The episode ends with River and the Doctor enjoying a dinner date at the Singing Towers of Darillium something that, the episode takes care to remind you, immediately precedes River’s deathly adventures in the library. I am really proud of the fact that Alex was part of number Eleven’s life. But, as it turns out, it may be Steven Moffat who is the most possessive of the Doctor’s wife.(We weren’t kidding about that flow chart.) So since there are no more options for adventures with the 10th, 11th, or 12th Doctors and since River never met the first nine incarnations, this is probably it for her. “He knows my character really well and he’s the only one who writes for her,” Kingston says.The actress may have just taken her final ride in the TARDIS for the latest Christmas Special and spoke with —saw Dr.
He’s brilliant to watch.”More than anything, Kingston says, she’s glad her character got some proper closure.Peter Capaldi got the honor of taking River out for one last ride. And by tying up her story in a neat bow, Moffat ensured he will stay the only writer to tale the story of River Song.If Matt Smith had his way, though, he never would have had to share Kingston with another Doctor. Then again, the nights are long on Darillium and who knows what wibbly-wobbly antics a time-travelling archeologist might get up to?David Tennant’s Doctor greeted her mostly with suspicion (and, ultimately, sympathy) having never met her before and Matt Smith’s treatment of her was often combative or exasperated. Eleven’s iciness towards River is similar to Sherlock’s iciness towards, well, everyone.It’s an unfortunate narrative tick that Moffat seems to have shaken off during Capaldi’s most recent season.Song’s first ride in the TARDIS alongside Peter Capaldi.show-runner Steven Moffat, it’s the character River Song played by the fantastic Alex Kingston.Kingston thought she would never return and if this were most any other show, that would be it for Dr. But this is , a time-traveling series that needs only shrug and mutter “wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey” in order to bring River back for more.And that’s exactly what we got during Matt Smith’s three seasons. In fact, it was Alex Kingston who Moffat called on to make sure his first episodes in the position of show-runner with a brand new Doctor (Smith) and companion (Karen Gillan) went off without a hitch.“We shot that season out of sequence.But she’s also a character that, while hugely popular, reflected some problems of the Moffat/Smith era.First of all there was the tangled web of River/Melody and her whole mythology.