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  04x06 - THE DOCTOR'S DAUGHTER
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In the TARDIS, the Doctor and his companions are clinging furiously to the console as the TARDIS flies violently through the vortex. They are shaking to every possible side while the Doctor tries to regain some control. Sparks are flying, Donna and Martha are screaming while the Doctor has a look of deep concern.

DONNA

What the hell's it doing?

DOCTOR

Controls aren't working!

He tries again with a control and sparks fly. He falls to the floor and sees his hand in the jar bubbling wildly.

DOCTOR

I don't know where we're going but my old hand's very excited about it!

DONNA

I thought that was just some freaky alien thing! You telling me it's yours?

DOCTOR

Well...

MARTHA

It got cut off. He grew a new one!

DONNA

You are completely... impossible!

DOCTOR

Not impossible, just... a bit unlikely!

The TARDIS makes one last rebellious explosion, sparks fly. The Doctor and his companions fall backwards, the Doctor lands in the chair next to the console. The TARDIS has landed. The Doctor looks at his companions before suddenly running towards the door and outside. He exits the TARDIS and looks around curiously. They seem to be in some underground tunnel, littered with junk and old equipment. His companions soon follow.

DOCTOR

Why would the TARDIS bring us here?

MARTHA

Oh, I love this bit.

DONNA

Thought you wanted to go home.

MARTHA

I know, but all the same...

The Doctor is going about his business, seemingly oblivious to the conversation. He licks his hands and looks into the distance.

MARTHA

It's that feeling you get...

DONNA

Like you swallowed a hamster?

At that moment, the Doctor and his companions hear a loud noise. They look over to the source of the commotion. Soldiers are coming.

CLINE

Don't move, stay where you are! Drop your weapons.

The soldiers point their guns at the TARDIS crew who show they are unarmed.

DOCTOR

We're not armed! Look, no weapons. Never any weapons. We're safe.

SOLDIER

Look at their hands. They're clean.

CLINE

Alright, process them! Him first.

The two soldiers who accompanied Cline move towards the Doctor. They grab him and drag him towards a strange machine.

DOCTOR

Oi, oi! What's wrong with clean hands?!

MARTHA

What's going on?

DONNA

Leave him alone!

The Doctor's hand is forced into the machine and he makes yells of pain as it whizzes away doing it's job.

DOCTOR

Something tells me this isn't about to check my blood pressure AAGGGH!

DONNA

What're you doing to him?

CLINE

Everyone gets processed.

DOCTOR

It's taken a tissue sample. Ow ow ow ow ow ow! And extrapolated it! Some kind of accelerator?

The machine lets the Doctor go, and he moves back, examining his hand. Donna and Martha run to him while he looks at a larger machine near the 'processor'.

MARTHA

Are you alright?

She examines his hand and notices a Y-shaped graze. The Doctor and Donna keep an eye on the other machine as it opens.

DOCTOR

What on earth? That's just...

A woman steps out from the machine, smoke billowing everywhere. The Doctor and his companions look on curiously as the woman looks around, also curious.

CLINE

Arm yourself!

He hands the woman the gun, and she naturally handles it.

MARTHA

Where did she come from?

DOCTOR

From me.

The woman is arming the gun as the Doctor, looking totally shocked himself, explains the situation to his companions.

DONNA

From you?! How? Who is she?

DOCTOR

Well... she's... well... she's my daughter!

Jenny, the woman, looks on with a smile on her face.

JENNY

Hello dad!

***

OPENING CREDITS

DAVID TENNANT

CATHERINE TATE

and

FREEMA AGYEMAN

THE DOCTOR'S DAUGHTER

by Stephen Greenhorn

***

Jenny joins the soldiers while the Doctor and his companions stay in the background.

CLINE

You primed to take orders, ready to fight?

JENNY

Instant mental download of all strategic and military protocols, sir. Generation 5000 soldier primed and in peak physical health. Oh, I’m ready.

DONNA

Did you say, daughter?

DOCTOR

Mm. Technically.

MARTHA

Technically how?

DOCTOR

Progenation. Reproduction from a single organism. Means one parent is biological mother and father. You take a sample of diploid cells, split them into haploids, then recombine them in a different arrangement, and grow. Very quickly, apparently.

JENNY

Something’s coming!

Hath run down the tunnel shooting.

CLINE

It’s the Hath!

The human soldiers shoot back.

JENNY

Get down!

CLINE

We have to blow the tunnel! Get the detonator!

DOCTOR

I’m not detonating anything!

A Hath grabs Martha and pulls her away, while Jenny kicks the other Hath and picks up the detonator.

CLINE

Blow that thing, blow the thing!

DOCTOR

Martha! No! Don’t!

Jenny presses the button, and they all run to cover before the tunnel explodes. The Doctor goes back to see the tunnel sealed, so Martha is stuck on the other side, or possibly dead.

DOCTOR

You’ve sealed off the tunnel. Why did you do that?!

JENNY

They were trying to kill us!

