Why John Barrowman says it'd be 'very silly' not to bring back Capt. Jack on Doctor Who

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Jun 4, 2015

Captain Jack Harkness may be returning to the Whoniverse later this year with Torchwood: The Conspiracy (set to be released in September), the first in a series of six Big Finish Torchwood audio plays, but we still miss having the roguish former Time Agent traveling through time and space with the Doctor.

And so does Arrow star John Barrowman, who, in a recent interview, said he thought it'd be "very silly" if Captain Jack didn't return to Doctor Who. Speaking recently to the Ipswich Star, Barrowman said:

"If they asked me I would be more than happy to go back. The Arrow producers said they would allow me to go do it, but I've never been asked and I don't know if I will be.

"The popularity of Captain Jack has not decreased around the world, it's actually gotten stronger and we're doing some audio plays that are coming out a little later this year.

"I have to be honest, one person who's keeping Captain Jack alive is John Barrowman because I'm plugging him, promoting him and making sure he's kept out there because one day he will return. I think they would be very silly not to bring him back."

Barrowman also revealed he'd be more than keen to see how Jack would get on with Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor. Laughing, he said: "I think he would look at him and say, 'Oh, you're older than me now.'"

Now, can someone please tell me what the hangup here is? John Barrowman has been wanting to do this for years, and I think it was already criminal that he wasn't included AT ALL in the 50th-anniversary festivities. Make it so, Steven Moffat!

What do you think? Do you think it's time for Captain Jack to step back into the Doctor's TARDIS? How do you think he'd get along with Peter Capaldi's Time Lord?

(via Doctor Who)

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