Doctor Who and the Hurt Doctor (Updated)

140 characters is usually enough

“My name, my real name, that is not the point. The name I chose is ‘The Doctor’. The name you choose, it’s like, it’s like a promise you make. He’s the one who broke the promise. He is my secret.”

Spoilers, obviously. The last scene of the most recent episode of Doctor Who, “The Name of the Doctor”, was a powerful and (if you’d managed to watch it unspoiled) shocking cliff-hanger. A game-changer, if you’re a fan.

I’m a Doctor Who fan. I have been since he looked a bit like this

and I’m still a fan now he looks a bit like this.

Seriously, spoilers.

There are accepted rules when you form a relationship with any story or with any character. I’ll try not to go all Donald Rumsfeld, but there are known knowns and known unknowns in every story. There are always blanks to be filled in…

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