Miss Doctor Who? Watch Jodie Whittaker's Appearance as the First Female Doctor Here
It only took 54 years, but Doctor Who's Doctor is finally a woman.
The latest Doctor Who Christmas special, "Twice Upon a Time," aired on Dec. 25, doubling as a touching farewell to the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi, and a heart-pounding introduction to Jodie Whittaker as the 13th.
If you happened to miss the full episode, you can see the 12th Doctor's full regeneration in the clip below.
It begins with a powerful, bittersweet speech by Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor, stressing the importance that his next incarnation never be cowardly or cruel, always be loving and kind and never, ever, eat pears.
Only when his message is fully delivered does he accept his fate and begin regenerating, with powerful streams of electricity streaming from his head and hands. It takes a moment, but soon these streams cease and a new figure is left standing in his place.
A ring falls from this new figure's finger and fresh eyes survey the TARDIS. She grabs a mounted monitor and pulls it toward herself, seeing her new—and decidedly female—reflection for the first time. She looks shocked, and then grins.
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"Ah, brilliant," she mutters, pumping her firsts before she pushes one single button on a TARDIS console. When she does, everything goes up in sparks. The TARDIS starts making a racket and tilts dangerously, sending the Doctor and her surroundings flying.
Unable to keep her grip, the new Doctor slides across the floor of the TARDIS and out the open door. It continues flying above as she falls to the city below. And then, of course, the screen cuts to black before reading "To Be Continued."
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We won't discover what happens to the new Doctor until the airing of the next episode sometime next year, but we'll be waiting feverishly. We're curious to see not only how she gets out of her predicament, but also what kind of person she'll be. Maybe the TARDIS will also get a brand new look with her as the Doctor—and speaking of looks, we're excited to see her fabulous ensemble in the new episodes.
If you're as excited as we are, click HERE for everything you need to know about Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor.