Spoiler Warning! Don’t proceed unless you’ve seen the ‘Doctor Who’ Season 9 finale “Hell Bent”!

Could we soon see the return of Clara next season on ‘Doctor Who’? Fans may recall that the last time we saw the Impossible Girl, she was taking the long way back to Gallifrey travelling time and space with the immortal Me/Alshildr (Maisie Willliams) after causing the Doctor’s memory of her to be erased. This seemed to leave a tiny crack open for a possible comeback, but could the return of this companion occur sooner than later?

At the Washington Awesome Con this past weekend during a panel featuring both Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, Capaldi was asked how the Doctor would be getting along now that his companion is gone:

Capaldi: “I’m not sure how successfully Clara was able to wipe his mind. In fact I just did a … I was about to tell you something I can’t tell you.”

Coleman: “I just noticed that. Good save. Good save. It’s something to look forward to.”

Trying to salvage his almost faux paux as well as give a little tease to the attendees, Capaldi added:

“I just shot something… Clara was still there.”

As exciting as this news is, it’s a bit unclear as to how we’ll see the two together. Whovians may recall, a similar tease was given during the Eleventh Doctor’s reign when it was suggested Rose would return, but she ended up as a hologram during the episode ‘Let’s Kill Hitler.’ In this case, will we see Clara during a flashback memory of the Doctor’s or will she actually be back in the TARDIS?

Throwing another wrench into this tease is the fact that ‘Doctor Who’ technically doesn’t start filming Season 10 for another 2 weeks, so could the scene Capaldi is hinting at just be a short prequel to be released online before the Christmas episode?

Whatever the case, it will be good to see Clara return even if only for a brief moment.

You can watch the entire Awesome Con panel with Capaldi and Coleman below:

(Video courtesy of Maggie Russell)

‘Doctor Who’ is taking a short sabbatical this year until the Christmas episode and will return in 2017 for Season 10.

Source: Radio Times

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