Tissues At The Ready, Amy’s Gonna Break Your Heart

Karen Gillan

The second half of the new Doctor Who season will soon be upon us, and we’re promised the answers to a lot of the questions posed by the end of the first season. Questions like; where’s the Doctor gone? Won’t River Song and Amy’s newly discovered relationship make things a bit awkward? Who’s gonna raise the baby? And is the Doctor going to die or what?

One question we hadn’t considered, but which is apparently due to be discussed in some length in a story called The Girl Who Waited, is what really happened during the years between the Doctor’s first meeting with young Amy Pond as a child, and Amy Pond as a grownup?

The story’s writer, Tom Macrae, has revealed to his local newspaper the Northampton Chronicle, that this is going to be the most emotional story of the series, and Karen Gillan’s Amy Pond is going to leave a lot of people churned up after watching.

He said: “It’s a real tear-jerker of an episode and it’s very much focused on Karen. Her acting in it is amazing. I know she’ll break the viewers’ hearts in two when they watch it, it’s so emotional.”

OK, so don’t say you haven’t been warned.

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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