Spyfall Part 2

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PRODUCTION INFO

Name

Spyfall Part 2

Serial Code

Episode 2

First Transmitted

5 January 2020

Final Ratings

6.07m

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DVD RELEASE

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CAST

Regular Cast

Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Mandip Gill (Yasmin), Toshin Cole (Ryan), Bradley Walsh (Graham)

Guest Cast

Sylvie Briggs (Ada Lovelace), Aurora Marion (Noor Inayat Khan), Mark Dexter (Charles Babbage), Aurora Marion Shobna Gulati (Sonya Khan), Bhavnisha Parmar (Najia Khan)

CREW

Written by Chris Chibnall
Directed by Lee Haven Jones
Produced by Nikki Wilson, Adam Friedlander & Alex Mercer

sypnosis

In part two of this epic spy thriller, a terrifying plan to destroy humanity is about to reach fruition. Can The Doctor and her friends escape multiple traps and defeat a deadly alliance?

plot

The Doctor wakes up to find herself in the alien’s dimension, where she reminds herself to not panic. On the crashing plane, Graham, Yaz, and Ryan are panicking, but Ryan spots a series of plaques underneath the seats with his name on and arrows to grab his attention. They lead him to a seat containing a sheet titled “How to Land a Plane Without a Cockpit” and he decides to try it out. Meanwhile, The Doctor discovers a young woman wearing early 19th-century clothes in the alien realm with her, but she appears calm about the situation.

In the plane, the instructions lead to Ryan plugging his phone into an under-floor cable, at which point The Doctor appears on the overhead screens. She tells them that they are not going to die and an app titled “Piloting Made Easy” has been installed on Ryan’s phone. With the simple controls, they use it to successfully level out the plane.

The woman in the alien dimension names herself as Ada and reveals that she believes to be inside her imagination while she is paralysed in real life, and has visited the location many times before. Eventually, light gathers around her and one of the glowing aliens appears and Ada uses it to offer a way out to The Doctor. The two hold hands and they vanish. Meanwhile, the plane automatically returns to its programmed flight pattern and the group wait to see where it will land.

In The Master’s TARDIS (still in the form of his Australian hut) The Master video calls Barton about the success of their plan. However, Barton is notified of the plane returning to normal. Frustrated, The Master promises to find The Doctor while Barton works on her friends.

The Doctor and Ava land back in Ava’s time – a science convention 1834 London. The Doctor brushes off her appearance as “the Marvellous Apparating Man”, before correcting herself. She promises to find her fam any way she can. The rest of the group have landed in Essex and decide, via Barton’s hacked diary, to visit his keynote speech in London the next night, but without him realising they are still alive. Barton starts trying to track them down.

The Doctor attempts to explain herself and her situation to Ava, before The Master arrives in Victorian clothes, using his Tissue Compression Eliminator to kill innocent bystanders. The Doctor makes herself known to stop the chaos and he forces her to kneel before him. The Master inadvertently reveals that he knows almost nothing of the creatures except their general interests and their name – the Kasaavin. The Master attempts to bring The Doctor “news from home” but Ada shoots him in the arm with a steam machine gun and the two escape, although with no TARDIS to help them.

In 2020, The Doctor’s friends attempt to formulate a plan as Barton phones all of them at once. He reveals he has tracked down all their personal information and has revoked their freedom of movement, just as their faces appear on an advertising screen, marking them as wanted for hijacking. Barton dares them to go off-grid, so Ryan stomps on all their phones and they run.

Ada leads The Doctor to a colleague’s house who The Doctor realises is famous polymath Charles Babbage, and therefore, Ada is Ada Lovelace, one of the first-ever computer scientists, although she is calling herself Ada Gordon at this time. Babbage points them to a statue called the Silver Lady that Barton and the Master later owned and The Doctor realises it has projected the Kasaavin to Ada since she was young as part of their plan to place spies, not on multiple Earths, but multiple periods of Earth. She sonics the statue and a Kasaavin appears, hoping to use it to return to the 21st century, but Ada grabs her hand and they disappear together.

