Doctor Who teases first glimpse of The Master's return

Sam Warner
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From Digital Spy

Following the Doctor Who series 10 opener on Saturday night, we got a tantalising glimpse of the return of John Simm's The Master in a series trailer – albeit for about a millisecond.

The frustratingly short clip that shows us what's coming up in Capaldi's final season as the Doctor spends 22 seconds teasing us with more monsters, the return of Missy (Michelle Gomez) and more from the wonderful Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), but it isn't until the final second that the Master appears.

Well, we all know he likes to leave an impression.

And leave an impression he did, as that brief second of the Doctor's archenemy was all it took for the tweets of excitement and anticipation to come rushing in:

The last time we saw Simm's Master was all the way back in 2010, but the series' exec producer Brian Minchin has already teased that Simm will have a big role in the 10th series.

"He was there for quite a few weeks, he was actually filming on the streets and nobody saw him, and he was in the studio," Minchin shared.

"When he heard what [Moffat] is planning, which I won't tell you, but when John heard what Steven was planning he was so excited."

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But while the Master caught everyone's attention, we can't help but notice that the teaser has given us another look at the Doctor's potential regeneration too.

Capaldi's already admitted that he's already filmed the "death" of his Doctor, and it looks like the traditional Christmas special handover of Doctors may not be the case this time around, as all signs seem to point to Twelve's regeneration happening sooner rather than later.

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There's nothing to do but wait and see in that regard – and speculate endlessly based on what each episode tells us, of course –but it definitely looks like we're in for one exciting season.

Doctor Who continues next Saturday (April 22) at 7.20pm on BBC One.

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