Well, probably a companion; officially they’re just calling him a “recurring character” for now. He’s a teacher at Coal Hill School named Danny Pink, played by Samuel Anderson. Coal Hill is where Clara now teaches — and as longtime fans will remember, was also where Ian and Barbara taught young Susan Foreman way back in the first episode, in 1963. He’ll turn up a little later in the season, and I’m looking forward to it. 😉 It was nice having a male companion with Rory on the show, and I’m glad they’ll have another male companion along soon, because it does change the dynamic in interesting ways.