It’s as if Lorcan has no concept of what the Conditional is!
(By the way, teaching the English conditional forms to ESL students is a real motherfucker because you English people are too lazy to make the forms discernable from the past tense.)
Concerning River: The idea of a time-travelling relationship in which you meet again and again but the stages are all mixed up was a very good one, and in paper River is a good character, too. But something in the executiom, in the meeting of character and actor - and Kingston is definitely a much better actor than Barrowman - didn’t work and she became kind of obnxious, at least to me. Which is a shame, but it sometimes happens that a character doesn’t work for everybody (on balance, I never had a problem with Clara).