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** Captain Avery is a former navyman who became a tough and ruthless, cutthroat pirate after he mutinied, abandoning his wife and son for a life of lawlessness on the seas. Avery's arc over the course of the episode is regaining some of his former nobility, [[PapaWolf tapping into his paternal instincts]] and wrestling with his guilt and greed so he can become the father his son deserves; seemingly forced to choose between his life as a pirate and Toby, when he's already burned too bridges to ever be a normal father. He ultimately gets to have both, as he, his son and his crew take to the stars in the end to explore the great unknown onboard the Siren's ship. He also grows from treating the Doctor with extreme hostility to viewing him as a trusted friend and a fellow captain, softening towards the time lord over the course of their adventure.
** Toby starts the episode having a naive, one-dimensional world-view, typical of a young boy who's been sheltered from the world before now by his mother. He believes his father (who he hasn't seen in years) is a great, honorable navyman and that pirates are evil monsters. Learning his father is a criminal who abandoned his family for gold pretty much destroys Toby's view of the former and complicates his beliefs about the latter. When Avery's leftover greed gets him nabbed by the Siren, Toby is about ready to write his father off as a lost cause, but Avery risking his life to rescue him and choosing to accompany him into space for the rest of his life convinces Toby to give him another chance. By the end of the episode, Toby's hero worship of his father has been broken down and rebuilt into something more realistic, and he seems to have accepted that while pirates are outlaws, they're also still people, since he seems to have intregrated into Avery's crew and even helps them help the Doctor in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]".

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** Captain Avery is a former navyman who became a tough and ruthless, cutthroat pirate after he mutinied, abandoning his wife and son for a life of lawlessness on the seas. Avery's arc over the course of the episode is regaining some of his former nobility, [[PapaWolf tapping into his paternal instincts]] and wrestling with his guilt and greed so he can become the father his son deserves; seemingly forced to choose between his life as a pirate and Toby, when he's already burned too many bridges to ever be a normal father. He ultimately gets to have both, as he, his son and his crew take to the stars in the end to explore the great unknown onboard the Siren's ship. He also grows from treating the Doctor with extreme hostility to viewing him as a trusted friend and a fellow captain, softening towards the time lord over the course of their adventure.
** Toby starts the episode having a naive, one-dimensional world-view, typical of a young boy who's been sheltered from the world before now by his mother. He believes his father (who he hasn't seen in years) is a great, honorable navyman and that pirates are evil monsters. Learning his father is a criminal who abandoned his family for gold pretty much destroys Toby's view of the former and complicates his beliefs about the latter. When Avery's leftover greed gets him nabbed by the Siren, Toby is about ready to write his father off as a lost cause, but Avery risking his life to rescue him and choosing to accompany him into space for the rest of his life convinces Toby to give him another chance. By the end of the episode, Toby's hero worship of his father has been broken down and rebuilt into something more realistic, and he seems to have accepted that while pirates are outlaws, they're also still people, since he seems to have intregrated into Avery's crew and even helps them help aid the Doctor in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]".



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Captain Avery ignores the Doctor's warning to toss out the last of his stolen bounty, which allows the Siren to manifest and capture Toby. As far as anyway knows at the time, she seemingly kills him. The man is horrified and incredibly guilt-ridden afterwards.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Captain Avery ignores the Doctor's warning to toss out the last of his stolen bounty, which allows the Siren to manifest and capture Toby. As far as anyway anyone knows at the time, she seemingly kills him. The man is horrified and incredibly guilt-ridden afterwards.

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* TruthInTelevision: Captain Avery is identifiable as a real-life 17th-century pirate. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Every Henry Every]] was also known as "Long Ben" Avery, and his pirate career is defined by two key facts: In 1695, he committed the largest theft in history by capturing a '''Mogul''' treasure ship, and afterward, he vanished, never being arrested. Hard to hang a pirate when the Doctor's handed him a spaceship!

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** Amy wields a cutlass to fend off the pirates and protect her boys from walking the plank. While she's quite rubbish at using it, she highly enjoyed the experience. A home-made sword would become Amy's weapon of choice when she's left to fend for herself for years in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited The Girl Who Waited]]".


