara Oswald. Teaching. With no explanation for how the last episode was resolved, how she and the Doctor escaped his timeline, how they left Trenzalore, where the Paternoster gang is, or why she’s back on Earth.
Still it’s nice to see some character development in Clara. It looks like Clara’s left her job as a nanny and is now working as a teacher, which is another nurturing position, but it probably meant that she had some ambition and took the initiative to make a career for herself. Mind you, it would have been nice to see her move beyond the Impossible Girl and make a new life for herself instead of trying to guess what happened to her between “The Name of the Doctor” and “The Day of the Doctor.” But I guess this is what passes as character development in the Moffat era.
This was just the first of many problems I had with the 50th anniversary. There are, of course, many things that I did enjoy about the special. The interaction between the three Doctors was superb, the dialogue was witty and engaging, Billie Piper turned in an absolutely stellar performance as the Moment, and the inclusion of Tom Baker and clips of the other Doctors (including Capaldi!) had all of the Whovians at my viewing in a puddle of feels. But it’s important to talk about the problematic elements, because they have strongly detracted from my enjoyment of what should have been an incredible anniversary special. From the horrible characterization of Elizabeth I to the undermining of Series 1-7, there was a lot that had me cringing throughout this episode.
So, below the jump is an extended review of “The Day of the Doctor.”
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