Rory Williams is somewhat of a newbie to "Doctor Who". During Season 5 he appeared during a few episodes, and most fans were not crazy about him. If any of you are Doctor Who fans, you'll remember Mickey, Rose's boyfriend, from the earlier seasons. Many people felt he would be just like Mickey-kind of useless. However, Rory, a trained nurse, turns out to be the exact opposite. Amy Pond, the Doctor's companion, is engaged to Rory, and somewhat neglects him when she goes off with the Doctor on his journeys. At first, Rory appears to be clueless and super dorky, making fans of the show instantly start making comparisons between Mickey and him.
*SPOILERS HERE* Rory comes along for a few trips until they get separated, and he gets stuck in an alternate life as a Roman soldier. For those of you not familiar with "Doctor Who", it is a sci-fi show about a time traveler-and it gets way more complicated than that so I'll let you figure out for yourselves if you like it, that is, if you ever watch the show. =) To make a long story short, Amy gets reunited with him, but Rory isn't fully human because his body has been transferred (told you it's complicated!). To fit the plot in this particular story, Amy ends up getting placed inside a huge box (she's in a coma state), and Rory has to protect her for a very long time. Not like a week or a month, more like 2000 years! Since the show is all about time travel it makes sense in the end. Rory, who at this point is not in human form and is pretty much immortal, guards that box with all that's in him because he wants no hard to come to Amy. And he did it for 2000 years! After this, the Doctor refers to Rory as "The Boy Who Waited". So sweet.