The Time Monster Original Airdate: May 20, 1972 Episode One Nightmare The volcanic eruption from Inferno jolts the Doctor upright from his chaise longue on a mosaic floor. Either side of an altar stand a pair of large Minoan quadruple-headed axes, and behind them a giant complex crystal pulses. MASTER Welcome! Welcome to your new Master! The Master breaks into maniacal laughter, a lightning bolt comes down and he vanishes. Volcanic smoke fills the room, there are images of ceremonial masks and Minoan gods and goddesses. DOCTOR
Jo
!
Jo
!
Jo
!
UNIT Laboratory DOCTOR
Jo
.
JO
Doctor
.
Doctor
Are you all right?
DOCTOR Oh. Oh, I must have been dreaming. JO I'll say
you
were. A real pippin of a dream. I've brought
you
a cup of tea. Do
you
want it?
DOCTOR Yes. Volcanoes and earthquakes. The Doctor gets up, walks a few steps and hands the cup of tea back to Jo. DOCTOR Thank you. I enjoyed that. JO
Doctor
, have
you
been working all night again? On that? I don't know. What is anyway, a super dematerialisation circuit?
DOCTOR Oh, no. No, that'll have to wait. No, this is far more important. It might make all the difference the next time he turns up. JO The next time who turns up? DOCTORThe Master, of course.
Jo
, now listen to me. I want
you
to find out as quickly as possible if there have been any volcanic eruptions or severe earthquakes recently. It doesn't matter where. Anywhere in the world.
JO
You
're joking, of course.
DOCTOR Believe me, this is no matter for jokes. JO But I read it all out to last night, I. Don't go away. Jo fetches a newspaper from a table by the chaise longue. JO It just shows
you
don't listen to a word I say, doesn't it. Now, yes, here we are. New eruptions in the Thera group of islands. Somewhere off Greece.
DOCTOR Does it say anything about a crystal? JO Crystal? DOCTOR Mmm. JO No, what crystal? Look, I know I'm exceedingly dim, but would
you
mind explaining?
DOCTOR It was in my dream,
Jo
. There was a large crystal, shaped like a trident.
Newton Institute radiation laboratory That would be a large version of the one being held up by a man in a white coat and shown to his blonde lady assistant. MASTER with a very slight Greek accent A simple piece of quartz, nothing more. RUTH But
Professor Thascales
, that is ridiculous.
MASTER Of course it is,
Doctor Ingram
. Of course it is.
The Master puts the crystal into a box-like device. MASTER You know, there is no means whereby I could prove to
you
that that crystal is any different from any other piece of quartz, and yet it is unique. As
you
say, ridiculous!
Newton Institute laboratory The Master takes off his lab coat as they go into the main area of the lab. RUTH So, this is the missing piece of equipment we've been waiting for? MASTER Exactly. A young man with long hair and moustache enters. HYDE I'll swear I switched that alarm off in my sleep. Oh, sorry,
Prof
.
RUTH Simmer down,
Stu
, for Pete's sake.
MASTER Please do not call me
Prof
.
HYDE In the doghouse again. MASTER Now quiet, both of you. Now listen. I have a meeting with the new director in two and a half minutes, so I'm afraid I shall have to leave the final tests for the demonstration to the two of you. RUTH But aren't we going to have a trial run,
Professor
?
MASTER No, it's not necessary. HYDE Well, that's marvellous. We're going to look a right bunch of Charlies if this fellow from the Grants Committee turns up and we're left with egg on our faces. RUTH Yes, surely,
Professor
, it would be very unwise
MASTER Now look,
my dear
, there is no need for
you
to worry your pretty little head.
RUTH And there's no need for
you
to be so patronising,
Professor
. Look, just because I'm a woman, there's no need to treat me like
HYDE Here we go. MASTER No, no, no, I'm sorry, you're quite right,
Doctor
. Please forgive me. And now, er, would
you
please run those tests?
