Would Alex Kingston, who plays the wonderful River Song on Doctor Who, always come back if Who boss Steven Moffat had a new storyline for her?
The answer is ... a resounding yes.
The former E.R. actress was interviewed in the current issue of Radio Times, dated 16th-22nd March 2013. In the Q&A, My Watchlist, she revealed that she’d be up for a lot more River Song:
I’m so attached to that character. I never expected her to grow and develop in the way she has. You never know whether she’s going to be hard-ass or good. As long as Steven Moffat has storylines that include her, I will always say yes.
There are recent rumors that the character could die thanks to a tombstone prop on set (which in itself tells us that Kingston IS returning, despite her parents’ gloomy fate), but the character’s already died in the very first story she appeared in ... 2008’s "Silence in the Library" + "Forest of the Dead" two-parter, written by current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat and then starring former Doctor Number 10 David Tennant.
We wouldn't be surprised to see the Doctor's little wifey sticking around for a bit more timey-wimey time, tombstone prop or not. Don't you agree?