The current season of Doctor Who has been one that’s been trying to both embrace the past, but also rewrite history in its own way. The teaser of the “Timeless Child” happened last season and was brought up again. There’s also been the birth of the “Doctor Who Multiverse” via the “Spyfall” episodes, and in the recent episode, the show delved into the possibility that the Doctor may not know her past as well as she thinks she does.
However, arguably the biggest thing that came out of the most recent episode, “Fugitive of the Judoon” was that a legendary Companion returned in the form of John Barrowman’s Captain Jack Harkness. This longtime friend and ally to The Doctor appeared in Series 9 when Christopher Eccelston was The Doctor, he also was a long-time member of David Tennant’s run through his many seasons. Furthermore, he helped lead the Torchwood spinoff series for many seasons before finally departing the franchise as a whole.
However, he always noted that he would be willing to come back to the series, and references of him could be found in Series 11 and 12. And now, with Jodie Whittaker’s run, he’s back, and actor John Barrowman couldn’t be happier.
In an exclusive interview (see below) he talked about what it was like to be back on the episode, even if only for “one time”, and how he loves still being Captain Jack Harkness. Including apparently still having some of the wardrobe from his original days as the carrier.
He noted how it felt like “putting on an old coat” and he talked about the scenes he did with the current Doctor Who companions and the fun he had with them. As for future appearances, he kept mum about that, but noted that if the team asked him to come back, he’s ready and willing.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) January 27, 2020