The Doctor’s relationship with new companion [[Amy Pond]] looks set to take a new turn. When he encounters her five years in the future, she’s heavily pregnant!
In [[Amy’s Choice (Doctor Who episode)|Amy’s Choice]], The Doctor meets up with Amy five years after their travels together ended. Which is good in a way, because it rules out the Gallifreyan being the father. Though that’s not stopping the tabloids running with the “Who’s The Daddy?” headlines (mine is tongue in cheek, dontcha know?)
Can you imagine if it’d been David Tennant’s randy Doctor? Those puppy dog eyes? He wouldn’t have been last of the Time Lords anymore…
I’ve been trying to work out the chronology of this episode. It’s directly preceeded by [[Vampires Of Venice (Doctor Who episode)|Vampires Of Venice]], which features Arthur Darvill as Amy’s fiance Rory. We know from the episode synopsis for Vampires that The Doctor “takes Amy and Rory for a romantic mini-break”. Therefore Rory appears in the episode before this. And Amy’s Choice is set five years in the future. Is it possible that Rory puts his foot down and compells Amy to stay in Leadworth with him?
What else do we know about this episode? Well, The Doctor returns and Amy is forced to make a difficult decision (is it to travel with him again?). We know that a character called the Dream Lord will make an appearance. Some sources suggest that because the Dream Lord is dressed in tweed, he might be either a version of The Doctor or a trickster impersonating The Doctor.
But what if Amy’s being tricked into thinking she’s pregnant? The same theme occurred in Moffat’s [[Forest Of The Dead (Doctor Who episode)|Forest Of The Dead]] when Donna Noble was given a virtual life and believed that she’d married and had two children.
So, let the wild Doctor Who speculation begin! Will Amy be pushing a pram across far-flung planets, or will she abandon The Doctor forever? Or is there an unforeseen third option? Over to you, folks…
P.S. The residents of Leadworth take an objection to the TARDIS materialising on a flower bed in the village. Rather than petition the council to have it removed, they take matters into their own hands. What’s more important? The universe being in peril for the 457 billionth time, or an unsightly blue box on your begonias?