After endless teasing, Doctor Who has finally confirmed that the 13th Doctor and companion Yasmin Khan – known as Thasmin – are absolutely queer for each other.
Fans had been promised some “delicately” handled queer romance in the show’s Easter special episode on Sunday 17 April, titled “Legend of the Sea Devils“, after romantic tension between Yaz and the Doctor reached fever pitched throughout Jodie Whittaker’s era helming the show. Luckily, Doctor Who show runner Chris Chibnall finally delivered in Whittaker’s penultimate episode in the role.
During the climax of the action, as the Doctor manically worked to flood the Earth and defeat the Sea Devils, she referenced a comment made earlier in the episode, and told Yasmin (Mandip Gill): “You know what I said earlier, about not being a bad date? Dates are not something I really do. I mean I used to. Have done. And if I was going to, believe me: it would be with you. I think you’re one of the greatest people that I’ve ever known… If it was going to be anyone, it’d be you. But I can’t.”