Re: Finale discussion thread (spoilerifictitle insided) *SPOILERS WITH
One thing that kinda annoys me with the alleged finale spoilers is that this is something I excluded as an option back in the Asylum of the Daleks, and completely wrote off in Snowmen giving up the hope that it could be this simple.
Neither of the other Claras seemed to have any recollection of the Doctor, and the one in Snowmen even did the dance around the TARDIS trying to figure out that's it's bigger on the inside. I need to watch this again to see what her exact reaction was. But if you give me a mystery, it is slightly disingenuous to make the mystery contradict what we know. I want to be able to guess it. Why you're giving it to me otherwise?
Not saying that it isn't cool to have an unsolvable mystery, but I did wish that Clara was not a mystery at all and it turns out she actually isn't but they made her one anyway to mess with us. Also, with this solution, I wish they had let the episodes go in the opposite direction, and made the Victorian girl the original Clara. I related to her most, perhaps.
R.I.P. Cadet James T. Kirk (-1651)