Doctor Who show runner Stephen Moffat admitted he was “relieved” when he finally wrote the farewell episode for Amy and Rory. Moffat said the final stories for the popular companions are “the fall of the Ponds” and that crafting those stories was emotionally draining for him.
“That episode was a tough one to write,” Moffat allowed. “I was relieved when I finished it and it actually made sense. It’s not just fiction, it’s real life that’s finished. I was writing the last scenes I’d write for Karen and Arthur,” Moffat said during this weekend’s Doctor Who panel at ComicCon. He did stop short of saying that Amy and Rory would die in their final episodes.
“I didn’t stop crying for two weeks,” Gillan said about hearing the news. “In between takes. Anything set me off.”
“It was so exciting to film those final moments because they are gripping,” Darvill said
As for what else we can expect from season seven, there were a few hints dropped. Moffat said that every episode will be different this year and that so far he’s had scripts with Daleks, Weeping Angels and a trip to Spain.
He also said series seven will look at the question raised in the season finale last year–and that’s been there since the series began in 1963.
“To be honest it’s been there from the start,” Moffat says. “He never gives his name, other Time Lords do. Clearly the question is tremendously important and only I know why.”
And we’ll also see “Dinosaurs in Space”. The panel ended with a clip from the upcoming episode.