The Master leaves. RUTH That man. You know, I don't what infuriates me more. His dictatorial manner or that infernal courtesy of his. It's all the same, really. A bland assumption of male superiority. HYDE May God bless the good ship women's lib and all who sail in her.
UNIT Laboratory Yates unrolls a map and points to an island labelled Niohpa. YATES There
you
are,
Jo
, the Thera group. Those little islands there.
JO
Doctor
?
DOCTOR Mmm? JO Come and take a look. DOCTOR No, not now,
Jo
. I'm busy.
JO But it's the map you asked for. DOCTOR Oh? YATES There,
you
see?
DOCTOR Thera. It doesn't mean a thing to me. JO Well, it says Santorini in brackets. Well, that must be another name for it. How about that? DOCTOR Oh, let's forget all about it,
Jo
, shall we? I just had a nightmare, that's all.
JO Sorry,
Mike
.
YATES Better than hanging round the duty room. If nothing turns up soon, I'll go round the twist. JO That makes two of us. Here was I, all ready for a nice little trip to Atlantis. DOCTOR What? JO Well, nothing. I was just saying to
Mike
DOCTOR Yes, I heard what
you
said, but
you
said Atlantis. Why Atlantis?
JO Well, that's what it says in the paper. DOCTOR Give me that map,
Captain Yates
.
JO Yes, here we are. Believed by many modern historians to be all that remains of Plato's metropolis of Atlantis. DOCTOR Of course. Of course. YATES Atlantis? I thought that was supposed to be in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? JO
You
're a bit out of date. Apparently it was part of the Minoan civilisation. Oh, you know, the Minotaur and all the Cretan jazz.
YATES It's only a legend though, isn't it? DOCTOR
Jo
, get me the Brigadier, will
you
?
JO What, now? DOCTOR Yes, now. JO Oh, all right. YATES The Brig? Why the Brig, for heaven's sake? JO Search me. Jo picks up the telephone. JO
Doctor
? It's the Brigadier.
DOCTOR Hello,
Brigadier
? It's the Doctor here. Now listen to me. I want
you
to put out a world wide warning. Alert all your precious UNIT HQ's, not that it'll do any good.
Brigadier's office BRIGADIER Thank you very much. And against what precisely am I supposed to be warning the world? DOCTOROCThe Master. I've just seen him. BRIGADIER Into phone. Seen him? Where? When? UNIT Laboratory DOCTOR In a dream. Not half an hour ago. The Brigadier has come to the lab as the Master has left the Newton Institute - actually Swallowfield Park, Berkshire. BRIGADIER In any case,
Doctor
, every section of UNIT now has the search for the Master written into standing orders.
DOCTOR Priority Z one hundred and forty four, I suppose? BRIGADIER Priority A one, actually. DOCTOR Look, I tell
you
,
Brigadier
, there is grave danger.
BRIGADIER Danger of what, for heavens sake? DOCTOR Well, I'm not sure, but in my dream I quite clearly saw BRIGADIER You know, if this got out,
you
'd be the laughing stock of UNIT. A dream. Really,
Doctor
,
you
'll be consulting the entrails of a sheep next.
Jo laughs. BRIGADIER Right, we'd better be on our way to the Newton Institute. Ready,
Doctor
?
DOCTOR No, I can't go anywhere at the moment. I'm far too busy. BRIGADIER But I told them
you
'd be coming. Two observers from UNIT, they said.
JO Oh, shall I go? DOCTOR No, certainly not,
Jo
. I shall need
you
here with me.
JO Well, what's it all about anyway? BRIGADIER TOM-TIT, that's what it's all about. A demonstration of TOM-TIT. YATES TOM-TIT? What on earth does that stand for? BRIGADIER Well, it's the, er, the trans DOCTOR Transmission Of Matter Through Interstitial Time. BRIGADIER Yes, exactly what I was going to say. TOM-TIT. JO Well, what does it do? BRIGADIER Oh, it's a brilliant idea. Apparently it can break down solid objects into light-waves or whatever, and transmit them from one place to another. YATES And it works? BRIGADIER Apparently. Well,
Yates
, I suppose
you
'd better come with me.
