Doctor Who Episode Plots

These are all of the Doctor Who episode plots of the revived series (since 2005)


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11. Boom Town


The Doctor has landed the TARDIS in Cardiff, using the energy of the Rift to recharge the time machine. He, Rose, and Jack, along with Rose's boyfriend, Mickey who has met them there, spend the afternoon relaxing, until the Doctor recognises the photo of Margaret Blaine, a Slitheen in her human suit, who has become the new mayor of Cardiff. The four track and capture Margaret, suspecting her of nefarious deeds after escaping the destruction of the other Slitheen ("Aliens of London"/"World War Three"). The Doctor observes her scale model plans for a new nuclear power plant, but identifies it is purposely flawed to cause a meltdown that would open the Rift and destroy the Earth. He also discovers the model contains a functioning tribophysical waveform macro-kinetic extrapolator that Margaret would have used to flee the Earth. The Doctor decides to take Margaret back to her home planet Raxacoricofallapatorius, but Margaret laments that she is considered a criminal there and will be executed. The Doctor agrees to her final request, to accompany her to a dinner meal. Though Margaret attempts to kill the Doctor at the dinner several times, the Doctor easily evades each time. Margaret then tries to play on the Doctor's sympathy, requesting him to take her to another planet. During this, Jack sees the potential to use the extrapolator to speed up the recharging of the TARDIS, and returns there to integrate it into the console. Meanwhile, Mickey explains to Rose that he is starting to date someone else as Rose has been absent for him. The Cardiff area is soon struck by a large earthquake. The Doctor, Margaret, Rose and Jack regroup to find that the extrapolator was a trap, meant to lock onto the nearest alien power source when used — in this case, the TARDIS — and sending that energy to open the Rift. They enter the TARDIS to try to help Jack disable the unit to no avail. Margaret takes Rose hostage and demands the extrapolator, but the heart of the TARDIS opens and Margaret looks into its light. The Doctor and Jack use the opportunity to close the Rift and disable the extrapolator. When the light vanishes, Margaret's human suit is empty except for a Slitheen egg; the Doctor surmises that the TARDIS' telepathy sensed that Margaret wanted a second chance at life and gave it to her. As the TARDIS crew prepares to return the egg to Raxacoricofallapatorius, Rose realises Mickey has left without saying goodbye. Though the Doctor offers to wait for him to return, Rose declines.
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