Rory Williams is a fictional character portrayed by Arthur Darvill in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Having been introduced as the boyfriend of Amy Pond at the start of Series 5, Rory joins Amy as a companion of eleventh incarnation of the Doctor, marrying Amy in the final episode of Series 5. In the 2011 episode A Good Man Goes to War it is revealed that he and Amy are the parents of River Song.
"2000 years. I've waited 2000 years for you."
The Eleventh Hour [5.1]
- (3 April 2010)
- Rory: Um, did he just bring them back? Did... did he just save the world from aliens and then bring all the aliens back again?!
- Amy: Yeah, I think he just did.
The Vampires of Venice [5.6]
- (8 May 2010)
- The Doctor: [after entering the TARDIS] It's a lot to take in, isn't it? Tiny box, huge room inside; what's that about? Let me explain...
- Rory: It's another dimension.
- The Doctor: It's basically another dimen — what?
- Rory: After what happened with Prisoner Zero, I've been reading up on all the latest scientific theories. FTL travel, parallel universes.
- The Doctor: I like the bit when someone says "It's bigger on the inside!" I always look forward to that. [The Doctor looks annoyed, then smiles]
- The Doctor: I can't see a thing.
- Rory: Just as well I brought this, then. [brings out a small torch]
- The Doctor: [pulls out a bigger one from his jacket] Ultraviolet, portable sunlight.
- Rory: [put out] Yours is bigger than mine.
- The Doctor: Lets not go there.
- Amy: Hey, look at this. I got my spaceship, I got my boys... my work here is done. [struts into the TARDIS, head held high]
- Rory: [scoffs] Uh, we are not her "boys."
- The Doctor: Yeah, we are.
- Rory: Yeah, we are.
Amy's Choice [5.7]
- (15 May 2010)
- Rory: Uh, listen mate; If anybody's the gooseberry, it's the Doctor!
- The Dream Lord: Well, now there's a delusion I'm not responsible for.
The Pandorica Opens [5.12]
- (19 June 2010)
- The Doctor: Rory, I'm not trying to be rude... but you died.
- Rory: Yeah, I know, I was there.
- The Doctor: You died, and then you were erased from time. You didn't just die — you were never born at all. You never existed!
- Rory: Erased? What does that mean?
- The Doctor: [Gestures] How can you be here?
- Rory: Ah, I don't know. It's kind of fuzzy.
- The Doctor: Fuzzy?
- Rory: Well, I died, and turned into a Roman. It's very distracting.
The Big Bang [5.13]
- (26 June 2010)
- [Amy has been shot and is "mostly dead".]
- Rory: Can you help her? Is there anything you could do?
- The Doctor: Yeah, probably, if I had the time.
- Rory: The time ?!
- [The Doctor walks off a short distance and turns his back to Rory. As he speaks, he has a sly expression on his face, as if he doesn't really mean what he's saying.]
- The Doctor: All of Creation has just been wiped from the sky. Do you know how many lives now never happened? All the people who never lived? Your girlfriend isn't more important than the whole universe.
- [Rory turns the Doctor around and punches him -- hard -- on the jaw.]
- Rory: SHE IS TO ME !!
- [The Doctor gets up, delighted and laughing.]
- The Doctor: Ha ha! Welcome back, Rory Williams!
- Rory: Doctor, there's something else. There's a voice [coming from the exploding TARDIS].
- Amy: I can't hear anything.
- Rory: [points to his ear] Trust the plastic.
The Impossible Astronaut [6.1]
- (23 April 2011)
- Canton: So...We're in a box that's bigger on the inside, and travels from time and space?
- Rory: Basically, yeah.
- Canton: How long have Scotland Yard had this?
The Doctor's Wife [6.4]
- (14 May 2011)
- Idris: [sending a telepathic message] Hello Pretty!
- Rory: [he sees Idris] What the hell is that?
A Good Man Goes to War [6.7]
- (4 June 2011)
- Rory: [to leaders of a Cybermen legion] I have a message and a question: a message from the Doctor and a question from me. Where. Is. My. Wife? [The Cybermen do not respond] Oh, don't give me those blank looks. The Twelfth Cyber Legion monitors this entire quadrant. You hear everything. So you tell me what I need to know, you tell me now, and I'll be on my way.
