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  04x12 - THE STOLEN EARTH (1)
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The TARDIS lands in an ordinary suburb street. The Doctor bursts out, followed by Donna, looking around frantically to find out what's wrong.

DOCTOR

It's fine... Everything's fine. Nothing's wrong, all fine!

A milk float stops in the street.

DOCTOR

'Scuse me! What day is it?

MILKMAN

Saturday.

DOCTOR

Saturday. Good. Good, I like Saturdays.

DONNA

So, I just met Rose Tyler?

DOCTOR

Yeah.

DONNA

But she's locked away in a parallel world.

DOCTOR

Exactly. If she can cross from her parallel world to your parallel world, than that means the walls of the universe are breaking down. Which puts everything in danger, everything! But how?!

He dashes back to the TARDIS, Donna after him. Outside, the milk bottles begin to rattle. The milkman looks confused as the earth starts to shake.

***

Inside the TARDIS, the Doctor is fiddling with controls. By his foot, the hand in the jar is bubbling. Donna walks up to the Doctor.

DONNA

Thing is, Doctor. No matter what's happening, and I'm - I'm sure it's bad, I get that. But... Rose is coming back. Isn't that good?

Full of worrying thoughts, the Doctor just stares at her for a moment - then realising that he might see Rose again, he cheers up.

DOCTOR

Yeah.

There's a loud noise and the TARDIS shakes violently.

DONNA

What the hell was that?!

DOCTOR

That came from outside.

He runs to the door and looks out - they are in space, with nothing but several asteroids around. Donna joins him and they both stare the empty space outside, confused.

DONNA

But we're in space. How did that happen?

The Doctor runs back to the console.

DONNA

What did you do?

DOCTOR (looking at the monitor)

We haven't moved, we're fixed... Can't have! No!

In disbelief, he runs back to the door.

DOCTOR

The TARDIS is still in the same place. But the Earth has gone. The entire planet. It's gone.

They gaze out in total shock.

***

FAR ACROSS THE UNIVERSE...

New York

A broken cable sparkles and smokes as the ground shakes one last time. Martha is lying on the floor.

MALE VOICE

... right now. Confirm all stations still online, can anyone hear me? We got contact with UNIT base...

Martha lifts up her head.

MARTHA

What was that?

FEMALE VOICE

...emergency systems are online...

Other soldiers in the UNIT base are also struggling to their feet. The place is turned upside down, scattered papers and broken glass everywhere.

MARTHA

Was it some sort of earthquake, or... Jalandra, you all right?

JALANDRA

Yeah, I'm OK.

MARTHA

Is anyone hurt? We've lost power, will someone get the lights back on. DaCosta, see to it right now! Suzanne, are you OK?

Suzanne is looking out of the window and she is totally shocked by the view.

SUZANNE

Martha. Look at the sky.

MARTHA

Why, what is it?

SUZANNE

Just look at the sky!

***

Cardiff

The Torchwood Hub interior is also a mess, Jack struggles to his feet as the ground shakes one last time.

JACK

Whoa! What happened? Was it the Rift? Gwen, Ianto, you OK?

IANTO

No broken bones. Slight loss of dignity. No change there then.

GWEN

The whole city must've felt that... the whole of South Wales!

JACK

I'm gonna take a look outside.

He runs out while Ianto and Gwen go to a computer terminal. Ianto pushes some keys.

IANTO

Little bit bigger than South Wales...

***

Ealing, London

Sarah Jane's home is all tupsy-turvey too. She gets up and runs to check her son.

SARAH JANE

Luke, are you all right?

Luke gets to his feet.

LUKE

Felt like some sort of cross-dimensional spatial transference.

Sarah Jane looks at the window and notices that it's dark outside.

SARAH JANE

But it's night! It wasn't night, it was eight o'clock in the morning... Mr Smith! I need you!

Her supercomputer comes alive with a loud fanfare.

SARAH JANE

Can you just stop giving that fanfare, you just tell me what happened!

MR SMITH

Sarah Jane, I think you should look outside. I think you'll find the visual evidence most conclusive.

***

Chiswick, London

Armed with a baseball bat, Wilf walks to the street, Sylvia in tow.

WILF (looking around)

It's gone dark! It's them aliens, I'll bet my pension! What d'you want this time, you green swine?!

SYLVIA (looking to the sky)

Dad...

WILF

Look, you get back inside, Sylvia. They always want the women!

SYLVIA

No, Dad, just look. Oh, my God. Look at the sky!

Wilf takes her hand as they look at the sky in horror.

***

Luke and Sarah Jane are shocked by the sky too.

SARAH JANE

That's impossible...

***

The same shock is on Jack's face.

JACK

That's just impossible...

***

Martha and the rest of the UNIT are looking out of the window with the same shocked expression.

MARTHA

It can't be...

***

The milkman is watching the sky in total shock, too. Then he hears a strange noise and turns around to see Rose appearing in the middle of the street, like from a teleport, toting an enormous gun.

ROSE (looking up to the sky without a bit of surprise)

Right, now we're in trouble... (she cocks the gun) It's only just beginning.

The camera finally shifts to the sky: it is dark and filled with planets, impossibly near to the Earth.

***

OPENING CREDITS

DAVID TENNANT

CATHERINE TATE

FREEMA AGYEMAN

JOHN BARROWMAN

with

ELISABETH SLADEN

and

BILLIE PIPER

THE STOLEN EARTH

by Russell T Davies

***

DONNA

But if the Earth's been moved, they've lost the sun! What about my Mum? And Grandad? They're dead, aren't they? Are they dead?

