Comic Con: Caroline on the Ponds’ “beautiful” end
Caroline Skinner has praised Steven Moffat to credit him for coming up with a “beautiful” ending for Amy and Rory.
Speaking to Collider at Comic Con the executive producer described their final episode as “a hugely emotional piece of drama”. “It is just a huge piece of writing,” she’s explained. “At the read-through for it, we were all sat around the table – Karen had big speeches to do and Matt had big speeches to do. By the end of it everybody was crying. Steven was of course pretending to be really manly.”
She continued: “It’s an epic thing to do, to say goodbye to them, because you know Amy and Rory and you love them and you’ve loved being with them in the TARDIS.”
In the same interview, Steven Moffat explains his decision to set their exit story in New York, revealing “it was a good place to put” them up against the Weeping Angels, and Caroline agrees that the iconic backdrop adds to the adventure’s “scale and romance”. “It gives the episode a real atmosphere,” she adds. “It’s a different tone for the series.”
The showrunner also confirms they are “just over half-way through” filming and says things are going “brilliantly” with new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman. He teased: “She brings out a very different side to the Doctor – it will be a slightly surprising story.”