'Doctor Who' season 9 spoilers: Osgood is back; Jenna Coleman exits while Maisie Williams reprises role as Ashildr


In the latest episode of longtime hit science-fiction series “Doctor Who,” viewers will see the return of familiar characters called Zygons that appeared during the show’s 50th anniversary special in 2013. Some fans may also be delighted to find out that Ingrid Oliver’s Osgood may not have actually met her demise as she comes back in the seventh installment of the current season. 

Titled “The Zygon Invasion,” the synopsis reads, “The Zygons, a race of shapeshifting aliens, have been living in secret among us on Earth, unknown and unseen  until now! When Osgood is kidnapped by a rogue gang of Zygons, the Doctor, Clara and UNIT must scatter across the world in a bid to set her free. But will they reach her in time, and can they stop an uprising before it’s too late?” 

Osgood was last seen in season 8 when Missy vaporized her. It will be interesting to find out if she has survived or will be depicted as a dead girl. It may also be possible that the Doctor has travelled through time when she was still alive. 

Following the same format, the upcoming episode will be a two-part story. The first one will be shown Saturday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m. EDT while the concluding installment will be on Nov. 7, titled “The Zygon Inversion.” 

Meanwhile, “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams will also make another appearance in one of the key episodes of season 9 titled “Face of Raven.” 

During the London Comic Con, showrunner Steven Moffat, writer and producer Mark Gatiss and scriptwriter Sarah Dollard, who penned the aforementioned plot, confirmed that Williams will once again reprise her role as the girl who became immortal, Ashildr. 

The narrative will also tackle Jenna Coleman’s exit as the Doctor’s companion Clara. For those who may be wondering if Williams will replace her, the production team stated that it will not be the case. They teased that Ashildr may settle with her decision to follow her linear immortality in order to keep an eye to the characters the Doctor will leave behind.