DOCTOR (looking at a monitor)

I don't know, Donna, I just don't know, I'm sorry, I don't know...

DONNA

That's my family. My whole world.

DOCTOR

There's no readings. Nothing. Not a trace. Not even a whisper. Oh, that is fearsome technology!

DONNA

So what do we do?

DOCTOR

We've got to get help.

DONNA

From where?

DOCTOR

Donna... I'm taking you to the Shadow Proclamation. Hold tight!

***

On television:

AMNN NEWSREADER

The United Nations has issued an edict, asking the citizens of the world not to panic. So far, there has been no explanation of the 26 planets which have appeared in the sky...

The TV is switched to another channel.

RICHARD DAWKINS

...but it's an empirical fact! The planets didn't come to us, we came to them! Just look at the stars. We're in a completely different region of space, we've travelled.

Switch to yet another channel.

PAUL O'GRADY

D'you know what, I look up, and there's all these moons and things! Have you seen them? Did you see them? (cheer from the audience) I thought, what was I drinking last night? Furniture polish?

Cuts to the Hub. Ianto bursts out laughing. Jack, working on his own computer, looks over at him disapprovingly.

JACK

Ianto. Time and a place.

IANTO (still laughing)

He is funny, though.

JACK

Gwen, come and see!

GWEN (talking on the phone while walking to Jack)

Rhys, I have no idea, just stay indoors. And can you phone my mother, tell her, um, oh I dunno, just tell her to take her pills and go to sleep. I'm gonna come home as soon as I can, I promise. I love you, you big idiot.

She hangs up.

JACK

Someone's established an artificial atmospheric shell. Keeping the air and holding in the heat.

IANTO

Whoever's done this, wants the human race alive. That's a plus. (pause) 27 planets, including the Earth.

On the monitor, they can see the all planets, then a big, blinking, red dot appears in the middle.

GWEN

No, but what's that? That's not a planet...

***

A similar picture is displayed on Sarah Jane's computer.

MR SMITH

The reading seems to be artificial in construction.

SARAH JANE

Some sort of space station. Sitting at the heart of the web.

Luke appears with his mobile in hand.

LUKE

They're fine. Maria and her dad, they're still in Cornwall. I told them to stay indoors. And Clyde's all right, he's with his mum.

MR SMITH

Sarah Jane, I have detected movement. Observe.

Now, there are many small red dots on the screen.

LUKE (thrilled)

Spaceships!

***

GENERAL SANCHEZ

Tracking 200 objects. Earthbound trajectory! Geneva is calling a Code Red. Everyone to battle positions!

He looks at Martha who is trying to make a call on her mobile.

GENERAL SANCHEZ (sarcastic)

Dr Jones, if you're not too busy.

MARTHA

I'm trying to phone the Doctor, sir.

GENERAL SANCHEZ

And?

MARTHA

There's no signal! This number calls anywhere in the universe, it never breaks down. They must be blocking it. Whoever 'they' are.

They both look at the screen, displaying the same picture as the ones seen in the Hub and at Sarah Jane's.

GENERAL SANCHEZ

We're about to find out. They're coming into orbit.

***

Streets are chaotic, alarms wailing, people running around, screaming in fear or with drunken delight. Rose walks through the anarchy, looking sad but determined.

DRUNKEN MAN

The end of the world, darlin'! End of the stinkin' world!

ROSE

Have one on me, mate.

She walks into an electronics store that two young men are just about to loot.

ROSE

Right, you two! You can put that stuff down, or run for your lives. (she cocks her huge gun) D'you like my gun?

The men run away terrified. Rose sits down to a screen that shows the same picture we've seen: the 27 planets, and the spaceships moving towards the Earth.

***

Sylvia is watching the news on telly.

NEWSREADER

We're now getting confirmed reports of spaceships. The Pentagon has issued an emergency report...

SYLVIA

Dad? Come and see!

NEWSREADER

...and now heading towards Earth in a regular pattern...

SYLVIA

They're saying spaceships!

Wilf has been trying to phone Donna.

SYLVIA

Did you find her?

WILF

No, no, there's no reply. Where are you, Donna? Where are you, sweetheart?

***

GWEN

3,000 miles and closing... But who are they?!

Jack's mobile rings.

JACK

Martha Jones! Voice of a nightingale! Tell me you put something in my drink.

MARTHA

No such luck, have you heard from the Doctor?

JACK

Not a word. Where are you?

MARTHA

New York.

JACK

Oh, nice for some.

MARTHA

I've been promoted. Medical Director on Project Indigo.

JACK

Did you get that thing working?

MARTHA (brow furrowed)

Indigo's top secret, no-one's supposed to know about it.

JACK

I met a soldier in a bar, long story.

IANTO (jealously)

When was that?

JACK

Strictly professional!

GWEN (looking at the monitor)

1,500 miles, boys, and accelerating. They're almost here.

***

MR SMITH

I'm receiving a communication from the earthbound ships. They have a message for the human race.

SARAH JANE

Put it through, let's hear it.

DALEK MESSAGE

Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!

***

The same message is played in the Hub.

DALEK MESSAGE

Exterminate!

***

The message reaches the UNIT base too, Martha hears it and her eyes widen in fear.

DALEK MESSAGE

Exterminate! Exterminate!

***

DALEK MESSAGE

Exterminate!

JACK

No...

DALEK MESSAGE

Exterminate! Exterminate!

JACK

Oh, no.

GWEN

What is it? Who are they? D'you know them Jack?

Jack puts his arms around Ianto and Gwen and kisses them both on the forehead.

***

Sarah Jane listens the message, her eyes full of tears.

