Days left till the 50th: 63
Episodes watched: 40
Today’s Episode: Sound of the Drums
Writer: Russell T. Davies
I’ve never been a big fan of this episode. It reveals the arch of the season quite well, the whole “Vote Saxon” posters that we have been seeing whenever Martha returns home. Heck, they have even shown up in a few Torchwood episodes as well. So, we now know the Master whom was the Professor in Utopia is now Harold Saxon, just got voted in as Prime Minister. He managed to get people to vote for him using this drumbeat in the background of the cell phone network he created..
Thus.. The Doctor goes on this long tirade explaining whom he is.. and how he knows him back on Gallifrey, whilst hiding out from him with Martha and Jack. It’s just a long slow middle episode that leads us to another cliff hanger.. where the creatures the Master made run wild killing everyone, Doctor is made to be really old, Jack is imprisoned to die again and again, Martha’s family is enslaved, and Martha is walking the earth… trying to fight to find her way back. Seems almost impossible to win, eh? We’ll see what deus ex machina Russell T. Davies comes up with to get the Doctor and Gang out of this one.