And I've reached it! Or I've reached them, I should say: Jo Grant, Mike Yates, and the Master :D The (new) cast pretty much made this episode. There is Jo, who is the adorablest little cutie. So different from Liz, enough that they just don't compete: Jo is the sweetest, Liz was epic and their brilliance just coexists. So yes, Jo makes quite the lovely new companion, and I want to squish her.
There is also Yates, so is great—very fun, and he has an excellent dynamic with Jo! I may ship them a wee bit. They are sweet together; she's already calling him Mike and he calls her "love" and calls her out on pouting like a child about things. And he made her cocoa; since the First Doctor and Cameca, we are aware of the implications of cocoa on one's love life. They are babies and that's it. (Also, the cocoa was plot-relevant! I love it when that stuff happens.)
Then, there was Delgado, who I'm quite enjoying so far :) Smooth, lots of presence, and I'm longing for more screentime between him and the Doctor but their one-liners about each other have been good so far. Also, we got to see his TARDIS! And it was a motor horse box! And now it's stuck on Earth! Squee. The Doctor seemed so pleased about tricking him like that, and so casually looking forward to seeing him again, it was rather cool.
Besides, the episode had Autons, and mostly plastic daffodils and a very ugly dwarf statuette as weapons of mass destruction. Yeah, the character made the whole thing. XD( Read more... )