The Valeyard’s true identity revealed, a surprise Master appearance, and a trial finale that would not hold up in court
The trial of, and our time with, the Sixth Doctor are coming to an end. Doc sticks to his guns, and yet again insists that the Matrix has been tampered with, calling into question the validity of the so-called evidence against him. Extra Time Lord character of the week, The Keeper of the Matrix, of course insists this is impossible. Great argument, guy. Nevertheless, there’s a bit of a stalemate. Good thing the Master pops up on the screen then to handily prove that the Matrix security is about as good as a “keep out” sign, because he’s been hanging around in there all this time!
Another thing the Master’s been working on is sending Sabalom Glitz and Mel Bush to the trial as witnesses for the Doc’s defence. Yes, you heard that correctly, the Master wants Doc to win this one. To clarify, as things transpire, he’d quite like Doc and the Valeyard to strangle each other in a deathly mud wrestling match. Hot. And so, as we all knew it would, a season of Judge Judy, however entertaining, must inevitably transform into a tangled mess of Scooby Doo tropes, as Doc and the Valeyard play Who’s Imagination is this Anyway across time, space and reality.