Monday, 25 June 2018

E is for... Eliza

When Bill Potts and her friends found a huge house to let, at a very low rent, they should have known it was too good to be true. The mysterious landlord had let the house only every 20 years, always to young people. Each time, the tenants disappeared - devoured by the woodlouse-like Dryads which infested the building. These creatures were helping to keep Eliza, the landlord's daughter, alive. She was confined to a room at the top of a tower, cut off from the rest of the house. The Dryads had turned her into living wood. The Doctor deduced that Eliza was not the landlord's daughter at all, but really his mother. As a young boy he had found some of the creatures and brought them to show his dying mother. The Doctor showed her that her existence within the house was no life at all, and she objected to her son's methods to ensure she was kept alive. Eliza decided to bring things to an end and, as she could manipulate the Dryads, she made them consume herself and her son.

Played by: Mariah Gale. Appearances: Knock Knock (2017).

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