YATES Sorry,
sir
. I'm Duty Officer.
BRIGADIER Well, someone's got to come. Benton enters, in ordinary clothes and carrying a bag. BENTON I'm just leaving,
sir
.
BRIGADIER Ah,
Sergeant Benton
. The very man.
BENTON But I'm just off on a forty eight hour pass,
sir
.
BRIGADIER Oh no, you're not,
Sergeant
.
You
're coming for a little trip to the Newton Institute.
BENTON Yes,
sir
. The where,
sir
? The Newton Institute?
BRIGADIER That's right. It's a research establishment at Wootton, just outside Cambridge.
Director's office At the Institute. MASTER A charlatan? How dare
you
.
PERCIVAL Doctor Cook is not only chairman of the Grants Committee, but a colleague and a personal friend. Am I to tell him this afternoon that I am as gullible as that drunkard I have replaced? How is it that I can find no trace of your academic career before
you
visited Athens University,
Professor
? How is it that
you
publish nothing? That
you
refuse to reveal the hypothesis behind your so-called experiment? That the very name of your project is arrogant nonsense! TOM-TIT! What, pray, is interstitial time?
MASTER
You
're a very clever man,
Director
. I can see that I shall have to tell
you
everything. Oh, yes,
you
're perfectly right. I am no professor.
PERCIVAL Ah, say no more. MASTER But do please hear me out. I can see that
you
're very upset.
PERCIVAL Upset. MASTER But there is nothing to worry about.
You
must believe me.
You
must believe me.
You
must believe me.
Percival looks the Master in the eye, and gets the Look in return. PERCIVAL Must believe
you
.
MASTER I am the Master.
You
will listen to me, and
you
will obey me.
You
will obey me!
PERCIVAL Obey. Obey. I will obey. MASTER That's better. Now
you
just sit there quietly and await the arrival of this wretched man from London. And remember
you
are perfectly satisfied as to the authenticity of my credentials, and the integrity of my work here.
You
understand?
PERCIVAL Yes I understand.
Newton Institute laboratory Ruth is at the control desk in the main lab while Stuart Hyde is in the radiation lab next door. RUTH One point three five nine. HYDEOCOne point three five nine, check. RUTH Two point oh four five. HYDEOCTwo point oh four five, check. RUTH Three point oh six two. HYDEOCThree point oh six two, check. Newton Institute radiation laboratory RUTHOCFive nine and steady. HYDE Five nine and steady. RUTHOCAnd that's the lot. HYDE And that's the lot. Check, check, check. Newton Institute laboratory RUTH Now we just stand around and wait. Hyde enters. RUTH You know, I still think it's just plain stupid not to do a trial run. It's ludicrous. HYDE Ludicrous, check. RUTH Oh, grow up,
Stu
.
HYDE No, but I mean it,
love
. It is ludicrous. I mean, just suppose this thing won't wag its tail when we tell it to?
RUTH Well, they withdraw the grant. HYDE As sure as God made little green apples, and bang goes my fellowship. RUTH Bang goes my job. And my reputation, too, for that matter. Men. It's their conceit that bugs me. HYDE Hey, hey, I'm on your side, remember? RUTH Oh,
you
don't count.
HYDE Oh, don't I? And why not, may I ask? RUTH Look, don't bully me,
Stu
, or I think I'll burst into tears.
HYDE Let's do it! RUTH What? HYDE Have a run through. RUTH Without him? HYDE Well, why not? RUTH Well, it is his project. I mean, he's the boss. HYDE Nominally. But
you
think how much
you
've put into it. It's a joint affair. I reckon
you
've as much right to take a decision as he has.
RUTH Well. HYDE Course, if
you
need a man in charge.
RUTH That does it. We go ahead. HYDE That's
my girl
.
UNIT HQ laboratory The Doctor is finishing his latest device, hand sized with two dials on the face. JO
You
know,
Doctor
,
you
're quite the most infuriating man I've ever met. I've asked
you
at least a million times, what is it?
