Victory of the Daleks
Series 5 Episode 3
The Doctor has been summoned by an old friend, but in the Cabinet War Rooms far below the streets of Blitz-torn London, it's his oldest enemy he finds waiting for him. The Daleks are back - but can Winston Churchill really be in league with them?
Trivia
  • This episode marks the return of the Daleks, who were last seen in the Series 4 finale two-parter, The Stolen Earth/Journey's End. In addition, we're introduced to the newly designed paradigm.
  • The line "Broadsword to Danny Boy" is a reference to the 1968 WWII spy film Where Eagles Dare.
  • As well as writing the episode, Mark Gatiss also appeared as an uncredited Spitfire pilot.
Memorable Quotes
  • The Doctor: Ha, every time!
    Amy: What's he after?
    The Doctor: The TARDIS key, of course.
    Churchill: Think of what I could achieve with your remarkable machine, Doctor! The lives that could be saved!
    The Doctor: It doesn't work like that.
    Churchill: Must I take it by force?
    The Doctor: I'd like to see you try.
  • Churchill: You're late, by the way.
    The Doctor: Late?
    Churchill: I rang you a month ago!
    The Doctor: Really? Sorry, sorry! It's a Type 40 TARDIS. I'm just running her in.
  • Churchill: We stand at a crossroads, Doctor. Quite alone, with our backs to the wall. Invasion is expected daily, so I will grasp with both hands anything that will give us an advantage over the Nazi menace.
    The Doctor: Such as...?
  • Churchill: What do you think? Quite something, eh?
    The Doctor: (To the Dalek) What are you doing here?
    Dalek: I am your soldier.
    The Doctor: What!?
    Dalek: I am your soldier.
    The Doctor: Stop this. Stop now! You know who I am. You always know.
    Dalek: Your identity is unknown.
  • Bracewell: This is one of my Ironsides.
    The Doctor: Your what!?
  • The Doctor: Amy, tell him!
    Amy: Tell him what?
    The Doctor: About the Daleks!
    Amy: What would I know about the Daleks?
    The Doctor: Everything! They invaded your world, remember? Planets in the sky, you don't forget that. Amy, tell me you remember the Daleks.
    Amy: Nope... sorry.
    The Doctor: That's not possible...
  • Dalek: Can I be of assistance?
    Amy: Oh, yes. Yes! See, my friend reckons you're dangerous, that you're an alien. Is it true?
    Dalek: I am your soldier.
    Amy: Yeah, got that bit, love a squaddie!
  • The Doctor: Stop this! What are you doing here!? What do you want!?
    Dalek: We seek only to help you.
    The Doctor: To do what?
    Dalek: To win the war.
    The Doctor: Really? Which war?
    Dalek: I do not understand.
    The Doctor: This war, against the Nazis, or your war, the war against the rest of the Universe? The war against all life forms that are not Dalek?
    Dalek: I do not understand. I am your soldier.
  • The Doctor: I've defeated you time and time again. I've defeated you! I sent you back into the Void! I saved the whole of reality from you! I am the Doctor, and you are the Daleks!
  • Amy: What just happened, Doctor?
    The Doctor: I wanted to know what they wanted. What their plan was. I was their plan!
  • Dalek: Commencing Phase Two. The Progenitor is activiated. It begins!
  • Amy: What, so you mean I've got to stay safe down here in the middle of the London Blitz!?
    The Doctor: As safe as it gets around me.
  • Amy: What does he expect us to do now?
    Churchill: K.B.O of course.
    Amy: What?
    Churchill: Keep Buggering On!
  • Dalek: We picked up a trace. One of the Progenitor devices.
    The Doctor: Progenitor, what's that when it's at home?
    Dalek: It is our past, and our future.
    The Doctor: Ohhh, that's deep. That is deep for a Dalek.
  • The Doctor: Don't mess with me, sweetheart.
  • Dalek: Scan reveals nothing. TARDIS self-destruct device non-existant!
    The Doctor: All right, it's a Jammy Dodger! But I was promised tea!
  • Amy: Hey... Paisley. Ever fancied someone you know you shouldn't?
    Bracewell: What?
    Amy: Hurts, doesn't it? But kind of a good hurt.
    Bracewell: I really shouldn't talk about her.
    Amy: Ooh, there's a her?
    The Doctor: What was her name?
    Bracewell: Dorabella.
    The Doctor: Dorabella!? It's a lovely name, it's a beautiful name.
    Amy: And what was she like, Edward?
    Bracewell: Oh, such a smile. And her eyes... Her eyes were so blue. Almost violet. Like the last touch of sunset on the edge of the world. Dorabella...
  • The Doctor: I had a choice. And they knew I'd choose the Earth. The Daleks have won. They beat me. They've won.
    Amy: But you saved the Earth! Not too shabby, is it? Is it?
    The Doctor: No. It's not too shabby...
  • Amy: You're worried about the Daleks.
    The Doctor: I'm always worried about the Daleks.
    Amy: It'll take time though, won't it? I mean, there's still not many of them. They'll need a while to build themselves up.
    The Doctor: It's not that. There's something else. Something we've forgotten. Or rather, you have.
    Amy: Me?
    The Doctor: You didn't know them, Amy. You'd never seen them before and you should have done. You should.
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