Thursday, April 16, 2009
(...in which there was no sacrifice, nor a bride to be sacrificed.)
Things that are great about this episode are: The Doctor's reaction to his accidental marriage proposal to Cameca; Tlotoxl and Tonilla trying to poison Barbara to prove she is a false goddess; Susan resisting her arranged marriage with The Perfect Victim, thus starting a chain of events that thrusts her squarely back into the thick of things after two weeks off, Tlotoxl's great facial reaction to nearly having his throat slit by Barbara; both Ian and Ixta struggling to make it look like the stone covering the tunnel weighs a lot....okay, maybe not that last one.
It's getting tough to write about this story as it just clips along fromg great scene to great scene. Admittedly, like a lot of Part Threes in the history of Doctor Who, much of this episode is taken up by lighting fuses for dynamite that will go off in Part Four, but it is still a triumph.
Posted by Steven at 12:24 PM