Tuesday, 4 July 2017

C is for... Cain, Maggie

A crew member at Bowie Base One - the first human colonisation mission to Mars. Maggie was the second person to be infected by the parasitical Flood - an ancient organism which had lain dormant for centuries in the ice-field beneath the planet's surface. She managed to hide her infection in order that it could be spread throughout the base. She was taken to the medical section and placed in quarantine. Here she learned of the Earth after observing colleague Yuri watching a video from his brother. She could see the planet's great oceans, and the Flood was determined to travel there. Maggie's infection soon showed itself - her body producing a continuous flow of infected water. She seemed to recognise when the Doctor spoke ancient Martian to her.
It became apparent that the seals around the quarantine area would soon be breached. Maggie escaped and later went to the rocker launch bay where she infected pilot Ed Gold - forcing him to self-destruct the vessel to prevent the infection reaching Earth.
Maggie, and all her infected colleagues, were destroyed when the base self-destructed in a thermo-nuclear explosion.

Played by: Sharon Duncan-Brewster. Appearances: The Waters of Mars (2009).

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