The Doctor and Nasreen Chaudry go deep underground and find an ancient society that has been disturbed by the drilling. They are gassed and taken prisoner just as Amy manages to free herself. The military commander of the underground reptilians, Restac, is convinced that the "apes' - their term for humans - are an invading force. Calmer heads prevail and the Doctor manages to negotiate a truce pending the transfer of prisoners which he, and some of the more pacifist members of the reptilians, hopes will lead to a lasting peace. The only problem is that Alaya, the reptile prisoner has been killed and Restac is ready to go to war. Written by
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When Rory, Ambrose, and Tony arrive in the Silurians' court, after the Doctor asks what happened to Alaya, the camera cuts to Ambrose, standing with her head over Elliot's right shoulder. When the camera cuts back to her, she's now standing with her head over his left shoulder instead. See more
[Elliot has just been awakened from artificial slumber
But where are we?
Well, I've got to be honest with you, son. We're in the centre of the Earth, and there are lizard men.
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