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Published on May 26th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

There’s Two Sides to Every Pond

When the Doctor bid farewell to the universe at the end of Season 5/31 he also said goodbye to Miss Amelia Pond, the little girl who waited. But what’s that you say? ‘Then whose the lanky ginger girl hanging around the TARDIS?’ Well that’s Amelia Pond too. Confused? Well imagine playing that/those parts.

Karen Gillan has been sharing a few secrets with the New Zealand Herald as Season 6/32 starts its run in “land of the long white cloud” including her approach to Amy reuniting, forgetting and then remembering the Doctor and how such a dilemma has changed her Miss Pond:

“First of all I had to put a change in there because the universe has rebooted and she now has two versions of her life in her head: one where her parents were gone and she is with the Doctor, and the other where she grew up with her parents and they met the doctor at a wedding. So that’s going to change a person.”

The upside of all this is that Amy is now no longer the overbearingly ‘fiesty’ character of old:

“But also, last year, Amy always had these walls up so she came across as feisty, but you’ll see those walls come down and see her vulnerable side. Hopefully that’s what I’ve done anyway.

It is going deeper and deeper with Amy and I’m having to explore new territory. There was one thing in the series that was just so emotional, which has never happened to me, so I had to go and talk to people it had happened to.”

And now having gained a new insight into her character Gillan is leaving. Well she’s has been taking about her options in the future away from the TARDIS. But she’s not leaving…yet…maybe…:

“I know Amy’s time has to come to an end at some point, and I’m sure she’ll get a good send-off when it does.”

Speculation starting in 3…2…1


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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 There’s Two Sides to Every Pond

  1. avatar 23skidoo says:

    I don’t see it as being speculation. If Karen continues into a third season it will be unprecedented since the series returned in 2005, and she’d be joining only a handful of companions since 1963. As The Doctor’s Wife illustrated, there’s only one long-term companion in the series and it’s a certain blue box with an attitude.

    Question is whether Amy (and, ultimately, Rory) exit in such a way that will allow them to return for reunions later. Or if some Rose/Donna variant happens to them…or worse.

  2. avatar Hyncharas says:

    I think Amy will return for a third season; in what manner that will be is another story. Ever since “The Big Bang” the stories have eluded to an idea that a certain empire may not be as extinct as it appears – the powers to resurrect Rory; Amy’s mysterious pregnancy; the child who regenerated… it all point to the Time Lords still being alive.

    I don’t read newspapers or spoilers, but I reckon that “The Almost People” won’t be the only other story where the Doctor’s ganger appears, and the fact Amy’s a Time Lady will surface.

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