Marie, I'm so glad you started this discussion. I am (perhaps unhealthily) obsessed with River Song. I loved her character in Silence in the Library and thought the openness that she had with the doctor of the future was really refreshing in comparison to how most other companions feel toward the doctor. I loved that she was smart and energetic and I thought, "I can really see this person in a real relationship with a man who lives across time and space and being totally ok with all the craziness he gets up to." It looks like she'll be appearing in series 5, and while I'm really excited to get her back... I do wonder if maybe it's too soon. Perhaps I should just trust in Moffat's genius.
I think it's too soon for her. Also, something about her I didn't like. I think it was her openness with the Doctor that... weirded me out? I was unsettled by her familiarity with the Doctor, much like the Doctor was.
I'm hopeful that Moffat will be responsible with this relationship.
Wasn't she like his wife or some weird something or another....from the future? I didn't really like her character for some reason. Though, I'm intrigued by her and her having a sonic screwdriver which her version of the Doctor gave her, and the fact that she whispered his name, right? His real name?? Not real sure what to make of her, yet. There's only one event where he would ever tell his true name. Great discussion! Thanks for posting...can't wait to hear more theories.
She knows an awful lot about the Doctor though...........
I love the character of River Song. Seeing as Silence in the Library was written by Steve Moffat, I'm not surprised she's coming back. It looks like they've been putting in the ground work for this new series for awhile. I had no idea that she was coming back though until I read the comments here. I'm excited. River is one of the few characters I felt emotionally invested in after just two episodes. Alex Kingston is a good actress, something to look forward to in the coming season.