As Doctor Who comes down the stretch of the last full season until 2010, it looks like everyone dies and the Daleks end up ruling Earth -- more or less. So, are there spoilers ahead? Of course there're spoilers ahead. There's only three episodes left in the season. The Doctor and crew aren't going to sit around playing Canasta.
Rose returns in this weekend's episode, Turn Left, to aid his current companion, Donna, in piecing time and space back together. The Doctor and Donna have evidently run afoul of the Shadow Proclamation (a term that's been popping up all season long). From what can be pieced together from the next episode'strailer, a creature on Donna's back alters time and finds The Doctor dead. That death starts a chain reaction leaving Martha (Donna's predecessor) dead, Sarah Jane Smith (the Doctor's favorite companion) dead, Torchwood wiped out and the planet ravaged by the Sontarans and the Adipose. The returns of all those characters have been rumored all season long, so these rumors could be true.
That obviously would leave a lot of temporal anomaly clean up to do. Unfortunately, before that work is done, the long-rumored return of Davros and the Daleks becomes real in Episode 12, The Stolen Earth. Could the Shadow Proclomtion be connected to Davros somehow? Fans will learn the truth in a couple of weeks.
Then, Who will take a year off from full-time production, airing four special before returning for a full run under Steven Moffatt in 2010.