DOCTOR Extraordinary. I could have sworn I'd told
you
. It's a time sensor.
JO Oh, I see. DOCTOR Do
you
? Well, what's it do then?
JO Well, it, er. DOCTOR Mmm hmm? JO It, er, detects disturbances in a time field. DOCTOR Well done,
Jo
.
You
're learning. Exactly what
you
need if
you
happen to be looking for a Tardis.
JO It's a Tardis sniffer-outer. DOCTOR Or any other time machine, for that matter. So, if the Master turns up again JO Bingo. DOCTOR As
you
so rightly say, Bingo.
Newton Institute laboratory Hyde is putting on a radiation suit. HYDE I feel like the back end of a pantomime horse. RUTH Very suitable for a keen young man like
you
.
HYDE Eh, come again? RUTH Starting at the bottom. HYDE Oh! Anyway, it's just a waste of time. Why should there be any radiation in the receiver room? We're only going to use about ten degrees. RUTH Are
you
willing to take the risk?
HYDE No. RUTH Well, stop beefing then and get on with it.
Newton Institute radiation laboratory The window cleaner leans his ladder against the building and climbs up to do the first floor, and looks straight into the radiation lab. HYDE Interstitial activity. nil. Newton Institute laboratory A white lidded jar is on the send platform. RUTH Molecular structure stable. Increasing power. Two oh, two five, three oh. UNIT HQ laboratory The Doctor has gone inside the Tardis. JO I say,
Doctor
,
you
're not going to disappear to Venus or anywhere like that, are
you
?
DOCTOROCNo, no.
You
just keep your eye on those dials.
A little round aerial on the time detector starts spinning. JO It's working! DOCTOROCWell of course it's working. Now make a note of the readings, will
you
?
JO All right.
Newton Institute laboratory RUTH Three five, four oh, four five. HYDE Check, check, check! UNIT Laboratory The time detector stops spinning and flashing. The Doctor comes out of the Tardis. JO Well done. DOCTOR Thank you. JO It's a bit out on distance though. It says the Tardis is only a foot away. DOCTOR Oh, that's Venusian feet. JO Oh, they're larger than ours. DOCTOR Oh yeah, much larger. Always tripping over themselves, the Venusians. Good, that's good. The time detector springs into life. JO
Doctor
?
DOCTOR Mmm? JO I think
you
must have left something on in the Tardis.
DOCTOR I certainly didn't. why? JO Well, it's started again. DOCTOR That's impossible unless JO Unless what? DOCTOR Another Tardis!
Newton Institute radiation laboratory RUTHOCIsolate matrix scanner. HYDE Check. RUTHOCFive oh, five five, six oh. The outline of the jar flickers on the receiving plate. HYDE It's going to work! RUTHOCPipe down and concentrate. Stand by. Initiating transfer now. HYDE Ten, nine, eight Director's office The Master has taken over the office and is working at the desk. Outside the clock over the old stable block starts to chime eleven, but the chimes become longer and longer. MASTER Why, the fools! Newton Institute laboratory The jar is glowing. HYDEOCFour, three, two, one! Ruth pushes a lever over to full and the jar disappears. Newton Institute radiation laboratory And appears. The window cleaner's jaw hits the ground. HYDE Okay,
Ruth
, switch off. We've done it!
RUTHOC
Stuart
, come here!
HYDE Eh? RUTHOCCome here,
Stuart
!
Newton Institute laboratory RUTH It's a positive feedback. She's overloading! Look,
you
'll have to bring the surge down as I reduce the power or she'll blow.
HYDE Right! Next door, the window cleaner watches the crystal in the device glow, then he falls backwards off his ladder, slowly. The Master comes out of the admin block and sees the ladder up against the wall. HYDE We've done it! We've done it! We've done it! We've done it! We've done it! We've done it! We've done it! We've done it! We've done it! The Master stands in the doorway.