DOCTOR

But they’ve got my friend!

JENNY

Collateral damage. At least you’ve still got her, he lost both his men, I’d say you came out ahead.

DONNA

Her name’s Martha, and she’s not collateral damage, not for anyone! Have you got that, GI Jane?!

DOCTOR

I’m gonna find her.

CLINE (pointing gun at them)

You’re going nowhere. You don’t make sense, you two. No guns, no marks, no fight in you… I’m taking you to General Cobb. Now, move.

***

Martha wakes up in the debris of the explosion and spots an injured Hath.

MARTHA

Hold on, I’ve got you, is it your arm, yeah?

The Hath gurgles.

MARTHA

Is that a yes?

The Hath nods.

MARTHA

Let me examine it. Keep still. Still, yeah? No move!

The Hath nods.

MARTHA

Half fish, half human, how'm I supposed to know? Is that a shoulder? Feels like a shoulder! I think it’s dislocated.

Several Hath march in and point guns at Martha.

MARTHA

I’m trying to help him! I am a doctor and he is my patient, and I’m not leaving him! Now, this is gonna hurt. One, two, three!

Martha snaps the shoulder back into place. The Hath cock their guns. The injured Hath explains them that she was helping him, and the guns are lowered.

MARTHA

Now, then. I’m Doctor Martha Jones. Who the hell are you?

***

Cline, Jenny, Donna and the Doctor walk through the tunnels.

DONNA

I’m Donna, what’s you name?

JENNY

Don’t know, it’s not been assigned.

DONNA

Well, if you don’t know that, what do you know?

JENNY

How to fight.

DONNA

Nothing else?

DOCTOR

The machine must embed military history and tactics but no name. She’s a generated anomaly.

DONNA

Generated anomaly? Jenny-rated. Well what about that? Jenny!

JENNY

Jenny. Yeah, I like that, Jenny.

DONNA

What do you think, ‘Dad’?

DOCTOR

Good as anything, I suppose.

DONNA

Not what you’d call a natural parent, are you?

DOCTOR

They stole a tissue sample at gunpoint and processed it, it’s not what I call natural parentage.

DONNA

Rubbish! My friend Nerys fathered twins with a turkey baster, don’t bother her.

DOCTOR

You can't extrapolate a relationship from a biological accident.

DONNA

Er, Child Support Agency can.

DOCTOR

Look, just cos I share certain physiological traits with simian primates doesn’t make me a monkey’s uncle, does it?

JENNY

I’m not a monkey! Or a child.

They reach the human encampment, a huge underground room.

DOCTOR

So, where are we? What planet's this?

CLINE

Messaline. Well, what’s left of it.

TANNOY

...663 – 75 deceased. Generation 6671 – Extinct. Generation 6672 – 46 deceased. Generation 6680 – 14 deceased. Generation ...

DONNA

But, this is a theatre!

DOCTOR

Maybe they’re doing Miss Saigon.

DONNA

It’s like a town, or a city, underground. But why?

Cline just finished reporting to an older soldier who now walks to the Doctor and Donna.

DOCTOR

General Cobb, I presume?

GENERAL COBB

Found in the Western tunnels, I’m told, with no marks. There was an outbreak of pacifism in the Eastern Zone, three generations back, before we lost contact, is that where you came from?

DOCTOR

Eastern Zone, that’s us, yeah. Yeah. I’m The Doctor, this is Donna.

JENNY

And I’m Jenny.

GENERAL COBB

Don’t think you can infect us with your peacemaking. We’re committed to the fight, to the very end.

DOCTOR

Well, that’s all right, I can’t stay anyway. I’ve gotta go and find my friend.

GENERAL COBB

That’s not possible, all movement is regulated. We’re at war.

DOCTOR

Yes, I noticed. With the Hath. But tell me, cos we got a bit out of circulation, Eastern Zone and all that, so, who exactly are the Hath?

***

The Hath lead Martha into their base, similar to the human encampment. They seem delighted to meet a friendly human and they all pet Martha.

***

GENERAL COBB

Back at the dawn of this planet, these ancient halls were carved from the earth. Our ancestors dreamt of a new beginning, a colony where human and Hath could work and live together.

DOCTOR

So what happened?

GENERAL COBB

The dream died. Broken, along with Hath promises. They wanted it all for themselves. But those early pioneers, they fought back. They used the machines to produce soldiers instead of colonists, and began this battle for survival.

DONNA

There’s nothing but earth outside, why’s that? Why build everything underground?

CLINE

The surface is too dangerous.

DONNA

Well, then why build windows in the first place? And what does this mean?

Donna points at a number stamped on the wall.

GENERAL COBB

The rites and symbols of our ancestors. The meanings... lost in time.

DOCTOR

How long’s this war gone on for?

GENERAL COBB

Longer than anyone can remember. Countless generations marked only by the dead.

DONNA

What, fighting all this time?

JENNY

Because we must. Every child of the machine is born with this knowledge. It’s our inheritance, it’s all we know. How to fight. And how to die.