DALEK MESSAGE

Exterminate, exterminate, exterminate, exterminate...

SARAH JANE

No...

***

JACK (holding Gwen and Ianto tight)

There's nothing I can do. I'm sorry. We're dead.

***

DALEK MESSAGE

Exterminate...

SARAH JANE (she hugs Luke, sobbing)

Oh god, you're so young.

***

In the store, Rose is listening to the message too, not surprised, but fearful.

DALEK MESSAGE

Exterminate, exterminate...

She goes out of the shop and looks up to the sky. A Dalek spaceship is flying over the city, shooting at the streets. She walks away with an air of determination. A missile explodes behind her but she doesn't even look back.

***

On the Dalek mother ship, Daleks are gathering around a piece of machinery.

DALEK #1

Dalek fleet in battle formation!

DALEK #2

All systems locked and primed!

DALEK #3

Crucible at 90% efficiency!

DALEK #4

The human harvest will commence!

***

GENERAL SANCHEZ

Battle stations! Geneva declaring Ultimate Code Red! Ladies and gentlemen, we are at war!

The UNIT base shakes from an explosion. Martha runs to the window. Outside, she sees the Dalek fleet descending and firing missiles at New York.

***

DALEK

Supreme Dalek on the Bridge!

A door opens and a red Dalek appears.

SUPREME DALEK

Soon, the Crucible will be complete! We have waited long for this ultimate destiny. Now the Daleks are the masters of Earth!

The spaceship is teeming with Daleks.

DALEKS

Daleks are the masters of Earth! Daleks are the masters of Earth!

***

The TARDIS is shaking violently as it is heading towards the Shadow Proclamation.

DONNA

So go on then, what is the Shadow Proclamation anyway?

DOCTOR

Posh name for police. Outer space police. Here we go!

The TARDIS materialises inside a building. As the Doctor and Donna step out, they are greeted by several Judoon pointing guns at them.

JUDOON

Sco bo tro no flo jo ko fo. To to!

DOCTOR

No bo ho sho ko ro to so. Bo-ko-do-zo-go-bo-fo-po-jo! (the Judoon lower their guns) Mo ho.

***

SHADOW ARCHITECT

Time Lords are the stuff of legend. They belong in the myths and whispers of the Higher Species. You cannot possibly exist.

DOCTOR

Yeah, more to the point, I've got a missing planet!

SHADOW ARCHITECT

Then you're not as wise as the stories would say. The picture is far bigger than you imagine. The whole universe is in outrage, Doctor. 24 worlds have been taken from the sky.

DOCTOR

How many?! Which ones?! Show me!

He runs to a computer.

SHADOW ARCHITECT

Locations range far and wide. But all disappeared at the exact same moment. Leaving no trace.

DOCTOR (browsing through the files on the lost planets)

Callufrax Minorr. Jahoo. Shallacatop. Woman Wept... Clom! Clom's gone! Who'd want Clom?!

SHADOW ARCHITECT

All different sizes, some populated, some not. But all unconnected.

DONNA

What about Pyrovillia?

SHADOW ARCHITECT (condescending)

Who is the female?

DONNA

Donna! I'm a human being. Maybe not the stuff of legend but every bit as important as Time Lords, thank you.

The Doctor watches her with a proud smile.

DONNA

Way back when we were in Pompeii, Lucius said Pyrovillia had gone missing.

JUDOON

Pyrovillia is cold case. Not relevant!

DONNA

How d'you mean, cold case?

SHADOW ARCHITECT

The planet Pyrovillia cannot be part of this, it disappeared over 2,000 years ago.

DONNA

Yes, yes, hang on... But there's the Adipose breeding planet too, Miss Foster said that was lost, but that must've been a long time ago.

DOCTOR

That's it! Donna, brilliant! Planets are being taken out of time as well as space... Let's put this into 3-D... (he fiddles with the computer and holograms of the lost planets appear in the air) Now, if we add Pyrovillia... And Adipose 3... Something missing. Where else, where else, where else, where else... lost, lost, lost, lost... Oh! The Lost Moon of Poosh!

As he adds the last one, the holograms suddenly move and rearrange themselves.

SHADOW ARCHITECT

What did you do?

DOCTOR

Nothing. The planets rearranged themselves into the optimum pattern. Oh, look at that! 27 planets in perfect balance. Come on, that is gorgeous!

DONNA

Oi, don't get all spaceman, what does it mean?

DOCTOR

All those worlds fit together like pieces of an engine. It's like a powerhouse! What for?

SHADOW ARCHITECT

Who could design such a thing?

DOCTOR (to himself)

Someone tried to move the Earth once before. Long time ago... can't be...

***

Daleks are attacking the Valiant.

DALEKS

Maximum extermination!

CAPTAIN OF VALIANT

The shields are down! There's so many of them, abandon ship!

In the Hub, the Torchwood team is following the events.

JACK

The Valiant's down...

IANTO

Air force retreating over North Africa! Daleks landing in Japan.

GWEN

We've lost contact with the Prime Minister's plane... Jack! Manhattan!

JACK (over the phone)

Martha, get out of there!

Martha is bandaging a wounded soldier.

MARTHA

I can't Jack, I've got a job to do.

JACK

They're targeting military bases and you're next on the list!

GENERAL SANCHEZ

Dr Jones, you will come with me. Project Indigo is being activated. Quick march!

They walk through an empty corridor, followed by a UNIT private.

MARTHA

But we can't use Project Indigo, it hasn't been tested, sir, we don't even know if it works!

***

Daleks break into the UNIT base.

