The Doctor steps into the elevator with van Statten and Goddard, explaining that the trashcan is actually "battle armor" and that there's an actual creature inside. I didn't know that. I bet it looks like Gollum in there. The Doctor describes it as "a nightmare" and "a mutation": "The Dalek race was genetically engineered; every single emotion was removed except hate." Van Statten's impressed by that, and asks who did this. "A genius," the Doctor tells him. "A man who was king of his own little world." Although, admittedly, he did have his own set of issues. "You'd like him," the Doctor says. Get it? Goddard says that, since it's been on Earth getting auctioned from collection to collection for fifty years, the threat matrix the Doctor's on about seems kind of overblown: "Why would it be a threat now?" "Because I'm here," the Doctor answers. They have a conversation about how the Dalek crash-landed onto Earth like a meteorite, and took three days to cool down: "And all that time it was screaming -- it must've gone insane." Goddard's not broken up about its trauma, much. The Doctor posits that the Dalek must have "fallen through time," and tells them about the Time War. "But you survived, too," says van Statten, not looking at him. "Not by choice," says the Doctor, not looking at anybody. Van Statten suddenly realizes that the Doctor is an alien, not to mention the last of his kind...
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: B+ | 515 USERS: B-
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