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The Stolen Earth

The Stolen Earth [The camera is on the TARDIS. It's back to normal, with all traces of Bad Wolf gone. THE DOCTOR runs out, with DONNA in tow. He looks around. It's just an ordinary street, with nothing unusual to be seen.]

THE DOCTOR
We're fine. Everything's fine.

[A milkman stops outside a house.]

THE DOCTOR
Nothing's wrong, it's all fine.

[He turns to the MILKMAN.]

THE DOCTOR
S'cuse me, what day is it?

MILKMAN
Saturday!

THE DOCTOR
Saturday. Good. Good, I like Saturdays.

DONNA
So... I just met Rose Tyler?

THE DOCTOR
Yeah.

DONNA
But she's locked away in a parallel world.

THE DOCTOR
Exactly. If she can cross from her parallel world to your parallel world then that means the walls of the universe are breaking down, which puts everything in danger. Everything. But how?

[He heads back into the TARDIS. Just as he closes the door behind him, the milk van starts to shake. Slates fall off the roofs of the houses. It cuts to inside the TARDIS, where THE DOCTOR is flipping switches on the console.]

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

THE DOCTOR [Grinning]
Yeah.

[DONNA smiles and nods. Suddenly, the TARDIS shakes, throwing them both forwards.]

DONNA
What the hell was that?

THE DOCTOR
It came from outside!

[He runs to open the doors. There's nothing but space, with a few meteors drifting. DONNA runs to his side.]

DONNA
We're in space. How did that happen?

[He runs back to the console.]

DONNA
What did you do?

[THE DOCTOR grabs the monitor and frowns.]

THE DOCTOR
We haven't moved, we're fixed. It can't have... no!

[He runs back to the doors, looking out at the stars.]

THE DOCTOR
The TARDIS is still in the same place but the Earth has gone! The entire planet. It's gone.

FAR ACROSS THE UNIVERSE...

[MARTHA is lying on the floor, with broken, sparking machinery on the floor around her.]

New York

[She slowly begins to come round. She winces.]

MARTHA
What was that?

[UNIT officers get to their feet around her. She also gets up.]

MARTHA
Was that some sort of earthquake or...

[She stands. She's standing in a giant office, with UNIT officers and broken machinery everywhere.]

MARTHA
Gilandra, you alright?

GILANDRA
Yeah, I'm okay.

MARTHA
Is anyone hurt? We've lost power, Sam get the lights back on.

[A woman in a suit heads to the window and opens the blinds. MARTHA turns to her.]

MARTHA
Suzanne? You okay?

SUZANNE
Martha, look at the sky.

MARTHA
Why, what is it?

SUZANNE
Just look at the sky!

[It cuts to the Torchwood Hub.]

Cardiff

[Things are littered across the floor, and CAPTAIN JACK is getting to his feet.]

CAPTAIN JACK
Woah, what happened? Gwen? Ianto? You okay?

[They are sitting on the floor.]

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!

CAPTAIN JACK
I'm gonna take a look outside.

[He runs out of the Hub. IANTO and GWEN head over to a computer, and IANTO taps on the keyboard.]

IANTO
Little bit bigger than South Wales.

[It cuts to SARAH JANE's house. Books are scattered across the floor.]

Ealing, London

[She gets up and runs from the room.]

SARAH JANE
Luke? Are you alright?

[She finds him and helps him to his feet.]

LUKE
Felt like some kind of cross-dimensional spacial transference.

SARAH JANE
But it's night. It wasn't night, it was eight o'clock in the morning!

[She runs over to the wall.]

SARAH JANE
Mr. Smith, I need you!

[The giant computer emerges from the wall, with a triumphant fanfare.]

SARAH JANE
I wish you'd stop giving that fanfare, and 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.

[She turns away. It cuts to WILF and SYLVIA, walking away from their drive. WILF has a rounders bat.]

Chiswick, London

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

SYLVIA
Dad...

[She is staring upwards.]

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 looks up, then takes his daughter's hand. It cuts to LUKE and SARAH JANE outside their house, both looking up.]

SARAH JANE
It's impossible!

[It cuts to CAPTAIN JACK looking up.]

CAPTAIN JACK
That's just impossible.

[MARTHA and a crowd of UNIT officers are all looking at the sky out of the window.]

MARTHA
It can't be...

[The MILKMAN is also looking up at the sky. He turns when he hears a noise. ROSE teleports into the street, carrying a massive gun. He watches her in awe. She looks up suddenly. The camera pans in on her from above.]

ROSE
Right, now we're in trouble.

[She cocks her gun.]

ROSE
And it's only just beginning.

[She looks up, and the camera pans upwards, to see loads of planets in the sky above the Earth.]

THEME STING

DOCTOR WHO THEME TUNE AND OPENING TITLES

BBC

DAVID TENNANT

CATHERINE TATE

FREEMA AGYEMAN

JOHN BARROWMAN

WITH ELISABETH SLADEN

AND BILLIE PIPER

DOCTOR WHO

THE STOLEN EARTH
by Russell T Davies

[Inside the TARDIS, THE DOCTOR is fiddling with the console.]

