Daniel Swift. 22. Birmingham, UK.
Reblogged from doctorwho-theories
While this does not answer the “Silence must fall when the question is asked” part I have had a few thoughts on the Silence and Trenzalore that I haven’t seen explored too much elsewhere.
The Silence are described as the “Sentinels of History”. I think that they wanted to prevent the Great Intelligence from entering the Doctors tomb and erasing him from history. They saw the actions of his past as something that had to be protected, even if it cost the Doctor his future.
Perhaps the whole fall part is referring to the failure of the Silence to protect history from the Great Intelligence. Or maybe the origins of the Silence are buried, unknown to us, in the Doctors past and if his past is erased then so are they. Not sure if I’m behind either of these just throwing them out there.