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Published on September 13th, 2011 | by Scott Varnham

The Fez Returns, Intact!

Some of you eagle-eared viewers may have caught a few lines from the final, absolute last bit of Series 6 on Saturday’s Doctor Who Confidential in their From Script To Screen segment.

The context for those of you who didn’t catch it is that the kids have written an episode with Matt Smith’s Doctor on his own encountering an old foe and Albert Einstein. Since he’s on his own, it’s presumably after the last episode (and is set to air after The Wedding Of River Song, so that would make sense). The fact that he’s wearing a fez in it would also indicate that there are no companions around to forcibly remove it.

The Doctor is clearly pleased to be reunited with his Egyptian headwear, and remarks that he missed the Fez following River Song’s pre-reboot destruction of said silly attire.

“I missed you! I can’t believe River blew you up!”

You can see for yourself in Doctor Who Confidential, which is currently on the iPlayer (the line in question occurs around the 35:50 mark).

So what do you think – Fez or Stetson?


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10 Responses to The Fez Returns, Intact!

  1. avatar James says:

    having just watched the clip in question, The Doctor is clearly looking and talking at/to the fez when he says “I can’t believe River blew you up”.
    Sorry. :P

    • Thanks James, I think I was just fixing that when you commented! Unforeseeen factual error that is easily resolved :)

      • Nicely salvaged!

  2. That might win the award for the shortest spoiler scare of all time. In my defence, my interpretation made sense when I came up with it.

    But I’m actually kind of relieved. I’d rather this than be spoiled to a twist three episodes early.

  3. avatar Stellaflora says:

    FEZ! :D

    • avatar TonyS says:

      I’m not sure the survival of the Doctor is the biggest spoiler ever to appear

      • avatar TonyS says:

        Oops. Replied to the wrong comment. Sorry Stellaflora.

  4. avatar Bob James says:

    If this mini episode is set after the finale, doesn’t this constitute a spoiler as to obvious survival of the believed to be doomed Doctor? I’m just saying………

  5. avatar TonyS says:

    I only watched “Confidential” once. I thought the line I can’t believe River blew you up” referred to the TARDIS. No doubt, we shall find out in a couple of weeks…

    • avatar Scott says:

      Not just me then. The article was originally written about the TARDIS. James’ comment prompted a rewrite.

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