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?

THE DOCTOR
I dunno, Donna, I just dunno, I'm sorry, I don't know!

DONNA
That's my family. My whole world...

THE DOCTOR
There's no readings, nothing! Not a trace. Not even a whisper, oh that is fearsome technology.

DONNA
So what do we do?

THE DOCTOR
We've gotta get help.

DONNA
From where?

THE DOCTOR
Donna, I'm taking you to the Shadow Proclamation. Hold tight.

[The TARDIS takes off, and it cuts to a TV screen.]

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

[It changes channel to 'Universally Speaking' with Professor Richard Dawkins.]

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.

[It cuts to the Paul O'Grady Show.]

PAUL O'GRADY
D'you know what, I look up and there's all these moons and things, have you seen them? D'you see them? I thought what was I drinking last night, furniture polish?

[IANTO is watching the TV. He bursts out laughing.]

CAPTAIN JACK
Ianto! Time and a place.

IANTO
Yeah, s'funny though.

CAPTAIN JACK
Gwen, come and see!

[GWEN is speaking to Rhys on the phone.]

GWEN
Rhys, I have no idea, just stay indoors, and can you phone my mother? Tell her, um, oh I dunno, 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 smiles.]

CAPTAIN JACK
If someone has established an artifical atmospheric shell, keeping the air in and holding in the heat...

IANTO
Whoever's done this wants the human race alive. That's a plus. Twenty-seven planets, including the Earth.

[Twenty-seven planets appear on the screen, all centred around a flashing red dot.]

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

[The same image appears on MR. SMITH.]

MR. SMITH
The reading seems to be artifical in construction.

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

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

MR. SMITH
Sarah Jane, I have detected movement. Observe.

[A multitude of red dots appear, hovering over the Earth.]

LUKE
Spaceships.

[At UNIT, they have also seen the spaceships.]

GENERAL SANCHEZ
Tracking two-hundred objects, Earth-bound projectory. Geneva is calling a Code Red. Everyone to battle positions. 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.

GENERAL SANCHEZ
We're about to find out. They're coming in to orbit.

[On a street in Camden, people are getting drunk everywhere. A boy racer drives past. Shop alarms are going off, and the windows of most of the shopfronts have been smashed. ROSE walks up from some steps, looking only slightly taken aback at the scene before her. Frowning, she walks slowly along, whilst hysterical people run around her. A drunken man approaches her.]

DRUNK MAN
The end of the world, darling. End of the stigging world.

ROSE
Have one on me, mate.

[She smiles, before she turns abruptly as a window smashes. Another alarm joins the cacophany. She heads over. Two lads are looting an electrical shop.]

ROSE
Right, you two, you can put that stuff down, or run for your lives.

[She cocks her gun.]

ROSE
D'you like my gun?

[They run from the shop, and she heads over to a laptop. On it, is the same UNIT image, with the red dots approaching the Earth. It cuts to SYLVIA's house, where she is watching the telly. On screen, a newsreader is speaking.]

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

SYLVIA
Dad! Come and see. They're saying spaceships.

[WILF is on the phone.]

SYLVIA
Did you find her?

WILF
Nah. No, there's no reply. Oh, where are you, Donna? Where are you, sweetheart?

[Back at the Hub.]

GWEN
Three-thousand miles and closing. But who are they?

[CAPTAIN JACK's phone rings.]

CAPTAIN JACK
Martha Jones, voice of a nightingale. Tell me you put something in my drink.

[Speaking from New York]

MARTHA
No such luck. Have you heard from the Doctor?

CAPTAIN JACK
Not a word. Where are you?

MARTHA
New York.

CAPTAIN JACK
Oh, nice for some.

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

CAPTAIN JACK
Did you get that thing working?

MARTHA
Indigo's top secret, no one's s'posed to know about it.

CAPTAIN JACK
I met a soldier in a bar. Long story.

IANTO
When was this?

CAPTAIN JACK
Strictly professional.

GWEN
Fifteen-hundred miles, boys. And acclerating. They're almost here.

[In Ealing.]

MR. SMITH
I'm receiving a communication from the Earth-bound ships. They have a message for the human race.

SARAH JANE
Put it through. Let's hear it.

DALEK
Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!

[The sound resounds through the Hub, the UNIT base and the laptop ROSE is on.]

CAPTAIN JACK
No! Oh no!

GWEN
What is it? What are they, do you know them, Jack?

[He kisses both GWEN and IANTO on the forehead. SARAH JANE is teary-eyed.]

SARAH JANE
No.

CAPTAIN JACK
There's nothing I can do. I'm sorry, we're dead.

[SARAH JANE hugs LUKE, breaking down.]

SARAH JANE
Oh my, you're so young!

[ROSE holds back tears as she listens to the transmission. She puts the gun back on, and heads out into the street. Looking up, a massive Dalek ship is shooting at the city. There is a huge explosion a few feet behind ROSE, but she continues to walk, not even flinching. Two hundred ships all descend upon the Earth, decimating the population. It cuts to inside a Dalek ship. A Dalek turns around. Four Daleks all begin to move around.]

