Wednesday, 2 July 2008

4x12 - The Stolen Earth

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The TARDIS lands in an ordinary suburb street. The Doctor bursts out, followed by Donna, looking around to find out what's wrong.

DOCTOR
It's fine... Everything's fine. Nothing's wrong. All fine!

A milk van 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, 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 on the car start to clink. 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 Donna 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 outside - they are in space, with nothing but several asteroids around. Both he and Donna are totally shocked.

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 a screen)
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 look outside in total shock.

***
FAR ACROSS THE UNIVERSE...

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

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

Martha is lifting up her head.

MARTHA
What was that?

VOICE
Emergency systems are online...

Other soldiers in the UNIT base are also struggling to their feet, furniture is all upside down.

MARTHA
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
Things are all a mess, Jack struggles to his feet as the Hub shakes a 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
Come, I'll look outside.

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

IANTO
Little bit bigger than South Wales...

***
Ealing, London
Furniture is all tupsy-turvey in Sarah Jane's home too. She gets up and runs to 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 (looking out of the window)
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...

***
And also on Martha's.

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.

Camera finally shifts to the sky: it is dark and filled with planets.

***
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 screen)
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 the telly:

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...

Switching 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)
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 - and a big, blinking red dot.

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

***
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 walks to her 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 are moving 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 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, 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 a shop that two young men are just about to rob.

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 burglars run away terrified. Rose sits down to a telly 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.

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

SYLVIA
Dad? Come and see!

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

JACK
I met a soldier in a bar, long story.

IANTO
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 as well as in the UNIT headquarters.

DALEK MESSAGE
EXTERMINATE! Exterminate! 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 is listening the message, 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 shop, Rose is hearing the message too, her eyes are also moist.

DALEK MESSAGE
Exterminate, exterminate...

She walks 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 messile is exploding behind her but she doesn't even look back.

***
On the Dalek mothership, 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 office shakes as a messile hits it. Martha runs to the windows. Outside, she sees the Dalek fleet descending and firing 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 is materialising inside a building. As the Doctor and Donna step out, they are greeted by several Jodoon 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 Jodoon 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
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 appears 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
Someone tried to move the Earth once before. Long time ago... can't be...

***
Daleks are attacking the Valiant.

DALEKS
Maximum extermination!

SOLDIER
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
Airforce 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 get into the UNIT headquarters.

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
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.

MARTHA
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...

The General 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!

***
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
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 switches a lever 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 burst into an insane laugh.

***
At the Shadow Proclamation, Donna sits on a staircase looking devastated.

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.

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. The bees disappearing!

He runs 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
The 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 dashes into the TARDIS and fiddles with the controls.

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

He runs back to the door to and talks 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
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!

Mist Man said...

Heres some:

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[Approaches]
Where are you taking us?

DALEK
Daleks do not answer Human questions. Stand in line.

[The Dalek moves to reveal Wilfred and Sylvia peering with terror from around the side of their house]

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

WILFRED
Yeah, I've got a weapon.

SYLVIA
It's a paint-gun.

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

MAN [threatens Dalek]
We're not going. Do you hear me??
[Turns 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 of the Dalek, causing no damage]

MAN
Go back where you came from and leave us alone!

[ The man scarpers back into the house.]

DALEK
Dalek attack formation seven.

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

DALEK [Orders]
Maximum extermination!

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

WILFRED
They're monsters.

SYLVIA
Please, Dad, come home.

[With a small yelp, Wilfred allows her to pull him away. They hurry around the back of the houses, but to no avail - they are stopped by a lone Dalek.]

DALEK
Halt! You will come with me.

WILFRED
Will I, 'eck!

[He aims the paint-gun at the Dalek and fires. A splodge of yellow paint lands on the eyepiece with a wet splat. 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! Extermin-

[Suddenly, the whole top half of the Dalek is blown off and it is left a smouldering wreck. Rose is revealed to be standing just behind it with her massive gun.]

WILFRED
Do you want to swap?

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

:)

Luna said...

Thanks mist man!



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... Where is he?!
***
The rota rises and falls as the TARDIS flies. Then it suddenly stops dead.
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.
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 crying 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 stopped 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.
***
Sarah Jane and Luke also heard 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 soundwave.
***
It is also heard in the Hub.
HARRIET
This message is of the utmost importance. We haven't much time... Can anyone hear me?
Gwen walks to a monitor.
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?!
GWEN
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.
***
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.
The screen gets divided to four parts, Harriet, the Hub and Sarah Jane appearing on one part each, while there's just noise on the fourth place.
HARRIET
The fourth contact seems to be having some trouble getting through.
ROSE
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
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 UNIT) Next second...
Flash: 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. 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
Really? Oh.
HARRIET
Not now, Captain. And Martha Jones, former companion to the Doctor.
ROSE
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.
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
Aaaand sending!
The signal is beamed out into the space.
***
Inside the TARDIS, Martha's mobile rings.
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
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%.
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
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 part of the screen that was transmitted from her place turns into white noise.
***
DOCTOR
Three! Two! One!
One by one, the lost planets appear around the TARDIS. The console room goes back to normal and the Doctor and Donna watch a 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! Ooh, ooh, what's that? Hold on, hold on, some sort of Subwave Network...
The Doctor and Donna appear in the place 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
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 can1t 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 at the TARDIS turns to white noise.
DOCTOR
Ah...
DONNA
We've lost them!
DOCTOR (fiddling with the controls)
No, no, no, no, there's another signal, there's someone else out there. (he whacks the top of the screen) Hello? Can you hear me? Rose?
DAVROS (VO)
Your voice is different. And yet, its arrogance is unchanged.
The Doctor freezes, recognising the voice.
SARAH JANE (horrified)
No. But he's dead...
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 speachless, 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 Gates 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) 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! (fiddling with 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 to 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 Luke)
I love you. Remember that.
She runs to her car and drives off.
***
ROSE (talking on phone)
Control? I need another shift. Lock me on to the Tardis. Now!
She hangs up and turns to Wilf and Sylvia.
ROSE
Right, I'm gonna find them. 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 street, 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?
She looks away, thinking - then she sees 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 him, not believing his eyes. 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 the Doctor. 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 into her lap.
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 too and covers the way.
***
Gwen hands a machine gun to Ianto.
IANTO
But they don't work against Daleks!
GWEN
Well, I'm going out fighting. Like Owen. Like Tosh. How about you?
IANTO
Yes, ma'am!
***
The Doctor is laid to the TARDIS floor.
DONNA
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 (crying)
Oh, no, I came all this way.
DONNA
What d'you mean? What happens next?
The Doctor lifts up his hand and sees that it starts to glow.
DOCTOR
It's starting...
***
Sarah Jane's car is stopped by two Daleks.
DALEK #1
All Human transport is forbidden!
SARAH JANE
I surrender! I'm sorry!
DALEK #2
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 tell me what is going on?!
ROSE
When he's dying, his, his body... it repairs itself. It changes. (desperately) But you can't!
DOCTOR (stuggling to his feet)
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

JackOLantern said...

Thanx! What an explosive series finale ... sad to see Donna gone! She was my favorite.