Asylum of the Daleks
1 September 2012
Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gilan (Amy), Arthur Darvil (Rory)
Jenna-Louise Coleman (Oswin Oswald), Anamaria Marinca (Darla von Karlsen), Naomi Ryan (Cassandra), David Gyasi (Harvey), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Daleks), Barnaby Edwards (Dalek 1), Nicholas Pegg (Dalek 2)
|Written by||Steven Moffat|
|Directed by||Nick Hurran|
|Produced by||Marcus Wilson|
The Doctor, Amy, and Rory are kidnapped by the Daleks, who explain that a planet they use as an asylum for mad Daleks must be destroyed, but to do that its force-field must be disabled. The field has already been ruptured due to the crash-landing of a precocious young woman, Oswin Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman) one year previously. The Daleks provide the three with bracelets to protect them against the planet’s defense system, which will convert any visitors into Dalek puppets.
Althoug they are guided by Oswin, who has hacked into the planet’s systems, the converted remains of Oswin’s crew steal Amy’s bracelet. The Doctor goes to find Oswin, as she claims to be able to disable the planet’s force-field, and Oswin hacks into the Dalek psychic link and erases all memory of the Doctor from the Daleks who had started to advance on him.
The Doctor discovers that Oswin has herself been fully converted into a Dalek, yet she still believes herself to be human. She ultimately realises the truth of her situation, but lowers the force-field and the Doctor, Amy, and Rory escape via teleporter before the planet is destroyed by Daleks. The Doctor returns to the Dalek Parliament to find they have no memory of him due to Oswin’s interference.