DALEK #1
Dalek fleet in battle formation.

DALEK #2
All systems locked and primed.

DALEK #3
Crucible at ninety-percent efficiency.

DALEK #4
The human harvest will commence.

[The four Daleks all attach their suckers to some kind of machine. It cuts back to the New York UNIT base, which is in total chaos.]

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

[There is an explosion and everybody is knocked off their feet. MARTHA runs over to a window. Hundreds of Dalek ships are descending upon New York. It cuts to the Dalek ship.]

DALEK
Supreme Dalek on the bridge!

[A massive door opens, and the red SUPREME DALEK moves onto the bridge. He addresses the Daleks before him.]

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

[Hundreds of Daleks, both on the floor and hovering, all respond in unison.]

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

[It cuts to back inside the TARDIS. THE DOCTOR is turning wheels and flipping switches on the console, whilst the TARDIS shudders.]

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

THE DOCTOR
Posh name for police. Outer-space police, here we go!

[There is a shot of the TARDIS flying through space. It cuts to a beautiful group of asteroids, all linked together to form a spacestation of sorts. The cities atop the asteroids are lit up in a shade of turquoise. The TARDIS materialises inside a modern-looking, clinical building. Everything is either white or clear glass. THE DOCTOR and DONNA step out of the TARDIS, to be greeted with a group of Judoon. They all aim their weapons at them. They put their hands in the air.]

JUDOON LEADER
Sko Bo Tro No Fo Tro Ko Fo To To!

THE DOCTOR
No Bo Ho So Ko Ro To So! [He speaks some more unintelligible Judoonish.]

[The Judoon all holster their weapons.]

THE DOCTOR
Moho.

[It cuts to a pale-skinned woman with white hair and red eyes. She walks a large glass table, addressing THE DOCTOR.]

SHADOW ARCHITECT
Time Lords are the stuff of legend. They belong in the myths and whispers of the higher species, you can not possibly exist.

THE 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, twenty-four worlds have been taken from the sky.

THE DOCTOR
How many? Which ones?

[He runs over to a computer at the end of the table.]

THE DOCTOR
Show me!

[The SHADOW ARCHITECT taps into a keyboard. The planets appear on a screen.]

SHADOW ARCHITECT
The locations range far and wide. They all disappeared at the exact same moment, leaving no trace.

[Fact files of various planets appear on the screen.]

THE DOCTOR
Callufrax Minorr, Jahoo, Shallakatop, 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 Pyrovilia?

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

JUDOON LEADER
Pyrovilia is cold case. Not relevant.

DONNA
How d'you mean... cold case?

SHADOW ARCHITECT
The planet Pyrovilia cannot be part of this, it disappeared over two-thousand 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.

THE DOCTOR
That's it! Donna, brilliant, planets have been taken out of time as well as space!

[He fiddles with the computer.]

THE DOCTOR
Let's put this into 3D.

[A hologram of the twenty-four planets appears in the room.]

THE DOCTOR
Now, if we add Pyrovilia. And Adipose 3. Somewhere else, where else, where else, where else, lost, lost, lost, lost- Ooh! The Lost Moon of Poosh!

[Another planet joins the hologram. As THE DOCTOR steps away from the computer, the planets suddenly rearrange themselves.]

SHADOW ARCHITECT
What did you do?

THE DOCTOR
Nothing. The planets rearranged themselves into the optimum pattern. Oh, look at that. Twenty-seven planets in perfect balance. Come on, that is gorgeous.

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

THE DOCTOR
All those worlds fit together like pieces of an engine. Like a powerhouse. But what for?

SHADOW ARCHITECT
Who could design such a thing?

THE DOCTOR
Someone tried to move the Earth once before. Long time ago. Can't be...

[It cuts to hundreds of Daleks all descending upon the Valiant, exterminating. Below, the majority of central London is burning.]

DALEKS
Maximum extermination!

[In the Hub, a message is coming through from the Valiant. CAPTAIN JACK watches the screen frantically.]

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

CAPTAIN JACK
The Valiant's down!

IANTO
Air force retreating over north Africa. Daleks landing in Japan.

GWEN
We've lost contact with the Prime Minister, Jack, Manhattan!

[CAPTAIN JACK picks up his mobile, where MARTHA is still on the other end.]

CAPTAIN JACK
Martha, get out of there!

[MARTHA is bandaging someone's head.]

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

CAPTAIN JACK
They're targetting military bases and you're next on the list.

[In Manhattan.]

GENERAL SANCHEZ
Dr. Jones, you will come with me. Project Indigo is being activated.

[MARTHA turns, shocked.]

GENERAL SANCHEZ
Quick march.

[It cuts to GENERAL SANCHEZ, MARTHA and a UNIT officer walking down a corridor.]

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

[Back in the main UNIT room, Daleks are exterminating. The UNIT workers are cowering in fear.]

DALEK #1
Exterminate!

Dalek #2
Annihilate UNIT!

