Karen Gillan Won't Return to Doctor Who After Exit

Karen Gillan as Amy Pond in Doctor WhoFans of Doctor Who are looking forward to the show's upcoming seventh series with a blend of anticipation and dread. It shouldn't be hard to see why there's anticipation; after all, this is Doctor Who we're talking about! But the dread stems from the fact that the seventh series will feature the departure of the show's two companions, Amy and Rory Williams (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill). 

In an interview with IGN, Gillan clarified that her character's exit would be final: no sporadic returns like former companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper). "I really, really want to have a final exit and then be able to look back on that as a final exit," Gillan said. "I don’t know… I just don’t want to take away from that exit by making cameos in the future. I’d quite like it to be final and for people just to remember it fondly."

And while showrunner Steven Moffat has prepared us for a heartbreaking departure for the TARDIS's first married couple, Gillan has different ideas about Amy's departure. Calling her character's exit "the best ever," she said, "I want to see her go with everything that she wants, because initially, when we met her, she was just seeking what she wants, you know what I mean? And she was kind of in this lost, transitional period, where she didn’t have a stable life. So I just want to see her get what she wants."

Gillan has portrayed Amy since the series five premiere, "The Eleventh Hour." She had previously appeared on the show as a different character in the series four episode "The Fires of Pompeii." Series 6 saw Amy and Rory leave the TARDIS apparently permanently, following the events of the episode "The God Complex." 

Amy and Rory's final departure will occur sometime in the show's upcoming seventh season, which will air at a currently unspecified date in fall 2012. 

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Written by: mcpherson
Feb 17th, 2012, 2:03 pm


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Message Posted On Dec 19th, 2012, 5:46 am

NNNNOOOOoooooo, Amy & Rory, don't leave, please?

To be honest I was supprised to here they where coming back after The Dr faked his own death.

But they will be missed and hopefully the new companion/s will be just as good.

I only hope they increase the series to 20 episodes per season, WOO HOO.


Message Posted On Aug 6th, 2012, 6:53 pm
I'm sure you meant to write "Amy and Rory Pond".

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Message Posted On Jul 4th, 2012, 8:14 pm

Good riddance. Doctor Who has sucked since Moffat took over and I am so tired of Amy and Rory. Can we get Russell Davies back please? He respected the old school and made the show integrate well with its legacy. Moffat is too arrogant and wants to create his own universe, completely separate from the shows legacy. The crazy thing is his other shows are brilliant and his episodes that he wrote when Davies was in charge were great but as Executive producer he blows the bag. Just too arrogant.



Message Posted On Jun 9th, 2012, 7:48 am
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