The Doctor, Ben, Polly and Jamie land on a railway line in the middle of the night. They've not left the TARDIS two minutes before they're running from the Milice, the French equivalent of the Gestapo. You see, it's February 1944, and they've just landed in the middle of Occupied France! Now, with no TARDIS, and Polly and the Doctor separated from Ben and Jamie, how are they ever going to get away safely?
Oh, and the British airman they're attempting to flee France with looks awfully familiar to Polly...
The story is told by Anneke Wills as Polly and John Sackville as "the Pilot".
- First-Name Basis: This was actually the first piece of performed Doctor Who to definitively state Polly's surname is "Wright".
- Hero of Another Story: Jamie and Ben are separated from the Doctor and Polly early on, but apparently got up to their own adventures (including starting a mass breakout) before they all meet up again on the Spanish border.
- La Résistance: Obviously.
- The Mole: There's a mole somewhere in the local Maquis, and they're planning to destroy the escape line to Spain.
- Run for the Border: The Doctor, Polly and the Pilot are following an "escape line" to neutral Spain.
- Spotting the Thread: Polly works out who the real spy on the escape line is because her real Uncle Randolph knew he had a niece and the imposter doesn't.
- Stay in the Kitchen: Polly was known for this in the series, and this episode actually dwells on how she feels about it. She's the sort of person who likes taking care of the other three... but she worries that unlike them, she's never made a real difference. This episode proves to her that she's wrong about that.