“Doctor Who” Season 9 kicked off with a big mystery and ended with a bigger cliffhanger. After refusing to save Davros as a child, the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) disappeared. Clara (Jenna Coleman) and Missy (Michelle Gomez) found him, but they were exterminated by Daleks at the end of the episode. The season premiere ended with the Doctor trying to save their lives, and according to the synopsis for episode 2, that might not go so well.
“Trapped and alone in a terrifying Dalek city, the Doctor is at the heart of an evil Empire; no sonic, no TARDIS, nobody to help,” the synopsis teases. It doesn’t seem like Davros will take pity and bring his friends back. He’ll have to figure out how to save Missy and Clara without any assistance.
Fans are more worried about Clara this season than ever before. Coleman announced that she’d leave the show at some point this year, but no one is quite sure when. The actress confirmed that she already filmed her final scenes, but she didn’t say which episode they were in. Whovians will have to hope that the show wouldn’t kill her off in the season premiere.
The Doctor won’t just be saving Clara in this episode. He might have other choices to make, like killing all of the Daleks. In the cliffhanger for the season premiere, the Doctor went back in time to Davros as a child and pointed a gun at him. “With his greatest temptation before him, can the Doctor resist? And will there be mercy?” the synopsis asks. Viewers will see if the Doctor is capable of killing a child who goes on to cause the deaths of so many people.
In the trailer for Season 9, episode 2, the adult Davros offers the Doctor the opportunity to “become a god.” He seems to be giving the Time Lord the chance to kill all the Daleks, but will he be able to live with himself if he kills an entire species?
Watch the promo video for “Doctor Who” Season 9, episode 2 below.
Episode 2 will be titled “The Witch’s Familiar,” which seems to fit well with “The Magician’s Apprentice.” Several of the episodes are coupled together with seemingly related titles, which could mean that Whovians will be seeing plenty of two-parters this year.
“Doctor Who” Season 9, episode 2 airs Saturday on BBC America at 9 p.m. EDT.