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#209 : La Planète du Diable (2/2)

Résumé : Alors que Rose se retrouve seule face aux Oods, le Docteur voit ses croyances remises en doute. Lorsque la planète risque de tomber dans le trou noir, le Seigneur du temps pourra-t-il sauver l'univers du démon sans perdre son âme ?

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Titre VO
The Satan Pit

Titre VF
La Planète du Diable (2/2)

Première diffusion
10.06.2006

Première diffusion en France
25.01.2007

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Doctor Who: The Satan Pit - Cinematic Trailer

Doctor Who: The Satan Pit - Cinematic Trailer

  

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Scénariste : Matt Jones

Réalisateur : James Strong

 

Cast :

David Tennant ... Le Docteur
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Danny Webb ... Monsieur Jefferson
Shaun Parkes... Zachary Cross Flane
Claire Rushbrook ... Ida Scott
Will Thorp ... Toby Zed
MyAnna Buring ... Scooti Manista
Ronny Jhutti ... Danny Bartock
Silas Carson ... Voix des Oods

Résumé épisode 209 "La Planète du Diable" (2/2)

(Suite de l'épisode 208).

Alors que le Docteur et Ida sont toujours en bas, sur la planète, les Oods, sous l'emprise de la Bête, se mettent à attaquer l'équipage. Rose réussit à prendre contact avec le Seigneur du temps et ce dernier fait son rapport : le sceau est ouvert, comme les Oods et la "voix" l'avaient prédit. Mais toujours pas de signe de la Bête. Rose est de plus en plus nerveuse, la voix l'a appelé "Satan". Le Docteur tente de la rassurer, mais dans un autre sens, il ne peut nier la possibilité qu'ils aient en effet affaire au diable en personne.

Le capitaine Zach leur ordonne de faire demi-tour, mais Ida hésite. Ils sont allés si loin pour découvrir ce mystère et ils devraient renoncer si près de leur but ? Le Docteur est d'accord avec elle, mais pour une fois, il a décidé d'être raisonnable. Ils vont remonter dans la station.

Dans la station, Jefferson s'apprête à abattre Toby. Ayant été affecté par la Bête, il est une menace, mais Rose l'en empêche.

Alors que le Docteur et Ida sont sur le point de remonter, il y a une panne dans le mécanisme et la lumière s'éteint. La voix de la Bête se fait entendre. Elle parle une fois de plus aux membres de l'équipage. Elle leur dit que cette planète est leur tombe. Le Docteur l'interroge. S'il est le diable, lequel est-il ? Et comment a-t-il atterrit sur ce rocher ?

La Bête lui répond que ce sont les disciples de la Lumière qui l'ont enchaîné dans ce trou pour l'éternité. Quand ? Avant l'aube des temps. Pour le Docteur, c'est impossible. Une fois de plus, la Bête retourne son attention vers l'équipage et joue avec leurs peurs, révélant leurs secrets. Il parle de Rose en l'appelant la petite fille perdue, l'enfant vaillant qui mourra au combat dans très peu de temps. La stratégie de la Bête a fonctionné à merveille, tous les membres de l'équipage perdent leur sang froid et se mettent à paniquer.

Le Docteur, une fois de plus, tente de les rassurer, mais les câbles de l'ascenseur lâchent et la communication entre la planète et la station est coupée. Pendant ce temps, les Oods sont sur le point de réussir à ouvrir la porte de la pièce où Rose, Toby, Danny et Jefferson ont trouvé refuge, et le capitaine Zach n'est pas dans une meilleure position.

Rose prend alors le contrôle de la situation, tentant de guider ses compagnons d'infortune vers les bonnes solutions comme le ferait le Docteur. Zach se rappelle de la fusée, elle pourrait être leur seul moyen de s'échapper, alors que Danny cherche un moyen d'arrêter les Oods. Le jeune homme finit par trouver un moyen de déranger la télépathie des Oods, afin de les mettre hors service mais pour cela, il devra transmettre depuis le moniteur central.

Zach réussit à leur trouver un passage avec de l'oxygène, dans les conduits d'aération. Malheureusement, les Oods sont aussi là-bas et se mettent à les poursuivre. Jefferson décide de rester en arrière pour défendre leur position et il se sacrifie pour sauver ses compagnons.

Alors qu'ils sont entourés par les Oods, Rose aperçoit une trappe au-dessus d'eux. La jeune fille et Danny réussissent à sortir du conduit mais Toby se retrouve face à l'un des Oods. Les yeux du jeune archéologue redeviennent aussi rouges que lorsqu'il était possédé et il fait signe à l'alien de se taire.

Une fois arrivés au moniteur central, il faut un peu de temps à Danny, mas il réussit à transmettre et les Oods sont mis hors d'état de nuire.

De son côté, le Docteur a décidé de descendre dans le trou, avec un peu d'aide d'Ida. Mais le câble qui le retenait n'est pas assez long pour aller jusqu'au fond du trou. Ida commence à le remonter et le Docteur décide de se détacher. Il doit aller au fond de ce trou pour y découvrir la vérité, il ne peut pas s'arrêter si près du but. "Appelez çà un acte de foi". Ida a peur de mourir toute seule, mais cela n'arrête pas le Seigneur du temps. Le Docteur commence à demander à Ida, si jamais le contact est rétablit, de dire quelque chose à Rose. Mais il s'arrête, incapable de prononcer certains mots. "Oh, elle sait". Il se détache et tombe.

Rose réussit à entrer en contact avec Ida et demande où est le Docteur, mais d'après Ida, il est "parti". Il est tombé dans le trou et, en tombant, il a dit son nom. Zach apprend à la scientifique qu'elle est coincée sur la planète, qu'ils n'ont aucun moyen de venir la chercher. Ida comprend et leur souhaite bonne chance.

Zach, Toby et Danny se préparent à retourner sur Terre à bord de la fusée, mais Rose refuse de partir. Le Docteur est toujours sur la planète et elle ne veut pas l'abandonner. Le capitaine lui dit qu'il est mort mais, voyant que la jeune femme refuse de l'écouter quoiqu'il dise, il demande à Toby et Danny de l'aider et ils la droguent avant de l'embarquer de force, pour lui sauver la vie.

Au fond du trou, le Docteur se réveille, toujours en vie, mais son contact avec Ida a été coupé. Il entend le bruit de la fusée et comprend que les autres sont partis et Rose avec eux.

Dans la fusée, Rose est furieuse et veut retourner sur la planète. Elle menace le capitaine à l'aide d'une arme mais ce n'est pas ce que le Docteur voudrait. La jeune femme est désespérée et finit bon gré mal gré par se résigner.

Pendant ce temps, le Seigneur du temps observe une sorte de fresque peinte sur les parois de la grotte où il est tombé. Elle raconte l'histoire de la Bête et sa défaite contre les Hommes. Plus loin, il aperçoit des vases qui s'illuminent dès qu'il les touche. Tout à coup, il entend un grognement derrière lui. Le Docteur se retourne et se retrouve face à face avec un gigantesque monstre, enchaîné à la planète. La Bête.

Le Docteur interroge son hôte. Qu'attend-t-il de lui ? Il a survécu à sa chute. Il a besoin de lui, mais pourquoi ? Mais le gallifréen n'obtient aucune réponse. Le monstre en face de lui n'est que l'apparence physique de la Bête, son esprit, lui, s'est échappé.

