A Robocop prequel unfolds as The Doctor turns innocent bystanders into human shields to protect a fellow war criminal
The Doctor, Amy and Rory aim for Mexico, but thanks to Rory’s one act of agency in this episode, via some misplaced breadcrumbs, they end up in the desert nowhere-town of Mercy, population 81.
They ain’t the first cowpokes to mosey on into this town, nor even the first inter-spatial apothecary. Years prior, a Doctor / mad scientist from the planet Kahler crashed, strung up a few lightbulbs, cured your garden-variety cholera and wowed those hicks.
Once across the suspiciously makeshift town borders, there’s no getting back out again, though, because a robot gunslinger stalks the badlands surrounding Mercy, ready to arm-cannon any bad hombre with a face tattoo.
With the real sheriff out of action, the magnificent 11 sports a badge and a stetson, and must think of a plan before high noon, or them folks gonna be all out o’ mercy.