As a centuries-old time traveler, the Doctor has lost more than one companion over the course of Doctor Who's soon-to-be-50-year run. While most departures became a blip on the Doctor's radar (companions DO come and go), sometimes they happened to be totally heart-wrenching for our beloved Time Lord, as in the recent cases of Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) and Donna Noble (Catherine Tate).
But that was for the 10th Doctor—then played by the much-loved David Tennant.
As of now, the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) has not really lost a companion yet (nope, we're not counting Rory's [Arthur Darvill] many Kenny-style deaths over the course of the past two seasons, nor Amy's ''deaths'' in ''Amy's Choice'' and ''The Pandorica Opens''), but all that's about to change with the Ponds' upcoming heartbreaking departure from Who.
So how will Matt Smith's 11th Doctor deal with that? ''For this Doctor, losing Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) is a real blow,'' Smith revealed in an IGN video interview while at Comic-Con.
Have a look at the video, where Matt Smith discusses Amy and Rory's exit from Doctor Who, the Western episode titled ''A Town Called Mercy,'' and how he thinks his Doctor has changed over the course of the series:
In this next video interview—this time with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill—the only married couple in the TARDIS discusses the anticipated return of the Weeping Angels, teaching—on second thought, make that evil plotting—with upcoming new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman on how to wind up Matt Smith on the Who set, and whether we can expect to see the Ponds return on Doctor Who in the future:
What do you guys think? Are you still sad about Amy and Rory's departure from Doctor Who? Are you looking forward to the brand-new companion played by Jenna-Louise Coleman?
(via Doctor Who TV)