The Three Doctors
Original Airdate: Dec 30, 1972
Outside the Lodge
A long, silver weather balloon has brought its payload to earth by the edge of a
lake, and a man carrying a shotgun finds it. Meanwhile, a Land Rover comes over the
bridge at the entrance to the Minsbridge Wild Life Sanctuary and heads for the
warden's lodge. A woman comes out to meet it.
MRS OLLIS Doctor Tyler, is it?
TYLER Yeah. Sorry to be a trouble. Thanks very much for
MRS OLLIS Arthur's keeping an eye on it, down by the
lake. He hasn't touched it.
TYLER Oh good.
MRS OLLIS It's not chemicals, is it? Only the birds, you
TYLER No, you'll be all right. Nothing to worry
The orange payload is clearly marked with Doctor Tyler's name and contact
details at Wessex University, and the word Reward in three languages. As the Land
Rover drives round the side of the lake towards Arthur Ollis, the box starts make a
crackling sound. There is a flash, and Ollis vanishes. The birds take off from the
lake in fright. Tyler arrives and looks around for Ollis.
TYLER Mister Ollis! Mister Ollis?
Tyler goes back to his Land Rover and gets on the radio.
TYLER Put me through to UNIT HQ will you, please?
Jo brings in a tray of drinks.
TYLER So there you are. Mrs Ollis says her husband's
down there, I see him wave, get there and there he is, gone. So I got in touch with
BRIGADIER Well quite right too. That's what we're here
for, eh, Doctor?
DOCTOR Yes of course.
JO What exactly is this machine for?
TYLER Cosmic Ray Research, Miss Grant.
JO And you still use balloons?
TYLER That's right. We may not be NASA, but we get the
results. Inside that is the most sophisticated Cosmic Ray Monitoring device between
here and Cape Kennedy. You see, I was going to get in touch with you people anyway,
even before this business.
BRIGADIER Oh? Why was that?
TYLER Can you give me that briefcase, please?
DOCTOR Yes, of course.
TYLER Well, we've been getting some pretty funny results
on these latest tests. Now this is the first one, you see. Ah, this is normal.
Tyler hands the Doctor an x-ray picture.
TYLER Now then, this is why I'm here. Last week's test.
Now, look at that.
DOCTOR Thank you. Good grief.
The second image is very narrow compared to the first.
TYLER Yeah. Nobody knows what to make of it. Well,
they've all seen it. Yanks, and the other lot.
TYLER Now here somewhere, oh yes. Now this is what
really put the tin hat on it. From that deep space monitor Houston put up. Just take
a look at those readings.
Tyler shows a large printout to the Brigadier.
BRIGADIER Er, the Doctor's the
BRIGADIER The Doctor's the man you
TYLER Oh, I see.
DOCTOR Thank you. Well, it's travelling faster than
TYLER Yes. And it can't, can it. I don't know what to
make of it. It's come all that way, through millions of star systems. It must have
been directed, and it must have been directed at us. Now why?
DOCTOR Why indeed, Professor Tyler, why indeed.
BRIGADIER Thing is, Doctor, is there anything I can do?
DOCTOR Yes. Pass me a silicon rod, will you?
The rod is passed from the Brigadier to Tyler to Jo to the Doctor, who stirs his
drink with it.
BRIGADIER Yes, what I meant was, is there anything that
UNIT can do about this space lightning business?
DOCTOR Lightning? Yes, I suppose it could look like
lightning, only it isn't. No. If there were such a thing I would say it was
compressed light. A sort of controlled superlucent emission.
BRIGADIER A what?
JO He means it travels faster than light.
BRIGADIER Thank you, Miss Grant.
DOCTOR Tell me, Professor, is this machine of yours
TYLER Far as I can tell. Haven't developed that latest
plate yet, of course.
DOCTOR Then I suggest that you do so immediately and let
me know the result of your findings. Jo, you and I are going to take a look at the
scene of the crime.
DOCTOR I think you'll find everything you need here.
TYLER Oh, right. Er, thanks.
The Doctor and Jo leave. Tyler takes the x-ray plate from the box and starts
using lab equipment.
TYLER Oh, I can manage now, thank you.
BRIGADIER I'm delighted to hear it. Make yourself at
home. We're only supposed to be a top secret security establishment. Liberty Hall,
Doctor Tyler. Liberty Hall.
The Brigadier leaves. Tyler checks his watch then gets the developed image from
TYLER That shouldn't happen.
He puts the image on a light box. It looks like a face contorted in
TYLER That definitely shouldn't happen.
Tyler starts dismantling the box, and it begins crackling. There is a flash, and
Tyler has vanished. Then some red and blue energy creeps out of the box onto the
The Doctor's Geiger counter is rattling away.
MRS OLLIS This here's the place all right.
JO Are you sure, Mrs Ollis?
MRS OLLIS Well, the Land Rover tracks stop here, don't
they? I told you, you're too late. The other gentleman's been and gone.
DOCTOR You haven't seen your husband since this morning?
MRS OLLIS No. Nothing unusual in that. Oh, he'll be off
somewhere. We shan't see him now until dark. I'll look for him if you like.
DOCTOR No. No, it's not important.
MRS OLLIS Please yourself. I'll be getting on then.
Mrs Ollis walks off.
JO It is important, isn't it, Doctor?
DOCTOR Yes, Jo. Yes, it's much more important than I
BRIGADIER Doctor Tyler, these reports might interest
The Brigadier realises the room is empty.
BRIGADIER Tyler? Doctor Tyler? Sergeant Benton!
BRIGADIER Doctor Tyler appears to be wandering around
UNIT Headquarters. Go and find him and bring him here at once.
BENTON Yes, sir.
Behind UNIT HQ
The top secret HQ is actually well advertised. The notice in front of the Denham
Manor clearly states Ministry of Defence U.N.I.T. Headquarters Brigadier Lethbridge
Stewart No Unauthorised Entry - without a guard to be seen. The Doctor and Jo drive
round the back to the garage area and park up.
DOCTOR Right, let's see what Doctor Tyler's found out
about that plate.
JO What's that?
A bright red and blue something is coming out of the drain in the middle of the
DOCTOR Jo! Back slowly away behind the car. Do as I say!
The thing is growing.
JO What is it?
DOCTOR When I tell you to run, you run. Right, run!
They run for the shrubbery as there is a flash and Bessie vanishes. The Doctor
and Jo peer out from behind a tree.
JO What happened? What is that?
DOCTOR I don't know.
The Thing goes back down the drain.
JO Poor old Bessie.
DOCTOR Right, Come on.
BRIGADIER Well, where is he?
BENTON Sorry sir, we just couldn't find him. Doctor
Tyler has just disappeared. We've searched the grounds and the buildings, sir, and
there's no sign of him. Oh, and there was an explosion in the garage, sir.
BRIGADIER Explosion? What explosion? I heard nothing.
The Doctor and Jo enter.
DOCTOR No, you wouldn't, Brigadier.
BENTON But there was a flash, Doctor.
DOCTOR A flash, yes, not an explosion. It was a release
of kinetic energy.
BRIGADIER One of Bessie's gadgets misfire?
JO It's far more serious than that, Brigadier.
BRIGADIER You'd better check, Benton.
BENTON Right, sir.
DOCTOR No. I shouldn't go anywhere near it. Not just at
BENTON What shall I do, sir?
DOCTOR I suggest that you put a guard on the drains,
BENTON The drains?
DOCTOR Yes, the drains!
BRIGADIER Put the men on stand by, Benton.
BENTON Right away, sir.
DOCTOR All right, Brigadier. Now then, what's the
situation as you see it?
BRIGADIER Well, I've just had a call from Mrs Ollis. Her
husband hasn't returned.
JO Oh, no.
DOCTOR Yes, I was rather afraid that might happen.
BRIGADIER We're cooperating with the local Police, but
we have got fifteen hundred acres to cover.
DOCTOR Well, I shouldn't bother going on looking for
him, Brigadier. I think you'll find that that's Mister Ollis.
The Doctor shows the Brigadier the new image.
BRIGADIER Is this the plate that Tyler was developing
when we left?
DOCTOR Yes, that's right.
BRIGADIER When I came back with these satellite reports,
Tyler had disappeared and this box was open as it is now.
DOCTOR Nothing's been moved?
DOCTOR Excuse me a minute, will you?
The Brigadier and Jo stand back as the Doctor waves his Geiger counter over the
box. Background only until he gets to the sink and plug hole.
DOCTOR All right, Brigadier, go on.
BRIGADIER These are tracking reports and assessments
from just about every country in the world.
DOCTOR Thank you. It looks as if Tyler was right. That
light beam or whatever it is, seems to have scanned the Earth like a searchlight and
picked on us.
BRIGADIER Since UNIT is now in charge of this
investigation, Doctor, it would help if you were a little more forthcoming.
JO Tell him about Bessie, Doctor.
DOCTOR Huh? Oh, yes. Well, Brigadier, now Bessie has
JO But it was after us.
BRIGADIER Yes, but what was after you?
DOCTOR Well, some kind of powerful organism thing with a
very strong hunting instinct.
JO It was hunting you, wasn't it, Doctor?
DOCTOR Yes. Yes, I'm afraid so.
BRIGADIER Are you trying to tell me that this whole
thing has been arranged just for your benefit?
JO Oh yes, that's right. You see that stuff simply
ignored me as soon as it saw the Doctor.
BRIGADIER What about this chap Ollis?
DOCTOR Oh, I don't know. Well, perhaps this thing was
confused, or its instructions weren't getting through.
BRIGADIER And Tyler?
DOCTOR Tyler? Yeah. Yes, that was its second mistake,
here in this laboratory where I usually work. And its third mistake was Bessie.
JO And you were in Bessie.
BRIGADIER And you think there's a link between the beam
and this, this organism thing.
DOCTOR Yes, I do. I think that that beam was the method
it used to get here.