DALEK #1

UNIT forces will be exterminated.

DALEK #2

Annihilate UNIT!

The UNIT soldiers fire at the Daleks but their guns are no use against them.

DALEK #1

Exterminate!

***

The private opens a vault. Inside, there's a strange device, like a computer built into a backpack.

GENERAL SANCHEZ (to Martha)

Put it on. Fast as you can!

JACK (over the phone)

Martha, I'm telling you, don't use Project Indigo, it's not safe!

GENERAL SANCHEZ

You take your orders from UNIT, Dr Jones, not from Torchwood.

MARTHA

But why me?

GENERAL SANCHEZ

You're our only hope of finding the Doctor. But failing that, if no help is coming, then with the power invested in me by the Unified Intelligence Taskforce, I authorise you to take this - the Osterhagen Key.

He gives her something that looks like a microchip in a plastic case.

MARTHA (fearfully)

I can't take that, sir.

GENERAL SANCHEZ

You know what to do. For the sake of the human race.

Reluctantly, she takes the Key. An explosion shakes the building.

DALEK #1

Daleks one five reaching north corridor.

DALEK #2

Exterminate!

GENERAL SANCHEZ (salutes)

Dr Jones... good luck.

DALEKS

Exterminate, exterminate, exterminate...

He and the private face the Daleks to buy time for Martha.

MARTHA

Bye, Jack.

JACK

Martha, don't do it!

She pulls the cords on the backpack and disappears.

JACK

Don't!

***

Jack kicks his desk in frustration and despair.

IANTO

What's Project Indigo?

JACK

Experimental teleport. Salvaged from the Sontarans. But they haven't got coordinates, or stabilisation.

GWEN

So where is she?

JACK

Scattered into atoms. Martha's down.

***

SUPREME DALEK

Commence the landings. Bring the humans here! Prepare the Crucible!

DAVROS (via intercom)

Supreme Dalek, is there news?

SUPREME DALEK

Earth has been subjugated!

DAVROS

I mean, is there news of him?

SUPREME DALEK

Negative! No reports of Time Lord. We are beyond the Doctor's reach!

DAVROS

Fascinating. If I had not elevated you beyond crude emotions, I could almost mistake that tone for one of victory. Beware your pride.

SUPREME DALEK

The Doctor cannot stop us!

DAVROS

And yet, Dalek Caan is uneasy.

He flicks a switch and reflectors light Dalek Caan - the top of his armour has been blown off, and the Dalek creature sits there in the open.

SUPREME DALEK

The Abomination is insane.

DAVROS

Show respect. Without Dalek Caan, none of this would be possible. And he speaks only the truth.

DALEK CAAN (sing-song voice)

He is coming. The threefold man, he dances in the lonely places. Oh, creator of us all. The Doctor is coming...

Caan bursts into an insane laugh.

***

At the Shadow Proclamation, the Doctor and the Shadow Architect are beside the computer but obviously they came to a dead end. Donna sits on a staircase, gazing into space while she listens to a strange heartbeat echoing in her head.

ALBINO SERVANT (offering Donna a cup)

You need sustenance. Take the water, it purifies.

DONNA

Thanks.

ALBINO SERVANT

There was something on your back.

DONNA

How d'you know that?

ALBINO SERVANT

You are something new.

DONNA

Not me. I'm just a temp. Shorthand, filing, 100 words per minute, fat lot of good that is now. I'm no use to anyone.

ALBINO SERVANT

I'm so sorry for your loss.

DONNA

Yeah. My whole planet's gone.

ALBINO SERVANT (whispering)

I mean the loss that is yet to come. God save you.

The servant hurries away, leaving Donna confused and scared. The Doctor walks to her.

DOCTOR

Donna! Come on, think - Earth! There must've been some sort of warning. Was there anything happening back in your day, like, electrical storms, freak weather, patterns in the sky?

DONNA

Well, how should I know? Um... no, I don't think so, no.

DOCTOR

Oh, OK, never mind.

DONNA

Although... there were the bees disappearing.

DOCTOR

The bees disappearing... The bees disappearing. (realising something) The bees, disappearing!

He runs back to the computer.

SHADOW ARCHITECT

How is that significant?

Donna follows the Doctor to the computer.

DONNA

On Earth we have these insects. Some people said it was pollution, or mobile phone signals.

DOCTOR

Or - they were going back home!

DONNA

Back home where?

DOCTOR

Planet Melissa Majoria!

DONNA

Are you saying bees are aliens?!

DOCTOR

Don't be so daft. Not all of them. But if the migrant bees felt something coming, some sort of danger, and escaped... Tandocca!

SHADOW ARCHITECT

The Tandocca Scale!

DOCTOR

Tandocca Scale is the series of wavelengths used as a carrier signals by migrant bees. Infinitely small, no wonder we didn't see it! Like looking for a speck of cinnamon in the Sahara, but look! There it is. The Tandocca trail. The transmat that moved the planets was using the same wavelength, we can follow the path!

DONNA (running towards the TARDIS)

And find the Earth?! Well, stop talking and do it!

DOCTOR (running too)

I am!

He bursts into the TARDIS and fiddles with controls.

DOCTOR

We're a bit late, the signal's scattered. But it's a start!

He runs back to the door to to talk to the Shadow Architect waiting outside.

DOCTOR

I've got a blip! It's just a blip! But it's definitely a blip!

SHADOW ARCHITECT

Then according to the Strictures of the Shadow Proclamation, I will have to seize your transport and your technology.

DOCTOR (taken aback)

Oh, really, what for?

