Jenna Coleman confirmed this morning on BBC Radio 1 that she is leaving DOCTOR WHO this season.
“I have left the TARDIS,” Coleman told host Nick Grimshaw. “It’s happened. I filmed my last scene.”
Coleman confirmed that Clara’s exit has “been in the works for a very long time.”
The Parliament of the Daleks
As season premieres go, out of 10, “Asylum of the Daleks” gets an 11. I’m not prepared to anoint it the best of the revived series yet, but it’s certainly a contender. By turns creepy, breathless, fun, resonant, sad, scary, hopeful, nostalgic and even informative, I couldn’t have asked for anything more from the opener. It reflected on the Doctor’s amazingly long history with the Daleks (He first met them in the second story of the series, waaay back in 1963!) and still managed to reveal new facets of the Daleks, proving that they are still evolving after all these years.
The story, in a nutshell, is a simple quest. The Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) are kidnapped by the Daleks who dispatch them to their legendary prison planet, the Asylum, which is packed with insane, damaged and battle-scarred Daleks. The planetary containment field was damaged by the crashing starliner Alaska, and the thought of the force field collapsing and allowing a planet of insane Daleks to ravage the universe frightens even ruling Parliament of the Daleks. Too scared to do the job themselves, the Dalek send the Doctor and his companions to turn off the shield from inside, so the Daleks can bombard the planet and destroy it. But there’s one more problem: The Doctor makes contact with a human survivor aboard Alaska: Oswin Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman).