Doctor Who's season finale title has been revealed—and it's a doozy

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BBC has revealed the title for the Doctor Who season finale, and it's one that's sure to spark speculation. Couple that with the character popping up in the finale and the promise of a major secret revealed.

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Illustration for article titled Doctor Who's season finale title has been revealed—and it's a doozy

RadioTimes unveiled the poster for the season finale, "The Name of the Doctor." In addition to the title, the poster also reveals that Alex Kingston's River Song will be returning in the episode. Showrunner Steven Moffat told RadioTimes that he is serious about a major secret being revealed, though he didn't indicate just what that secret is:

"There’s going to be a revelation. I’m not teasing. I’m not wrong-footing you – you’re about to learn something about the Doctor that you never knew before. And I think you’re in for a shock."

Now, we know that River Song knows the Doctor's true name, but would Moffat truly reveal the Doctor's name to us viewers? It's hard to say what the series would gain from such a revelation (although names have been a big theme of Moffat's run), and it would be an extremely controversial move.

Given that the revelation is a "shock," however, I suspect we'll be getting some other secret out of the Doctor. Any ideas as to what it might be?

River Song to return for Doctor Who finale The Name of the Doctor [RadioTimes via Unreality]

DISCUSSION

RickertvonFux
RickertvonFux

In the text of the words "Name" and "Doctor," there are lines that look like crop circles. Is that something related to the story so far? I kind of gave up on the show half way through last season, so I don't really know what's going on at this point.