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Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2012-03-12 20:47
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come along, ponds

These extracts from an interview with Steven Moffat re. Amy and Rory in s7 were relevant to my interests.

Do you think you have a thing for not killing characters, or bringing characters back?

I’m not very good at killing people. I don’t like it! I didn’t even know that about myself until Russell pointed out that I’d written six episodes of Doctor Who for him and I hadn’t killed anybody. Literally hadn’t killed anybody. No one dies in ‘The Empty Child’, no one dies in ‘Girl in the Fireplace’ except the person who was dead already. I have killed a few but… I haven’t killed any main characters, I don’t think the doctors companions should die, I think that spoils the fairytale a bit. But that doesn’t mean that I won't of course!

Is it true that the current companions, Amy and Rory, are leaving the series?

That’s right, yeah.

Are they just going to be gone when the next series opens or…?

No no no, I’m writing that right now, the big Rory and Amy heartbreaking finale, they’ll be gone forever, I’m doing that right now.

How heartbreaking?

It will be quite heartbreaking, definitely… I think you’ll be in trouble watching it.

Aw, why can’t there ever be a happy exiting story?

Heartbreaking doesn’t mean unhappy. Wait and see. I mean, it’s parting. It’s parting from someone and that’s always very hard.


That, combined with Karen's comments a little while ago, are finally making me breathe a little easier.

I think my number one wish would be that they decide to leave to go and settle down on an alien planet somewhere or live on a spaceship or something, that would be amazing. But I would like it to be their choice, whatever happens. *crosses fingers* I'm just glad we've still got a little more of them to go, and that from the sounds of things it's not going to break my heart entirely.

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