It’s finally happening! Alex Kingston’s River Song/Melody Pond will finally meet Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in this years Doctor Who Christmas Special.

Now my dear, let's go kill some Daleks... © BBC
Now my dear, let’s go kill some Daleks… © BBC

While we’ve seen River with both Matt Smith’s Eleventh and David Tennant’s Tenth, she was yet to make an appearance with the Twelfth.

How will this fit into the River x Doctor reverse romance? According to the BBC, “It’s Christmas Day in the future and the TARDIS is parked on a snowy village street, covered in icicles, awaiting its next adventure. Time traveller River Song meets her husband’s new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time this Christmas.”

What happens next is anyone’s guess, but sparks are sure to fly (both figuratively and literally) when River and the Doctor get together.

“To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special,” Kingston said.

“I met Peter for the first time at Monday’s read through, we had a laugh, and I am now excited and ready to start filming with him and the Doctor Who team. Christmas in September? Why not!”

With both the Doctor Who and Sherlock Christmas specials to look forward to this year, who needs presents?

Doctor Who returns for season 9 on Sept 19.

Source: BBC