So I was rewatching old DW episodes today and came across Silence in the Library. The left picture is of CAL, the little girl the Library was made for. The right is Clara, or Oswin, depending on which you like to call her. New theory is slowly emerging.
1. CAL’s last words were “Aren’t I a clever girl?”, whereas Oswin’s are always “Run, you clever boy, and remember”, the remember part implying that he has to recall her. Or maybe it just means “if something is remembered it can be brought back”, but I don’t know. 2. Oswin can hack into extremely complex data bases, perhaps because she’s CAL? Or maybe the “total screaming genius” description could mean she has all of the knowledge of the Library. /random thought 3. Their looks. 4. They both lived in virtual realities they created for themselves.
I don’t see why I’ve never seen posts of her around. It was at this point that I began to realize that the Doctor was lonelier than I thought (and the rest of the seasons emphasize this greatly). He can barely have a fling without putting her in great danger. And what’s the painful about this scene for me is that the Doctor probably doesn’t think he was worth it. He showed us how he could pass the fans with his own powers, and so she didn’t need to die for his sake. But what’s the most painful is that he’ll never know if she was aware of the greater cause of if she was led by passion, if perhaps one smile, one gesture less could’ve been the thin line between her life and her sacrifice for the spark of love she had had for him. He’ll never know if it’s his fault.