It’s a very very.  Very.  Short clip. But in just a few seconds, it asks thousand questions at once, such as:

We thought Clara was gone.  What?

Who is Elizabeth?

Who is that woman standing behind the Doctor to stage right, wrapped in a 4th Doctor Scarf?  That one’s kind of hard to gloss over.

What is the painting about?  It looks like the destruction of a city – but which one?  And why does this qualify as Elizabeth’s Credentials?


The official synopsis for ‘The Day of the Doctor’ reads: “In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.”

The episode airs November 23, 2013 on BBCOne at 7:50 PM GMT.

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