With Lucie captured by the Daleks, she's forced to broadcast a description of the Doctor so he can be found. A giant ponce with stupid hippie hair and a ridiculous coat, about the same age as her dad, she comments.
Martez turns out to have been making Daleks out of humans. These new Daleks quickly go into existential crisis and start a war with the regular ones. Since the regular ones are weak and on the verge of dying, they needed the help of the humans, which explains their unusual guile.
The human Daleks quickly dispose of Martez, who actually manages to be surprised at that. The Doctor decides to side with the regular Daleks
if it helps kill the new ones (after all, having one
race of Daleks in the galaxy is bad enough). An all-out war begins, in which Tom Cardwell's plan turns out to have consisted of just killing everything. The Doctor tells him he's happy that was part of the plan
, because he'd really hate to think that anyone would do something that monumentally stupid by accident
With the Daleks eventually vanquised (and with some liberal Angst
from the Doctor when the Daleks remind him of his own past), the president takes responsibility for her actions. She promises not to be so trusting of helpful aliens in the future.
Acting-President Klint announces to the survivors survivors of Red Rocket Rising that they have been offered help. The transmission cuts as she says the name of their saviours: "Tel—". As of "Human Resources"
, this is confirmed to have been "Telos", the home of the Cybermen.
A female assassin named the Headhunter receives a call about Lucie and merrily goes out to track her down. Lucie seems to have a connection to the Time Lords, and she can't remember a thing. The Time Lords have also helpfully put a shield around her home year before saddling the Doctor with her. He's got no other choice for now than to put up with her.
- Absolute Xenophobe: The Daleks, of course.
- Always Chaotic Evil: The Doctor tries to appeal to the dying Dalek Supreme, knowing it won't work. Long experience has taught him that the Daleks are irredeemable, a fact he shares with Martez, warning her that her Daleks will be no different.
- Brain Uploading: How Martez survived.
- Brief Accent Imitation: The Doctor does Dalek.
- Bond One-Liner:
Dalek Supreme: YOU-WILL...BE...
The Doctor: You will not be.
- Call Back: The Doctor asks if the Daleks are fighting Mechanoids, Movellians or themselves.
- Call Forward: An unintentional one, the Dalek Supreme is gold and crimson.
- The Daleks start flight by shouting E-LE-VATE.
- Colony Drop: How the Daleks wreck the environment on the planet, by steering an asteroid into the planet.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Tom Cardwell. He's largely correct.
- Dead Person Impersonation: Dr. Martez as Asher.
- Downer Ending: The Daleks may have been defeated but the planet is still in ruins and it is implied the Cybermen are about to arrive on the planet.
- Fantastic Racism: Well, the Daleks towards the new Daleks, obviously.
- Foreshadowing: The first Eighth Doctor adventure after the 2005 Doctor Who revival series, it's never quite mentioned who the Daleks had been fighting...
- He later employs the phrase "Unending war! Which can destroy EVERYTHING."
- From Bad to Worse: Red Rocket Rising is in ruins and the survivors are forced to rebuild. How can it get any worse? A Cyberman invasion, that's how.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Tom tries to pull one.
- History Repeats: The Doctor has seen the creation of the Daleks before, and regrets not averting it when he had the chance. He won't sit by and watch it happen again.
- Knight Templar: Martez thinks that converting the humans on Red Rocket Rising is for the best of them, and doesn't understand why they would team up with the original Daleks to fight his mutant Daleks.
- Master Race: The Daleks are so committed to this vision of themselves that even fellow Daleks created by Martez are deemed not pure enough.
- My God Whathave I Done: Martez when he realizes his Daleks have been slaughtering human beings.
- Ramming Always Works: The Daleks decide to drop their ship ontop of the mutant Dalek point of origin to wipe them out.
- Take Me to Your Leader: The Doctor quips this to the Daleks.
- Tinfoil Hat
- Title Drop:
Dalek: WE CAME TO EN-SURE THAT THE BLOOD OF THE DALEKS REMAINS PURE.
- Waistcoat of Style: Lucie describes the Doctor with one. But isn't impressed with it.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The Doctor helps the Daleks get rid of the new breed of Daleks, and Klint calls him out on this. He points out that the humans stuck as the mutant Daleks are in a perpetual state of pain, and that the current group of Daleks is bad enough, and it's hardly a good idea to have two.
- X-Ray Sparks: Tom describes the Daleks' weapons' effects on human beings this way.