SHADOW ARCHITECT

The planets were stolen with hostile intent. We are declaring war, Doctor. Right across the universe. And you will lead us into battle!

DOCTOR

Right, yes, course I will. I'll just go and... get you the key...

He closes the door and runs back to the console, grinning at Donna. He pulls a lever and the TARDIS starts to dematerialise.

SHADOW ARCHITECT

Doctor! Come back! By the Holy Writ of the Shadow Proclamation, I order you to stop!

***

DALEK

All humans will leave their homes.

The humans come out from their houses with their hands behind their head in surrender.

DALEK

The males, the females, the descendants. You will come with us. Resistance is useless.

MAN

Where are you taking us?

DALEK

Daleks do not answer human questions. Stand in line.

The Dalek moves to reveal Wilf and Sylvia peering with terror from around the side of a house.

SYLVIA

Dad, please, come home, they're leaving our street alone.

WILF

Yeah, I've got a weapon.

SYLVIA

It's a paint-gun.

WILF

Exactly. Them Dalek things, they've only got one eye. A good splodge of paint, they'd be blinded!

MAN (to the Dalek)

We're not going. D'you hear me? (turning to his wife) Laura, get back inside the house. Simon, get inside. Go!

His wife and little boy hurry back into their house. The man picks up a brick and lobs it at the Dalek.

MAN

Get back in the sky!

The brick bounces off the Dalek, causing no damage.

MAN

Get back where you came from and leave us alone!

He runs into the house.

DALEK

Dalek attack formation seven.

Three Daleks line up on the walkway outside the man's house.

DALEK

Maximum extermination!

The three Daleks each shoot a different window of the house, and the whole building goes up in flames.

WILF

They're monsters.

SYLVIA

Please, Dad, come home.

With a small yelp, Wilf allows her to pull him away. They hurry around the back of the houses, but they are stopped by a lone Dalek.

DALEK

Halt! You will come with me.

WILF

Will I 'eck!

He aims the paint-gun at the Dalek and fires, a splodge of yellow paint lands on the eyepiece. For a moment, it looks like it has worked - but then the paint boils away.

DALEK

My vision is NOT impaired.

SYLVIA

I warned you, Dad!

DALEK

Hostility will not be tolerated! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exter-

Suddenly, the whole top half of the Dalek is blown off. Rose stands behind it with her massive gun.

WILF

D'you wanna swap?

ROSE

You're Donna Noble's family, right? (Wilf nods) I'm Rose Tyler, and I need you.

***

Inside the Noble's house, Wilf is talking with Rose while Sylvia is making tea in the background.

WILF

Yeah, I've tried calling her, but I can't get through! But she's still with the Doctor, I know that much and the last time she phoned, it-it was from a planet called Midnight, made of diamonds!

SYLVIA

What the hell are you two on about?

WILF

Look, she's out there, sweetheart. Your daughter. She's travelling the stars, with that Doctor, she always has been!

SYLVIA

Don't be ridiculous.

WILF

Oh come on, open your eyes! Look at the sky! Look at - look at the Daleks! You can't start denying things now!

ROSE

You're my last hope. If we can't find Donna, can't find the Doctor... (pause) Where is he?!

***

The rota rises and falls as the TARDIS is in flight. Then it stops suddenly.

DOCTOR

It's stopped.

DONNA

What d'you mean? Is that good or bad? Where are we?

DOCTOR (staring at the screen)

The Medusa Cascade. I came here when I was just a kid. 90 years old. It was the centre of a rift in time and space...

DONNA

So, where are the 27 planets?

DOCTOR

Nowhere. The Tandocca Trail stops dead. (pause) End of the line.

DONNA

So what do we do? Doctor? What do we do?

But the Doctor just stares into space, defeated.

DONNA

Now don't do this to me. No, don't, don't do this to me. Not now. Tell me, what are we going do? (pause) You never give up. Please.

But she gets no response.

***

The Torchwood team listens to a transmission in the Hub, all deep in despair.

COMMANDER GENERAL

This is the Commander General of the United Nations calling the Dalek Fleet. We surrender, repeat, we surrender. Planet Earth surrenders.

DALEK

Humans selected for testing will follow Dalek instructions...

Cuts to Sarah Jane and Luke, hugging each other for comfort.

DALEK

The Daleks reign supreme. All hail the Daleks.

Cuts to the Nobles, Wilf is holding his sobbing daughter in his arms. Rose sits in the background, looking like she lost all hope too.

DALEK

You will obey Dalek instructions without question. You will obey your Dalek ma...

The Dalek transmission is cut off by a beep and then a female voice from the computer.

HARRIET

Can anyone hear me? The Subwave Network is open. You should be able to hear my voice... Is there anyone there?

ROSE (walking to the computer)

I know that voice.

Cuts to Sarah Jane and Luke who also hear the woman.

LUKE

Who's that?

SARAH JANE

Some poor soul calling for help.

HARRIET

...can anyone hear me?

SARAH JANE

There's nothing we can do.

LUKE

But look at Mr Smith.

MR SMITH

Processing incoming sound wave.

The screen is all white noise but slowly the outlines of a figure start to appear.

Cuts to the Hub.

HARRIET

This message is of the utmost importance. We haven't much time... Can anyone hear me?

Gwen walks to a terminal.

GWEN

Someone's trying to get in touch.

JACK

The whole world's crying out. Just leave it.

HARRIET

Captain Jack Harkness, shame on you! Now stand to attention, sir!

JACK

What?!

He runs to the terminal.

JACK

Who is that?

Finally, the image clears and shows Harriet Jones in her home, flashing her ID card.

