Back when I first listened to this set, IIRC I commented on finding the pairing of the Roberts and Beevers Master as a bit odd. Why those two? Only I've just been reminded of a potentially very pertinent fact: they're the same incarnation. Or, rather, the idea is that his incarnation of the Master is a parasite whose hosts eventually, inevitably degenerate into the Crispy Master we all know and love. This makes the Roberts' Master's actions an even -more- literal expression of self-hatred in Masterful, and also introduces an interesting level of ambiguity to the relationship between these two Masters: we don't necessarily know (unless I'm forgetting something) which incarnation of the Master precedes the other.
So this whole subplot could very easily be a hidden time loop: the Roberts' Master lashing out at the Beevers' Master's little slice of happiness, or at least contentment, as a form of retaliation against the person who stole the exact same from him, whether he was conscious of it or not.
Just... an interesting potential layer to this set, I think.
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