* HeelFaceTurn: Captain Avery starts as a minor antagonist early in the episode, threatening to make the Doctor and his fellow stowaways walk the plank and continually threatening the Doctor with his flintlock. But with the implacable threat of the Siren looming over Avery's crew and son, as well as the Doctor's companions, the two captains put aside their differences and join forces for the rest of the adventure. By the end of the episode, they've become friends, to the point where the Doctor calls upon Avery's help later in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]".

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* HeelFaceTurn: Captain Avery starts as a minor antagonist early in the episode, threatening to make the Doctor and his fellow stowaways walk the plank and continually threatening the Doctor with his flintlock. But with the implacable threat of the Siren looming over Avery's crew and son, as well as the Doctor's companions, the two captains put aside their differences and join forces for the rest of the adventure. By the end of the episode, they've become friends, to the point where Avery worries about the Doctor's companions (as opposed to trying to kill them earlier) and the Doctor calls upon Avery's the Captain's help later in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]".


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* PapaWolf: It takes him a while to get his priorities straight, but by the last act, Captain Avery is willing to risk his life several times to rescue Toby, as well as leave his old life behind on Earth forever so the Siren can tend to Toby.


** Captain Avery is a former navyman who became a tough and ruthless pirate after he mutinied, abandoning his wife and son for a life of lawlessness on the seas. Avery's arc over the course of the episode is regaining some of his former nobility, [[PapaWolf tapping into his paternal instincts]] and wrestling with his guilt and greed so he can become the father his son deserves; seemingly forced to choose between his life as a pirate and Toby, when he's already burned too bridges to ever be a normal father. He ultimately gets to have both, as he, his son and his crew take to the stars in the end to explore the great unknown onboard the Siren's ship. He also grows from treating the Doctor with extreme hostility to viewing him as a trusted friend and a fellow captain, softening towards the time lord over the course of their adventure.
** His son, Toby, starts the episode having a naive, one-dimensional world-view, typical of a young boy who's been sheltered from the world before now by his mother. He believes his father (who he hasn't seen in years) is a great, honorable navyman and that pirates are evil monsters. Learning his father is a criminal who abandoned his family for gold pretty much destroys Toby's view of the former and complicates his beliefs about the latter. When Avery's leftover greed gets him nabbed by the Siren, Toby is about ready to write his father off as a lost cause, but Avery risking his life to rescue him and choosing to accompany him into space for the rest of his life convinces Toby to give him another chance. By the end of the episode, Toby's hero worship of his father has been broken down and rebuilt into something more realistic, and he seems to have accepted that while pirates are outlaws, they're also still people, since he seems to have intregrated into Avery's crew and even helps them help the Doctor in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]".

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** Captain Avery is a former navyman who became a tough and ruthless ruthless, cutthroat pirate after he mutinied, abandoning his wife and son for a life of lawlessness on the seas. Avery's arc over the course of the episode is regaining some of his former nobility, [[PapaWolf tapping into his paternal instincts]] and wrestling with his guilt and greed so he can become the father his son deserves; seemingly forced to choose between his life as a pirate and Toby, when he's already burned too bridges to ever be a normal father. He ultimately gets to have both, as he, his son and his crew take to the stars in the end to explore the great unknown onboard the Siren's ship. He also grows from treating the Doctor with extreme hostility to viewing him as a trusted friend and a fellow captain, softening towards the time lord over the course of their adventure.
** His son, Toby, Toby starts the episode having a naive, one-dimensional world-view, typical of a young boy who's been sheltered from the world before now by his mother. He believes his father (who he hasn't seen in years) is a great, honorable navyman and that pirates are evil monsters. Learning his father is a criminal who abandoned his family for gold pretty much destroys Toby's view of the former and complicates his beliefs about the latter. When Avery's leftover greed gets him nabbed by the Siren, Toby is about ready to write his father off as a lost cause, but Avery risking his life to rescue him and choosing to accompany him into space for the rest of his life convinces Toby to give him another chance. By the end of the episode, Toby's hero worship of his father has been broken down and rebuilt into something more realistic, and he seems to have accepted that while pirates are outlaws, they're also still people, since he seems to have intregrated into Avery's crew and even helps them help the Doctor in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]".


