'Doctor Who' Spoilers: Major Death Coming In Series Finale... And The Doctor Is Responsible

We're preparing for tears.

With the current series of ‘Doctor Who’ set to draw to a close later this month, it’s been revealed that this year’s finale will include the death of an important character.

The finale will be split into two parts, the first of which will air on 24 June, with the newly-released official synopsis teasing that the Doctor will wind up being responsible for the death of someone close to him.

The current 'Doctor Who' team
The current 'Doctor Who' team

According to the official synopsis, the Time Lord makes “the rashest decision of his life” based on “friendship”, with the short teaser concluding: 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.

Sounds… intense.

Peter Capaldi's days in the TARDIS are numbered
Peter Capaldi's days in the TARDIS are numbered
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At this point, we still don’t know which character could be killed off, but with Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas’s futures on the show as Bill and Nardole both uncertain, and Michelle Gomez confirming that she won’t be back next series, there are a number of possible candidates for the mystery death, but fans will have to wait until the weekend to solve the mystery.

Peter Capaldi has also announced that the current series of ‘Doctor Who’ will be his last at the helm, with showrunner Steven Moffat handing over the reins to Chris Chibnall.

Steven recently teased that he was delivering “angst” in the series finale, telling Radio 4: “You all know that the mighty Peter Capaldi will be bowing out, but we’re gonna do [the regeneration] slightly differently this time and I’ve been working with Chris about how we do the changeover in a new way.

“I’m not going to tell you what that is. I’m excited by it, I think it’s gonna work well. Every regeneration is different, but we are playing it slightly differently this time. I think we’ve got a good idea.”

‘Doctor Who’ continues on Saturday (17 June) at 6.45pm on BBC One, with part one of the finale following a week later.

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