Watching Michelle Gomez be vaporized in Death in Heaven, the second episode of the two part closer to Season 8 of Doctor Who, we couldn’t help being a bit wistful. The Master, regenerated as a woman, made a great counterpoint to Peter Capaldi’s portrayal of The Doctor. That wonderful moment when Missy comes drifting down out of the sky on a parasol like the Mary Poppins of Evil is something that, once seen, cannot be unseen.

But did she really die?

Okay, seriously. This is the Master we’re talking about here.

Michelle Gomez returns for Season 9 and she’s bringing Missy with her. It’s going to be delicious fun.

The BBC’s new season of Doctor Who premieres world-wide in September (exact date and time are not yet announced.)

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