Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls . . . Twelve Meets One

“Who I am is where I stand. Where I stand is where I fall.” – The Doctor

EPIC! . . . The Doctor Who season 10 finale episode, “The Doctor Falls” brought the season around full circle and wrapped up storylines for Bill (Pearl Mackie), Nardole (Matt Lucas), Missy (Michelle Gomez) and The Master (John Simm). The episode also showcased The Doctor’s ongoing ability to one-up The Master & Missy, fight off the Cybermen, instill hope in times of hopelessness and against all odds, save the day!

“I do what I do because it’s right! Because it’s decent! And above all, it’s kind! It’s just that . . . Just kind.” – The Doctor

The finale was filled with some great quotable lines and The Doctor gave quite a speech to Missy and The Master. It also threw in some humor at just the right times and paid homage to the Doctor Who franchise.

“Pity . . . no stars. I hope there’d be stars.” – The Doctor

At the end of the season 10 finale episode, we see Capaldi’s twelfth Doctor rejecting his body’s attempt at regeneration stating “No! I will not change!” The TARDIS has taken The Doctor to a snowy location where the twelfth Doctor encounters a familiar face . . .  the very first Doctor (David Bradley), “the original, you might say.” We’ll have to wait a few months before we see how this plays out in the Christmas Special, which airs Christmas Day 2017, but rest assured, it’ll be a blast!

“You may be a doctor, but I am The Doctor. The original, you might say.” – The First Doctor

With just the Christmas Special remaining, the end is near for current Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat and the twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi. Both Moffat and Capaldi will depart the show at the end of the Christmas Special with Moffat turning over the reigns to incoming showrunner, Chris Chibnall. Chibnall is no stranger to Doctor Who, having written several episodes for the show. Chibnall will begin his run as Doctor Who showrunner with a clean slate for season 11 leaving open the question of who will fill the role of The Doctor.

“Without hope, without witness, without reward.” – The Doctor

Moffat has done a tremendous job for the Doctor Who franchise during his tenure as showrunner and Capaldi has done an incredible job filling the role of The Doctor and making the character his own for the past three seasons. The same can be said of Mackie, Lucas, Gomez and the entire cast and crew of Doctor Who. Fans will surely miss their immense contributions to the show and franchise.

“Run you clever boy . . . and be a Doctor!” – Clara Oswald

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