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Since tomorrow is the finale, and gods only know what will happen (gods being Moffat and co.), I thought I would take some time today and compile a summary of all my rose/wolf spottings from this season, and refresh your memory on why I’m looking for them.
The second part is the easiest, really… so I’ll do that first. Clara is an ‘impossible’ person. The TARDIS does not like her at the beginning of her adventures, and the Doctor coincidentally makes some ‘modifications’ to the TARDIS right around the time it starts to look after her.
I believe this dislike and ‘impossible’ness stems from the fact that Clara is a creation of Badwolf – meant to be in every time the Doctor visits in order to warn and/or look out for him. The only other person we know the TARDIS is afraid of is Jack and that was only after Rose/Badwolf brought him back to life.
The Doctor recognized from the beginning that there was some serious “wrongness” with Jack - so why wouldn’t he see that in Clara? Because Badwolf can also be very subtle. The Doctor is not good with *subtle*.
Furthermore, there have been hints in every Oswin/Clara episode, from “Asylum of the Daleks” to present that there are similarities between Clara Oswald and Rose Tyler.
The Car that hits Pete in “Father’s Day” looks nearly identical to the car that almost hits Clara’s dad in “The Bells of Saint John”.
Clara’s mother died the day Rose met the 9th Doctor.
The next bit is all of the roses that pop up in each episode. Here is a compilation of all their sightings.
“Asylum of the Daleks”
“The Bells of Saint John”
“The Rings of Akhaten”
There are two rose occurrences. The second is by far my favorite for its subtlety.
There were no roses but there WAS repetitive use of the song “Hungry Like the Wolf”
“Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS”
Again, no *physical* Rose, but we hear Rose conversing with the 9th Doctor while one of the brothers is ripping apart the control panel.
The Doctor also explains that the TARDIS is leaking their past “You and me – everything we’ve done, everything we’ve said – recent history.” That could be another hint that Clara is in some way connected to Rose.
“The Crimson Horror”
“Nightmare in Silver”
So now that I’ve got all these roses compiled in one place, I am ready for the finale! Here’s hoping I’m not entirely mad!
Want to read up on my Clara/Badwolf GI/Dalek Emperor theory? Click here!
Alright my hearties, these are my findings for the last two episodes (“Cold War” & “Hide”). While there were no roses in “Cold War”, something equally good if not better occurred.
Meet the Professor.
Professor likes Duran Duran. On the surface that isn’t much - it just shows that he has great taste in music. But if we look into it, Professor seems to like one particular song more than the others as he is listening to it in multiple scenes and proceeds to ask Clara if she knows it and would like to sing it for him. Twice. Well, okay sure… what song? “Hungry like the Wolf”!!
I screamed. My dad made a face. All-in-all it was a good night.
In “Hide” I was straining my eyes in an attempt to find Clara’s roses and nearly gave up, but the Doctor noticed and made up an excuse to run back to the house, bringing the camera around to give us an entirely new angle on the same garden.
I gotta say, I’m loving the hunt, even if it’s all for naught. Stay tuned for more updates on my cracked theory!