The Doctor joins a Viking Highlander on a heist plotted by The Lion King
The Twelfth Doctor has been led by his aptly named curioscanner on a solo mission to England in 1651, to track down an exoplanetary artefact of deadliest purple. But there’s a brigand lurking in this particular forest of the night – a former Viking!
Ashildr, now hundreds of years old, amnesiac and disillusioned, has teamed up with mysterious leonine fire-belching Voord-hider extraordinaire, Leandro, and is about to pull off one last, big score before she can finally blast off this boring rock.
Seemingly serendipitously stumbling upon each other, mid-penultimate-heist, Doc and Ashildr, now rebranded as “Me!” team up, though Doc hopes to evoke in his won’t-be companion a sense of decency and nostalgia. Also, the world is at stake.