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Series 10 Episode 6 Extremis 7.25pm Saturday 20th May

Extremis. Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Daniel Nettheim.

In the Haereticum – the Vatican’s secret library of blasphemy – there is an ancient book known only as The Veritas.

Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life.

Now a new translation is online, and the danger is spreading. The Vatican appeals to the Doctor. Will he read The Veritas? But can even the Doctor survive the ultimate truth?

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas. Michelle Gomez guest stars as Missy.



  • Tim M

    May 20th, 2017 - 3:52pm

    It will be great to see Missy again in tonight’s episode. In my opinion, Gomez has been the best Master since Delgado. It’s a shame she will be leaving at the end of this series.

  • The Outcast

    May 17th, 2017 - 11:35am

    I saw a rumour on twitter (So obviously possible SPOILERS) that this episode will start with a flashback. Thoughts?

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      May 17th, 2017 - 11:04pm

      How far back a flashback. Capaldi’s era or further back?

    • Time Lady known as Missy

      May 18th, 2017 - 12:16am

      You know what, I have just had a VERY clever idea! (Whoosh)

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      May 18th, 2017 - 10:37am

      So we will see how Missy escaped the Daleks. Clearly though she won’t be heavily featured in the next episode. More likely setting up the story arc for the second half of this series. As the ‘vault’ should be opened in the next episode.

    • 12th Doctor Fan

      May 19th, 2017 - 7:16pm

      Meddling Monk from The Time Meddler.

    • The Outcast

      May 20th, 2017 - 10:25am

      No, judging from the clip they released recently its probably going to be (MASSIVE SPOILERS YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED) a scene where Missy is put in the Vault.

    • 100,000BC

      May 20th, 2017 - 3:26pm

      The clip the BBC released looks like a flashback to me because:
      1) He doesn’t appear to be blind. He could just be very good at pretending though. He is the Doctor after all.
      2) The mention of Darillium from Missy suggests that this takes place not long after Husbands/Doctor Mysterio. Unless the Doctor has been very quiet during his 50+ years at the University. Or he’s travelled back on his time stream.
      3) *POTENTIAL SPOILERS* Most clues from previous episodes and previews suggest that Missy is in the vault, rather than on some random planet where the Doctor isn’t expecting to find her. It might not be her in the vault though.

  • catnip

    May 16th, 2017 - 9:04pm

    Am i being immature asking this, but is the Veritas a real book?

    Read in a tv guide that “if you thought Missy was crazy before, then u havent seen anything yet”.
    And apparently the 12th Doctor and Missy’s fates are combined.

  • Kane

    May 16th, 2017 - 7:02pm

    Why is it that when Capaldi is regenerating I love him in the current series! Series 8 and 9 i hated him as the Doctor, but ah yes Bill! Love her!!

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      May 17th, 2017 - 11:14am

      It’s the companions that make the Doctor who he is, and how the character is written and acted. Tom Baker is MY favourite Doctor, but I think that goes some way to him being accompanied by a string of great companions during his era. Sarah, Harry, the Brigadier, Leela, K9, Romana. It’s only during Tom’s last series that he’s accompanied by weaker companions. Capaldi’s Doctor seems invigorated since Bill has come along. I believe this is because Clara was clearly in the series for too long, and really ‘her’ story arc finished at the end of Matt Smith’s era. Clara was devised to accompany the 11th Doctor, so she worked perfectly with him. However, alongside the 12th Doctor the balance was all wrong. I accept that would be the issue in Capaldi’s first series, and you want to maintain continuity. But Clara’s story was more than over by the end of series 8, and should have left in ‘Last Christmas’. Then series 9 could have been the reboot for the 12th Doctor with a new companion, written specifically around ‘his’ Doctor. Instead it’s happened in Capaldi’s last series. When we look back over the era of the 12th Doctor, it will feature more episodes with Clara than Bill. A companion created more for the Matt Smith era.

    • The Outcast

      May 17th, 2017 - 11:33am

      It is probably due to the writing and the fact that, as Dalek Eye Stalk said, Clara was around far too long (I personally hate Clara. She was a Mary Sue in series 7 and 9).

  • r1ch1e

    May 15th, 2017 - 3:40pm

    I think that the Valyard is in the vault and he has Peter Capaldi face. I would love to see Peter do a good v evil aspect to his character and he is such an incredible actor that he would pull off playing two characters so so well.

    Plus I would be really surprised if Moffat didn’t do something with the Valyard

    • Alex Who?

      May 16th, 2017 - 4:02pm

      Haven’t heard this theory before! Its a good one.

    • Anonymous

      May 16th, 2017 - 5:30pm

      Nice one. I agree, Moffat would love to deal with the Valyard before he leaves (as he was so eager to deal with the regeneration cycle too). That may also explain why in the series trailer we see what looks like the 12th Doctor regenerate even though he doesnt regenerate until the Xmas special.

    • Exterminator

      May 17th, 2017 - 8:56am

      You could be on to something there. Interesting.

