Blood Ties Part 1: The Enemy Within

Originally posted by moonbuddyat Blood Ties Part 1: The Enemy Within
When the Fourth Doctor regenerates into his Fifth incarnation, he runs into problems…only not the problems shown at the end of “Logopolis”, all thanks to the Time Lords’ ancient enemies, the Giant Vampires. As a result, The Doctor and Tegan are unexpectedly forced into a symbiotic relationship. Could it deepen into something more? And how will this unexpected complication figure into the Master’s evil plans? Rated MA for adult situations, violence, and loads of neck-biting sex towards the end. :)

Part One: The Enemy Within

The TARDIS in front of them, out of sight but not so far it can’t be reached on foot. Adric, lying dead or unconscious on the ground behind them next to the equally dead-or-not Pharos Project guards. The Master’s TARDIS practically on top of them, shut tight with the Master still inside with who-knew-what intentions. (Hint: Nothing good.)

The Doctor running, jogging, Nyssa by his side, Tegan in his arms, unconscious. Bleeding from some sort of throat wound. The two of them literally glowing with regenerative energy.

Nyssa, desperate with fear and worry for her two friends, one old, one newly met, tugged on the Doctor’s arm. “But what about Adric? We can’t just leave him—”

“We have to.” The Doctor never even broke stride, never turned to look at her or back toward their fallen comrade. “If he’s dead, there’s nothing we can do for him. If he’s unconscious, then the Master will keep him alive—most likely to try and get to me.” His gaze darted down, lingering on Tegan’s face before he returned his attention to not tripping o his oversized scarf on the uneven terrain, and Nyssa saw the conflict there, along with—could that possibly be guilt? “Either way, if we don’t get back to the TARDIS so her shielding can help stabilize us, Tegan and I will both die.”

Follow link to the rest of this chapter (and chapter 2!) on teaspoon.

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"Cobwebs" Discussion Post

I haven't had the time to write up my own thoughts on the audio, though I can say I really enjoyed it, but I figured I could put up a general discussion post.

Did you like it? Hate it? How did you feel about the way Tegan was presented, given the point in the timeline where it was set (post-"Enlightenment")? New thoughts on the dynamics between Tegan and the other characters, including the one-offs? What about Janet Fielding's comments about her character or her return to the TARDIS in the Extras? Anything you want to comment on I haven't thought of? Put your thoughts here!

If you want to link back to reviews posted at your LJs, that's welcome, too!
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Free Big Finish download of the latest play with Tegan - today only!

If you hurry up, you can still download the first episode of 'Cobwebs' from Big Finish, released as a freebie to celebrate "Big Finish Day." All of their back catalogue, including "The Gathering" which is their previous story with Tegan, are on sale for today only.

In search of a cure for a sickness that’s so far claimed six billion lives, scientist Nyssa arrives at an abandoned gene-tech facility on the toxic planet Helheim. ‘Hellhole’, more like. Nyssa’s not alone. The TARDIS has also been drawn to the Helheim base – and in its cobweb-coated corridors, she soon runs into the Doctor, Tegan and Turlough, her travelling companions of half a century past. But who, or what, has engineered this strange reunion? Starring Peter Davison with Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Mark Strickson

x-posted a bit.
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More Tegan on the way!

I have no idea how many of you follow the Big Finish audio universe, but Tegan, along with Nyssa and Turlough, will be back on the TARDIS with the Fifth Doctor. Starting next month!

"Cobwebs" is the first of the three "episodes" confirmed for the quartet. These stories will take place during the original televised series timeline and not post-TARDIS, like Tegan's only other appearance, "The Gathering". According to the entry at Wikipedia, "Cobwebs" follows the TV serial "Enlightenment". If you want to read the short, non-spoilery overview of the ep, click HERE.

I'm definitely going to post up thoughts and I encourage everyone else to do the same. If you've never listened to a Big Finish audio play before, what better way to jump into this wonderful world than with new TEGAN? :DD
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