See Jodie Whittaker’s Final Appearance In Doctor Who
Jodie Whittaker is leaving Doctor Who and a trailer has been released.
The time for Jodie Whittaker’s portrayal as Doctor Who comes to an end on October 23, according to an announcement by the BBC. The Time Lord will be regenerating and coming back as Ncuti Gatwa, with Whittaker’s last appearance as the 13th Doctor being in the episode “The Power of the Doctor,” reports Deadline. A trailer for the episode was released on Twitter by production.
The episode marks the end of the first female incarnation of Gallifrey’s last survivor. Jodie Whittaker’s departure from the show also heralds in another first, as Ncuti Gatwa, known for playing Eric on Sex Education, will be the first full-time Black doctor. This transfer was announced in May and the trailer represents the first look at the 13th Doctor’s finale.
Jodie Whittaker took over the role of Doctor Who from Peter Capaldi in 2017, after co-starring in Broadchurch with another former Doctor, fan-favorite 10th Doctor David Tennant. Rounding out the “new Doctor” performances since the show’s revival in 2007 are Christopher Eccleston as the 9th Doctor, Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor, and John Hurt as The War Doctor in the 2013 Christmas special “The Day of the Doctor.” Many of these iterations of Doctor Who have appeared in various special episodes, particularly the famed Christmas episodes, which usually set the stage for the upcoming season each year.
This means that we may not see the last of Jodie Whittaker appearing as the Doctor, even as the 14th Doctor is introduced. When wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff happens, fans have been treated to several Doctors banding together to fight off alien threats to Earth, and now that Jodie Whittaker has joined the pantheon of Doctor Whos, she can be called upon to help future Doctors defend time and space. Jodie Whittaker has expressed an interest as her time on the show has made her a loyal fan.
The new clip features long-time Whovian villains the Daleks, the Cybermen, and The Master, the latter of whom is played by Sacha Dhawan. It also features plenty of outer space action, including an interplanetary war and a giant laser shooting at the Earth. Seismologists are missing, the world’s most valuable paintings have been stolen, and The Daleks are threatening an imminent “Dalek incursion on Earth.”
Doctor Who has been on the BBC sporadically since 1963, telling the stories of the Doctor and his companions as they explore time and space. The modern episodes, which began airing in 2006, start with the 9th Doctor, but there are 8 other Doctors who have appeared over the span of the series, including John Pertwee (father of Sean Pertwee of Gotham), Tom Baker, and Peter Davidson. Next year marks the 60th anniversary of the show, and production is planning specials and appearances from companions that predate the 9th Doctor.
Some of these former companions will be featured in Jodie Whittaker’s last outing as Doctor Who, honoring the first female Doctor’s contribution to the series. Fans of the show are from all over the world and over all age groups, as older fans still remember the first “lost episodes” that were since destroyed by the BBC. Jodie Whittaker’s swan song from Doctor Who looks like it will appeal to all fans and kick off a celebration of this long-running series that will be felt through space and time.
The TARDIS departs for Jodie Whittaker’s last Doctor Who episode on October 23, 2022, on BBC America, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime.