Rumours were flying around about Jenna Coleman leaving after Season 9 and now it has finally been confirmed. I am a little sad to see her go (as I would be with every companion). I really liked her when she first appeared, as you could probably guess by my username, but it’s definitely time! After Season 9 is through, she’ll be the longest serving companion on Doctor Who since the reboot and I am hoping she’ll go out with a bang.
To be honest, Season 8 was somewhat of a mess. The show was completely out of balance and rather mediocre in terms of episodes. The focus was way too much on Clara instead of getting to know Twelve, which would have been the important thing to do. I was disappointed that she changed her mind about leaving the show, because I think that the Christmas Special would have been a great way to end her story. However, I think she wasn’t attached to any new projects at that time and now she is going to star as the titular role in ITV’s Queen Victoria drama.
So, I am curious to see how she’ll leave the show and hope that it makes more sense than it did with the Ponds. We all knew the Doctor could have found a way to get them. In terms of the new companion, I just hope that it is someone entirely new. I watched a video on Nerdist where they discussed possible options for the role of companion, but I wasn’t happy about any of them. (Watch the video here) I think we could use a fresh start instead of someone who’s already been on the show. Do you have a preference for the new companion?
Season 9 will start tomorrow and for the first time I am only moderately excited. I hope it’s better than the last season. Here is the trailer in case you haven’t seen it yet!