As we prepare ourselves for the final emotional rollercoaster ride that will leave up to the departure of the Ponds from the Doctor’s life forever, we all keep forgetting that the scenes were actually filmed quite a while ago and that Arthur Darvill and Karen Gillan have already left the world of Doctor Who!
Website Vulture.com caught up with them recently for a quick chat to discover anything that they could about the new series of Doctor Who and what their plans for the future were. Here are some of the choice cuts for you!
On the Doctor’s companions leaving him in the show:
Arthur Darvill: Yeah, it’s always emotional when a companion leaves, but that’s what the show is about. No one can stay with the Doctor forever. It makes really good telly.
Regarding filming their last scenes, the duo also joked:
Gillan: “Hi, we’re back!”
Darvill: We kept going back over the last few weeks. It was like, Are we really actually done this time?
Looking forward to the new episodes and what they can say about them:
Gillan: — yeah, sticky situation in their relationship. You see a whole new side to them. The Daleks are in the first episode, as well, and they’re genuinely scary this time. I’ve never found them scary before.
Gillan: I don’t know why. But this time? Creepy.
And finally, whilst talking about the favourite episode to film, Gillan and Darvill let slip a cryptic hint about their final episode and how it will link into Matt Smith’s very first adventure, The Eleventh Hour:
Darvill: Oooooh, yeah.
Gillan: It was charged.