Matthew Graham has insisted that Doctor Who boss Steve Moffat must have a good reason for constantly killing off character Rory in what seems like every episode.
The writer penned this week’s instalment ‘The Rebel Flesh’ and though he admitted that he has no idea why Amy Pond’s husband is so unlucky, he assured fans that Moffat will have a ‘masterplan’ that will become apparent at a later date.
Matthew said in an interview with SFX magazine: “Does he (Rory) die in every episode? I suppose he does! He does die a lot. That’s a good point. You know what, with any other showrunner I’d say, ‘Oh, I don’t know, they probably don’t know what they’re doing.’ But if anyone has a masterplan about Rory’s multiple deaths, it’ll be Steven. But I will be the last to know.”
The ‘Life on Mars’ co-creator also revealed his upcoming episodes rely more on traditional plot elements such as frights and questions of morality rather than playing on the time travel element of the BBC One sci-fi series – which stars Matt Smith as the titular Doctor.
He added: “With the story I needed to tell, there was no point in overcomplicating it in terms of structure. I think what’s going to be a lot of fun about this story is that it’s a Frankenstein’s monster tale and complexities that comes out of the story are moral and social complexities rather than timey whime stuff.
“So there didn’t seem to be any point in telling the story backwards, or throwing structural curveballs at the audience. It’s a big enough challenge for writers to just tell a good solid story in real time.”