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* WaxMuseumMorgue: Twelve and Clara visit a mausoleum in which skeletons [[spoiler:that are actually Missy's Cybermen]] sit displayed in tanks of clear fluid.


* BiTheWay: Missy is also willing to snog Clara as well, but she insists it's not necessary.


Clara takes it hard. ''Very'' hard. So hard that the next time the Doctor comes round to call, she has him fly her over to a volcano before drugging him and stealing all of his TARDIS keys. Even the one in his pocket and the one in his copy of ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'' (though she missed the one [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie in the cubbyhole over the "P" of "Police Box"]].) You see, lava can destroy a TARDIS key. If the Doctor doesn't go back and save Danny (and yeah, saving a companion's loved ones, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay that went super well last time]]), he'll never get inside the TARDIS again. The Doctor takes charge of the situation soon enough, staring Clara down while she destroys every last TARDIS key in grief. (Remember, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath threats are meaningless unless you go through with them]].) After which he reveals that she wasn't able to drug him, and he's drugged her instead in retaliation, and they're safely in the TARDIS and never landed at a volcano site at all. And he's angry that she betrayed him, but asks her if she honestly thought that he cares so little about her that betraying him would make a difference. Asked what he wants of her, he tells her to "go to Hell". Literally. Off they fly, using [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E4Listen the TARDIS's glowy telepathic hand warmers]], to find Danny.

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So, Clara takes it hard. ''Very'' hard. So hard that just heard her boyfriend die over the phone. Understandably, she's a little out of sorts. [[SarcasmMode Just a touch]]. Fortunately for her she has options, namely the other man she's admitted to being in love with. However, since she knows full well the Doctor will never simply go back in time to save Danny, she waits until the next time the Doctor comes round to call, she has before having him fly her over to a volcano before volcano, drugging him and stealing all of his TARDIS keys. Even the one in his pocket and the one in his copy of ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'' (though she missed the one [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie in the cubbyhole over the "P" of "Police Box"]].) You see, lava can destroy a TARDIS key. If the Doctor doesn't go back and save Danny (and yeah, saving a companion's loved ones, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay that went super well last time]]), he'll never get inside the TARDIS again. The again.

Notwithstanding the fact he can simply snap his fingers to open the doors, the
Doctor takes charge of the situation soon enough, anticipated Clara's actions; staring Clara her down while she destroys every last TARDIS key in grief. (Remember, grief (remember, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath threats are meaningless unless you go through with them]].) After which ), he reveals that she wasn't able to drug him, and he's but instead drugged her instead in retaliation, and they're safely in the TARDIS and never making her think they landed at a volcano site at all. a volcano. And he's angry while understandably pissed off that she betrayed him, but he asks her if she honestly thought that he cares cared so little about her that betraying him would make a difference. Asked what he wants of her, he tells her to "go to Hell". Literally.Clara of course, thinks he's leaving her for good, but fortunately, he means literally. Off they fly, using [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E4Listen the TARDIS's glowy telepathic hand warmers]], to find Danny.



The Doctor soon finds out that the "dark water" surrounding the skeletons is hiding the fact that they're all encased in ''Cyberman armour''. And once Missy sadistically kills Dr. Chang, and turns out to be not actually a droid and actually the CEO of the institution, the Doctor confronts her about other very unexpected things... such as the fact that Heaven is really obviously a knockoff of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin the Gallifreyan Matrix, the network that stores the minds of all dead Time Lords]]. Modified to contain humans. Also, Missy has a double heartbeat, which she revealed to the Doctor when she pulled his hand against her chest. The Doctor ''freaks right out'' and runs like hell from her, still not willing to admit to himself who Missy is. Out on the streets, 3W turns out to be dimensionally folded into St. Paul's Cathedral, and the army of Cybermen is already making its way down the steps. Which is when Missy, fed up with the Doctor's refusal to realise her identity, finally tells him that Missy is short for "Mistress".

"Well... I couldn't well keep calling myself '[[TheReveal the]] '''[[WhamLine Master]]'''[='=], now could I?"

