Death of the Doctor
Nightmare in Silver
Death of the Doctor
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The most obvious thing to note about the Shansheeth is that their essential goal – to avert death across the universe – was something that The Doctor may have agreed with in principle, if it weren’t for the fact that their methods for doing so involved violating the Laws of Time and stealing
Karim subsequently contacted some of the Doctor’s old
After Jo Jones – formerly Jo Grant – arrived at the funeral, she and Sarah quickly bonded over their time with The Doctor, realising that both of them believed that the funeral was a fake. While the two women returned to their temporary quarters to brainstorm which of the Doctor’s enemies would have something to gain by faking his death, the Shansheeth concluded that Jo and Sarah – the ‘wise women’ – possessed the strongest memories of the Doctor.
To this end, the Shansheeth attempted to use their music to ‘prompt’ the two companions’ memories of the Doctor, only for Sarah’s friends
Although the Shansheeth attempted to shoot The Doctor, the artron exchange was still unstable, resulting in the weapon they used against The Doctor being ‘cut off’ when Clyde returned to
As The Doctor continued to switch between Earth and the Wasteland, he was able to take Jo and Sarah with him to the Wasteland to perfect the artron exchange, allowing him to return to Earth without having to switch places with Clyde. Although the Shansheeth managed to capture Jo and Sarah while The Doctor was occupied with rescuing Clyde, Rani and Santiago after they were trapped in an air vent – Karim simply scorning The Doctor’s decision to save the children rather than the world, The Doctor was nevertheless able to save the children before tracking the Shansheeth to the room where his ‘funeral’ had taken place. As Karim revealed that the Shansheeth possessed the TARDIS, Jo and Sarah were connected to the Shansheeth memory weave, a device that would recreate the TARDIS key from their memories, the Shansheeth intending to use the TARDIS to prevent the loss of life by travelling to all scenes of death, changing history on a massive scale. As The Doctor, Clyde, Rani and Santiago tried to access the room with the memory weave, Jo and Sarah fought to avoid thinking about the
Just as the key was beginning to take shape, The Doctor was able to activate the room’s communication systems, instructing Jo and Sarah to focus on all their memories of their travels with him, the scale of memories being sent into the wave disrupting the Shansheeth’s efforts to recreate the key. With the memory weave unable to adapt to the wide variety of memories being sent into it, the system eventually overloaded, preventing the Shansheeth from recreating the key.
As the memory weave exploded, Sarah and Jo were able to hide in the lead-lined coffin that had been allegedly provided for The Doctor, protecting them from the explosion while leaving Karim and the Shansheeth to die in the explosion. After the TARDIS took Sarah and her friends back home, Sarah’s computer Mr Smith clarified that the Shansheeth they had faced here were a renegade group, assuring Rani that the Shansheeth high command had condemned the actions of the group they had faced and sent them their apologies for recent events.