angelophile replied to your post “An Unearthly Child, eps 3 and 4: The Forest of Fear and The Firemaker”
Not the greatest One story by a long way, but it’s genuinely interesting how he was written. The softening from the pilot didn’t seem to carry over into the third episode for example. “I’m just… holding this pointy rock, honest, Chesterfield.”
Even though nothing was actually stated out loud it was a pretty dark moment for a “family” show, I have to say. Then again there were also two actual murders and several attempted ones. And next serial is the Daleks.
I’m half tempted to believe that Susan was just sat around, wide eyed and gleefully sticking skulls on flaming stakes until someone went, “Hey, actually we could use this to escape.”
Ian jumped on Susan’s brainstorm pretty quickly but I accept this headcanon nonetheless.
That’s Susan in a nutshell. At some point you should read Time and Relative by Kim Newman, that has some great writing from Susan’s POV
The description sounds promising! I’ll keep an eye out for it.