Since the beginning, we knew we’d have to say goodbye. One of the most important pillars in the series is that the Doctor, sooner or later, regenerates. Each incarnation is different, with their own likes, phrases and faces. All of them are the Doctor, and at the same time, they’re not just the Doctor, but something else. Every single incarnation has something special and unique that makes them different. That’s why when one of them leaves, it means a sad farewell, because, although we don’t say goodbye to the Doctor itself, we say goodbye to the Eleventh. We say goodbye to a part of his story.
After many months with plenty of rumours in which we were doubting about Matt’s comeback, finally it is official that he will exits the series after the Christmas special. We could read in BBC’s official blog Matt’s release:
“Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show. I’m incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realize all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.
Having Steven Moffat as show runner write such varied, funny, mind bending and brilliant scripts has been of the greatest and most rewarding challenges of my career. It’s been a privilege and a treat to work with Steven, he’s a good friend and will continue to shape a brilliant world for the Doctor.
The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other, they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I’ve never seen before, your dedication is truly remarkable. Thank you so very much for supporting my incarnation of the Time Lord, number Eleven, who I might add is not done yet, I’m back for the 50 anniversary and the Christmas special!
It’s been an honour to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the TARDIS for a spell with “the ginger, the nose and the impossible one”. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go and Trenzalore calls. Thank you guys. Matt.”
We only have seen this series since Eccleston years, but even so we want to write down our opinion. At first, Matt Smith and Karen gillan have received bad reviews after Catherine Tate and David Tennant’s exit. We think that it was because a lot of people missed them and thought that they left an emptiness that couldn’t be filled.
A lot of people didn’t want to move forward, but many others have trusted the writers and have been open minded: Matt and Karen had a big challenge ahead and we haven’t been disappointed. Despite the fact that ten is our favourite doctor, Smith has given us one of the best portrayals. He brought us a tired doctor, but also a childish and funny doctor who who made us laugh. Eleventh and his companions left us memorable moments, and have a place on our hearts.
We laughed and cried with him. We witnessed some of the hardest moments of our favourite Timelord's story, but also some of the happiest ones. With Matt, the character continued growing up, showing us the fragile equilibrium between good and evil or sanity and madness, that coexist in his mind. Inspired by the episode "The name of the Doctor" we must say that Matt Sith accomplished the promise he made when he accepted the role. He had been the Doctor.
“I said he was me. I didn’t say he was the Doctor. My real name… that’s not the point. The name I chose was the Doctor. It’s like a promise you make.”
One good actor has exited the whovian path, leaving us big emptiness. But in this series change is what matters, and we sure will welcome the twelfh doctor, ready for new adventures.
So, whovians, the 50th anniversary and Christmas Special are closer, so as Matt's farewell is, and we can't do more than giving you one word to face so many tension and emotion... ¡GERONIMO!