Those of us Doctor Who fans were saddened when we heard that the two current companions, Amy and Rory (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) weren’t going to be returning after this upcoming season.
Amy and Rory have been essential for the 11th Doctor, played by Matt Smith. The three of them formed an odd family unit that worked and made each of them better.
It was announced today that Jenna Louise-Coleman will be replacing Mr. and Mrs. Pond after their departure later this year, which we are being told will be “heartbreaking”. Can’t these 2 ever catch a break?
Much like Billie Piper, Karen Gillan, and Freema Agyeman, the newest companion is an attractive young woman. According to the Huffington Post, showrunner Steven Moffat assures us that
“She’s funny and clever and exactly mad enough to step on board the TARDIS.”
Is it wrong to say, I’ll believe it when I see it? Not that Moffat has steered us wrong, but my favorite single companion was Catherine Tate’s Donna Noble. Donna and the Doctor never had a flirty relationship and were truly friends and companions. I worry that we won’t get a similar dynamic with the new companion.
I do have enough love of Matt Smith and his ability to carry the show until the new
companion is settled in, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the show will remain as entertaining and as soulful as it has the past few seasons.