Hello, Sweetie: River Song Returns to Doctor Who this Christmas

It’s a dark, rainy morning here in Houston, Texas, but nothing brightens a ladygeek’s day quite like some epic fandom news!

The official Doctor Who Facebook page announced this morning that Alex Kingston will return to the show this Christmas, reprising her popular role as River Song, daughter to Amy and Rory, and wifey to The Doctor himself.


And, fans, we even have a Christmas special synopsis via the BBC blog!

“It’s Christmas Day in the future and the TARDIS is parked on a snowy village street, covered in icicles, awaiting it’s next adventure. Time traveler River Song meets her husband’s new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time this Christmas.”

Filming for the Christmas special begins this week.

“To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is”, Kingston says about her character’s return. “I met Peter (Capaldi) for the first time at Monday’s read through, we had a laugh, and I am now excited and ready to start filming with him and the Doctor Who team.”

Whovian overlord Steven Moffat commented on the whirlwind love affair between River and the Doctor, “The last time The Doctor saw her she was a ghost. The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again? As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it’s a matter of time…”


News of Alex Kingston’s return is sure to spark new fan stories and theories from Whovians across the globe. The heart wrenching goodbye between River Song and Matt Smith’s incarnation of The Doctor is still fresh to fans of the couple’s story, so this new union with the 12th Doctor is sure to be touching, as well as explosively exciting, and just a tad timey-wimey.


Welcome back to the game, Alex Kingston! You know we’ll be on the hunt for spoilers all the way up to December 25th.

Now if only we could uncover the truth about these Paul McGann appearance rumors



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