My favourite thing about the resolution of Smile was how Frank Cottrell-Boyce had the Doctor telling a story, which is one of my favourite recurring thematic motifs in the Moff era - the Doctor being a storyteller.
“There’s no such thing as the Doctor. I’m just a bloke in a box telling stories…”
The story of the Fisherman and the Haddock being used to explain the consciousness of a sentient robot species which thinks on a very different level to humans was like explaining Asimov through a fairy tale.
That is so wonderfully Doctor Who to me.
Poetry. Quantum physics. Same thing…