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Will New Companion, Ruby Sunday, Die? Russell T Davies Teases a Death in Upcoming Episode

New showrunner, Russell T Davies has teased that not everyone will get out alive in an upcoming Doctor Who Series 14 episode.

When the BBC released new photos of Drag Race winner, Jinkx Monsoon, as a new, as-yet-unnamed villain (who RTD promises is — stop us if you’ve heard this one before — “the Doctor’s most powerful enemy yet”), Davies enthused:

“Jinkx Monsoon as… well who can that be?! SO much fun! So much terror! And not everyone is getting out of this alive…”

If we presume that the Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) won’t die (which is a fair assumption, but may be jumping the gun), which we might infer means the end of new companion, Ruby Sunday, played by Millie Gibson.

But of course, she won’t die. Come on. Russell isn’t going to announce the death of the next companion before she’s even debuted on TV. And especially not on Instagram.

So what does this mean? A trick? Perhaps. The Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) “died” at the start of Series 6, specifically in The Impossible Astronaut, before the season finale, The Wedding of River Song, undid that damage. Actually, he also died and got erased from time in The Big Bang. Arguably The Name of the Doctor too. And the Twelfth Doctor died repeatedly, i.e. probably millions of times, in Heaven Sent. And in The Doctor Falls.

Look, there’s a lot of death in Doctor Who, so it’s no great shock that not everyone is “getting out of this alive”.

Thinking about it, Davies could even mean Monsoon’s character…

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Will New Companion, Ruby Sunday, Die? Russell T Davies Teases a Death in Upcoming Episode

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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