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When Bernard Cribbins handed away in July 2022, Physician Who followers knew they’d get to see him one final time within the collection, after set photos revealing him taking pictures a scene with Catherine Tate and David Tennant emerged on-line. However whereas there have been plans for extra, what we noticed when that scene broadcast this previous weekend is what we’re getting.

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Cribbins’ return as Donna Noble’s grandfather Wilf climaxed the second of three sixtieth anniversary specials, “Wild Blue Yonder,” which aired on the BBC and Disney+ this previous weekend. After the 14th Physician and Donna endured a harrowing journey, they returned to London to seek out Wilf ready for them—a sentimental reunion minimize brief by Wilf’s warning of a insanity that had engulfed the inhabitants, setting the stage for the third and ultimate episode of this anniversary trilogy.

It was a candy scene, rendered all of the extra poignant by the credit of “Wild Blue Yonder” dedicating the episode to Cribbins. However writing on Instagram after the episode’s broadcast, showrunner Russell T. Davies confirmed that Cribbins won’t instantly seem in subsequent week’s episode, “The Giggle,” and that the scene—filmed simply months earlier than his demise, was his ultimate efficiency earlier than passing away.

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“Farewell, outdated soldier. That’s goodnight and goodbye to our beloved Bernard. Wilf is talked about in dispatches subsequent week, all protected and sound, don’t fear, however that’s the one scene Bernard was in a position to movie,” Davies confirmed, noting that there had beforehand been a “little extra” written for the actor, however age and declining well being lead Cribbins to tug out, shortly earlier than he handed away.

“It wasn’t to be; at 93 years outdated, the outdated soldier had given us his finest, and stepped away,” Davies’ tribute concluded. “Night time, Bernard, and thanks. I really like you.”

Keep tuned to io9 for extra of our ideas on “Wild Blue Yonder” later immediately.


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