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* MaleGaze: Peri has had ''less than four minutes'' of screen time before she's in a bikini, with a long close-up shot of her body before panning up to her face. Unfortunately this set a precedent for pretty much her entire tenure on the show.

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* MaleGaze: Peri has had ''less than four minutes'' of screen time before she's in a bikini, with a long close-up shot of her body before panning up to her face. Unfortunately this This set a precedent for pretty much her entire tenure on the show.


* DarkAndTroubledPast: the Turlough brothers

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: the The Turlough brothers


* FanService: This episode is pretty much the apotheosis of Creator/JohnNathanTurner's "something for the dads" policy. Although the costumes of some of the male characters are more revealing than usual, making it more equal opportunity.

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* FanService: This episode is pretty much the apotheosis of Creator/JohnNathanTurner's "something for the dads" policy. Although it certainly gives "something for the costumes of some of the male characters are more revealing than usual, making it more equal opportunity.mums" - Turlough in speedos and a soaked shirt, anyone?


* ShutUpHannibal: See the page quote. Especially good as the Master was trying to hypnotize Peri at the time. It is also the only time he ever fails to hypnotize a human being straight out, and no reason for this is ever given. Apart from the fact that she can shout just as loud as he can.

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* ShutUpHannibal: See the page quote. Especially good as the Master was trying to hypnotize Peri at the time. It is also the only time he ever fails to hypnotize a human being straight out, and no reason for this is ever given. Apart from the fact that she can shout just as loud as he can. Though strictly speaking it's not the Master, but Kamelion as the Master who fails to hypnotise Peri.


* AbsentMindedProfessor: Having a drink at a cafe, the Doctor runs off when his tracker activates, leaving some decidedly non-Earth coins as payment and becoming an unintentional dine and dasher.



* ForgivenessRequiresDeath: Timanov and the elders choose to remain on Sarn and perish.



* ILied: Kamelion as the Master promises the Sarns treasure if only they'lll help him get into his TARDIS. He makes for the door immediately, ignoring Timarov's shouts, and gloatingly insults his gullibility.



* MaleGaze: The ''very first shot'' of Peri is a long, slow pan up her bikini-clad body in close-up. Unfortunately this set a precedent for pretty much her entire tenure on the show.

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* MaleGaze: The ''very first shot'' of Peri is has had ''less than four minutes'' of screen time before she's in a long, slow pan up bikini, with a long close-up shot of her bikini-clad body in close-up.before panning up to her face. Unfortunately this set a precedent for pretty much her entire tenure on the show.


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* OhCrap: The Doctor's life is saved when one of the Sarns [[TakingTheBullet "is killed defending him"]]. And then the Master-controlled Kamelion appears on the scene...


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** Distinctly non-American phrases like "do a bunk" don't help either.


* MarkOfShame: The Turlough brothers.

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* MarkOfShame: The It's revealed that Turlough brothers.has one of these on his arm marking him as a political prisoner on Trion. His brother has the same mark, but grew up believing it made him TheChosenOne since that was how the locals of the planet he landed on regarded him.


* ShoutOut: There are parallels with the ''Literature/{{She}}'', whose title character renews herself periodically by bathing in a magic flame.

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* ShoutOut: There are parallels with the novel ''Literature/{{She}}'', whose title character renews herself periodically by bathing in a magic flame. flame.


* AbsenteeActor: The only story in Creator/PeterDavison's entire run to not feature an appearance from Janet Fielding as Tegan, who departed in the previous story but would go on to make a cameo appearance with the rest of the Fifth Doctor's companions in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani The Caves of Androzani".

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* AbsenteeActor: The only story in Creator/PeterDavison's entire run to not feature an appearance from Janet Fielding as Tegan, who departed in the previous story but would go on to make a cameo appearance with the rest of the Fifth Doctor's companions in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani The Caves of Androzani".Androzani]]".

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* AbsenteeActor: The only story in Creator/PeterDavison's entire run to not feature an appearance from Janet Fielding as Tegan, who departed in the previous story but would go on to make a cameo appearance with the rest of the Fifth Doctor's companions in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani The Caves of Androzani".


* AbusiveParents: While sleeping in the TARDIS, Peri has a [[BadDreams nightmare]] about her stepfather, begging him "I-I'm sorry Howard. I didn't mean it. No Howard, p-please don't leave me alone! Do-don't turn out the lights! HOWWAAAARD!".
** WordOfGod has it that she was just reliving a childhood nightmare of being afraid of the dark, inspired by the author's own kid. The Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse, however, took those lines and ran with them, including a reveal that Peri's step father molested her as a child.


* AdaptationExpansion: The novelisation adds a scene where Turlough finds the graves of his parents.

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* ShutUpHannibal: See the page quote. Especially good as the Master was trying to hypnotize Peri at the time. It is also the only time he ever fails to hypnotize a human being straight out, and no reason for this is ever given. Apart from the fact that she can shout just as loud as he can.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Peri is introduced with a closeup of her in a bikini, indicating [[MsFanservice what kind of companion she is]].

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The one with a bite-sized Master.

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