TRAVELS WITH THE DOCTOR edit
Amy's first look at Starship UK. (DW: The Beast Below) amy's first trip in the TARDIS was to Starship UK in the 33rd century. There she entered a voting booth and discovered the horrible truth of the starship's origin. She was given the choice to forget what she had learnt and she took it. The Doctor unveiled the truth; a Star Whale was enslaved to carry the starship due to it lacking an engine. Amy released it from its torture professing that is was willing to help without provoking it. (DW: The Beast Below) Amy converses with a Dalek. (DW: Victory of the Daleks) The Doctor and Amy then set of for war-torn London, only to find the Doctor's old enemies, the Daleks, were serving Winston Churchilland his army as their 'soldiers', having been "created" by Edwin Bracewell. The Doctor tried to employ Amy to convince Churchill that the Daleks were evil, because she should remember them after their previous attack over London and the Medusa Cascade incident. Amy told the Doctor that she did not remember anything about those events, to which the Doctor replied that it was impossible.
Amy confronts a Weeping Angel. (DW: The Time of Angels) Soon after, the Doctor and Amy visited a museum whereupon she noted that the Doctor 'took score' using museums. Whilst browsing, they stumbled upon a Home Box which the Doctor noted was written in High Old Gallifreyan, which then convinced him to steal the box in order to find out more information. After getting the coordinates from the home box's recording they met the enigmatic River Song, whom Amy seemed to make good friends with. Left alone with a recording of a Weeping Angel, Amy found herself trapped as the image came to life. Though she managed to stop it, by looking it in the eye, she had allowed it to invade the vision centres of her brain. As the group traversed the Aplan mortarium, Amy was slowly dying under the Angel's influence. The Doctor had Amy close her eyes, halting the Angel. Amy then encountered a crack, identical to the one from her bedroom wall, and could only sit by helplessly as it erased a number of soldiers from existence. She was then brought to the Byzantium by River, and witnessed as the Angels having drained all power from the ship - including that of the artificial gravity - fell into the crack, and were erased from existence, resulting in the Angel in her mind never existing.
TRAVELS WITH THE DOCTOR AND RORYedit
6]Amy is forced to make her choice. (DW: Amy's Choice) Soon after, the TARDIS crew found themselves trapped between two realities by the malevolent being known as the Dream Lord. One reality was that of Upper Leadworth, five years into the future, where Amy and Rory were married and expecting a child. The other was that of a powerless TARDIS falling into a frozen star. Rory believed the Leadworth reality was real, but the Doctor insisted it was the TARDIS scenario, and Amy was left unsure, even more so when the Dream Lord taunted her about her feelings for the Doctor and Rory. When Rory was killed by an Eknodine-possessed old lady, Amy was horrified, and berated the Doctor for not being able to save him. Still unaware of which reality was real, and no longer caring, as she did not wish to live without Rory, Amy crashed a camper van into her house, killing herself and the Doctor. The group then awoke in the TARDIS, having seemingly triumphed over the Dream Lord. However, the Doctor realised that the TARDIS world was another dream, and blew themselves up, returning them to reality. Reunited with Rory, who was unaware of what happened in his "final moments", Amy told him that she couldn't tell which reality was real, but was unable to bear living without him. She then kissed him passionately, having finally made her choice between the two men in her life. (DW: Amy's Choice)
Amy, unimpressed by the dull scene, wanted to leave quickly, but the Doctor was intrigued by strange patches of blue grass growing in the local graveyard. Rory took Amy's engagement ring and placed it in the TARDIS for safekeeping, but wound up getting separated from the Doctor and his fiancée, who broke into a large drilling station in the tiny village.