UNIT HQ laboratory The Doctor is looking at a map of England. DOCTOR Now, I put it somewhere in that sector there. Anything between fifty and a hundred miles from here. JO Well, that's not much to go on. DOCTOR No, not unless
he
switches his Tardis on again.
JO Well,
you
never know,
he
might.
DOCTOR If we were a bit nearer and in Bessie. JO Right. Let's go.
You
take the map.
Newton Institute laboratory MASTER
You
are a fool,
Doctor Ingram
.
RUTH
You
have no right to call me a fool
MASTER Be silent!
You
may have caused irreparable damage.
RUTH Look, I was in full control the whole time. MASTER That is irrelevant.
Mister Hyde
, why did
you
permit this stupidity?
HYDE Here, hang about,
mate
. I'm not my sister's keeper.
She
's the boss. Anyway, I suggested it.
MASTER Yes, I might have guessed it.
You
're behaving like a an irresponsible schoolboy.
You
'll pay for this.
RUTH The decision,
professor
, was entirely mine.
MASTER Ah, I see. Therefore RUTH I take I take full responsibility for testing the apparatus, and I'm prepared to justify my actions at the highest level. Perhaps we'd better go and see the Director right away and sort this out. MASTER No, no, no, no, no, no. I'm sorry,
Doctor
. Please excuse me. That won't be necessary. We need take this matter no further.
RUTH Well, that's all very well,
Professor
, but after what
you
MASTER Please,
Doctor
, accept my apologies.
RUTH Oh well, perhaps it was a bit unethical of me not to have told
you
.
HYDE Oh, come off it,
Ruth
. He's only climbing down because he doesn't want us to walk out. He needs us for the demo.
MASTER How very clever of
you
,
Mister Hyde
. Of course I need
you
. Both of you.
HYDE After all,
Prof
, we couldn't risk a foul-up this afternoon when the
MASTER Now say no more. The whole matter is closed. RUTH Well, not quite,
professor
.
You
see, it wasn't exactly plain sailing. We had some sort of a positive feedback. An overload.
MASTER But, but that is impossible. RUTH See for yourself. Ruth tears off the computer printout for the Master. RUTH See? MASTER I see. Yes. Of course, how foolish of me. HYDE Hey,
Ruth
,
Professor
, come here.
RUTH What is it,
Stu
?
HYDE The crystal. It's still glowing. MASTER Well, of course it is! RUTH Well,
you
know what caused the overload then?
MASTER Yes. Don't
you
see?
You
were drawing power from somewhere outside of time itself. Now, what we have to do is to build a time vector filter into the transmitter here. Look, let me show
you
. something like this.
The Master sketches a diagram on the back of the printout. MASTER It's a paracybernetic control circuit, in fact. RUTH Yes, but won't that take some time to set up? The demonstration's at two. MASTER Yes, I'm afraid it will take some time, and I'm afraid I will have to leave it to
you
, because I am expected to eat a pretentious meal and exchange pleasantries with our distinguished guests.
HYDE That's all right,
Prof
.
You
go and enjoy your nosh. Leave it to the toiling masses.
MASTER
Mister Hyde
, I have every faith in
you
. And in
you
,
Doctor
. There.
HYDE Hey,
you
'd better get your skates on. The VIP's are arriving. Escorted by a UNIT jeep, no less.
MASTER What? The Master and Hyde look out of the window as the car and Land Rover draw up near the fallen window cleaner and the Brigadier gets out. MASTER What are they doing here? HYDE Military observers. Happens all the time. They're the only ones with enough money for our sort of nonsense. MASTER I see.
Doctor Ingram
, I've changed my mind. I will set up this filter myself.
RUTH Well, I'm perfectly capable of constructing a simple circuit,
Professor
.
MASTER I am sure that
you
are equally capable of devouring a tough pheasant on my behalf.
RUTH Well, why can't
you
go and devour it?
MASTER Look,
Doctor
, please. I am lifelong pacifist. Now the association of the military with killing, with violence. Please bear with me.
RUTH Very well. I'll get them to send some sandwiches across to
you
.
