Companions leaving and moving on has always been a part of the appeal of Doctor Who, but the manner of each leaving has varied. Very few times over the programme’s 52 year history has it been a death of a companion.
Adric, Katarina, Sara Kingdom, maybe even Astrid Peth, have all died travelling with The Doctor, so killing off Clara Oswald in The Raven was a bit of a shocking ending.
Roary and Tiglet discuss their thoughts on the subject in the latest video.
And as for the Doctor’s reaction? Well, Hell Bent maybe a bit of a giveaway, we’ll just have to see won’t we?