The Three Doctors Original Airdate: Dec 30, 1972 Episode One 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 calling. 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 see. TYLER No, you'll be all right. Nothing to worry about.
Lake side 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?
UNIT Laboratory 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 you lot. 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. BRIGADIER Oh? 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 TYLER What? BRIGADIER The Doctor's the man
you
TYLER Oh, I see. DOCTOR Thank you. Well, it's travelling faster than light. 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 functioning properly?
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.
JO Right. 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 the machine. TYLER That shouldn't happen. He puts the image on a light box. It looks like a face contorted in fear. 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 bench.
Lake side 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 thought.
UNIT Laboratory BRIGADIER
Doctor Tyler
, these reports might interest
The Brigadier realises the room is empty. BRIGADIER
Tyler
?
Doctor Tyler
?
Sergeant Benton
!
Benton enters. BENTON
Sir
?
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 area. 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.
UNIT Laboratory Benton enters. 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 the moment. BENTON What shall I do,
sir
?
DOCTOR I suggest that you put a guard on the drains,
Benton
.
BENTON The drains? DOCTOR Yes, the drains! BRIGADIER Put the men on stand by,
Benton
.
BENTON Right away,
sir
.
Benton leaves. 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? BRIGADIER Nothing. DOCTOR Excuse me a minute, will you? BRIGADIER Hmm. 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 disappeared.
BRIGADIER What? 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.
DOCTOR Yes. 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.
UNIT Laboratory Watching from the window. BRIGADIER What are those creatures? Where are they coming from? 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 better. 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
? Over.
BENTON We're under attack from all sides. Weapons are useless. Nothing seems to touch them. Nothing. Over.
UNIT Laboratory 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 here,
Doctor
.
DOCTOR Not much point in my going anywhere else is there? The Brigadier leaves, and the Thing comes out of a vent in the corridor. 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!
Tardis 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 again. 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 flashes.
Time control 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 spare. 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 his form. 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 usual.
Tardis 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, didn't you? 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 gasps. DOCTOR 2I was wondering where that had got to. He blows a few notes. DOCTOR 2
You
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 Yes. 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. JO Oh. DOCTOR 2Not, not just Time Lords. We're the same Time Lord. 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?" DOCTORS What? 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.
JO How? DOCTOR Yes, that's what I'd like to know.
You
've got no right to be here.
DOCTOR 2Perhaps 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 What? 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 Why? DOCTOR 2
My 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 vanishes. SOLDIER
Sir
!
BRIGADIER Fall back!
Tardis DOCTOR 2 Dear old Lethbridge Stewart. Still blazing away as usual. 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 know. DOCTOR Yes, and so am I. I think perhaps I ought to put
you
in the picture.
DOCTOR 2Right. The two Doctors stand side by side and close their eyes. DOCTOR Contact. DOCTOR 2Contact. 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.
Time Control The Time Lords are watching the scene in the Tardis. TIME LORD We've achieved a transference,
sir
.
PRESIDENT Splendid. 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.
Tardis 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! DOCTOR What? JO Look. The scanner shows William inside a pyramid shape. He was too ill to act, bless him. 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 No. DOCTOR 1 on scanner Then I'll tell you. It's a time bridge. DOCTOR 2It's a what? DOCTOR I see. DOCTOR 1 on scanner Now, what's a bridge for, eh? DOCTOR 2Well, er DOCTOR Crossing? DOCTOR 1 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? DOCTOR Heads. 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 field. BENTON What are
you
going to do?
DOCTOR Now! JO
Doctor
, no!
UNIT Laboratory 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.
Episode Two Tardis 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? BENTON Right. DOCTOR 2Wait a minute. Let me go first.
UNIT Laboratory They step out carefully, Benton with his sub-machine gun at the ready. DOCTOR 2Hmm. Awaiting further instructions, I would think. 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 you?
DOCTOR 2It's all right. I think it was just hiccups. Fascinating. 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 wall. 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 ground somewhere. 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 fellow.
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 Miss Grant.
BENTON What about our Doctor,
sir
? Don't
you
want him back?
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 promises. 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.
Time Control CHANCELLOR What's happening? TIME LORD It's draining our power as fast as we pump it in,
sir
.
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 emergency.
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 our own.
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.
Planet surface 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? DOCTOR
Jo
.
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 man. 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. BRIGADIER Yes? 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.
