Deciding that the easiest way to a pirate’s coronary heart is thru their hoard, the Physician and Yaz hop again into the TARDIS and go on the lookout for the place the vessel went down, arriving in its remaining hours to search out her captain, Ji-Hun, forcing the crew to desert ship on the behest of… Marsissus. His previous self, that's. For a second it regarded like we would get some ‘Metropolis of Dying’-style antics with the identical villain in two time intervals, however the Physician chooses to not stick round.
Their subsequent cease is the ocean mattress, the place the Flor de la Mar is conspicuous by its absence, main Jodie Whittaker to ship line-of-the-episode “No ship, Sherlock!” What is right here, although, is a hungry leviathan summoned by the Sea Devils, and the TARDIS quickly will get chomped and dragged off to their lair.
Dan, in the meantime, has teamed up with Ying Ki, son of the person reduce down by Madam Ching, and collectively they sneak aboard her ship to search out that she’s crusing it solo. They’re instantly captured, after all, and Ching reveals that she’s searching for treasure as a result of her crew have been taken hostage by a rival fleet, together with her two younger sons.
Ching’s ship is an expansive set, and whereas we solely ever see above decks it’s a powerful accomplishment. It's a disgrace that the dearth of a busy pirate crew (a choice doubtlessly influenced by security considerations when filming within the pandemic) means the actors do really feel a bit swamped by their environment. Dan and a reluctant Ying Ki conform to function shipmates, although, which is simply as properly, as Marsissus’ megalodon quickly makes its presence identified… briefly.
A mighty sea battle is to not be, as a single volley of cannon fireplace appears to drive the creature away (despite the fact that it spits the photographs proper again out once more). As a substitute, the beast turns tail and returns to Marsissus – who now has the Physician and Yaz prisoner in his undersea base, together with Ji-Hun in stasis – and the Sea Satan Supreme declares that his pet has lastly positioned the keystone, an object ‘of infinite energy’ that was used to seal him away within the first place.
Subsequent, we get one other of these moments that counsel one other chunk of script was excised. One minute the Physician’s fidgeting with the controls that may make the augmented Flor de la Mar return to the floor – the subsequent, she, Yaz and a miraculously freed Ji-Hun are fleeing the ship, swinging from ropes to reunite with Madam Ching and the others. We didn’t see them escape from Marsissus, we simply should presume that they did as a result of, properly, right here they're. There’s no operating down corridors this week.