Call it Chekov’s jacket, call it a coincidence but don’t you think Clara is starting to dress a little bit like a certain Time Lord?
Maybe it’s the fact that during Series Eight’s Flatline she got to step into his very fashionable shoes and wield the Sonic while he dealt with the very small, big problem of the TARDIS miniaturising. Or maybe it’s the fact that we’ve seen her eyes in the title sequence after she proclaimed she actually was the Doctor in Dark Water’s pre-credit fake out. Whatever is causing the Radio Times to think this way, it does look as though Clara is starting to adopt a very magiciany look, if the preview pics for The Zygon Invasion are anything to go by.
White shirt? Check. Black buttoned down jacket? Check. Red lining? Well, red lipstick. That’s kind of close enough. Is it a subtle nod of things to come (the look, not the lipstick) Will Clara once again adopt the persona of the Doctor in some brilliant scheme to hoodwink the Zygons? Does it reach further than that? Will she actually turn out to be a Time Lady herself!
What’s more, Rigsy is back in episode ten. Will she start command-frowning at him again in the guise of Doctor Clara?
Or is it all just a massive wardrobe based coincidence *cough…
Either way, these and possible none of these questions will be answered in The Zygon Invasion, this Saturday on BBC1 at 20:15.