Somewhere between Day of the Doctor and the regeneration in this year’s Christmas Special (Twelfth Night of the Doctor anyone?) there are a few loose ends that it would be nice to have cleared up. Now I realise that we need to leave some things for viewers to work out for themselves but in my humble there are several that I would like either a direct explanation for or at least something to go on.
Here then is my list of loose ends…
Who gave Clara the phone number for the TARDIS?
At the beginning of The Bells of St John (reviewed here) Clara makes a call to the TARDIS. The Doctor asks how she got the number but all we got was that ‘the woman in the shop’ gave it to her. Early theories that this might be River seem unlikely as River and Clara were both in The Name of the Doctor. Who was it? Ace? Susan?
Why did Amy not remember the Daleks?
I assume this is one that will be swept up by the cracks in time but for a couple of episodes this was a bit of a mystery that I don’t think was explained.
How did Amy manage to grow up originally?
In the first time-line before the rather dubious Pandorica reset Amy grew up in a big house with no parents and an alien prisoner hidden away in a bedroom that couldn’t be seen for years. Really?
How did Rory re-appear?
Rory was removed from history then reappeared though as an Auton (which seemed to get reset by the Pandorica event). What brought him back? Was it a backwards ripple from the wedding? [And on the subject of the wedding how did River survive the reset and how could Amy recreate existence to bring the Doctor back into existence?]
Why did the TARDIS explode?
River could fly the TARDIS better than the Doctor – why then did it explode? Also how does that erase the universe? If this is possible then the Daleks or serendipity would have done it long before. All very dramatic but I’m not sure it’s particularly credible.
Who made it explode? Where are they?
Over to you
Those are the things that are bothering me – what have I missed and what explanations have escaped me?
Let me know!