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Published on January 8th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

Will Amy Die?

Doctor Who star Karen Gillan

Will Amy Pond be put to the sword?

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.


As reported by commuters favourite the Metro while appearing on The Graham Norton Show Gillan admitted she felt relieved to finally be able to at least speculate about Amy’s departure:

“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?


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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.

4 Responses to Will Amy Die?

  1. avatar Bridget says:

    I don’t think Amy will die, but I do believe her and Rory’s departure will tie into River going to the library and 11 knowing she is going to die.

  2. avatar Rune says:

    I’ve have given up on Moffat when it comes to writing about the Doctor without the Ponds. Hes brilliant when it comes to stand-alone stuff like the extras on series 5 DVD and the Time/Space mini episode. And the episodes thats focus on the Doctor and the Ponds are also not so bad. But the 2011 Christmas Special just shows how bad it can be when the 11th Doctor is running along high on suggar and on Moffats writing without the Ponds to keep it together. It was almost like I was expecting Amy to shout “You cant swim in space you moron!!!” at the beginning and then save the day. But unfortunatly it was only at the end she showed up and we got a “Tennant” moment when the Doctor dared to go to Christmas dinner with the Ponds.

    So I’m not so worried about the Ponds leaving the show. After all, we cant expect ms. Gillan or mr. Darvill to be “standby” for a episode or two for the rest of their life. Even if its cute that ms. Gillan hopes she will be “a companion for life” when it comes to the fans. So the hearbreaking exit? As other has said: Big geeks dont cry. As long as its a good ending or epic last stand, we can live with it.

    But I am worried about the show after the Ponds exites it. And nothing of what I have seen of the 11th Doctor standalone performances does anything to lessen my worries. The 11th Doctor without Amy Pond or Arthur is litterly like a wagon with missing wheels. But perhaps with another writer of the episodes? One that can make the Doctor shine without the Ponds? For me, I’m following the show as long as ms. Gillan is in it. Afterwards? I’ll keep my expection low but hope for the better. But I’m afraid that when the Ponds leave, many viewers will leave with them. And perhaps I am one of them. We’ll just have to wait and see.

  3. avatar Marian says:

    I’m thinking that if Amy dies in this next series, it’s going to be because the doctor goes to see her on her deathbed as an old woman. I mean, it would make a good bookend of 11′s meeting her as a young girl, from nearly the begining of her life to end of it.
    Also, we’ve already seen Karen as an older version of Amy, which could have been done, in part, as an informal test of how believable she’d be in a “heartbreaking” dramatic death scene, make-up up to look like an elderly lady.

  4. avatar Stlshawn says:

    I have mixed feelings on this. I so loved Amy and rory at the beginning, but they are wearing a bit thin.
    Sarah Janet’s departure so surprised and saddened me as a child, leela’s departure ahockrd me, adric’s departure blew my mind. The rest just seemed like it was time for a Chang,,, a moving on.
    I’ve read so much about how unhappy people are with where the series has been going, with crazy story arc’s , overclocked episodes, and whatnot. Unlike some people, I don’t think the issue is Matt smith so much as the general lack of real tension and dramatic dialogue between and by the tardis crew. In my opinion, if this doctor is not grounded well, then that’s what his companions should do. A bit more serious geek girl would go over quite well.

    I am ready for a change in crew, and I’m looking forward to whatever comes our way.

    I must admit, I was ready for Tennant to wander off (even though most were not). I felt he had perfected the character, but it was becoming a bit redundant. That’s how I’m getting with Amy. I’ve gotten to where I know what she’s going to say and do before she enters a room. A bit of a wild card will be welcomed.

    Smith. Rings the excitement and energy, let’s see what else moff adds to the mix.

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