Having spent the majority of my morning with Doctor Who, awaiting the announcement of the 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi–for those that missed the last hour on the internet), I decided that today’s video would be Doctor Who related, specifically a scene from The Angels Take Manhattan a.k.a. Amy and Rory’s last episode.
Doctor Who does a lot of tragic romances–the scene where Rose and 10 have to say goodbye is one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen on television–so this episode was one that I was dreading. It wasn’t as if Amy and Rory hadn’t had a crazy, tragic storyline already (Rory died and was erased from history only to come back as a plastic Roman Centurion sent to kill her), so I was worried about how their story would end, especially since none of the Doctor’s other companions had very happy endings (Rose got trapped in a parallel universe, Martha’s family was traumatized by the year they spent with the Master, and Donna ended up with a time bomb in her head; if she ever remembered anything that ever happened during her time with the Doctor, she would die). I swear RTD and Steven Moffat bought Kleenex stock and were doing anything they could to make the whole of the UK (not to mention North America and Australia) cry.
Each time I watch The Angels Take Manhattan, I wonder just what Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill did for Moffat for him to give their characters a fairly decent ending–sure they would never get to see their friend, The Doctor, again (unless Moffat re-writes the rules again), but they got to live their lives out together, which is what they always wanted. The scene above sums their characters up perfectly–there was nothing they wouldn’t do for each other or for the world, including dying together.
I hope you enjoy–and have your tissues handy.