Doctor Who's Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi open up about that shocking final scene

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Nov 25, 2015, 6:52 PM EST (Updated)

If you’ve watched the latest episode of Doctor Who over the weekend, then you know about the dramatic fate of a certain character.

WARNING: Shhhhh, spoilers! for Saturday’s episode, “Face the Raven,” below.

As was revealed by Peter Capaldi last week, this episode featured the apparent last hurrah for the Doctor’s beloved companion, Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman. I say apparent because I have doubts that's the last we'll see of Jenna Coleman. This version of Clara? Yep, she's gone. Jenna Coleman as another Clara? Who knows? She's the Impossible Girl, after all!

Showrunner Steven Moffat and Capaldi reflected over Coleman's final scene as Clara on the show in two new videos released by the BBC. In the “Death and Consequences” featurette, Moffat said: “We were very careful to set up Clara's death, in that, you couldn't really say who is responsible for that. Ultimately, he holds the people who set the trap for him on Trap Street responsible. But even they weren't out to kill Clara at all. They weren't out to kill anyone. It's a tragedy. It's Clara getting too involved in the problem. She put herself in the line of fire. The bullet was never intended for her.”


In the second video featurette, titled “Why does Clara face the raven?”, Peter Capaldi talked about Clara transferring Rigsy’s (Joivan Wade) countdown tattoo to herself, saying, “I think because she thinks it is a way of solving the problem, and she thinks she'll get out of it, or I'll help her get out of it, there will be a way to fix it. And I didn't see her actually die before. I thought she would be ... She would have a life ... she'd be able to return to Doctor Who in some form or another.”


What did you think of Clara's tragic demise on Doctor Who

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