* TheAtoner: Played with. When faced with the disdain and feelings of betrayal from his young son, Captain Avery is not exactly proud of his decision to abandon and his wife son for a life of lawlessness, thievery and mutiny as a pirate, espicially when his greed and reluctance to give up the last of his bounty unwittingly gets Toby captured by the Siren. Ultimately, Avery decides to give up his career as a pirate and his old life on Earth, so he can remain with Toby in space and his raise his son while the Siren attempts to heal him of his Typhoid fever. Of course, the fact that Avery's crew accompanies him on the journey into the stars, and Toby seems to have accepted by the son of a pirate, [[ReformedButNotTamed implies that he might not be entirely done with his roguish ways]].

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* TheAtoner: Played with. When faced with the disdain and feelings of betrayal from his young son, Captain Avery is not exactly proud of his decision to abandon and his wife and son for a life of lawlessness, thievery and mutiny as a pirate, espicially when his greed and reluctance to give up the last of his bounty unwittingly gets Toby captured by the Siren. Ultimately, Avery decides to give up his career as a pirate and his old life on Earth, so he can remain with Toby in space and his raise his son while the Siren attempts to heal him of his Typhoid fever. Of course, the fact that Avery's crew accompanies him on the his journey into the stars, and Toby seems to have accepted by being the son of a pirate, [[ReformedButNotTamed implies that he might not be entirely done with his roguish ways]].


* {{Foreshadowing}}: Toby's hero worship of his father figure is steadily broken down over the course of the episode, as he becomes aware of the man's uglier faults and is eventually almost killed because of them. However, with Avery resolving to change his ways, the boy's relationship with his distant father is eventually rebuilt into some far more realistic and genuine. The Doctor and Amy will have their own ugly period of [[TraumaCongaLine Trauma Conga Lines]] and disillusionment later in the season ("[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited The Girl Who Waited]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex]]"), where the Doctor is confronted with the worst parts of himself and Amy's starry-eyed view of her Raggedy Doctor is chipped away and eventually replaced with a far healthy and realistic view of her best friend / father figure / imaginary friend, allowing their relationship to noticeably improve in the future.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Toby's hero worship of his father figure is steadily broken down over the course of the episode, as he becomes aware of the man's uglier faults and is eventually almost killed because of them. However, with Avery resolving to change his ways, the boy's relationship with his distant father is eventually rebuilt into some something far more realistic and genuine. The Doctor and Amy will have their own ugly period of [[TraumaCongaLine Trauma Conga Lines]] and disillusionment later in the season ("[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited The Girl Who Waited]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex]]"), where the Doctor is confronted with the worst parts of himself and Amy's starry-eyed view of her Raggedy Doctor is chipped away and eventually replaced with a far more healthy and realistic view of her best friend / father figure / imaginary friend, allowing their relationship to noticeably improve in the future.


* Foreshadowing: Toby's hero worship of his father figure is steadily broken down over the course of the episode, as he becomes aware of the man's uglier faults and is eventually almost killed because of them. However, with Avery resolving to change his ways, the boy's relationship with his distant father is eventually rebuilt into some far more realistic and genuine. The Doctor and Amy will have their own ugly period of [[TraumaCongaLine Trauma Conga Lines]] and disillusionment later in the season ("[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited The Girl Who Waited]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex]]"), where the Doctor is confronted with the worst parts of himself and Amy's starry-eyed view of her Raggedy Doctor is chipped away and eventually replaced with a far healthy and realistic view of her best friend / father figure / imaginary friend, allowing their relationship to noticeably improve in the future.

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: Toby's hero worship of his father figure is steadily broken down over the course of the episode, as he becomes aware of the man's uglier faults and is eventually almost killed because of them. However, with Avery resolving to change his ways, the boy's relationship with his distant father is eventually rebuilt into some far more realistic and genuine. The Doctor and Amy will have their own ugly period of [[TraumaCongaLine Trauma Conga Lines]] and disillusionment later in the season ("[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited The Girl Who Waited]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex]]"), where the Doctor is confronted with the worst parts of himself and Amy's starry-eyed view of her Raggedy Doctor is chipped away and eventually replaced with a far healthy and realistic view of her best friend / father figure / imaginary friend, allowing their relationship to noticeably improve in the future.



* LoveRedeems: Captain Avery's persistent love and concern for Toby, as well as the Doctor's friendship and encouragement, gradually make him a better man and pirate than he was before.

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* LovableRogue: What Captain Avery, and to a lesser extent his crew, become in the second half of the episode, courtesy of character development. This trope is fully in play the next time we see the pirates in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]".
* LoveRedeems: Captain Avery's [[PapaWolf persistent love and concern for Toby, Toby]], as well as the Doctor's friendship and encouragement, gradually make him a better man and pirate than he was before.

