Moffat is perhaps the most magical, and lyrical writer that Doctor Who has ever had the pleasure of showcasing. He’s perhaps also one who understands who the Doctor is, the most. In his own words, on why he considers the Doctor the ultimate hero -
“Heroes are important. History books tell us who we used to be, documentaries tell us who we are now, but heroes tell us who we want to be and a lot of our heroes depress me. But you know when they made this particular hero(The Doctor), they didn’t give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. And not a tank or warship or X-wing fighter. They gave him a call box from which you can call for help. And they didn’t give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat ray. They gave him an extra heart. They give him two hearts and that’s an extraordinary thing because I don’t think there will ever be a time when we don’t need a hero like the Doctor.”
Moffat has the capacity to bring fairytales to life, his stories are sometimes dark and unforgiving, but in the end, almost always triumphant. I think he knows that reality has a lot to say otherwise, and so he tries to bring out the best in us through stories. Stories were always meant to inspire. There’s magic and twists and turns but in the end we all come out with our hearts broken, reciting that one line that punched a hole in our hearts and buried itself deep within, because no matter how many “plot holes” you pull out of his stories, it’s never about that. His stories are about the enigma of relationships and life and magic, and I will always be grateful that I was able to witness them.