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Well, at least they played the "what matters is that I'm The Doctor and that's who I am so there" thing like I hoped/figured they would.
AWW ALL THE DOCTORS! I admit - and monooccularcat
can attest to this - I did a very loud squee when Hartnell appeared because AAAAAAAAAAAA ALL MY BABIES
(and the fact that they used that clip of Seven's literal cliffhanger, lollerskates)
But also I admit I was vocally like UGH UGH NO NO NO STOP KISSING JUST STOP NO because seriously like I just don't buy Eleven/River in terms of, like, shippy touchy stuff at all. Or Eleven with anyone, for that matter, ever. It just feels so wildly out of character for me. It feels like there's some kind of disconnect/miscommunication with regard to how Eleven's been played versus how he keeps being written. It's just really confusing to me.
But I might now be anticipating Eighth Doctor/Great Intelligence fic now because, okay because Withnail And I, but still. Go forth and make it happen, kids! You know you want to.
I can't really tell whether or not I liked it because it didn't really make a lot of sense, and honestly, as is to be expected from Moffat's Massive Mystery Plot reveals, the whole "this is what Clara is all about" was a bit underwhelming. I think part of the problem with these big mystery arcs is that there's really no way to pay them off without it being a bit of a let-down. The reality just isn't as exciting as all our cracktastic speculation.
But still, BABIES. Also I'm sort of preoccupied atm with not knowing until like Monday or Tuesday whether or not I'm homeless so yeah. :|