The Shopkeeper often talked to Captain while observing Sarah Jane, Clyde, and Rani through his crystal ball during their quest through time. When Sarah Jane and the others returned, it was suggested that Captain was the one who had arranged for them to go on their quest, implying that he was more than an average parrot. (TV: Lost in Time)
Captain was on his perch with the Shopkeeper when he appeared in Sarah Jane's attic to confirm that it was he who left Sky on her doorstep. It was revealed by the Shopkeeper that the Captain was in charge of their duties, making sure things that couldn't be left to chance were taken care of. (TV: Sky)
Behind the scenes
- The characters of the Shopkeeper and the Captain were to have made additional appearances on the series, but the cancellation of The Sarah Jane Adventures in the wake of the death of Elisabeth Sladen left their story arc unfinished. Whether they were truly benevolent characters, as suggested by their first appearances, or otherwise was never revealed.