Molly's father was killed in a terrible accident. UNIT scientist John Foster suffered the same fate. But are they really gone? Both play a part in the universe-hopping new arc! The Doctor and Clara race against time to both stop a dreaded new peril – the Fractures – in a bid to stop reality unravelling around them.
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The Doctor banishes the Fractures back to where they came from, marking himself as their mortal enemy. However, he does manage to let Paul stay in N-Space with his family.
- Captain van Volk calls the Doctor the Oncoming Storm.
- The Doctor says he's old enough to be Kate's great-great-great-great-great grandfather, times ten. Kate retorts that it's nothing compared to the size of his ego.
- Clara defends the size of her flat by saying she lives on second-year teacher's wages.
- Osgood and some of her colleagues intend to see Interstellar.
- Clara used to drive a Mini.
- She now uses a motorbike.
- Rassilon cubes were devised by Rassilon as a form of incarceration. The Doctor was once locked in one and it took him six months to break free. Kate calls it a Rubik's cube.
- Amongst the Doctor's items in the TARDIS is the Ghostbusters-esque device from TV: The Caretaker.
- The Doctor has spare sonic screwdrivers and gives one to Clara.
- The Doctor calls Kate "Brigadier", alluding to her late father.
- The Doctor oddly doesn't mention the Battle of Canary Wharf or the Reality Bomb to the Fractures.
- Hinchcliffe Avenue in Schoreditch is likely a reference to Doctor Who producer Philip Hinchcliffe.
- The Doctor has a toy of Mrs. Tinkle from AAAGH! comic strips.
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- The Doctor refers to humanity as "pudding brains". (TV: Deep Breath et al)
- Lisa references the Doctor serving as Coal Hill School's caretaker. (TV: The Caretaker)
- The Doctor wears 3D glasses. (TV: Army of Ghosts)
- Clara jokes that none of her pupils are giving her requests for extra homework. (TV: The Caretaker)
- Potter remarks that Osgood is away and that she'd be devastated at missing the Doctor, especially since she replaced her scarf with a bow tie. (TV: The Day of the Doctor, Death in Heaven)
- The Doctor uses a strand of Clara's hair for a scientific test. (TV: Deep Breath)
- Paul Foster is able to travel from his universe into this one because he reverse-engineered the gate destroyed during the Battle of London in 2007. (TV: Army of Ghosts, Doomsday)
- Clara is surprised Hannah knows about her relationship with Danny Pink. She learnt it in playground gossip from Lisa. (TV: The Caretaker, In the Forest of the Night)
- The Doctor saves Clara and the Fosters from a crashing bus by flying the TARDIS alongside the doors and having them jump in. The Tenth Doctor pulled off a similar feat to save Donna Noble. (TV: The Runaway Bride)
- The Doctor gives Kate a Shreeker sonic cannon, which he says he got from Brooklyn. (COMIC: Echo)
- The Doctor continues to be apprehensive about hugging. (TV: Deep Breath, Listen)