It’s no news that Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darville) will be exiting the world of Doctor Who this season. It’s not even news that episode 5 will herald their departure. What is news is that some pictures from said episode, along with a bit of fan-shot video, have made their way to the net.
The pictures that were released show fans a little bit of what to expect from Moffat this season and from this episode in particular. What do they show? Glad you asked!
The return of the infamous Weeping Angels!
Yes, this may be a fan-boy’s perspective, but the Weeping Angels, created by Moffat way back in season 3, are probably the best bad-guy that has crossed the Doctor’s path since the Daleks.
As a bonus, there’s a bit of footage shot by a fan who happened to be standing around when the episode was being filmed. You can see the actors doing their thing in the video, though not much else is evident.
The presence of the angels gives rise to some serious speculation on what will become of Amy and Rory. Moffat has already hinted at a sad departure for the two companions, and now we can at least guess at why that’s the case. Will they be sent hurtling into the past? Will the angels simply be too much for them and they’ll decide they need to get off the Doctor’s inter-dimensional crazy-train?
Fans will have to wait for those answers, barring the leakage of more spoilers.
All right, you’ve watched the season six finale of Doctor Who, right? “The Wedding of River Song“? If not, get the hell out of here! We’re about share an explanation of River Song’s complete timeline and, obviously, it’ll be bursting with spoilers. So, if you’re not all caught up on your Doctor Who leave now, ‘kay?
This week in what was also the final episode of Doctor Who Confidential, Alex Kingston, River herself, narrated a summary of River’s entire timeline, beginning to end. Steven Moffat has famously said, “I’ve never found River Song’s timeline that complicated. It’s just, she has the adventures roughly, broadly in reverse order to the Doctor.” Uh, yeah. That’s because you wrote it, dude! Us peons without the full scope of her history have been confused for years. And, y’know what? “The Wedding of River Song” didn’t explain it all! At least, as usual, I found myself still with questions? Like, is, “Look in my eyes,” what River whispered in the 10th Doctor’s ear? He says it’s his name. So, does the name reveal occur in an advetnure we’ll never see?! How frustrating. But then again, rule number one, the Doctor lies. As does, River. And so does, Steven Moffat, that brilliant bastard.
Unfortunately, the clip from Doctor Who Confidential is un-embeddable. Watch it over at Blogtor Who. Hopefully you’ll feel more enlightened after viewing. I kind of do.
Psst. You can also read our review of “The Wedding of River Song” over here.
The season finale of what might be the best season of Doctor Who yet, at the very least the most shocking, comes to a close October 1st with the epsiode, “The Wedding of River Song.” I’m sure we could discuss for hours what that ominous title means. I’m guessing it’ll have little to do with two people being joined in matrimony, but will all of River’s secrets be revealed? Part of me wants to know it all, so I can finally wrap my head around her whole confusing, timey-wimey continuity, but then again, a part of me wants River always shrouded in mystery and warning us not to peak at spoilers.
What I can confirm is eyepatches must be very in style, and the Doctor has been neglecting his hair dresser. Check out the gallery below and share any theories you might have about what this finale is all about.
With only two and a half weeks to go before Doctor Who returns (August 27th, y’all), rumors are still swirling about claiming Karen Gillan and Arthur Darville will be leaving the Tardis with the season six finale. Nooo! Amy and Rory are my favoritest, most awsesome companions ever! At least until Matt Smith picks up some new travel buddies. Then they’ll be my favoritest most awesome. It’s a vicious cycle of replacement when it comes to companion loyalties.
Anyway, a “source” for the Daily Star has happened upon a bit of spoilery news about this season’s finale, click the jump for more.