The Passenger


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Regular Cast

Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Mara voice), Peter Davison (Trailer Voice Over)


Written by Pete McTighe
Directed by Pete McTighe
Produced by TBA


Tegan receives a message from someone saying “Blue box.” Tegan replies asking where and who, but receives only “Tonight. The fairground.”

That night at the fairground she reunites with an older Nyssa, confused as to how she came to Earth from Terminus, but Nyssa explains she hitched a ride and indicates the TARDIS. Nyssa offers her the chance to travel again and Tegan enters the TARDIS…

Inside is a dark void and Tegan is met by a pale version of herself. This Tegan offers her the change to fulfill all her desires as she hears Nyssa’s voice calling for her. Tegan refuses and her double morphs into the Mara and threatens to consume her-

Tegan wakes with a start in her bed. After looking around the room and seeing everything is fine, she stands before her mirror and defiantly tells the Mara it’s seen everything she faced and it’s nothing: “Back in your box.” She leaves and the skull of a snake appears in the mirror before it cracks and shatters…


  • Tegan remembers leaving Nyssa on Terminus, (Terminus) although another account shows Nyssa eventually leaving in E-Space. (The Entropy Plague)
  • Tegan previously met an older Nyssa. (Cobwebs)
    Tegan has met the Thirteenth Doctor. (The Power of the Doctor)
  • The Mara resurfaces in Tegan mind for the fourth time. (Kinda, Snakedance, The Cradle of the Snake)
  • The Mara is still with Tegan, which as she feared, is like a terminal disease that could resurface at any time. (Goth Opera)
  • The Fifth Doctor had previously speculated that the Mara would leave some part of itself in those it had possessed. (The Cradle of the Snake)
  • This is the first live-action appearance of Nyssa since Dimensions in Time.


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