By Richard Sellers
A stark raving mad Gond (I had to write that, it just sound too absurd not to) attacks the metal snake and is zapped and killed by some sort of laser. The snake retreats and The Doctor says he thinks its because the machine thought it killed him.
Everyone retreats from the hall, but soon Zoe gets the idea to take the Kroton’s test herself. She passes with better scores than anyone before, but comes away with an almost brainwashed affinity for the Krotons. The Doctor and one of the Gonds arrive just in time to stop her from entering the door and The Doctor is able to snap her out of the Kroton’s control. He chastises her, but soon realizes it might be the only way into the Kroton’s domain. He too takes the test and scores even better than Zoe after a rough start.
The Doctor and Zoe pass through the door way and find two chairs waiting for them. As soon as they sit down they are bombarded with strange lights and noises. When the lights stop they find that one of the walls is missing and in its place is a vat of goo that The Doctor says is biological. At this point The Doctor starts acting like he has it all figured out, but fails to let anyone else in on the secret. They escape through the same door they saw the young Gonds exit from and easily avoid the acid.
As this is going on Jamie is trying to pry his way into the Kroton’s door. The giant robotic Krotons finally take notice when The Doctor and Zoe escape and open the door for the Scott. Jamie rushes in and is seized by a robot claw who declare his mind to be weak and his body to be destroyed.
I hate it when The Doctor doesn’t let anyone in on the rest of the story. It doesn’t make him look clever, just makes me feel stupid.
Doctor Who #229 S06E01P02/ The Krotons part 2
Original air date: January 4th, 1969
3/5 unexplained answers
As Always, Richard