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Published on June 19th, 2010 | by Andrew Reynolds

The Pandorica Opens “Emotional”

Anyone who thought big emotional finales were just a product of Russell T. Davies’ era, then think again.

Doctor Who news - Karen Gillan on The Pandorica OpensKaren Gillan revealed that she cried while reading the Who finale. The actress who plays short skirted companion Amy Pond told fans they can expect two very different episodes with this Saturdays The Pandorica Opens more ‘action packed’ than the concluding episode, The Big Bang.

“Both parts are very, very different, which is cool,” she told PA. “Episode 12, the first part, is kind of quite action-packed and there are a few revelations in there and things. The story is slowly starting to make more and more sense and that’s quite satisfying, I think.”

Gillan added that she hoped fans would become misty eyed by the episodes.

“I cried a lot when I read it,” she confessed. “So hopefully people cry when they watch it because it is sad. Yeah, it’s emotional but uplifting and great.”

In the previous seasons the climactic episode often differed wildly from the previous episode. 2007  season climax The Last of the Time Lords was set a full year after the events of The Sound of Drums as Martha Jones spread the Word of the Doctor.

The biggest tease was Journey’s End which kept the entire nation guessing as to the fate of the Tenth Doctor for a full week after he appeared to be struck down by a Dalek.

The episode also saw Rose finally get her own Doctor at Bad Wolf Bay in some of the most emotional scenes since they parted in Doomsday.

The Pandorica Opens airs this evening at 18:40 on BBC One and BBC HD.

The Big Bang – which will be 55 minutes long rather than the usual 45 – will meanwhile air at 18:05 on Saturday, 26th June. The scheduling is intended to avoid clashing with a potential England World Cup match on either BBC 1 or ITV, depending on the results.

(Via Digital Spy)

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




2 Responses to The Pandorica Opens “Emotional”

  1. avatar ChrisL says:

    WOW, OMG, and many other expletives (most of which are not suitable to be printed here)what a stunning episode that was!

    Superb, absolutely superb!
    From the first minute to the last there wasn’t a second wasted. It was a magnificent, spectacular, piece of story telling that has me salivating in anticipation of next week’s conclusion.
    So many threads being drawn together, so many revelations on the verge of being disclosed… and River just gets sexier and sexier – no wonder The Doctor has a special place for her in his hearts.

  2. avatar Rick714 says:

    >>and River just gets sexier and sexier <<

    Agreed! She was looking fantastic last night, better than ever. Great ep. I did not see the twists coming and I'm looking forward to how Moffat extricates everyone out of this scenario.

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