BRIGADIER Well, now it's arrived, and it's hostile, and
it's still here, so what do we do and how do we find it?
DOCTOR We don't find it, Brigadier. If we wait around
here long enough, it'll find us.
Outside UNIT HQ
Three strange objects appear out of nowhere, looking like snowmen made of red
balls. Apparently these are called Gel guards.
GUARD Holy Moses! What's that?
The objects advance, growling.
GUARD Get Sergeant Benton, quick!
The second soldier runs inside. Meanwhile, more of the objects appear in the
woodland around the buildings.
BENTON How many of them?
GUARD I'm not sure, Sarge. They seem to be springing out
all over the place.
BENTON Right. You hold them off here, and I'll cover the
back. Right, you men come with me. Hurry.
Two soldiers stay with the guard.
GUARD Fire at will!
Bullets have no effect. One object raises a claw-like hand and fires. There's a
big bang and just two soldiers retreat.
Watching from the window.
BRIGADIER What are those creatures? Where are they
DOCTOR Obviously from the same source as that organism
thing. First the scout, then the reinforcements.
BRIGADIER Their grasp of military tactics is very good.
JO Well, let's hope Sergeant Benton's are even
Outside UNIT HQ
More Gels are popping into existence on the lawns. A machine gun is brought out
and set up.
BENTON Hurry, men, and keep your heads down.
The machine gun is soon destroyed. By a handy signpost to the Laboratory and
Stores, one of Benton's men fires a bazooka which seems to stop one.
BENTON Great shot, Johnson.
But it keeps coming. Benton reports in.
BENTON Brigadier, do you read me? Over.
BRIGADIER OC What's the situation,
BENTON We're under attack from all sides. Weapons are
useless. Nothing seems to touch them. Nothing. Over.
BRIGADIER Get the men out, Benton. Complete evacuation,
then report to me in the laboratory. Is that clear? Over.
BENTON OC Okay, lads, fall back!
Complete evacuation. I want everyone out of the building. Everybody. Now, move.
BRIGADIER I'd better see what's happening. You stay
DOCTOR Not much point in my going anywhere else is
The Brigadier leaves, and the Thing comes out of a vent in the
DOCTOR I think you ought to get out of here too, Jo.
JO Not a chance. I'm staying right here with you.
DOCTOR Now please, Jo, do as I ask. They won't harm you.
You ignore them, they'll ignore you. I'm the one they're after.
JO Well, I'll just have to risk it, won't I?
Benton climbs in through the window.
BENTON Right, Jo, Doctor, have you seen the Brigadier?
DOCTOR Sergeant Benton. Just the man I wanted to see.
Will you please take Miss Grant with you? Even if you have to carry her.
BENTON I'm sorry, Doc, my orders were to report to the Brigadier.
DOCTOR Your orders, Sergeant
There is a flash, and the doors and part of the wall vanish.
DOCTOR Into the Tardis, quickly!
This is Benton's first time, so he looks around as the doors close.
DOCTOR Right, force field on.
The Thing zaps the laboratory bench.
JO You were going off without me, weren't you?
DOCTOR Well, Sergeant, aren't you going to say it that
it's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside? Everybody else does.
BENTON It's pretty obvious, isn't it? Anyway, nothing to
do with you surprises me anymore, Doctor.
DOCTOR Oh, thank you for the compliment.
The Doctor pulls a lever but there is only a thudddd sound. He tries
DOCTOR It's not reacting. There's only one thing for it.
I'll have to send an SOS. I hate having to call them, but, there we are.
JO What were you planning to do, anyhow?
DOCTOR I was planning to lure that stuff away from
Earth, Jo, but now as it seems to have immobilised the Tardis, I'm not going
anywhere. We're trapped.
JO So what are we going to do?
DOCTOR At least we can watch that thing in comfort, and
then we can send in a report and see what they have to say about it.
BENTON Who are they?
JO The Time Lords. Oh, things are pretty serious.
DOCTOR Yes, they are.
The scanner flickers into life. and the Extreme Emergency red light
On a planet far away in time and space.
PRESIDENT Is the Doctor holding out?
TIME LORD We are giving his Tardis all the energy we can
PRESIDENT And the hostile?
TIME LORD Unidentified so far, my lord.
CHANCELLOR And the source of this beam?
The Time Lord brings it up on his wall screen.
PRESIDENT You see, Chancellor? The black hole.
CHANCELLOR That's a nowhere, no place, a void. According
to all known laws, nothing can exist there.
PRESIDENT Yet somehow, through this black hole, vital
cosmic energy is draining away in spite of all we can do to check it.
CHANCELLOR Already the time travel facility is in
danger, my lord.
PRESIDENT Without it, we shall be helpless. Unless the
energy loss is stopped the whole fabric of space time will be destroyed. We are
being consumed and we can find no way to fight back.
CHANCELLOR Are you telling me we are up against an
adversary, a force, equal to our own?
PRESIDENT Equal and opposite to our own.
CHANCELLOR A force which inhabits a universe where by
definition even we cannot exist?
PRESIDENT Yes. A force in the universe of antimatter.
CHANCELLOR But that's too terrible to contemplate.
Someone must go and help the Doctor.
PRESIDENT I agree, but no one can be spared, your
Excellency. Everyone is needed to combat the energy drain.
CHANCELLOR Are you saying we can't help him?
PRESIDENT Yes, I am, but perhaps he can help himself.
Show me the Doctor's time stream, the section for his earlier self before he changed
CHANCELLOR You can't allow him to cross his own time
stream. Apart from the enormous energy it would need, the First Law of Time
expressly forbids him to meet his other selves.
PRESIDENT I am aware of that, your
Excellency, but this is an emergency.
CHANCELLOR But you can't!
PRESIDENT Your Excellency, I have to.
CHANCELLOR Be it on your own head.
The Chancellor leaves.
PRESIDENT Now, show me.
The image on the screen changes to Patrick Troughton running from something, as
There is a materialisation sound, but the time rotor is still.
DOCTOR That's odd. Nobody touched anything, did they?
BENTON + JO No.
DOCTOR But you heard it though,
JO Yes, and felt it too. Could it be that stuff outside?
DOCTOR No, I don't think so. Hello, what's this?
There is a descant recorder on the console. He picks it up.
DOCTOR It seems strangely familiar. Is it yours, Jo?
JO A flute? No.
DOCTOR Well, properly speaking it's a recorder.
DOCTOR 2Thank you.
First of all Patrick's hand takes the recorder then the rest of him appears. Jo
DOCTOR 2I was wondering where that had got to.
He blows a few notes.
DOCTOR 2You haven't been trying to play this, have you?
Oh. I can see you've been doing the Tardis up a bit. Hmm. I don't like it.
He looks at the scanner.
DOCTOR 2Oh my word.
The Thing is wrecking the laboratory.
DOCTOR 2Oh dear, we are in trouble, aren't we. Just as
well I turned up.
JO Doctor, who on earth
BENTON Doctor! Where did you spring from?
DOCTOR 2Now don't tell me. Corporal Benton, isn't it?
BENTON Sergeant Benton now.
DOCTOR 2How do you do, my dear fellow.
BENTON Nice to see you.
DOCTOR 2I haven't seen you since that nasty business
with the Cybermen.
BENTON It happened all those years ago.
JO Who is he, and how did he get in here?
DOCTOR Well it's a bit difficult to explain, Jo.
JO He's not one of them, is he?
DOCTOR Well, not so much one of them as one of us. One
of me to be precise.
DOCTOR 2Oh no, no, no, no. I'm sorry, my dear, I hate to
be contrary but I can see he's a little bit confused, poor old chap, and I do feel
you should have the correct explanation. You don't mind, do you?
DOCTOR 2I didn't think you would. You see, Jo. I may
call you Jo, mayn't I? You see, he is one of me.
JO Oh, I see. You're both Time Lords.
DOCTOR 2Well quite. Well, not quite.
DOCTOR 2Not, not just Time Lords. We're the same Time
DOCTOR Now please, you're only confusing my assistant.
Jo, it's all quite simple. I am he and he is me.
JO "And we are all together, goo goo ga joob?"
JO It's a song by the Beatles.
DOCTOR 2Oh, how does it go?
DOCTOR Oh, please be quiet.
JO Look, is he really you?
DOCTOR Yes, yes, I'm afraid so.
BENTON I think he is, Miss Grant. You see, when the Brig
and I first met the Doctor, he looked like him.
DOCTOR Yes, that's what I'd like to know. You've got no
right to be here.
DOCTOR What about the First Law of Time?
DOCTOR 2Perhaps I could explain?
DOCTOR Perhaps you could.
DOCTOR 2Well, our fellow Time Lords out there are just
as much under siege as we are.
DOCTOR 2And they couldn't send anyone to help you. But
they did summon up enough temporal energy to lift me out of my bit of our time
stream and pop me down here, into my own future, so to speak.
DOCTOR 2My dear fellow, you are being a bit dim, aren't
you? Your effectiveness is now doubled!
DOCTOR Halved, more like.
DOCTOR 2Now, now. There's no need to be ungracious.
Suppose we have a look at our problem, shall we? Er, you don't mind, do you?
DOCTOR Oh, be my guest.
DOCTOR 2Oh, thank you.
Outside the Laboratory
SOLDIER Good grief, sir. What's that?
BRIGADIER Don't just stand there, man. Open fire!
He does. There is a flash and the water dispenser in the corridor next to them
BRIGADIER Fall back!
DOCTOR 2 Dear old Lethbridge Stewart. Still blazing away
BENTON Can't we do something to help them, Doctor?
DOCTOR They'll be all right as long as they keep out of
its way. Right, now you can see our problem, can't you.
DOCTOR 2Yes. Most unpleasant. They are very worried, you
DOCTOR Yes, and so am I. I think perhaps I ought to put
you in the picture.
The two Doctors stand side by side and close their eyes.