HYDE Good thinking,
Batman
. We've got a nutcase on our hands.
Outside the Institute The Brigadier is checking the window cleaner. A man in a bowler hat and his aide come up. COOK He's not dead? BRIGADIER No, he's still breathing. COOK Who is he? BRIGADIER Well, the window cleaner, I presume. He must have fallen off that ladder. It's a miracle he's still alive. COOK Oh, poor fellow. Well, come along,
Proctor
. I trust
you
'll make the necessary arrangements to get him into hospital.
Cook and Proctor leave, Benton comes up. He's back in uniform. BRIGADIER Of course,
sir
.
Sergeant Benton
?
BENTON
Sir
?
Road The Doctor is driving Bessie along a country road. JO It's a doomy old day. I mean, just look at that sky. Just look at it. DOCTOR Do stop wiffling,
Jo
, there's a good girl. We're not out on a pleasure jaunt, you know?
JO Sorry,
Doctor
.
DOCTOR Only, if it is the Master, we can't run the risk of losing him.
You
just keep your eye on the time sensor.
JO Right. It promptly starts working. JO
Doctor
?
DOCTOR Yeah? JO It's working again. The Doctor stops Bessie. DOCTOR What's the bearing? JO Er, oh seven four, and, er, sixteen point three nine miles away. DOCTOR Well, that's Venusian miles. In Earth miles, that's be about seventy two point seven nine. Let's take a look at the map. Well, we're about here. That should put us somewhere around there. A village called Wootton. JO Wootton? Well, that's where the Brigadier and Sergeant Benton are. DOCTOR TOM-TIT? Well, if the Master's behind that. What time's the demonstration? JO Two o'clock. DOCTOR We've got to stop it. Hang on tight,
Jo
.
The Doctor puts Bessie into Super Drive and off they rocket.
Newton Institute One forty five according to the stable clock and lunch is over. COOK There you are,
Charles
. It may seem churlish of me after eating your excellent lunch, but how the institute can afford pheasant, I really don't know.
Newton Institute laboratory PERCIVAL We are in the depths of the country, you know. COOK Be that as it may. We are responsible for international funds, public money. I doubt very much whether we should allow ourselves the luxury of either pheasants or TOM-TITS. RUTH Well, the Professor doesn't seem to be here, gentlemen. PERCIVAL Obviously. Hyde comes out of the radiation lab. RUTH Ah, Stuart. Where's the professor? HYDE Search me. He was here a couple of minutes ago. COOK Who is this fellow Thascales, anyway? I've never heard of him. PERCIVAL Oh, an excellent background. Surely
you
've read his paper on the granule structure of time?
COOK All I can do to keep up with the departmental minutes. I leave all the rest to Proctor. BRIGADIER That's a fearsome looking load of electronic nonsense
you
've got together,
Doctor Ingram
? How does it all work? In words of one syllable.
RUTH I'll do my best. Well, gentleman, to begin with, time isn't smooth. It's made up of little bits. HYDE A series of minute present moments. RUTH That's it. Temporal atoms, so to speak. So, if one could push something through the interstices between them, it would be outside our space-time continuum altogether. BRIGADIER Where would it be then? RUTH Well, nowhere at all in ordinary terms. BRIGADIER
You
've lost me,
Doctor Ingram
.
COOK And me. I've never heard such a farrago of unscientific rubbish in all my life. It's a impossible situation. HYDE But we've done it. We shoved that vase through and brought it back, in there. BRIGADIER But shoved it through where, for goodness sake? BENTON Sort of through the crack between now and now,
sir
.
HYDE Right,
you
've got it.
BRIGADIER Well I give up. It's beyond me. A figure in a radiation suit and helmet enters. MASTER Then you must see for yourselves, gentlemen. I apologise for keeping you waiting. Shall we begin?
Road JO
Doctor
, slow down. It's not safe to drive so quickly. Please!