Planet surface 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 lab. DOCTOR Yes. JO And what's this? DOCTOR Well, that's the Brigadier's computer. JO Oh. 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 it. 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? DOCTOR Right. JO Right. 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.
UNIT Laboratory 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 it.
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 you, okay? 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.
Tardis 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. BRIGADIER Yeah. 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 baby?
Planet surface 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 Grant
.
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 of yours. TYLER What? 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. JO Huh? 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 think. JO Oh. DOCTOR Well, here we are. Kidnapped and marooned. But by whom?
Throne room 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. Planet surface DOCTOR Well, these things sound very much like the creatures that attacked us at UNIT HQ. JO Yeah. DOCTOR What exactly did they look like? TYLER Like that. There are a pair of them on the cliff above them. Jo screams. DOCTOR Run! But a set of explosions go off all around them, so they surrender instead. Ollis is watching from a safe vantage point. Tardis 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 BRIGADIER
Doctor
!
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 stimulated it. 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 madhouse!
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.
BRIGADIER Sorry? DOCTOR 2All we can do now is think, and I think best to music. Now, where is my recorder?
Omega's palace Jon, Jo and Tyler are escorted into a corridor built like the Gels, of bright balls. JO It looks like Aladdin's cave. DOCTOR It's the entrance to some sort of palace, I should imagine. 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 good. 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. DOCTOR What? Tardis 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 there. 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,
Sergeant
?
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 time.
Omega's palace 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.
TYLER What? 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. DOCTOR Yes. A Gel follows Tyler through the passages. JO They might not harm him. You said we were only here by mistake. 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 together.
JO Oh, I hope
you
're right.
Tyler runs back to them and falls. JO
Tyler
!
DOCTOR
Tyler
! Come on, get up. Up, up. Are you all right?
TYLER Yes, I think so. Thanks. That was a bit of a waste of time, wasn't it.
Tardis 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. Over. 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
Doc
.
DOCTOR 2Hmm? BENTON Hey,
Doctor
, it's the old boy.
DOCTOR 2Oh, excuse me. DOCTOR 1 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? DOCTOR 1 on scanner Growing steadily weaker. They can't seem to check their energy loss. DOCTOR 2We can't help you, I'm afraid. DOCTOR 1 on scanner Oh yes,
you
could.
DOCTOR 2Oh? How? DOCTOR 1 on scanner Well, first turn off your force field. DOCTOR 2What? But I don't DOCTOR 1 on scanner Off, I said. DOCTOR 2But I still don't see DOCTOR 1 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.
Palace 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 colossal explosion. 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 conjuring trick. 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.
Tardis BRIGADIER But
you
're not going to turn off the force field?
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.
Episode Three Throne room 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 destroyed. 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!
Room 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. JO Look! 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 enemies. Throne room 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 itself. 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 supernova.
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!
Room 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.
Throne room DOCTOR Well, theoretically, of course, all this is quite impossible. OMEGA Here,
Doctor
, everything is possible. Be seated.
And an ornate gold chair appears. DOCTOR Thank you. Tell me, how did
you
manage to survive?
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 here?
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. DOCTOR Them? OMEGA Well,
Doctor
, it seems that we have more company.
Tardis Patrick, the Brigadier and Benton all land on their feet just after the Tardis touches down. 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 thing.
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.
DOCTOR 2
Brigadier
BRIGADIER
Corporal Palmer
, do
you
read me?
DOCTOR 2I think
you
should prepare yourself for a bit of a shock.
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.
UNIT Laboratory 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 water. 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 too far.
DOCTOR 2I rather think we all have. What's it like out there? 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
.
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. DOCTOR 2Oh! BENTON Get back. Back. Planet surface The Brigadier makes his way through the quarry, service pistol at the ready. 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 manoeuvres.
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 of Gels. OLLIS That's them. That's those things. That's what I meant. 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.
Throne room 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 spectacle. 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 Lord. 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 know.
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 them away!
Planet surface BRIGADIER Did
you
find a way in?
OLLIS No.
You
?
BRIGADIER No. There's only one thing for it. OLLIS Eh? 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 on.
