Doctor Who
Doomsday (2)

Episode Report Card
Jacob Clifton: A+ | 10 USERS: A+
YOU GRADE IT
Hold The Line With Me

The Doctor turns to the Daleks, scolding like a schoolmaster: "What is it? What have you done?" Sek illustrates the divine symmetry, and I can't say it horrifies me: "Time Lord science will restore Dalek supremacy." The Doctor gets pissy, like Ten always does when he doesn't understand what you're talking about: "What does that mean? What sort of Time Lord science? What do you mean?" Rose mentions about the time traveler touch issue, and the Doctor gets a tad bit heavy-handed: "Technology using the one thing a Dalek can't do: touch." We switch to the Dalek POV, which is intriguing. Makes it seem more like arrogance. "Sealed inside your casing, not feeling anything, ever, from birth to death, locked inside a cold metal cage. Completely alone." These aren't their nightmares, they're his: "And that explains your voice. No wonder you scream." Awesome. Awesome. You had to know I'd love that. Sek orders the Doctor to open the Ark, and he laughs his ass off, getting angry again. "You have no way of resisting," insists Sek. Which is never, ever true.

"Although...there is always this," the Doctor says, retrieving his screwdriver. "It is harmless," says Sek. Every tool's a weapon if you hold it right. That's, like, my favorite quote ever. "Oh, yes," the Doctor agrees. "'Harmless' is just the word. That's why I like it. Doesn't kill, doesn't wound, doesn't maim. But I'll tell you what it does do -- it is very good at opening doors." The Doctor bleeps; the doors explode inward from all sides. Jake and his men flood into the room, shooting, and alongside them are the Cybermen, singing awful hymns of deletion. The Daleks scream, and our guys hit the deck. The Doctor urges Rose out, and she stumbles, as the fight goes on around them; she's shocked but recovers as Peter Alan Tyler helps her to her feet. They make for the door; Mickey grabs a gun and starts firing anywhere, into the battle. The Doctor joins Rose and Pete in the doorway, out of harm's way. Rose screams to Mickey as the Daleks get their feet under them and start blowing away Cybermen, which is when Mickey stumbles against the Ark, and burns one handprint into its metal skin. The party escapes, sealing the Daleks and Cybermen inside, and as they run, steam begins to pour from the Ark in there. Sek shouts, "Cybermen have been exterminated! Daleks are supreme! The Ark needs area of thirteen square miles. Move!" They follow as the Ark glides smoothly across the floor. "Genesis Ark mobile!" Outside, Mickey apologizes wildly, but the Doctor is sweet and smiling: "Mickey, without us, they'd have opened it by force -- to do that, they'd have blown up the sun. You've done us a favor!" He kisses Mickey's head and they all run out together. (I confess, I really did think, at this point, that Mickey was a goner.)

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