xxshawn asked: I like how old Amy complained that it took 36 years for Rory to get to her. Bitch, Rory waited nearly 2 millenia for your ass, 36 years is nothing.
But still…it really speaks for her character: that’s what defines Amy, she is “The Girl Who Waited.” Waited for The Doctor when she was little, waited to be saved for 2,000 years, waited for Rory for 36 years…
She has trust issues and a shell around her because of it: The Doctor “lied” to her about being back in five minutes, Rory and The Doctor “lied” to her about saving her in a timely manner this time, and then in the end, Older Amy really was ultimately lied to by The Doctor. (By the way, the part when he shut the TARDIS door on her was heartbreaking. Openly crying at that.)
Amy doesn’t enjoy having to wait around to be saved all the time, and I thought it was amazing how she figured out ways to defeat the robots with her sword and armor, and the symbolism that these robots were offering “kindness” wasn’t lost on me.
Amy is a guarded person, and seems wary to trust or open up to most people. The opposite of Rory, really. I especially liked the part when Rory asked if the people were “happy,” and The Doctor responded with something like, “You would ask that, Rory.”
As a writer, I really, really, really like the transformations their characters seem to be undergoing. We all know that Rory is becoming tougher, with more of a backbone and assertive nature, but Amy is a bit trickier. In some ways, she is more guarded than ever, but in other ways, a bit of a trusting nature has been breaking through (like with the female guard whose name I’m forgetting in A Good Man Goes to War, the one who gives her the cloth with Melody’s name on it).
I’m extremely interested to see how her character will play out eventually: will she become an aloof and hardened warrior, like Older Amy from this episode was, or will she become softer and more reserved, much like Rory was for the bulk of Series 5? Or will she become something else entirely: an independent who realizes that not only is it okay to sometimes trust others, but it is necessary?
I’m extremely interested to see where things go from here!