Right now, Doctor Who fans are just a few episodes away from the end of the Flux event (don’t ask us to explain what’s happening there, we don’t get it either), but thankfully, that’s the end of Jodie Whittaker’s run as The Doctor. Because to send her out, there will be three more specials starting with the new tradition of a New Year’s special.
Yes, the New Year’s special will be the first of a three-part “ending” for Jodie’s Doctor, and as the BBC have released a synopsis for what it’s going to be about:
“The Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and friends will kick-start 2022 with an action-packed spectacular episode set to air on BBC One on New Year’s Day. The festive special will feature guest stars Aisling Bea (This Way Up, Living With Yourself, Quiz), Adjani Salmon (Dreaming Whilst Black, Enterprice) and Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless).
Sarah (Aisling Bea) owns and runs ELF storage, and Nick (Adjani Salmon) is a customer who visits his unit every year on New Year’s Eve. This year, however, their night turns out to be a little different than planned…
The festive episode is the first of three Doctor Who Specials airing in 2022. The second Special airs in Spring and Jodie’s final feature-length Special (in where the Thirteenth Doctor will regenerate), will transmit in autumn 2022 as part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations.”
Intriguing, no? And it’ll be even moreso as we determine the state of The Doctor and friends after the Flux event ends in two episodes time.