Although filming wrapped up last week in New York for ‘Doctor Who,’ that doesn’t mean they’re finished filming all the scenes for the 5th episode (aka the departure of the Ponds episode). Production started back up again in the UK to film a few more parts of what will become the “heatrbreaking” last time we see Amy and Rory Pond. If you don’t want to know what happens to them, then I suggest you don’t read on. As River likes to say, “Spoilers!”
*****SERIOUS SPOILERS AHEAD*****
Filming was spotted at Box Cemetery in Llanelli, Wales in what is rumored to be scenes that will be incorporated in episodes 1 and 5 of the upcoming ‘Doctor Who’ series. Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Alex Kingston were all on set. Here’s a description by an onlooker about the scene that was being filmed:
“(Amy) ran out from the TARDIS and stopped dead in front of the Weeping Angel and called the Doctor. He and River ran out in a hurry – River stopping behind – and the Doctor slowly approached the Angel. He stopped and tried pulling Amy away, but she was ignoring him and slowly walking towards the Angel. The Doctor was screaming, “No, no don’t do this, please!” River tried pulling the Doctor away, but he carried on. River said, “Come on, there’s nothing we can do.” The Doctor shouted, “NO!” And then went up to Amy (who was still walking towards the Angel). He then entered the TARDIS in anger and sadness, followed by River. Then they cut and just repeated the scene over again.”
Again, I’m giving a warning as the next paragraph has possible major spoilers:
If you take a look at the pictures, there seems to be a Weeping Angel hiding under a large blanket and the bottom of the TARDIS that looks a bit charred. On lookers have reported that the cemetery is where Rory’s funeral is to take place. You see, according to what is being said about the episode, the Weeping Angels managed to get a hold of Rory and transport him back in time to New York circa 1930’s. When the Doctor and Amy finally get to him, he is already an old man on his death bed an dies leaving Amy a widow. In the episode of ‘Blink’ the Doctor says that the same Angel can transport people to the same time era so it’sthought that Amy is hoping to have this particular Angel send her back to Rory.
Moffat is a master storyteller and even if a smattering of what was read is on the mark, this final episode will truly be worthy of the Ponds’ legacy. Love them or hate them, they still travelled with the Doctor and has left an indelible mark in the Doctor’s history. After all, they did bring River Song into his life.
We’ll see if the rumors are true when season 7 starts airing on BBC and BBC America in the Fall.
Ponds Departure Episode Photos from ‘Doctor Who’:
Source: Doctor Who TV