Mr. Adventure wrote:
I also like that they used that damned umbrella cliffhanger. "Doctor!! Why are you doing that, it makes no sense!!"
But what happens? The suspense is killing me!
It's hard to rate this episode. As it stands, I'm not sure I would even call it a finale. The 50th Anniversary almost certainly should fill that role. Just judging it by itself, good start, loved the trance scene, loved the ending. Bit of a dip in the middle. I'll pick the second highest rating once I figure out the poll.
BTW, if the theory is correct that he's an older incarnation, we won't have to renumber. After all, the name is a key. The Eleventh Doctor is the Eleventh "Doctor" even if he isn't the last incarnation. Arguably, the Valeyard falls under the same category (provided they are different). Interesting namedrop, btw. It would have been easy to retcon that out by saying the Time War changed things.