‘Doctor Who’: ‘Spyfall: Part Two’ Recap: Challenging Situations

Doctor Who continues to delight sci-fi fans. The latest episode, the second in a two-part story, has the Thirteenth Doctor and her companions challenged in ways they never have been before. Doctor Who’s “Spyfall: Part Two” starts with the Doctor and her companions all stuck in difficult situations.

Warning: there are spoilers ahead for Doctor Who: “Spyfall: Part Two.” So for those of you who don’t want to know what happened, stop reading now. If you’ve already seen the episode, or want to know what happened anyway, keep reading!

Two impossible situations in ‘Doctor Who’: ‘Spyfall Part Two’

Mandip Gill, Jodie Whittaker, and Tosin Cole of 'Doctor Who': Spyfall Part Two
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The episode starts with the Doctor and her companions both stuck in seemingly impossible situations. Ryan Sinclair, Graham O’Brien, and Yasmin Khan are stuck on a crashing plane. The Doctor is stuck in the same forest made of wires that Yasmin got stuck in during “Spyfall: Part One.” She is talking to herself and trying to keep her hopes up.

Meanwhile, back on the plane, Ryan, Graham, and Yasmin are trying to avoid crashing. A message from the Doctor pops up on the TV screen and she tells her friends what to do, helping them to get out of their situation. After that, they get off the plane and quickly have to hide from Daniel Barton, the owner of the technology company Vor who is helping the Master and the other aliens with their evil plan.

Hiding in ‘Doctor Who’: ‘Spyfall: Part Two’

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While Ryan, Graham, and Yasmin are hiding from Barton, who eventually tracks their phones, which they then destroy, the Doctor is on an adventure of her own. She’s in the forest full of wires that Yasmin was trapped in but she’s not alone. A woman named Ada Lovelace is in there with her.

The two women talk, Ada convinced that the aliens, known as the Kasaavin, are her “guardians.” The Doctor then grabs Ada’s hand and is transported to 19th century London. Unfortunately, the Master finds her there. He uses his tissue compression device to kill several people and makes the Doctor kneel for him.

Luckily, Ada uses a nearby device to throw things at the Master and she and the Doctor manage to escape. The Doctor uses the Kasaavin to get out of the 19th century, but Ada grabs her hand at the last minute and is transported along with the Doctor to World War II era-Paris. Here the Doctor and Ada Lovelace meet Noor Inayat Khan, a British spy who helps them hide from and eventually at least temporarily defeat the Master.

Master plan unraveled

The Doctor agrees to meet the Master on top of the Eiffel Tower. While they’re talking, the Master asks if the Doctor has been back home to Gallifrey lately. With help from Noor, the Doctor is able to make it look like the Master is a British spy, which ends in him getting captured by Nazi soldiers he was previously working with. With the Master at least temporarily taken care of, the Doctor, Ada, and Noor break into the Master’s TARDIS and use it to get back to the 21st century.

Now that the Doctor is back where she needs to be, Doctor Who: “Spyfall: Part Two” begins to unravel the Master’s plan. It turns out that the Master is only using the Kasaavin as a means to an end and plans on getting rid of them afterward. The Doctor reveals this and the Master is trapped in the same place the Doctor and Yasmin were, the Kasaavin’s dimension. The Doctor then finds her TARDIS and drops Noor and Ada back in their proper time periods, but not before erasing their memories of the adventures they had with her.

Haunted by the Master’s words about Gallifrey, the Doctor takes a visit to her home planet. She finds it burned and the Master sends her a message: he burned their home and everything that the Doctor thinks she knows about Time Lords is wrong because of someone called the Timeless Child being a lie.

The Doctor finally reveals to her companions who she is and where she comes from, and they’re satisfied. But what will happen next?