Something incredibly interesting to me in the last several seasons is how readily the Doctor and Missy throw around the word “friend.” (“I want my friend back!” “I want you to meet a couple friends of mine.” “I am your friend.” “She’s my friend.”) No more of this “best enemies” thing. It’s like they are both too old for that crap and completely accept that despite their wildly contrasting views on everything they are friends. Ten and Simm!Master were still in denial about that, which was part of their terrific tension. Makes me wonder if that will be a point of contention between Simm!Master and Gomez!Master. Simm!Master was still willing to torture the Doctor. Gomez!Master is still super nasty and evil, but likes giving the Doctor (unhealthy) gifts, like robot armies and Clara Oswald instead. And for his part, the Doctor is just casually resigned to the fact that this evil murdering psychopath is is great friend. I think Simm!Master might be aghast.
Wow, since 2013... I wonder how Tumblr and all sites were back in the day when S1 came out. Unfortunately I missed it and joined until last year lmao. Hey, you're like a veteran of the Snk fandom