The BBC has released new images from Saturday’s Doctor Who, “The Power of Three,” while head writer Steven Moffat has been talking about the forthcoming departure of Amy and Rory Pond.
First, those brand new snaps:
You can find more “The Power Of Three” images here.
Steven Moffat has opened up, slightly, on upcoming departure of Amy and Rory Pond from the series. The long-time companions will exit the TARDIS in what is effectively the mid-series 7 finale, “The Angels Take Manhattan”. Outlining the premise of the episode, he said:
“There will be tragedy and there will be Weeping Angels. It is a heartbreaking farewell to Amy and Rory. We see the Doctor and his little Amelia Pond race through the streets of Manhattan to save Rory with help along the way as River Song charges back on to our screens, just in time to say goodbye”
Moffat believes the episode will serve as a fitting end to the Ponds’ arc:
“All stories have to end, and painful though that is, the most important thing about a story is how it finished. I had over a year’s warning to get this sorted out, and I’m very proud of what we’ve done. A fitting end to the mighty era of the Ponds!”
Moffat elaborated on the decision use Manhattan as the stage for the Ponds’ exit and to bring back the Weeping Angels:
“There was something about the Weeping Angels and New York that just seemed to make sense to me. And I thought of the story for this episode while in New York.”
Doctor Who continues Saturday, September 22 on BBC One and BBC America.