The Eighth Doc and Tamsin match wits with a felonious Monk and his baritone protégé
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Oh Brother, Timothy has come a cropper, wing-boned by a Vortisaur, after hours in the library of Kells Abbey in 1006, as Norse King Sitric rides from Dublin to inspect the ornate Book of Kells, upon its long-awaited completion.
Nary a moment has passed since the friar’s fatal frying when, out of a TARDIS glowing blue-hot, The Eighth Doctor and Tamsin Drew stagger straight into a plot to pilfer the book. At least one of the monks is not what he seems, and our time-travelling duo are caught in the meddle.
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I’ve been waiting several incarnations of the Doctor for a straight historical and I felt like I almost had it. I loooooved when Doc1 or Doc2 would get stuck in historical events. However, when The Monk came on board I was not disappointed. He really starts to tie the story arch of this series together. I really enjoyed the ensemble cast as well. Of them I give high praise to Terrence Hardiman (who plays Rassilon in the Gallifrey Audio Range) and Jim Carter (whose only other who connection is that his wife did voice work in The Girl Who Waited). I still dislike Tamsin but we’ve got progress because I didn’t say hate.
Spoiler: She finally grows on me and I’ll have good things to say about her at the end of the series.
Highest rating yet this series: 3.3