The TARDIS stayed silent once her Doctor arrived. She knew how he was, and she’d hate to interrupt him while he was working. It was a choice that she regretted almost immediately when she realized what he intended to do. Really, she should have anticipated the plan he had up his sleeve. She’d known him long enough.
"I intend to be very cross with you when you’ve finished," she grumbled at the Doctor’s motionless back. "Could have fetched one of those hunters, could have drawn one of those traps, but no, of course he’s going to choose the psychic fight with the demon. Why I put up with him, I’m sure I don’t know." She wasn’t the least bit surprised. But there was nothing to be done about it now.
She gave up staring angrily at the Doctor’s back, and turned to glance between River and Dean. Clearly, Dean wasn’t going to be going anywhere under his own power, so she strode determinedly over to him. “Time to get the two of you inside,” she said briskly. ”Will you be able to walk if I assist you?”
She found herself genuinely concerned for Dean’s safety. Looking down at him, she tried to call his name but she coughed instead, still choking out short sounds, despite being able to breathe normally. But she gasped audibly when she felt herself plummet down, landing on the cold concrete with a harsh thud. “Ah!” She called out in pain.
Weakly, she pushed on her hands, lifting herself up. Her breathing was shaky, but it soon recovered. The golden curls covered her face and she peered through them seeing her own gun pointed at her. She glared, shooting daggers at the thing inside Jim and letting out a deep growl.
Her Doctor better bloody do something quick because dying at someone else’s mercy with her own weapon would just be embarrassing. The offer was made and she let out a loud, frustrated huff. This was the exact moment the Doctor would do unnecessarily clever and make them all wait in suspense.
Her prediction came true when they froze. She sighed and wanted to aid Dean, but had a hard enough time scrambling backward toward the TARDIS. She propped herself up on the door frame and stood close to Idris. “I bloody hate him, I swear.” She whispered quietly.
Mammon stopped when the link was made. She was honestly surprised by the sudden link. She felt Jim’s mental presence behind her. He was bound, chained in place behind her. He could do little for himself in such a position.
She smiled to the Doctor, or what looked like a smile on the face of her mental form. She regarded him sternly before she spoke softly. “My master’s message is simple. Leave. Leave Canterbury. You may take those with you who you have. I would give you Jim as well. Leave now and let him conduct his business with Canterbury and with earth unheeded. This planet is his. It was granted to him by it’s maker and he only wishes to fulfill his Father’s will with it.”
"Doctor, please," Jim gasped. He was curled up and trembling as if cold. "She’ll kill us both if she has to for him!"
Mammon turned and considered Jim for a moment before her hand flashed out and racked his face. He gasped in pain and turned away from her, covering his face.
Jim’s body reacted as well. He gave a groan of pain and a small fleck of crimson appeared at the corner of his lip.
The Doctor expected the demand from the creature and wasn’t pleased. His glared managed to get colder and angrier when the creature hurt Jimbo. The young man was already scared, trapped in here with that thing, and now it was hurting him because it could.
"Article 57 of the Shadow Proclamation establishes this as a level 5 planet. You aren’t the first creatures who thought they could do whatever they wanted to it and no one would be watching. Right about now, you should be asking yourself what happened to them," he paused for a moment. "The answer is me. I happened to them. My message to your master is simple. ’Run.’ That’s all I have to say to him."
"My message to you is a bit longer," he said coldly. Then he spoke rapidly in Latin. He began repeating word for word the exorcism Sam performed.
This is a stunning look at NGC 772, aka Arp 78, as seen by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope at Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The galaxy is found within the constellation Aries, some 100 million light-years away from Earth. NGC 772 is over 100,000 light-years across and features a single prominent outer spiral arm that is likely due to gravitational tidal interactions. Faint streams of material seem to connect NGC 772 with its nearby companion galaxies.
Image Credit: Jean-Charles Cuillandre, CFHT and Giovanni Anselmi, Coelum Astronomia