Amy’s Choice
Episode / March 11, 2016

Aired 15 May 2010 It’s refreshing when Doctor Who tries to expand its limits and do something totally new even after all of this time, and that’s exactly the case with ‘Amy’s Choice.’ This is a story that requires the investment of its viewers as well as its leads as the TARDIS crew are simultaneously stranded in two very different but equally dangerous worlds. With the addition of the Toby Jones’s meancing and enigmatic Dream Lord who tasks them with determining which reality is real- on board the TARDIS or five years hence in the village of Upper Leadworth- with true death on the line if they choose incorrectly, ‘Amy’s Choice’ features an incredibly strong central plot. Fortunately, writer Simon Nye and the production team prove adept at managing these two storylines concurrently. In one, the Doctor and company are stranded on the TARDIS, freezing as they slowly plunge toward a Cold Star. In the other, the Doctor stops by the home of Rory and a very pregnant Amy in Upper Leadworth, only to find the village is perhaps a little too quiet for its own good. In the TARDIS, the cast does a superb job of portraying their inevitable…