Everything is still speculation as to what might happen in the episode, but the synopsis paints a pretty good picture:
“Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him towards the one place in all of time and space that he should never go”
The episode takes place in Victorian times again, so it looks like it will have something to to do with Vastra, Jenny, and Strax. Couple that with River being in the episode as well as the Great Intelligence, looks like the GI is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, and taking them to Trenzalore, for obviously something nefarious.
The episode airs on May 18th, so hopefully as we get closer to the air date, I will have more information (excluding major spoiers) to put on here (Sadly, even with the BBC America shipping screw up, no major spoilers have come out. A tight lid is being kept on this, all there is is rumors and speculation)
Doctor Who Magazine has officially said that River is returning, but they say it is River returning from The Library…could she have really survived, since we didn’t see a body when we thought she was basically vaporized
The Doctor has a secret that he will take to his grave. And it is discovered…..
Clara is summoned to an impossible conference call, alerting her that the deadly Whisper Men are closing in on Vastra, Jenny and Strax.
Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him toward the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. It’s a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future…
Apparently the rumor going around is that the doctor’s name is the key to opening his tomb, and once a timelord dies their body resembles a wibbly wobbly timey vortex of strands, signifying their travels and all they have done. Apparently the Great Intelligence wants access to this, for something nefarious, and Clara ends up jumping in to save him. This could explain the multiple Clara’s that we have seen (and havent seen yet). They could be doing this ala Quantam Leap. She goes in, and inhabits the body of one of his companions at a certain point in time, saving him, and dying in the process. After she dies, she comes back to the TARDIS, and does it all over again. So if that is what they are doing with Clara, then that could also be what they do with the GI. He goes in, and possesses all the doctors enemies at different points, and tries to kill him.
More than likely the start of the episode. Perhaps we might see a certain Doctor and granddaughter “stealing” a TARDIS
A jigsaw picture of Clara, and a piece is missing. The red dot could possibly be signifying Gallifrey
Taken from the “5 Doctor special” seeing as Bessie is going by in a yellow blur
Clara as she is dissolving into the Doctor’s timestream
Could they be looking at the sight of a busted up TARDIS tomb?
The Doctor and the Potternoster Gang meeting up with “Simeon” and the Whisperman
“Simeon” and his Whisperman
Possibly after all is said and done
- That’s some familiar eye-wear…
- Someone talks about a parallel world.
- Bit of a Silence of the Lambs vibe going on there. And a Borrowers vibe.
- There is a cliffhanger very early on.
- Moffat has a dig at his own “people”.
- If it ain’t baroque, don’t fix it.
- Clara talks about her mother…
- Wow, is Steven Moffat a fan of Courtney Love and Smokey Robinson?
- Someone should have locked the door.
- ‘The Christmas Invasion’ and ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’ get referenced.