Room 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? DOCTORS Me. 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 2Yes. DOCTOR The next minute he's talking about freedom. TYLER Look if this is a world of antimatter, how can it all exist? DOCTORS The phenomenon of singularity. TYLER 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 energy. DOCTOR Omega provided that energy by a fantastic feat of solar engineering. We thought he was destroyed, instead of which he finished up here. 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 of here? 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? DOCTOR Yes. 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. DOCTOR Yes. DOCTOR 2Right. DOCTOR Right. DOCTOR 2Ready? DOCTOR Ready. DOCTOR 2Contact. DOCTOR Contact. 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! Tyler leaves. 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.
Palace 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. Throne room 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?
Singularity room 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. DOCTOR Singularity. DOCTOR 2Fascinating. 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.
Palace 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 on. Palace doors 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 outside.
Planet surface 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 matched.
Time Control DOCTOR 1 on monitor Well, what do
you
want now?
PRESIDENT Energy levels are dangerously low,
Doctor
.
You
are our last chance.
You
must go in.
DOCTOR 1 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.
DOCTOR 1 on monitor Well, better than being stuck here, I suppose. All right.
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!
Episode Four In the mind DOCTOR 2 OC No,
Omega
! Destroy him and
you
'll destroy your only chance of freedom.
Singularity room 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.
Planet surface The humans have found Bessie. They all clamber in with the Brigadier driving. JO Where are we going? BRIGADIER UNIT HQ. JO What? BRIGADIER It's nearer than
you
think.
Singularity room DOCTOR All this exists because
you
have willed singularity to create it all for you.
OMEGA Exactly. 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 intelligence?
DOCTOR 2
You
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! OMEGA Silence! DOCTOR Please, ignore him. Just ignore him. He's incorrigibly frivolous. 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! DOCTOR 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. DOCTOR sotto No. No, they're not, but it'll be dangerous if
you
push him too far.
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 task. 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. No escape. 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 mask. 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 What? 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.
Palace doors OMEGA OC All things! All things! DOCTOR 2I told
you
he'd got no self control.
DOCTOR Come on, out!
Planet surface 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!
Meanwhile, elsewhere. DOCTOR That's funny. I could have sworn I left Bessie here. DOCTOR 2You did,
old chap
. The tracks are leading that way.
DOCTOR That's Jo and Benton. DOCTOR 2They'll be making for UNIT Headquarters. DOCTOR What? Bang - the Gels have caught up to them. DOCTOR Come on! Let's get a move on. They run off.
UNIT Laboratory Everyone is talking over each other. The Brigadier goes over to the Tardis. 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 Boom! Boom! 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, inside!
Tardis DOCTOR Right, force field on. DOCTOR 2Force field's on. Throne room 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 longer exist. Time Control The room is almost dark. PRESIDENT Well? 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.
Tardis 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 Omega bloke? 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.
DOCTOR 1 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? DOCTOR 2Ready. DOCTOR Ready. DOCTOR 2Contact. DOCTOR Contact. 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 off. Doctor! 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 time. 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 control TIME LORD I've got a contact,
sir
.
PRESIDENT Oh? 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.
Tardis 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 a recorder. 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. DOCTOR 2On. 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 lab.
Singularity room 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. Omega leaves. BRIGADIER
Doctor
, what shall we do?
DOCTOR
Brigadier
, I want all of you to step through that column of smoke.
BRIGADIER What? 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 singularity. 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 2Run! DOCTOR Come on, quick! The portable force field fizzles, and a new star flares in the middle of the black hole.)
Time Control 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, Omega. UNIT Laboratory Everyone falls out of the air and lands on their feet. The room is back in one piece. 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? JO
Doctor
!
TYLER How did you manage it? DOCTOR 2By the skin of our teeth. TYLER Splendid. DOCTOR 2Where's Mister Ollis? TYLER What? 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 another. TYLER So, big bang, and the black hole becomes a supernova! DOCTOR Exactly. DOCTOR 2Pity, though. I think it had a lovely tone. DOCTOR 1 OC Everything okay?
Tardis 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
again.
DOCTOR 2Ah. 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
!
BENTON
Sir
?
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 know.
BENTON
Sir
?
BRIGADIER Yes? 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
.
DOCTOR Goodbye. TYLER Goodbye. Goodbye,
Jo
.
JO Goodbye. TYLER I don't think I'll write it up in the University journal, not if I want to keep my job. Tyler leaves. 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 Omega. 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 everything.
There is a materialisation sound, and a caltrop shaped circuit appears on the time rotor. 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 ready?