A Susan mention! Oh my heart.
Why doesn't the TARDIS translate the languages for Clara, is it because it doesn't like her?
I've heard a lot about Clara being a clever-clever companion like River but I don't get that vibe from her at all. She's smart, yes, but there is a kindness and softness to her that is more in the mould of Donna/Rory/Martha. She really doesn't have that sociopathic edge prevalent in Jack or River's character, or that streak of self absorbed selfishness that Rose and Amy had (although I think Amy matured beyond that towards then end). I like her although I haven't fallen in love with her yet (but there is a distinct possiblity it will happen though!)
Can I also say I'm so happy we've left the trope of the shrewish mother behind us. Clara's Mum seemed so lovely!
Christ, the Doctor weeping. Eleven waters up on occasion but tears are rare - and a Time War reference. I'm getting a very Old Whoish vibe off this season and I think I like it.
Once again, the plot isn't up to much but the character stuff is lovely.
And may I say that Clara's Dad seemed truely lovely and not what I was expecting after the 'government conspiracy' phonecall they had last week. Maybe losing his wife broke his ridiculously romantic heart and he became a shut in, dreaming of his lost love and why am I suddenly getting a Great Expectations vibe?--Cut-- Click here for more --Cut--