|Missy, played by Michelle Gomez|
Before the Finale TrailerNow, that finale trailer on Saturday night eradicated some theories I had, yet supported and somewhat confirmed some others that I had. So here are some of my pre-finale trailer theories:
Missy: Cyber ServantI knew that Missy and the Cybermen were going to be involved in the series finale before the series even started. Therefore, when it showed Missy meeting up with various "deceased" people in Heaven, I concluded that perhaps Missy was plucking the people who died for the Doctor out of their time streams at the last moment, and offering them up to the Cybermen as specimens for upgrading.
|Missy welcomes Gretchen to heaven |
with tea in Into the Dalek
This wouldn't be the first time something like this happened. The Daleks made people appear dead in Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways when they were in fact transported to the Dalek ships where they were transformed into a new breed of hybrid Daleks. Could the Cybermen be looking over the Daleks' shoulders and copying their plans for universal domination? Surely not...
Missy: Renegade RomanaThis theory can work alongside my above theory, as my thinking is that the Cybermen need some kind of clued up Time Travel expert. When we last saw Romana, she was left behind in a different universe. So, my thinking is, that when she found a way out of there, the Time War was over and she found out the Doctor killed the rest of her species, turning her against him.
|Romana with K-9|
However, some press release named Missy as a new villain, inferring that her character is completely new. However, it says "new villain". On her last appearance, Romana was a companion not a villain, therefore this would make her a "new villain". As said earlier, it is a long shot, but still possible...
RANDOM NONSENSICAL EVIDENCE TIMEMissy has been named The Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere. The following is a list of Romana's final three adventures and the adventure succeeding her final one along with evidence that Missy is Romana:
- Full Circle ---> Sphere
- State of Decay ---> To decay into a lower standard, Nether = lower
- Warrior's Gate ---> Gate
- The Keeper of Traken ---> Keeper
Missy: Mrs MasterA possible play on words, as the Master has hidden his identity on several occasions, most notably Tremas (anagram of Master) in The Keeper of Traken and Reverend Magister (Latin for Master) in The Daemons. However, it is unlikely after the "new villain" press release. Unless it's a double bluff.
Missy: Clara Controller
|Missy monitors Clara in Flatline|
As for the reasons of using Clara: to get at the secrets of Time Travel, of course! This could work with the Romana theory, as Romana doesn't have her own TARDIS, however, she does know a great deal about time travel already, possibly more than the Doctor, if her travels with him were anything to go by, which kind of reduces the need for the Doctor.
Does the Finale Trailer change anything?In short, not really. I can't remember a single part of the trailer that discounts my theories. Here are things that support my theories though:
|What will Clara do with the TARDIS key?|
- "You will never step inside your TARDIS again"
- "You know who I am"
- "I'm not Clara Oswald. Clara Oswald has never existed"
Whether my aim is as good as Robin Hood's, or whether my theories fall as flat as the Boneless, I hope you can join me in watching Dark Water with incredible anticipation tomorrow night! I cannot wait!