While Sarah investigates reports of sightings of a ghostly nun at a rest home, an elderly woman gives Luke a talisman and begs him to keep it a secret, instructing him not to “give it to her. Sarah goes to meet the woman, discovering that she knows a surprising amount about alien races – and she is still terrified by the very mention of one of those aliens: the Gorgon. After the talisman is identified as alien technology, a nun comes calling to get the talisman from Luke. He and Clyde refuse to hand it over, and are kidnapped and taken to the nuns’ abbey.
written by Phil Ford
directed by Alice Troughton
music by Sam Watts / title music by Murray Gold
Guest Cast: Joseph Millson (Alan Jackson), Juliet Cowan (Chrissie Jackson), Alexander Armstrong (Mr. Smith), Phyllida Law (Bea Nelson-Stanley), Sarah Crowden (Mrs. Gribbins), Doreen Mantle (Mrs. Randall), Beth Goddard (Sister Helena), Audrey Ardington (The Abbess)
Notes: Bea has apparently met the Sontarans, as has Sarah; Sarah’s first encounter with the third Doctor coincided with a trapped Sontaran’s attempts to escape medieval Earth (Doctor Who: The Time Warrior), and she encountered another Sontaran in the distant future of Earth, shortly after the Doctor’s regeneration (The Sontaran Experiment). After this episode aired, the BBC announced that the Sontarans would make a comeback in the new Doctor Who’s fourth season.
LogBook entry by Earl Green