“Clara, be my pal. Tell me… am I a good man?”
“I… don’t know.”
“Neither do I.”
– from “Into the Dalek,” by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat
They were the central questions of Series 8 of Doctor Who. What kind of man is this new Doctor? Is he a hero? Does he still care? Is he even capable of caring anymore?
It’s to the show’s credit that it dared to ask those questions, to explore the darker sides of life with, and as, the last Time Lord. Asking those questions gave us stories like “Listen” and “Flatline.”
And it’s to the show’s credit that in the end, it found a way to answer them.