July 1, 2016

Doctor Who: The Highlanders

Jamie is here! Jamie is here! All four episodes of this story are missing, so I had to watch a reconstruction. The quality was horrible, but at least it was something.

I was so excited for Jamie's first episode. I think I psyched myself up too much for it. It was okay, but I did like it. It had Jamie! Jamie is great, and he only gets better as he grows into the role and travels with the Doctor. The Doctor spends most of the story disguising himself as a German and then as a woman, and it's kind of ridiculous. I feel like he isn't even in the story that much. So the Doctor, Polly, and Ben arrive during the Battle of Culloden and come across Jamie, his Laird, and his Laird's daughter. The men are captured by the Redcoats and hijinks ensue.

The Doctor and Jamie

The Scots end up sailing a boat to France to escape. Jamie stays behind to help the Dcotor, Polly, and Ben find the TARDIS, so he misses the trip. In the end, they invite him to join them on their travels, and he accepts.


Doctor: Second
Companions: Jamie, Polly, Ben
Episode: #31, "The Highlanders," four parts
Adversary: the Redcoats 
Classic Lines: Polly, to Kirsty (the Laird's daughter): "Oh, not again! Don't the women of your age do anything but cry?!"
Tuck This Away to Impress Your Friends: When the Doctor is pretending to be German, he introduces himself as "Doktor von Wer," which roughly means "Doctor from Who." Also, Jamie was a piper for the Laird.
Next Up: "The Underwater Menace"

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