- Cyber Leader: What is the Doctor's message?
- [A complex space base of Cybermen operations explodes in the window behind Rory]
- Rory: Would you like me to repeat the question?
- [after Rory apparently rescues Melody and brings her to Amy]
- Rory: [starting to tear up] Oh god, I was going to be cool. I wanted to be cool, and now look at me.
- Amy: [smiles tearfully] A crying Roman with a baby - Definitely cool.
Let's Kill Hitler [6.8]
- (27 August 2011)
- The Doctor: Rory, take Hitler and put him in the cupboard over there, now. Do it.
- Rory: ...Right. Putting Hitler in the cupboard. Cupboard, Hitler. Hitler, cupboard, c'mon.
- Adolf Hitler: But I am the Führer!
- Rory: Right. In you go! [Rory shoves Hitler into the cupboard]
- Hitler [turns around shocked at being shoved around]: Who are you?
- [Rory slams the door shut]
- Rory: Okay... I'm trapped inside a giant robot replica of my wife...I'm really trying not to see this as a metaphor...
- Amy: How can we be in here? How can we fit?
- Rory: Miniaturization ray.
- Amy: How would you know that?
- Rory: Well, there was a ray and we were miniaturized...
- Rory: Doctor, River was brainwashed to kill you.
- The Doctor: Well, she did. And then she used her remaining lives to bring me back. As first dates go, I’d say that was mixed signals.
Asylum of the Daleks [7.1]
- (1 September 2012)
- Darla: The asylum. It occupies the entire planet. Right to the core.
- The Doctor: How many Daleks are in there?
- Darla: A count has not been made. Millions, certainly.
- The Doctor: All still alive?
- Darla: It has to be assumed. The asylum is fully automated. Supervision is not required.
- Amy: Armed?
- Darla: The Daleks are always armed.
- Rory: What colour?
- [The others just stare at him.]
- Rory: [off their looks] Sorry. There weren't any good questions left.
- Rory: Amy, basic fact of our relationship is that I love you more than you love me. Which today is good news, because it might just save both of our lives.
- Amy: How can you say that?
- Rory: Two thousand years. Waiting for you outside a box. Saying it because it's true. And since you know it's true, give me your arm [so he can put his nano-field bracelet on her]. Amy...!
- [Amy slaps him.]
- Amy: Don't you dare say that to me. Don't you ever dare.
- Rory: [emotional] Amy, you kicked me out!
- Amy: [becoming distraught, starts crying] You want kids. You have always wanted kids. Ever since you were a kid. And I can't have them.
- Rory: I know.
- Amy: Whatever they did to me at Demon's Run, I can't ever give you children. I didn't kick you out. I gave you up.
- Rory: [at a loss] I don't...
- Amy: Don't you dare talk to me about waiting outside a box, because that is nothing, Rory... nothing... compared to giving you up.
The Power of Three [7.4]
- (22 September 2012)
- [UNIT soldiers have invaded Rory and Amy's house. Rory is brought out wearing nothing but a surgical scrub top and boxers.]
- Rory: There are soldiers all over my house, and I'm in my pants.
- Amy: My whole life I've dreamed of saying that, and I miss it by being someone else.
The Angels Take Manhattan [7.5]
- (29 September 2012)
- [The Doctor, Amy, Rory and River watch as an elderly version of Rory dies]
- Rory: Could someone please tell me what is going on?
- The Doctor: I'm sorry, Rory... but you just died.
- Rory: [hearing a metal crashing sound outside] What was that?
- The Doctor: I don't know. But I think they're coming for you.
- Rory: What does that mean? What is going to happen to me? What is physically going to happen?
- The Doctor: The Angels will come for you. They'll zap you back in time to this spot thirty, forty years ago, and you will live out the rest of your life in that room until you die in that bed.
- Rory: And will Amy be there?
- The Doctor: No.
- Amy: How do you know?
- The Doctor: Because he was so pleased to see you again.
- Rory: [sarcastically optimistic] Okay... well, they haven't taken me yet!
- [Faced with a monstrous Weeping Angel Statue of Liberty]
- Rory: I always wanted to visit the Statue of Liberty. I guess she got impatient.
