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The One Doctor Who Scene Steven Moffat Wishes He Had Scrapped
By MICHAEL BOYLE
When Steven Moffat took the reins as showrunner of "Doctor Who," his debut season was considered one the strongest in the show. However, one episode, "Flesh and Stone," had fans gritting their teeth when Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) tried to seduce the Doctor (Matt Smith) the night before her wedding to fan-favorite Rory (Arthur Darvill).
Moffat originally liked the idea of the Doctor and Amy's extremely tense face-off against the Weeping Angels resulting in sexual tension, as well. However, Moffat now regrets the seduction scene: "the idea is good and sound — young girl reaches out after hours of deranging terror. But I played it for 'Coupling'-style sitcom laughs. And it doesn't work."
"Coupling" is an early 2000's sitcom that Moffat worked on, and bringing his old, innuendo-filled writing style to "Doctor Who" wasn't the greatest decision. "Flesh and Stone" makes Amy seem pretty unsympathetic as she desperately tries to cheat on her fiancé, with the completely unserious tone only adding to the weirdness.