This Unseen Doctor Who Mini Episode Will Make You Bawl Your Eyes Out
This is the closure we all needed.
- With Doctor Who running on BBC for more than 60 years, the show has had a lot of Doctors and companions change.
- Every exit is quite emotional, but ones are given more closure than others.
- One scene from Doctor Who series 7 may help you deal with Amy and Rory Ponds’ sendoff.
Although Doctor Who is meant to be a family show, there aren't many episodes that you can understand without a lot of adult experience. It is all fun and games and saving the world from evil aliens who are obsessed with the Earth and humanity, but that all fades into the background when the writers decide to explore more serious themes.
One of those themes would be loss. The Doctor himself is known to be a lonely character. After the Time War destroyed his home planet and the entire population of the Time Lords, he was forced to live alone.
He finds human companions to fill the void left in his soul, and to see the beauty of all the universes through their impressionable eyes. But at some point, sooner rather than later, the companions have to leave as well. And that causes even more pain for the Doctor and for the audience.
Amy and Rory Ponds Farewell
Many Whovians tend to believe that Amy Pond and her husband Rory Williams, who also had to agree to be called Pond, are the closest thing the Doctor has had to a human family. He was a significant part of their lives since Amy's childhood, and he technically married their daughter.
However, for such important characters, the show never offered any real closure... unless you saw the unreleased and unfilmed miniseries P.S.
Written by Chris Chibnall, the scene follows Rory's father Brian, who is watering the flowers at Rory and Amy's house when he receives a letter from the unknown man. What Brian doesn't know is that Rory and Amy's adventures with the Doctor have landed them in London in the 1930s, and he will never see them again.
This is what Rory explains in his letter, which he sends to his father through... his grown-up son. The letter is voiced by Arthur Darvill, who portrayed Rory in the series, and puts a much-needed dot at the end of a journey that both companions had with Matt Smith 's Doctor.
Unfortunately, the scene couldn't be shot due to the actor's scheduling conflict, but it serves as a pleasant addition and is available for everyone to watch for free on the BBC's YouTube channel.
If you are interested to see how the show will celebrate its 60th anniversary and if Ponds will be referenced in any way, you can tune in to Disney Plus on November 25th for the first of three upcoming special episodes.