That night, Graham, Yaz, and Ryan rest in a disused building site as they try to do what The Doctor would do in this situation. Although they admit they do not know as much about The Doctor as they wish, they also realise they still own some spy gadgets to defend themselves with, just as a group of Kasaavin appear. The Doctor and Ada appear in the middle of a bombing raid, and a nearby woman reveals they have landed in 1943 Paris at night during the German occupation in World War II. The group hide together as The Master arrives in German army uniform. Back on the building site, the three become surrounded by Kasaavin, though Graham attempts to fend them off with his laser shoe.

Somewhere else, in an empty hangar, Barton appears with the Silver Lady in front of an older woman tied to a chair. She is revealed to be his mother and that he wanted to see her on “the last day.” As the statue activates, the Kasaavin surround her, filling her with energy as she screams. In Paris, German soldiers enter the woman’s apartment as The Doctor and Ada hide under the floorboards. Finding nothing, The Master leaves and The Doctor realises the other woman is Noor Inayat Khan, the first female radio operator to be placed behind enemy lines. The Doctor realises she has been placed here due to Ada coming through the teleport with her and sighs at the enormity of the task at hand.

In 2020, Yaz uses a phone box to call home and convince them she is OK. However, the call is being tracked by VOR and they are quickly surrounded by armed men. Despite this, Graham threatens them with his shoe, revealing it all to be a plan, and they steal the men’s phones and escape in their car. Elsewhere, The Doctor taps out a four-beat Morse code signal to The Master and the two make telepathic contact. They promise to meet up alone.

At the top of the Eiffel Tower, The Doctor and the Master talk. The Master explains he is using a perception filter to fit the Nazis’ Aryan stereotype, and that it was he who hijacked the MI6 car and killed C. The Master reveals that he did not bring the Kasaavin to Earth, but were already there as spies. He just “suggested a better plan.” Yaz discovers Barton’s mother, dead in the hangar, and Barton relays a video message to the trio, calling them “two steps behind” as he has been tested on by the Kasaavin and is about to roll out his plan worldwide.

Noor sends a Morse message back to London before her and Ada take a mobile phone The Doctor has given them to find something out of place. They eventually stumble upon The Master’s TARDIS, still in its hut form, and phone The Doctor. She does not answer but instead activates her sonic screwdriver. The Master reveals he is simply using Barton and the Kasaavin as part of his plan to destroy the human race before dispensing of his allies. He also states he recently visited Gallifrey and it has been burned to the ground, but he is interrupted by the arrival of Nazi troops, with Noor having outed him as a double agent and The Doctor jamming his perception filter. She leaves as he is turned upon by the soldiers and enters his TARDIS with Ada and Noor, realising the Kasaavin have been tracking people who worked in the development of computers, starting with Ada.

In an auditorium, Barton gives his speech, thanking the public for giving all their details to him. He sends them all a text – “Humanity is over. You have three minutes to prepare.” He explains that humans are no longer the most efficient things on Earth, but they do make perfect hard drives. As the Silver Lady starts moving and summoning dozens of Kasaavin, everyone’s phones activate and Barton prepares to wipe most of humanity’s DNA for use as data storage. Graham and Ryan’s spy gadgets do not affect the Silver Lady and the Master arrives, having had to live through 77 years of Earth history as his TARDIS was stolen. However, the Silver Lady suddenly stops and Barton storms off into hiding.

Suddenly, The Doctor enters the hangar with Ada and Noor, revealing she knew Barton would go on to own the statue and re-engineered it so it would shut down upon a mass Kasaavin gathering. The Doctor tells the Kasaavin to leave and plays them her sonic’s audio recording of the Master’s plan to double-cross them. Furious, the aliens hound upon The Master and he is teleported to their dimension, screaming The Doctor’s name. Meanwhile, The Doctor promises to explain everything to her friends and drop Ada and Noor back home but first has to create the materials on the plane that saved the gang’s lives. She uses The Master’s TARDIS to place everything in the plane as it is being built then gets her ship back from the vineyard.

