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Doctor Who Ally Profile: Jenny Flint

Doctor Who Ally Profile: Jenny Flint

Catrin Stewart as Doctor Who ally Jenny Flint

Jenny Flint

Portrayed by: Catrin Stewart

Doctor: Eleventh Doctor

Story: 4 stories- “A Good Man Goes to War”, “The Snowmen”, “The Crimson Horror”, “The Name of the Doctor”

Background: Jenny is a Victorian-era maid who is involved with Madame Vastra when we first encounter her. They eventually are married and begin functioning as detectives in London, providing the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes and Watson, along with fellow Eleventh Doctor ally Strax, their butler.

Family/Friends: We know little about Jenny’s biological family or early history. She doesn’t seem to have much connection with them, instead focusing on her life with her wife, Madame Vastra, and their friend and roommate, Strax.

Personality: Jenny is seemingly mild mannered and polite, but beneath her decorum lies a razor wit and intense loyalty to her friends and family. A woman of action, rather than words, Jenny is intelligent and quick thinking, able to confidently assess a situation and take the necessary steps and she has utter faith in both Madame Vastra and Strax, as well as the Doctor.

Special Skills: Martial arts, fencing, deduction, stealth

Highlights: Ironically, one of Jenny’s most memorable moments is her death in “The Name of the Doctor” (don’t worry, she got better). She’s also an incredibly reliable source of entertainment with her sarcastic, deadpan asides.

Lowlights: Other than in “The Crimson Horror”, Jenny is often relegated to the background, with the more colorful Vastra and Strax getting the focus.

Other notes: The Paternoster Gang of Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax has proven incredibly popular. Steven Moffat has considered creating a spinoff for them, but doesn’t have enough time at present to pursue this.