|Jamie, the Doctor, Victoria|
After wading through a large amount of sea foam, they find a box and the Doctor opens it using...the sonic screwdriver! The design is more simple than later sonic screwdrivers. He says it operates using sound waves. Anyway, they get taken inside a gas refinery and then sea foam goes insane, gets inside, and tries to get Victoria.
The Doctor insists to Robson, head of the pumping operation, that he heard something in the pipes that could be a heartbeat. Other people have heard it, too. Robson says it's a mechanical fault and they aren't turning off the flow.
The Doctor and Victoria do some tests and determine that the weed is alive. Wouldn't it be alive anyway, since it's a plant? Hm. Meanwhile, some creepy people are going around spewing toxic gas and knocking people out.
This episode is pretty slow, even by early Doctor Who standards. Victoria is freaking out the entire time about how they're always in danger. It's heavy-handed foreshadowing of the fact that this is her last story. After the Doctor defeats the weed creature, she decides to stay with a couple at the refinery.
Companions: Jamie, Victoria
Episode: #42, "Fury from the Deep," six parts
Adversary: Weed creature
Classic Lines: Victoria: "Every time we go anywhere, something awful happens...Why can't we go anywhere pleasant? Where there's no fighting. Just peace and happiness."Tuck This Away to Impress Your Friends: This episode is the first time the Doctor uses the sonic screwdriver.
Next Up: "The Wheel in Space"