After a few moments they open their eyes again.
DOCTOR 2I see. So it's after you, or should I say us?
DOCTOR That's right. And as they can't help us, we'll
just have to help ourselves.
DOCTOR 2Twinkle, twinkle little star.
And starts to play it on the recorder.
BENTON Now what was all that about?
JO A sort of telepathic conference, I think.
DOCTOR Must you?
DOCTOR 2Are we going to take this attitude to my music
all the time?
DOCTOR Yes, I'm rather afraid we are.
JO Oh dear.
The Time Lords are watching the scene in the Tardis.
TIME LORD We've achieved a transference, sir.
TIME LORD But I don't think it's going to work.
PRESIDENT Why, what's wrong?
TIME LORD They refuse to co-operate.
PRESIDENT I see. Well, we'll soon settle that. Show me
the earliest Doctor.
TIME LORD Him too, sir? But surely
PRESIDENT Show me.
William Hartnell is in a garden.
PRESIDENT He'll keep them in order.
DOCTOR 2Well, you've been fiddling with it, haven't you?
DOCTOR It was perfectly all right until you touched it.
Now if only you'd leave things to me.
DOCTOR 2If we were to leave things with you, my dear
fellow, we'd be in a fine pickle, wouldn't we.
DOCTOR Look, you lost the image, not me.
BENTON There they go again.
DOCTOR 2I did not lose the image!
DOCTOR I set this thing up
JO Doctor, look. Both of you!
The scanner shows William inside a pyramid shape. He was too ill to act, bless
DOCTOR 1on scanner Ah, there you
are. I seem to be stuck up here. Hmm? Hmm? Oh, so you're my replacements. Huh. A
dandy and a clown. Have you done anything?
DOCTOR 2Well, we've, er, assessed the situation.
DOCTOR 1 on scanner Just as I thought. Nothing.
DOCTOR Well it's not easy, you know.
DOCTOR 2It's not as if we know what that stuff is.
DOCTOR 1 on scanner Then I'll tell you. It's a time bridge.
DOCTOR 2It's a what?
DOCTOR I see.
on scanner Now, what's a bridge for, eh?
DOCTOR 2Well, er
on scanner Right. So stop dilly-dallying and cross it!
The image fades.
DOCTOR 2No! No wait!
DOCTOR You faded him again.
DOCTOR 2I did not fade him. You saw
DOCTOR Yes, you certainly did.
JO I hate to ask, but who was that?
DOCTORS Me. Me!
Patrick takes a coin from his pocket.
DOCTOR 2Call, will you?
Patrick tosses the coin, catches it and looks at it then puts it back in his
pocket without letting Jon see it.
DOCTOR 2Hard luck.
DOCTOR All right. Stand by to disconnect the force
BENTON What are you going to do?
JO Doctor, no!
The Doctor runs out of the Tardis into the lab, followed by Jo.
DOCTOR Jo, get back!
There is a flash of light and they both vanish.
Benton runs to the door.
DOCTOR 2Steady now, Sergeant. He knows what he's doing.
At least I hope he does.
BENTON Yes, but what about Jo?
DOCTOR 2Yes, it's a pity she ran after him like that.
Let's have a look, shall we?
BENTON Will they be all right?
The scanner image shows the Tardis in the corner of the lab, and the massive red
and blue Thing pulsing nearby.
BENTON Well, where are they? Doctor!
DOCTOR 2As far as I can see, that stuff's gone to a
great deal of trouble to find me, er, him, so whoever or whatever it was that sent
it can't merely want to kill him. No, no, they've been transported somewhere.
BENTON Transported? What do you mean, transported?
Transported to where?
DOCTOR 2No, wait a minute. Do you know, Sergeant, I
think our friend has gone off the boil, so to speak.
BENTON Right then. Now I'm going to take this chance to
blow it to bits. I'll get a grenade. We'll soon see
DOCTOR 2No, I think we could try a more subtle approach.
Let's turn off the force field and open the doors first, shall we?
DOCTOR 2Wait a minute. Let me go first.
They step out carefully, Benton with his sub-machine gun at the ready.
DOCTOR 2Hmm. Awaiting further instructions, I would
The Thing suddenly crackles and they dash back into the Tardis. It settles down
again and they come out again.
BENTON You're not going near that thing, Doctor, are
DOCTOR 2It's all right. I think it was just hiccups.
The Thing crackles again.
BRIGADIER For heaven's sake be careful, Doctor!
Outside the UNIT Laboratory
Patrick and Benton go into the corridor through the remains of the
DOCTOR 2No, no, Brigadier. Leave it alone. It's not
dangerous for the moment. It seems to think it's achieved its mission.
BRIGADIER Oh, no.
DOCTOR 2Oh, yes.
BRIGADIER Yes, but you're not the
BENTON Yes, it is, sir. It's the first one.
DOCTOR 2How are you, Brigadier?
BRIGADIER Pretty well, thanks. Doctor, what the blazes
are you doing? Why have you changed your appearance?
And what's happened to Miss Grant?
The Doctor and Jo have just appeared, lying on their sides, on some dirty rocky
DOCTOR 2There you are. It's all quite simple really.
BRIGADIER Yes, well, I'm sorry. Well, I don't believe a
word of it. Look, just tell me this. Are you or are you not the Doctor that I met
during the Yeti business, and then later when the Cybermen invaded?
DOCTOR 2Of course I am. You can see that.
BRIGADIER Right. But then you subsequently appeared on
Earth during that trouble with the Autons, only then you'd changed into a tall, thin
DOCTOR 2Had I really? How fascinating.
BRIGADIER Doctor, I warn you.
DOCTOR 2It's no use your asking me about all this,
Brigadier. As far as I'm concerned, it hasn't happened yet. Don't you see? I'm just
a temporal anomaly.
BRIGADIER It's quite obvious to me what's happened.
You've been mucking around with that infernal machine of yours.
BENTON Be careful, sir.
BRIGADIER You've been mucking around with that infernal
machine of yours, and somehow or other you've changed back your appearance and shot
poor Miss Grant off to heaven knows where.
BENTON It's not quite as simple as that, sir, honestly.
BRIGADIER Now that'll do, Benton. Just two things I want
from you, Doctor. An effective way of controlling that stuff and the safe return of
BENTON What about our Doctor, sir? Don't you want him
BRIGADIER Enough of that nonsense, Benton. I've got him
back. As long as he does the job, he can wear what face he likes.
DOCTOR 2Well, I'll do my best, but I can't make any
BRIGADIER In that case, you'd better consult those
all-powerful superiors of yours for their advice.
DOCTOR 2Oh, I don't think that'd do any good. At the
moment they're far from being all-powerful. That's why it's been left up to me and
me and me.
CHANCELLOR What's happening?
TIME LORD It's draining our power as fast as we pump it
CHANCELLOR Yet you continue to waste the power we so
urgently need. What is more, by permitting the Doctor to meet his other selves, you
have transgressed the first and most important law of time.
TIME LORD I know that, your Excellency, but this is an
CHANCELLOR No emergency can justify this transgression.
This operation must stop immediately.
PRESIDENT On the contrary, it must continue. the Doctor
is our only hope. There is no one else.
CHANCELLOR I could wish for more hope than that.
PRESIDENT your Excellency, you have said yourself we are
dealing with a threat from an area over which even we have no control. A black hole
in space. The universe of antimatter. Unknown forces at least equal and opposite to
CHANCELLOR But the first law of time must be obeyed!
PRESIDENT It will be obeyed, later. For the moment the Doctor
needs all the help he can get. We can't stop now. Transporting his other
selves across the time stream has already utilised more energy than we can afford.
CHANCELLOR Criminal irresponsibility.
PRESIDENT They have only a limited time together, and if
they do not succeed we shall lose our time travel facility and become as vulnerable
as those we are pledged to protect.
CHANCELLOR You would do better to husband your
resources, not throw them away on what is no more than a dangerous gamble.
PRESIDENT I am prepared to take that risk.
CHANCELLOR I understand your attempt to transport yet
one more Doctor has met with only limited success.
PRESIDENT His transportation unit became trapped in a
time eddy. At the moment he can do no more than advise, but the second Doctor is
assisting UNIT to help with matters on Earth.
CHANCELLOR I see. And the other?
PRESIDENT He, together with his companion, has passed
into the black hole. They are over the absolute event horizon.
CHANCELLOR Theoretically, they're dead.
DOCTOR Jo? Jo? Can you hear me? Jo, wake up.
JO Where are we? Everything seems so strange.
DOCTOR Are you all right?
JO We're not?
JO We are, aren't we. We're dead.
DOCTOR This is a place. It's just like any other place.
Well, almost. We've been brought here. Anyway, it's not much like heaven, is it.
Come on, let's go and take a look around.
They start walking through the quarry, watched by one of the Gels.
Outside the Laboratory
DOCTOR 2So wherever they are, Miss Grant and my other
self, we can't contact them. That's the problem with antimatter. You can see the
effect but never the cause. It's like being punched on the nose by the invisible
BRIGADIER Then what's this stuff?
DOCTOR 2The invisible man. Antimatter.
BRIGADIER But I thought you said that matter and
antimatter couldn't meet without an explosion.
DOCTOR 2Yes, that's right.
BRIGADIER So, it shouldn't exist here, but it does.
DOCTOR 2Yes. Awkward, isn't it? As far as I can see,
there's only one explanation.
DOCTOR 2Well, this stuff, or whoever sent it, is
cleverer than we are. Unfortunate, isn't it.
BRIGADIER And there's nothing that even you can do?
DOCTOR 2Oh, I wouldn't say that. We can make sure it
stays harmless for a start.
BRIGADIER Oh, that's a relief. Look, can I leave you to
get on with that? Those other things are still outside there. I must contact Geneva.
The Brigadier leaves. Patrick searches through all his pockets.
