Granted, Mickey is now married to another former companion, Martha (Freema Agyeman). That just makes it easier to bring in one more of Tennant’s old buddies. Plus the look on Rose’s face when she sees what became of her ex? Mickey’s not an idiot anymore, now he’s Mickey the hero, hunting aliens with his lady.
If not Mickey, at least throw his parallel universe doppelganger Ricky in there.
So with that being said, our fingers are tightly crossed that Cap’n Jack will be back in for the 50th anniversary with all his trench coat-wearing, boy-and girl-loving swagger. Sure, he’s been absent from Matt Smith’s arc as the Doctor, but with Rose and the 10th Doctor both back, it only seems fair that he is as well. Plus, a special looking back the back at the show’s history would be remiss not to at least mention the Face of Boe.
Eccleston wasn’t known for comedy (and still isn’t, hello, Malekith the “Thor 2” bad guy,) and sometimes, his broad smile would feel a little forced and uncomfortable, but we chalk that up to him just trying to figure out how to be more “human.” He was The Doctor most of the current breed of Whovians cut their teeth on (this author included,) and many still believe him to be the best and most perfect incarnation of the last Time Lord. Of course, Tennant’s fast paced lunatic 10th Doctor did come to grow on us (and Rose, of course) Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor was, in a word, “fantastic.”
As fans prepare to say goodbye to Smith, who will hand over the TARDIS’ keys to Peter Capaldi in the upcoming Christmas special, it’s imperative that his time-traveling, tragic wife (played to perfection by Alex Kingston) return for “The Day of The Doctor” to begin her goodbye to her husband as she currently knows him.
While the special certainly ought to celebrate the history of the show, it also holds the extra burden of beginning Smith’s swan song. With an appearance from Eleven’s former companions, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), seemingly out of the cards (although how great a surprise would that be?!), their grown daughter deserves some final screen time. If River doesn’t appear, Steven Moffat’s going to have some explaining to do.
Fans of the new incarnation of “Doctor Who” know K-9 through his appearances during Tennant’s run, especially “School Reunion,” which saw former companion Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) return to the series as well. Seeing any of the Doctors cross paths with K-9 in “The Day of the Doctor” would be a nice moment for old school Whovians and a wonderful little tribute to the best of the old school “Who” companions, Sarah Jane.