The Day of the Doctor didn't seem to connect with the end of the previous series. But I think it's clear from the Christmas fragment that it will be resolved, and that the Clara we saw dates from a later time (as "Nine" puts it, "you knew who I was").
I'm always wary of hype that builds up, when expectations rise. Somehow Steve Moffat has once again delivered, helped by a combination of cleverness, imagination, and 50 years of archives to
I'm sure there will be things missing from the list below, in approximately timey-wimey order, of what I particularly liked. It's definitely one to watch again.
- Use of the original opening titles
- Clara working next to the junkyard in Totter's Lane
- The "Rose" interface generated from "your past ... or is it your future, I always get confused"
- "Nice scarf!"
- We've closed the loop on the Queen Elizabeth I story - now we know why she isn't best pleased to see him in The Shakespeare Code
- Sonic screwdriver takes 400 years to complete the calculation
- Get me the files codenamed "Cromer"
- "You've redecorated, haven't you? I don't like it!"
- A big red button (that must NEVER EVER EVER be pressed)
- "Geronimo!" / "Allons-y!" / "Oh, for God's sake!". I want more John Hurt episodes - Grumpy Doctor rules!
- "Twelve of them - no, thirteen!" - nice to see an insert of Peter Capaldi
- (Almost) Everybody lives - something of a Steve Moffat mantra