It’s official, Peter Capaldi’s newest partner in time has been announced. The BBC had already teased the announcement with this picture:
Leading fans, desperately storing away any and all Who content in preparation for a long winter, to immediately begin speculating on who will be filling those shoes. Theories included in-depth analysis on how large the shoes were, indicating the age of a new companion, and if we could surmise from the shoe style whether or not rumors that the new companion is Woman of Color would be true. Which is a vaguely offensive way to hope for something progressive.
Other fans just went a little stir-crazy:
And of course dig into the history of the show:
And some folks like myself waited with baited breath watching Periscopes of kindly Brits who wanted to help fans around the world watch the announcement live.
But the wait is over, because the new companion is…
PEARL MACKIE!!!!As… Bill?!