Arthur Darvill has recently commented on some of the changes that his character Rory Williams has gone through whilst travelling with the Doctor over the past few years.
One such change that has gradually become more and more obvious is Rory’s assertiveness. When he first appeared in The Eleventh Hour, Rory was a timid man who was unable to stand up for himself. One of his first scenes is his dressing down from his boss.
But since he stepped into the TARDIS with his wife, Rory has come leaps and bounds from the shy and quiet man he was.
He’s been killed, guarded Amy whilst she slept for two thousand years, shot at Daleks, ignored Silents as he’s rescued his wife, stood stony faced and resolute in front of an army of Cybermen and rescued Amy from a thirty-six year prison. It’s not only changed him for the better but made his marriage stronger:
“As soon as it’s anything to do with Amy being in danger he’ll just throw himself in straightaway… his relationship with Amy is still the strongest thing in the world. It’s very real and very good and he’s still completely, wildly in love with her.”
Rory Williams AKA The Lone Centurion is not the first man to step aboard the TARDIS and become more than he was but he’s certainly got the best marriage!