Mercy Shall Follow Me:
Antepenultimate episode of season 5.
This episode brings the Stephen Bonnet storyline to an end.
While the threat that is Bonnet was being focused on, Jocasta gets a visit by Gerald Forbes.
Shocking when Forbes attempted to kill her but he got killed by Ulysses and therefore saved Jocasta’s life.
Brianna gets taken captive by Bonnet.
Harrowing seeing Bonnet holding Brianna hostage which ends with Brianna being rescued and Bonnet facing justice.
Bonnet is convicted and sentenced to death.
Death is by drowning.
However before water could claim his life, he is shot dead by Brianna.
Roger asked her whether this was out of mercy or to make sure he is dead.
Brianna left that question unanswered leaving the viewer their own interpretation of why she did it as the Bonnet storyline and the episode came to an end.
Brianna is played by redhead Sophie Skelton and given this episode’s title fellow redhead Karen Gillan and she had been in episodes with the words mercy and follow in their titles.
With mercy, my wife Karen was in Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy and with follow my wife Karen was in Selfie: Follow-Through.
Prior to Sophie’s casting as Brianna, my wife Karen became a fan favourite online for her to play her as the books described her as a redhead.
As much as I love Karen I am glad that Sophie was cast as Brianna.
No reflection on Sophie but my wife Karen as Brianna would have meant for her to do the Bonnet storyline.
I would not like to have seen my wife Karen do that with what Brianna had to go through here.