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Recap / Big Finish Doctor Who NEDAS Dark Eyes 2 E 4 Eyes Of The Master

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The Doctor, Molly and Liv travel to 1970s London where they again meet the Ides Scientific Institute. As a result of the timelines shifting after Dark Eyes Sally Armstrong is still alive. However they get caught up in a plot by the Master, who is giving people eye transplants which cure blindness but place them under his control.

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Averted. When David Walker realises Molly is the same Molly he met in 1918 he says it isn't too much to believe after he has had his blindness cured.
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  • Bald of Evil: The Master. It earns a snarky comment from the Doctor.
  • Body Horror
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Upon meeting this incarnation of the Master, the Doctor says "Hello, you."
  • Boxed Crook: The Master for the Time Lords.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Those that the Master replaces the eyes off.
  • The Cameo: Frank Skinner as a soldier on Nixyce VII who meets the Doctor at the end.
  • Catch Phrase: "Hello you."
  • Continuity Nod: When he encounters the Doctor, the Master said he thought it would be the 7th, and mocks their accent.
    • The Master notes that he and the Doctor's past incarnations (Third Doctor and the Delgado Master) are out running around the UK at the same time as this story. The Master takes a cheap shot at the Third Doctor's fashion sense.
    • The confrontation with Kotris in the previous volume of Dark Eyes is revealed to have set up this entire plot.
    • The Master notes that the Eighth Doctor has cut his hair and changed his clothes since they last met in San Francisco.
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    • The Master has been resurrected by the Time Lords. He thinks that they have plans for him. Oh how right he is.
    • When mentioning he's working for the Time Lords, the Master points out this sort of thing is not without precedent, mentioning that the Time Lords once sent a man to stop the Dalek's from being created.
  • Cool Car: The Doctor's Volkswagen.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Eight's responses to pretty much everything the Master says.
  • Drives Like Crazy: David after getting his sight back.
  • Enemy Mine: The Time Lords hope to use the Eminence against the Daleks. However the Doctor wants to help the Daleks against the Eminence.
  • Evil Counterpart: The relationship between Sally Armstrong and the Master eerily mirrors a companion/Doctor relationship. The Master even met her while saving her.
  • Eye Scream: The Master poses as a optometrist and removes people's eyes. The ones he replaces them with are better but place people under his control.
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  • Foe Yay: The Master really finds the Doctor "quite the catch." The Doctor can't stand him.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The Doctor is prepared to call in the Time Lords to stop the Master. Unfortunately, it was them who recruited the Master to seize control of the Eminence.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: The Master saying if the Doctor doesn't come, Liv won't live. And saying denial isn't just a river in Egypt.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite the time shift meaning Sally wasn't killed by the Daleks she was still supposed to die. However the Master saved her from being hit by a taxi.
  • Locked in a Freezer: Happens to the Doctor.
  • Louis Cypher: Posing as a "Dr. De'Ath" may have been a bit overdramatic. The Doctor says he's "certainly pushing the boat out with the aliases."
  • Mind-Control Device: The eyes the Master gives people.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: The Master posing as Dr Harcourt Diath.
  • My Grandson Myself: Molly pretends to be daughter of the original Molly O'Sullivan and older then she sounds.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Molly convinces David to go to have his eyes checked, bringing him and Molly to the Master.
  • Not Using the "Z" Word: The people the Master takes control of are clearly based on zombies, down to the grey skin and white eyes.
  • Shout-Out to Shakespeare: The Master is fond of this, mentioning the "March of Ides".
  • Timey Wimey Ball: Liv telling the Doctor about his helping the Daleks on Nixyce VII leads to him going there to help them, leading to The Traitor.
  • The Stinger: Molly being taken by Sally into a TARDIS.
  • Wicked Cultured: The Master likes quoting Shakespeare.

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