***

The Hath and Martha are looking at a holographic map.

MARTHA

Right…so we’re here?

She points at the map.

***

At the human camp, the Doctor is looking at an identical map.

DOCTOR

Does this show the entire city, including the Hath zones?

GENERAL COBB

Yes. Why?

DOCTOR

Well it’ll help us find Martha.

CLINE

We’ve more important things to do. The Progenation Machines are powered down for the night shift, but soon as they’re active, we could breed a whole platoon from you two.

DONNA

I’m not having sons and daughters by some great big flippin’ machine! (looking at Jenny) Sorry, no offence but you’re not... well I mean you’re not real.

JENNY

You’re no better than him! I have a body, I have a mind, I have independent thought, how am I not real? What makes you better than me?

GENERAL COBB

Well said, soldier. We need more like you if ever we’re to find the Source.

DOCTOR

Ooh, the Source, what’s that then, what’s a Source? I like a Source, what is it?

GENERAL COBB

The Breath of Life.

DOCTOR

And that would be...?

CLINE

In the beginning the great one breathed life into the universe. And then she looked at what she’d done, and she sighed.

JENNY

She? I like that.

DOCTOR

Right, so it’s a creation myth.

GENERAL COBB

It’s not myth. It’s real. That sigh. From the beginning of time it was caught and kept as the Source. It was lost when the war started. But it’s here, somewhere. Whoever holds the Source controls the destiny of the planet.

DOCTOR

Ah! I thought so! There’s a suppressed layer of information in this map, if I can just…

He sonics the map and more tunnels appear on it.

DONNA

What is it, what’s it mean?

DOCTOR

See? A whole complex of tunnels, hidden from sight.

***

The extra tunnels appear on the Hath map too.

MARTHA

Hold on, look!

***

GENERAL COBB

That must be the lost temple. The source will be inside. You’ve shown us the way! And look, we’re closer than the Hath! It’s ours!

***

MARTHA

That’s a new map. There’s a different set of tunnels!

***

GENERAL COBB

Tell them to prepare to move out. We’ll progenate new soldiers on the morning shift, then we march. Once we reach the Temple, peace will be restored at long last.

DOCTOR

Um, call me old-fashioned, but if you really wanted peace couldn’t you just stop fighting?

GENERAL COBB

Only when we have the Source. It’ll give us the power to erase every stinking Hath from the face of this planet!

DOCTOR

Hang on, hang on, a second ago it was peace in our time, now you’re talking about genocide!?

GENERAL COBB

For us, that means the same thing.

DOCTOR

Then you need to get yourself a better dictionary. When you do, look up genocide. You’ll see a little picture of me there and the caption will read 'Over my dead body'!

GENERAL COBB

And you’re the one who showed us the path to victory. But you can consider the irony from your prison cell. Cline, at arms!

Cline points his gun at the Doctor and Donna.

DONNA

Oi, oi oi! All right! Cool the beans Rambo!

GENERAL COBB

Take them, I won’t have them spreading treason. And if you try anything, Doctor, I’ll see that your woman dies first.

DOCTOR

No, we're, we're not a couple.

DONNA

I am not his woman!

CLINE

Come on. This way.

DOCTOR

I’m going to stop you, Cobb, you need to know that.

GENERAL COBB

I have an army and the breath of god on my side, Doctor, what’ll you have?

DOCTOR

This.

The Doctor points to his head.

GENERAL COBB

Lock them up, and guard them.

CLINE

What about the new soldier?

Jenny steps forward but Cobb pushes him away, into the Doctor's arms.

GENERAL COBB

Can’t trust her, she’s from pacifist stock. Take them all!

***

The Hath wave their guns in the air, celebrating Martha.

MARTHA

But, I didn’t do anything!

The Hath pat her on the back and continue to wave their guns in the air.

MARTHA

I think I just started a war.

***

The Doctor, Donna and Jenny enter their cell. Donna notices there are numbers there too.

DONNA

More numbers. They’ve gotta mean something.

DOCTOR

Makes as much sense as the breath of life story.

JENNY

You mean that’s not true?

DONNA

No, it’s a myth. Isn’t it, Doctor?

DOCTOR

Yes, but there could still be something real in that temple, something that’s become a myth. A piece of technology, a weapon.

DONNA

So the Source could be a weapon and we’ve just given directions to Captain Nutjob?

DOCTOR

Oh, yes.

DONNA

Not good, is it?

DOCTOR

That’s why we need to get out of here, find Martha and stop Cobb from slaughtering the Hath.

He notices Jenny's inquisitive look.

DOCTOR

What, what are you, what are you…what are you staring at?

JENNY

You keep insisting you’re not a soldier. But look at you! Drawing up strategies like a proper general.

DOCTOR

No no, I’m trying to stop the fighting.

JENNY

Isn’t every soldier?

DOCTOR

Well. I suppose. But that’s… that’s… technically... I haven’t got time for this! Donna, give me your phone! Time for an upgrade!

