“The Time of the Doctor,” this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, put some closure on Matt Smith‘s time in the TARDIS and introduced us to Peter Capaldi‘s Time Lord. For a detailed recap of the episode, check out Fraser McAlpine‘s post on the special. But here’s a look at some of the episode’s best moments in GIFs, many sourced through the official Doctor Who Tumblr.
1. This scene, of course.
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2. This bad-ass, almost-James Bond-esque jacket-donning moment from the Doctor
3. This emotional bit from Clara, in which she realizes the Doctor has left her behind:
4. And this hilariously meta nod to Matt Smith’s off-screen haircut. The Doctor’s sporting a rug? Genius!
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5. A great moment of compassion from the Doctor. Poor Handles.
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6. And the Doctor, now visibly elderly, still showing the young folk how to get down:
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7. The aging Doctor finding the inner strength to find back against his enemies:
8. And this marvelous aside, which really appeared to be Matt Smith breaking the fourth wall, addressing his audience:
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9. And this *choking back tears*:
10. And this crushing surprise cameo:
11. And Peter Capaldi giving us his searing gaze in his regeneration scene: