A lot of people missed this, but at the end of last night’s Doctor Who mid-season finale, there was a brief shot of a skeletal hand clutching a sonic screwdriver. As we watch, the green light from the screwdriver fades and dies. A caption came on screen beforehand which read “Time Runs Out”.
This has me baffled on a number of levels. Here’s a few random ideas/observations:
- Is it [[The Doctor (Doctor Who)|The Doctor’s]] hand? There’s no sleeve or clothing to identify who the bony arm belongs to. If it is The Doctor’s hand, then that’s even more confusing, because…
- Didn’t he ‘die’ already in The Impossible Astronaut? Viking funeral on a Nevada lake, remember? If it is The Doctor. And not his clone. Because when the Flesh avatars die, they turn to white goop, don’t they?
- What’s it got to do with Killing Hitler? We know the next episode (due in the autumn) is called [[Let’s Kill Hitler (Doctor Who episode)|Let’s Kill Hitler]]. But if there’s any kind of continuity from A Good Man Goes To War, The Doctor should be off hunting for the infant River Song.
- Could it be Amy Pond? I’ve just read this post on Doctor Who TV, which shows filming – presumably for Let’s Kill Hitler – showing a clone Amy. Two Amys, and one of them has a sonic screwdriver according to the article. Worryingly, Pond could be a goner in the second half of series 6…
As always, no matter how many answers we get from [[Doctor Who (TV Series)|Doctor Who]], we always seem to end up with more questions. So tell me: who does the skeletal arm belong to? And what’s it got to do with what we’ve seen of the series so far?