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What to expect in Doctor Who Season 12, Episode 2

Doctor Who Season 12, Episode 2 airs on Jan. 5. Make sure you’re ready by knowing everything to expect in the new episode.

After the shocking turn of events in the Doctor Who Season 12 premiere, we’re getting ready for the second episode. It’s not just the second episode of the season, but the second episode of a two-part special. And that means the stakes are higher than normal.

It also means we’re entering spoiler territory for the premiere episode. If you haven’t caught up yet, you’re probably not even looking at this preview, but just in case you are, you’ve been warned!

Doctor Who is staying as close-lipped about the new episode as possible. That means there isn’t even a synopsis for the upcoming episode. All we know is that The Master is back and he’s ready to bring the end to The Doctor. The promo gives us clips of someone using morse code (and there are four beats to it, which links back to The Master during Tennant’s era), a flash of Paris, a look at the past, and our Bond-worthy villain telling someone that he looks forward to the end of their lives.

This does suggest that Graham, Ryan, and Yaz all make it out of the pane alive. Can we assume that The Doctor makes it out of this strange world unscathed? Will she be able to get to the TARDIS and save her companions from the plane before it crashes? Timey-wimey stuff, right?

There are all sorts of questions and theories going on right now, including how The Master could even be back. But let’s just get ready for the new episode of Doctor Who Season 12. Well done, Chibnall. We’re impressed! (But then we actually enjoyed a lot of Season 11, too!)

Check out the promo for Doctor Who Season 12, Episode 2 below and get ready for an exciting new episode on Jan. 5.


What do you expect to see in Doctor Who Season 12, Episode 2? What are your current theories? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Doctor Who Season 12, Episode 2 airs on Jan. 5 at 8/7c on BBC America/CTV Sci-Fi Channel.

Photo Credit: James Pardon/BBC Studios/BBC America