With the newest season of Doctor Who seeing the departure of not only Peter Capaldi as the time travelling Time Lord and Peter Moffit saying goodbye as show runner, we have another casualty to report.
Fan favorite Missy (The Master’s latest incarnation), played with villainous glee by the amazing Michelle Gomez will also be leaving the show.
“My pals are going so I’m going,” Gomez said in an interview with RadioTimes.com. “Everybody’s leaving, so I’m going too. I mean, what would I do without Peter and Steven? Who would I be? ”
Missy made her debut in the 2014’s Deep Breath only later to be revealed as The Doctors arch villain The Master and has appeared in a whopping 9 episodes over the last few seasons and is scheduled to appear in 3 more this season, including a highly anticipated appearance with the John Simms, the previous Master.
“[I’ll miss] the fact that it was probably one of the best jobs I’ve ever had, the fact that I’m a woman of a certain age who’s this ass-kicking action figure.
“I won’t miss the corset because that was agony, and I’m a woman that likes a big lunch. And that’s not fun to wear after you’ve had two helpings and dessert.
“So I won’t miss that. But I’ll miss the amazing, wonderful, incredible Peter Capaldi, who I think is one of the best Doctors we’ve ever had. I’ll miss somebody like Steven Moffat writing me the best lines I’ve ever had in my career.
“I won’t miss the rain in Wales, but I will miss Wales. And the incredible crew that work so hard. It’s not work for them, it’s a passion, and that’s wonderful to be surrounded by. It’s very inspiring and energising.
“Yeah, I’m gonna miss a lot about that job,” she concluded. “It was a great job.”
BBC wasn’t kidding when they announced season 11 would be a total fresh start for the long running series. Hopefully we don’t lose Bill and Nardol along with them.