Friday, October 12, 2012
My Review of Doctor Who's: "P.S."
Written by Chris Chibnall
Directed by Unknown
Rory (to Brian): "I need you to know. You are the best dad any son could've had."
Well for those of us who wanted some closure on Brian Williams after the impact he had made during his two Series 7 episodes, this unfilmed scene was a nice way of doing it. Brian was the ones who encouraged both Rory and Amy to continue travelling with the Doctor and now he had to learn about them being stuck in the past.
A part of me had hoped that it was going to be the Doctor and River who would tell Brian what happened to his son and daughter in law but the arrival of another Pond/Williams in Anthony was just as good. Yes, the format might have been similar to how Kathy contacted Sally in Blink but don't let that put you off.
Rory's letter was heartfelt and did nicely explain that both him and Amy were living their lives out in the past as best they could do and that's brilliant, right? We might not ever get to see them again but at least they're both happy.
- The letter takes place a week after Amy/Rory last saw Brian in The Power Of Three (some clips of that episode appear at the start of this).
- Rory doesn't directly explain what happened to him and Amy, only that they can't come home.
- Anthony Brian Willams - adopted by Amy and Rory in 1946 and he's also a bit older than Brian himself.
- The scene can be seen on the BBC website itself. Go watch it now.
Chris Chibnall seems to be on something of a roll this year with the amount of input he's had for the series. P.S is a gorgeous, beautiful scene that I really wished had ended up being filmed and included in The Angels Take Manhattan and Arthur Darvill's reading of the scene is wonderful too.
Rating: 9 out of 10.