Doctor Who fans have just had their first look at the New Year special and the Daleks have officially made their return.
After making sneaky appearances throughout Doctor Who: Flux, the Doctor’s oldest enemy is back and she seems powerless to stop them.
In a short teaser clip, we see Aisling Bea’s Sarah, who owns and runs ELF storage, and Adjani Salmon’s Nick, a customer who visits every year.
‘Happy nearly New Year!’ he tells her. ‘Here we are again.’
‘Yeah! Yeah, here we are again,’ she responds, before cameras cut to the Daleks declaring: ‘Exterminate!’
In a potential reference to her regeneration nearing, Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor helplessly says: ‘Not like this’, before she, Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan (John Bishop) appear to actually get exterminated by the dreaded creatures.
Of course, extermination usually results in immediate death in Doctor Who so, presuming we haven’t seen all three of our heroes meet their ends in the teaser trailer, something a little different is going on this year.
The festive episode is the first of three Doctor Who specials airing in 2022.
The second special airs in spring and Jodie’s final feature-length special, in where the Thirteenth Doctor will regenerate, will transmit in autumn 2022 as part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations.
It was confirmed in July that both Jodie and Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall will be leaving the show next year.
At the time the news was confirmed, Chris also revealed that he and Jodie always knew when they would depart, explaining: ‘Jodie and I made a “three series and out” pact with each other at the start of this once-in-a-lifetime blast. So now our shift is done, and we’re handing back the Tardis keys.
‘Jodie’s magnificent, iconic Doctor has exceeded all our high expectations. She’s been the gold standard leading actor, shouldering the responsibility of being the first female Doctor with style, strength, warmth, generosity and humour.’
So, it seems it’s time to see the 13th Doctor embark on one of her final adventures.
Doctor Who will return on New Year’s Day on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.