Speaking at San Francisco Comic Con this weekend during a special Doctor Who panel, Capaldi was asked by a young fan if viewers would ever see Clara again – and rather than shrugging the question off, Capaldi appeared to judge his words carefully, before replying: “I think you may.”
Pausing to collect his thoughts, he went on: “I’LL see her again. You may see her again too. But I won’t tell. It’d spoil things.
“You may see her. She’s still there. Everyone in Doctor Who is still there.”
Of course, it could be that Capaldi was speaking generally, and not ruling out a return for Coleman at some point far in the future. He could even have been speaking about the emotional connection all actors have to the long-running BBC sci-fi, and not about a particular actor’s return at all.
But given the context and content of his comments, we’d say it’s not too big a leap to think that he was dropping hints for eager fans that they might have even more to look forward to in this December’s special. Watch this space (and time)….