What in the blazes is happening to Amy Pond?
The spunky, sexy Mrs Pond has seemingly gone through everything. She lost her fiancé, forgot he existed, was shot by him, trapped in the Pandorica and then managed to bring her parents, Rory and the Doctor back all in time to dance at their wedding. The Girl Who Waited quickly became the best companion since Donna Noble (while the Doctor is always lamentably non-ginger, he seems to pick up quite a few redheads to ride in the TARDIS).
So why does season six Amy seem so... blah?
Spoilers after the jump, Sweetie...
There is nothing I hate more in sci-fi (or any medium for that matter) than the trope of the random female pregnancy. It seems every so often a producer or writer realizes "hey, we have a female character! You know what we should do? Boom, pregnant!". I can even see the meetings in my head discussing it. There is something about each pregnancy that seems to compromise the actual female character, and Amy doesn't seem any different.
In season five, Amy had a fake pregnancy. It was the trick of an enemy aboard the TARDIS and Amy seemed rather miserable with her new home and ponytail'd husband and new bundle of joy on the way. Hopefully this will also turn out to be just a clever fake out by Stephen Moffat, but I'm not so sure and that has me nervous.
|I know, Amy. I want to scream too.|
I hope the normal Amy comes back soon, full of piss and vinegar, ready to give the Doctor a hard time instead of falling by the wayside. In the "Day of the Moon" episode, she spent a fair amount of time screaming, running and sobbing over the com-link. While being kidnapped is a grand companion tradition, it was almost cringe-worthy to listen to Amy cry.
Perhaps I'm making a mountain out of a molehill, but I can see a marked change in Amy this season and I'm not sure I like it. I want my brave Amy back. I have my worries. Oh, and Moffat? Get another shtick. The pregnancy thing is way overdone.