Hey! I was just wondering about your opinion on this, do you think the doctor will get his memories of clara back? Because that discussion at the cloisters seemed like a loose thread and there have been many hints and subtle references to clara in s10 (the crows, hating tattoos and brave people, twelfth saying no one is remotely similar to him, not wiping bill's memory etc.) Personally I would really love that to happen!
re: the s10 clues, i think that only the not wiping bill’s memories was an actual reference to clara, the rest is more accidental
i think generally the show’s been moving on from clara’s story since hell bent
that being said, i’d love clara to have at least a cameo in twelve’s last christmas special (i almost expect it to happen since it’s kind of a tradition at this point after rose in teot and amy in ttotd)
but i’m not sure if it’ll involve twelve regaining his memories of her or not
going a little beyond that, i actually think twelve has regained at least some memories of her long ago? the way i see it (and iirc it was pointed out in the script as well) he 100% made the connection between clara’s mural which rigsby painted on his tardis and the actual identity of clara
but i think (what i think a lot of clara and whouffle fans don’t really touch when they talk about twelve’s memories of her) - i think twelve actually CHOSE to move forward, and let his story with clara end
he remembered her, and it didn’t mean him chasing after her, it meant him coming to terms with what their relationship meant, and how much destruction it brought upon the both of them, and that it ended… on relatively good terms, actually.
so i think he consciously moved on.
just like clara did.
and i think it’s the most powerful thing he could’ve possibly done, considering what pretty much became the theme of his and clara’s story - not being able to say goodbye to one another.