[The UNIT soldiers shoot at the Daleks, but their bullets make no impact.]

DALEKS
Exterminate!

[One Dalek kills SUZANNE. In a large room, the UNIT officer is opening a large locker. GENERAL SANCHEZ points to a body pack.]

GENERAL SANCHEZ [Addressing MARTHA]
Put it on. Fast as you can.

[CAPTAIN JACK speaks through her bluetooth attachment.]

CAPTAIN JACK
Martha, don't use Project Indigo, I am telling you, 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.

[He hands her what looks like a computer component, in a small, clear box.]

GENERAL SANCHEZ
The Osterhagen key.

MARTHA
I can't take that, sir.

GENERAL SANCHEZ
You know what to do! For the sake of the human race!

[MARTHA reluctantly takes the disc, just as Daleks blast their way into the corridor.]

GENERAL SANCHEZ
Dr. Jones, good luck.

[He takes a pistol and he and the UNIT officer attempt to hold off the Daleks.]

DALEKS
Exterminate!

MARTHA
Bye Jack.

[In the Hub.]

CAPTAIN JACK
Martha, don't do it!

[MARTHA pulls on the strings of the bodypack, and disappears in a flash of purple light. It cuts back to the Hub.]

CAPTAIN JACK
DON'T!

[He stares at the phone in shock. He angrily kicks the table. GWEN flinches.]

IANTO
What's Project Indigo?

CAPTAIN JACK
Experimental teleport, salvaged from the Sontarans. But they haven't got co-ordinates or stabilisation.

GWEN
So where is she?

CAPTAIN JACK
Scattered into ATMOS. Martha's down.

[IANTO claps a hand to his mouth. It cuts back to the bridge of the Dalek ship.]

SUPREME DALEK
Commence the landings, bring the humans here. Prepare the Crucible!

[Over the inter-com, a weakened voice speaks.]

DAVROS
Supreme Dalek, is there news?

SUPREME DALEK
Earth has been subjugated.

[In a different part of the ship, a half-human, half-Dalek figure approaches from the shadows.]

DAVROS
I mean, is there news of him?

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

[The SUPREME DALEK is speaking from a screen in DAVROS' part of the ship. DAVROS drums his metal nails along the base of his wheelchair.]

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.

[DAVROS flips a switch on the wheelchair, and a Dalek with the top half of the casing missing is revealed. The mutant creature's tentacles are writhing. DALEK CAAN is chained up.]

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's voice is high-pitched and tinged with excitement.]

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

[He breaks out in hysterical laughter. Back at the Shadow Proclamation, THE DOCTOR and the SHADOW ARCHITECT are watching the screen, exasperated. DONNA is sitting on some steps, wiping her eyes of tears. An ALBINO SERVANT approaches her, offering her a white bowl.]

ALBINO SERVANT
You need sustenance. Take the water, it purifies.

DONNA
Thanks.

ALBINO SERVANT
There was something on your back.

[The insect noise can be heard. DONNA looks up sharply.]

DONNA
How d'you know that?

ALBINO SERVANT
You are something new.

DONNA
Not me. I'm just a temp. Shorthand, filing, hundred 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
I mean the loss that is yet to come. God save you.

[She hurries up the stairs, leaving a bewildered DONNA. THE DOCTOR approaches her.]

THE 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.

THE DOCTOR
Okay, never mind.

[Disappointed, THE DOCTOR turns and walks away.]

DONNA
Although...

[He turns back round.]

DONNA
There were the bees disappearing.

THE DOCTOR
The bees disappearing. The bees disappearing. [He suddenly realises.] The bees disappearing!

[He runs over to the computer, followed by DONNA.]

SHADOW ARCHITECT
How is that significant?

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

THE DOCTOR
Or... they were going back home.

DONNA
Back home where?

THE DOCTOR
The planet Melissa Majoria.

DONNA
You saying bees are aliens?

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

SHADOW ARCHITECT
The Tandoka scale.

THE DOCTOR
The Tandoka scale is a series of wavelengths, used as carrier signals by migrant bees, infinitely small, no wonder we didn't see it, it's like looking for a speck of cinnamon in the Sahara, but look! There it is! The Tandoka trail.

[An image appears on the screen.]

THE DOCTOR
Transmat the moving planets, which is using the same wavelength, we can follow the path!

[DONNA runs to the TARDIS, with THE DOCTOR running along beside her.]

DONNA
We'll find the Earth, well stop talking and do it!

THE DOCTOR
I am!

[He runs into the TARDIS, and begins to fiddle with the controls.]

THE DOCTOR
We're a bit late. The signal's scattered but it's a start!

[He runs outside, where the SHADOW ARCHITECT and a group of Judoon are standing outside the TARDIS.]

THE DOCTOR
I've got a blip! It's just a blip, but it's definitely a blip.

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

THE 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!

THE DOCTOR
Right. Yes. 'Course I will. Just go and... get you a key.

[He shuts the door and runs back inside, throwing his coat over one of the supports, grinning cheekily to DONNA. He pushes a lever down and the TARDIS begins to dematerialise.]

