Last night’s Dr Who 3rd season finale and the future story of Captain Jack.
There be spoilers ahead. If you haven’t seen the episode you really don’t want to click the link if you hate surprises being ruined.
Jack’s immortality means that he ends up with an eternity of adventure, death and resurrection and ultimately becomes THE FACE OF BOE!!!!
Neil at the classic Dr Who blog Behind The Sofa has a mixed reaction to the Return of the Master espisodes and the season finale, but how could he not even mention the Jack/Boe revelation?
I agree with Neil on some points, although I didn’t notice them while I was watching the show: this is agreeing in retrospect. The science stuff was all HarryPotterish, the shrunken doctor was bloody Dobbie, and the foiling of the Master with telepathic woo and a Peter Pan Doctor plus the turning back time thing was a weirdly disappointing lack of a spectacular finale as well as more badscience. Freema was wasted as Martha wandered around looking all resigned and weary in her determination. I expected more badarse from Martha: I know the minimal aggression succeeding where frontal attack would fail was meant to be kinda the point, but that point sucked.
More gratuitous Captain Jack, an alternative:
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