It’s been six months since Bill Potts made a deal with the devil – or, at the very least, the Monks – to save the Doctor’s life, surrendering control of Earth to the Monks in the process. They’ve rewritten history in their favor: the entire population of the human race now believes that the Monks have been an integral part of their history since life first evolved, and Memory Crimes task forces round up anyone who can actually remember that the Monks have been on Earth for less than a year. Anyone except Bill, though she still lives in fear of being discovered, until Nardole knocks on the door. The Doctor has been seen only in propaganda broadcasts reinforcing the Monks’ narrative, but Nardole has tracked down the source of those broadcasts – a prison ship anchored near Scotland – and he’s found a sympathetic supply ship captain who will take them to that ship to free the Doctor. But freeing the Doctor alone isn’t all the needs to happen to rid Earth of the Monks. The Doctor needs another mind as powerful as his…and that means freeing Missy from the Vault. But her first piece of advice – to kill whoever surrendered Earth to the Monks – is a non-starter for everyone…except Bill.
written by Toby Whithouse
directed by Wayne Yip
music by Murray Gold
Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Emma Handy (Bill), Beatrice Curnew (Group Commander), Stewart Wright (Alan), Solomon Israel (Richard), Jamie Hill (Monk), Rosie Jane (Bill’s Mum)
LogBook entry by Earl Green