Exactly who is that mysterious figure in a garish waistcoat, in the Doctor Who Christmas special, "The Next Doctor"? Is the episode's title just plain misleading, a huge hint, or a clever trick? Some new promo pics have come out, and they raise an interesting possibility. Potentially huge spoilers ahead.

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Just what is that pocket watch the two Doctors (David Tennant and David Morrissey) are looking at? Is it a special pocket watch? Fansite Whovian Galaxy says it might be, but Planet Gallifrey has blown up the picture to maximum magnification and doesn't see any Time Lord-y markings. (For what it's worth, Planet Gallifrey's blown-up pic is so blurry, I can't see one way or the other.) Of course, all we know about Morrissey's character is that he's a brash man who claims to be a Time Lord named the Doctor. So how exactly would that square with him being a Time Lord who's turned himself into a human? (Maybe he lost most of his Time Lord memories, but got confused by the ones that remained? Maybe he's a different Time Lord who's stuck as a human, and now thinks he's the Doctor? Could he be.... Romana?) For what it's worth, I think the watch is a red herring. But you never know.

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