I didn’t understand that reference at first so I looked it up and apparently there were fifty-seven academics who theorized that Shakespeare was gay/bisexual.
Also, sonnet 57 is supposed to be about a guy that Shakespeare was in love with.
The Doctor remarks at one point in this episode that a skull looks like that of a Sycorax. Shakespeare claims he’s using that word, as he likes it. There is a Shakespeare character called Sycorax. #researchpayskids
Look at how Simon’s perception of Kieren evolves though. At first he is just Importantbecause of the undead prophet and Simon’s mission. But then Simon begins to see him as Beautiful because he spends more and more time with him and recognises that he is more than just a piece in the game, he is a real person. Once he falls for him though, he thinks Kieren is Incredible, and he wholly loves him - his personality, his strength, his kindness.