This article contains spoilers for the the final 3 eps of Doctor Who Series 9
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Cover of DWM 493, out tomorrow
This month’s issue of Doctor Who Magazine (#493, out tomorrow) has revealed what we can expect from the final three episodes of Doctor Who Series 9. SPOILERS follow.
“The Doctor and Clara’s campaign to exonerate Rigsy leads them to a secret London street where alien refugees hide in plain sight.”
Features the return of Flatline‘s Rigsy, The Girl Who Died‘s Ashildr and the Judoon. DWM also warns of a “huge shock” during the episode.
“I confess: I know the Hybrid is real,” the Doctor proclaims. “I know where it is, and what it is. I confess: I am afraid.”
Features The Doctor, Clara, Ohila and the Sisterhood of Karn, and “many more”…

Steven Moffat told DWM: “Episode 11 pushes the Doctor to the brink of madness, and Episode 12 is what happens next. If the Doctor has lost his moral compass, if he’s being selfish, if you really, really hacked him off, if you really got him angry and gave him nothing to fight for.. what would you end up with?

That’s the ‘hellbent’ of the title. An angry, off-the-rails Doctor.”

Steven Moffat also revealed to Blogtor last week that the finale will feature “cameos” of returning monsters but “not in a major way.”

Doctor Who Magazine 493 is on sale from Nov 12


  1. Nah I'd say it's episode 11, due to the fact that in episode 12 "the doctor has nothing to fight for", and Clara is in the list of characters who will be in the face of the raven

  2. I believe we've been forewarned that the loss of Clara will be drawn out over several episodes. Plus, Moffat said he hates it when a companion is just suddenly gone and never seen again. It's far too easy. So be prepared to lose her several times over…possibly.

  3. Clara dies in "Face the Raven", I think. I believe that the reason "Heaven Sent" is an episode that involves no companion or guest star (excluding the monster) is because the Doctor is mourning Clara's death, and trying to bring Gallifrey back so he can change time and bring Clara back to live. This is what Wikipedia say's about "Heaven Sent", "In this episode, the Doctor is "trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen" and he must face "the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone", as he is "pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible. If he makes it through, Gallifrey is waiting…" So, what I said about him getting to Gallifrey to bring Clara back makes sense… Doesn't it? But, Clara is in the series finale, "Hell Bent", but I'm not sure if it's the Clara we know and love. Images have been shown of the Doctor in a Diner, which looks identical to the one we saw in Matt Smith's Episode "The Impossible Astronaut", we also see Clara in a similar Diner on the cover of DWM. We know at the end of series 7, Clara went through the Doctors timeline to save him from The Great Intelligence, and we know Clara knew the Doctor in each of his timelines, but he didn't always hear her. So what's to say he isn't travelling through his timeline to bring a version of Clara back, even though when she went through the Doctors timeline she was with Matt Smiths Doctor and not Peter Capaldi's, so she wouldn't know he was the Doctor, it's a mad theory, I know. But I think some of it is possible!

  4. "If the Doctor has lost his moral compass, if he's being selfish, if you really, really hacked him off, if you really got him angry and gave him nothing to fight for.. what would you end up with?
    That's the 'hellbent' of the title. An angry, off-the-rails Doctor"
    The Dark Heart of the 13th Doctor…
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor – even you. The Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say you do not improve with age."
    The Master to the Sixth Doctor, The Trial of a Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe
    Remember the End of the Family of Blood, The 10th Doctor touched his dark heart. He Wrapped the father in the chains of a Dwarf star, Imprisoned the mother in a collapsing galaxy, trapped the sister in a world of mirrors and casts the son as a scare crow. The Timelord Victorious, Who can not be stopped.

  5. Why can't Doctor Who be like the so-called Classic Series – the Doctor saving planets over four episodes of hard plot and strong supporting characters, alongside companions who don't want to jump into bed with him?


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