En route vers la Terre, Rose regarde tristement la planète s'éloigner alors que Toby sourit.

De son côté, le Docteur tente de comprendre. Ce n'est pas la Bête qui l'a aidé à survivre, ce sont ses geôliers. Ils ont besoin de lui pour l'arrêter. S'il détruit sa prison, alors il détruira son corps ainsi que son esprit. Mais la Bête est assez maligne pour utiliser ce système contre le Docteur. Si le Seigneur du temps détruit la planète, il détruira aussi le champ de protection et la fusée tombera dans le trou noir. S'il veut vaincre la Bête, le Docteur doit sacrifier Rose. Excepté bien sûr, que ce serait alors la considérer comme une victime. Et si le Docteur croit en quelque chose, c'est en elle.

Le Seigneur du temps détruit les vases et la fusée se met à trembler. Elle va être aspirée par le trou noir. Le masque tombe et Toby se met à parler avec la voix de la Bête avant de cracher des flammes. Rose défait la ceinture de l'archéologue avant d'attraper une arme et de faire exploser la fenêtre de devant. Le jeune homme est aspiré par l'espace et par le trou noir.

Le capitaine Zach active le bouclier d'urgence afin de réparer la fenêtre, mais leur tour viendra bientôt, ils n'échapperont pas au trou noir. La planète est d'ailleurs sortie de son orbite.

Au fond du trou, le Docteur tente d'échapper à la fureur de la Bête et finit par retrouver le Tardis. Les trois rescapés se sont résignés à leur triste sort, quand tout s'arrête. Ils s'éloignent du trou noir. Ils sont sauvés. La voix du Docteur se fait entendre et Rose ne peut cacher sa joie.

Le Docteur échange Ida Scott, qu'il a réussi à sauver, contre Rose. Une fois dans le Tardis, la jeune femme se précipite dans les bras de son ami, tous deux ravis d'être en vie et réunis puis ils repartent vers une nouvelle destination.

 

FIN

 

Rédigé par hypmatt pour hypnoséries

Script VO épisode 209 The Satan Pit (2/2)

(A recap of 208 "The Impossible Planet").

OPENING CREDITS

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

The Ood advance towards Jefferson, Rose and the other crew member.

JEFFERSON : Open fire !

He and the guard fire at the Ood, whilst Rose cowers.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

The shaking lessens slightly in the control room.

ZACH : We're stabilising...

The overhead shutters slide closed.

ZACH (CONT'D) : We've got orbit.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

Rose steps over to the dead bodies of the Ood and grabs the communication device once more, impatient to see if the Doctor is okay.

ROSE : Doctor ?

Static, no reply.

ROSE : Doctor, can you hear me ? Doctor ? Ida ? Are you there ?

COMPUTER : l Open Door 25.

Jefferson and the guard spin round, guns raised and ready for whatever will come through the door, but it's only Danny.

DANNY : It's me ! But they're coming.

COMPUTER : Close Door 25.

DANNY : It's the Ood. They've gone mad.

JEFFERSON : How many of them ?

DANNY : All of them ! All fifty !

JEFFERSON (approaching the door) : Danny, out of the way. (Danny doesn't move, so with more ferocity...) : Out of the way !

He pushes Danny out of the way of the door.

DANNY : But they're armed ! They're da...

Jefferson starts to open the door.

DANNY : It's the interface device. I don't know how, but they're using it as a weapon.

COMPUTER : Open door 25.

Jefferson opens the door, the Ood are standing on the other side. One of them immediately advances, sticking the communication orb to the guard's forehead. She screams and slumps to the floor, dead. Jefferson open fires.

INT. CORRIDOR

Zach closes the door from the control room.

COMPUTER : Close Door 1.

He starts to run down the corridor, but skids to a halt as he sees the Ood advancing from the other end. He goes back the way he came.

COMPUTER (CONT'D) : Open Door 1.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

Zach closes the door behind him.

COMPUTER (CONT'D) : Close Door 1.

Zach presses buttons on a control panel mounted on the wall.

ZACH : Lockdown, seal Door 1.

COMPUTER : Lockdown Door 1.

Zach goes back to the controls in the centre of the room, a babble of frantic voices sounding from communication.

ZACH : Jefferson, what's happening, there ?

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

JEFFERSON (into wrist device) : I've got very little ammunition, sir. How about you ?

INT. CONTROL ROOM

Zach quickly checks. He opens a cupboard and inside is a gun. He removes it.

ZACH : All I've got is a bolt gun. With uh... (Check) all of one bolt. I could take out a grand total of one Ood. Fat lot of good that is.

JEFFERSON : Given the emergency...

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

JEFFERSON (CONT'D) : I recommend Strategy Nine.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH (defeated) : Strategy Nine agreed. Right, we need to get everyone together. Rose ? What about Ida and the Doctor ? Any word ?

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

Rose shakes her head. She's out of her mind with worry. Her voice is shaking slightly.

ROSE : I can't get any reply, just... nothing, I keep trying, but it's...

Just then, the communication device crackles and the Doctor's voice comes through.

THE DOCTOR : No ! Sorry, I'm fine. Still here !

ROSE (so relieved) : You could've said, you stupid b...

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

The communication device screeches loudly, blanking the rest of the word out. The Doctor winces.

THE DOCTOR : Whoa ! Careful ! Anyway, it's both of us, me and Ida. Hello ! But the seal opened up. It's gone. All we've got left is this chasm.

As the Doctor says, the trapdoor has opened onto a gaping pitch black hole.

ZACH : How deep is it ?

THE DOCTOR : Can't tell. It looks like it goes on forever.

ROSE : "The pit is open."

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ROSE (CONT'D) : That's what the voice said.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : But there's nothing ? I mean...

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

ZACH (CONT'D) : There's... nothing coming out ?

THE DOCTOR : No, no. No sign of "the Beast".

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ROSE (scared) : It said "Satan".

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

THE DOCTOR : Come on, Rose. Keep it together.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ROSE : Is there no such thing ? (No reply). Doctor ?

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

The Doctor, still not answering, turns his back on the pit.

ROSE (CONT'D) : Doctor, tell me there's no such thing.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : Ida ? I recommend that you withdraw. Immediately.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

IDA : But... we've come all this way !

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : Okay, that was an order. With-Draw. With that thing open, the whole planet's shifted. One more inch and we fall into the black hole. So this thing stops right now.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

IDA : But it's not much better up there with the Ood.

ZACH : I'm initiating Strategy Nine, so I need the two of you back up top immediately, no ar...

Ida turns off her wrist device. The Doctor raises his eyebrows.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH (CONT'D) (upon hearing the static) : Ida ? IDA ?

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

IDA (to the Doctor) : What do you think ?

THE DOCTOR : I think they've an order.

IDA : Yeah, but... what do you think ?

The Doctor puts one foot on the edge of the pit, staring down into it.

THE DOCTOR : It said "I am the temptation".

IDA : If... if there's something in there... why's it still hiding ?

THE DOCTOR : Maybe... we opened the prison but not the cell.

IDA : We should go down. I'd go. What about you ?

