When The Angels Take Manhattan aired last Saturday, I wondered if Steven Moffat was planning to end Amy’s story the way he did from the very beginning. According to Digital Spy, Moffat told the Radio Times that in a way that’s true as it was in the back of his head the whole time and only came out at the real Eleventh Hour:
“So many times over those mad few days [of finishing the script], the fate of the Ponds changed,” Moffat wrote in the Radio Times.
“Alive, dead, alive, dead. Everything was wrong. Nothing felt right. Nothing felt inevitable.”
“About four o’clock in the morning – with the gaspingly late script promised to the production team in a few hours – I remembered ‘The Eleventh Hour’… and the single moment we’ve been heading for, since the very beginning,” he explained.
I’m glad he remembered that first episode. The way he ended it was a perfect bookend to the story of the Ponds.