By now, Doctor Who fans the world over know that River Song is returning to the series for this years Christmas special. The episode, titled “The Husbands of River Song” has River and the Doctor meeting up for some Christmas fun and presumably will involve the Doctor finding out about all of River’s other husbands! Yikes! In a strange turn of events, however, it’s Rivers turn to be left in the dark as she reportedly doesn’t remember who the Doctor is in this episode.
But that’s not what this post is really about! I am a hardcore River Song fan, as a writer and an archaeologist I fell in love when she was introduced as an archaeologist in a library in her debut episode “Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead”. Warning! As River likes to say, SPOILERS ahead!
In the season finale we finally see the 12th doctor get his very own sonic screwdriver, and from the TARDIS no less. Its vibrant blue colors make it an impressive tool to behold and I’m sure many fans can’t wait to see the screwdriver back in action. But alas, not to be outdone, River will appear with her very own sonic instrument . . . which, as an archaeologist has me giddy with happiness. The sonic trowel, everybody! Will she actually do any archaeology work with it? *Shrug* I suppose only time will tell!