The Case for Bill Potts as The Doctor’s Companion

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After an extended layoff, Doctor Who finally returned to the small screen with new episodes. This season of the long running British sci-fi classic will be the last ride for Peter Capaldi as the title character, and for Steven Moffat as the show runner/head writer. Capaldi has portrayed the Doctor with much more bite than his predecessors, but in my opinion has been a victim of the writing and direction of the show. Last season was his strongest, dealing with the repercussions of his actions with making Ashildr (Maisie Williams) immortal, the death of his friend and companion Clara (Jenna Coleman), and his return to the long lost Gallifrey. It was, in this writer’s opinion, the best writing in Moffat’s tenure as well.

In the episode “The Pilot,” we are introduced to the newest companion, Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie). Bill is a university food service worker who catches…

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