BENTON Doc, I think the strain's been a bit too much for
him. What are we going to do now?
DOCTOR 2Keep it confused. Feed it with useless
information. I wonder if I have a television set handy.
The Doctor and Jo come across the water dispenser and a computer unit.
DOCTOR That's odd.
JO Hey, surely that's the water cooler from outside the
JO And what's this?
DOCTOR Well, that's the Brigadier's computer.
DOCTOR Look, this is the lab door.
JO It's locked.
DOCTOR Well, it says No Admittance.
They walk past the coat hanger to the workbench with the weather balloon box on
DOCTOR Yes. Well, we both know what that is, don't we?
JO Sure do.
DOCTOR Er, Jo, do you see what I see?
JO Oh, yes!
DOCTOR That clinches it. We have been transported, and
so has all this stuff. Come on.
They walk down a slope and get into Bessie.
DOCTOR Right. All we've got to do is find out where we
are and who brought us here.
JO Right, come on then.
DOCTOR Where to?
JO Twice round the park?
And off they drive, watched of course. Bessie stops further on and they get out
to look at a set of boot prints in the chalk.
DOCTOR Man Friday, would you believe?
JO At the moment, I'd believe anything.
DOCTOR Come on.
They set off to follow the prints, and Arthur Ollis peers over a ridge.
Patrick has set up a large dish on a stand attached to a transformer while the
Thing crackles gently in the corner.
DOCTOR 2It's quite like old times, eh, Sergeant?
BENTON Yes, it is, isn't it. Is it ready yet?
DOCTOR 2Hmm? Oh, nearly ready for testing.
BENTON Look, Doc, why don't we give this great big
blancmange the full treatment now?
DOCTOR 2Now steady on, Sergeant.
The Brigadier enters.
BRIGADIER Right, come on, Doctor. Security Council want
an explanation and I'm leaving it all up to you.
DOCTOR 2Oh, no.
BRIGADIER They're on video in my office.
DOCTOR 2But won't they think it strange? I mean, me?
BRIGADIER I've explained all that. You're his assistant.
DOCTOR 2His what!
BRIGADIER I decided the truth was too much for them.
Assistant it will have to be. Well?
DOCTOR 2Well, I've just set this thing up! Now I won't
be able to confuse it!
BRIGADIER No doubt. It seems to be your forte, Doctor,
confusing people. You're sure that thing's all right?
DOCTOR 2Yes, as quiet as a lamb. We've got it thoroughly
subdued, haven't we, Sergeant.
BENTON We haven't tested it.
BRIGADIER All right then, Benton, you'd better keep an
eye on it.
BENTON Me, sir?
BRIGADIER Yes, you.
DOCTOR 2Oh, very well. Here you are, Sergeant, you'll
need this. Now if it gives the slightest trouble, a little dose of that will settle
Patrick hands over a control pad with a red button.
BENTON Yes, but say that doesn't work, Doctor?
DOCTOR 2Then give it the lot! Come on, Brigadier.
Patrick and the Brigadier leave. Benton hangs the control on the dish and
unwraps some chewing gum.
BENTON Now you're not going to give me any trouble, are
The Thing starts crackling and Benton picks up the control. He gives it a short
burst of a crackle from the dish, then a second. It has no effect.
BENTON Doctor? Doctor, are you there?
Benton turns the machine on full.
BENTON Doctor! Doctor! Doctor!
Patrick runs round the corner followed by the Brigadier.
DOCTOR 2What is it? Oh!
BRIGADIER Benton, what have you done?
BENTON I did what the Doctor told me, sir, but it
wouldn't work. It's gone mad.
DOCTOR 2Into the Tardis, quickly! Come on, Brigadier!
The doors close just before the big flash.
DOCTOR 2Yes, it's quite cozy, isn't it? Oh, you'll soon
get used to it, old chap. Relative dimensions and all that.
BRIGADIER So this is what you've been doing with UNIT
funds and equipment all this time. How's it done? Some sort of optical illusion?
DOCTOR 2Oh, no, no, no. They come like this. Really.
BENTON Hey, Doc, it's going berserk out there.
Lots of flashes on the scanner.
DOCTOR 2Yes, it is, isn't it.
BRIGADIER All right, now we're in here, what do we do?
DOCTOR 2Oh, we have a think. Care for a jelly
Someone is been writing equations in the chalk.
TYLER E equals MC squared. There's no doubt about that.
But if you equate gravitation with acceleration, I must have travelled faster than
the speed of light. That's impossible. By definition, the light here must be
travelling backwards, but I can still see.
JO Who's that?
DOCTOR It's Doctor Tyler. Doctor Tyler!
TYLER Huh? Why, it's the Doctor, isn't it? And Miss
JO How did you get here?
TYLER Well, I was in your lab, developing that plate,
and there was some kind of an explosion and here I am. Oh, it's fascinating.
JO Do you know where we are, Doctor Tyler?
TYLER No, I don't. Do you, Doctor?
DOCTOR Yes. We're at the other end of that light streak
DOCTOR We've been transported along it.
TYLER That's in the black hole.
DOCTOR Yes, exactly. That's where we are. On a stable
world in a universe of antimatter. An anomaly within an impossibility.
TYLER What he means is that a place like this shouldn't
exist in a cosmos like this, and even if it does, we shouldn't be here anyway. I
DOCTOR Well, here we are. Kidnapped and marooned. But by
Someone is watching them on a screen set into the rock wall.
OMEGA At last, a Time Lord within my power. Let my
guests be brought into my presence.
The masked figure wearing a cloak like the Time Lords do, sends one of the Gels
off to do his bidding.
DOCTOR Well, these things sound very much like the
creatures that attacked us at UNIT HQ.
DOCTOR What exactly did they look like?
TYLER Like that.
There are a pair of them on the cliff above them. Jo screams.
But a set of explosions go off all around them, so they surrender instead. Ollis
is watching from a safe vantage point.
BRIGADIER Doctor, will you open this door?
BENTON It's still thrashing about out there, sir.
DOCTOR 2Yes, it is, isn't it. My little plan seems to
have misfired. I seem to have accentuated its metabolic rate
DOCTOR 2Most unfortunate. It shouldn't have happened.
Now, what went wrong?
BRIGADIER Will you let me out of this contraption!
DOCTOR 2The beam should have desensitised. Of course,
you fool. It's antimatter! The opposite effect! Instead of quietening down, I've
BRIGADIER Will you stop nattering?
DOCTOR 2 You haven't seen my recorder anywhere, have you?
It's a little thing about this long with holes in. I had it when I came in and I put
it down somewhere and I can't find it.
BRIGADIER For the last time, will you let me out of this
DOCTOR 2There's no point.
BRIGADIER I'm sorry, Doctor, but I'm afraid I must
insist. My place is with the men out there, trying to do something about this, well,
whatever it is out there, not standing around here messing about looking for some
damn fool flute!
DOCTOR 2 Brigadier, I cannot open that door without first
turning off the force field, and even if I did, you'd never make it across the
floor. That thing out there has become a killer. It's my fault and I'm sorry.
DOCTOR 2All we can do now is think, and I think best to
music. Now, where is my recorder?
Jon, Jo and Tyler are escorted into a corridor built like the Gels, of bright
JO It looks like Aladdin's cave.
DOCTOR It's the entrance to some sort of palace, I
TYLER I wonder who it belongs to?
DOCTOR I've no idea, but I expect we'll soon find out.
JO I'm not sure that I really want to.
TYLER Whoever had us brought here doesn't mean us much
JO I have a feeling you might be right.
TYLER And I don't fancy hanging around to meet him. I'm
going to try and make a break for it.
The Brigadier gets a radio handset out of his pocket.
BRIGADIER Corporal Palmer, this is the Brigadier. Do you
read me? Over.
DOCTOR 2 You're wasting your time. You'll never get
through with the force field on.
BRIGADIER I've got to find out what's going on out
DOCTOR 2Let's have a look at this thing.
Patrick starts to take the handset apart.
DOCTOR 2I'll try to set you up a communications unit.
BRIGADIER Be careful.
DOCTOR 2It's all right. Don't worry. I can boost this
through the Tardis's communication circuit. I think.
BRIGADIER Oh, I give up.
BENTON With respect, sir, aren't we wasting time?
BRIGADIER Yes, we are.
DOCTOR 2Are you still worried about your other Doctor,
BENTON Well, yes, I am, and Miss Grant.
DOCTOR 2Well, I shouldn't worry too much if I were you.
In fact, I rather envy them.
BENTON You what?
DOCTOR 2Yes, I think they're having a very interesting
TYLER The time to make a getaway is now, while we're
still near the entrance. Once they get us down that maze of passageways we shall
never get out.
DOCTOR My dear Doctor Tyler, I don't want to get out. I
want to meet our host. I allowed myself to be brought here for that very purpose.
TYLER Perhaps you did, Doctor, but we didn't want to
come here and we don't want to stay.
DOCTOR Don't you understand? You were both brought here
by accident. Your only chance of getting back lies in my persuading whoever brought
you here to send you home.
TYLER I prefer to take a chance on my own. How about
you, Miss Grant? Are you coming with me?
JO No. No, I'll stick with the Doctor, thank you.
TYLER Looks like I'll have to go on my own then.
DOCTOR Doctor Tyler, you're not going anywhere.
DOCTOR I refuse to allow you to endanger all our lives.
TYLER No. No, I suppose you're right.
Tyler makes a dash for it.
DOCTOR Tyler! Tyler, come back! Tyler!
Gels stop the Doctor from following.
DOCTOR Idiot. He'll jeopardise the entire operation.
JO With his life, probably.
A Gel follows Tyler through the passages.
JO They might not harm him. You said we were only here
DOCTOR Yes, that's right, Jo. I'm the one they're after.
I'm sure I can persuade our host to send you back.
JO But supposing you can't? Well, they might just get
rid of us.
