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More Hints That Sophia Myles Is Returning to Doctor Who — But As Whom?

No, this is not an excuse to post a picture of the back of David Tennant‘s neck. Whovians across the interwebs have been gathering more and more evidence — a lot of it via Twitter — that Madame de Pompadour herself, Sophia Myles, is returning to Doctor Who for a guest spot of some sort. For example, Myles has been talking about being in Spain and having luggage problems since the weekend. And where is the cast and crew of Doctor Who right now? Spain! Case closed … Okay, not quite. But there’s more.

Bleeding Cool has the evidence list, including Myles’ Spain tweets, as well as an increasing amount of tweets between the actress and Steven Moffat. You might recall that the episode in which Myles appeared, “The Girl in the Fireplace,” was written by Moffat and was the only episode the current showrunner wrote that season. She was also very dear to the Doctor in his 10th incarnation. And she also died at the end.

But the good thing about Doctor Who is that we can time travel! So no one really ever dies! There are also exceptions to every rule, if there were any rules at all! So it’s entirely possible that she’ll be back, though she’ll have to get used to a different-looking Doctor.

Before we get ahead of ourselves, what else is leading everyone to believe that Myles is even coming back? For one thing, she was recently interviewed by Benjamin Cook, who works for Doctor Who Magazine, which apparently seems to know who the next companion is, but isn’t sharing. The magazine’s editor, Tom Spilsbury, also mentioned meeting with Myles on Twitter.

However, the real killer evidence is this: Myles is scheduled to appear at the official Doctor Who Convention. Some are taking all of this talk as an indication that Myles could rejoin the show — as the Doctor’s next companion.

Let Dalek Rumor-Mill proclaim: SPECULATE! SPECULATE!

(via Bleeding Cool)

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  • Anonymous

    A lot would have to break the right way for this to happen, but: Doctor/River/Reinette triangle?

  • Shard Aerliss

    I found her episode really boring and pretty much completely lost interest in it half way through… I can’t even remember what happened. I do not understand the fanbase’s obsession.

    I dunno if it’s my Chrome being batshit but I’m getting adverts on this site in Japanese… also some really dodgy, flashing “DOWNLOAD” and “PLAY NOW” buttons… you might want to look into that.

  • Anonymous

    If I wanted to start watching this show, would I have to start at the beginning, or is there somewhere else I can start and still know what’s going on?

  • Anonymous

    I’m not really a fan of when the show (or any show) re-visits something, especially when the original episode was so good and so meaningful.  Bringing her back would just cheapen it for me.  And having her play another character is obviously something they’ve done before with other actresses, but someone who so closely resembles a woman who was as important to The Doctor as Reinette would be awkward and take a lot of explaining.  I won’t flat out reject this idea, but it’ll need to be very well done, and have to be for a very good reason.

  • Victoria Eden

    Start at season 1 of the reboot or season 5. Those are pretty clean breaks.

  • Jeff Dailey

    I find all of your lacks of faith disturbing

  • Jill Pantozzi

    I’ll let someone know but I really don’t think that’s us. You may want to check for malware etc. on your computer.

  • Joseph Taylor

    Speculation about Myles being the new companion there may be, but I think you have overlooked the visual clue showing three of The Doctor’s enemies. The solution is the phrase triple threat, which refers to a performer who can act, dance & sing.

  • Jill Pantozzi

    Agreed. I’m all for starting at the rebooted season 1. 

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, ladies!

  • Victoria Eden

    You’re welcome! (Warning: Doctor Who is very addicting. I started at season 1 somewhere after the first half of the 6th season and by the time it came back two-three months later, I was all caught up. I may be a little bit crazy, though.)

  • MD

    Oh god, if so, kill me now!

  • Anonymous

    Nope, it’s not you, it’s the show.

    @tudorprincess:disqus – when you’re all caught up you really should try watching OldWho, it’s ten different kinds of awesome (also, cardboard spaceships and tinfoil aliens are hilarious). And there is enough of it to keep you happy for at least a year or two.

  • Smoke Tetsu

    She’s going to be the 12th Doctor! YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST! ;)

  • John Bowman

    Er, where has it been announced that Myles is appearing at the official convention?

  • Addie/Annie D

    I actually enjoyed Sophia Myles on the show and I think that there should be another episode but I doubt she’s the Doctor’s new companion. Still! Sophia Myles! Heck yeah!

  • Val K.

    I think Sophia as a companion could be easily explained away. Freema (Martha) was in a Series 2 episode before becoming a companion. She referred to her first role as her “cousin”. Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper in Torchwood) was in Series 1 and she explains in Series 2 that she is descended from a long line of Welsh people. Companion Sophia could be a descendent of Reinette or in a wibbly wobbly timey wimey way she travels with the Doctor and then ends up in 18th century France as Madame de Pompadour. Who knows? I think she’d be a great companion, but she’s probably just guest starring as a completely different character.

  • Wayne Coffren

    Always said that one of River’s incarnations was Madame de Pompadour

  • Wayne Coffren

    Then I guess Matt Smith is going to be playing a Transvestite, since he’s already stated he’s pretty much locked in until the 50th Anniversary Special.

  • Wayne Coffren

    I think you mean, you started at Season 27. There were 26 seasons before the one in 2005.

  • Wayne Coffren

    Not a reboot, it’s a continuation.

  • Victoria Eden

    Technically, yes. But since the reboot, the numbers have basically started over. Even the DVDs use 1-6.

  • Sean Proper

    I agree with nassafirst.  Revisiting a character or storyline that was so great would just cheapen it.  Sure, they could explain it in continuity.  He could visit her, but not let her know he’s the Doctor.  Or he could tell her, but still have her write the letter solely for 10th’s benefit.  But doing either of those would greatly diminish the loss and longing they had for each other at the end of ‘Fireplace’.
    As far as the rumors, being in Spain at the same time could be a coincidence.  And conventions, really!  She’s an adored character in one of my (and I would imagine others’) favorite episodes.  Since when do you have to be a current cast member to be invited to a convention?  I mean look at this list:  Sure, there’s a good number of top-billing names.  But there’s also a bunch of, “Really?! That one guy in that one bit role from that one episode from way back when?”.  Same goes for the magazine interview.  Okay, the fact that there’s been dialog between Myles and Moffat could suggest that she’s likely to appear on ONE OF his shows.  And while a return to Doctor who would be disappointing for me, I wouldn’t mind seeing her in an upcoming episode of Sherlock. 

  • Shard Aerliss

    If there’s any malware on here it’s damn well hidden and only triggered by TMS.