Despite being blasted to death by a former incarnation, Missy herself Michelle Gomez has been weighing up the possibility of return to the role as the constant thorn in the Doctor’s side.
When asked by TVLine at the San Diego Comic Con if the actor would return, Gomez said:
“Probably not. I think that’s enough of Missy now. It’s good to know when to leave the party.
“It was a jolly good party, but time to leave – and then maybe come back, but time to leave for now.
“It feels like this was a chapter – a perfect chapter, actually – with [showrunner] Steven [Moffat] and Peter [Capaldi]. I don’t know about being a Master to another Doctor. I feel very loyal to Peter and I don’t know how that would work, but I am willing to find out at a later date.”
So while that seems definite for now, Gomez is clearly not quite ready to throw out her black straw hat just yet. She should probably get to work on that cunning disguise too.
Speaking of former incarnations of the Master plotting their return, John Simm, last seen cackling to himself in an elevator as death closed in, has also recently hinted at a possible return.
Simm told Doctor Who Magazine:
“I mean, I wouldn’t have thought in a million years that I’d be back [in 2017], yet here I am talking about it. So never say never.”
Doctor Who returns this Christmas Day with Twice Upon a Time on BBC One.