The Doctor Who season 10 finale airs this Saturday, and we’re definitely not ready. But what can we expect from it? The official synopsis is pretty vague.
We’ve all been dreading it, but it’s finally happening. The season finale of Doctor Who is upon us, and none of us are ready. Honestly, it seems like we only just started season 10. How can we possible be at the end of things already?
Theoretically, this isn’t quite the end for Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor. We still have the upcoming 2017 Christmas special, in whatever form that ends up taking. But as for everyone else, we just don’t know. In last week’s installment, we were left with a lot of cliffhangers – John Simm’s Master has returned, Bill’s now a Cyberman, and it looks like the Doctor’s regeneration has begun, somehow. How will all these stories play out? Can one episode answer all our questions? And will we manage to get through it without a box of tissues?
The official BBC synopsis for “The Doctor Falls” is as ridiculously vague as any they provided this season. (And there were some doozies in the vague department.)
"The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction."
Seriously, guys. That’s it? None of the other stuff going on was worth a mention. You’re kind of killing us, here.
Normally, Doctor Who TV offered us a bit more detail on this front. Not so much this time.
"The Mondasian Cybermen are on the rise. It’s time for the Doctor’s final battle…"
We probably shouldn’t be surprised. It’s the season finale. Of course they don’t want to tell us anything. But the fact that neither synopsis even mentions the Master(s) or Bill still feels surprising.
Watch the trailer for “The Doctor Falls” for yourselves:
The above trailer certainly seems to lean into the idea that Missy and the Master have a significant part to play in this final battle. But, as per usual, we have no idea what that might be.
Doctor Who season 10 concludes Sunday, July 1 on BBC One and BBC America.