Mystery is a big part of the Doctor Who franchise, and for the newly born Peter Capaldi Doctor, the biggest mystery was…why did he look the way he did?
Longtime fans of the series noted almost immediately that Peter Capaldi had been in Doctor Who before (he was also in Torchwood for the record) as the character Caecilius in The Fires of Pompeii. The Doctor himself seemed to release this in his inaugural episode “Deep Breath”, when he repeatedly asked himself “why this face?”
Well, if a response to a fan question is any indication, we’ll soon have our answer. Stephen Moffat answered a fan question about this topic, check it out!
“Andrea Laford asked:
“I really enjoyed the scene in Deep Breath when The Doctor says to the tramp, “Why did I choose this face? It’s like I’m trying to tell myself something…” Will we ever get an explanation of why Caecilius from The Fires of Pompeii has the same face as The Twelfth Doctor?”
Steven Moffat replied:
“Thank you, I like that scene too. And yes, we’re coming back to that idea. In fact, we’ll be shooting the scene in question really quite shortly…””
So there you go, we get an “answer” soon, but this is Doctor Who…so it may not be the one we’re expecting…so watch out…don’t blink…and listen!