Asked if the good Captain would be returning again, Barrowman had this to say: “I can’t answer that, because I don’t know. However, I’ve always said, I love the show so much, I love the character so much, that if they ever ask me, at a drop of a hat, I will be back. I’ll make it work, I’ll figure out a way. It will always happen.” He went on to lay out what might be one of the better thesis statements ever written about the long-running sci-fi series. “Being someone from the LGBTQ+ community,” Barrowman said, “I know — and I mean this in a positive way — the Doctor accepts people who feel they are different, misfits, whatever. However you define yourself, the Doctor accepts you and doesn’t care. And, as a real person, that’s how I feel when I’m in the TARDIS.”
Fans will undoubtedly be keeping an eye out for news of a potential return to the time vortex for old Captain Jack in days to come, even if the showrunners are keeping a tight lid on Doctor Who‘s upcoming story lines. With the recent departure of a few companions, there’s definitely room on board for one more, though the Doctor’s views on bunk beds would probably need to be addressed.