Whovians all know that they’re headed for a few tears later this year, when they’ll be forced to say goodbye to Amy and Rory as companions in the Tardis. After two years alongside the adventures of The Doctor and their daughter River Song, the couple will be saying goodbye for real in the upcoming show’s seventh season, but we don’t exactly know in what form we’ll be leaving the duo. Now, showrunner and writer Steven Moffat has alluded to the goodbye in an interview, and it doesn’t sound too good for Who fans.
Moffat revealed in The University Observer (via Hypable) that he’s not only writing the episode in which the Eleventh incarnation of our titular Time Lord must bid adieu to the Ponds, but told the site, “I’m writing that right now. It will be quite heartbreaking… I think you’ll be in trouble watching it.”
Granted watching the goodbye is sure to be heartbreaking on it’s own, and with Moffat at the helm, it’s sure to be a well-crafted episode at that. But, what will the future of the couple entail? Could they be headed towards another child after Melody grew up to become River Song?
We’ve already received a peek at a farewell between the two and The Doctor earlier this past season, when he left the couple to be safe as he ventured off on his own for most of final arc, until he was permanently reunited with the two in the Christmas Special. Could the emotions be amped up even more so? All signs seem to point to yes.
Doctor Who will returns to BBC and BBC America early this Fall.