Today is a bittersweet day for many Whovians. For those in the UK, we are moments away from Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill’s final scenes on Doctor Who. It has been an amazing couple of years with the characters of Amy and Rory on Doctor Who, but big changes are on their way.
Since the introduction of the 11th Doctor, there have been two constant companions. This is unusual in Doctor Who, but it has worked brilliantly. The dynamics between Amy and Rory, and of course the Doctor, have brought many laughs, and possibly an equal number of tears. If I am correct in my assumption of how Amy and Rory will be leaving the show, I have a feeling the tears aren’t finished.
Despite the fact that I am a bit sad to see these amazing characters go, I do believe it is time for a change in the show. Rarely do you see 3 seasons without a major cast change in Doctor Who. That, in the end, is what keeps us coming back for more. Even when plots are recycled, they are always new and fresh because the actors change, and the characters grow and move on.
Speaking of moving on, I am excited to see the new companion, and the tailspin I believe she is going to put the Doctor in when she arrives. We already saw Jenna-Louise Coleman as Oswin in the current series’ opener, and it was quite a performance. I haven’t been able to confirm whether this is the same character that she will be playing as the Doctor’s companion, just at a different point in time, or if this is another character entirely, perhaps a descendant or ancestor of Clara, which is the name that has been announced as the new companion’s name.
I am sure I will be posting more about today’s episode of Doctor Who in the next few days, as well as speculating more on what is to come. This next year is a big year for Whovians, some of whom may have been following the Doctor’s adventures for half a century, and the Doctor shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.