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* Foreshadowing: Toby's hero worship of his father figure is steadily broken down over the course of the episode, as he becomes aware of the man's uglier faults and is eventually almost killed because of them. However, with Avery resolving to change his ways, the boy's relationship with his distant father is eventually rebuilt into some far more realistic and genuine. The Doctor and Amy will have their own ugly period of [[TraumaCongaLine Trauma Conga Lines]] and disillusionment later in the season ("[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited The Girl Who Waited]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex]]"), where the Doctor is confronted with the worst parts of himself and Amy's starry-eyed view of her Raggedy Doctor is chipped away and eventually replaced with a far healthy and realistic view of her best friend / father figure / imaginary friend, allowing their relationship to noticeably improve in the future.


* CharacterDevelopment: Captain Avery is a former navyman who became a tough and ruthless pirate after he mutinied, abandoning his wife and son for a life of lawlessness on the seas. Avery's arc over the course of the episode is regaining some of his former nobility, [[PapaWolf tapping into his paternal instincts]] and wrestling with his guilt and greed so he can become the father his son deserves; seemingly forced to choose between his life as a pirate and Toby, when he's already burned too bridges to ever be a normal father. He ultimately gets to have both, as he, his son and his crew take to the stars in the end to explore the great unknown onboard the Siren's ship. He also grows from treating the Doctor with extreme hostility to viewing him as a trusted friend and a fellow captain, softening towards the time lord over the course of their adventure.

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Captain Avery is a former navyman who became a tough and ruthless pirate after he mutinied, abandoning his wife and son for a life of lawlessness on the seas. Avery's arc over the course of the episode is regaining some of his former nobility, [[PapaWolf tapping into his paternal instincts]] and wrestling with his guilt and greed so he can become the father his son deserves; seemingly forced to choose between his life as a pirate and Toby, when he's already burned too bridges to ever be a normal father. He ultimately gets to have both, as he, his son and his crew take to the stars in the end to explore the great unknown onboard the Siren's ship. He also grows from treating the Doctor with extreme hostility to viewing him as a trusted friend and a fellow captain, softening towards the time lord over the course of their adventure.


* CharacterDevelopment: Captain Avery is a former navyman who became a tough and ruthless pirate after he mutinied, abandoning his wife and son for a life of lawlessness on the seas. Avery's arc over the course of the episode is regaining some of his former nobility, [[PapaWolf tapping into his paternal instincts]] and wrestling with his guilr and greed so he can become the father his son deserves, seemingly forced to choose between his life as a pirate and Toby, when he's already burned too bridges to ever be a normal father. He ultimately gets to have both, as he, his son and his crew take to the stars in the end to explore the great unknown onboard the Siren's ship. He also grows from treating the Doctor with extreme hostility to viewing him as a friend and a fellow captain, softening towards the time lord over the course of their adventure.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Captain Avery is a former navyman who became a tough and ruthless pirate after he mutinied, abandoning his wife and son for a life of lawlessness on the seas. Avery's arc over the course of the episode is regaining some of his former nobility, [[PapaWolf tapping into his paternal instincts]] and wrestling with his guilr guilt and greed so he can become the father his son deserves, deserves; seemingly forced to choose between his life as a pirate and Toby, when he's already burned too bridges to ever be a normal father. He ultimately gets to have both, as he, his son and his crew take to the stars in the end to explore the great unknown onboard the Siren's ship. He also grows from treating the Doctor with extreme hostility to viewing him as a trusted friend and a fellow captain, softening towards the time lord over the course of their adventure.


