17 December 2012
|Written by||Steven Moffat|
|Directed by||Saul Metzstein|
|Produced by||Marcus Wilson & Sanne Wohlenberg|
Madame Vastra, accompanied by her loyal companions Jenny Flint and Strax, is called upon to investigate a Victorian murder mystery. But where is the Doctor?
Another case has been cracked by Madame Vastra; Strax keeps the criminal secure while a Scotland Yard officer, Inspector Gregson, thanks Vastra for her help, commenting how odd Strax looks. Vastra explains the Sontaran’s origins, and hers as well when he asks if the skin condition hurts, mistakenly believing her to be human.
She perplexes him further by saying she fell in love with her assistant Jenny Flint. Departing in a carriage, both are saddened that The Doctor appears unwilling to leave his TARDIS. However, they then both notice something very odd: it is snowing, yet there are no clouds in the sky…
- Vastra Investigates was a mini episode and a prequel to The Snowmen
- Vastra‘s awakening by the construction of the London Underground is again mentioned, as in A Good Man Goes To War.
- Vastra and Jenny reiterate their relationship. (A Good Man Goes to War)
- Inspector Gregson would later appear in Deep Breath.