Tyler's way is blocked by a Gel. He retreats.
DOCTOR Jo, we're dealing here with a creature of great
intelligence, and superior intelligence and senseless cruelty just do not go
JO Oh, I hope you're right.
Tyler runs back to them and falls.
DOCTOR Tyler! Come on, get up. Up, up. Are you all
TYLER Yes, I think so. Thanks. That was a bit of a waste
of time, wasn't it.
The Brigadier paces while Patrick works on his handset.
DOCTOR 2Here we are, Brigadier. Have a try with that.
It's all right, it won't bite you.
BRIGADIER Corporal Palmer? Come in, Palmer.
All he gets is crackling, so the Pat bashes it against the Tardis console a
couple of times.
PALMER OC Corporal Palmer here.
BRIGADIER Corporal Palmer, this is the Brigadier. Now
listen. We're pinned down in the laboratory. What's the situation there? Over.
PALMER OC Ah, sir, we've been
trying to reach you. The building is still surrounded but we're just standing by for
further orders. Over.
BRIGADIER Now listen,Palmer. I want every man to
maintain vigilance, but no further offensive action, is that clear? Over.
PALMER OC But sir, I thought
BRIGADIER That's an order, Palmer!
PALMER OC Roger, sir. Wilco.
BRIGADIER Keep in contact. Out.
BENTON Hey, Doctor, it's the old boy.
DOCTOR 2Oh, excuse me.
on scanner Made any progress?
DOCTOR 2No, none at all. And you?
DOCTOR 1Hardly. I'm trapped in this infernal time eddy.
DOCTOR 2What about our fellow Time Lords?
on scanner Growing steadily weaker. They can't seem to check
their energy loss.
DOCTOR 2We can't help you, I'm afraid.
on scanner Oh yes, you could.
DOCTOR 2Oh? How?
on scanner Well, first turn off your force field.
DOCTOR 2What? But I don't
on scanner Off, I said.
DOCTOR 2But I still don't see
on scanner Oh, use your intelligence.
The image fades.
BRIGADIER Who in the name of heaven was that?
DOCTOR 2I'm afraid you'd never believe me.
Jon, Tyler and Jo are being escorted through the passageways.
TYLER It still doesn't make sense, Doctor. We are
matter, and you say this place is antimatter.
DOCTOR That's right.
TYLER So, the mere fact of our being here should cause a
DOCTOR Yes, well, our bodies have been converted,
processed in some ways, so that we can exist here.
JO Just as that organism thing could exist in our world?
DOCTOR Yes, exactly.
TYLER I just don't believe it. This is matter. I can see
it. Why, I can feel it.
DOCTOR But things aren't always as they seem, you know,
Doctor Tyler. Now, you take this pencil, for example.
TYLER It's just a pencil, isn't it?
DOCTOR Ah, but is it? Watch very, very closely.
The Doctor holds the pencil out vertically, at arms length, then lets go with a
flourish. It vanishes. Another flourish and
DOCTOR Or is it a bunch of flowers?
TYLER Ah ha, that's all very well, but that's just a
DOCTOR Yes, that's exactly what this place is, a
scientific conjuring trick of a very high order. I think the waiting is over.
There is a strange growling yet burbling noise, and the Gels usher them along
again. Jo leaves behind the fake flowers on the floor.
BRIGADIER But you're not going to turn off the force
DOCTOR 2Yes, I think so.
BRIGADIER But why?
DOCTOR 2Because he told me to, and I've always had a
great respect for his advice.
BENTON Doctor, if you switch the force field off, that
thing out there can get at the Tardis.
DOCTOR 2Precisely! Hold tight, everyone.
Outside UNIT HQ, the Gels suddenly vanish. Then the building itself vanishes and
falls into the black hole, leaving Corporal Palmer and his men in the gardens,
staring at the empty space.
The Gels escort Tyler, Jo and Jon into the main room.
JO It's fabulous!
DOCTOR Yes, most impressive, I must admit that.
TYLER Almost worth the trip just to see this place.
JO Yes, but who brought us here, and why?
A figure appears at the top of a short flight of stairs.
OMEGA I did. I am the one who brought you here.
DOCTOR Who are you?
OMEGA In the legends of your people I am called Omega.
DOCTOR Omega? But that's impossible. Omega was
OMEGA No, brother Time Lord, I was not destroyed, as you
can see. Take the man and the girl.
DOCTOR Where are you taking them?
OMEGA They will not be harmed, Doctor. They have no part
in my revenge.
Gels take Jo and Tyler out.
OMEGA I have been grievously wronged, Doctor, and now it
is time for my vengeance!
Jo and Tyler step into a blue room.
TYLER Well, they won't hold us long in here. Not in a cell without a door.
The open doorway becomes a solid piece of wall.
TYLER It's impossible! It's a real wall.
JO Really? What kind of a place is this? And who was
that creature in the mask?
TYLER I don't know.
JO The Doctor seemed to know him.
TYLER Yes, and whoever it was knew the Doctor, but I
wouldn't say they were exactly friends.
JO No, it seemed more like they were deadly
OMEGA Without me, there would be no time travel. You and
our fellow Time Lords would still be locked in your own time, as puny as those
creatures you now so graciously protect.
DOCTOR You knew your mission was dangerous.
OMEGA Dangerous, yes, but I completed it, and I did not
expect to be abandoned. Many thousands of years ago, when I left our planet, all
this was then a star until I arranged its detonation.
DOCTOR You were the solar engineer. It was your duty.
OMEGA It was an honour, or so I thought then. I was to
be the one to find and create the power source that would give us mastery over time
DOCTOR Well, you succeeded, and are revered for it.
OMEGA Revered? Here? I was abandoned.
DOCTOR The histories say that you were lost in the
OMEGA I was sacrificed to that supernova. I generated
those forces, and for what? To be blown out of existence into this black hole of
antimatter? My brothers became Time Lords, but I was abandoned and forgotten!
DOCTOR No, not forgotten. All my life I've known of you
and honoured you as our greatest hero.
OMEGA A hero? I should have been a god!
JO Why would the creature bring the Doctor here if
they're deadly enemies? Unless he means him some terrible harm.
TYLER Come along, Jo, pull yourself together. No point
in getting worried about this. We don't know that they're enemies. In any case, I'm
sure the Doctor knows what he's doing.
JO I hope you're right.
DOCTOR Well, theoretically, of course, all this is quite
OMEGA Here, Doctor, everything is possible. Be seated.
And an ornate gold chair appears.
DOCTOR Thank you. Tell me, how did you manage to
OMEGA How does anyone survive? Force of will. Mind, you
might say, over antimatter.
DOCTOR And this organism stuff that you sent to bring us
OMEGA Created from the raw stuff of matter. An organism
that can exist in your world and mine. It brought you here and imbued you with its
properties so that you too could exist in both worlds.
DOCTOR But how do I fit into this picture?
OMEGA There are some things that even I cannot do, not
alone, and at this point in my plans I need the help of a brother Time Lord.
DOCTOR Oh, I see.
OMEGA And it pleases me to use you against them.
DOCTOR And if I give you my help, do you really think
you can defeat the Time Lords? All of them?
OMEGA But I am defeating them, Doctor. All of their
power is insufficient to prevent the cosmic energy drain which I have caused.
DOCTOR And if I refuse to cooperate?
OMEGA Then you will face the wrath of Omega, you and
those miserable humans who accompany you.
A communications device beeps. Omega goes over to it and hears a message made up
of high pitched beeps.
OMEGA Investigate immediately but do not harm them.
OMEGA Well, Doctor, it seems that we have more
Patrick, the Brigadier and Benton all land on their feet just after the Tardis
DOCTOR 2Well, we appear to have arrived.
BRIGADIER into mike Corporal Palmer. Come in, Palmer.
DOCTOR 2I don't think you'll get through with that
BRIGADIER Why not?
DOCTOR 2It hasn't quite got the range.
BRIGADIER What are you talking about, Doctor? They're
only just outside the building.
BRIGADIER Corporal Palmer, do you read me?
DOCTOR 2I think you should prepare yourself for a bit of
BENTON Can we take a look outside, Doc?
DOCTOR 2We can try.
The scanner shows the Tardis in the lab.
DOCTOR 2Well, I never.
BENTON It seems to have gone, sir.
BRIGADIER Yes, well, it looks quiet enough. Right,
Doctor, if you'll just open that door, I'll see what's going on.
DOCTOR 2I really wouldn't advise it.
BRIGADIER Oh, come along now, Doctor.
DOCTOR 2Oh, all right. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, I do
wish you'd listen to me. Come along, we'd better follow him.
DOCTOR 2That's extraordinary. That stuff must have found
the Tardis a bit indigestible even without the force field on, so it swallowed a bit
of the surrounding matter as well. Hmm. Rather like taking a pill with a swig of
Patrick has brought a small device with him.
BRIGADIER Well, we seem to have got rid of it. Benton,
you stay here.
The Brigadier leaves.
BENTON So you think we've moved, is that it, Doctor?
DOCTOR 2Oh, I'm quite sure we have.
The Brigadier opens an external door and sees the alien world.
BENTON Well, where do you reckon we are?
DOCTOR 2Not where he thinks we are.
BRIGADIER Now see here, Doctor, you have finally gone
DOCTOR 2I rather think we all have. What's it like out
BRIGADIER There's, well, there's sand everywhere!
DOCTOR 2Oh, splendid. Who's for a swim?
BRIGADIER Do you realise what you've done? You've stolen
the whole of UNIT HQ. Now what am I going to tell Geneva? That the whole blessed
building has been picked up and put down on some deserted beach? We're probably
miles from London!
DOCTOR 2I'm afraid we're a little bit further than that,
BRIGADIER You mean we're not even in the same country?
There'll be international repercussions. This could be construed as an invasion.
BENTON It's not just a matter of the same country, sir.
If the Doctor's right, we're not even in the same universe.
