Hello, old friend, and here we are. You and me, on the last page. By the time you read these words, Rory and I will be long gone. So know that we lived well, and were very happy. And above all else, know that we will love you, always. Sometimes I do worry about you, though. I think once we’re gone, ‘you won’t be coming back here for a while, and you might be alone, which you should never be. Don’t be alone, Doctor. And do one more thing for me. There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while, so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming that she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to sea and fight pirates. She’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two-thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived and save a whale in outer space. Tell her this is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends.
Murray Gold, you guys, does not get enough love. So I am here, armed with a list of my favorite pieces from each series of Doctor Who. It was meant to be an orderly list, with one favorite per series, but it kind of devolved into a shouty mess about music. (Which should be expected. Last year I got an email from Spotify detailing my listening habits over the past year and apparently I’m in the top 1% of Murray Gold fans. THE MAN IS AWESOME OKAY.)
It wasn’t just Wilf who was a touching father figure to the Doctor’s companion…very few people remember Brian Pond (or his name before he met the Doctor, Brian Williams), Rory’s father….but he was amazing.
From helping fly the dinosaurs, to tirelessly watching the cubes, Brian farewells the Doctor, his son, and Amelia Pond by telling the Doctor to take them on adventures, but to bring them back safe….
and the very next episode was The Angels take Manhattan. How could the Doctor ever face him? He couldn’t even face himself after losing the Ponds.
I really love this video that gives a proper ending to Brian’s character and, in a way, Rory’s….Amy got the epilogue, and she deserved it, but I don’t think we should forget the Williams’ boys. Give it a watch and cry with me.