Planet Gallifrey: The Unquiet Dead

Monday, July 2

The Unquiet Dead

Episode Location: Earth, Cardiff 1869
Aliens/Enemies: The Gelth
New Characters: Charles Dickens, Gwyneth, Sneed
Gadgets Used: None
Episode Objective: To discover what is making dead people walk, try and help the Gelth, and stop the Gelth when they become evil.

Bullet-Point Plot
  • Sneed owns a morgue
  • Gwyneth works there
  • His corpses sometimes go a-walking...
  • The Doctor tries to take Rose to Napals in 1860
  • They arrive in Cardiff 1869
  • Rose is disappointed...
  • Charles Dickens is going on stage
  • He's very depressed
  • And believes his life is now pointless...
  • He sees an audience member glowing blue
  • It is one of Sneed's corpses...
  • The Doctor and Rose arrive
  • The Doctor questions Dickens
  • Sneed and Gwyneth take the corpse
  • Rose chases after them...
  • The strange blue ghost disappears into the gas lights
  • Rose is chloroformed by Sneed...
  • When she wakes up, she is in the morgue
  • Two corpses approach her threateningly
  • The Doctor turns up and confronts the corpses...
  • They tell him they are failing and ask for help
  • They turn into gas and disappear into the lighting...
  • Gwyneth and Rose get all chummy.
  • Gwyneth has a slight psychic tendency
  • Almost a 'second sight' due to being brought up on the rift...
  • They hold a séance
  • The blue ghosts reveal themselves to be The Gelth
  • Their home and bodies were destroyed in the Time War
  • They ask for help...
  • They describe how Gwyneth can be used to open the rift
  • And how they can use the corpses as new bodies...
  • Rose is against it
  • The Doctor is for it
  • Rose is against it again
  • Gwyneth is for it
  • Dickens doesn't believe any of it...
  • It is discovered that the Gelth were lying
  • They were planning to take over the bodies of Earth
  • Dickens realizes the gas can be used to stop the Gelth
  • He turns up all of the gas lamps
  • The Gelth are sucked back into the houses gas system...
  • The Doctor realizes Gwyneth is already dead
  • Gwyneth takes a match and blows up the house...
  • Dickens now has a new faith in life
  • He laughs merrily as the TARDIS vanishes...
Best Bits
- The Doctor and Dickens' conversation
- The final appearance of the Gelth
- The fact that Dickens is happy at the end
- Rose's rant, slapping Sneed, and the Doctor grinning in the background

Favorite Quotes
The Doctor: Go out there dressed like that, you'll start a riot... There's a wardrobe through there. First left, second right, third room on the left, go straight ahead, under the stairs, past the bins, fifth door on your left. Hurry up!
The Doctor: I'm the Doctor, by the way.
Charles Dickens
: A Doctor? You look more like a navvy.
The Doctor
: [exasperated] What's wrong with this jumper?
The Doctor
: Honestly, Charles. Er, can I call you Charles? I'm such a big fan.
: Er.. your a... what? Big what?
The Doctor
: Fan. Number one fan, that's me.
: How exactly are you a fan? In what way do you resemble the means of keeping oneself cool?
Gelth: The Time War. The whole universe convulsed. The Time War raged, invisible to smaller species but devastating to higher forms. Our bodies wasted away.
The Doctor: Nothing is safe, remember that. Nothing.
The Doctor: I saw the Fall of Troy! World War Five! I was pushing boxes at the Boston Tea Party! Now I'm gonna die in a dungeon... [makes a face] in Cardiff!
The Doctor
: I'm so glad I met you.
: Me too.


Doctor who fan said...

the gelth wake the dead people up that would bring them back to life