Doctor Who Star Teases Major Moment With the Master in Jodie Whittaker’s Final Episode
It seems that Jodie Whittaker’s residency as the lead of Doctor Who will end with a final showdown with the Master. Whittaker will say goodbye to the series in the BBC’s upcoming Doctor Who Centennial Special, which presently has a title. Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor will recover into Ncuti Gatwa’s Fourteenth Doctor. Notwithstanding, before that happens, Doctor Who Magazine suggests there’ll be a moment equivalent to Sherlock Holmes’ famous last stand at Reichenbach Falls, reminding fans that Holmes’ nemesis, James Moriarty, served as the original inspiration for the Master. The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine includes an interview with Sacha Dhawan, who plays the latest incarnation of the Master, the Doctor’s nemesis. Dhawan teased a strong final showdown between his Master and Whittaker’s Doctor.
“I believed that it should be epic and moving, and when I watched the episode myself, I thought, ‘I’m so that’s what happy we handled’,” Dhawan said (by means of Cultbox). “Because it kind of takes your breath away a little. So it’s always been truly easy with Jodie. I do my thing and she does hers, and it just works. Furthermore, that is because, despite the fact that the characters have so much animosity between them, me and Jodie truly love one another. Which really makes the scenes considerably more electrifying, and significantly more moving than I suspected they would be. Especially in the Centennial Special. I watched the episode on my PC in a dim room the other day, and I was just a blubbering mess.”
“The Force of the Doctor” will stamp the first time in the rebooted Doctor Who period that Daleks, the Cybermen, and The Master have showed up in the same Doctor Who episode. Sacha Dhawan will again play the Doctor’s opposite number. Furthermore, the episode brings back Janet Fielding as Tegan Jovanka, a previous sidekick of the Fourth and Fifth Doctors, and Sophie Aldred as Pro, an ally to the Seventh Doctor. It is the first time either has showed up in a television episode of Doctor Who since their original exits from the series. Jacob Anderon as Vinder from Doctor Who: Motion will also return in the episode, alongside Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart.
“Jodie’s final full length story contains a plenty of treats and surprises for audiences and fans, not least the arrival of two of the most dearest companions in the show’s history,” said Chibnall of the episode. “They’ll assist the Doctor with fighting on three fronts, against her deadliest enemies: the Master, Daleks and Cybermen, in one tremendous story! For the BBC’s Century, we’ll commend the past, present and fate of Doctor Who, in a fittingly thrilling, epic and close to home send-off for the Thirteenth Doctor.”
Janet Fielding said: “In some ways it was a totally different encounter to what it resembled when I finished recording in 1983, however in numerous ways it was practically the same. It was so exquisite to be a working individual from the Doctor Who family again!” Sophie Aldred added: “It’s been truly a test to have such a major secret to keep, even from my family, and I was unable to be more excited and eager to have been asked back. I trust everybody enjoys it as much as I revered being essential for the TARDIS group again.”
Doctor Who, “The Force of the Doctor,” airs sometime in October.