After returning from another brush with death in Antarctica, Sarah, Josh and Will pry into a research company with ties to Hilda Winters – and to the secret society that has twice tried to kill Sarah. Protests fill the streets outside the company’s research center, where Josh finds his environmentalist friend Maude worried about her daughter, who managed to get inside the building but never returned. Will uses his medical credentials to gain access to the center, only to discover that he is expected. Sir Donald Wakefield, a terminally ill multimillionaire who has made recent news headlines by planning to be on the first passenger flight into space, contacts Sarah and reveals that he heads up another faction of the secret society, and warns her that one of her closest friends has orders to kill her. When the society’s more violent faction starts a countdown to the release of a deadly bio-engineered plague, they name their price for stopping the outbreak: Sarah must lay down her life willingly.
Cast: Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith), Jeremy James (Josh), Tom Chadbon (Will Sullivan), Shaun Ley (Newsreader), Jacqueline Pearce (The Keeper), David Gooderson (Dexter), Patricia Leventon (Maude), Katarina Olsson (Emily), Stephen Greif (Sir Donald Wakefield)
Notes: As it turns out, the secret society was founded based on a misinterpretation of journals written by Duke Giuliano after he met Sarah herself – a herald from his own future – in the televised adventure Masque Of Mandragora.
LogBook entry by Earl Green