Despite the fact that they simply have to be involved in the last episode of the current series (it would seem funny for things to be wrapped up without their presence), snap-happy location shooting fans have uploaded photos from the filming of the 2011 Christmas special to the web and these show the TARDIS parked outside the house that the Doctor gave Amy and Rory as a present.
So, we’ve most likely got Amy and Rory teaming up with the Doctor this Christmas but what does the immediate future hold for the couple? Will we be seeing them in episode 13 after they’ve left the TARDIS or will we only see the couple in flashbacks?
There are lots of loose ends to tie up in this year’s series of Doctor Who, most notably the Doctor’s impending death and a rematch with the villainous Madame Kovarian. But how will Amy and Rory factor into this?
It’s an interesting move by Steven Moffat, to remove two of the main characters before the series end – very different to the “event exit” that Russell T Davies would have set up for a departing character.