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A Possible Return to Doctor Who for Madame de Pompadour? Yes, Please.

We’ve recently heard that Captain Jack Harkness won’t be returning to Doctor Who any time soon. But it’s looking like another character to have locked lips with the Doctor might be: Madame de Pompadour, from the excellent season two episode “The Girl in the Fireplace.”

The source of the rumor is a trio of tweets from Sophia Myles, who played Madame de Pompadour, a.k.a. Reinette:

I keep missing calls from Steven Moffatt. bugger.
— Sophia Myles (@SophiaMyles) March 26, 2013

Just left a voicemail for Moffatt:”Times’s up. Let me out of the Fireplace, please.”
— Sophia Myles (@SophiaMyles) March 26, 2013

I have just spoken to Steven Moffatt. We have figured everything out. Not to worry. Relax. Breathe. Let go…
— Sophia Myles (@SophiaMyles) March 26, 2013

Now, we don’t know for sure whether the two of them have been chatting about Doctor Who—the “let me out of the fireplace” could just be a Moffat-style misdirect. Moffat’s doing Sherlock as well, after all. I wouldn’t mind seeing Myles in that—she’s a great actress. Wouldn’t it be great if Reinette did come back to Who, though? It’s been years since I saw “The Girl in the Fireplace,” and I don’t remember much about it, but one of the few things I do remember is that Madame de Pompadour was awesome in it.

Also: Creepy clockwork robots with French-style wigs. And Rose and Mickey pretty much just ran around the whole time, right? And there was a horse. There was definitely a horse.

I really need to rewatch this episode.

(via: blastr)

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  • Maksim Charcenko

    Oh F yeah

  • Anonymous

    Yes. That’s one of my favorite episodes. So YES, bring her back.

  • Craig Oxbrow

    Oh, wouldn’t say no…

  • Anonymous

    The Girl in the Fireplace restored my faith in New Who. My love had been a bit shaky for a while. Funnily enough my love is currently a bit shaky again, so I’m in the market for an equally fantastic episode to refresh me.

  • Elwyne

    Sure, why not. Especially if we got to see more of who she really was, historically; Madame de Pompadour was a pretty neat lady.
    Sophia Myles on Sherlock would be awesome too. :)

  • Anonymous

    “No, you’re not keeping the horse.”

    “I let you keep Mickey!”

  • Anonymous

    That was definitely one of the best episodes.

  • Keith

    Girl in the Fireplace is the first episode of the Doctor I ever saw. Everything changed.