After another appropriate commercial break, the Doctor stands on some steps with Nancy, staring at the bomb site with some very awesome binoculars. "The bomb's under that tarpaulin," says Nancy. "They put the fence up overnight. See that building?" She points to the hospital on the other side, where this "doctor" is. She warns our Doctor to talk to hers, but he once again stresses needing to get into the bomb site. "Talk to the doctor first," she tells him. "'Cause then maybe you won't wanna get inside." Nancy starts to take off again, and the Doctor calls, without looking up from his binoculars. She says that she's got mouths to feed, so she's going back to the house where he found her. The Doctor asks Nancy, "Can I ask you a question? Who did you lose?" He lowers the binoculars and turns to her: "The way you look after all those kids -- it's because you lost somebody, isn't it? You're doing all this to make up for it." She nods. It was her little brother Jamie, who followed her out into the Blitz on a food run -- he "just didn't like being on his own." The Doctor asks what happened. Nancy: "In the middle of an air raid? What do you think happened?" He nods and smiles: "Amazing. 1941." There are planes dropping bombs in the distance. A barrage balloon hovers above them. Small explosions are in the air. The Doctor: "Right now, not very far from here, a German war machine is rolling up the map of Europe. Country after country, falling like dominoes. Nothing can stop it. Nothing. Until one, tiny, damp little island says 'no. No. Not here.' A mouse in front of a lion." He laughs. "You're amazing, the lot of you. Dunno what you do to Hitler, but you frighten the hell out of me. Off you go then... do what you've gotta do. Save the world." The child follows Nancy as she turns and walks back up the steps.
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