Finally, we'll uncover the mystery of the Impossible Girl.
On Saturday's finale of Doctor Who (8/7c, BBC America), Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) is called into action when the creepy Whisper Men kidnap Victorian pals Vastra, Jenny and Strax (Neve McIntosh, Catrin Stewart, Dan Starkey). In order to save his friends, the Doctor (Matt Smith) must venture towards the one place that no Timelord should go because it could undo everything in his past, present and future.
Another May weekend, another deluge of season finales — though none are likely to blow the mind with as much daring, panache and imaginative fervor as BBC America's gloriously inventive Doctor Who (Saturday, 8/7c), which signs off until next time-travel with one of its trippiest yet emotionally powerful episodes to date. Steven Moffat's typically clever script, brimming with colorful incident and characters grandly heroic or villainous, finds a nifty way to salute the 50-year history of Doctors as we learn more about the impossibly irrepressible companion Clara (the smashing Jenna-Louise Coleman), first seen in a cosmic haze — "I don't know where I am ... Sometimes I think I'm everywhere at once" — with only one constant to guide her: "I have to save the Doctor." That same impulse prompts lizard lady Vastra, her wife Jenny and the stalwart Strax to summon Clara to a psychic conference call, interrupted by the menacing "Whisper Men" (reminiscent of the ghoulish Gentlemen from Buffy's classic "Hush" episode).
Neil Gaiman is a Whovian at heart, and it's never more clear than in the episodes he writes for Doctor Who.
Following the success of "The Doctor's Wife" two years ago, Gaiman returns with "Nightmare in Silver," which airs Saturday at 8/7c on BBC America. Showrunner Steven Moffat was able to lure back the award-winning writer with one succinct request: Make the Cybermen scary again.
Now that Clara has officially debuted as Doctor Who's new companion, let's get down to solving the mystery of this "impossible girl."
On Saturday's Doctor Who (8/7c, BBC America), present-day Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) will have her first outer space adventure in "The Rings of Akhaten." Coleman sat down with TVGuide.com to give the scoop on what it takes to play the Doctor's (Matt Smith) new companion, Clara's rivalry with the TARDIS and the highly anticipated 50th anniversary special:
The Doctor's search for his elusive (and twice-dead) companion Clara has come to an end.
On Saturday, Doctor Who returns at 8/7c on BBC America for the first episode with Clara Oswin Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman) in her official capacity as companion to the Doctor (Matt Smith). We previously met her as the futuristic hacker Oswin ("Asylum of the Daleks") and Victorian governess Clara ("The Snowmen"), but those run-ins merely set up the mystery of the woman who was destined to travel with the Time Lord. Now he's found her in contemporary London.