SHADOW ARCHITECT
Doctor, come back! By the holy ring of the Shadow Proclamation, I order you to stop!

[A group of Daleks are in a street, herding a group of humans together into a line. They all have their hands behind their heads.]

DALEK
All humans will leave their homes. The males, the females, the descendants. You will come with us. Resistance is useless.

SCARED MAN
Where are you taking us?

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

[WILF and SYLVIA are crouched behind a house. WILF has a paintgun.]

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

WILF
Ah, I've got a weapon.

SYLVIA
It's a paintgun!

WILF
Exactly. Them Dalek things, they've only got one eye. Good splodge of paint, they'd be blinded.

SCARED MAN
We're not going. D'you hear me? Laura, get back inside the house. Simon, get inside! Go!

[He ushers his wife and son back towards their house. He grabs a brick and throws it at the Dalek.]

SCARED MAN
Get back in the sky! Get back where you came from and leave us alone.

DALEK
Dalek attack formation seven.

[Three Daleks approach the SCARED MAN's house. They take positions just outside.]

DALEK
Maximum extermination.

[Each of the Daleks target a window. The whole interior of the house explodes, sending debris over the assembled humans.]

WILF
They're monsters.

SYLVIA
Please, Dad, come home!

[They turn and run down a side-street. They are confronted with a lone Dalek.]

DALEK
Halt! You will come with me.

WILF
Will I 'eck!

[WILF fires the paintgun, getting a splodge of paint directly in the Dalek's eyestalk. The paint dissolves away.]

DALEK
My vision is not impaired.

SYLVIA
I warned you, Dad!

DALEK
Hostility will not be tolerated. Exterminate! Exterminate! Extermina-

[The top half of the Dalek explodes. ROSE is revealed to be standing behind it. She cocks her gun and approaches WILF.]

WILF
D'you wanna swap?

ROSE
You're Donna Noble's family, right?

[WILF nods.]

ROSE
I'm Rose Tyler, and I need you.

[It cuts to inside DONNA's house. They are all in the kitchen.]

WILF
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 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 the Daleks! You can't start denying things now!

ROSE
You're my last hope. If I can't find Donna, I can't find the Doctor. Where is he?

[Inside the TARDIS, THE DOCTOR is fixated by the TARDIS monitor. DONNA is standing beside him. The TARDIS creaks to a halt.]

THE DOCTOR
It's stopped.

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

THE DOCTOR
The Medusa Cascade.

[The TARDIS drifts towards what looks like a nebula.]

THE DOCTOR
I came here when I was just a kid. Ninety years old... It was the centre of a rift in time and space.

DONNA
So... where are the twenty-seven planets?

THE DOCTOR
Nowhere. Tandoka trail stops dead. End of the line.

DONNA
So what do we do? Doctor, what do we do? Now don't do this to me. No, don't. Don't do this to me! Not now! Tell me, what are we going to do?

[THE DOCTOR continues to stare ahead.]

DONNA
You never give up! Please!

[DONNA clasps her hands to her mouth. It cuts to inside the Hub, where GWEN is curled up on the sofa.]

COMMANDER V/O
This is the Commander General of the United Nations, calling the Dalek fleet. We surrender. Repeat, we surrender.

[IANTO shakily sets down a tray of cups of tea and sits down.]

COMMANDER V/O
Planet Earth surrenders.

[CAPTAIN JACK is sitting on the floor, staring upwards. Dalek voices can be heard from above.]

DALEK V/O
Humans selected for testing will follow Dalek instructions.

[It cuts to Ealing. SARAH JANE is sitting on the floor, her arm around LUKE.]

DALEK V/O
The Daleks reign supreme. All hail the Daleks.

[In Chiswick, WILF and SYLVIA are cuddling on the sofa. ROSE is sitting in the kitchen.]

DALEK V/O
You will obey Dalek instructions without question.

[A sudden sound drowns out the Dalek voices, and the laptop in the house switches itself on. A crackling noise ensues. ROSE looks around in surprise, and WILF points to the laptop.]

HARRIET V/O
Can anyone hear me? The subwave network is open, you should be able to hear my voice.

[The figure of a woman is flickering into life on the laptop screen. ROSE walks over to it.]

HARRIET
Is there anyone there?

ROSE
I know that voice!

[She kneels in front of the laptop. The same transmission is being put through MR. SMITH in Ealing.]

LUKE
Who's that?

SARAH JANE
Some poor soul calling for help. There's nothing we can do.

LUKE
Look at Mr. Smith!

[HARRIET appears on the screen.]

MR. SMITH
Processing incoming subwave.

[HARRIET also appears on the screen in the Torchwood Hub.]

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

[GWEN approaches the screen.]

GWEN
Someone's trying to get in touch.

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

[The image on the screen fills with colour and sharpens.]

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

[He runs over to the screen, along with IANTO.]

CAPTAIN JACK
What?! Who is that?

HARRIET [Showing her ID card]
Harriet Jones, former Prime Minister.

