When your time traveling gentleman friend suddenly becomes an owl look-alike, one must take extra efforts to avoid being asked if there is a blood relation at work.

And do you know what? I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

I will not forget one line of this. Not one day. I swear. I will always remember when the Doctor was me.

I wanted everything to stop. I wanted nothing to change ever again. If he could just keep standing there, so beautiful… Long time ago.

“He hugs everybody, he says hello to everybody, he remembers the name of everybody’s kids. He’s been such an extraordinary ambassador for the show. I can now honestly say that the way Matt carries himself as The Doctor is something of which The Doctor would be immensely proud.”

— Steven Moffat

He [Moffat] said he had no hesitation in bringing Gillan back for Smith’s last episode, saying the pair were ‘so iconic’.
He said: ‘It was just nice to bring her back, also I just thought it would be good for Matt to have her on set.’