DOCTOR Nonsense! It's perfectly safe. My reactions are ten times faster than yours. Bessie's no ordinary car, remember? Bessie comes to a sudden halt at a crossroads. DOCTOR See what I mean? JO But why didn't I go through the windscreen? DOCTOR Well, the brakes work by the absorption of inertia, including yours. The time sensor starts up. JO It's working again. DOCTOR Right, come on,
Bessie
,
old girl
. It's up to you now.
Bessie zooms into the Institute grounds.
Newton Institute laboratory Ruth puts a blue and white pattern china cup and saucer on the sending plate. RUTH Surely
you
don't need to wear anti-radiation gear,
Professor
?
MASTER In case of an emergency,
Doctor
. I may have to join Mister Hyde in a hurry. Report,
Mister Hyde
?
Newton Institute radiation laboratory HYDE Interstitial activity nil. Newton Institute laboratory RUTH Molecular structure stable. Four oh, four five, five oh. MASTER Increasing power. RUTH Isolate matrix scanner. HYDE OCCheck. RUTH Six oh, six five, seven oh, seven five. MASTER Increasing power. RUTH It's gone into the second quadrant already,
Professor
.
MASTER I know what I'm doing,
Doctor
. Initiating transfer now.
HYDE OCTen, nine, eight
Newton Institute radiation laboratory The crystal glows brighter. HYDE Seven, six, five Newton Institute laboratory HYDEOCFour, three, two, one. The cup and saucer vanish. Newton Institute radiation laboratory HYDE I'm getting too much power. I can't hold it. Switch off! Hyde grabs his head. Newton Institute laboratory RUTH Turn it off,
Professor
! Turn it off!
The Master takes the power higher. MASTER Come,
Kronos
, come!
Episode Two Newton Institute laboratory RUTH
Stuart
! No, no, wait, it's too dangerous.
Professor
!
The Master is no longer in the room. Ruth fights to pull back the power levels.
Outside the Institute Outside, the clock strikes a very slow two as Bessie comes to a sudden halt. DOCTOR Right,
Jo
.
Jo
?
Jo is staring at nothing. DOCTOR Oh, good grief. The Doctor leaps out of Bessie and runs through an archway to the main building, slightly slower than usual. The Master watches him go inside.
Newton Institute laboratory The Doctor enters. DOCTOR Cut the power! RUTH I can't. It won't budge! DOCTOR Then reverse the polarity! RUTH What? DOCTOR Reverse the temporal polarity! Ruth pulls a module from the control panel and turns a unit around. BRIGADIER Is it safe to go in? RUTH No, wait. COOK What is all this about? BRIGADIER Oh, for heaven's sake. There's a man in there. The power drops down quickly. RUTH Right, the level should be all right now. Newton Institute radiation laboratory The Brigadier enters. BRIGADIER
Doctor
.
A figure is slumped over the machine. It is an old man with sparse white hair. RUTH
Stuart
!
COOK If this meant to be some kind of a joke. PERCIVAL What on earth is going on? DOCTOR Who is this? RUTH My assistant. But Stuart's only twenty five. DOCTOR Twenty five? This man's eighty or more. Jo enters. JO What's happening,
Doctor
? Are we too late?
DOCTOR On the contrary,
Jo
, I think we're just in time.
Hyde's apartment In another part of the Institute. Ruth removes a thermometer from Hyde's mouth and looks at it. The Brigadier enters. BRIGADIER How is he? DOCTOR Well, what he needs at the moment is rest. We'll get him to the hospital later. He must have been a pretty tough youngster. RUTH He was. DOCTOR Well, lucky for him. Otherwise the shock of the change would have finished him off. JO But will he be all right? DOCTOR Yes, he'll survive. RUTH Yes, but how long for,
Doctor
? he's an old man.
BRIGADIER What caused it,
Doctor
, some sort of radioactivity?
DOCTOR No, it was more than that. JO A change in metabolism? DOCTOR Well, that's more like it,
Jo
, but it still isn't the answer, even if the metabolic rate had increased a hundredfold.