CAPTAIN JACK
Yeah, I know who you are.

[In Chiswick, ROSE is shouting frantically into the laptop, but isn't being heard.]

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

WILF [Pointing to SYLVIA]
No, she wouldn't let me, she said they're naughty.

ROSE
Well I can't speak to her then can I?

[It cuts to inside HARRIET's house.]

HARRIET
Sarah Jane Smith, 13 Bannerman Road. Are you there?

[In Ealing, SARAH JANE and LUKE get to their feet.]

SARAH JANE
Yeah, yeah, I'm here, that's me!

HARRIET
Good, now let's see if we can talk to each other.

[She taps into the keyboard, and the screen splits into four. CAPTAIN JACK is in one screen, SARAH JANE and LUKE are in one, HARRIET is in another and the fourth screen has nothing but interference.]

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.

[She taps on a keyboard, and the fourth screen flickers into life, with MARTHA on it.]

MARTHA
Hello?

CAPTAIN JACK
Martha Jones!

ROSE
Who's she?! I wanna get through!

CAPTAIN JACK
Martha, where are you?

MARTHA
I guess Project Indigo was more clever than we thought. One second I was in Manhattan, next second maybe Indigo tapped into my mind, because I ended up in the one place that I wanted to be.

[It has a flashback of her teleporting from Manhattan. She wakes up on the floor of her hallway. FRANCINE walks down the stairs.]

MARTHA
Mum?

[FRANCINE runs over and hugs her. It cuts to them both 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. 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.

CAPTAIN 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.

[She indicates her son.]

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

SARAH JANE?
Really? Ooh.

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
And you invented it?

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

CAPTAIN JACK
Yeah but what we need right now is a weapon. Martha, back at UNIT, 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.

CAPTAIN 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
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.

CAPTAIN 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!

CAPTAIN JACK
Haha, brilliant! Who's the kid?

SARAH JANE
That's my son!

IANTO
S'cuse me, sorry, sorry, hello, Ianto Jones. Um, if we start transmitting, then the 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.

[CAPTAIN JACK salutes.]

CAPTAIN JACK
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.

[She starts tapping at her keyboard. CAPTAIN JACK types something and starts plugging wires into the Millenium Fountain.]

CAPTAIN JACK
Rift power activated.

GWEN
All terminals co-ordinated!

[She passes a wire to IANTO, who sticks it into the base of the Fountain.]

IANTO
That's not gonna light, give it everything we've got.

[SARAH JANE and LUKE are typing frantically on MR. SMITH, pressing buttons.]

SARAH JANE
Connecting into Mr. Smith.

LUKE [Pulling a lever]
All telephone networks combined!

[Red dots light up on a map of Great Britain. MARTHA has her phone out.]

MARTHA
Sending you the number, now!

[She presses a button on the keyboard. HARRIET is typing frantically.]

HARRIET
Opening subwave network to maximum.

SARAH JANE
Mr. Smith, make that call.

MR. SMITH
Calling for Doctor.

ROSE
So am I.

[In the Hub, IANTO and GWEN type on keyboards, whilst CAPTAIN JACK pushes a lever.]

CAPTAIN JACK
And... sending!

[Massive rings of blue light run up over the fountain, and can be seen being emitted from the Earth itself towards the TARDIS. On board the TARDIS, THE DOCTOR hears MARTHA's mobile.]

THE DOCTOR
Phone, the phone!

[He grabs it and flips it open.]

THE DOCTOR
Martha, is that you? There's no signal.

DONNA
Can we follow it?

THE DOCTOR
Oh, just watch me.

[He puts on a stethoscope and holds it over the phone. On the Dalek ship, an alarm is going off.]

DALEK
Emergency, alarm 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.

[In the Hub, sparks and small explosions are going off everywhere.

CAPTAIN JACK
I think we got him fixed!

[In Ealing.]

SARAH JANE
Mr. Smith now at 200%.

[MR. SMITH begins to smoke and spark. SARAH JANE and LUKE duck.]

SARAH JANE
Oh, come on, Doctor!

[In Chiswick, ROSE, SYLVIA and WILF are all entering the number into their mobiles. ROSE raises her phone in the air.]

ROSE [Whispering]
Find me, Doctor. Find me.

[THE DOCTOR takes the stethoscope off.]

THE DOCTOR
Got it! Locking on.

[He presses a button on the TARDIS and the console room lights up bright red. It cuts to the Hub. CAPTAIN JACK points to a screen and IANTO runs to take over.]

GWEN
Harriet, our source has locked onto your location. They've found you.

HARRIET
I know, I'm using the network to mask your transmission. Keep going!

DALEKS
Exterminate!

[HARRIET's door is blasted open. Inside the TARDIS, fire is coming up through the grating and the lights are bright red. Sparks go off from the console.]

THE DOCTOR
We're travelling through time! One second in the future. It's the phone call, pulling us through!

[HARRIET presses a button on her keyboard and the red dot on her screen moves from her location to Cardiff.]

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.