HARRIET

Harriet Jones, former Prime Minister.

JACK

Yeah, I know who you are.

Cuts to the Noble household.

ROSE

Harriet! It's me, it's me. Oh, she can't hear me... Have you got a webcam?

WILF (gesturing to Sylvia)

No, she wouldn't let me, she said they're naughty.

ROSE

I can't speak to her then, can I?

Cuts to Harriet.

HARRIET

Sarah Jane Smith, 13 Bannerman Road...

Cuts to Sarah Jane.

HARRIET

...are you there?

SARAH JANE

Yeah. Yeah I'm here! Yeah, that's me!

HARRIET

Good...

Cuts to Harriet.

HARRIET

Now, let's see if we can talk to each other.

She pushes some keys and the screen gets divided to four parts, Harriet, the Hub and Sarah Jane appearing on one part each, while there's just white noise on the fourth place.

HARRIET

The fourth contact seems to be having some trouble getting through.

ROSE (unheard by the others)

That's me! Harriet! That's me!

HARRIET

I'll just boost the signal...

Martha appears on the screen.

MARTHA

Hello?

JACK (laughing with relief)

Martha Jones!

ROSE (unheard by the others)

Who's she? I want to get through!

JACK

Martha, where are you?!

MARTHA

I guess Project Indigo was more clever than we thought. One second I was in Manhattan...

Flashback to Martha teleporting off the UNIT base.

MARTHA (VO)

Next second...

Another flashback, Martha lying on the floor of her mother's house.

MARTHA (VO)

Maybe Indigo tapped into my mind. Cos I ended up in the one place that I wanted to be.

MARTHA

Mum!

Francine runs to hug her. The flashback ends.

Cuts to Martha and Francine sitting in front of her laptop.

FRANCINE

You came home... At the end of the world, you came back to me.

MARTHA

But then all of a sudden, it's like the laptop turned itself on.

HARRIET

It did. That was me. (she flashes her ID again) Harriet Jones, former Prime Minister.

MARTHA

Yes, I know who you are.

HARRIET

I thought it was about time we all met. Given the current crisis. Torchwood, this is Sarah Jane Smith.

JACK

I've been following your work. Nice job with the Slitheen.

SARAH JANE

Yeah, well I've been staying away from you lot. Too many guns!

JACK

All the same, might I say, looking good, ma'am.

SARAH JANE (flattered)

Really? Oh.

HARRIET

Not now, Captain. And Martha Jones, former companion to the Doctor.

ROSE (unheard by the others)

Oi! So was I!

MARTHA

But how did you find me?

HARRIET

This, ladies and gentlemen, this is the Subwave Network. A sentient piece of software, programmed to seek out anyone and everyone who can help to contact the Doctor.

MARTHA

What if the Daleks can hear us?

HARRIET

No, that's the beauty of the Subwave, it's undetectable.

SARAH JANE (impressed)

A-and you invented it?

HARRIET

I developed it. It was created by the Mr Copper Foundation.

JACK

Yeah, but what we need right now is a weapon. Martha, back there at UNIT, what - what did they give you, what was that key thing?

MARTHA

The Osterhagen Key.

HARRIET

That key is not to be used, Dr Jones. Not under any circumstances!

JACK

But what is an Osterhagen Key?

HARRIET

Forget about the key and that's an order! All we need is the Doctor.

SARAH JANE

Oh excuse me, Harriet, but, well the thing is, if you're looking for the Doctor... didn't he depose you?

HARRIET

He did. And I've wondered about that for a long time. Whether I was wrong, but I stand by my actions, to this day. Because I knew, I knew that one day, the Earth would be in danger, and the Doctor would fail to appear. I told him so myself. And he didn't listen.

MARTHA

But I've been trying to find him. The Doctor's got my phone on the TARDIS, but I can't get through.

ROSE (annoyed)

Nor me, and I was here first!

HARRIET

That's why we need the Subwave. To bring us all together, combine forces. The Doctor's secret army.

JACK

Wait a minute... we boost the signal! That's it! We transmit that telephone number through Torchwood itself, using all the power of the Rift...

LUKE

And we've got Mr Smith! He can link up with every telephone exchange on the Earth. He can get the whole world to call the same number, all at the same time! Billions of phones, calling out, all at once!

JACK

Haha, brilliant! Who's the kid?

SARAH JANE

That's my son!

IANTO (stepping in front of the screen)

Excuse me, sorry, sorry, hello, Ianto Jones. Um, if we start transmitting, then this Subwave Network is going to become visible. I mean, to the Daleks.

HARRIET

Yes, and they'll trace it back to me. But my life doesn't matter. Not if it saves the Earth.

JACK (salutes)

Ma'am.

HARRIET

Thank you, Captain. But there are people out there dying, on the streets.

WILF

Marvellous woman. I voted for her.

SYLVIA

You did not.

HARRIET

Now enough of words. Let's begin!

Everyone starts to work frantically.

JACK

Rift power activated!

GWEN

All terminals coordinated!

IANTO

National grid online... giving you everything we've got!

SARAH JANE

Connecting you to Mr Smith!

LUKE

All telephone networks combined!

MARTHA

Sending you the number... now!

HARRIET

Opening Subwave Network to maximum.

SARAH JANE

Mr Smith... make that call!

MR SMITH

Calling the Doctor.

ROSE

So am I!

JACK

Aaand sending!

The signal is beamed out to the space.

***

Inside the TARDIS, Martha's mobile rings, snapping the Doctor out of lethargy.

DOCTOR

Phone!

DONNA

Doctor, phone!

