Lucie Miller (4.9) & To The Death (4.10)
8th Doctor Adventures
Big Finish (audio-plays)
In the last quarter of last year, Big Finish ran quite a few sales on their Doctor Who line of audio-dramas if you went the download route. I had some of the initial CDs, but lost track for a while. It seemed like a good time to get back into it. Being a Whovian, having the CDs as collectibles is always tempting, but the downloads were priced very low at sale time, so I skipped the CDs (also saved shelf space at home.)
Lucie Miller and To The Death are two parts of a single tale that closes out the 8th Doctor's 4th Big Finish series. (The numbering is a little confusing because Paul McGann also had many 8th Doctor Adventures in the main release line before they spun him out specifically.)
Anyway. The Daleks are back. Back on Earth. Back in the 21st century. Lucie Miller, the Doctor's off-and-on again companion for most of this season is trapped, crippled by a disease unleashed by the Daleks before their invasion. The Daleks are following a very familiar pattern. Susan - the Doctor's granddaughter - is exiled on Earth and she notes it is the same as before - referencing the television serial, The Dalek Invasion of Earth. And the Doctor has failed to answer desperate summons from his friends and family.