Karen Gillan wants Doctor Who exit to be 'final'

Karen GillianKaren Gillan has discussed her forthcoming exit from Doctor Who stating she wants ‘have a final exit’.

Last year it was revealed that Gillan and her co-star Arthur Darvill would be exiting Doctor Who at some point during its seventh season. Showrunner Steven Moffat has promised a “heart-breaking” end for Amy and Rory and there’s already speculation as to exactly how the companions will make their exit from the BBC sci-fi series. It’s still unclear just how many episodes, of the new series, Gillan and Darvill will appear in. During an interview with IGN the actress was asked but replied ‘I’m not allowed to say! But I know they’re going to be damn good. It’s so exciting’

During the interview with IGN the actress did give a few more details about her exiting including how it came out. Gillan told IGN ‘Actually, I called Steven Moffat and arranged the dinner and then basically told him roughly when I wanted to go. He told me where the story was at and where it was going and then we kind of together came up with it. So it was really pleasant, actually. We had a lovely dinner and just kind of discussed what we both want and what’s going to happen and then came to the decision. That was ages ago, so I’ve known for ages!’

The actress also revealed that once Amy makes her exit from Doctor Who she isn’t too keen on going back to reprise the role. While some former companions have returned to the series (and it’s spin-off) for special occasions and reunion episodes Gillian isn’t too keen on the idea preferring her exit to be final. ‘I really, really want to have a final exit and then be able to look back on that as a final exit. I don’t know… I just don’t want to take away from that exit by making cameos in the future. I’d quite like it to be final and for people just to remember it fondly.’

Of course in sci-fi no exit is really final not even death; the beauty of a time-travel based series is it can go back, forward and sideways in time and as the phrase goes; time can be re-written.