Monday, 16 November 2015
55 Minutes of Heaven
Just read that the penultimate episode of Series 9 - Heaven Sent - is going to be a whole 55 minutes long. The villain / monster of this piece - which is a solo outing for Peter Capaldi's Doctor - is The Veil. It will be played by Jami Reid-Quarrell, who we previously saw as Colony Sarff.
Trying to work out what this year's finale might be about has been a bit of a nightmare. Images from the last episode feature a 1950's style diner. The keyword for the season has been "hybrid".
We know Clara is going, and there is still that Confession Dial to be addressed. I'll be very surprised if we don't get another appearance from Missy. This week's episode might shed light on Ashildr's fate. We know that River is back for the Christmas Special - so maybe a cameo in the same way that Nick Frost appeared last year?
There was an interesting thing in last month's DWM, where the interviewer of costume designer Ray Holman was shown a sketch of a costume from this episode. He mentions a gaunt male figure and asks "But isn't that...?". Obviously implies that someone we have seen before is coming back...