Alright, well now this is just adorable: apparently the worlds of Doctor Who and Gracepoint are connected. Because apparently David Tennant’s Detective Emmett Carver has quite the connection to the Whoniverse, thanks to a fun handful of Doctor Who-centric easter eggs on the set of the Fox show. Is it all a ruse? An undercover Tenth Doctor adventure?! Something more?! Start your engines, fan fiction writers, because Ten just gave you a heck of a lot of potential story ground.
Who writer and creator of both Gracepoint and Broadchurch, Chris Chibnall, tweeted a photo from the set that we only just noticed now (thanks to The Mary Sue) — not that it makes them any less adorable — of some of the folks leaving messages for Detective Carver at his office. You might notice a few of those names and the ominous messages that they carry: Martha Jones, Donna Noble, and Rose Tyler. GASP!
— Chris Chibnall (@ChrisChibnall) November 13, 2014
Each of Ten’s companions has left a message for Carver, making minds race to find a way in which all of this might be epically connected. “Information about Sally Sparrow,” reads Martha Jones’ message. “Information regarding the library,” states Donna Noble’s (AWWW!). And of course there’s “something regarding a wolf?” when it comes to Rose Tyler because when doesn’t it involve a wolf with her, amirite?
Naturally, our brains took off like a rocket with this information. Clearly, this explains everything: after “The Day of The Doctor,” Ten went and put his Time Lord consciousness in a fob watch and hopped over to America to try and figure out how and why all of his adventures were connected and re-deployed his team of companions to help out. And it all involves the library and “Blink” and Bad Wolf and oh jeez, oh gosh, there’s a rabbit hole a-comin’ folks!
How would you connect the worlds of Gracepoint and Doctor Who? Leave your theories in the comments!