First, The Doctor drops off Noor. After promising her the fascists will never win as long as people like her are there, The Doctor wipes her memory and bids her “bonne chance” as she passes out. Next, it is Ada’s turn, although she is desperate to keep travelling. Despite begging to not have her memory wiped, The Doctor goes through with it and she wishes her sweet dreams as she leaves.

Alone, The Doctor travels to Gallifrey. The entire Capital is destroyed and still burning. Mortified, The Doctor can barely move. Back inside the TARDIS, a geo-activated holographic message from The Master plays, revealing that he did the damage, furious that “the whole existence of our species [was] built on the lie of the Timeless Child.” The Doctor remembers the Remnants telling her that name and sees a brief vision of a young girl stood by a tower. The Master says the vision is hidden in all Gallifreyans but refuses to say more.

Five adventures later and The Doctor is still deep in thought about The Master’s words. The group round on her for not being open about her life and she quickly tells them about where she came from, why she travels, and her relationship with The Master. When Yaz asks if they can visit Gallifrey, she sombrely replies, “another time.”

NOTES

  • The Master uses his TARDIS again. (The Doctor Falls)
  • The Master mentions how the Time Lords view him and The Doctor as renegades. (The War Games, Terror of the Autons, The Deadly Assassin, The Five Doctors, The End of Time, Heaven Sent, Hell Bent)
  • Ryan says he is still unable to ride a bicycle. (The Woman Who Fell to Earth)
  • The Doctor once again forgets to alter her language to account for her new gender. (The Ghost Monument)
  • The Fourth Doctor previously met Ada Lovelace at a later point in her life. (The Enchantress of Numbers)
  • Graham recalls The Doctor mentioning regeneration on the day they first met. (The Woman Who Fell to Earth)
  • The Doctor taps a morse code of four beats, the heartbeat of a Time Lord, which she notes she and the Master have a personal connection to. (Utopia/The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords, The End of Time)
  • The Doctor steals The Master’s TARDIS, mirroring how The Master once did likewise with The Doctor’s TARDIS. (Utopia)
  • The Doctor and the Master use Time Lord telepathic contact (The Three Doctors, The Five Doctors) once again to communicate with one another. (The Missing Link)
  • The Master alludes to his part in the Fourth Doctor’s regeneration asking if he had ever apologised for The Doctor falling from the Pharos Project radio telescope. (Logopolis)
  • The Master refers to Gallifrey “hiding in its little bubble universe”. (The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor)
  • The Master remembers visiting Gallifrey after the Last Great Time War. (The Doctor Falls)
  • Hakim confidently asserts that he was right all along about a conspiracy theory. (Arachnids in the UK)
  • The Doctor wipes Noor and Ada’s memories of everything they witnessed since meeting her. (Journey’s End)
  • The Master has left a hologram message for The Doctor, which plays in the TARDIS after he is gone. The Tenth Doctor once did something similar, recording such a message for Rose Tyler as part of Emergency Program One. (The Parting of the Ways)
  • In the hologram, The Master references the Founding Fathers of Gallifrey. (The Ancestor Cell, The Infinity Doctors)
  • The Doctor recalls hearing about the Timeless Child from the Remnants. (The Ghost Monument)
  • The Doctor tells her companions that she comes from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. (Pyramids of Mars, attack of the Cybermen, Voyage of the Damned, The Day of the Doctor)
  • The Doctor states that she stole her TARDIS and ran away from Gallifrey. (The War Games, Logopolis, The Five Doctors, Remembrance of the Daleks, The Sound of Drums, The Doctor’s Wife, The Name of the Doctor, Heaven Sent, The Beginning)
  • The Doctor has a conversation with Graham through a tape. The Tenth Doctor did much the same with Sally Sparrow. (Blink)
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