She handles him the phone and he sonics it.

JENNY

And now you’ve got a weapon!

DOCTOR

It’s not a weapon.

JENNY

But you’re using it to fight back! (she laughs) I’m gonna learn so much from you, you are such a soldier!

DOCTOR

Donna, will you tell her?

DONNA

Oh, you are speechless, I’m loving this! You keep on, Jenny!

MARTHA (on the phone)

Doctor?

DOCTOR

Martha! You're alive!

MARTHA

Doctor! Oh, am I glad to hear your voice! Are you all right?

DOCTOR

I'm with Donna, we're fine, what about you?

DONNA

And, and Jenny, she's fine too!

DOCTOR

Yes all right, (louder, to Martha) and, and Jenny... That's the woman from the machine, the soldier, my daughter, except she isn't, she's, she's... Anyway! Where are you?

MARTHA

I'm in the Hath camp. I'm OK, but, something's going on. The Hath are all marching off to some place that's appeared on this map thing.

DOCTOR

Ohhh... That was me. If both armies are heading that way, there's going to be a bloodbath.

MARTHA

What do you want me to do?

DOCTOR

Just stay where you are, if you're safe there then don't move, d'you hear?

MARTHA

But I can help.

The phone beeps and the connection breaks.

MARTHA

Doctor? Doctor!

***

General Cobb makes a speech to his troops.

GENERAL COBB

The doors that have been closed will be open to us now. The door to the Temple, to the Source, and to victory!

The soldiers cheer.

GENERAL COBB

Come the dawn cycle we march.

Their cheers and chanting is heard in the prison cell.

DOCTOR

They're getting ready to move out. We have to get past that guard.

JENNY

I can deal with him.

DOCTOR

No no no no. You're not going anywhere.

JENNY

What?

DOCTOR

You belong here, with them.

DONNA

She belongs with us. With you. She's your daughter!

DOCTOR

She's a soldier. She came out of that machine!

DONNA

Oh yes, I know that bit! Listen, have you got that stethoscope? Give it to me. Come on!

JENNY

What're you doing?

DONNA

It's all right. Just hold still.

Donna places the stethoscope to Jenny's chest, first on the left, then on the right. Then she looks at the Doctor.

DONNA

Come here. Listen. And then tell me where she belongs.

She handles him the stethoscope and makes him hear heartbeats on both sides. He steps back and stares at Jenny.

DOCTOR

Two hearts.

DONNA

Exactly.

JENNY

What's going on?

DONNA

Does that mean she's a...? What do you call a female Time Lord?

JENNY

What's a Time Lord?

DOCTOR

It's who I am. It's where I'm from.

JENNY

And I'm from you.

DOCTOR

You're an echo, that's all. A Time Lord is so much more. A sum of knowledge. A code. A shared history. A shared suffering. (pause) Only it's gone now. All of it. Gone forever.

JENNY

What happened?

DOCTOR

There was a war.

JENNY

Like this one?

He laughs at the absurdity of the comparison.

DOCTOR

Bigger. Much bigger.

JENNY

And you fought? And killed?

DOCTOR (darkly)

Yes.

JENNY

Then how are we different?

***

Martha is talking to the only Hath who stayed in the encampment with her.

MARTHA

I need to charge it up, I need power, d'you understand?

The Hath is fiddling with the controls of the map, changing it into 3D.

MARTHA

There's even more! In 3D! Oh, you're a clever Hath! So this is where everybody's headed? But look... those tunnels sort of zig-zag. If I went up and over the surface in a straight line, I'd get there first.

The Hath gurgles, protesting.

MARTHA

Why not?

He brings up a diagram.

MARTHA

Are these readings to the surface? Well it doesn't look too bad. Nitrogen and oxygen about 80:20, that's fine. Ozone levels are high. And some big radiation spikes. But as long as I'm not out there too long...

The Hath seems to ask a question.

MARTHA

I have to find my friends.

She runs off but turns back to the gurgling of the Hath, he seems to ask if he can come too.

MARTA

Come on, then!

***

Jenny goes to the cell door to talk with Cline.

JENNY

Hey.

CLINE

I'm not supposed to talk to you, I'm on duty.

JENNY

I know. Guarding me. (flirting) So does that mean I'm dangerous? Or that I need protecting?

CLINE

Protecting from what?

JENNY

Oh, I don't know. Men like you?

She pulls him closer for a kiss - then grabs his gun and points it at him.

JENNY

Keep quiet and open the door.

During this, the Doctor and Donna were waiting out of sight.

DONNA

I'd like to see you try that!

***

They walk downstairs, but stop when they notice another guard.

DOCTOR

That's the way out.

Jenny cocks the gun but the Doctor stops him.

DOCTOR

Don't you dare!

Donna steps between the two.

DONNA

Let me distract this one. I have picked up a few womanly wiles over the years.

DOCTOR

Let's... save your wiles for later. In case of emergency.

He uses a wind-up mouse to distract the guard, then Jenny steps behind the guard and knocks him out.