THE DOCTOR : Oh ! Oh, in a second, but then again... (He gives a half laugh, turns to her). That is so human. Where angels fear to tread. Even now, standing on the edge. It's that feeling you get. Yeah ? (Looks into the pit as though mesmerised, musing). Right at the back of your head. That impulse... that strange little impulse... that mad little voice saying "Go on... go on... go on... go over, go on...", maybe it's relying on that. For once in my life... Officer Scott... I'm going to say...

He looks at her. She looks at him... hold the moment, before...

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) : Retreat. (He sighs and pulls his foot back from where it was rested on the edge of the pit).  Now I know I'm getting old. (Opens communications). Rose, we're coming back.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ROSE (smiling, pleased) : Best news I've heard all day !

Jefferson released the safety catch on his gun. He's looking down at Toby.

ROSE (CONT'D) : What're you doing ?

JEFFERSON (aiming the gun at Toby) : He's infected. He brought that thing on board. You saw it.

Toby's eyes widen in shock. He's cornered, cowering on the floor.

ROSE (approaching him) : Are you gonna start shooting your own people, now ? Is that what you're gonna do ? Is it ?

JEFFERSON : If necessary.

ROSE : Well then, you'll have to shoot me "if necessary", so what's it gonna be ?

Jefferson pauses. Rose kneels next to Toby.

ROSE (CONT'D) : Look at his face. Whatever it was, it's gone. It passed into the Ood. You saw it happen. He's clean.

Jefferson considers. Toby is breathing heavily, frightened.

JEFFERSON : Any sign of trouble... I'll shoot him.

He moves away.

ROSE (to Toby) : Are you all right ?

TOBY (trembling, close to tears) : Yeah... I... (Shakes head). Dunno.

ROSE : Can you remember anything ?

TOBY : Just... it was so angry. It was... fury and rage... death...

From casting terrified glances around the room, he meets Rose's eyes.

TOBY (CONT'D) : It was him. It was the devil.

ROSE : Come here.

She draws Toby into a comforting hug. He clings to her, eyes still wide open with horror over her shoulder.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

The Doctor and Ida are trudging back to the capsule.

THE DOCTOR : What's Strategy Nine ?

IDA : Open the airlocks... we'll be safe inside the lockdown... the Ood will get thrown out into the

vacuum.

THE DOCTOR : So we're going back to a slaughter ?

They have reached the capsule. Ida turns to him.

IDA : The devil's work.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

Jefferson, Danny and Rose are waiting for them to make contact.

IDA : Okay, we're in. Bring us up.

JEFFERSON : Ascension in...

Rose smiles with anticipation.

JEFFERSON (CONT'D) : Three... two... one.

The mechanism fails. The lights go out.

INT. CAPSULE

The lights fail.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

The lights blink out.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST : This is the Darkness. This is my domain.

The display on the screen changes to that of several of the Ood standing together, the Beast is using them to communicate.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST (CONT'D) : You little things that live in the light... clinging to your feeble Suns...

Zach picks up his bolt gun.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST (CONT'D) : ... which die in the...

ZACH (through communication) : That's not the Ood. Something's talking through them.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST : Only the Darkness remains.

ZACH : This is Captain Zachary Cross Flane of Sanctury Base Six representing the Torchwood archive. You will identify yourself.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST : You know my name.

ZACH : What do you want ?

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST : You will die here. All of you. This planet is your grave.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

TOBY (trembling) : It's him. It's him. It's him...

INT. CAPSULE

THE DOCTOR : If you are the Beast, then answer me this : which one ? Hmm ? 'Cos the universe has been busy since you've been gone. There's more religions than there are planets in the sky. The Archivits... Pordonity, Christianity... Pash-Pash, New Judaism... Sanclar... Church of the Tin Vagabond, which devil are you ?

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST : All of them.

THE DOCTOR : What, then you're the truth behind the myth ?

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST : This one knows me, as I know him. The killer of his own kind.

THE DOCTOR (choosing not to acknowledge this) : How did you end up on this rock ?

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST : The disciples of the Light rose up against me. And chained me in the pit for all eternity.

THE DOCTOR : When was this ?

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST : Before time.

THE DOCTOR : What does that mean ?!

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST : Before time.

THE DOCTOR : What does "before time" mean ?

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST : Before light and time and space and matter. Before the cataclysm. Before this universe was created.

THE DOCTOR : That's impossible. No life could have existed back then.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST : Is that your religion ?

THE DOCTOR : It's a belief.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST : You know nothing. All of you. So small.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

Cut to Zach.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST (CONT'D) : The Captain, so scared of command.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

Cut to Jefferson.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST (CONT'D) : The soldier, haunted by the eyes of his wife. The scientist, still running from daddy.

Ida shifts uncomfortably in the capsule.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST (CONT'D) : The little boy who lied...

Cut to Danny, who is uncomfortable.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST (CONT'D) : The virgin...

Toby turns, on edge. Then cut to Rose.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST (CONT'D) : And the lost girl, so far away from home. The valiant child who will die in battle so very soon.

ROSE : Doctor, what does it mean ?

THE DOCTOR (quietly) : Rose, don't listen.

ROSE : What does it mean ?

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST : You will die... and I will live.

The footage of the Ood suddenly cuts and is replaced with a roaring horned beast, which causes everyone but the Doctor to gasp and stumble backwards.

DANNY (voice shaking with fear) : What the hell was that ?

They're all speaking over one another, frantic.

TOBY : I had that thing inside my head.

ROSE (voice becoming higher) : Doctor, what did it mean ?

DANNY : What do we do ? Jefferson ?

JEFFERSON (into wrist device) : Captain ? What's the situation on Strategy Nine ?

DANNY : Zach, what do we do ?

TOBY : What if I can fix it ? ... the black hole, everything's true.

JEFFERSON : Captain, report.

ZACH : We've lost pictures...

ROSE : Doctor, how did it know all of...

IDA : Did anyone get...

ZACH : Jefferson ?

THE DOCTOR : Stop...

ROSE : What did it mean ?

THE DOCTOR : Everyone just stop...

DANNY : What do we do ?

JEFFERSON : Report.

INT. CAPSULE

The Doctor holds the communication device close to the speaker, making it screech loudly. The babble stops and silence falls.

THE DOCTOR : If you want voices in the dark, then listen to mine; that thing is playing on very basic fears. Darkness, childhood nightmares, all that stuff.

DANNY : But that's how the devil works.

THE DOCTOR : Or a good psychologist.

IDA : But... how did it know about my father ?

THE DOCTOR (after a slight pause) : Okay, but what makes his version of the truth any better than mine ? Hmm ? Cos I'll tell you what I can see: humans. Brilliant humans. Humans who travel all the way across space. Flying in a tiny little rocket into the orbit of a black hole ! Just for the sake of discovery, that's amazing ! Do you hear me ? Amazing. All of you. The captain, his officer, his elder, his genius, his friends. All with one advantage. The Beast is alone. We are not. If we can use that to fight against him...

With a loud bang, the cable for the capsule snaps. It falls down the shaft.

IDA (looking up) : The cable's snapped !

THE DOCTOR : Get out !

The dive out of the capsule just as the cable lands inside it with force.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

Dust wafts onto the exploration deck.

