Entering the lower level of the TARDIS tomb, when Clara asked the Doctor if he loved River Song, he replied, “She was clever and brave and kind and funny. And had more love in one heart than I could ever have in two.” Draft Script of The Name of the Doctor (DWM Guide)
but seriously why was this not in the episode?
the first and last time eleven and clara talked to each other were over the phone
Everything’s got to end sometime; otherwise nothing would ever get started.
Never Look Away (aka dammit you made me care about Clara and Eleven)
(eta: password for the video is rycbar123. silly vimeo embedding.)
Matt Smith’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
When I tell people that Eleven is my favorite Doctor, people automatically assume that I like him because he’s silly and quirky, while in reality, those traits have very little to do with why I like him.
Eleven’s comical moments are great, but that’s not what makes him stand out to me.
What gets to me about Matt Smith’s portrayal of the Doctor is the way he is able to convey other emotions. This is a character who is wounded and scarred by a thousand years worth of heartbreak, plagued with everlasting guilt, haunted by loneliness and the people he has lost. A man filled with enough hatred and loathing to make even the most fearsome of enemies think twice about crossing him. Underneath Eleven’s carefree exterior, there is a broken, vulnerable, and often terrifying version of the Doctor just waiting to emerge. With just a single look, Matt Smith is able to effectively capture all of the complex emotions that are running through his character’s mind. He can go from looking like a cosmic nine year old to an ageless god in a fraction of a second. Matt Smith’s acting reminds us of just how little we actually know about the Doctor. He spends most of his time screen acting childish and just plan ridiculous, so that when the hidden side of his character does come out, it’s enough to give you chills.
To me, Matt does a near perfect job at embodying everything that the Doctor is, both good and bad.
Thank you, Matt Smith. You’re great.