people using the word “lovers” in conversation makes me want to gag.
I think, what a lot of people don’t understand, is that the Doctor is like a new baby fawn in his first episode. He has new legs (a new body for that matter) and is a completely new man, aside from his memories. Also, every regeneration is a bit different, so you got to give him some time. Sometimes he’s stuck in bed to recover, sometimes he has almost a complete memory lapse and his head is all jumbled.
So for anyone who thought the Doctor was far too scattered and crazy for the first half of Deep Breath, that is, in fact, usually how it goes.