When Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) make their exit from the popular UK show Dr. Who, they will be given a “fitting end” according to show mastermind Steven Moffat.
The characters have been friends and traveling companies to Matt Smith’s Doctor character since he took over the role of the show’s Time Lord in 2012. Both characters will now bow out of the show during the mid-series finale episode titled “The Angels Take Manhattan.”
Moffat was recently talking to Digital Spy when he revealed:
“All stories have to end and, painful though that is, the most important thing about a story is how it finished. I had over a year’s warning to get this sorted out, and I’m very proud of what we’ve done. A fitting end to the mighty era of the Ponds!”
When talking specifically of the upcoming episode, Moffat tells NME:
“There was something about the Weeping Angels and New York that just seemed to make sense to me. And I thought of the story for this episode while in New York.It’s always good to find a new form for [the Angels] and we’ve got little cherubs this time,” he continued. “I had loads of ideas for the Weeping Angels on both the previous stories that I never got anywhere close to using, so it was good to find the opportunity.”
Taking over for the departed Emily Pond will be former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman, who will first appear during the Dr. Who Christmas special.
With a September 1 premiere that attracted 6.1 million viewers, we are likely to see plenty of other new travel companions in the future.