In a round-a-bout way of saying everything and indeed nothing Karen Gillan has blurted that Amy Pond could join the choir invisible when she exit’s the show during Series Seven.
“I have known for ages that I am leaving and it’s such a massive relief that it is out and I can speak freely about it.”
Well ‘freely’ in the sense that she can confirm it’s actually happening as there’s precious little else to go on and she’s certainly not sharing – if she actually knows anything at all:
“I’m back next year for a few episodes but it’s not actually confirmed when I go.”
When asked to elaborate on exactly how Mrs. Pond will be written out of the show Gillan didn’t confirm or deny that Amy could indeed be killed off:
“I don’t know, it could be possible.”
Well it’s also possible that she sprouts wings, turns into a cactus and invents the “Chopper” bicycle but it’s not likely to happen.
Its doubtful considering the lengths Moffat went to keep Rivers identity a secret from Gillan as well that he’d suddenly tell her that she was going to die.
While we have been promised a ‘heartbreaking’ conclusion by Moffat it would be a shame to having had built this TARDIS family and explored some of the ramifications of that to only have it broken up by a cruel death.
If Martha’s time in the TARDIS is anything to go by a preoccupied Doctor is doesn’t make for the best of travelling companions and a Doctor burdened by the death of a companion doesn’t make for an exciting way to lead into the anniversary year nor does it make for a particularly breezy way of introducing a new companion either – unless Moffat plans some sort of Doomsday-like exploration of death with all the Doctors present (possibly involving the Fifth Doctor sharing his grief over Adric with the Eleventh) with his new grief counsellor companion.
Happy Anniversary everyone!
So what do we think? Will or indeed should Amy die?