Grab your tissues! Clara's exit will tear you apart!
Doctor Who, Series 9 Episode 10, 'Face the Raven' saw a heartbreaking exit of Jenna Coleman's character Clara Oswald. Spoilers throughout the Article!
Old friends reunite in this Episode. The return of Rigsy (Joivan Wade) and Ashildr (Maisie Williams). Rigsy returned to the show with a tattoo on his neck. A tattoo counting down to his death. Ashildr gave him the death sentence for a crime he doesn't remember committing. Once it was revealed that the tattoo was called a Quantum Shade, things got more serious.
Clara took the Quantum Shade from Rigsy. What she didn't know was, she couldn't pass it on. It was stuck with her. This was when the Doctor started to tear apart. Knowing this was the end of the road for Clara. After a heart warming speech to the Doctor, it was time for Clara to 'Face the Raven'. The Doctor regrettably witnessed the death of his best friend. He is more angry than ever now! Keep well out of his way.
The acting in this Episode was phenomenal. Jenna Coleman is sensational in this Episode. As is Joivan Wade (Rigsy). Not forgetting Peter Capaldi who looked like he handled the situation well, but inside was a complete wreck. Jenna was the basically the main focus to this Episode as fans knew today was the day Jenna Coleman was bowing out of Doctor Who. When it came to Clara's exit, her death became viral. Fans were heartbroken. 'Face the Raven' will mainly remembered for it's powerful ending. Sarah Dollard's Doctor Who Career has started of remarkably and definitely will not be forgotten. That's one way to start your career, kill off a main character.
Murray Gold also deserves a lot of credit. His music really set the scene and made it even more emotional than ever. With a hint of music used from Donna Noble's era, it brought a tear to my eye.
The Doctor has had his hearts broken witnessing the death of his best friend. The question is - Is she dead? Doctor Who is known for brining back characters from the dead. Jenna Coleman is seen as a waitress in Episode 12 'Hell Bent'. Rumour have it that is an echo of Clara. Or is it a dream or flashback? Who knows?
Rigsy left a heart warming tribute to Clara on the TARDIS after the credits to the Episode. It really is touching.
She'll be back!
Doctor Who continues on Saturday with 'Heaven Sent'. A solo Episode with Capaldi. A monologue if you like. No guest stars. Just Capaldi.