BRIGADIER What? Oh, nonsense, Benton. I tell you that's
a beach out there. It's probably Norfolk or somewhere like that.
DOCTOR Oh, please, if you'd only listen to me.
BRIGADIER Right, now I'll tell you what we'll do. You
two stay here. See that nobody wanders in. We can't have the place overrun with
holiday makers. I'll nip out, find a phone and tell the authorities exactly where we
are. I'm fairly sure that's Cromer. Back in a jiff.
The Brigadier leaves.
DOCTOR 2Dear oh dear oh dear.
BENTON Let's go after him, Doc.
DOCTOR 2Yes, I suppose we better had. Just a minute. I
think I'll have another look for my recorder.
BENTON Doctor, when are you going to face the facts?
You've lost your recorder and that's that.
DOCTOR 2Oh, no, I'm sure it's in the Tardis somewhere. I
shan't be a minute.
BENTON Doctor! Look.
A Gel enters the lab.
DOCTOR 2Oh my giddy aunt!
Outside the lab
More Gels hem them in.
BENTON Get back. Back.
The Brigadier makes his way through the quarry, service pistol at the
OLLIS Hey! Hey, you! Just a minute.
BRIGADIER Who are you?
OLLIS Ollis, game warden.
BRIGADIER Ollis? Yes, of course, the chap who found the
balloon then vanished. Where are we? What's going on here?
OLLIS I thought you'd have told me that. They're your
BRIGADIER No, Mister Ollis, I'm as much in the dark as
you are. Isn't there anything you can tell me?
OLLIS Well, there were two others in a daffy old motor
car for a start. A man and a girl. They went off after another fellow and all got
took by those lumpy creatures.
BRIGADIER What did the man look like?
OLLIS Tall, fancy get up, white hair.
BRIGADIER But that's. What happened to them?
OLLIS I told you! They got took by those things. They
didn't get me, though, because I'm used to moving quiet, stalking them and that.
BRIGADIER What, did you follow them?
OLLIS I was just coming to that. Look out!
They dive for cover and watch as Benton and Patrick are herded along by a pair
OLLIS That's them. That's those things. That's what I
BRIGADIER They've got the Doctor and Benton. Come on.
OLLIS Hold on now. It's no use rushing them. I know
where they're bound.
The Gels make their prisoners turn left towards a massive blue-edged opening in
a cliff face and take them inside.
OLLIS Now what, General?
BRIGADIER First we do a recce, then we mount a surprise
attack. Mister Ollis, you will consider yourself under my orders.
A pair of massive bronze doors close in the cliff face.
DOCTOR Look, if you cannot reverse the energy drain, the
fabric of the entire universe could be torn apart.
OMEGA What if it is? It will make an interesting
DOCTOR Then you would be utterly alone forever.
OMEGA I am used to solitude. And I shall have had my
revenge. I shall be satisfied.
DOCTOR Omega, if you would undo the harm that you've
done and resume your place on the High Council, you could have the freedom to do
anything that you wished.
OMEGA Power is the only freedom that I seek.
Patrick and Benton are brought in.
OMEGA Absolute power is absolute freedom. No bargains.
Benton points at Jon and gets a kick in the shin to keep quiet.
OMEGA Especially not with those who betrayed and
deserted me. No, Doctor, you are here for a reason. Who are you?
DOCTOR Oh, just some more innocent bystanders. Probably
scooped up by that bungling organism of yours. Send them back, Omega. They can do
you no harm.
OMEGA The organism was programmed to seek out a Time
DOCTOR And it has done so.
OMEGA Can this or this also be a Time Lord?
DOCTOR 2Appearances aren't everything, you know.
OMEGA Ah, you do not fear me. Can it be? Two Time Lords?
Ha! The same Time Lord! The High Council must be desperate indeed to transgress the
laws of time.
DOCTOR 2I really think you're making a mistake, you
OMEGA You have tried to trick me.
DOCTOR 2I was out for a stroll with my friend here when
this horrible great jelly
OMEGA I might have known the High Council would make
some such pathetic attempt to deceive me.
DOCTOR Now, Omega
OMEGA Be silent! thunder roll While I
consider what shall be your fate.
DOCTOR 2sotto Is it really him? Omega?
DOCTOR sotto Yes, I'm afraid so.
OMEGA You have angered me. You are facing death! Take
BRIGADIER Did you find a way in?
OLLIS No. You?
BRIGADIER No. There's only one thing for it.
BRIGADIER Wait till the door opens then take them by
storm. A full scale frontal attack using all the resources available.
OLLIS What does that mean?
BRIGADIER That, Mister Ollis, means you and me. Come
DOCTOR I tell you, I practically had him won over then
you turned up and he started treating me like an imposter.
DOCTOR 2Well, you are really, aren't you.
DOCTOR What do you mean?
DOCTOR 2Well, I suppose in another way we both are. Or
is it neither of us?
DOCTOR Look, for heaven's sake, stop twittering on.
DOCTOR 2There's no need to be offensive!
DOCTOR I'm not being offensive. The important thing is
JO There they go again.
BENTON You're supposed to help one another.
JO That was the idea.
DOCTOR Yes, well, all right, I'm sorry. Perhaps I did
speak a trifle sharply.
DOCTOR 2Yes, well, I'm sorry, too. Well, what did you
think of this chap Omega?
DOCTOR Frankly, I thought he was somewhat confused.
TYLER Yes, and I'm somewhat confused. Who's he?
TYLER I beg your pardon?
DOCTOR Oh, ask Jo, there's a good chap. You see, one
minute he was talking about destroying everything
DOCTOR The next minute he's talking about freedom.
TYLER Look if this is a world of antimatter, how can it
DOCTORS The phenomenon of singularity.
DOCTOR Look, you explain to him. You're far better at it
than I am.
DOCTOR 2Oh, no, no, please. Older and wiser head.
TYLER Singularity. Now I know it's supposed to exist
DOCTOR Yes, well, it does exist. Right here, I'm afraid.
TYLER But that's just a theory.
JO Oh look, Doctors, what are you talking about? And
simple answers, please. One at a time this time.
DOCTOR 2Well, singularity is a point in space time which
can exist only inside a black hole. We are in a black hole, in a world of antimatter
very close to this point of singularity, where all the known physical laws cease to
exist. Now, Omega has got control of singularity and has learned to use the vast
forces locked up inside the black hole.
DOCTOR Now, that is how Omega is able to create the
world we are now living in by a fantastic effort of his will, but unfortunately he
thinks he's been wronged by the Time Lords.
TYLER Time Lords?
DOCTOR Yes, and now he's hell bent on revenge.
JO Well, you'll just have to stop him, won't you.
DOCTOR 2Well, the trouble is, we're not sure we can.
BENTON Well, who is this Omega, anyway?
DOCTOR A Time Lord. One of the greatest of all my race.
DOCTOR 2Our race.
DOCTOR Our race. Yes, sorry.
DOCTOR 2Long, long ago, we learnt the secret of time
travel, but in order to make it a reality we had to have a colossal source of
DOCTOR Omega provided that energy by a fantastic feat of
solar engineering. We thought he was destroyed, instead of which he finished up
DOCTOR 2Yes, it seems that his imprisonment was the
price of our freedom to travel in time.
JO Even so, you can't let him smash everything up. Well,
look, he's not all-powerful, you know, or else why did he need to bring you here?
DOCTOR Yes, that's true.
BENTON There must be something you can do to get us out
JO What about your sonic screwdriver?
DOCTOR No, that's useless in this world. The only
natural law here is the law of Omega's will.
JO Omega's will. Look, if Omega can will up an entire
world, well surely you two could will up a small door. Well look, you're a Time
Lord, aren't you?
JO In fact, you're two Time Lords. Well, surely your
wills combined are a match for his? Why else do you think the High Council wanted
the two of you here?
DOCTOR That might work. It just might.
DOCTOR 2It's worth a try.
The two Doctors concentrate together and the door starts to fade.
JO It's working.
A blue old fashioned door with a knob appears.
DOCTOR Well done.
DOCTOR 2I couldn't possibly have done it without you.
Well, what next?
DOCTOR Now for the singularity chamber. That's the key
to it all.
DOCTOR 2Splendid. Come on.
DOCTOR Come on.
JO But you
DOCTOR Jo, you wait there.
DOCTOR 2It even opens!
The two Doctors leave.
TYLER Singularity chamber. Can't miss that. It's the
chance of a lifetime!
JO That's charming.
BENTON I'm not just going to sit here while they have
all the fun.
JO Neither am I. Come on, Sergeant Benton.
Jo and Benton leave just before the door disappears.
The two Doctors hurry through the passages followed by Jo, Tyler and Benton. Jo
hears something ahead and they look for cover.
BENTON Through here.
A Gel glides past.
The two Doctors sneak into the empty room. Near the throne dais is a doorway
with dry ice pouring out of it.
DOCTOR 2Well, shall we?
DOCTOR The bull by the horns, eh?
DOCTOR 2All right.
DOCTOR Well, after you.
DOCTOR 2Let's toss, shall we?
Patrick tosses the coin and Jon catches it.
DOCTOR What would be the point?
Jon leads the way into the next room, where a raised round well with steps up to
it glows red and has smoke rising from it.
OMEGA What! How is it that you two are free?
DOCTOR By combining our wills against yours.
DOCTOR 2Together we were able to break down your
barriers, so you're not all powerful after all, Omega.
DOCTOR If you free us, we'll plead your cause to the
Time Lords. Otherwise we shall combine our wills to destroy you.
OMEGA You dare threaten to destroy me? You wish to fight
the will of Omega?
DOCTOR Yes, if I must.
OMEGA Then you shall, but you will fight the dark side
of my mind. The dark side of my mind.
BENTON It's no good. It all looks the same.
TYLER Well, we can't just stay here.
JO They're right behind us.
BENTON This way. They're everywhere.
