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Sunday, 8 May 2011

IMDb Cast List Says Doctor Who Mid-Series Finale Will Feature Lucy Saxon and Jenny

The last time we saw Lucy Saxon, she was getting slow-roasted by the Master's nonsense electric-blue explosion in The End of Time. She had come to her end, fulfilling her character development by destroying the man who had driven her mad in "Last of the Time Lords". But the infallible IMDb is reporting that Lucy Saxon will return in "A Good Man Goes to War". Now, this rumour approaches insanity, so take it with more than a few grains of salt as we examine this remote possibility.

The IMDb cast list credits all the regulars, including River Song and Dorium, the big blue man whom we last saw in "The Pandorica Opens". It also mentions some obvious guest stars such as Marnix Van Den Broeke as the Silent, Nicholas Briggs voicing the Cybermen, Jimmy Vee dressed up once again as a monster, and Neve McIntosh as a Silurian warrior. Oh, yes, and there's also . . . Alexandra Moen as Lucy Saxon?

Not only that, but Sydney Wade, the child actress who played the little girl in "Day of the Moon" is also listed as "Young Lucy Saxon". Am I the only one who can't remember Lucy ever being able to regenerate? It is remotely — and I do mean remotely — possible that the Master could have had a hand in splicing Time Lord DNA for his human wife, though why Moffat would bring back the Master and have him team up with the Silence is anybody's guess. Wade seems to be named "Cole", according to IMDb, though her last name might very well be "Pond".

Additionally, IMDb lists actress Catrin Stewart as Jenny from "The Doctor's Daughter". This recasting isn't as unlikely as the Lucy Saxon rumour since Georgia Moffett, Tennant's missus, was pregnant for months (probably nine) and wouldn't have been available for filming. And Jenny has been expected (though not expectant) for years, especially since Steven Moffat intruded and asked Russell T Davies to let Jenny live at the end of her episode. Strangely enough, Catrin Stewart looks more like a genetic splicing of Matt Smith than David Tennant. Is it possible? Sure. Is it likely? No.

Just don't hold your breath for these rumours. While I would simply point to common sense, and Combom refers to a certain non-family-friendly part of the male anatomy, the idea of a return for Lucy Saxon, and therefore probably the Master, raises more questions than it solves. It might explain why the Master wanted a wife in the first place, and if we see "The Doctor's Wife" this weekend, isn't it possible that we see the Master's wife in "A Good Man Goes to War"?

Ultimately, however, we believe this cast list is a consequence of IMDb's lenient editing policy and the crazy theories of its users.

12 comments :

Mark said...

My head just exploded.

Sion Smith said...

Mine too.

andreia.paxtana said...

Ok, could have been this that Moffat was talking about? He said something like "in the end, you'll realise you've known it all along". Could this be referring to the little girl's identity?

But don't mind me. There's pieces of my brain on my living room wall :p

10thPlanet said...

And yet there's a 100% probability factor that this is completely wrong. Anyway, to find out, I've tweeted Moffat. http://twitter.com/#!/TenthP/status/67213642839490561

jamawalk said...

couldn't this all tie in to the shot we saw in the series trailer of the 9/10 TARDIS?

timey wimey, wibbly wobbly. you know. maybe they fall back through time and run into Jenny and Mrs. Master?

10thPlanet said...

The David Tennant TARDIS is from Neil Gaiman's episode.

AntoVolk said...

The Vote Saxon site from Series 3 said that Lucy's maiden name was Cole...

Paradox said...

I doubt all of this. I really really doubt it BUT I would also love to be proven wrong. I really liked Jenny and it would be nice to see her again. I'm less than excited about Lucy Saxon but I admit it would be a twist I never saw coming. I hope Moffat gets back to you 10th.

Jason said...

Catrin Stewart is indeed playing a character called Jenny in this episode - confirmed here at her agent's site:
http://www.marcusevanskma.com/Artistsdetails.asp?AType=2&Asx=2&artistID=306
Whether or not that makes her the Doctor's Daughter remains to be seen - it is quite a common name after all.

barnert said...

How long has this been up at IMDB?

On Friday, I was just talking with some friends about how it might be interesting to see what Lucy Cole was like before the Master got hold of her. You could use her as a one-shot, a minor ally for an adventure set in the early 2000s, with no hints as to who she is (other than the name, which would be enough for the rabid fans) until the very end, when you drop some hint that makes the Doctor figure out who she is, and he has to struggle to avoid telling her what's in store for her. (Whether he told Amy and Rory would probably depend on whether you wanted to bring the Master back in the near future.)

So, now I'm suspecting that one of my friends saw this on IMDB and decided to look really clever by pretending he'd invented the idea. (EIther that, or Moffat stole his idea and went back in time to use it.) Although the fact that he didn't suggest that the regenerating little girl would become Lucy shows that he had some restraint, at least....

PS, why are the stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Alex Kingston, rather than the three of those plus Arthur Darvill?

Kinkoman said...

Two things 1st maybe the 10th doctors tardis isnt as big as we hope, cause aren't all the old tardis console room supposed to be still in the Tardis, like all the running through different parts of the tardis they happen to run into the old console room?

And two maybe just maybe this just poped into my head but the little girl is lucy and the masters kid from before the end of time, he got her pregnet and she said nothing had the kid and the scilence took her and brought her back in time to old new York.

That could be why Jenny(or a regened Jenny) is in it, the doctors daughter vs masters daughter.

To explain why it says young lucy Saxon/Cole cause they don't want to spoil it/don't know what to call her.

barnert said...

@Jason: I notice that IMDB has the two "Jenny"s linked as the same character--but they also have Jenny the maid from Human Nature linked as the same character. So... yeah, that's IMDB for you.