Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords
First off. Russell T. Davies is a very lucky man, for including that last image of someone (presumably Lucy) picking up the Master’s ring from the pyre, because that’s all we need to know that he’ll be back — he fuck-all better be. One does not bring The Master back just to whack him.
John Simm better be back, too–and I expect a mustache and goatee next time. Sure, it’s about time The Master had himself an erratic regeneration–that’s what he gets for stealing bodies, shit happens–but the Master needs his evil mustache and goatee.
When he offered Lucy a Jelly Baby, I about died. XD
Overall … not as strong as Blink or Utopia, I thought, and the Doctor’s recovery was a bit too deus ex machina. Clap your hands, and Tinkerbell will be well again. Feh. Coulda been done better–not that I know how off the top of my head, but it coulda been.
Could’ve knocked me over with a feather at “I forgive you,”, though. Dayamn.
One presumes the Master’s return will be worthy … ‘course, becoming PM and having the President vaporized, that was impressive. I notice they were extremely careful to ensure that “Harold Saxon” was not identifiable as Tory or Labour or Lib Dem or even tending to have drawn his support from one or two of those parties.
Reality check: okay, I know I’m a Yank, but I also know that one doesn’t get elected PM, one is the head of a party that needs to take an absolute majority, or at least be the largest bloc of a coalition government. WTF, Russ? Or is this going to be a “repeat to yourself it’s just a show, I should really just relax” thing?
And thank you, Russell, for resisting the temptation to make them brothers, or any other sort of kin.
“They called me the Face of Boe.” AAAAAAAAAAIIEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! *plotz*
Yeah, kinda disjointed.
It just dawned on me that Lucy would have been in custody most likely after shooting The Master. What if the red-nailed hand collecting The Master’s ring was… The Rani? YIKE!