2017 was truly the end of an era for Doctor Who. Not only did the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, depart the series, but so did showrunner Steven Moffat. Seeing as her Doctor and the man who cast her were exiting the show, Michelle Gomez – who’s played the female Master Missy since 2014 – decided to vacate as well.
However, it may not be the end of the character, as the actress has now suggested – and not for the first time – that Missy could return at some point in the future. Talking to Doctor Who Magazine in a recent interview, Gomez made clear that the role’s made a big impression on her and she absolutely loved playing the character, suggesting that maybe we haven’t seen the last of her.
“I think it’s going to be really hard to shake this one off. Missy has made quite a big impression on me, and hopefully on the fans as well. She was such a great fit. Even though, for now, she has been laid to rest. I don’t think she’s ever going to be that far away. I loved playing this character so much, and it was really hard to see her go. But I think that in many different shapes and forms, she will be back. I can’t really say much more than that. I have never had this response to anything else that I’ve done, and I’m really grateful for that.”
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As Whovians will know, Gomez was last seen in season 10 finale “The Doctor Falls,” which left things in a very final place for Missy. After at last deciding to stand with the Doctor and do good, she was shot in the back by her younger self (played by John Simm). Apparently, her ability to regenerate had been suspended, too, so we left her as she apparently died in the snow.
But this is the Master we’re talking about, the Doctor’s greatest nemesis who’s survived certain deaths numerous times over the decades. It’s clear the character will reappear at some point in the future then, but the big question is: will Gomez be in the role when it happens?
Time will tell, but we’d certainly love to see her share the screen with Jodie Whittaker when Doctor Who returns this autumn!
Source: Doctor Who Magazine