DOCTOR

I was gonna distract him, not clobber him!

JENNY

Well, it worked, didn't it?

DOCTOR

They must all have a copy of that new map. Just stay there, don't hurt anyone.

***

The Hath are marching down a corridor, then they stop at a point and start to break through the wall.

***

Martha and his new friend are heading upstairs, but the Hath starts to protest.

MARTHA

You can stay down here and live your whole life in the shadows, or come with me and stand in the open air. Feel the wind on your face. What's it gonna be? (he seems undecided) It's up to you. But nothing's gonna stop me.

She climbs out to the surface, the Hath following her. They are on a cold, windy, deserted planet lit by three moons.

MARTHA

I knew you couldn't resist it.

The Hath gurgles.

MARTHA

Er, language! Come on.

***

The soldiers find Cline inside the cell, tied up.

CLINE

It was the girl. She tricked me, they... they got away. I'm sorry.

GENERAL COBB

I waited all my life for this moment. No-one's gonna get in my way. Certainly not this Doctor. At arms! We march! To war!

***

The Doctor is looking at the map they've taken from the guard.

DOCTOR

Wait! This is it. The hidden tunnel. There must be a control panel.

He sonics the walls beside the locked door, while Donna notices another number.

DONNA

It's another one of those numbers. They're everywhere.

DOCTOR

The original builders must've left them. Some old cataloguing system.

DONNA

You got a pen? Bit of paper? Cos, d'you see, the numbers are counting down. (the Doctor gives her pen and paper and she takes notes) This one ends in 1-4, the prison cell said 1-6.

JENNY

Always thinking, both of you. Who are you people?

DOCTOR

I told you. I'm the Doctor.

JENNY

The Doctor? That's it?

DONNA

That's all he ever says.

JENNY

So, you don't have a name either? Are you an anomaly too?

DOCTOR

No.

DONNA

Oh, come off it! You're the most anomalous bloke I've ever met!

The Doctor takes off the cover of the control panel.

DOCTOR

Here it is!

JENNY

And Time Lords, what are they for exactly?

DOCTOR

'For'? They're not... They're not 'for' anything.

JENNY

So what do you do?

DOCTOR

I travel. Through time and space.

DONNA

He saves planets, rescues civilizations, defeats terrible creatures. And runs a lot. Seriously, there's an outrageous amount of running involved.

The door slides open.

DOCTOR

Got it!

GENERAL COBB (voice from the distance)

Squad 5, with me!

DOCTOR

Now, what were you saying about running?

They run, but soon are stopped by red beams crossing the tunnel, blocking their way.

DONNA

That's not mood lighting, is it?

The Doctor throws the clockwork mouse into the lights. It bursts into sparkles when it touches the first beam.

DONNA

No, I didn't think so.

DOCTOR

Arming device.

He starts to fiddle with the controls while Donna notices yet another set of numbers.

DONNA

There's more of these. Always eight numbers, counting down, the closer we get...

DOCTOR

Here we go!

DONNA

You better be quick!

JENNY (hearing the voice of the soldiers)

The General!

She turns to run back but the Doctor catches her.

DOCTOR

Where are you going?

JENNY

I can hold them up.

DOCTOR

No, we don't need any more dead.

JENNY

But it's them or us.

DOCTOR

It doesn't mean you have to kill them!

JENNY

I'm trying to save your life!

DOCTOR

Listen to me, the killing, after a while it infects you. And once it does you're never rid of it.

JENNY

We don't have a choice.

DOCTOR

We always have a choice.

JENNY

I'm sorry.

She runs off.

DOCTOR

Jenny!

SOLDIERS

This door! Now!

The first soldier catches sight of Jenny.

SOLDIER

There she is! At arms!

Jenny opens fire and the soldiers do the same. Hearing the shots, Donna looks very worried but the Doctor tries not to care.

DOCTOR

I told you. Nothing but a soldier.

DONNA

She's trying to help.

DOCTOR

Jenny! Come on!

JENNY

I'm coming!

GENERAL COBB

Cease fire! Cease fire!

The soldiers stop. At the same time, the Doctor manages to turn off the red beams.

DONNA

That's it!

DOCTOR

Jenny! Leave it! Let's go!

He and Donna run through the now safe corridor hand in hand. General Cobb walks forward, trying to persuade Jenny.

GENERAL COBB

You're a child of the machine. You're on my side. Join us! Join us in the war against the Hath. It's in your blood, girl, don't deny it.

Jenny takes aim, but then she fires at a pipeline over Cobb's head, and a cloud of steam blocks the soldiers view. She laughs then runs to where she's left the Doctor and Donna.

DOCTOR

Jenny! Come on! That's it!

DONNA

Hurry up!

But just when she reaches the corridor the red beams appear again.

DOCTOR

No, no, no, no! The circuit's looped back!

DONNA

Zap it back again!

DOCTOR

The controls are back there!

JENNY

They're coming!

DOCTOR

Wait! J-Just...! There isn't...! Jenny, I can't!