ROSE : Doctor ! We lost the cable ! Doctor, are you all right ? (No reply). Doctor ?

ZACH : Comms are down.

ROSE : Doctor ? Doctor, can you hear me ?

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH (looking at the monitor) : I've still got life signs, but... we've lost the capsule.

ROSE : Say something, are you there ?

ZACH : There's no way out. (Beat). They're stuck down there.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

The Doctor and Ida stand, brushing themselves off.

THE DOCTOR : How much air have we got ?

IDA : Sixty minutes. (Checks wrist device). Fifty-five.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

Rose, Jefferson and Danny peer down the lift shaft.

ROSE : But we've got to bring them back.

JEFFERSON : They're ten miles down. We haven't got another ten miles of cable.

Another loud bang on a door makes them jump.

JEFFERSON (CONT'D) (into wrist device) : Captain ? Situation report.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

Zach glances up. Something is banging on his door too. He goes over to it and opens the small round window. An Ood stares back at him. It has what looks like an enormous pair of pliers and is using them in order to break the door down. Zach sighs.

ZACH : It's the Ood. They're cutting through the door bolts. They're breaking in.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

JEFFERSON : Yeah, it's the same on Door 25.

ROSE : How long's it gonna take ?

JEFFERSON : Well, it's only a basic frame, it should take ten minutes. (another bang). Eight.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : I've got a security frame, it might last a bit longer, but that doesn't help you.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ROSE : Right. So we need to stop them, or get out, or both.

DANNY : I'll take both, yeah ? But how ?

ROSE : You heard the Doctor. Why do you think that thing cut him off ? 'Cos he was making sense. He was telling you to think your way out of this. Come on! For a start, we need some lights. There's gotta be some sort of power somewhere.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH (bitterly) : There's nothing I can do. Some captain, stuck in here, pressing buttons.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ROSE : That's what the Doctor meant : press the right buttons.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : They've gutted the generators ! (With realisation). But the rocket's got an independent supply. If I could reroute that... Mr Jefferson ?

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ZACH : Open the bypass conduits. Override the safety...

JEFFERSON (pressing the appropriate buttons) : Opening bypass conduits, sir.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : Channeling rocket feed. In 3... 2... 1... power.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

The lights come back on. Rose claps.

ROSE : There we go.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

The lights flash on.

DANNY : Let there be light !

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ROSE : What about that Strategy Nine thing ?

JEFFERSON : Not enough power. It needs a hundred percent.

ROSE : All right, we need a way out. Zach, Mr Jefferson, you start working on that. (Approaches Toby). Toby, what about you ?

TOBY (standing) : I'm not a soldier. I can't do anything.

ROSE : No, you're the archaeologist. What do you know about the pit ?

TOBY : Well, n-n-nothing. We can't even translate the language.

ROSE (turns away) : Right.

TOBY : H-hold on. Maybe.

ROSE : What is it ?

TOBY : Since that thing was inside my head, it's like the letters made more sense.

ROSE : Well... get to work. Anything you can translate, just... anything. (Approaches Danny). As for you, Danny-boy, you're in charge of the Ood, any way of stopping them ?

DANNY : Well... I don't know.

ROSE (pulls him over to the computer) : Then find out. The sooner we get control of the base, the sooner we can get the Doctor out. Shift.

She smacks him playfully and then looks down the never-ending shaft.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

IDA : We've got all this cable, we might as well use it. The drum's disconnected, we could adapt it.(Starts gathering up the fallen cable). Feed it through.

THE DOCTOR : And then what ?

IDA : Abseil. Into the pit.

THE DOCTOR : Abseil. Right.

IDA : We're running out of air with no way back. It's the only thing we can do. Even if it's the last thing we ever achieve.

THE DOCTOR : I'll get back. Rose is up there.

IDA : Well, maybe the key to that is finding out what's in the pit.

THE DOCTOR : Well... it's half of a good plan.

IDA : What's the other half ?

THE DOCTOR : I go down. Not you.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

Rose watches Jefferson as he works at the computer.

JEFFERSON : Open junctions five... six... seven... (A bang on the door) ... reroute filters sixteen to twenty-four. Go.

Toby is working on the symbols.

DANNY (also working) : There's all sorts of viruses that could stop the Ood. Trouble is, we haven't got them on board.

ROSE (sarcastically) : Well, that's handy, listing all the things we haven't got. We haven't got a swimming pool either. Or a Tescos.

The computer bleeps. The word "affirmative" flashes on the screen.

DANNY (excited) : Oh my God. It says yes ! I can do it ! Hypothetically, if you flip the monitor, broadcast a flare... it can disrupt the telepathy ! Brainstorm !

ROSE : What happens to the Ood ?

DANNY : It'll tank them, spark out !

ROSE (enthusiastically) : There we are, then ! Do it !

DANNY (face falls) : No, but... (Shakes head). I'd have to transmit from the central monitor. We need to go to Ood Habitation.

Another bang on the door, causing sparks to fly.

ROSE (staring at the door) : That's what we'll do, then. (She goes to Mr Jefferson). Mr Jefferson, sir ! Any way out ?

JEFFERSON : Just about... there's a network of maintenance tunnels running underneath the base. We should be able to gain access from here.

ROSE (smiling) : Ventilation shafts.

JEFFERSON : Yeah, I appreciate the reference, but there's no ventilation. No air, in fact, at all. They were designed for machines, not life forms.

Another bang.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : But, I can manipulate the oxygen field from here. Create discrete pockets of atmosphere... if I control it manually... I can follow you through the network.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ROSE : Right, so we go down, and you make the air follow us. By hand.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : You wanted me pressing buttons.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ROSE : Yeah, I asked for it, okay, we need to get to Ood Habitation, work out a route.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

The Doctor and Ida are securing the cable so they can abseil down the pit.

IDA : That should hold it. How's it going ?

The cable unravels.

THE DOCTOR : Fine ! Should work... doesn't feel like such a good idea, now. (Stands on the edge of the pit). Ha... there it is again. That itch. (He bobs up and down crazily). Go down, go down, go down, go down, go down.

IDA : The urge to jump. Do you know where it comes from, that sensation ? Genetic heritage. Ever since we were primates in the trees. It's our body's way of testing us. Calculating whether or not we can reach the next branch.

THE DOCTOR (thoughtfully) : No, that's not it... that's too kind. It's not the urge to jump, it's deeper than that. It's the urge to fall !

And he jumps backwards down the hole.

IDA : Doctor !

She presses a button, the cable becomes taut.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE / THE PIT

The Doctor stops falling. He is now hanging by the cable a short way into the pit.

IDA : Are you okay ?

THE DOCTOR : Not bad, thanks. The wall of the pit... seems to be the same as the cavern, just...(Shines torch down). Not much of it. There's a crust about twenty feet down and then... nothing. Just the pit. Okay, then. Lower me down.

IDA : Well, here we go, then.

She presses the button again. The Doctor is lowered slowly down the pit.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

Another violent bang on Door 25. Rose, Jefferson and Toby are ready to enter the maintenance tunnels, but Danny is still at the computer.

ROSE (shouting to him) : Danny !

DANNY : Hold on ! Just conforming...

JEFFERSON : Dan, you gotta go now ! (Another bang). Come on !

The computer bleeps.

DANNY : Yeah !

