It’s almost here, Doctor Who fans. Are you ready?
The highly-anticipated season 10 finale, titled “The Doctor Falls,” has a lot of hype to live up to, as the penultimate episode, “World Enough and Time,” was one of the most exciting we’ve seen in a while and left a lot of threads hanging to be satisfyingly resolved in the finale. Will Bill remain a Cyberman? What is the Master and Missy’s grand evil scheme? And, most importantly, is the Doctor going to die in this very episode?
The answer to these questions is at least hinted at in the two action-packed promos for “The Doctor Falls,” which are full of explosions and intrigue. For one, they show off various forms of Cybermen – the original models, as seen in the last episode, the ‘Cybus’ versions used from 2006-2013 and then the current, sleeker design. As Missy reveals, the whole city built at the bottom of the space station is a machine to turn the civilians into Cybermen. With the Cyber-army running amok, it looks like the Doctor will be focused on one last attempt to coax Missy to the side of good. “Stand with me,” he asks her. But will she?
As Bill’s currently a Cybermen, it’s hard to tell if she’s in the trailer at all, but there is a small child who looks like her glimpsed at one point in the second promo. Are there some timey-wimey shenanigans going on here? We’ll have to wait and see to find out.
Most exciting of all, though, is the fact that the trailers seem to show the Doctor beginning to regenerate. Intriguingly, the setting – a grassy field – is completely different from the snowy landscape seen during the apparent regeneration scene at the beginning of “World Enough and Time.” How do the two scenes match up, then?
We’ll find out when Doctor Who airs this Saturday at 9PM on BBC America.