- [Rory climbs onto the rooftop edge.]
- Amy: What are you doing? Rory! What are you doing? [turns around] Rory. Stop it. You'll die.
- Rory: Yeah, twice. On the same building on the same night. Who else could do that?
- Amy: Just come down, please.
- Rory: This is the right thing to do. This will work. If I die now, it's a paradox, right? The paradox will kill the Angels. Tell me I'm wrong. Go on, please, because I am really scared. [Amy says nothing] Great. The one time you can't manage it.
- Rory: River said that this place would be erased from time. It never existed. If this place never existed, what did I fall off?
- Amy: You think you'll just come back to life?
- Rory: When don't I ?!
- Amy: Rory -
- Rory: Anyway, what else is there? Dying of old age, downstairs, never seeing you again? Amy, please. If you love me, then trust me, and push.
- Amy: I can't.
- Rory: You have to!
- Amy: Could you? If it was me, could you do it?
- Rory: To save you... I could do anything.
- [Rory and Amy wake up in a graveyard in 2012]
- Rory: Where are we?
- The Doctor: [excited] Back where we started! You collapsed the timeline! The paradox worked! We're all pinged back where we belong
- Rory: What, in a graveyard?
- [Rory finds a gravestone marked with his name]
- Rory: Amy! Come see this.
- Amy: What?
- Rory: There's a gravestone here for someone with the same name as me.
- Amy: What?
- [Rory suddenly vanishes, revealing a Weeping Angel standing behind where he was]
- Rory's final words on Doctor Who.
- (12 October 2012)
- Rory: Dear Dad. Uh, this is the difficult bit -- if I've got this right, you're reading this letter a week after we left in the TARDIS. Uh, the thing is... We're not coming back. We're alive and well, and... stuck. In New York, fifty years before I was born. We can't come home again. I won't ever see you again, and that breaks my heart. I'm so sorry, Dad. I thought about this for years, and I realized there was one thing I could do -- I could write to you. Tell you everything about how we lived. How, despite it all, we were happy. But, before I do, I need you to know: you are the best Dad any son could've had. And, for all the times I drove you mad and you drove me mad -- all the times I snapped at you... I'm sorry. I miss everything about you. Especially our awkward hugs. I bought a trowel. We have a small yard, aye-garden. But one more important bit of business: the man who delivered the letter, Anthony... be nice to him. 'Cos he's your grandson. We finally adopted in 1946 -- Anthony Brian Williams. He can tell you everything; he'll have the family albums. And I realize, having a grandson who's older than you is so far beyond weird, but I'm sorry. I love you, Dad. I miss you.
Doctor Who: Lockdown! -- Rory's Story [X.5]
- (11 April 2020)
- Rory: So, it's 1946 and, even knowing how the war was gonna turn out, I'm glad it's finally over. And I'm-- I'm mostly impressed by people. They can get through so much just by being brave and optimistic and resilient...
- Rory: In previous chapters, I've talked about how I met your mum at school, 43 years from now. How we got engaged. How I was killed by an old lady alien, but it was a dream, then how I was killed by a Silurian and stopped existing completely. How I was a plastic centurion waiting for your mum for about two thousand years, then how the universe ended and I died again. Then we got married. Then, I was shot in a dam, and then I drowned, but I was rescued by a mermaid and your mum gave me CPR. Which brings me to the chapter that follows... in which your mum had to deal with me getting very old and angry and, well... dead.
- Rory: I call this chapter, "I'm the Pretty One".
Quotes about Rory Williams
- There's someone coming. I don't know where he is, or what he's doing, but trust me, he's on his way. … There's a man who will never let us down. And not even an army can get in the way. … He's the last of his kind. He looks young but he's lived for hundreds and hundreds for years. And wherever they take you, Melody, however scared you are, I promise you, you'll never be alone. … Because this man is your father. … He has a name but the people of our world know him better ... as the Last Centurion.
- You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful — and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they're as dull as a brick; but then there's other people. And you meet them and you think, "Not bad, they're okay," and when you get to know them ... their face just, sort of, becomes them, like their personality's written all over it, and they just — they turn into something so beautiful. Rory's the most beautiful man I've ever met.