It's been a year since The Master unleashed the mysterious Toclafane onto Earth. With the human race and The Doctor enslaved under The Master's control, Martha Jones is the only person that can help stop the evil Time Lord.
Martha Jones secretly returns to England. It's been a year since the Master took over the Earth and launched the invasion. Humans are now a captive race and the Toclafane are building a fleet of rockets they will use to attack other worlds. The Master takes great pleasure in humiliating the Doctor and has Martha's family doing menial chores. Martha has a plan however and all she has to do in get in to see the Master. When she learns of the origin of the Toclafane, she realizes the paradox they have created. Written by
Despite the original show's limiting of Time Lord regeneration to only 13 lives, this episode, as well as Doctor Who: Utopia (2007) and Doctor Who: The Sound of Drums (2007), presented the Master's 17th life, due to his many schemes to prolong his life past this limit. Also, we learn that it's more an act of will than biology for Time Lords to regenerate. In an episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures, the Doctor jokes that Time Lords can regenerate 502 times, although this has been proved wrong. See more »
When the Master is about to execute Martha on the Valiant he remarks that her death will be his "first blood." But just as he captured Martha the night before, Thomas Milligan ran into the street to save her and the Master killed him with his Laser Screwdriver. So even if you don't count the Master's killing of Jack in Doctor Who: The Sound of Drums, Thomas Milligan would be his first blood.
The Master has actually killed many people in the past (e.g. the entire cabinet in the The Sound of Drums), but this is not a goof because when the Master says "first blood", he is most likely referring to first blood of the invasion. This is why he wants to kill Martha when the countdown reaches zero - the official start of the invasion. See more »
I have really loved the new Doctor Who. Each season is brave addition from what has passed before. It makes social comments and appeals to a mass audience who have grown to love it in their own way.
The last episode shows just how big the arc has been. Martha has grown into a great character and splitting the story for her several times this year has made her star shine.
I'm not going to say much more about the actual episode as you should shy away from reviews. There's been a lot of negative reactions from the press and from some of the fans to Martha and to some of the story lines. But I think she is great. And the stories get better and better. Keep up the great work BBC.
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