Pargrave, Astra and Lydall arrive at a set of huge doors. Fortunately, they’re slightly ajar and it’s possible to slip inside. They find hundreds of people standing in an ante-chamber before a woman with a face like a mask. There’s a waterfall with the water pouring straight into a large pool below, but although it gives off a reflection, there‘s no sign of any splashing as the water hits it. The woman looks over to them and calls for President Astra to join them. Lydall is surprised that the people know who they are, but both Astra and Pargrave seem only too pleased to be invited inside. As Pargrave looks down into the Chaos Pool in awe, the woman welcomes them and asks the third member of their party to come out of hiding. He nervously joins the others, but the woman suddenly demands to know who he is. As Pargrave snatches the satchel from him, Lydall pleads with Astra to leave with him, but she too insists that he hands over the segments. The woman tells him there are over a thousand freedom fighters here and says he has no choice, but Lydall challenges them and notes with some surprise that the crowd cowers away from him. He realises that they’re scared of whatever he’s carrying in the satchel, so using it as a form of protection, he turns and flees from the ante-chamber. Pargrave volunteers to go after him, but the woman tells him their true master is due to arrive here shortly.
While their respective troops ransack the castle, the two Guardians are casually engaged in a game of bridge with their partners, Astra and the unnamed woman. The game is a perfect example of the differences between the two and they both taunt each other, claiming their approach is the better.
Eventually the water level settles down and then moments later it disappears completely, leaving the already crumbling interior of the castle in ruins. The Doctor tracks down Romana and he notices immediately that her clothes aren’t wet. Zara and Amy join them and tell him they have four of the segments and have just returned the lake of Erratoon to its crystalline state. The Doctor wants to get Romana to the TARDIS, but she and the two Tracers insist on going to the Chaos Pool instead. It’s where Zara and Amy were born and where the Key to Time was originally forged. The Pool is a portal to the higher dimensions where the Grace will be waiting to restore balance. Romana realises the Key isn’t the solution, it’s the problem, and it needs to be reassembled or annihilated in order to save the Universe. The Doctor argues, but the others all agree they have no choice and Romana has already made up her mind. The Teuthoidians arrive again, so the Doctor leads the others across the banqueting hall - but they run straight into the hands of Captain Pargrave and the other freedom fighters…
The Doctor asks Amy if she trusts him and when she says she does, he tells her to let go of the Key. Then he tells Zara she has the choice of either surrendering the Key to the Grace or giving it to him. The Grace threaten to crush the Doctor, but he knows that they’ve manifested themselves inside the Key and they can’t leave it until everyone has let go. Zara asks Amy what she should do, but Amy insists that she makes the choice herself. Zara is angry that the Grace refuse to address her by her name, so she hands the Key to the Doctor, then he turns and jumps straight into the Chaos Pool. There’s a flash and everyone peers over the edge to see that the Pool has turned into a dark chasm full of jagged rocks. Moments later, the Doctor calls up to his friends and asks for their help getting him out.
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The game is a perfect example of the differences between the two and they both taunt each other, claiming their approach is the better.
There’s a waterfall with the water pouring straight into a large pool below, but although it gives off a reflection, there‘s no sign of any splashing as the water hits it.
I was wondering how they were going to do this. It turns out the waterfall didn't empty directly into the pool but was directed towards it via a carved out spout leading to the pool.
Eventually the water level settles down and then moments later it disappears completely,
The pool vanished
The continuation of their taunting
The Chaos Pool is where everything came to a head in the Key to Time series. This is what is said about the Chaos Pool on http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Chaos_Pool:
"The Chaos Pool was the place in which the Key to Time was forged and where it could be destroyed without affecting the whole of the universe. It was located on the Planet Chaos, though the Fifth Doctor, Zara (with Amy concealed within her satchel), Astra, Captain Pargrave and Lydel had to search for it on the planet's surface. When the Key was complete, the Doctor took it with the Grace inside, who were still waiting for the Key to be released to them, and jumped into the Chaos Pool to destroy it. The pool vanished, making Romana, Zara and Amy think the Doctor was dead, but he was actually stuck on a ledge in the pit the pool left behind."
Even though Lost didn’t call it the Chaos Pool the bottom of the waterfall is where everything came to a head also. There is no doubt in my mind that Lost is simply a clever remake.
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