Review The Feathered Serpent starring Patrick Troughton-s02e03

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    In the stone cage, Tozo has fallen, Heumac grabs him as he dangles over a precipice, and hauls him to safety.
    They are on a very narrow ledge overhanging a chasm. Slowly they inch along , then along a passage towards
    daylight.
    Tozo "daylight Lord"
    H " we've survived Tozo, thank Qala"
    Otolmi in the council chamber tells Chimalma that it is past noon and Heumac and Tozo are unlikely to return. Chimalma announces this to the council.
    Xipec " we grieve with you empress, but I must say that had Heumac been crowned Emperor I would have found it difficult to kneel to him and pay allegiance"
    Suddenly a fanfare is heard. Heumac and Tozo have emerged from their ordeal.
    Everyone leaves except Xipec, Otolmi and Leemu.
    L " Xipec is alone master"
    Ot " Lord Xipec, do not worry about revealing your feelings, it is better they see the light, in darkness no healing of our divisions can take place."
    Heumac returns, Xipec leaves as Chimalma greets him, the coronation of her succession can take place and then the marriage to Heumac.
    Councillor Mataque informs her that Otolmi gave him the task of preparation for the coronation, but he is unable to find the twin crowns of Chichen- Itza. Without them no coronation is possible.
    Mataque. " Nasca when he came to power hid them"
    Heumac " Nasca probably hid them in the secret passages, Tozo I put you in charge of finding them"
    Meanwhile Nasca is in Keelag's hovel.
    N " I want you each night to poison one of the city's wells, the madness will spread throughout the city. Is the poison prepared"
    K." It is"
    Leemu, Otolmi's servant enters the throne room where Chimalma and Heumac are
    L " there is trouble in the temple of Teshcata, people are unwilling to pull Teshcata 's statue down"
    In the temple the blind Otolmi is urging people not to be afraid.
    Ot " it is only a statue, it has no power"
    Chimalma and Heumac enter along with Tozo and Xipec.
    Heumac picks up a rope tied to the statue.
    Xipec. " allow me Lord Heumac. You are our future emperor you must not soil your hands. I will help to pull the statue down"
    Xipec " come men, I was a devout follower of Teshcata but the world changes, only a fool doesn't change with it. "
    Soldiers help pull it down.
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    The statue has fallen, Tozo sees something on the floor, fallen off the statue. It is the dark mirror that Nasca gazed into as he prayed.
    T " the dark mirror of Teshcata, I would have it as a prize of war, to lay at the feet of my mother in Tula to prove my valour. Oh, but the back of it is scratched. Mataque your goldsmiths are skilled are they not ?, can they make a frame for me for the mirror"
    M " yes Tozo though it will be costly"
    Back with Nasca and Keelag.
    N " at my order you will enter the palace and poison the wells there too"
    K " I cannot. You must do the wells in the palace"
    N " how can I enter the palace I am Nasca priest of Teshcata, and dead!"
    K " there is a way to appear to men to be another, to appear to change shape"
    N " how?!!"
    K " with this"
    Keelag reveals a statuette, a silver one , of a serpent.
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    Xipec walks into Keelag's hovel.
    Nasca is kneeling, head bowed, Xipec kneeling,
    Xp " Nasca what is wrong?"
    Nasca is surrounded by candles, lit, giving off a vapor.
    Nasca removes a cloth, revealing the serpent statuette, he spins it on its dais it gives off a strange strobe effect, light dazzling off its jewelled body.
    Xipec is entranced, his eyes glaze over.
    Nasca " see what I say, say what I see. Who am I ?"
    Xp " Nasca"
    N " no I am Otolmi, see what I say, I am Otolmi"
    Xp " you are Otolmi"
    Keelag. " it works! He sees what you tell him"
    N " why aren't you affected?"
    K." I have stayed away from the lights and not breathed in the fumes from the vapour"
    N " he is totally under my influence?"
    K " he will do anything you tell him"
    N "Xipec, take your dagger, place it next to your heart"
    K " tell him to push the knife into his heart"
    N " I need this man, I am satisfied,
    how do I break the spell?"
    K " cover the serpent"
    Nasca puts the cloth over the statuette.
    Xipec awakes,
    Xp " er Nasca, I was tell you, something, yes, I had to help pull down the statue of Teshcata. To prove my loyalty to Chimalma, but I hope I can use my position to help you better"
    N." what news of the coronation?"
    Xp " it is delayed, the twin crowns of chichen itza can't be found. "
    N." And Teshcata's dark mirror, where is it?"
    Xp " Tozo has it"
    N " we must get it back, the hiding place of the crowns is scratched on the back"
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    Xipec approaches Mataque in the council chamber.
    Xp " in interrogating a priest of Nasca I have found out he knows the location of the crowns. He is an old man, if I bring him to the temple he says he will tell Otolmi and Leemu"
    Mataque. " very well, I will tell Otolmi"
    In the temple.
    Xp " this is the man"
    A cowled figure shuffles in, hooded and robed
    Leemu " who is he?"
    Xp." Lift up his cowl you will recognize him"
    Leemu does, it is Nasca! Before Leemu cries out, Xipec sticks a knife in him.
    Otolmi " who is there Leemu what is happening?"
    N" you know who I am blind man"
    Ot " Nasca it can't be!, have you killed Leemu"
    Xp " I did old man"
    Nasca scratches Otolmi in the neck with his poison dipped ring
    N " the drug will destroy your will ,you will be my creature now"
    A little later Tozo comes out of a secret entrance, after searching for the missing crowns, and into the temple. Otolmi is sitting on the floor.
    T " Otolmi are you okay?"
    Leemu comes over, purple robed and wearing a gold face plate. He removes the mask to reveal Nasca,
    N." You have something of mine Tozo, I want it back!"
     
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    The blind Otolmi who was played by George Cormack, the Doctor's guru in Dr Who " Planet of the Spiders"
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