It”s almost Christmas which means only one thing for fans of “Doctor Who.” The annual Christmas special! Fans already knew River Song would be returning to the show for the holidays, but in what capacity remained shrouded in secrecy…until now.
The BBC has announced the title of the holiday episode and for fans* of River Song (Alex Kingston), it truly is the best Christmas ever. “The Husbands of River Song” airs on Christmas Day. There is no word yet on where in the timeline of their relationship this initial meeting between River and Twelve will fall for the Doctor. However, based on the wording of the synopsis, this is River's first run-in with husband wearing this face. When you're in love with a regenerating Time Lord, marriage gets…complicated.
*For her detractors however, perhaps it is the worst Christmas ever?
In the image below, a very dashingly dressed River Song brandishes what looks like a Sonic Knife at her opponent, Baymax's angry older cousin. Next to her, the Doctor stands at the ready with is Sonic SCREWDRIVER. A refreshing sight indeed for those tired of the Sonic Sunglasses.
The official synopsis from the BBC:
It's Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song's squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is? All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.
“The Husbands of River Song” airs Christmas morning on the BBC and BBCAmerica.