Bingo for “The Caretaker,” which was co-written by Moffat and Gareth Roberts.
There weren’t as many openly anti-feminist things happening per se, but the whole thing left me feeling weirdly gross. Especially the whole you-haven’t-explained-Danny-to-me thing and Danny’s warning at the end. Why does Clara have to explain/justify her boyfriend to the Doctor? Why does he keep saying Danny’s a PE teacher? Why does Danny get to be the one who sets ultimatums in his relationship with Clara? Why does Clara never seem to realize why lying to Danny is a bad thing? Really none of the characters came out of this looking likeable. :\
(Also I see what you did there with the completely unnecessary River reference, Moffat. Thanks but no thanks.)
(However, Jane Austen as former companion is a GREAT idea. She would not take any of the Doctor’s shit, and it would be glorious.)
“There’s LOTS of holding hands, yeah. There’s just a suggestion [of a romantic relationship], and I think it’s however you choose to perceive it. From what I’ve seen of the other Doctors and their assistants—I’ve found it chauvinistic at times and slightly patronising. In this series, they’re on a par, they work together through and through, and they celebrate each other’s brilliance, and they educate one another. They show each other their worlds. They’re a perfect team.”