I suspect it's just going to be that he wasn't *quite* dead in AGMGTW, and that he probably just went home with Vastra & Jenny afterwards. Occam's Razor, and all that...
Whilst I kinda hope thatís true as on the whole I hate to see characters I know are going to die (although strangely it doesnít bother me with River) that was quite clearly a death scene in AGMGTW.
Dan Starkey (no relation as far as I know) is great though, although I don wonder if itís just that heís the only one who fits in the costumeÖ
On an unrelated note, I find our reading tastes are spookily converging, I was reading Ash whilst I saw you were on Crickley Hall, ok not a major coincidence, but just a few days ago I started 11-22-63! If you read Stephen Baxterís Wheel of Ice in between we might need to worry