[There is a loud smash of glass from behind her. She smiles and gets to her feet. Three Daleks enter her home. They all turn to face her. She steps forward, fearless.]

HARRIET
Harriet Jones, former Prime Minister.

DALEKS
Yes, we know who you are.

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

[One Dalek looks her up and down.]

DALEKS
Exterminate!

[The extermination sound can be heard, and HARRIET's part of the screen goes dead with interference. It cuts back to the TARDIS.]

THE DOCTOR
Three, two, one!

[The TARDIS flies through the blue transmission rings, being drawn towards the Earth. The twenty-seven planets all dissolve into view. On the TARDIS, it has all been restored to normal. THE DOCTOR is looking at the monitor in delight.]

DONNA
Twenty-seven planets. And there's the Earth! But why couldn't we see them?

THE DOCTOR
The entire Medusa Cascade has been put a second out of synch with the rest of the universe. Perfect hiding place, tiny little pocket of time but we found them! Oh, who?

[The screen changes.]

THE DOCTOR
Ooh, what's that? Hold on, hold on. Some sort of subwave network.

[The screen changes into the four sections of CAPTAIN JACK, SARAH JANE and LUKE and MARTHA and FRANCINE. THE DOCTOR and DONNA are now occupying the space that HARRIET left.]

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

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

IANTO
He's not that young.

SARAH JANE
It's the Daleks, they're taking people to their spaceships.

[Everyone starts talking at once. ROSE watches THE DOCTOR sadly.]

SYLVIA
That's Donna!

WILF
That's my girl!
.
[It cuts back to the TARDIS.]

THE 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 he?

[She points to CAPTAIN JACK.]

THE DOCTOR
Captain Jack, don't, just don't! Don't.

ROSE
Doctor, it's me. I came back.

[THE DOCTOR looks at each of the screens, evidently looking for ROSE.]

DONNA
It's like an outer-space Facebook.

THE DOCTOR
Everyone except Rose.

[ROSE looks on sadly. DONNA's smile fades as she turns to THE DOCTOR. It cuts to DALEK CAAN.]

DALEK CAAN
He is here. The dark lord is come!

[DAVROS enters.]

DAVROS
Supreme one, this subwave network, I would address it, give me access.

[On the TARDIS, the screen goes dead.]

DONNA
We've lost them!

THE DOCTOR
No, no, no, no, there's another signal coming through, there's someone else out there, hello?!

[He hits the monitor.]

THE DOCTOR
Can you hear me? Rose?

DAVROS V/O
Your voice is different, and yet... its arrogance is unchanged.

[It cuts to DAVROS moving towards the screen, then to SARAH JANE.]

SARAH JANE
No... but he's dead.

[DAVROS comes into view on all of the screens.]

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 completely transfixed by the screen, his eyes wide with fear.]

DONNA
Doctor?

DAVROS V/O
Have you nothing to say?

DONNA
Doctor, it's alright. We're, we're in the TARDIS. We're safe.

THE 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
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.

THE DOCTOR
But that's impossible, the entire War was time-locked!

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.

THE 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 the clasps of his leather overall, to reveal his ribs. There is little flesh left, and his heart can be seen beating through his ribs.]

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

THE DOCTOR
After all this time, everything we saw, everything we lost. I have only one thing to say to you. BYE!

[He pushes a lever on the TARDIS and it begins to fly towards the Earth. It cuts to the bridge of the Dalek ship.]

SUPREME DALEK
Emergency! Locate the TARDIS, find the Doctor!

DAVROS
He will go to the Earth, to find his precious human allies.

DALEK CAAN
Death is coming. Oh, I can see it. Everlasting death for the most faithful companion.

DALEK
Subwave network reported, new location: Torchwood!

SUPREME DALEK
Then exterminate them, at once! Exterminate Torchwood!

[A group of Daleks move off. It cuts to CAPTAIN JACK running through the Hub. GWEN and IANTO are tapping on the keyboards.]

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

[On IANTO's screen, a flashing dot is approaching Cardiff Bay. CAPTAIN JACK speaks into his mobile.]

CAPTAIN JACK
Martha, open that Indigo device. Now listen to me, at the central panel, there's a string of numbers that keeps changing, but the fourth number keeps oscillating between two different digits. Tell me what they are.

[It cuts to MARTHA looking at the string of numbers.]

MARTHA
It's a four and a nine. We could never work out what that was.

[IANTO helps CAPTAIN JACK into his military coat.]

CAPTAIN JACK
That's a teleport base code. And that's all I need to get this thing working again.

[He types something into the Vortex Manipulator.]

CAPTAIN JACK
Oscillating four and nine. Thank you, Martha Jones.

[He snaps the mobile shut and takes a gun from GWEN.]

CAPTAIN JACK
I gotta go. I gotta find the Doctor.

[GWEN and IANTO stand back, watching him in silence.]

CAPTAIN JACK
I'll come back.

[GWEN smiles.]

CAPTAIN JACK
I'm coming back!

GWEN
Don't worry about us. Just go.

IANTO
We'll be fine.

CAPTAIN JACK
You better be.

