“Twice Upon a Time” is the name for the upcoming Doctor Who 2017 Christmas Special, and it goes without saying that this is a big one. This marks the final appearance of Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, and to go along with that more, it marks the last opportunity to enjoy an episode penned by Steven Moffat. We know that Pearl Mackie will return as Bill Potts, just as we’re also aware that we will have a potential opportunity to see Jenna Coleman again. While that may not be 100% confirmed as of yet, we remain hopeful that there will be one more opportunity to see Clara Oswald before Twelve walks off into the sunset.
For the sake of this article, though, let’s get to some of the good stuff. Through a DVD listing online for “Twice Upon a Time,” we do now have a sense of the official synopsis. We don’t think that there are any enormous spoilers in what lies ahead, but you may still want to shield your eyes in the event that you are super-sensitive:
“Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. And a British army captain seemingly destined to die in the First World War, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story. This is the magical last chapter in the Twelfth Doctor’s epic adventure. He must face his past to decide his future. And the Doctor will realise the resilience of humanity, discovering hope in his darkest frozen moment. It’s the end of an era. But the Doctor’s journey is only just beginning.”
The Two Doctors is not meant to be a reference to the arrival of Jodie Whittaker as Thirteen; instead, it’s a reminder that you’re going to be seeing David Bradley come on board as his version of the first Doctor. What is going to be interesting about this is that there will be a sense of mortality. For The Doctor, regeneration is painful and horrifying — it’s leaving behind much of the world that you know. This is why there are so many iterations of the character who don’t want to see it happening. Hopefully, both One and Twelve can find a little bit of hope within each other to take on what lies ahead.
What do you anticipate seeing in “Twice Upon a Time,” beyond of course the regeneration of Twelve into Thirteen? Sound off in the comments!
Meanwhile, you can also click here in the event you do want to book some additional insight on the subject of the series and what may be coming up net for Mackie once the end credits roll here. (Photo: BBC.)