Although poor old Danny Pink met a rather grizzly end during the last series of Doctor Who it seems that actor Samuel Anderson is keen to return. And while you might wonder how that could even be possible, it might not be such a bad idea.
Especially if the Doctor has anything to do with it.
During an appearance at Cardiff Film and Comic Con, ScreenJolt caught up with Samuel Anderson to chat about Doctor Who… and he revealed how much he’d love to return.
“I really enjoyed it – I wouldn’t even think twice,” he said. “It was one of the best things I’ve ever done… I felt like I’d only just got started.”
Of course, fans of the show will clearly remember the demise of poor Danny Pink – turned into a cyberman during Missy’s grand plan at the end of series eight. It was a heart-breaking episode – especially for fans of the Clara/Danny romance.
But while Samuel Anderson is keen to return, could it even be possible?
“If [Steven Moffat] doesn’t write the Doctor going back in time and changing it, I’m hoping Orson might end up going back in time… you never know in ‘Doctor Who’ – anything could happen.”
It’s certainly an interesting thought, and with Orson presumably still out there somewhere, it could well open up the possibility of getting Samuel Anderson back on the show. But after a tear-jerking finale, I’d rather see Clara get her happy ending.
“It was deep on so many levels,” he said of the episode. “It addressed atheism, moralism, so many things… it was huge. From the read-through it was apparent how big it was and it was quite risky. I think Moffat really pushed the boat out and was rewarded with a brilliant couple of episodes. When I read it, I thought ‘wow’… it’s quite a risky subject with religion and the afterlife but he stuck to his guns and used his creative rights to go wherever he wanted. He did an excellent job.”
“Apart from the end of Danny, he did an excellent job…”
Obviously, Samuel Anderson is very keen to get back into the show… and I can’t help thinking it might be a stroke of genius to eventually do it. Throughout the show, we’re shown the consequences of The Doctor’s interference, and even why tampering with timelines is such an incredibly bad idea.
But Clara Oswald is the impossible girl… and perhaps she deserves the impossible happy ending. And who knows – maybe Samuel Anderson can reprise the role of Danny Pink as he makes an unexpected return.
Doctor Who series nine is currently filming.
Do you think Danny Pink could return to Doctor Who? Will The Doctor undo everything that’s happened? Let us know what you think in the comments below…