A Town Called Mercy
15 September 2012
|Written by||Toby Whithouse|
|Directed by||Saul Metzstein|
|Produced by||Marcus Wilson|
Missing Mexico by 200 miles, the Eleventh Doctor ends up in Mercy, Nevada, where something’s not quite right… The locals are hostile to strangers, and a border of stone and wood surrounds the town. As The Doctor soon finds out, a gunslinger is behind this, and not just an ordinary one.
Garrick Hagon (Abraham) previously played Ky in The Mutants and the Jester in The Axis of Insanity.
This was the first televised Western episode since The Gunfighters in 1966. Across all media, however, it was merely one of many Westerns, and wasn’t even Matt Smith’sfirst foray into the genre, since he had read 2010’s original audio, The Runaway Train. That story even featured Amy, though not Karen Gillan, so it was at least Amy’s second trip to this era.