* CharacterDevelopment: Captain Avery is a former navyman who became a tough and ruthless pirate after he mutinied, abandoning his wife and son for a life of lawlessness on the seas. Avery's arc over the course of the episode is regaining some of his former nobility, [[PapaWolf tapping into his paternal instincts]] and wrestling with his guilr and greed so he can become the father his son deserves, seemingly forced to choose between his life as a pirate and Toby, when he's already burned too bridges to ever be a normal father. He ultimately gets to have both, as he, his son and his crew take to the stars in the end to explore the great unknown onboard the Siren's ship.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Captain Avery is a former navyman who became a tough and ruthless pirate after he mutinied, abandoning his wife and son for a life of lawlessness on the seas. Avery's arc over the course of the episode is regaining some of his former nobility, [[PapaWolf tapping into his paternal instincts]] and wrestling with his guilr and greed so he can become the father his son deserves, seemingly forced to choose between his life as a pirate and Toby, when he's already burned too bridges to ever be a normal father. He ultimately gets to have both, as he, his son and his crew take to the stars in the end to explore the great unknown onboard the Siren's ship. He also grows from treating the Doctor with extreme hostility to viewing him as a friend and a fellow captain, softening towards the time lord over the course of their adventure.
** His son, Toby, starts the episode having a naive, one-dimensional world-view, typical of a young boy who's been sheltered from the world before now by his mother. He believes his father (who he hasn't seen in years) is a great, honorable navyman and that pirates are evil monsters. Learning his father is a criminal who abandoned his family for gold pretty much destroys Toby's view of the former and complicates his beliefs about the latter. When Avery's leftover greed gets him nabbed by the Siren, Toby is about ready to write his father off as a lost cause, but Avery risking his life to rescue him and choosing to accompany him into space for the rest of his life convinces Toby to give him another chance. By the end of the episode, Toby's hero worship of his father has been broken down and rebuilt into something more realistic, and he seems to have accepted that while pirates are outlaws, they're also still people, since he seems to have intregrated into Avery's crew and even helps them help the Doctor in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]".


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* LoveRedeems: Captain Avery's persistent love and concern for Toby, as well as the Doctor's friendship and encouragement, gradually make him a better man and pirate than he was before.


* CharacterDevelopment: Captain Avery is a former navyman who became a tough and ruthless pirate after he mutinied, abandoning his wife and son for a life of lawlessness on the seas. Avery's arc over the course of the episode is regaining some of his former nobility, [[PapaWolf tapping into his paternal instincts]] and wrestling with his guilr and greed so he can become the father his son deserves, seemingly forced to choose between his life as a pirate and Toby, when he's already burned too bridges to ever be a normal father. He ultimately gets to have both, as he, his son and his crew take to the stars in the end to explore the great unknown onboard the Siren's ship.



* MyGodWhatIHaveDone: Captain Avery ignores the Doctor's warning to toss out the last of his stolen bounty, which allows the Siren to manifest and capture Toby. As far as anyway knows at the time, she seemingly kills him. The man is horrified and incredibly guilt-ridden afterwards.

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* MyGodWhatIHaveDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Captain Avery ignores the Doctor's warning to toss out the last of his stolen bounty, which allows the Siren to manifest and capture Toby. As far as anyway knows at the time, she seemingly kills him. The man is horrified and incredibly guilt-ridden afterwards.


* BadassBeard: Rory, while stupefied by the Siren, says he wants to grow his own "brilliant" beard like the pirates.

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* TheAtoner: Played with. When faced with the disdain and feelings of betrayal from his young son, Captain Avery is not exactly proud of his decision to abandon and his wife son for a life of lawlessness, thievery and mutiny as a pirate, espicially when his greed and reluctance to give up the last of his bounty unwittingly gets Toby captured by the Siren. Ultimately, Avery decides to give up his career as a pirate and his old life on Earth, so he can remain with Toby in space and his raise his son while the Siren attempts to heal him of his Typhoid fever. Of course, the fact that Avery's crew accompanies him on the journey into the stars, and Toby seems to have accepted by the son of a pirate, [[ReformedButNotTamed implies that he might not be entirely done with his roguish ways]].
* BadassBeard: Captain Avery and most of his crew sport thick, bushy [[SeadogBeard seadog beards]]. Rory, while stupefied by the Siren, says he wants to grow his own "brilliant" beard like the pirates.


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* MyGodWhatIHaveDone: Captain Avery ignores the Doctor's warning to toss out the last of his stolen bounty, which allows the Siren to manifest and capture Toby. As far as anyway knows at the time, she seemingly kills him. The man is horrified and incredibly guilt-ridden afterwards.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Captain Avery starts as a minor antagonist early in the episode, threatening to make the Doctor and his fellow stowaways walk the plank and continually threatening the Doctor with his flintlock. But with the implacable threat of the Siren looming over Avery's crew and son, as well as the Doctor's companions, the two captains put aside their differences and join forces for the rest of the adventure. By the end of the episode, they've become friends, to the point where the Doctor calls upon Avery's help later in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]]".

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