At a late 19th century theatre in London, magician and ventriloquist Li H'sen Chang finishes his performance. The owner, Henry Jago, congratulates Chang on his performance Chang has his ventriloquist dummy, Mr. Sin, accept his accolades. A cab-driver, Buller, storms in and demands that Chang tell him what happened to his wife Emma, who was present at the theatre the other night. Chang agrees to see the man in his dressing room. Buller insists that since Chang used her as a volunteer in his hypnosis act. Unsatisfied, Buller goes to get the police. As he departs, Chang looks over at Mr. Sin… who nods back with no one touching it...Read the full recap
Henry Gordon Jago: Courteous coves, these Chinese. I’d have propelled him onto the pavement with a punt up the posterior.
Li H'sen Chang: In my country, we have saying. "Man who go too quickly may step in bear trap."
Leela: Doctor, you make me wear strange clothes, you tell me nothing. You are trying to annoy me!
Casey: Chains clanking, 9' tall.
Henry Gordon Jago: You've been drinking.
Casey: Not a drop, sir.
Henry Gordon Jago: Well, it's time you start.
Leela: This is a big village?
The Doctor: Yes.
Leela: What's the name of the tribe here?
The Doctor: Cockneys.
The Doctor: We were attacked by this little man and four other little man.
Sergeant Kyle: When I got here, sir, he was being strangled with his own pigtails, sir.
The Doctor: Really? Girlish enthusiasm, officer?
Sergeant Kyle: You might call it that, sir. I call it making an affray.
Sergeant Kyle: You do have a permanent address, don’t you?
The Doctor: No, sergeant, we’re travelers.
Sergeant Kyle: I see, persons of no fixed abode.
The Doctor: No no no, we do have an abode. It’s called a TARDIS.
Sergeant Kyle: A... TARDIS.
The Doctor: But it’s not fixed.
Casey: Are we going to look down the cellar, Mr. Jago?
Henry Gordon Jago: Of course, Casey, of course! When I promise to do something, determination, character... after you.
The Doctor: What's this?
Leela: A janus thorn.
The Doctor: Yes, I thought I told you not to carry...
Leela: He was trying to kill you!
The Doctor: Oh. Oh, well in that case, you'd better come along.