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The Witch’s Familiar

I’ll say that I’ve been a fan of Twelve from the beginning, but I think sometimes there are just dynamic moments where you’re like, yes, this is the Doctor, and for me, that moment for Twelve didn’t really come until ‘The Witch’s Familiar’, until this moment here:

Davros: Why do you hesitate? No one would know. Clara Oswald is dead. Is this the conscience of the Doctor, or his shame? The shame that brought you here.

Twelve: There’s no such thing as the Doctor. I’m just a bloke in a box, telling stories. And I didn’t come here because I’m ashamed. A bit of shame never hurt anyone. I came because you’re sick and you asked. And because sometimes, on a good day, if I try very hard, I’m not some old Time Lord who ran away. I’m the Doctor.

Davros: Compassion then.

Twelve: Always.

Davros: It grows strong and fierce in you, like a cancer.

Twelve: I hope so.

Davros: It will kill you in the end.

Twelve: I wouldn’t die of anything else.

I just… this moment is so wonderful and just so perfectly Doctor, and where Twelve became one of the Doctors closest to my heart. And I will always have a lot of feelings about it. 

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“I just wanted to say, ‘Hello’… ‘Hello Doctor!’” 

On this day in 2011, the TARDIS spoke to the Doctor for the first and last time.