TYLER Let's try down here.
JO Yes, come on.
BENTON It's no good, we're lost.
TYLER Well, we can't just give ourselves up.
BENTON Agreed. What do we do?
JO Let's try this way.
Jo picks up the bunch of conjurer's flowers she dropped earlier.
JO Hey, look what I found.
BENTON Oh great. Well, how can that help us?
JO It's the corridor to the main entrance. Come
Benton starts tugging at the doors.
BENTON Doctor Tyler, give me a hand with this.
JO Quickly, they're coming!
The Brigadier and Ollis are on the other side. The doors open.
BRIGADIER Out! Make for the hills!
The Brigadier fires a couple of shots at approaching Gels as everyone dashes
The group run through the quarry, just ahead of the Gel's weapons range until
they reach shelter.
BENTON How did you know we were trying to get out?
BRIGADIER We didn't. We were trying to get in. Miss
Grant, was the Doctor with you when you came here?
JO Yes, of course, sir.
BRIGADIER Well he can't have been. He was with me.
BENTON Sir, look over there.
Gels coming down the path.
BRIGADIER Come on, it's just over the dune.
JO What is?
Meanwhile, Jon and and a personification of Omega's dark side are having a
slightly slow-motion wrestling match in their heads. They are almost evenly
on monitor Well, what do you want now?
PRESIDENT Energy levels are dangerously low, Doctor. You
are our last chance. You must go in.
on monitor In?
PRESIDENT The black hole. I repeat, you are our last
chance. All three are needed to defeat Omega. We will use the last of our energy to
send you through.
on monitor Well, better than being stuck here, I suppose. All
In the mind
The mental fight is continuing, and Jon is starting to lose.
OMEGA OC Those who oppose the will
of Omega shall not live! Destroy him!
In the mind
DOCTOR 2 OC No, Omega! Destroy him and you'll destroy your only chance of freedom.
Jon is on the floor, gurning as if someone is throttling him. It stops and Patrick helps him up.
DOCTOR Thank you, Omega. A most interesting demonstration.
OMEGA Be warned. You have seen my power. You and your
friends will learn that it is useless to defy me.
DOCTOR 2But our friends do not defy you!
OMEGA Oh, yes. They too are trying to escape.
The humans have found Bessie. They all clamber in with the Brigadier
JO Where are we going?
BRIGADIER UNIT HQ.
BRIGADIER It's nearer than you think.
DOCTOR All this exists because you have willed
singularity to create it all for you.
DOCTOR 2I say, you mean all you've got to do is think of
a thing, rub your magic lamp over there and shally me gally me zoop, there it is?
That's jolly clever. That's jolly clever.
OMEGA Are you sure that you and he are of the same
DOCTOR 2You couldn't run me up a quick recorder, could
you? It's a little thing about this long with holes in. I've lost mine, you see.
OMEGA I will tell you of the task that lies before you.
DOCTOR 2It's not much to ask, a small recorder!
DOCTOR Please, ignore him. Just ignore him. He's
DOCTOR 2Just because you're not musical!
DOCTOR Please! Will you stop interrupting? Continue.
OMEGA Continue? thunder and the palace wobbles While you play stupid childish games? You face annihilation, do
you know that? You, your entire race, your precious terrestrials, everything, and
what do you do? Huh? You wrangle and babble of pipes!
DOCTOR 2It's not a pipe!
sotto What the hell do you think you're trying to do?
DOCTOR 2sotto Testing the limits of his
self control. They're not very good, are they.
sotto No. No, they're not, but it'll be dangerous if you push him
DOCTOR 2sotto We'll have to risk that.
That temper is his only weakness.
OMEGA What are you saying? Do you plot against me?
DOCTOR No, no. I was just explaining to my associate
here that he should show you more respect, for both our sakes.
DOCTOR 2I am thoroughly repentant. You mentioned some
OMEGA Yes. I created this world through the power of my
will. I created the organisms which brought you here. This is the source of the
light stream you travelled along, and I created it. I alone! Omega! And it is not
enough. None of it is enough. I am still trapped. As trapped as I was the moment I
arrived in this, this desolation. Huh. Ironic, is it not?
DOCTOR 2But surely, if you can transmit matter to Earth
down that light stream, you could transmit yourself anywhere.
OMEGA Yes, so I imagined, but no, there was no way out.
DOCTOR But why?
OMEGA So long as I control singularity, I can make it do
my will. All these things exist because I will them to exist. Without me and the
unceasing pressure of my will, the work of thousands of years would collapse into
chaos in microseconds. I am, if you like, the Atlas of my world.
DOCTOR So, the moment you abandon control, you cannot
escape, and you cannot escape without abandoning control.
OMEGA Exactly. I am a prisoner of my own power, my own
creation. Or rather, I was, until now. And that is your task. To take over my burden
so that I may escape.
Bessie is dodging Gel weapons fire as the two Doctors confer.
OMEGA Well? Your answer?
DOCTOR We will obey you, Omega.
DOCTOR 2We have no choice.
OMEGA Then you help me make my preparations. You must
first remove this mask. Now you, too, will need such masks. The light stream has a
slow, corrosive effect, due to the acceleration of the particles, but you are in no
immediate danger. The process takes time. Come, the mask.
They slowly lift the face plate of the mask. It creaks on its hinge and they see
the face of Omega.
OMEGA What is it? Why do you not obey me? Take off the
Jon pushes the face plate back down.
OMEGA What are you doing? I am in haste to be gone!
DOCTOR 2We, we cannot remove the mask, Omega, because.
DOCTOR Because beneath that mask there is nothing left
of you. The corrosion has already done its work.
Omega goes to a mirror in the wall and removes the mask completely. We look
straight through him to Jon and Patrick standing behind.
DOCTOR You exist only because your will insists that you
exist. Your will is all that is left of you.
Omega puts the mask back on and doubles over, howling.
OMEGA It is not true. I am Omega, creator of this world!
And I can also destroy! Therefore I must exist!
DOCTOR 2But don't you see? You can only exist here!
OMEGA If I exist only by my will, then my will is to
destroy, and all things shall be destroyed! All things! All things!
The palace begins to shake, and the Doctors make their escape.
OMEGA OC All things! All things!
DOCTOR 2I told you he'd got no self control.
DOCTOR Come on, out!
BENTON Brigadier, mind that rock!
TYLER Watch out!
OLLIS Watch it!
BRIGADIER There it is, over there.
JO How did it get there?
BRIGADIER A very good question, Miss Grant. Come on!
DOCTOR That's funny. I could have sworn I left Bessie
DOCTOR 2You did, old chap. The tracks are leading that
DOCTOR That's Jo and Benton.
DOCTOR 2They'll be making for UNIT Headquarters.
Bang - the Gels have caught up to them.
DOCTOR Come on! Let's get a move on.
They run off.
Everyone is talking over each other. The Brigadier goes over to the
BRIGADIER Locked. Typical. Just one moment, if you
please! Now wait a moment. We may be in a somewhat unusual situation, but you two at
least are still supposed to be members of UNIT.
JO Yes, sir.
BENTON Yes, sir. I'm sorry, sir.
BRIGADIER The question is this, what offensive action
should we or indeed can we take against this chap Omega? Now in the absence of the
Doctors it seems to me that
BENTON Sir, listen!
BRIGADIER Sounds like a full scale attack.
JO Maybe they're not firing at us. Maybe
There is a hammering at the outer door and familiar voices.
JO It's the Doctors!
BRIGADIER Benton, open the door, quick!
JO Quickly, come on.
The Doctors are let in and everyone talks over each other again.
DOCTOR 2Tardis, everybody! Into the Tardis, quickly!
TYLER But we can't all get in there!
DOCTOR Come on, inside. Come on, Brigadier. Inside,
DOCTOR Right, force field on.
DOCTOR 2Force field's on.
On his monitor, Omega watches his Gels surround the Tardis.
OMEGA Fools. Do you think to deny the might of Omega?
Soon you will come crawling to me for mercy, but by that time, your universe will no
The room is almost dark.
TIME LORD Energy almost completely exhausted, sir.
PRESIDENT And the latest transference?
TIME LORD No contact since we tried to pass him through
the black hole. The power level was so low that he may only be able to observe,
advise, not to act.
DOCTOR Well, there you are, then. They can't get in
DOCTOR 2And we can't get out.
DOCTOR We're besieged.
JO Oh, great.
DOCTOR 2If only I could find my recorder, I could play
you a little something to pass the time.
BRIGADIER We must be thankful for small mercies.
TYLER Well, this Tardis of yours is a real marvel,
Doctor. I still don't understand how we all got inside it, but I don't wish to spend
the rest of my life in it.
JO True. We can't just stay here for ever.
BENTON Come on, Doc. I mean, with two of you there
should be twice as many ideas. Well surely you can think up something to nobble this
DOCTOR 2Nobble him? You're talking about one of the most
powerful blokes in the cosmos. Nobble him?
An alarm sounds.
DOCTOR Well, I. Excuse me. Someone's trying to get
through to us.
DOCTOR 2 You don't think? points up
DOCTOR I hardly think so.
DOCTOR 1 on scanner There you are, then. What's all this, a mass meeting?
DOCTOR Well, we had to bring them all in here. It wasn't safe outside.
DOCTOR 1 on scanner In a pretty pickle, aren't you. Yes, trapped in your own Tardis!
DOCTOR 2 You're trapped in your own bubble. You can talk.
on scanner Unfortunately, talk's all I can do, and not much of
that. The transference isn't stable. Let's get on with it, eh?
DOCTOR 2On with what?
DOCTOR 1 on scanner Putting our heads together and finding a solution. Ready?
All three Doctors concentrate.
DOCTOR 1 on scanner We're all agreed, then. Risky, but it could work. I'll report back.
The image fades.
DOCTOR We'd have to strip down the force field.
