Ruby Sunday's mother

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The mother of Ruby Sunday, a woman of unknown origin and identity, abandoned her new-born on the doorstep of the church at Ruby Road on Christmas Eve 2004.

Biography[[edit]]

The woman abandoned her daughter after giving birth to her at approximately 2PM, leaving her baby on the doorstep of the church at Ruby Road on Christmas Eve 2004 before slipping away into the night, while the Fifteenth Doctor stopped the Goblin King and his Goblins from altering time and eating the baby before she could grow up to become Ruby Sunday. The Doctor saw the woman walking away from the church, but decided against confronting her. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

Legacy[[edit]]

As she grew up, Ruby came to terms with her abandonment, but still sought the truth behind her parents' identities, though she also accepted her adopted mother, Carla Sunday, as her parent, with the two having a strong and positive relationship. Though Carla was not against Ruby looking into her true parentage, she privately hoped her biological mother would never return, as Ruby was "all [her's]".

On 1 December 2023, Davina McCall hosted Ruby on a programme that attempted to find the families of "foundlings" so Ruby could finally find out about her parentage, but no trace of her mother's DNA could be found on the databases they searched. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

Behind the scenes[[edit]]

  • It was not made explicit in The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"] if the woman who left baby Ruby at the church was also her mother, but the novelisation [+]Loading...{"noital":"1","1":"The Church on Ruby Road (novelisation)","2":"the novelisation"} confirmed that the woman was indeed Ruby's biological mother.