There are two episodes of 'Doctor Who' left this year; before Matt Smith leaves the series in the Christmas special, he'll team up with David Tennant and John Hurt for the 50th anniversary episode, which airs on November 23. And while Smith's departure will be a massive change for the series, companion Jenna-Louise Coleman promises that it's the 50th anniversary special that will pack the major changes.
Speaking to IGN, Coleman promised the massive impact the special would have on the series going forward: "We’ve done the 50th which is, though it does lead-off the end of last season, is kind of self-contained in a way. So it’s kind of a blank canvas in a way. But the 50th leaves the whole show going in a very different direction. It’s kind of a transformational episode for the show."
What does that even mean? “It changes things. It changes everything. Really. So we’re kind of on this blank canvas. I don’t know where Steven [Moffat] is going to take it. I don’t know who the Doctor is going to be yet. I don’t know what our relationship is going to be. You know it’s completely open, but in theory it could be a new Clara for the new Doctor even. You know a Clara could pop-up at any time in theory. I don’t know if they will or not. It’s definitely something that’s been set-up, though.”
Sounds pretty major! Are the Time Lords finally coming back (something that would make sense, considering fan theories surrounding John Hurt's Doctor), or is Moffat doing something else entirely? I fully expect for 'Doctor Who' to blindside me in November, and I'm not sure I could be any more excited. What about you?
'Doctor Who's' 50th anniversary special airs November 23 worldwide.