The one constant in the Doctor Who universe is change. Companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) are leaving the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) this upcoming season. Executive Producer Steven Moffat reveals his struggle over Amy and Rory’s last moments telling Digital Spy he rewrote the couple’s final scene.
I completely changed the ending as I was writing it, thinking ‘No, I’ve got it wrong… I’m on the wrong emphasis’ – but it’s a good one and it’s properly emotional,” he promised.
Amy and Rory’s final episode is The Angels Take Manhattan. It seems fitting that the Weeping Angels are the villains in the couple’s final episode.
“I was very moved, very moved indeed, because not only is it two characters that I love, it’s two actors that I love working with. To see them go – and I think go so beautifully… it’s moving,” revealed Smith.
“I instantly phoned Matt [when I read the episode] and I was crying and laughing hysterically… because it’s so good!” said Gillan.
“It was like getting the last chapter of the best book you’ve ever read and being really surprised by the ending… and really satisfied,” explains Darvill. “It was pretty emotional.
“It’s Doctor Who – I’m so proud of being part of such a big show. The show is bigger than all of us and it will outlive all of us… I’m really proud to have been a part of it.
Here are the stars in their own words – including Moffat and Smith on the new companion:
Amy and Rory were the first married companions of the Doctor. Jenna-Louise Coleman joins the Doctor’s adventures in this year’s Christmas episode.