Tough Times for Amy Pond

Married, given birth and now chasing after her kidnapped offspring (with her offspring), all while keeping the knowledge that her travelling companion will soon be struck down by an impossible astronaut – times have been hard for Amy Pond of late.

However Karen Gillan has promised fans there’s not only a series of spectacular pay-offs for all this woe but even more to look forward to as we get ready for the second half of Series 6.

Unsurprisingly when it comes to the impending death of the Doctor Amy isn’t about to let him go quietly into the night:

“I don’t think she’s willing to accept that’s he’s going to die. Amy has such a connection with the Doctor that goes right back to her childhood, so she’s definitely not going to stand by and let him be killed without a fight.”

Of course being the mother of River Song – a woman carrying with her the secret that one day she may strike down the Doctor- means Amy is constantly fighting off her maternal instincts in the absence of Melody:

“It’s an interesting idea because Amy’s maternal instincts are kicking in to play with a woman who is actually older than her! However, it’s been brilliant exploring this new relationship dynamic with River Song. I also think the situation has pulled Amy and Rory closer together; they seem to have a stronger connection now.”

But its not all angst and woe for Amy – there are also horrifying new monsters too:

“The dolls in Night Terrors are extremely freaky! They are really disturbing, especially when they were walking around on set! We’ve also got a monster called the Teselecta in Let’s Kill Hitler which goes back in time to try and right the wrongs of the past.”

Lets Kill Hitler airs Saturday 27th August on BBC 1.


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.

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