JENNY

I'll have to manage on my own. Watch and learn, Father!

She gets through the blocked corridor with a series of somersaults.

DONNA

No way! But that was impossible!

DOCTOR

Not impossible. Just a bit unlikely!

He hugs Jenny with a proud smile.

DOCTOR

Brilliant! You were brilliant! Brilliant!

JENNY

I didn't kill him. General Cobb, I could have kill him, but I didn't. You were right. I had a choice.

The soldiers arrive to the other end of the corridor. Donna and Jenny go ahead but the Doctor stays to talk to Cobb.

GENERAL COBB

At arms!

DOCTOR

I warned you, Cobb. If the Source is a weapon, I'm gonna make sure you never use it.

GENERAL COBB

One of us is gonna die today and it won't be me.

He opens fire and the Doctor runs off too.

***

Martha and the Hath are struggling forward on the surface.

MARTHA

It can't be much further.

She trips and slips downhills, into a bog. She tries to get out but she can't.

MARTHA

Help me! I'm sinking! I'm sinking! Help me! Peck! Help me! Help me, Peck! I'm sinking! (the Hath can't reach her) Oh it's no good. Aaah!

The Hath can't help her, so at the end he jumps into the bog too and pushes her out to the shore. But then he himself can't get out and Martha watches him sink slowly.

MARTHA

Oh noooo! Noooo!

She cries as she watches the motionless surface.

***

JENNY

So, you travel together, but you're not... 'together'?

DONNA

What? No, no! No way! No, no. We're friends. That's all. I mean, we're not even the same species, there's probably laws against it.

Jenny laughs.

JENNY

And what's it like, the travelling?

DONNA

Ah, never a dull moment. Can be terrifying, brilliant and funny - sometimes all at the same time. I've seen some amazing things though. Whole new worlds.

JENNY

Oh, I'd love to see new worlds.

DONNA

You will. Won't she, Doctor?

DOCTOR

Hm?

DONNA

D'you think Jenny will see any new worlds?

DOCTOR (with a little smile)

I suppose so.

JENNY

You mean... You mean, you'll take me with you?

DOCTOR

We can't leave you here, can we?

JENNY (hugging him)

Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you! Come on! Let's get a move on!

She runs ahead.

DOCTOR

Careful, there might be traps!

DONNA

Kids! They never listen!

But she notices that the Doctor still looks troubled.

DONNA

Oh, I know that look. See it a lot round our way. Blokes with pushchairs and frowns. You've got dad-shock.

DOCTOR

Dad-shock?

DONNA

Sudden, unexpected fatherhood. Take a bit of getting used to.

DOCTOR

No, it's not that.

DONNA

Well, what is it then? Having Jenny in the TARDIS is that it? What's she gonna do, cramp your style? Like you've got a sports car and she's gonna turn it into a people-carrier?

DOCTOR

Donna, I've been a father before.

DONNA

What?

DOCTOR

I lost all that a long time ago. Along with everything else.

DONNA

I'm sorry. I didn't know. Why didn't you tell me? You talk all the time, but you don't say anything.

DOCTOR

I know. I'm just... When I look at her now I can see them. The hole they left, all the pain that filled it. I just don't know if I can face that every day.

DONNA

It won't stay like that. She'll help you. We both will.

DOCTOR

But when they died, that part of me died with them. It'll never come back. Not now.

DONNA

I tell you something, Doctor, something I've never told you before. I think you're wrong.

They hear shooting and Jenny returns to them.

JENNY

They've blasted through the beams, time to run again. Love the running! Yeah?

DOCTOR

Love the running.

They smile at each other before they run again.

***

Martha struggles forward on the surface, still wiping tears. But now, she is nearly at the "Temple".

***

The Doctor, Donna and Jenny reach a dead end.

DONNA

We're trapped.

DOCTOR

Can't be. This must be the temple. (he touches a panel of the wall) This is a door.

DONNA

And again! We're down to 1-2 now...

DOCTOR

I've got it!

JENNY

I can hear them!

DOCTOR

Nearly done.

DONNA (still talking about the numbers)

These can't be a cataloguing system.

JENNY

They're getting closer!

DOCTOR

Then get back here!

DONNA

They're too similar. Too familiar.

JENNY

Not yet.

DOCTOR

Now! Got it!

The door opens.

***

Martha reaches a very similar door on the surface and enters.

***

The Doctor, Donna and Jenny get inside the "Temple".

JENNY

They're coming! Close the door!

The Doctor pushes some keys and the door slides closed.

JENNY

Oh, that was close!

DOCTOR

No fun otherwise!

DONNA

It's not what I'd call a temple...

JENNY

It looks more like...

DOCTOR

Fusion-drive transport. It's a spaceship!

DONNA

What, the original one? The one the first colonists arrived in?

DOCTOR

Well, it could be, but the power cells would have run down after all that time. This one's still powered-up and functioning. Come on!

As they run, they see that someone is cutting through another door.