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      May 17th, 2017 - 5:03pm

      Plus the ‘Great Intelligence’ name checked the ‘Valeyard’ in ‘The Name of the Doctor’.

  • Mr. J

    May 14th, 2017 - 10:33pm

    Maybe the pope will perform a miracle and heal the doctors eyes Probably too out there, even for Doctor who!

  • Mark Belsom

    May 14th, 2017 - 11:23am

    If it is Missy in the vault why has she not escape ? Seeing as who ever is inside can open the doors,so I think Missy is to obvious.

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    May 14th, 2017 - 8:45am

    I’m convinced it is Missy in the vault. It looks like the Doctor will need her help whilst he is blind. A reluctant reliance…not for the time.

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      May 14th, 2017 - 8:51am

      Or rather, not for the first time. That’s what I meant to say in conclusion. But it’s often been the Master needing an alliance with the Doctor, when he/she gets into a mess with their plot. (Terror of the Autons and Logopolis’ spring immediately to mind). So maybe the Doctor is in a mess and now needs an unhealthy alliance with the Master/Missy.

    • Lilo lee

      May 14th, 2017 - 12:17pm

      Missy ain’t in the vault

    • Stop that TARDIS

      May 14th, 2017 - 4:55pm

      Firstly it’s ‘isn’t’ and secondly you don’t know that 😉

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      May 14th, 2017 - 5:49pm

      Well, Missy wouldn’t be too impressed being trapped in the Vault. So naturally she makes an effort to get her revenge on the Doctor…and summon John Simm’s Master into battle.

    • Lilo lee

      May 15th, 2017 - 7:52am

      But I do know….

    • catnip

      May 15th, 2017 - 7:52pm

      Lilo lee, how do you know? Share your evidence

    • Stop that TARDIS

      May 17th, 2017 - 4:01pm

      Lilo, you know we all know you’re lying?

  • Mick181

    May 14th, 2017 - 7:06am

    If you haven’t seen the last episode yet, don’t read any further

    The Doctor while suffering a serious handicap (a first) is going to visit the Vatican (a first) this 3 parter is looking very interesting.

  • Anthony Wilson

    May 13th, 2017 - 10:33pm

    Oh my god missy is back I hope she as her own Tardis

  • The Scientist Dalek

    May 13th, 2017 - 10:19pm

    The Veritas sends people to the library, that’s why Rivers diary is there perhaps. Looks like a library in the next time trailer.

    • The Scientist Dalek

      May 13th, 2017 - 10:21pm

      The episodes synopsis mentions a forbidden library also.

    • 12th Doctor Fan

      May 15th, 2017 - 5:39pm

      If River is in this vault I wil not be happy, her story is done thank god.

  • The Dalek Whovian

    May 13th, 2017 - 10:02pm

    Because the episode after this called “The Pyramid at the end of the word” wouldn’t it be cool if this leads to Sutek the Destroyer?

    • Doctorfan

      May 13th, 2017 - 10:23pm

      Hell yesss
      Sutekh is my all time favourite villain!!

    • The Living Shadow

      May 14th, 2017 - 12:16am

      I was thinking that too!!

    • Stop that TARDIS

      May 14th, 2017 - 4:56pm

      What if the book sends them to it? Or the book leads into the pyramid problem?

  • Anonymous

    May 13th, 2017 - 9:21pm

    I think this has basically proved that missy is in the vault.

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      May 13th, 2017 - 9:29pm

      Oh, but has it? If Missy is in the vault, then why is she in the trailer?

      Then again, the official synopsis for Heaven Sent says “Gallifrey is waiting” so Missy being in the trailer doesn’t necessarily prove otherwise. :/

    • Big roger deakins

      May 14th, 2017 - 7:09am

      Trust In me……missy is not in the vault

    • Weeping Angel

      May 14th, 2017 - 8:32am

      How do u know?

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      May 14th, 2017 - 12:25pm

      You say that like you have foreknowledge of the episode…

    • D0CT0R WH0

      May 15th, 2017 - 5:21pm

      Moffat wouldn’t reveal missy is in series 10 if he wanted to keep it secret. He wouldn’t spoil what’s in the vault. I don’t think it’s missy. Besides in the series 10 trailer when the doctor says ” Something’s coming Bill” we see that the doors are being heavily hit whatever’s inside. I think it’s an alien. A strong one.

  • prototype dalek

    May 13th, 2017 - 9:02pm

    Cant wait!

  • The Master

    May 13th, 2017 - 8:39pm

    Saw the river song diary! I wonder why it is featured! I suspect the master missy thing will be in the finale

  • anon

    May 13th, 2017 - 8:21pm

    Did that show River Song’s diary?

    • D0CT0R WH0

      May 13th, 2017 - 8:26pm

      Yes I saw that too.

    • Anthony Wilson

      May 13th, 2017 - 10:36pm


    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      May 14th, 2017 - 5:51pm

      River Song in the vault….

  • catnip

    May 13th, 2017 - 8:18pm

    Extremis is Latin for “in the farthest reaches” or “the point of death”.

    And this will be the first of the three parter and supposedly the reveal of the occupant of the vault.


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