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Matt Smith's final performance as the current Doctor was sensational. There's a little moment in the first portion of the episode where he decides he will stay to defend Christmas, he goes out to introduce the townspeople, and says "Hello everyone, I'm the Doctor." Every time I watch this episode, this is the moment in the episode that holds the most emotional weight and impact. It's the last time we here him say that iconic saying and the way that Smith delivers the line is perfect. It also goes without saying that his final monologue or speech at the end, in the Tardis about moving on and change, but how he will always be the Doctor is stellar writing on Moffat's behalf, and I can only hope Capaldi gets similar treatment in Twice Upon a Time.
I do really enjoy this episode, mainly for Matt Smith, but there are some negatives to it. The pacing does feel a little off, I do have a feeling that Matt was supposed to stay for Series 8, and so Moffat had to cram everything into this 1-hour special. But i'd like to think that Series 8 would've been solely dedicated to the Doctor defending Trenzalore, and as the series went on we saw 11 age, and lose hope in life to the point in the finale on top of the clock-tower having the final standoff with the Daleks. A bit like having whole adventures per episodes, ala Tales of Trenzalore novel. Tasha Lem is a bit naff as well, she needed to be more fleshed out or a character we knew.
But overall, Time Of The Doctor is a sorely underrated episode, and a great final performance by my Doctor.