The Name of the Doctor Spoilery Details
The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine reveals some tantalising details for the Series 7 finale, The Name of the Doctor. Here’s some highlights.
Spoilerphobes should read ahead at their own risk!
Every journey taken by a time-traveller tears a wound in the fabric of reality, and the Doctor has time-travelled more than anyone. But the trail runs cold in Trenzalore, the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. The most dangerous place in the universe… Who is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him to Trenzalore? Could the Fall of the Eleventh be nigh? Or does an impossible girl hold the key? The Doctor’s past, present, and future lives are in grave danger… and his greatest secret is about to be revealed.
THE DOCTOR: “The path I carved through time and space, from Gallifrey to Trenzalore. My own personal time tunnel, leading back to every moment I ever lived. Every step, every tear, every kiss. Even the days I haven’t lived yet. Which is why I shouldn’t be here. The paradoxes… very bad…”
- Richard E Grant is back as Dr Simeon (“Hello again,” says the Doctor. “How’s the Intelligence – still Great?”)
- Post-Library River Song returns (“Oh, I do like to watch a man think; it’s like watching a whale knit!”).
- On the Doctor’s feelings for River, Moffat says: “You never quite know what the Doctor feels. I don’t think you ever should.”
- There’s more snogging
- Moffat says there hasn’t been a “proper doom-fraught episode” in a while. If this episode is about anything, it’s about death. There is a funereal atmosphere, literally.
- Will everyone make it to the end of the episode alive? Spoiler: no
- Will we, at last, learn the true identity of Clara Oswald, the impossible girl? Spoiler: yes!
- Will the Doctor’s greatest secret be revealed? Spoiler: possibly
- DWM doesn’t know how the episode ends, it’s that secret
- After this episode, nothing will ever be the same again