We’ve long ago come to terms with the reality that Pearl Mackie’s Bill Potts would be a one-season companion on Doctor Who. But is there hope she could return in the future?
In addition to dealing with the first Doctor’s “casual male chauvinism,” this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special will see off Peter Capaldi’s twelfth Doctor, showrunner Steven Moffat, and Bill. But according to Moffat, who has gone on the record as not believing Doctor Who is the kind of show that should kill off characters, the stage will be set for Bill to return sometime in the future if needed.
“I actually tried to find ways to give everybody closure, but simultaneously park them somewhere,” said Moffat of his plans for his final episode in an issue of Doctor Who Magazine, via ScreenRant. “You want something that feels like an end. That’s right and proper. Love triumphs over all. As it always must, whatever any fool says. But there’s enough in there that if anyone wanted to pick her up again and use her again, then it can be done.”
Thank goodness for Moffat’s wishy-washy attitude toward closure!