Mo tries to warn Amy. (DW: The Hungry Earth) The Doctor and Amy metNasreen Chaudhry and Tony Mack, leaders of an expedition to drill deeper into the Earth than ever before. But the Earth seemed to be fighting back, and the ground began to crumble beneath their feet. Against the Doctor's orders, Amy ran back to pull Mack from a fissure, but something below the surface grabbed her and began to pull her underground. Although the Doctor tried desperately to rescue her, promising not to let go, Amy could not hold on and was dragged beneath the soil. She awoke in a translucent coffin after being scanned by theSilurians, the subterranean dwellers who had taken her captive. The Silurian surgeon ignored her protestations, shushing her and then triggering knockout gas to render her unconscious. When she revived, she found herself strapped to an surgical operating table in a silurian surgery, where she met previously captured drill worker Mo Northover. He told her she was about to be dissected, showing her the scar running down his torso. Amy was told the surgeon was coming. She heard footsteps and a chiming noise and saw to her horror a masked silurian surgeon. The surgeon was holding a scalpel for Amy. She began to struggle on her table as the surgeon get closer. The surgeon then stopped and prepared to insert the dissection scalpel. Amy could still not free herself. (DW: The Hungry Earth) Although Amy underwent a startling decontamination process, she just avoided dissection
by the surgeon as an alarm had stopped it."Amy takes a weapon from a Silurian. (DW: Cold Blood) calling the surgeon away—although unknown to Amy, the alarm was set off by the Doctor and Nasreen, who had come to parley on the humans' behalf. By pickpocketing Malokeh as he turned away, Amy retrieved the remote controlling the gurney cuffs, allowing her to free herself and her fellow captive. As they fled through the city, searching for exit routes, Mo was distracted by his son Elliot, locked away and apparently unresponsive in a sealed chamber. Amy correctly surmised, from the wires and sensors hooked up to the boy, that the Silurians were keeping him alive, and she convinced Mo they had to move on and could return for Elliot later. An ad hoc attempt to rescue the Doctor and Nasreen failed, and Amy and Mo were chained up alongside their friends to await execution. After the Silurian military commander, Restac, contacted Rory, Tony, and Ambrose Northover on the surface and rejected an ultimatum from the latter to unilaterally free the prisoners, Amy was sentenced to be the first to die. Restac ignored Rory's protests, but was interrupted by the arrival of Eldane, the tribe's leader. Eldane chided Amy listens to Nasreennegotiating with theSilurians. (DW: Cold Blood)Restac and ordered Amy, Mo, Nasreen, and the Doctor to be freed. The Doctor took Mo to free Elliot after instructing Rory, Tony, and Ambrose to bring their hostage Alaya to the Silurian city, leaving Amy and Nasreen to open negotiations with Eldane to work out a land-sharing arrangement. Amy was out of her element in the negotiations, growing bored and frustrated, while Nasreen largely took the lead. But further progress in the talks was disrupted by the near-simultaneous entrances of Rory, Tony, and Ambrose, bearing Alaya's dead body, and Restac and her shock troops, seeking to mount a coup. The Doctor covered Eldane's and the humans' escape. Eldane, the Doctor, and the humans determined to send an energy pulse to the surface, destroying the drill and much of Cwmtaff, but Tony and Nasreen elected to stay with Eldane. Although the Doctor instructed Amy to lead the humans in a flight back to the TARDIS before the toxic fumigation of the city killed any warriors disloyal to Eldane, Amy returned to compel the Doctor's haste. She snapped at Rory as he returned for the two of them, having had the same idea a few seconds later, but the three time-travelersAmy cries for Rory's death. (DW: Cold Blood) made it to the TARDIS intact. Unfortunately, they were distracted by the reappearance of the Crack in the adjacent wall, and the Doctor wasted precious time to fish out a piece of debris. When Restac, dying from toxic exposure, crawled into the room, she fired at the Doctor, but the energy beam struck Rory. Amy was horrified but helpless to save her dying fiancée, and her entreaties to the Doctor to at least save his body were useless—the Time Field was already beginning to absorb him. Aboard the TARDIS, the door of which the Doctor locked to prevent Amy from running out to retrieve the body, the Doctor pleaded with Amy to save Rory's memory, but an untimely jolt threw off her concentration and she lost all memory of the man she loved, as the Time Field apparently erased him from existence outside the Doctor's personal timestream. Returning to what was left of Cwmtaff, Amy was delighted to see herself waving again from a nearby ridge, but grew concerned when she thought she saw another figure on the ridge as well, just for a fleeting moment (DW: Cold Blood)Amy tries to inspire Van Gogh to paint "The Sunflowers". (DW: Vincent and the Doctor)
Amy finds her engagement ring in theEleventh Doctor's jacket. (DW: The Lodger) After that, the TARDIS materialises in a park in Chesterfield but it dematerialises leaving the Doctor stuck in Chesterfield, while Amy is trapped in the TARDIS. The Doctor uses an earpiece to talk to Amy and help her to press the right things in the TARDIS while Amy helps the Doctor act like a normal human. In the end, the Doctor gets back on the TARDIS and tells Amy to find a red pen so he can write a note to his past self telling him to go the Craig Owens' flat. Amy checks the Doctor's coat pocket and finds her wedding ring from Rory, but since she still doesn't remember him, this leaves her confused. (DW: The Lodger)
RESTARTING THE UNIVERSEedit
