Is Donna Noble, The Master? It’s a tough one to call. The evidence is slight. For sure, though, I think Donna is a Time Lord. At least, she was a Time Lord. At this moment, she’s human. Just like John Smith was human… if you get my meaning. In a few days, she will become a Time Lord again.
So, why do I say she’s a Time Lord? First, the surname. Noble. As in Lord. And then, the compelling evidence. We know that Time Lords have two hearts. In the Shadow of Proclamation, Donna was day-dreaming, and she could hear her own heart beating. So could we. It was two hearts beating, not one. There have been other clues suggesting that Donna will change somehow, but it’s the two heartbeats that tell us what she will change into.
Why would Donna be The Master, though? As I say, the evidence is slight. It’s this: Dalek Caan, although mad, always speaks the truth. When the TARDIS arrived at the Earth’s new position, Dalek Caan said, “The Dark Lord is here.” People took this as a reference to the Dr. But that makes no sense. It makes more sense if it refers to The Master. We know that only two people arrived: The Dr, and Donna Noble. So, Dalek Caan could have been talking about Donna. And then, there’s the ring. The Master had a ring. Dona has a ring – or rather, she has a ring, covered by black plastic, so we can’t see what the ring is. Watch out for the Master’s ring, on Saturday. How will Donna’s change be triggered and her “inner Time Lord released”? Perhaps by using The Osterhagen key.
And then… is there still something on her back? Not long to find out…