He takes what looks like an orange computer chip from the machine. He shows them as he hurries over to the entrance to the maintenance tunnels.

DANNY (CONT'D) : Put that in the monitor... and it's a bad time to be an Ood !

ROSE : We're coming back. Have you got that ? We're coming back to this room and we're getting the Doctor out.

JEFFERSON : Okay, Danny, you go first, then you Miss Tyler, then Toby, I'll go last in defence of position. Now come on ! Quick as you can !

They all lower themselves down into the tunnels in the order Jefferson specified.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

Rose lands in the tunnel next to Danny. She sniffs.

ROSE : God, it stinks. You all right ?

DANNY : Yeah, I'm laughing.

Toby lands beside them.

DANNY (CONT'D) (through comm, to Zach) : Which way do we go ?

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : Just go straight ahead. Keep going 'til I say so.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

Jefferson makes it down the hole just in time, the Ood finally break the door down. They advance.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

Danny, Rose, Toby and Jefferson crawl down the tunnel.

ROSE (staring at Danny's bum) : Not your best angle, Danny.

DANNY : Oi ! Stop it !

TOBY (considering Rose's bum) : I dunno, it could be worse.

ROSE (indignantly) : Oi !

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : Straight along until you find junction 7.1. Keep breathing. I'm feeding you air. I've got you.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

Exterior shot of the base.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

They reach a junction in the tunnels and sit down, out of breath.

DANNY (into wrist device) : We're at 7.1, sir.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : Okay, I've got you...

He presses more buttons. A bang on the door makes him jump.

ZACH (CONT'D) : I'm just aerating the next section.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

DANNY : Getting kinda cramped, sir... can't you hurry up ?

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : I'm working on half power, here.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

JEFFERSON : Stop complaining.

ROSE (to Danny) : Mr Jefferson says : stop complaining.

DANNY : I heard.

ROSE (to Jefferson) : He heard.

TOBY (into wrist device) : But the air's getting a bit thin.

ROSE : He's complaining now.

JEFFERSON : I heard.

Danny wipes the sweat of his face. Rose sniffs, her face screwed up in disgust.

ROSE : Danny, is that you ?

DANNY (defensively) : I'm not exactly happy.

ZACH :I'm just moving the air...

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH (CONT'D) : I've got to oxygenate the next section. Now, keep calm... or it's gonna feel worse.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

There is a loud banging from the other end of the tunnel. Jefferson aims his gun.

DANNY : What was that ?

ROSE (loudly) : Mr Jefferson, what was that ?

TOBY : What's that noise ?

JEFFERSON : Captain... what was that ?

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH (looking at the hologram) : The junction in Habitation Five's been opened, it must be the Ood.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

The Ood crawl down the tunnels with frightening speed.

ZACH (warningly) : They're in the tunnels !

DANNY : Well, open the gate !

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : I've gotta get the air in !

DANNY : Just open it ! ... sir.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

ROSE : Where are they ? Are they close ?

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : Don't know, I can't tell - I can't see them... the computer doesn't register Ood as proper life forms.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

ROSE : Whose idea was that ?

DANNY (practically roars into the wrist device, sweating and shaking) : Open the gate !

The gate opens and they lunge through it.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : Danny, turn left. Immediate left.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

They crawl down the tunnel as fast as they can, Jefferson going backwards with his gun at the ready.

JEFFERSON : The Ood, sir, can't you trap them ? Cut off the air ?

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : Not without cutting off yours.

Another bang on his door.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

The Ood pursue them down the tunnel, but they're still not in sight.

ZACH : Danny, turn right. Go right ! Go fast, Dan, they're gonna catch up !

Danny does as he says, frantic.

JEFFERSON : I'll maintain defence of position !

ROSE : You can't stop !

JEFFERSON (sitting down, aiming his gun) : Miss Tyler, that's my job. You've got your task, now see to it.

TOBY (to Rose) : You heard what he said, now shift.

They move on, leaving Jefferson. An Ood appears from round the corridor and crawls towards Jefferson. He fires his gun. The others can hear the shots as they crawl as fast as possible. Jefferson turns, shoots more oncoming Ood. Toby and the others reach the next juction.

DANNY (into wrist device) : 8.2. Open 8.2. Zach !

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH (pressing buttons) : I've gotta aerate it !

DANNY (furiously) : Open it now !

ZACH : I'm trying.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

Danny thumps on the gate, desperate.

ROSE (stopping him) : Danny, stop it. That's not helping.

TOBY : Zach, get it open !

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : Jefferson... I've gotta open 8.2 by closing 8.1. You've got to get past the junction, now move. That's an order, now move !

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

Jefferson shoots at an Ood from around a corner, he runs out of bullets.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH (angrily) : I'm gonna lose oxygen, Jefferson, I can't stop for your dramatics !

He watches the hologram, showing Jefferson move towards the rest of the group.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

Gate 8.2 opens, allowing Danny, Rose and Toby through it.

DANNY (crawling through) : Come on !

Rose glances back down the corridor before following.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : Danny, turn left and head for 9.2. That's the last one. Jefferson...

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

Jefferson is crawling along the corridor, trying to reach the gate before it closes.

ZACH : You've gotta move faster. Move !

ROSE : Mr Jefferson, come on... !

TOBY (pushing her forward) : Keep going !

It's too late, the gate closes, leaving Jefferson trapped on the wrong side. He slumps against it, panting.

JEFFERSON : Regret to inform, sir... I was a bit slow. Not so fast, these days.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : I can't open 8.1, John. Not without losing air for the others.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

JEFFERSON : And quite right too, sir. I think I bought them a little time.

The others reach the end of the tunnel.

ZACH : There's nothing I can do, Jefferson.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH (quietly) : I'm sorry.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

JEFFERSON : You've done enough, sir. Made a very good captain under the circumstances.

Danny and Rose are both close to tears.

JEFFERSON : I ask, if you can't add oxygen to this section... can you speed up the process of its removal ?

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : I don't understand. What do you mean ?

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

JEFFERSON (staring down the tunnel) : Well... if I might chose the manner of my departure, sir... lack of air seems more natural than... well... let's say... death by Ood.

For an Ood is crawling towards him.

JEFFERSON (CONT'D) (voice rising) : I'd appreciate it, sir !

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : God speed, Mr Jefferson.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

JEFFERSON : Thank you, sir.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

Zach presses the appropriate buttons and cuts off the air. He closes his eyes. The light representing Jefferson on the screen goes out.

ZACH (close to tears but fighting them) : Report... Officer John Maynard Jefferson PKD... deceased... with honours.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

Danny, Rose and Toby sit in silence.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH (CONT'D) : 43K2.1.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

DANNY : Zach... we're at the final junction. 9.2. And er... if my respects could be on record. He saved our lives.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : Noted. Opening 9.2.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

The gate opens. The Ood are right behind it, waiting for them. Rose, Danny and Toby scramble away, shocked.

ROSE : Lower 9.2. Zach, lower it !

DANNY : Back ! Back ! Back !

TOBY : We can't go back ! The gang point's sealed off, we're stuck !

Rose looks up and notices grilling above her head.

ROSE : Come on !

She pushes it out of the way.

INT. CORRIDOR

She emerges through the floor of the corridor above. Danny follows.

