But what if the Silence didn’t want to stop the Doctor from going to Trenzalore because that was where the Great Intelligence infiltrated the Doctor’s timestream? What if the reason that Silence didn’t want the Doctor to go to Trenzalore was because that’s how the Valeyard was created?
I mean, what if the Master just assumed the Valeyard was an incarnation of the Doctor trying to cling to life like the Master was trying to cling to life?
If John Hurt is the Valeyard, perhaps he exists in the Doctor’s timestream because they’ve crossed paths in the Doctor’s past. Perhaps the 50th might begin at Trenzalore with Eleven and Hurt’s character and then spread to Ten’s portion of the time stream.
Moffat loves paradoxes. I mean I could see him pulling a since the Valeyard and the Doctor are the same creature and crossed paths in person before, then the Valeyard could exist in the Doctor’s time stream since it would be the same time stream and then the Doctor could loose the Valeyard on time and space. Or something.
I dunno. it’s just a cracky thought.