but tbh i loved that episode so much because it put lots of emphasis on the fact that what really sets clara apart is that she knows more about the doctor than he knows about her and it really is cool to watch the doctor experience that for the first time
Oh, Clara. You are beautiful.
“I have lived a long life and I have seen a few things. I walked away from the last great Time War, I marked the passing of the Time Lords, I saw the birth of the universe and I watched as time ran out, moment by moment until nothing remained, no time, no space, just me. I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a mad man. I watched universes freeze and creations burn, I have seen things you wouldn’t believe, I have lost things you will never understand - and I know things, secrets that must never be told, knowledge that must never be spoken… knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze! So come on then! Take it!”
Well, whoever she was, I’m not her, OK? If you want me to travel with you, that’s fine. But as me. Not a bargain basement stand-in for someone else. I not going to compete with a ghost.