INT. MAINTENANCE TUNNELS

The Ood crawl towards Toby.

ROSE (CONT'D) (calling down to Toby) : Come on ! Toby, come on !

Toby looks at the Ood and places a finger to his lips. His eyes are glowing red once more.

ROSE (CONT'D) : Toby, get out of there !

TOBY (scrambling up, eyes back to normal) : Help me ! Oh, my God, help me !

INT. CORRIDOR

Rose and Toby hoist him up through the hole. More Ood approach from one end of the corridor.

DANNY (running in the opposite direction) : It's this way.

They follow Danny along the corridor, the Ood in pursuit.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

There is another bang on the door of the control room. Zach picks up his bolt gun.

ZACH : Hurry up !

INT. OOD HABITATION

Danny, Rose and Toby burst through the doors into Ood Habitation, and rush over the computer. The Ood already inside look up at their arrival.

ROSE : Get it in !

TOBY : Danny, get down.

ROSE : Transmit !

DANNY : I'm trying, I'm trying ! I'm getting at it...

TOBY : Stop them !

The Ood are making their way up the stairs towards them.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

With a final bang, the Ood manage to open the door to the control room. Zach stands and points his gun at them.

INT. OOD HABITATION

ROSE : Danny, get that thing transmitting !

Danny bungs it into the computer. The reading goes down to Basic 0. The Ood clutch at their heads and stumble about, all over the ship. They finally collapse to the floor. Silence falls.

ROSE (CONT'D) (smiling) : You did it ! We did it !

DANNY : Yes !

She laughs in delight, as does Danny, and throws her arms around him, then hugs Toby, who grins. Danny and Toby hug.

ROSE (into comm) : Zach, we did it. The Ood are down. Now we've gotta get the Doctor.

INT. CONTROL ROOM

ZACH : I'm on my way.

INT. OOD HABITATION

Rose rushes from Ood Habitation.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE / THE PIT

The Doctor is still being lowered down the pit, in complete darkness.

THE DOCTOR : You get representations of the Horned Beast right across the universe. In the myths and legends of a million worlds. Earth... Draconia, Velconsadine... Daemos... the Kaled God of War... it's the same image, over and over again. Maybe... that idea came from somewhere. Bleeding through... the thought at the back of every sentient mind.

IDA : Emanating from here ?

THE DOCTOR : Could be.

IDA : But if this is the original... does that make it real ? Does that make it the actual devil, though ?

THE DOCTOR : Well, if that's what you want to believe. Maybe that's what the devil is, in the end. An idea.

The cable runs out and the Doctor jerks to a halt.

IDA : That's it. That's all we've got.

The Doctor presses buttons on the device on his wrist.

IDA (CONT'D) : You getting any sort of readout ?

THE DOCTOR : Nothing. Could be miles to go, yet. Or... could be thirty feet. No way of telling.(He thinks about this). I could survive thirty feet.

IDA : Oh no you don't. I'm pulling you back up.

She presses the button to hoist him back up. But the Doctor presses a button on his own end, stopping her.

IDA (striding to the edge) : What're you doing ?!

THE DOCTOR : You bring me back, then we're just gonna sit there and run out of air. I've gotta go down.

IDA (scared) : But you can't. Doctor, you can't.

THE DOCTOR : Call it an act of faith.

He releases one the hooks securing him to the cable.

IDA : But... I don't want to die on my own.

THE DOCTOR : I know.

He releases another hook.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

Rose and the others have reached the exploration deck. Without a moments hesitation, Rose picks up the comm.

ROSE : Doctor ? Are you there ? Doctor ? Ida ? Can you hear me ?

ZACH : The comms are still down. I can patch them through the central desk and boost the signal. Just give me a minute.

He starts to work at the computer. Rose looks on, anxious, eyes wide.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE / THE PIT

The Doctor releases another hook.

THE DOCTOR : I didn't ask : have you got any sort of faith, or... ?

IDA (sitting on the edge of the pit) : Not really. I was brought up Neo Classic, congregational... because of my mum, she was... (She pauses, reminiscing). My old mum. But no, I never believed.

THE DOCTOR : Neo Classic, have they got a devil ?

IDA : No, not as such. Just um... the things that men do.

THE DOCTOR : Same thing in the end.

IDA : What about you ?

The Doctor pauses for a long moment, thinking.

THE DOCTOR : I believe... I believe I haven't seen everything, I don't know... it's funny, isn't it ? The things you make up, the rules. If that thing had said it came from beyond the universe, I'd believe it, but before the universe... impossible. Doesn't fit my rule. Still, that's why I keep travelling. To be proved wrong. Thank you, Ida.

IDA (suddenly standing) : Don't go !

THE DOCTOR : If they get back in touch... if you talk to Rose... just tell her...

He pauses for a moment, looking down. Ida waits.

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) : Tell her I... (Another pause. Then, to himself). Oh, she knows.

He releases the final hook and falls into nothingness.

ROSE (through comm.) : Doctor ? Are you there ? Doctor, Ida ? Can you hear me ?

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ROSE (CONT'D) : Are you there, Doctor ?

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

IDA : He's gone.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ROSE : What do you mean, "he's gone" ?

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

IDA : He fell. Into the pit. And I don't know how deep it is, miles and miles and miles.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ROSE (voice breaking) : But... what do you mean "he fell" ?

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

IDA (quietly) : I couldn't stop him. He said your name...

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

Zach gently tugs the comm. away from Rose. She's silent, staring straight ahead.

ZACH : I'm sorry.

Rose does not respond. He speaks into the comm.

ZACH (CONT'D) : Ida ? There's no way of reaching you.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

Ida listens to this, alone on the edge of the pit.

ZACH : No cable, no back-up... you're ten miles down...

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ZACH (CONT'D) : We can't get there.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

IDA (looking around) : You should see this place, Zach. (Sits down on the edge of the pit). It's beautiful. Well, I wanted to discover things... (She tears up). And here I am.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ZACH : We've got to abandon the base.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

Ida bites her lip as she listens.

ZACH : I'm declaring this mission unsafe. All we can do is make sure no one ever comes here again.

IDA : But we'll never find out what it was ?

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ZACH : Well, maybe that's best.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

IDA : Yeah.

There is a pause.

ZACH : Officer Scott...

IDA : It's all right. Just go. Good luck.

INT. EXPLORATION DECK

ZACH : Thank you. (Replace the comm.). Danny, Toby, close down the feed links. Get the retrotopes online. Then get to the rocket, strap yourselves in. We're leaving.

Rose turns to him.

ROSE : I'm not going.

ZACH (reassuringly) : Rose, there's space for you.

ROSE (quietly) : No, I'm gonna wait for the Doctor. Just like he waited for me.

ZACH (gently) : I'm sorry, but... he's dead.

ROSE : You don't know him. 'Cos he's not... (Her voice breaks up with repressed tears). I'm telling you, he's... he's not... and even if he was, how could I leave him ? All on his own, all the way down there ? No. I'm gonna stay.

Zach nods.

ZACH : Then I apologise for this. Danny, Toby, make her secure.

Danny and Toby come up on either side of Rose, taking an arm each.

ROSE (struggling) : No, no ! No ! No ! No ! Let me go ! (Straining, screaming at them). Get off me ! I'm not leaving !

