Will this be the last Doctor Who season for Amy Pond?

The departure of companions is nothing new in the grand scheme of Doctor Who history, but in a season already marked by death, could we be seeing a much more grisly end for Amy and Rory? Looks like, no matter what, the signs are building to an end for the Doctor's favorite married couple.

In addition to the hints that Amy and Rory's marriage would be put to the test, both Karen Gillan and Arthur Darville seem to be taking on projects whose filming schedule would directly conflict with Doctor Who's.

Gillan will be taking on the role of Jean Shrimpton in BBC Four drama We'll Take Manhattan and was quoted as saying, "This is perfect for the first thing that I do after I finish Doctor Who." Meanwhile, Darville is set to play Mephistopheles in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus from June 18 through Oct. 2.

While David Tennant may have managed a season of specials to play Hamlet, it seems unlikely that the show would take another break so soon for anyone who wasn't the Time Lord himself.

So where does that leave us? Do you think Amy and Rory's days are numbered? If so, then what sort of character would you want to replace them? Should River Song become a full-time companion ... or is it time for fresh blood? Personally, we'd love to see another Time Lord (or Lady) sharing the TARDIS like Romana did back in the late '70s.

(via Doctor Who TV)

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