Who Sunday: The Doctor’s Wife, Neil Gaiman
When we talk about the Doctor Who companions, there’s one we often miss: the Tardis. So Neil Gaiman gave the Doctor’s permanent companion a body and a voice and changed everything about the Who origin legend:
Idris: Did you ever wonder why I chose you all those years ago?
The Doctor: I chose you. You were unlocked.
Idris: Of course I was. I wanted to see the universe, so I stole a Time Lord and I ran away. And you were the only one mad enough.
So this is the story of two aliens who stole each other and a relationship that’s lasted centuries, possibly because one of them had no voice until this episode.