DOCTOR (answering it)

Martha, is that you?! It's a signal!

DONNA

Can we follow it?

DOCTOR

Oh, just watch me!

***

DALEK

Emergency! Unknown network detected! Subwave frequency!

SUPREME DALEK

Find the point of origin. Find and exterminate!

DAVROS (via intercom)

I warned you, Supreme One... Just as Dalek Caan foretold. The Children of Time are moving against us. But everything is falling into place.

***

Sparkles fly in the Hub.

JACK

I think we've got a fix!

SARAH JANE

Mr Smith, now at 200 per cent!

Sparkles from Mr Smith too.

SARAH JANE

Oh, come on, Doctor!

Rose, Wilf and Sylvia are phoning too.

ROSE (holding her mobile high)

Find me, Doctor. Find me.

***

DOCTOR

Got it! Locking on!

He pulls a lever and the TARDIS shakes violently.

***

GWEN

Harriet! A saucer's locked on to your location, they've found you...

HARRIET

I know. I'm using the Network to mask your transmission. Keep going!

DALEK (just outside the house)

Exterminate!

***

The TARDIS is lit by red lights again and there are flames everywhere.

DOCTOR

We're travelling through time. One second in the future! The phone call's pulling us through!

***

HARRIET

Captain, I'm transferring the Subwave Network to Torchwood. You're in charge now. And tell the Doctor from me... he chose his companions well. It's been an honour.

She stands up to face the three Daleks smashing their way into her house.

HARRIET (flashing her ID card)

Harriet Jones. Former Prime Minister.

DALEK

Yes, we know who you are.

HARRIET

Oh, you know nothing of any human. And that will be your downfall.

DALEK

Exterminate!

The others watch in horror as the part of the screen that was transmitted from Harriet's house turns into white noise.

***

DOCTOR

Three! Two! One!

One by one, the lost planets appear around the TARDIS. The console room is back to normal and the Doctor and Donna watch the screen, now showing all planets.

DONNA

27 planets - and there's the Earth! Why couldn't we see them?!

DOCTOR

The entire Medusa Cascade has been put a second out of sync with the rest of the universe. Perfect hiding place, tiny little pocket of time. But we found them! Oh, oh, what's that? Hold on, hold on, some sort of Subwave Network...

The Subwave Network appears on the TARDIS monitor, now with the Doctor and Donna where Harriet used to be.

JACK

Where the hell have you been?! Doctor, it's the Daleks!

GWEN

He's a bit nice, I thought he'd be older.

IANTO

He's not that young.

SARAH JANE

It's the Daleks, they are taking people to their spaceship...

Sarah Jane and Martha are talking at once.

MARTHA

...it's not just Dalek Caan!

SYLVIA

That's Donna!

WILF

That's my girl!

DOCTOR (looking the people on the screen)

Sarah Jane! Who's that boy? That must be Torchwood. Aren't they brilliant? Look at you all, you clever people!

DONNA

That's Martha. And who's... (pointing at Jack) he?

DOCTOR

Captain Jack. Don't. Just... don't.

ROSE (so said that she can't get in touch)

Doctor, it's me, I came back.

DONNA

It's like an outer space Facebook.

DOCTOR

Everyone except Rose...

***

DALEK CAAN (giggling)

He is here. The Dark Lord is come.

DAVROS

Supreme one, this Subwave Network, I would address it, give me access.

***

The screen in the TARDIS turns to white noise.

DOCTOR

Ah...

DONNA

We've lost them!

DOCTOR (fiddling with controls)

No, no, no, no, there's another signal coming through, there's someone else out there. (he whacks the top of the monitor) Hello? Can you hear me? (hopefully) Rose?

DAVROS

Your voice is different. And yet, its arrogance is unchanged.

Though the screen is still all white noise, the Doctor freezes, recognising the voice.

SARAH JANE (horrified)

No. But he's dead...

Davros appears on the screen.

DAVROS

Welcome to my new Empire, Doctor. It is only fitting that you should bear witness to the resurrection, and the triumph, of Davros. Lord and creator of the Dalek Race!

The Doctor is breathing heavily, speechless, terrified.

DONNA (worried)

Doctor?

DAVROS

Have you nothing to say?

DONNA (reassuring)

Doctor, it's all right. We're-we're in the TARDIS. We're safe.

DOCTOR

But you were destroyed. In the very first year of the Time War. At the Gate of Elysium. I saw your command ship fly into the jaws of the Nightmare Child. I tried to save you.

DAVROS

But it took one stronger than you. Dalek Caan himself.

DALEK CAAN (sing-song voice)

I flew into the wild and fire, I danced and died a thousand times.

DAVROS

Emergency Temporal Shift took him back into the Time War itself.

DOCTOR

But that's impossible! The entire War is timelocked!

DAVROS

And yet he succeeded. Oh, it cost him his mind. But imagine, a single, simple Dalek succeeded where Emperors and Time Lords have failed. A testament, don't you think, to my remarkable creations?

DOCTOR

And you made a new race of Daleks?

DAVROS

I gave myself to them. Quite literally. Each one grown from a cell of my own body.

He opens his tunic to reveal that his flesh is ripped off, his ribs and heart are visible.

DAVROS

New Daleks. True Daleks. I have my children, Doctor. What do you have, now?

DOCTOR

After all this time. Everything we saw... everything we lost... I have only one thing to say to you... (suddenly in a cheery tone) Bye!

He pulls a lever and the TARDIS flies off towards the Earth.

***

SUPREME DALEK

Emergency! Locate the TARDIS! Find the Doctor!

DAVROS

He will go to the Earth to find his precious Human allies!