Zach plunges a needle into her arm, sedating her.

ROSE (CONT'D) (as she goes limp) : No...

ZACH (determinedly) : I have lost too many people. I am not leaving you behind. (Hoists her over his shoulder). Let's get her on board.

INT. CORRIDOR

They emerge into a corridor, which is littered with the Ood.

TOBY (pointing at one) : Did that one just move ?

It did. The Ood opens its eyes and lifts its head.

DANNY : The telepathic field, it's reasserting itself.

ZACH : Move it, get to the rocket, move !

They hurry down the corridor.

EXT. THE PIT

The Doctor lies face down at the bottom of the pit. His helmet has shattered. He stirs, groaning. As he stands, he realises his helmet has broken and he gasps, a hand flying to his mouth. But then...

THE DOCTOR (with wonder) : I'm breathing.

He removes the helmet and looks around.

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) : Air cushion to support the fall... (Turns on comm.). You can breath down here, Ida. (comm. Crackles). Can you hear me, Ida ?

INT. ROCKET

ZACH (who is the pilot) : Dislocating B-Clamp, C-Clamp, raising blue nitrates to maximum. Toby, how's the negapact feed line ?

TOBY : Clear ! Ready to go, sir. For God's sakes, get us out of here !

Rose stirs.

DANNY (noticing) : Captain... I think we're gonna have a problem passenger...

ZACH : Keep an eye on her.

ROSE : Wait... I'm not...

DANNY : It's all right, Rose, you're safe.

ROSE : I'm not going anywhere ! (Tugs at her seatbelt, shouting). Get me out of this thing ! Get me out !

ZACH : And... lift-off !

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE / THEPIT

The three men whoop and cheer as the rocket lifts off. Ida looks up, as does the Doctor at the bottom of the pit.

THE DOCTOR (whispers) : A rocket...

He watches as it flies further and further away.

INT. ROCKET

Rose spots the bolt gun, she grabs it and points it at Zach.

ROSE : Take me back to the planet.

Zach doesn't reply. He doesn't even turn around.

ROSE (CONT'D) (shouts) : Take me back !

ZACH : Or what ?

ROSE : Or I'll shoot.

ZACH (finally turning to her) : Would you, though ? Would you really ? Is that what your Doctor would want ?

Rose holds his gaze for a moment. Danny looks slightly shaken. Defeated, Rose slumps back in her chair, dropping the gun.

ZACH (CONT'D) : Sorry, but it's too late anyway. Take a look outside. We can't turn back. This is what the Doctor would have wanted.

Rose looks out of the window.

ZACH (CONT'D) : Isn't that right ?

They're speeding away from the black hole.

EXT. THE PIT

The Doctor shines his torch on the wall of the underground cavern, there are crude drawings of a horned beast and tiny stick figures surrounding it.

THE DOCTOR : History of some big battle. Man against Beast. I dunno if you're getting this, Ida. Hope so. Anyway, they defeated the Beast and imprisoned it.

The light of his torch falls on what looks like a large vase on a stand. Surprised, he turns the torch light back on the symbols of people carrying the vase on their heads. He approaches the vase, there is another one in line with the first.

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) : Or maybe that's the key...

He touches the vase, and they both light up.

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) : Or the gate, or the bars...

The Doctor turns upon hearing a quiet growl. His mouth opens, before him, in a pit, is a huge horned beast, chained down. It roars at him.

INT. ROCKET

In the rocket, Toby starts to laugh quietly to himself, as Rose does up her seatbelt again.

DANNY : What's the joke ?

TOBY : Just... we made it. We escaped. We actually did it.

No one shares his mirth.

ROSE : Not all of us.

ZACH : We're not out of it yet. We're still the first people in history to fly away from a black hole. Toby, read me the stats.

TOBY (still smirking) : Gravity funnel holding, sir. Always holding.

EXT. THE PIT

THE DOCTOR (staring at the Beast) : I accept that you exist. I don't have to accept what you are, but you're physical existence, I'll give you that.

The Beast growls. The Doctor takes a few steps forwards.

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) : But I don't understand. I was expected down here. I was given a safe landing, and air. You need me for something. What for ?

The Beast lunges forwards, straining against the chains holding him.

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) (completely out of his depth) : Have I got to... I dunno, beg an audience ? Or... is there a ritual ? Some sort of incantation or summons or spell, all these things I don't believe in, are they real ?

The Beast just looks at him.

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) (loudly) : Speak to me ! Tell me ! (No reply). You won't talk. Or... you can't talk. Hold on, hold on. Wait a minute, just let me... (He thinks hard). Oh ! No. Yes ! No... think it through, you spoke before. I heard your voice. An intelligent voice. No, more than that, brilliant ! But, looking at you now... all I can see... (The Beast growls) is... (growl) Beast. The animal. Just... the body. You're just the body, the physical form ! What's happened to your mind ? Hmm ? Where's it gone ? Where's that intelligence ? (He glances upwards as it dawns on him). Oh, no...

INT. ROCKET

TOBY : Stats. at 53, funnel status at 66.5. Hull pressure constant. Smooth as we can, sir. All the way back home.

Rose stares out of the window, so sad.

TOBY (CONT'D) : Coordinates set for Planet Earth.

The corners of his mouth twitch upwards in an unpleasant smile.

INT. THE PIT

The Doctor shines his torch on the symbols covering the walls.

THE DOCTOR : You're imprisoned. Long time ago. Before the universe, after, sideways, in- between, doesn't matter. The positioning is perfect. It's absolutely... it's eternal. Oh, yes ! Open the prison, the gravity field collapses ! This planet falls into the black hole ! You escape, you die. Brilliant ! But that's just the body. The body is trapped, that's all. The devil is just an idea. In all those civilisations, just an idea. (He pauses, edging forwards as he works it out). But an idea is hard to kill. An idea could escape. The mind, the mind of the great Beast, the mind can escape ! Oh, but that's it ! You didn't give me air, your jailers did ! They set this up ! All those years ago ! They need me alive. Because if you're escaping, then I've gotta stop you.

The Beast roars in fury, straining against the chains. The Doctor picks up a rock.

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) : If I destroy your prison, your body is destroyed. Your mind with it.

He swings the rock over his head, ready to bring it crashing down on the vase, and then stops. He drops it.

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) : But then you're clever enough to use this whole system against me. If I destroy this planet, I destroy the gravity field. The rocket. The rocket loses protection and falls into the black hole. I'll have to sacrifice Rose.

He has a look of mild disgust on his face. The Beast laughs mirthlessly.

INT. ROCKET

ROSE (thinking) : It doesn't make sense. We escaped, but there's a thousand ways it could've killed us. It could've... ripped out the air or... I dunno, burnt us, or anything. But it let us go. Why ? Unless it wanted us to escape...

TOBY : Hey, Rose, do us a favour... (Nastily). Shut up.

Rose stares at him. He looks away.

TOBY (CONT'D) : Almost there. We'll be beyond the reach of the black hole in 40... 39...

EXT. THE PIT

THE DOCTOR : So, that's the trap. Or the test or the final judgment, I don't know. But if I kill you, I kill her.

The Beast laughs, then roars at him.

