Doctor Who (1963)

Season 6 Episode 7

The Mind Robber, Episode 2

Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Sep 21, 1968 on BBC

Episode Recap

Jamie finds himself in a strange forest. He sees a Redcoat and attacks. He is shot and turns into a cardboard image.



Zoe finds herself in the same forest. Unable to find the Doctor or Jamie, she steps through a pair of massive doors and plunges down with a scream.



They are being watched on monitors by a concealed figure. He hunts for the Doctor but cannot find him.



The Doctor wakes in the forest. He hears his companions' voices and follows them. As he does, it grows light and toy soldier robots pass by, searching for him.



He is suddenly approached by a man speaking different languages. He switches to English and accuses the Doctor of being a highwayman. He eventually relents and identifies himself as a fellow traveller. He tells the Doctor that the Master is searching for him and then disappears.



The Doctor is then surrounded by children who ask riddles and hold a sword on him. When he answers correctly, the sword turns into a dictionary and the children vanish.



The Doctor finds the cutout Jamie, a safe, a well and sees images of picture writing. He translates it to indicate Jamie is safe and well. Jamie's face vanishes and the Doctor finds pieces of different faces on a board. He assembles them onto the cutout, restoring Jamie to life. But he messes up and creates the wrong face for Jamie.



They follow Zoe's voice to a wooden door with no handle. The Doctor realizes that it's another riddle - the door is not a door, it's "a jar". The door vanishes to reveal a jar containing Zoe. They quickly break her out.



They wander a long time through the forest without finding a way out. The Doctor helps Jamie get on top of a tree to look around. He sees that all the trees are letters, when viewed from the top. They spell out various proverbs. He finally spots the way out.



They again encounter the traveller. He tries to answer their questions but is unable to help. The Doctor hears the robots returning and hides. But the traveller is unable to see the robots and unwittingly reveals the time travellers' location.



The Doctor, Zoe and Jamie are led into a dark area and the soldiers vanish. They then hear hoofbeats and see a unicorn nearby. It charges at them but the Doctor tells his companions to stand their ground against the charging beast…

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