[He presses a button on the Vortex Manipulator and disappears in a flash of blue light. A few seconds after he goes, the whole Hub shakes. Dust and rocks fall from the roof. GWEN and IANTO walk forwards cautiously.]

DALEKS V/O
Exterminate! Exterminate!

GWEN
They're here.

[It cuts to Ealing.]

MR. SMITH
TARDIS heading for Vector 7.

[SARAH JANE runs to get her coat.]

LUKE
But there are Daleks out there!

SARAH JANE
I know, I'm sorry, but I have got to find the Doctor.

[She grabs her keys and prepares to leave.]

SARAH JANE
Don't move! Don't leave the house, don't do anything!

MR. SMITH
I will protect the boy, Sarah Jane.

SARAH JANE
I love you. Remember that.

[She leaves the house and runs over to her car. She drives off around a corner. It cuts to ROSE, speaking into her mobile. She has her gun over her shoulder.]

ROSE
Control, I need mothership, lock me onto the TARDIS. Now.

[She turns her phone off and addresses WILF and SYLVIA.]

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

SYLVIA
Oh, good luck.

WILF
Yeah, good luck, sweetheart.

[She teleports away, blinding WILF and SYLVIA. It cuts to the TARDIS, which has materialised outside a church. THE DOCTOR gets out, followed by DONNA. The street is deserted, with abandoned cars and objects left lying in the streets. There is nobody to be seen.]

DONNA
It's like a ghost town.

THE 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.

THE DOCTOR
Anything else?

[DONNA looks over THE DOCTOR's shoulder, and suddenly focuses on something. She smiles.]

DONNA
Why don't you ask her yourself?

[THE DOCTOR looks confused, then turns around. At the end of the street, a very familiar blonde figure is walking towards them. ROSE stops and grins. THE DOCTOR turns around fully, shocked. She begins to run towards him, and DONNA smiles. Slowly, THE DOCTOR starts to walk towards her, then breaks out into a full-pelt run. He's grinning, running towards her. Suddenly, a Dalek turns from around a corner. ROSE turns and sees it first.]

DALEK
Exterminate!

[THE DOCTOR hears the cry and turns in shock. The Dalek fires a shot at THE DOCTOR, just clipping his side. He collapses. DONNA gasps and hurries forward. CAPTAIN JACK suddenly teleports and blows the Dalek up with his gun. ROSE throws her gun to the ground and runs to THE DOCTOR's side. She cradles his head as he feebly tries to cling onto consciousness.]

ROSE
I've got you, it missed you, look! It's me, Doctor.

THE DOCTOR [Weakly]
Rose...

ROSE
Hi.

THE DOCTOR [Trying to smile]
Long time, no see.

ROSE
Yeah. Been busy, y'know.

[He groans in pain.]

ROSE
Don't die! Oh my god, don't die. Oh my god, don't die!

[DONNA and CAPTAIN JACK run over.]

CAPTAIN JACK
Get him into the TARDIS, quick! Move!

[He picks up ROSE's gun and brings up the rear as DONNA and ROSE half-drag, half-carry THE DOCTOR into the TARDIS. It cuts to inside the Hub. GWEN has two machine guns. She throws one to IANTO.]

IANTO
Uh, they don't work against Daleks.

GWEN
Yeah, well I'm going out fighting. Like Owen, like Tosh.

[She loads her gun.]

GWEN
How about you?

[She hands him ammunition. He takes it and loads his gun.]

IANTO
Yes, ma'am.

[DONNA and ROSE lay THE DOCTOR on the floor of the TARDIS. ROSE is crying and DONNA is teary-eyed.]

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

CAPTAIN 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
He can't...

[THE DOCTOR grimaces in pain.]

ROSE
Oh no, I came all this way!

[DONNA walks over to CAPTAIN JACK.]

DONNA
What d'you mean, what happens next?

[THE DOCTOR raises his hand and looks at it. It is glowing gold.]

THE DOCTOR
It's starting.

[It cuts to SARAH JANE's car. She turns sharply around a corner and nearly drives straight into two Daleks. They turn to face the car.]

DALEK
All human transport is forbidden.

SARAH JANE
I surrender, I'm sorry!

DALEK
Daleks do not accept apologies, you will be exterminated.

DALEKS
Exterminate! Exterminate!

[It cuts to the Hub. The door sparks and rolls back.]

DALEK
Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!

[GWEN and IANTO open fire on the Dalek. It cuts to inside the TARDIS. CAPTAIN JACK pulls ROSE away from THE DOCTOR. He drags himself to his feet, using the console as a support.]

CAPTAIN JACK
Here we go! Good luck, Doctor!

DONNA
Will someone please tell me what is going on?!

ROSE [Distraught]
When he's dying his body, it repairs itself, it changes. But you can't!

THE DOCTOR
I'm sorry, it's too late. I'm regenerating!

[He stands forward and his hands and head explode into golden light. CAPTAIN JACK, DONNA and ROSE all wince and try to shield their eyes from the bright light.]

TO BE CONTINUED...

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