DALEK CAAN

And death is coming. Oh, I can see it. Everlasting death for the most faithful companion!

DALEK

Subwave Network rerouted. New location - Torchwood.

SUPREME DALEK

Then exterminate them, at once! Exterminate Torchwood!

***

IANTO

Gwen, Dalek saucer heading for the Bay. They've found us.

JACK (on the phone)

Martha, open that Indigo device... Now listen to me, lift the central panel, there's a string of numbers that keep changing. But the fourth number keeps oscillating between two different digits, tell me what they are.

MARTHA

It's a four and a nine, we could never work out what that was.

While Jack talks, Ianto helps him into his coat.

JACK

Yeah, that's the teleport base code. And that's all I need, to get this thing working again! (he pushes keys on his wrist device) Oscillating four... and nine. Thank you, Martha Jones!

He hangs up. Gwen hands him his gun.

JACK (knowing nothing about the Daleks heading for the Hub)

I've gotta go, I've gotta find the Doctor. I'll come back. I'm coming back!

GWEN

Don't worry about us. Just go.

IANTO

We'll be fine.

JACK

You'd better be!

He teleports. The Hub shakes as the Daleks make their way inside.

DALEK (from above)

Exterminate! Exterminate!

GWEN

They're here...

***

MR SMITH

TARDIS heading for Vector 7, grid reference 665.

LUKE

But there are Daleks out there!

SARAH JANE

I know, I'm sorry, but I have got to find the Doctor... Don't move, don't leave the house, don't do anything.

MR SMITH

I will protect the boy, Sarah Jane.

SARAH JANE (looking at her son)

I love you. Remember that.

She runs to her car and drives off.

***

ROSE (talking on phone)

Control? I need another shift. Lock me onto the TARDIS. Now!

She hangs up and turns to Wilf and Sylvia.

ROSE

Right, I'm gonna find him. Wish me luck!

SYLVIA

Oh, good luck!

WILF

Yeah, good luck, sweetheart!

Rose disappears in a flash of blue light.

***

The TARDIS lands on a deserted, post-battle street full of abandoned cars, broken bicycles, scattered rubbish. The Doctor and Donna get out.

DONNA

Like a ghost town...

DOCTOR

Sarah Jane said they were taking the people. What for? Think, Donna, when you met Rose in that parallel world, what did she say?

DONNA

Just... the darkness is coming.

DOCTOR

Anything else?

Donna looks away, thinking - then she spots something behind the Doctor.

DONNA (smiling)

Why don't you ask her yourself?

The Doctor turns around - and there is Rose, at the other end of the street, looking at him with a bright smile. The Doctor stares at her, not believing his eyes for a moment. Then Rose starts to run towards him and so does the Doctor. Oblivious to anything but each other, they don't notice the Dalek until it's too late.

DALEK

Exterminate!

It shoots at the Doctor, the death ray only skims his chest but it's enough to make him fall. Jack, appearing in the very moment, blasts the Dalek while Rose and Donna run to the Doctor. Rose gets there first, she kneels beside him and takes his head in her arms.

ROSE

I've got you, it missed you. Look, it's me.

DOCTOR (barely conscious but still smiling to see her again)

Rose...

ROSE

Hi.

DOCTOR

Long time no see.

ROSE

Yeah, been busy, y'know.

He yells in pain.

ROSE

Don't die, oh, my God, don't die. Oh, my god, don't die...

Donna and Jack reach to them.

JACK

Get him into the TARDIS, quick. Move!

Rose and Donna support the Doctor to the TARDIS while Jack picks up Rose's gun and covers the way.

***

Gwen appears with two machine guns and hands one of them to Ianto.

IANTO

But, they don't work against Daleks!

GWEN

Yeah? Well, I'm going out fighting. Like Owen. Like Tosh. How about you?

IANTO

Yes, ma'am!

DALEKS

...exterminate, exterminate...

***

The Doctor is on the TARDIS floor, groaning and convulsing in pain. Donna and Rose are beside him while Jack puts down the guns to the seat.

DONNA

What - what do we do?! There must be some medicine or something!

JACK

Just step back. Rose! Do as I say, and get back! He's dying and you know what happens next.

DONNA

What d'you mean?

ROSE (in tears)

Oh, no, I came all this way.

DONNA (walking to Jack)

What d'you mean? What happens next?

The Doctor lifts up his hand and watches it starting to glow.

DOCTOR

It's starting...

***

Sarah Jane's car is stopped by two Daleks.

DALEK #1

All Human transport is forbidden!

SARAH JANE (terrified)

I surrender! I'm sorry!

DALEK #1

Daleks do not accept apologies! You will be exterminated!

DALEK #2

Exterminate!

DALEK #1

Exterminate!

***

A Dalek appears in the Hub.

DALEK

Exterminate! Exterminate!

Gwen and Ianto open fire.

***

Jack pulls Rose away from the Doctor.

JACK

Here we go. Good luck, Doctor!

DONNA

Will someone please tell me what is going on?!

ROSE

When he's dying, his-his body... it-it repairs itself. It changes. (desperately) But you can't!

DOCTOR (struggles to his feet, panting)

I'm sorry, it's too late. I'm regenerating.

Energy bursts out from his skin through the sleeves and neck of his suit. Jack puts his arms around Donna and Rose as they hide their face from the blinding light.

TO BE CONTINUED

=== DOCTOR WHO (2005) ===

TRANSCRIPT PROVIDED BY WWW.TWIZTV.COM

ORIGINALLY TRANSCRIBED FOR DISCIPLES OF DONNA


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