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) : Except that implies, in this big grand scheme of Gods and Devils, that she's just a victim. But I've seen a lot of this universe. I've seen fake gods and bad gods and demi gods and would-be gods, out of all that, out of that whole pantheon, if I believe in one thing... just one thing... (with passion) I believe in her.

And with that, he picks up the rock and smashes the vase.

INT. ROCKET

The rocket begins to shake violently.

DANNY : What happened ? What was that ?!

TOBY : What's he doing ? What is he doing ?

ZACH : We've lost the funnel ! Gravity collapse !

ROSE : What does that mean ?

ZACH : We can't escape. We're headed straight for the black hole !

The rocket turns back on itself and spirals towards the black hole.

EXT. THE PIT

The Doctor smashes the other vase.

THE DOCTOR : This is your freedom ! Free to die. You're going into that black hole and I'm riding with you.

Flames fall from the Beast's mouth.

INT. ROCKET

ROSE (looking out of the window) : It's the planet. The planet's moving. It's falling.

She sits back in her seat and glances at Toby, and reels backwards in shock. He's glaring at her, eyes red, the symbols have broken out onto his skin again.

TOBY (in the Voice of the Beast) : I am the rage...

ROSE : It's Toby, Zach, do something...

TOBY (speaking very fast, obviously fearful) : And the bile and the ferocity.

ROSE (screaming) : Just do something !

TOBY : I am the Prince and the Fall and the Darkness...

DANNY : It's him ! It's him ! It's him !

ZACH : Stay where you are, the ship's not stable !

Toby expels a burst of flame from his mouth.

ZACH (CONT'D) : What is he ?! What the hell is he ?!

EXT. THE PIT

The Beast writhes around, burning up.

INT. ROCKET

TOBY : I shall never die ! The thought of me is forever ! In the bleeding hearts of men, in their vanity and obsession and lust...

Rose picks up the bolt gun.

TOBY (CONT'D) : Nothing shall ever destroy me. Nothing !

Rose points the gun at the front window.

ROSE (darkly) : Go to hell.

She fires, shattering the glass, she undoes Toby's seatbelt and he is sucked through the window and into outer space, headed straight for the black hole. He roars in fear and anger.

ZACH : Emergency shield !

He presses a button and the emergency shield activates, covering the gaping hole. The rocket continues to shake and shudder, headed towards the black hole.

ZACH (CONT'D) : We've still lost the gravity funnel. We can't escape the black hole !

ROSE : But we stopped him. That's what the Doctor would've done.

ZACH : Some victory. We're going in.

The rocket continues to spirals towards the black hole.

EXT. THE PIT

The Beast is burning up, struggling against his chains.

INT. ROCKET

Danny looks at the computer screen.

DANNY (terrified) : The planet's lost orbit ! It's falling !

INT. CORRIDOR

The Ood fall around the corridor back in the base.

EXT. KROPTOR'S SURFACE

Ida falls down, unconscious from lack of oxygen.

EXT. THE PIT

The Doctor runs back down the tunnel, away from the Beast. A blast of air knocks him backwards, straight into something blue... he looks up, and beams. It's the TARDIS. He laughs with delight.

INT. ROCKET

The computer screen indicates the planet has fallen into the black hole, and then goes blank.

DANNY : The planet's gone. (Rose says nothing). I'm sorry.

ZACH : Accelerate. I did my best. But hey, first Human Beings to fall inside a black hole. How about that ? History.

Rose closes her eyes. They hold on tight as the rocket shakes violently. They all have their eyes screwed shut, ready for the impact, when... it stops. Silence falls.

ROSE : What happened ?

They all lean to one side as the rocket turns.

ZACH (confused) : We're... turning. (Looks at screen). We're turning around. We're turning away !

The comm. springs to life.

THE DOCTOR (through comm.) : Sorry about the hijack, Captain. This is the good ship TARDIS.

Rose's mouth drops open and her eyes light up.

INT. TARDIS

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) : Now, first thing's first, have you got a Rose Tyler on board ?

INT. ROCKET

ROSE (quickly, overjoyed) : I'm here ! It's me ! Oh, my God ! (Laughs and puts her hand over her face, giddy with relief and happiness). Where are you ?

EXT. SPACE

The TARDIS speeds away from the black hole, the rocket safely in tow.

THE DOCTOR (voice-over) : I'm just towing you home. Gravity-schmavity. My people practically invented black holes.

INT. TARDIS

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) : Well, in fact, they did. (Pulls a lever). In a couple of minutes, we'll be nice and safe. Oh, and captain, can we do a swap ? Say, if you give me Rose Tyler, I'll give you Ida Scott ? How about that ?

Ida is propped against a pillar, still unconscious.

INT. ROCKET

ZACH (delighted) : She's alive !

DANNY : Yes ! Thank God.

INT. TARDIS

THE DOCTOR : Yeah ! Bit of oxygen starvation, but she should be all right. (More solemn). I couldn't save the Ood. I only had time for one trip. They went down with the planet.

His computer bleeps.

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) : Ah ! Entering clear space, end of the line, mission closed.

INT. ROCKET

Rose smiles to herself, so happy and relieved and proud of him, all at the same time.

EXT. SPACE

The TARDIS and the rocket zoom off into clear space.

INT. TARDIS

Rose opens the door of the TARDIS. The Doctor looks up and smiles. They run to each other and the Doctor gathers Rose up into his arms, lifting her clean off the floor. They both giggle, so happy to see one another again.

INT. ROCKET

Ida is back with her friends in the rocket.

IDA : I don't know. I can't remember.

DANNY : Well, it looked like a box.

ZACH : What do you mean a box ?

DANNY : Well, down in the hull. A big blue box. It just appeared ! I don't know !

THE DOCTOR (through comm.) : Zach ? We'll be off, now. Have a good trip home.

INT. TARDIS

The Doctor and Rose stand side by side at the TARDIS console.

THE DOCTOR : And the next time you get curious about something... oh... what's the point ? You'll just go blundering in. The human race...

INT. ROCKET

IDA : But Doctor, what did you find down there ? That creature, what was it ?

INT. TARDIS

THE DOCTOR : I don't know ! Never did decipher that writing. But that's good ! Day I know everything ? Might as well stop.

ROSE : What do you think it was ? Really ?

THE DOCTOR : I think... we beat it. That's good enough for me.

ROSE : It said I was gonna die in battle.

The Doctor catches her eye.

THE DOCTOR (with quiet confidence) : Then it lied.

Rose smiles. That's all she needs to reassure her.

THE DOCTOR (CONT'D) : Right, onwards, upwards, Ida, see you again, maybe !

INT. ROCKET

IDA : I hope so.

INT. TARDIS

ROSE : And thanks, boys !

INT. ROCKET

Zach and Danny grin.

IDA : Hang on though, Doctor. You never really said... you two... who are you ?

INT. TARDIS

THE DOCTOR : Oh... (He looks at Rose). The stuff of legend.

He pulls a lever and the Doctor and Rose watch the rotor rise and fall with smiles on their faces.

INT. ROCKET

ZACH : This is the final report of sanctuary base 6. Officer Tobias Zed, deceased, with honours. 43K2.1. Also...

EXT. SPACE

The rocket zooms off into space.

ZACH (CONT'D) : Ood 1 Alpha 1, deceased with honours. Ood 1 Alpha 2, deceased with honours...

 

END

 

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