They pretended he wasn't "the Doctor", when he WAS the Doctor more than they or any of their other past lives could have been. A Christmas Carol.
The scene featuring the War Doctor's regeneration into the Ninth Doctor does not conclude with the emergence of the Ninth Doctor.
Season 5: Thirteenth Doctor.
The phone bops his head as Kate wonders if he has hung up. The 50th anniversary episode was a chance to cement Doctor who as not only a great concept and show but as a worldwide phenomenon.
Retrieved on 7 December 2013. Tenth Doctor. They run for their lives, the Doctor dreads being an engaged man; "Oh, good work, Doctor. In the 21st century, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562 , a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space, an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. Clara tells the Eleventh that she was right about the War Doctor not having committed the act he was so ashamed of.
He whips out a "device that goes ding" to prove that she is a shapeshifter, before realising that it was the horse they were riding. Season 4: Series 10: Kate explains that she is operating on orders from the throne.
McGann filmed his own regeneration into Hurt's version of the Doctor, cementing the lineage of all Doctors up to Smith's incarnation onward.
The school bell rings. The Eleventh Doctor says, "I've absolutely no idea. Kate has, at that point, returned to Clara.
Steven Moffat celebrates a 'new chapter' for Doctor Who. The absence of a credit for a position doesn't necessarily mean the job wasn't required. Osgood prays for the Doctor to save her, but instead of being killed, she is faced with her duplicate.