Doctor Who features The Pope interrupting a lesbian date
Doctor Who stirred controversy on Saturday by showing the Pope stumbling upon a same-sex date, and suggesting a former Pope is a woman.
The latest episode of the long-running BBC sci-fi series, titled Extremis, aired on Saturday, revolving around a secret document at the Vatican.
At the start of episode, out companion Bill (Pearl Mackie) is shown in her house on a date with another woman, Penny.
However, their date is derailed when the Doctor brings the leadership of the Catholic Church to her home in the TARDIS.
When Penny expresses reservations about being on a date with a woman, Bill assures her: “Whatever this is, and it’s not anything yet, it’s absolutely nothing to feel guilty about.”
At this point the Pope bursts in from Bill’s bedroom, shouting at the couple in rapid-fire Italian.
The religious figure shouts: “What’s happening? Who are you two girls? How did I end up here in this house? I thought I was back in the Vatican, this is crazy, Doctor why did you bring me here?”
Needless to say, Penny makes a hasty exit.
Frustrated by the hasty exit of her date, Bill discovers the assembled Cardinals in her bedroom, telling them: “You’re all going to Hell.”
She proceeds to yell at the Doctor: “Here’s a tip. When I am on a date, when that rare and special thing happens in my real life, do not, under any circumstances, put the Pope in my bedroom!”
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