JENNY

It's the Hath! That door's not gonna last much longer. And if General Cobb gets through down there, war's gonna break out.

DOCTOR

Look, look, look, look, look! Ship's log!

He gets to the controls.

DOCTOR

"First wave of Human/Hath co-colonisation of planet Messaline".

JENNY

So it is the original ship.

DONNA

What happened?

DOCTOR

"Phase one. Construction." They used robot drones to build the city.

DONNA

But, does it mention the war?

The Doctor scrolls down.

DOCTOR

Final entry... "Mission commander dead. Still no agreement on who should assume leadership. Hath and humans have divided into factions." That must be it! A power vacuum. The crew divided into two factions and turned on each other. Start using the progenation machines and suddenly you've got two armies fighting a never-ending war!

JENNY

Two armies who are now both outside.

DONNA

Look at that.

She looks at a screen displaying a set of numbers similar to those on the walls.

DOCTOR

It's like the numbers in the tunnels.

DONNA

No, no, no, no, but listen... I spent six months working as a temp in Hounslow Library, and I mastered the Dewey Decimal System in two days flat. I'm good with numbers! It's staring us in the face!

JENNY

What is?

DONNA

It's the date! Assuming the first two numbers are some big old space date, then you've got year, month, day. It's the other way round, like it is in America!

DOCTOR

Ohhh! It's the New Byzantine Calendar!

DONNA

The codes are completion dates for each section. They finish it, they stamp the date on! So the numbers aren't counting down, they're going out, from here, day by day, as the city got built.

DOCTOR

Yes! Oh, good work, Donna!

DONNA

Yeah! But you're, you're still not getting it. The first number I saw back there, was 6012-07-17. Well, look at the date today!

DOCTOR

07-24. No!

JENNY

What does it mean?

DOCTOR

Seven days.

DONNA

That's it! Seven days!

DOCTOR

Just seven days?!

JENNY

What d'you mean, seven days?

DOCTOR

Seven days since war broke out.

DONNA

This war started seven days ago! Just a week! A week!

JENNY

They said years!

DONNA

No. They said generations. And if they're all like you, and they're products of those machines...

DOCTOR

They could have 20 generations in a day! Each generation gets killed in the war, passes on the legend! Ohhh! Donna, you're a genius!

JENNY

But all the buildings, the encampments, they're in ruins.

DOCTOR

No they're not ruined, they're just empty! Waiting to be populated! Oh, they've mythologised their entire history! The Source must be part of that too. Come on!

They run again. They turn around a corner and bump into Martha.

MARTHA

Doctor!

DOCTOR

Martha!

They hug each other.

DOCTOR

I should've known you wouldn't stay away from the excitement!

MARTHA

Donna!

She runs to Donna and they hug too.

DONNA

Oooh, you're filthy, what happened?!

MARTHA

I, erm, took the surface route.

They hear the voice of soldiers.

DOCTOR

That's the general! We haven't got much time.

DONNA

We don't even know what we're looking for!

MARTHA

Is it me, or can you smell flowers?

DOCTOR

Yes! Bougainvillea! I say we follow our nose!

GENERAL COBB (voice from a distance)

Blocks 7 to 10, advance! With me!

The Doctor, Donna, Jenny and Martha reach a place that looks like a huge greenhouse inside the spaceship filled with palms and other exotic plants.

DOCTOR

Oh, yes! Yes! Isn't this brilliant?

In the middle there's a small place around a pedestal that holds a glass sphere, containing shining gas.

DONNA

Is that the Source?

JENNY

It's beautiful.

MARTHA

What is it?

DOCTOR

Terraforming! It's a third generation terraforming device!

DONNA

So why are we suddenly in Kew Gardens?

DOCTOR

Because that's what it does. All this, only bigger. Much bigger! It's in a transit state. Producing all this must help keep it stable before they finally...

The Hath and the human soldiers appear from the opposite sides, cocking their guns as soon as they catch sight of each other.

DOCTOR

Stop! Hold your fire!

GENERAL COBB

What is this? Some kind of trap?

DOCTOR

You said you wanted this war over.

GENERAL COBB

I want this war won.

DOCTOR

You can't win. No one can. You don't even know why you're here. Your whole history, it's just Chinese whispers. Getting more distorted the more it's passed on. (pointing to the sphere) This is the Source. This is what you're fighting over. A device to rejuvenate a planet's ecosystem. It's nothing mystical. It's from a laboratory, not some creator. It's a bubble of gases. A cocktail of stuff for accelerated evolution. Methane, hydrogen, ammonia, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids. It's used to make barren planets habitable. Look around you! It's not for killing, it's bringing life. If you allow it, it can lift you out of these dark tunnels and into the bright, bright sunlight! No more fighting. No more killing.

He lifts up the sphere.

DOCTOR

I'm the Doctor, and I declare this war is over!

He throws it to the ground. The glass ball shatters and the gases escape, shining in gold and green as they spread out in the air. Amazed by the sight, human and Hath both put the guns to the ground.

JENNY

What's happening?

