Synopses for Doctor Who Series 10 Finale Tease Major Death

Can you believe it? We’ve only got two episode of Series 10 left (and three of Peter Capaldi’s era as the Twelfth Doctor)! Oh, but World Enough and Time/ The Doctor Falls promises plenty to be excited about. After that Next Time trailer from The Eaters of Light, the most obvious things are the return of the Mondasian Cybermen, and of course John Simm as the Master!

The BBC has released the two synopses for the following episodes, to whet your 30appetites:

World Enough and Time

Friendship drives the Doctor into the rashest decision of his life. Trapped on a giant spaceship, caught in the event horizon of a black hole, he witnesses the death of someone he is pledged to protect. Is there any way he can redeem his mistake? Are events already out of control? For once, time is the Time Lord’s enemy…

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas. Michelle Gomez guest stars as Missy.

The Doctor Falls

The Mondasian Cybermen are on the rise. It’s time for the Doctor’s final battle…

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas. Michelle Gomez guest stars as Missy and John Simm stars as the Master.

From these brief summaries, am I the only one getting the impression that World Enough and Time is devoted largely to Missy, while The Doctor Falls shifts focus to the Master? I might be wrong, but it’s an interesting notion.

You will have noted the death of someone the Doctor cares about dies. Could this be Bill? That’s what most people think.

But what if it’s actually Missy…?

The serial is written by showrunner, Steven Moffat, and directed by Rachel Talalay, who has a history of working on series finales, having helmed both Dark Water/ Death in Heaven and Heaven Sent/ Hell Bent. She’ll also be back for Christmas – visitors to the Doctor Who Experience‘s TARDIS Tours will have spotted her directing chair outside the Time-Space Ship, so might’ve guessed she’d be back for Capaldi’s last outing as the Time Lord.

Whatever happens, we can’t wait to see how this plays out…

How are you managing your excitement? What’re you most looking forward to? And around whose door is Death lurking?