By Richard Sellers
Captain Turner (who just happens to have a crush on Isobel) comes to the rescue of the three impetuous youths and it only costs one soldier’s life. The Captain’s men were able to take down a couple Cyber-men, but considering the had to use five grenades to do it , they might be in over their heads. They semi-triumphant group returns to UNIT H.Q.to plan their next move.
Meanwhile Watkins delivers his finished machine to Vaughn, but instead of praising the man he tell him to go back to and start mass producing them. Watkins demands that his niece be released before his starts. Vaughn only laughs and confesses that they don’t have Isobel. This enrages Watkins who threatens to kill Vaughn. The mad CEO hands the professor a pistol and dares him to try. Watkins obliges him and shoots him three times in the neck, but Vaughn simply shrugs it off as his whole body has been except his brain has been replaced by the Cybermen. The poor scientist passes out and Vaughn orders his guards to take him to the factory.
Unit spies see Watkins being taken from the offices and Captain Turner leads a successful off camera rescue mission. With Watkins help The Doctor figures out that the radio that Vaughn gave Jamie contains circuitry designed to help the Cyber-men take over people’s minds. Armed with this knowledge they start putting together small jamming devices for the UNIT personal.
None too soon as the invasion soon starts and people start succumbing to Cyber-men control as hundreds of Cyber-men emerge from London’s sewers. On top of that it seems The Doctor’s jammer malfunctions and he collapses.
For such a long arch (still two more to go) this one is keeping a pretty good pace and Vaughn is one the best villains this show has had to offer up to this point.
Doctor Who #225 S06E03P06/ The Invasion part 6
Original air date: December 7th, 1968
4/5 exciting unseen rescues
As Always, Richard