Have “Doctor Who” viewers seen the last of River Song (Alex Kingston)? The answer isn’t quite clear, though the possibility of the Doctor’s wife appearing with Peter Capaldi at the helm just got a lot more interesting.
In the latest issue of Doctor Who magazine, as reported by Doctor Who TV, showrunner Steven Moffat talks about a return for River. “I’m slightly tempted, because I imagine Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston would be absolutely hilarious together,” he says. “She could certainly have met other Doctors. So there’s nothing stopping us … But is there anything new we can do? Or is the new thing that Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston would be very sexy together? Is that enough? We’ve always had fun with the fact that they don’t look like a couple.”
He continues, “Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston would look like a couple — that’s the thing. Whereas I thought Matt [Smith] and Alex were gorgeous together, but it looked slightly strange, because he was so much younger.”
Moffat admits that he initially considered River’s story with the Doctor to have reached its conclusion, but “Doctor Who” has shown time and again that anything is possible.