Pond Family Portrait
A commissioned piece that took far too long to finish, but the concept was so fun that I couldn’t resist! A scrapbook-style page of photos featuring Amy Pond and her rather unique family. With the Doctor and River making everything a challenge, of course. XD
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Awwww thanks. :D
Amy is absolutely not the type to show her emotions too much, but the fact that she killed someone to avenge her daughter’s childhood speaks volumes, I think. Rory is more difficult. I’m still a bit cross that they never really worked on or developed the Rory/River relationship. They might as well be strangers in Angels Take Manhattan!
There’s absolutely a lot we didn’t see on screen, but it would have been very easy to thrown in even a veiled reference to Melody in episodes like Night Terrors and The Girl Who Waited, and it bugs me somewhat that they didn’t. The thing with doing an arc like that, you have to commit to it, and Moffat…didn’t, really. It’s not enough to throw in a character moment here and there, which is what happened. We can absolutely infer that they grieved, but we have to pretty much write that part of the story ourselves, and that should’ve been Moffat’s job!
As Amy and Rory looked at their daughter in her cot, Amy pulled something from her pocket to dab Melody’s chin and realised it was the prayer leaf; she told the baby, "You keep hold of this now. It will always keep us together."
-fr. The Doctor Who Companion: A Good Man Goes To War original script
This headcanon post of mine made me wonder again about the relationship between Amy and her aunt, and not for the first time I’m coming to some not-so-great conclusions…
Leaving a seven-year-old alone at night (no babysitter, no-one to check on them, nothing) for seemingly no good reason is…not great parenting, let’s face it. According to the clock on the wall in The Eleventh Hour, Aunt Sharon was absent from about 8:30 pm to about 11:20pm- I dunno what was going on for four hours at night that was more important to her than her niece, but there you go. And the fact that Amy doesn’t seem too bothered about this kinda implies it’s a pretty regular occurence, too. Not great. I know Doctor Who isn’t remotely set in the real world, and the absence of parental authority figures adds to the fairytale feel, but I think in the real world people would be asking Sharon questions before too long. Or I hope so.
There’s that, and then there’s The Big Bang, where we actually meet Aunt Sharon. She doesn’t seem particularly approving of Amelia’s flights of fantasy, and has hired a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist seems perfectly nice and gentle when questioning Amelia about her ‘stars’, but Sharon’s frustrated sigh of “Oh, Amelia!” when Amelia talks about it implies to me that Sharon has no patience at all with what she probably sees as her niece’s mental issues. Her facepalm at the wedding when grown-up Amy makes her “imaginary friend” speech says the exact same thing. That’s not a look of concern, more a look of “oh god not this again.”
So yeah. I don’t think Aunt Sharon was abusive, not that at all, but based on what we know about her I don’t think she was a very good parent, and it’s not really surprising that Amy (in Series Five, before she gets her parents back) is a bit abrasive and afraid of abandonment. And that she took the Doctor accidentally leaving her behind for so long so badly- she’s used to being let down by adults.
screencap meme > Ponds / colours abound for such-heights
Noooo, she may very well know him! The Doctor can’t see the Ponds again, but it was never said River couldn’t. She totally knows her brother. (The alternative is just too sad.)
Like grandmother, like granddaughter.
The Ponds in white.
So Amy and Rory adopted a child called Anthony did they
Arthur Darvill at the recording of the new video, Doctor Who: P.S.
Rory’s dad, Brian Williams, only appeared in two episodes but swiftly established himself as a favourite amongst Doctor Who’s audience. After Amy and Rory’s heart-breaking departure in The Angels Take Manhattan we received many emails asking what happened next to Brian. Did he ever find out what took his son and daughter-in-law? If so, how? And would Brian – and viewers - ever learn more about Amy and Rory’s life after the Doctor?
A special scene was written by Chris Chibnall that revealed some of the answers but sadly, the sequence was never shot. However, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be bringing you the scene tomorrow. Using animated storyboards and a voice-over specially recorded by Arthur Darvill, we’ll discover more about Brian and the Ponds, post-Angels.
It begins with Brian alone, doing what he once told the Doctor must be done – watering the plants. But his life is about to change forever…
Doctor Who’s Executive Producer, Caro Skinner, said, ‘We’re delighted we can present this lovely scene written by Chris Chibnall. People took Rory’s dad, Brian, to their hearts very quickly, so it’s fitting we can give the character a degree of closure in this poignant piece.’
P.S. is a short video written by Chris Chibnall and will be essential viewing for anyone who wants to know more about what happened to Brian, Amy and Rory. It will be available to watch on this site tomorrow, Friday, 12th October.
OH GOD OH GOD YES
ALSO A LITTLE NO
BUT MOSTLY YES