The Doctor backs away slowly in a mixture of terror and disbelief, very agape and letting out a gasp. While he's not shown much fear thus far in this incarnation, this is the first time he's positively ''[[OhCrap horrified]]'' - everyone's favourite Gallifreyan sociopath is ''back''. The Cybermen march in sync on their latest invasion out of the Cathedral, and [[OminousWalk steadily close in for the kill...]]

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The Doctor soon finds out that the "dark water" surrounding the skeletons is hiding the fact that they're all encased in ''Cyberman armour''. And once Missy sadistically kills Dr. Chang, and turns out to be not actually a droid and actually the CEO of the institution, the Doctor confronts her about other very unexpected things... such as the fact that Heaven is really obviously a knockoff of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin the Gallifreyan Matrix, the network that stores the minds of all dead Time Lords]]. Modified to contain humans. Also, Missy has a double heartbeat, which she revealed to the Doctor when she pulled his hand against her chest. The Doctor ''freaks right out'' and runs like hell from her, still not willing to admit to himself who Missy is. Out on the streets, 3W turns out to be dimensionally folded into St. Paul's Cathedral, and the army of Cybermen is already making its way down the steps. Which is when Missy, fed up with the Doctor's refusal to realise her identity, finally tells him that him... okay, remember the Scissor Sisters lyrics at the top of the page? If you haven't figured it out yet, let Missy is short confirm it.

ďTry to keep up. Iím Missy. Short
for "Mistress".

"Well...
Mistress. Well... I couldn't well keep calling myself '[[TheReveal the]] '''[[WhamLine Master]]'''[='=], now could I?"

The Doctor backs away slowly in a mixture of terror and disbelief, very agape and letting out a gasp. While he's not shown much fear thus far in this incarnation, this is the first time he's positively ''[[OhCrap horrified]]'' - everyone's favourite Gallifreyan sociopath and the universe's resident cockroach is ''back''. The Cybermen march in sync on their latest invasion out of the Cathedral, and [[OminousWalk steadily close in for the kill...]]



* ChasteHero: The Doctor has no idea about either sexual advances or innuendo, as shown by his reaction to being kissed by Missy (and apparently to her having him put his hand on her ''[ahem]'' chest, although there turns out to be more to it than that), and his incomprehension of [[CovertPervert Dr. Chang's]] idea that water that renders non-organic matter invisible should be used in swimming pools.

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* ChasteHero: The Despite establised evidence to the contrary, the Doctor has no idea about either sexual advances or innuendo, as shown by his reaction to being kissed by Missy (and apparently to her having him put his hand on her ''[ahem]'' chest, although there turns out to be more to it than that), and his incomprehension of [[CovertPervert Dr. Chang's]] idea that water that renders non-organic matter invisible should be used in swimming pools.


** [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDASDarkEyes2E4EyesOfTheMaster This isn't the first time the Master has taken over a scientific institute.]]
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie This is also not the first time that the Master has allied himself with and murdered a good-natured man with the surname "Chang".]]
** It's not the first time we've seen [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors the Master allied with the Cybermen.]]



** This isn't the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums first time]] the Master has taken advantage of humanity's desire for paradise after the end. Only difference this time is that it involves those who are already dead, instead of those [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia at the end of their rope, desperately holding on]].


The Doctor backs away slowly in a mixture of terror and disbelief, very agape and letting out a gasp. While he's not shown much fear thus far in this incarnation, this is the first time he's positively ''[[OhCrap horrified]]''. The Cybermen march in sync on their latest invasion out of the Cathedral, and [[OminousWalk steadily close in for the kill...]]

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The Doctor backs away slowly in a mixture of terror and disbelief, very agape and letting out a gasp. While he's not shown much fear thus far in this incarnation, this is the first time he's positively ''[[OhCrap horrified]]''.horrified]]'' - everyone's favourite Gallifreyan sociopath is ''back''. The Cybermen march in sync on their latest invasion out of the Cathedral, and [[OminousWalk steadily close in for the kill...]]


