'Doctor Who' companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams are reportedly leaving at the end of the current series.
The married couple - played by Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill - will leave The Doctor (Matt Smith) following the autumn run of episodes after the writing team decided to "rest" the characters.
The couple will be reunited with their baby Melody Pond - who was kidnapped by villainess Madame Kovarian in the first half of the series and revealed to be recurring character River Song (Alex Kigston) - and after deciding life in the TARDIS is too dangerous to raise her they will return to Earth.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "There are going to be a lot of tears in the finale. The Doctor will set off in the TARDIS for his next adventure on his own. Amy and Rory will be reunited with their baby Melody Pond and they make a decision to stay on Earth to settle down as a family."
However, the couple could return to the BBC One sci-fi series in future episodes to help the Time Lord in some of his Earth-bound adventures.
The source added: "TV bosses are aware the couple have been popular so this won't be the last you see of them."
'Doctor Who' returns to screens later this month with the episode 'Let's Kill Hitler'.
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