There’s a lot happening in Amy Pond’s world right now. From what seems like a lifetime ago when the girl met the Doctor in her back garden, becoming Mrs Rory Williams to more recently watching a future version of her best friend die, finding a very strange picture of herself in an abandoned children’s home and maybe even being pregnant but the jury’s still out on that one…
With all the excitement and drama going on in her life, it’s bound to have a huge emotional effect, which is exactly what actress Karen Gillan has promised viewers they will see in this year’s episodes.
As a girl who has been dropped off and picked up so many times in her life by the Doctor, Amy Pond is obviously very guarded and wary of people and the ripple effect of that defensiveness is that she can be spiky and not suffer fools gladly. But Karen has stated that a change is due to take place in the feisty redhead’s personality:
“In this series, cracks are starting to form in that feisty exterior, and we’re starting to get glimpses into other aspects of her. And having her parents back in her life definitely does have an effect on her. But it’s kind of a mixed effect.”
So are we to have a return home for Amelia Pond? Will we have a tearful reunion with mum and dad and a return to her hometown of Leadworth? Maybe so but what’s more interesting is these changes that Amy is going to go through. What exactly will happen to her, to Rory or to the Doctor that could cause Karen to say:
“In this next series we’re going to watch those [emotional] walls [that she’s built] come down and we’re going to see what a vulnerable person she really is.”
It looks like Amy is about to go on the emotional rollercoaster ride of her life this year and odds are that it’s going to be linked to that little regenerating girl that we saw at the end of Day of the Moon…