'I'm very proud of what we've done,' says writer of pair’s final episode
Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat has promised that much-loved companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams will get a “fitting end” in their final episode.
The pair, who are played by Karen Gillan and Arhur Darvill and have been traveling on-and-off with Matt Smith’s Doctor since the actor took on the role of the Time Lord in 2010, will bow out of the series in the mid-series finale episode ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’.
Speaking to Digital Spy about their exit, head writer Moffat said: “All stories have to end and, painful though that is, the most important thing about a story is how it finished. I had over a year’s warning to get this sorted out, and I’m very proud of what we’ve done. A fitting end to the mighty era of the Ponds!”
Discussing the episode itself, which will feature the villainous Weeping Angels, he added: “There was something about the Weeping Angels and New York that just seemed to make sense to me. And I thought of the story for this episode while in New York.
“It’s always good to find a new form for [the Angels] and we’ve got little cherubs this time,” he continued. “I had loads of ideas for the Weeping Angels on both the previous stories that I never got anywhere close to using, so it was good to find the opportunity.”
A new companion for the Doctor, played by former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman, will be introduced in this year’s Christmas special. Season seven of Doctor Who premiered earlier this month (September 1), with 6.4 million viewers tuning in to watch the first episode.