DOCTOR 2But that'd mean leaving the Tardis defenceless.
DOCTOR Yes, I know, but I think we'll have to risk it.
DOCTOR 2It's worth a try. Come on!
The two Doctors start working underneath the console.
BRIGADIER What was all that about, Miss Grant?
JO Another telepathic conference, I think.
BRIGADIER That old chap?
JO Afraid so.
BRIGADIER Three of them. I didn't know when I was well
DOCTOR Yes, what is it?
BRIGADIER Would you mind telling us laymen what you
scientists are getting so excited about?
DOCTOR We think we've found a way of dealing with Omega.
TYLER Mind telling me how?
DOCTOR Later, old chap. If there's still time.
TYLER Oh, splendid.
DOCTOR How do we know that he'll take the generator?
What if he' should refuse?
DOCTOR 2Ah, I've found it.
DOCTOR Found what?
DOCTOR My recorder. It must have been there all the
The recorder is part of a module in the console stand.
DOCTOR 2Right in the corner of the force field.
DOCTOR Well, don't touch it.
DOCTOR 2I wasn't going to.
DOCTOR Don't you understand? It's exactly what we want.
Far better than the force field generator.
DOCTOR 2Oh no, not my recorder!
DOCTOR I'll get you another one. I'll get you a hundred,
I'll get you a thousand of them. Come on.
TIME LORD I've got a contact, sir.
TIME LORD The Doctor.
PRESIDENT Did you find them? Did you make contact?
DOCTOR 1 on monitor For a while.
PRESIDENT Is there any chance? We can't hold out much
longer. What's happening?
DOCTOR 1 on monitor There's a possible solution. I'll let you know as
soon as I can.
The Doctors remove the module with the recorder wired up in the middle.
DOCTOR 2Here we are, then. This should do the trick.
BRIGADIER I suppose it would be too much to ask for
someone to tell us what all this means.
DOCTOR It means, Brigadier, that we can now strike a
bargain with our friend Omega.
BRIGADIER With that box of tricks there?
JO And a flute?
DOCTOR This box of tricks, as you call it, is a kind of
portable force field.
DOCTOR 2And the recorder is considerably more than just
DOCTOR Yes. Right, ready?
Patrick hands the device to Tyler.
DOCTOR 2Here, if you'd just hold this.
TYLER Oh, splendid. Yes.
DOCTOR Right, switch on.
Jon goes over to the scanner.
DOCTOR Omega, we want to talk with you.
OMEGA on scanner I hear you, brother Time Lords.
DOCTOR We think we have discovered a way to give you
back your freedom. Will you now free the Tardis so that we can come to you?
OMEGA on scanner Is this some deceit? You cannot escape my world unless I will it.
DOCTOR 2No, not a bit of it, old chap. We just want to
avoid a long, tiring walk, that's all.
OMEGA on scanner Very well. Come to me you shall!
DOCTOR Right. Now listen to me, everybody. From now on
you are to do exactly as you are told.
JO Why? What's going to happen?
DOCTOR Now, Jo, please do as I ask. Do exactly as I tell
you. Do you promise?
JO All right, I promise.
DOCTOR Good. Are you ready? Stand by. Here we go.
Tyler gives Patrick the device back. The Tardis dematerialises from the
Jon leads everyone out of the Tardis.
OMEGA Do you think this trickery will save you for long?
DOCTOR We have come to set you free.
OMEGA What is this?
DOCTOR On one condition.
OMEGA I make the terms, Time Lords!
DOCTOR Omega, if you will send these people back to
where they came from, we will stay and help you.
Benton restrains Jo from protesting.
DOCTOR We think we have devised a way of restoring your
freedom to you.
OMEGA What way? I know now that you cannot give me my
freedom, but you can keep me company in the endless empty years that lie ahead. If
you will both stay here willingly and share my exile, then I will spare your friends
and their universe.
DOCTOR We shall give you that promise, Omega. We will
not attempt to leave this world before you do.
JO You can't!
DOCTOR Jo! You promised!
OMEGA Go, then, back to your planet. Be gone, and give thanks that Omega is merciful.
BRIGADIER Doctor, what shall we do?
DOCTOR Brigadier, I want all of you to step through that
column of smoke.
DOCTOR Don't be alarmed. It won't harm you. On the
contrary, it will take you back home.
DOCTOR 2Please, Brigadier, it's the only way.
BRIGADIER Well, I don't know what you're up to, but all
right. Now, Mister Ollis?
OLLIS Not me. I'm not going in there.
BRIGADIER Doctor Tyler?
Tyler walks up the steps to the well.
TYLER Are you sure it's all right?
DOCTOR Yes, of course I'm sure.
Tyler steps over the well, and disappears in the smoke from the
BRIGADIER Now then, Mister Ollis.
Ollis walks through.
BRIGADIER Sergeant Benton.
Benton walks up to the well.
BENTON I'd sooner Miss Grant.
BRIGADIER Move, Benton.
Benton walks through.
BRIGADIER Now then, Miss Grant.
JO No! No, I want to stay with the Doctor.
DOCTOR Jo, please.
BRIGADIER Come on, Jo.
DOCTOR Trust me.
Jo takes the Brigadier's hand and walks up the steps.
DOCTOR You'll be all right.
Jo steps into the smoke.
BRIGADIER Goodbye, Doctor. Doctors.
The Brigadier walks up the steps, turns and salutes then briskly walks into the
smoke and vanishes.
OMEGA So, brother Time Lords, I have played your game.
Now it is your turn to play mine, and there can be no escape for any of us!
Pat fetches the device from the Tardis.
DOCTOR 2You are wrong, Omega. You can have your freedom.
It is here.
OMEGA What is this childish contraption?
DOCTOR 2The only freedom you can ever have. Take it.
Take it, Omega.
The two Doctors close their eyes and concentrate. Omega laughs.
DOCTOR Take it!
OMEGA Commands? You command me? This is my world! I
command! And you pester me with trinkets!
Omega knocks the device to the floor.
DOCTOR Come on, quick! The portable force field
fizzles, and a new star flares in the middle of the black hole.)
The black hole on the monitor disappears as it is replaced by the new star, and
the lights come back on.
PRESIDENT Another source of energy. Once again,
Everyone falls out of the air and lands on their feet. The room is back in one
BENTON We're back!
TYLER Well, we certainly seem to be.
Benton looks out of the window.
BENTON But we're really back.
JO But the Doctors.
BRIGADIER Oh, I dare say they'll turn up as usual.
Jo falls into Benton's arms, sobbing.
BRIGADIER Wonderful chap, both of him.
A blue police box suddenly appears.
JO The Tardis!
DOCTOR I told you he had no self-control, didn't I?
TYLER How did you manage it?
DOCTOR 2By the skin of our teeth.
DOCTOR 2Where's Mister Ollis?
DOCTOR 2Where's Mister Ollis?
DOCTOR Oh, back where he came from, I imagine.
Ollis lands on his feet by the lake side.
DOCTOR So there you are. Omega's will was like the
tension in the elastic. Once that will was broken, all the bits of Earth, UNIT etc
just snapped back right into their proper place.
BENTON But how come you turned up in the Tardis?
DOCTOR 2Because that was the proper place for us.
JO What was all that business about the flute?
DOCTOR 2Well, as you know, it accidentally fell into the
force field of the Tardis, so that when we were all transformed into antimatter,
that was the only thing that wasn't processed.
DOCTOR And when Omega knocked it out of our hands and it
fell out of the force field, all the atoms and the anti-atoms annihilated one
TYLER So, big bang, and the black hole becomes a
DOCTOR 2Pity, though. I think it had a lovely tone.
DOCTOR 1 OC Everything okay?
DOCTOR Well, here we are, back safe and sound.
DOCTOR 2Quite a party.
DOCTOR 1 on scanner Yes, well, the party's over now. You young men and I
go back to our time zones. Though considering the way things have been going, well,
I shudder to think what you'll do without me.
William's picture fades for the last time.
DOCTOR 2Goodbye. Well, goodbye, everybody. Goodbye. It's been so nice to meet me.
DOCTOR Yes, I see what you mean. I hope I don't meet me
Patrick takes a step back, and waves as he disappears.
TYLER Now I've seen it all.
JO Pity. He was so sweet.
DOCTOR Yes, wasn't I?
BRIGADIER Yes, well, as far as I'm concerned, Doctor,
one of you is enough. More than enough. Sergeant Benton!
BRIGADIER You and I'd better make a full inventory of
the HQ. Make sure everything's back in place. It's all got to be accounted for, you
BENTON Well, excuse me, sir, but, well, if anything is
missing, where do we say it's gone?
BRIGADIER Come along, Benton.
The Brigadier and Benton leave.
TYLER Well, I think I'd better be on my way, too. Thank
you for a fascinating trip, Doctor.
TYLER Goodbye. Goodbye, Jo.
TYLER I don't think I'll write it up in the University
journal, not if I want to keep my job.
JO What's the matter, Doctor? Everything worked out all
right, didn't it?
DOCTOR Yes, for us.
JO I know what it is. It's because you had to trick
DOCTOR I didn't exactly trick him. I promised him his
freedom and I gave it to him. The only freedom he could ever have.
JO What else could you do? It was either him or
There is a materialisation sound, and a caltrop shaped circuit appears on the
DOCTOR The Time Lords! Look, they've sent me a new
dematerialisation circuit. And my knowledge of time travel law and all the
dematerialisation codes, they've all come back. They've forgiven me. They've given
me back my freedom.
JO I suppose you'll be rushing off, then.
DOCTOR No, not straight away, Jo. Of course not. I've
got to build a new force field generator first.
Outside the Lodge
MRS OLLIS And where do you think you've been, Arthur
Ollis? I've been worried sick about you, I have. Everybody's been searching. Where
have you been? Soldiers looking for you. You didn't come home for your dinner. Well?
OLLIS You'd never believe me, woman. Supper