Your First Look At Doctor Who's New Companion...But Is She Playing River Song?

As just revealed on the official BBC America Tumblr, here's your first look at Doctor Who's new companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman:

Sweaters! The TARDIS! No other news whatsoever! At this point, we still have no idea what Coleman's character's name is, how she meets the Doctor, or whether she's even human. We do know she'll show up for the first time in this year's Christmas episode, right after current companions Amy and Rory Pond leave the TARDIS in the fifth episode. We also know that she shares Amy's terrible choice in sweaters, but that may just be the costuming department.

Hey, crazy theory time! Moffat - as we reported in our last article on this - has said that Amy and Rory will leave the show in the fifth episode, when the Weeping Angels return; and that somebody, for real, was going to die this time. The cast has also stated over and over that the Ponds will leave on a heartbreaker, and that will be it for them. Just to go out on a limb here, there's one character that's been left out of the equation, and granted, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense given previous continuity, but...

- What if Jenna-Louise Coleman is playing River Song?

Bear with me here: we know that River can regenerate, given that she's a "child of the TARDIS" and all. And Moffat has said SOMEONE dies in the fifth episode, but he's never said, "Amy and/or Rory die." Just someone. What would be tragic enough to force the Ponds out of the TARDIS than the death of their daughter, River? And what if, instead of actually dying, she secretly regenerated into the new body of Coleman?

Like I said, this doesn't make a whole lot of sense, as we've seen River in the body of Alex Kingston, dying for real back in the "Silence in The Library" episodes... But we know there's a big mystery surrounding Coleman's character, and what's a bigger mystery than the time-stream somehow changing? And how? And why?

Grains of salt and all, and stay tuned this weekend as more news will most likely leak out from the Doctor Who Con in Cardiff at a regular pace.

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