After all the comments that John Barrowman has made about wanting to return to Doctor Who and how he would love to do it, the actor and entertainer has suddenly become slightly more convinced that he will not be asked back to the show anytime soon.
It seems that although Barrowman would like to make a return to the show to resurrect what he admits was initially only meant to be a “five episode character”, there have been no approaches from the Doctor Who team as yet.
Which seems… suspicious. As Steven Moffat revealed in a recent issue of Doctor Who magazine, Captain Jack was planned to be one of the surprise cameos in A Good Man Goes to War as the Battle of Demon’s Run but due to Torchwood priorities couldn’t make it.
So it’s evident that the actor and the Doctor Who production team are in contact and it would be a bit strange if Captain Jack didn’t turn up to celebrate the Doctor’s big 5-0.
So it looks like it’s one of two outcomes (yes, there could be many but let’s just stick to two for now!), either there’s a plan for Barrowman to return and he simply has not been contacted as yet or he has been contacted but is pulling the wool over our eyes in classic Doctor Who production team style.
Plans are already underway for the fiftieth anniversary and it would not be a stretch of the imagination to think that Steven “slippery” Moffat has sworn all the cast to utmost secrecy with all the plans that he’s making.
Just a thought but you can bet your entire pay check on Captain Jack Harkness popping back into the Doctor’s life sooner rather than later…