[[OhCrap Then Danny stops talking.]] Then a woman picks up the phone, audibly shaken. There was a car, and it came so quickly...

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[[OhCrap Then Danny stops talking.]] Then a woman picks up the phone, audibly shaken. There was a car, car[[note]]A later novel reveals it was actually Missy ''in a milk float''[[/note]], and it came so quickly...

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* ChekhovsGunman: Dr. Chang brings up the organisationís founder in his speech. We later see said founderís name [[OhCrap on a skeleton in the office after the reveal]].


* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Clara attempted to drug the Doctor by placing a sleep patch she stole from his supplies onto him, but since those patches [[NoSell do not affect him]], he simply takes it off and drugs her with it instead.



** After Clara fails to put a dream patch on the Doctor, he puts one on her instead, which puts her into a dark fantasy where she holds the Doctor to ransom at the edge of a volcano.

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** After Clara fails to put a dream sleep patch on the Doctor, he puts one on her instead, which puts her into a dark fantasy where she holds the Doctor to ransom at the edge of a volcano.


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* NoSell: Sleep patches do not affect the Doctor, and this is the reason he is able to put the one Clara placed on him onto her instead.

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* ActorAllusion: The psychic paper identifies the Doctor as a government official, but, Dr Chang asks, why is there all this swearing? Oh, he has a lot of internalised anger. Almost certainly a nod to Peter Capaldi's famous role as spin doctor [[Series/TheThickOfIt Malcolm Tucker]]. On top of that, Seb is played by Chris Addison, ''The Thick of It'''s Oliver "Ollie" Reeder (though The Doctor and Seb never share a scene).
** Just like the first Master we ever saw, the actor playing him/her has an obviously Spanish last name.

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* RuleOfDrama: Given that the Doctor specifically stated in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums The Sound of Drums]]" that he would recognize the Master regardless of appearance, identifying it as a Time Lord trait, his failing to quickly recognize Missy for who or even what she was creates a SeriesContinuityError.


-->'''Clara''': I don't deserve anything. Nobody deserves anything. [[TranquilFury But I am owed better.]] I am ''owed''.

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-->'''Clara''': I don't deserve anything. Nobody deserves ''deserves'' anything. [[TranquilFury But I am owed better.]] I am ''owed''.

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* RageBreakingPoint: Variation: Danny's painfully ordinary death had ''quite literally'' made Clara mad (as in angry) with grief:
-->'''Clara's Gran''': [Danny] deserved better. And so did you.
-->'''Clara''': I don't deserve anything. Nobody deserves anything. [[TranquilFury But I am owed better.]] I am ''owed''.
-->'''Clara's Gran''': ...[[TemptingFate who owes you?]]
-->'''The Doctor''': [[AndHereHeComesNow (over Clara's phone) Clara! Clara?]]


This week, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords we're probably going to Heaven! Please don't hang your head and cry. But wonder why...]]

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This week, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords we're probably going to Heaven! Please don't hang your head and cry. But wonder why...]]
]][[note]]Yes, this was intentional, you'll see...[[/note]]


* TemptingFate: Clara says to Danny, "I love you, and you're the last person who's ever going to hear that." [[AnchoredShip She keeps her promise after he dies.]]

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* TemptingFate: Clara says to Danny, "I love you, and you're the last person who's ever going to hear that." [[AnchoredShip [[TheILoveYouStigma She keeps her promise after he dies.]]


* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Averted. While it's not rape, but Missy's extended, ForcefulKiss of the Doctor (and subsequently holding his hand over her bosom) could still very much be classified as sexual assault. The actors play it off as appropriately disturbing and, while acting as a droid, Missy even says that her "intimacy settings" were set too high.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Averted. While it's not rape, but Missy's extended, ForcefulKiss of the Doctor (and subsequently holding his hand over her bosom) could still very much be classified as sexual assault. The actors play it off as appropriately disturbing and, while acting as a droid, Missy even says that her "intimacy settings" were set too high.

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