Excuse me, an old woman getting all emotional over what started as a children's show, which I watched as a child.
A part of my life, and like most things in life, there were good and bad moments in it. And what a cast list:
Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, John Bishop, Sacha Dhawan, Bradley Walsh, Sophie Aldred, Janet Fielding, Jemma Redgrave David Bradley, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann Katy Manning, Bonnie Langford, William Russell, and David Tennant.
Let me get one grump out of the way, Jodie was IMO the 14th Doctor.
Though through the power of retconning she could be the 15th.
Or, any other number since there exists an unknown number of previous Doctors. It's all good really.
I also thought that Capaldi had, at time, been poorly served by the writers, but this was doubly so with Whittaker. However, for this finale, the writer pulled out all the stops, and made me quite emotional (British shorthand for tears and all).
So much to say, and about this episode. The writers made me care. Companions, there were a few. I must admit, I wanted to be Jo Grant (as in be her, with the Doctor having adventures in space and time).
And that group chat, so lovely (I'm not crying, you're crying). And of course, the Doctor cameos.
McCoy's line, "...there's always one." When questioned about why all of them except for McGann was wearing Time Lord robes.
And, Graham and Ace working together, yet another tug at the heartstrings.
Ace, because that was the first time Dr. Who broke my heart, when it was canceled by the BBC. And Graham, because I'm now of an age that can relate to an older person becoming a companion as an old person.
Then there was that scene in the video at the top of this post. So gloriously over the top, yet so perfect.
So, The Power of the Doctor. My rating 10/10 Missed the opportunity for a lesbian kiss, but did what any good story should do, made me want to watch more (it's all in the feels, all the feels).
Not everyone's cup of tea, but mine, and what a ride.