Doctor Who: new finale picture brings series 7 full circle

News Louisa Mellor
2 May 2013 - 13:05

A first image from Doctor Who's series 7 finale, The Name Of The Doctor, has been released. What does it remind you of?

Warning: spoilers for returning characters and The Name of the Doctor plot details and quotes ahead...

Below is the first official image released from Doctor Who's forthcoming finale, The Name of the Doctor. Our immediate thoughts? Deja-vu.

Think back to the series seven opener, Asylum of the Daleks... 

Are we being toyed with? Or could there be more significance to series seven being topped and tailed by two different companions in the same pose with the Doctor? 

Further, spoiler-y details about the finale have been revealed by Doctor Who Magazine, shared here courtesy of Blogtor Who

Vastra, Strax, Jenny, a "posthumous" Dr Simeon and a "post-library" River Song will all return for the series seven finale, when the true identity of Clara will be revealed. Here's the Doctor Who Magazine episode synopsis:

Every journey taken by a time-traveller tears a wound in the fabric of reality, and the Doctor has time-travelled more than anyone. But the trail runs cold in Trenzalore, the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. The most dangerous place in the universe...

Who is kidnapping the Doctor's friends, leading him to Trenzalore? Could the Fall of the Eleventh be nigh? Or does an impossible girl hold the key? The Doctor's past, present, and future lives are in grave danger... and his greatest secret is about to be revealed.

In addition to that are a couple of tantalising episode quotes:

"How's the intelligence - still great?" - The Doctor

"The path I carved through time and space, from Gallifrey to Trenzalore. My own personal time tunnel, leading back to every moment I ever lived. Every step, every tear, every kiss. Even the days I haven't lived yet. Which is why I shouldn't be here. The paradoxes... very bad..."

The Name of the Doctor is due to air on Saturday the 18th of May.


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