The season had these themes:
- The Doctor's Hidden Name
- Your past comes back to haunt you
I certainly did not predict everything about the finale, but I certainly got the themes!
We both felt that the finale was a cheese filled tour-de-force. This was a good thing, not a bad one. It was good cheese.
Donna was just a terrific character.
We will never, truly know about the Timewar because it is a plot device, not a history. To know the history of the Timewar is to destroy its utility. In many ways, it is more real because you are ignorant of it.