Episode 5

Dark SeasonMarcie and Thomas explore the dark tunnels beneath the dig site, finding abandoned Ministry of Defense facilities rather than the Celtic catacombs spoken of by Miss Pendragon. When Pendragon and her followers corner the two teens underground, it becomes clear that Thomas is the prize, and Marcie makes a run for it with incriminating evidence in hand. She’s unaware that Reet and Miss Maitland have also gotten their hands on documents from the dig site, finding that the Behemoth – whatever it is – is buried underground, with the school built on top of it. Miss Pendragon and her guards take Thomas to an enormous underground chamber, the home of the Behemoth – a never-finished battle computer built under Miss Pendragon’s direction until the government caught wind of her fascist ideals and shut the project down. Behemoth needs a human brain to fulfill its function, and Thomas uses a moment of confusion to shove Miss Pendragon herself into the machine. But her followers continue talking about an illustrious leader. At the school, a car pulls up, and that leader steps out: Mr. Eldritch is back.

Dark Seasonwritten by Russell T. Davies
directed by Colin Cant
music by David Ferguson

Cast: Martina Berne (Inga), Ben Chandler (Thomas), Brigit Forsyth (Miss Maitland), Victoria Lambert (Marcie), Grant Parsons (Mr. Eldritch), Jacqueline Pearce (Miss Pendragon), Stephen Tredre (Luke), Kate Winslet (Reet)

LogBook entry by Earl Green