DOCTOR

The gases will escape and trigger the terraforming process.

JENNY

What does that mean?

DOCTOR

It means a new world.

Jenny laughs with delight, but then she looks at General Cobb - the only one who isn't enchanted by what's happened. He lifts his gun to shoot the Doctor, but Jenny steps in front of him.

JENNY

No!

The bullet hits her and Jenny collapses into the Doctor's arms, while the soldiers hold down Cobb and take away his gun.

DOCTOR

Jenny? Jenny! Talk to me, Jenny!

He sits down and takes Jenny into his lap. Martha checks her pulse and the wound.

DONNA

Is she gonna be all right?

Martha looks at Donna and shakes her head without a word.

JENNY (whispering)

A new world. It's beautiful.

DOCTOR

Jenny? Be strong, now. You need to hold on. D'you hear me? We've got things to do, you and me. Hey? Hey? We can go anywhere. Everywhere. You choose.

JENNY

That sounds good.

DOCTOR

You're my daughter and we've only just got started. You're gonna be great. You're gonna be more than great. You're gonna be amazing! You hear me? Jenny?

She closes her eyes and dies. The Doctor kisses her forehead in despair, then he finds one last straw to clutch.

DOCTOR

Two hearts. Two hearts, she's like me. If we wait... If we just wait...

He looks at Martha for support.

MARTHA

There's no sign, Doctor. There is no regeneration. She's like you, but... maybe not enough.

DOCTOR

No. Too much. That's the truth of it. She was too much like me.

He gently puts Jenny to the ground and kisses her one last time. Then he gets up, walks to General Cobb and picks up his gun. He stands there, panting from anger and despair, pointing the gun at Cobb's head. Martha and Donna are shocked to see what he's doing. But then he lowers the gun and crouches down to Cobb.

DOCTOR

I never would. Have you got that? I never would!

He stands up again and addresses both fighting parties.

DOCTOR

When you start this new world. This world of Human and Hath... remember that! Make the foundation of this society. A man who never would!

He throws away the gun and sits back to Jenny's body.

***

Jenny is laid out in the theatre room that used to be the human encampment. The Doctor, Donna, Martha, Cline and a Hath are around her. Suddenly, beams of light come through the windows.

MARTHA

It's happening. The terraforming.

DONNA

Build a city, nice and safe underground. Strip away the top soil. And there it is. (pause) And what about Jenny?

CLINE

Let us give her a proper ceremony. I think it'd help us. Please.

The Doctor, lost in dark thoughts, nods his approval.

***

The Doctor, Donna and Martha are back in the TARDIS.

DOCTOR

Jenny was the reason for the TARDIS bringing us here. It just got here too soon, which then created Jenny in the first place. Paradox. An endless paradox.

Donna and Martha watch him with sympathy.

DOCTOR

Time to go home?

MARTHA

Yeah. Home.

He starts to pull controls, but without his usual enthusiasm.

***

Donna and Martha walk down the road of Martha's house.

DONNA

You sure about this?

MARTHA

Yeah, positive. I can't do this any more. You'll be the same one day.

DONNA

Not me. Never! How could I ever go back to normal life after seeing all this?

She looks back to the Doctor who is a few step behind them.

DONNA

I'm gonna travel with that man for ever.

They hug each other.

MARTHA

Good luck.

DONNA

And you.

Donna stops while Martha and the Doctor walk a few steps ahead.

DOCTOR

We're making a habit of this.

MARTHA

Yeah. And you'd think it'd get easier. (she looks at the Doctor) All those things you've been ready to die for. I thought for a moment there you'd finally found something worth living for.

DOCTOR

Oh... there's always something worth living for, Martha.

They hug.

MARTHA

Bye, Doctor.

DOCTOR

Goodbye. Doctor Jones.

He turns back and walks to the TARDIS with Donna. For a second, Martha seems almost regretting her decision - then she looks at her engagement ring, smiles and rushes into the house.

***

Cline and the Hath are preparing Jenny for the ceremony. They put a pillow under her head and a sheet over her body. But suddenly her mouth opens and light comes out, resembling the terraforming substance. Cline and the Hath look at each other bemused. Then they get completely shocked when Jenny opens her eyes and smiles at them.

JENNY

Hello, boys.

***

Cline and the Hath are looking for Jenny.

CLINE

The shuttle!

He goes to a panel on the wall.

CLINE (over intercom)

Jenny? What're you doing? Come back!

Jenny is pushing controls to start the engines of the shuttle.

JENNY

Sorry. Can't stop. What you gonna do, tell my dad?

CLINE

But where are you going?!

JENNY

Oh, I've got the whole universe! Planets to save, civilizations to rescue, creatures to defeat... and an awful lot of running to do!

She shoots off to the sky with a huge smile on her face.

=== DOCTOR WHO (2005) ===

TRANSCRIPT PROVIDED BY WWW.TWIZTV.COM

ORIGINALLY TRANSCRIBED FOR DISCIPLES OF DONNA


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