One part of Doctor Who that is still frustrating to me is that the writers continually leave information out about the Doctor’s past. I like to think that it’s because there is a huge secret waiting to be revealed. I’m starting to think that I’m right. At the end the episode Gridlock, the face of Boe tells the Doctor that he is not alone. Of course, it would be logical to think that he was referring to Martha, but I believe there is a deeper meaning to it. I think that the Face of Boe is telling the Doctor that he is not the last Time Lord.
The Doctor repeatedly mentions how he is the last of the Time Lords, but never describes how he knows this. For example, he will say that there was a great war and that it wiped out his whole planet. What the Doctor doesn’t mention is what exactly happened that wiped them all out. Why was the Doctor the only person who survived? Why didn’t the Doctor die with the rest of his people? I have a couple of ideas.
My first idea is that the Doctor lost his memory. There very well could have an explosion of some sort that made the Doctor pass out and forget. Someone could have potentially put him in his TARDIS and sent him away with him thinking that his world was gone. Does he ever try to go back to his home? Maybe someone who has watched the show for longer can help me out with this.
My second idea is that during the war, people escaped in there own time machines and have since then been living on a new planet that the Doctor doesn’t know about. It could be that they were trying to get away from the Doctor. Maybe the Doctor isn’t so good after all. If this statement is true, it would make sense why the Daleks tell the him, “We are the same.”
I may be far off with my assumptions, which wouldn’t surprise me. However, I’m still excited to see how the story plays out. Hopefully something big will be revealed soon!