The Doctor’s Meditation
15 September 2015
|Written by||Steven Moffat|
|Directed by||Ed Bazalgette|
|Produced by||Derek Ritchie|
In a castle in Essex in 1138, The Doctor is mating. As Bors runs in, the Time Lord stirs, and asks Bors how many days he’d been there. Bors says about three hours, to which The Doctor becomes very sullen. Bors asked The Doctor if he had another friend. The Doctor, unsatisfied with the quality of his chalice of water, exits the castle to build a well.
Bors and his men begin to dig a well on The Doctor’s orders. Five days later, they have tried eleven different spots and none of them have yielded water. Seven days later, they finally dig a well. Bors offers The Doctor a bucket of it. Uninterested, The Doctor suggests a visitor’s center for the well. Bors drops the bucket back down the well, deeply frustrated by The Doctor’s actions.
Five days later, The Doctor is practicing his magic tricks. Bors alerts him to the fact that his order for the throne room extension has been filled – except for the sun-roof since nobody knows what a sun-roof is. The Doctor, in an attempt to test his magic, asks Bors where the coin he had been practicing with is, to which Bors replies that it was still in his right hand.
Frustrated, The Doctor protests, bluffing that the coin is not there. Bors continues to question him on what his presence means. The Doctor admits that he is not an idiot, as he had originally thought.
Four days later, Bors prepares The Doctor’s final meditation, he and the Time Lord converse, The Doctor claiming that he only has one day left and must genuinely dedicate some time to thought. Bors replies that he believes The Doctor incapable of silence. Bors leaves The Doctor, only for The Doctor to call him back a few moments later, to offer him a joust. Bors stands his ground, demanding an answer or he will not leave the room, intending to force The Doctor to tell him his story.
The Time Lord states that he recently let someone down, he found a battlefield, and although he had come across many battlefields, this one would be his last.
On another world, soldiers are preparing for war…