The Doctor, Amy and Rory investigate a hotel of horror where repeat business is low but the body count is high, where a mighty monster stalks the corridors and the rooms hold visions of angels, apes and creepy clowns. Who — or what — has brought them to this place? Can the Doctor solve the mystery before the residents check out in grisly style?
original airdate--September 17,2011 rating--6.77 million UK figure
Main enemy: The Minotaur
Main setting: Prison ship
- The room in which the Doctor talks to the Minotaur is called "The Pasiphaë Spa". According to Greek mythology, Pasiphaë had given birth to the Minotaur after falling in love with a bull.
- Amy's room number was 7, a reference to her age when she first met the Doctor.
- The Doctor's room number was 11, a reference to the fact that Matt Smith is the Eleventh Doctor and that this story is the eleventh of the 2011 series. A similar "11' reference occurred in the eleventh episode of series 5.
- When the Doctor and the gang enter the room containing the ventriloquist dummies, a boom mic is visible in the reflection of the mirror behind the bar (07:16).