The Catalyst (#2.4)

Big Finish, Companion Chronicles

This story is one of the most compelling Leela of the Sevateem stories I’ve heard. It is a story within a story, where Leela is being interrogated by a Z’nai, wanting to discover the location of their greatest emperor, H'mbrackle. Meanwhile, she is telling the audience of an adventure she had on Earth with the Doctor, discovering a Z’nai he had put in a time bubble for his own reasons. And so the bloodbath begins and ends with Leela, though she still has a few tricks up her proverbial sleeves. Will she survive the interrogation or not? And more importantly, what happens next? This is one story where I would LOVE to hear the followup. Excellent, compelling story!!!

Louise Jameson (Leela) and Timothy Watson (H'mbrackle and the Z'nai)

Writer/Director: Nigel Fairs

Release: January 2008

Laura Vilensky 2019