Who better to bring back to taunt and torment the new Doctor than his wife, River Song. Yes, rumor states she’ll be back for Doctor Who, season 8 and while I utilize a cliche in my wife rhetoric that’s really what Steven Moffat so often has River doing to the Doctor. She’s quite the spitfire, which I like… if none of you are getting that and keeps the Doctor humble. Someone has to do it. Have you seen how inflated his ego has been lately?!
Although, maybe it’s Moffat who is nervous about the introduction of the new Doctor, because he seems to think surrounding the two-hearted alien with familiar faces is the best way to ease the Doctor’s new face into Whovians’ hearts:
“This time I’ve made sure we’ve got a bunch of characters around him so that we can have a new Doctor introduced and we can push that Doctor a bit further if you’ve got a familiar world around him.” (x)
However, with Peter Capaldi at the helm of Doctor Who who knows what kind of teasing will go on. The Doctor will certainly seem seasoned, but as for wit, Capaldi’s known for his biting kind. This should get interesting, yeah? And Alex Kingston is gorgeous and smart so she’s a welcome addition always on my television screen.