I feel like all the people complaining about this:
Are forgetting about this:
How is painting the women who kiss the Doctor without asking (not counting Donna) as mindless victims of his charm (because intelligent, independent women aren’t allowed to fancy a man, especially the Doctor without losing their feminist street cred)…
While also viewing this one surprise lip-lock from him as caddish bordering on assault…
I don’t get it. Someone please explain it to me.
Let’s also not acknowledge the hints that point to Tasha Lem possibly being his wife (in disguise), with whom he has an established banter and familiarity.
Yes, let’s ignore that and assume that Moffat only knows how to write one cheeky female character and is oblivious to the similarities.
Or let’s not. It’s pretty fucking obvious that this character either IS River Song or he wants us to think she might be. Either that, or he is unbelievably daft.
If she is River, I’d say there is a nice little arc (front to back and back to front) from her catching him off guard in Stormcage to the opposite here at Trenzalore. That would seem to be intentional character/relationship development rather than a sex-crazed indiscriminate Doctor taking liberties with random BAMFs who flirt with him shamelessly for no reason.
But that’s just me.