Amy and the Doctor travelled to Planet One, the oldest planet in the universe, to see and translate the mysterious writing on its cliff face. There they discovered the message to be from River Song, saying "Hello Sweetie" and with co-ordinates to go to Britain in 102 AD, where the Romans had invaded, near Stonehenge. There Amy and the Doctor met
Amy believes she's reunited with Rory. (DW:The Pandorica Opens)River Song under the guise of Cleopatra, who then went and showed them a van Gogh painting that had survived through time, showing the Doctor's TARDIS exploding. The three of them travelled to Stonehenge and managed to find the Pandorica beneath it. River left to get Roman soldiers to defend the area after they found an alien army was advancing to get the Pandorica. On their own the Doctor and Amy were attacked by a decapitated Cyberman sentry. Amy was almost upgraded, but was saved by Rory, who was now apparently a Roman soldier. She did not recognise him, but he persisted in trying to make her remember him. Later while outside Rory tried again and Amy began to remember him, and told him never to leave her again. However at this time the Roman soldiers were revealed to be Auton duplicates, including Rory. He tried to fight back against the control of the Nestene Consciousness, and told Amy to get away from him. She remained by his side and tried to help him remain in control, but he could not stop himself from shooting her. The Rory duplicate screamed in agony as Amy lay dead in front of him. (DW: The Pandorica Opens) As Rory told dead Amy about the end of the universe and hoping for a miracle, the Doctor appears and tells him she isn't dead. After Rory frees the Doctor in the Pandorica, they put Amy in the Pandorica so over the next 2000 years she will come back to life. The Pandorica's powers keep whoever's inside from dying as its a form of escape, but it needs a sample of Amy's DNA to bring her back so they need to wait for her younger self to encounter it.The Pandorica opens, revealing Amy. (DW: The Big Bang) Amy woke to find her younger alternate self after touching the Pandorica. She immediately identifies her and sees she is from 1996, which then she assumes is the time she woke up. Amy then watches a short video about a lonely Roman Centurion guarding the Pandorica for nearly 2000 years, which Amy knows it to be Rory and is heart-broken when it explains he has not been seen since the London Blitz of 1941. When a Dalek, revived by the light of the Pandorica, threatens Amy and her younger version, the Doctor suddenly appears (after using the Vortex Manipulator) and herds them to safety. They are all saved by the appearance of Rory, who is still guarding the Pandorica and uses his Auton-hand to fire at the Dalek.
- Amy and The Doctor visit "Space Florida" a week prior to the events of the Doctor's death. (DW: The Big Bang)
- The Doctor and Amy along with Rory go on another adventure, after they receive a call from "her majesty" after an egyptian goddess is loose on the Orient Express--in space. (DW: The Big Bang)
- The Doctor, Amy and Rory get stuck inside a Space Loop when the TARDIS materialises inside itself (DW: Space /Time )
BEHIND THE SCENESedit
- Amy is the second consecutive main TV companion to have red hair. This fact was noted by the BBC when it issued a statement in response to the so-called 'Ginger controversy' that erupted in early January 2010 due to misinterpretation of a statement made by the Eleventh Doctor after his regeneration.
- Amy Pond is the first televised companion with whose adolescent self the Doctor has had significant onscreen experience. Nevertheless, she is far from unique in having been portrayed onscreen in her youth.
- Amy Pond is the second character with an aquatic-themed name to be created by show-runnerSteven Moffat, following River Song. Other writers, however, have employed "liquid" names; non-Moffat characters like Jackson Lake and Ocean Waters have also appeared in the televised Doctor Who universe.
- Amy is the second televised companion to have a Scottish accent, and only the third regularly-appearing Scots character in series history, behind both Jamie McCrimmon and the Brigadier. Since neither Frazer Hines nor Nicholas Courtney are themselves Scottish, Gillan is the first Scottish actor/actress to play a recurring Scott in the history of the programme.
- Following the premiere of The Eleventh Hour, the character of Amy Pond was criticized by a number of viewers for being "too sexy" for a family program such as Doctor Who. In response, Piers Wenger, the executive producer for Series 5, stated, “The whole kissogram thing played into Steven’s desire for the companion to be feisty and outspoken and a bit of a number. Amy is probably the wildest companion that the Doctor has travelled with, but she isn’t promiscuous. She is really a two-man woman and that will become clear over the course of the episodes."
- Amy Pond is the first series-long BBC Wales companion who wouldn't consider London their hometown. That said, Jack Harkness, who has nearly been in as many episodes as a full series, isn't from Earth at all. However, she is only the second BBC Wales companion, behind the short-livedAdam Mitchell, to have met the Doctor in a place other than London. Debatable, as Donna Noble met the Doctor inside the Tardis before taking her back to London.
- Amy is the second companion in the new series who has been pursued romantically by a real historical figure, she was proposed to by Vincent van Gogh. Previously, William Shakespeare made romantic advances towards Martha Jones.
- Steven Moffat has dismissed the fan theory that River Song is a future version of Amy. (DCOM: The Time of Angels)
- Amy has a fondness for Romans. Karen Gillan, who plays Amy, also played a Roman priestess in the episode The Fires of Pompeii.