RUTH That's impossible. DOCTOR Well, of course it is. Even if it wasn't, the change in him would have taken seven or eight months, not eight seconds. BRIGADIER Well, there's only one thing I know which makes people old. DOCTOR And that is? BRIGADIER Anno Domini,
Doctor
. Age, the passing of time.
RUTH We all know that. DOCTOR Congratulations,
Brigadier
. I think
you
've provided the explanation.
BRIGADIER Well, glad to be of service. What did I say? DOCTOR The passing of time. That's the only possible answer. Stuart's own personal time speeded up so enormously that his whole physiological life passed by in a moment. But why? How did it happen? RUTH Well, the Professor might know but he seems to have disappeared. JO What professor? RUTH Professor Thascales. TOM-TIT's his baby. DOCTOR Thascales. Really, the arrogance of that man is beyond belief. BRIGADIER Well, whose arrogance?
Doctor
, I wish
you
wouldn't talk in riddles.
DOCTOR Perhaps a classical education would have helped
you
,
Brigadier
. Thascales is a Greek word.
JO Thascales? I get it. Thascales is Greek for Master. DOCTOR Right,
Jo
.
Hyde moans. RUTH He's coming round. HYDE Help me. Help. JO It's all right. it's all right.
You
're quite safe.
HYDE No, nobody's safe. No one's safe. Oh, he's here, he's here. I saw him. I saw him. RUTH Oh, the poor boy's delirious. HYDE No, no, no RUTH Don't try to speak,
Stu
. Just rest.
DOCTOR No, no, let him talk. Who did you see,
Stuart
? Answer me.
HYDE Danger. The crystal. RUTH Please stop this,
Doctor
. Please.
DOCTOR Look, answer me,
Stuart
. Who did
you
see?
BRIGADIER Go easy,
Doctor
.
HYDE No. No. JO
Doctor
, please.
DOCTOR Be quiet, both of you. Now answer me. Who did
you
see? Answer me!
HYDE The Kronos! DOCTOR Kronos! Yes, of course. I should have known.
Doctor Ingram
, I want
you
to come with me. I want
you
to tell me everything that
you
know about that machine of yours.
JO Shall I come? DOCTOR No, no,
you
stay here with Stuart. Phone me immediately he starts talking again.
BRIGADIER
You
'd better lock the door behind us,
Miss Grant
.
DOCTOR
Brigadier
, don't hang about. I have a job for
you
too,
you
know.
Brigadier's office YATES Newton Institute Wootton. Got that,
sir
. Over.
BRIGADIEROCdrowning in static Get two sections over here right away. Over. YATES Say again,
sir
. I didn't quite get that. Over.
Outside the Institute BRIGADIER I said, bring some men with
you
. I feel as naked as a babe in his bath. I'll want light and heavy machine guns. Oh, and
Yates
? Shove a couple of anti-tank guns in the boot, will
you
? Over.
YATESOCYou've got tanks there,
sir
? Over.
BRIGADIER
You
never know,
Captain
.
You
never know. Over.
YATESOCRight,
sir
, and, er, when,
sir
? I mean, how soon? Over.
BRIGADIER Oh, the usual,
Captain Yates
. About ten minutes ago. Oh,
Yates
? The Doctor wants
you
to bring his Tardis with
you
. All right? Over.
YATESOCRight,
sir
. Out.
COOK I'm sorry,
Charles
, but the whole thing smells of bad fish. We'll be well out of it.
PERCIVAL But I'd stake my reputation on the professor's integrity. COOK
You
already have,
Charles
.
You
already have. A foolish gamble gone wrong. Now, it's not surprising that
you
lost.
PERCIVAL Please,
Humphrey
!
COOK I can see no alternative to a full Whitehall inquiry. I can only hope that we don't have to parade our dirty linen at Westminster, not to mention Brussels. BRIGADIER Forgive me.
Mister Cook
?
COOK Doctor Cook. BRIGADIER I'm so sorry.
Doctor Cook
. I couldn't help overhearing what
you
said.
COOK Well? BRIGADIER This affair's no longer in your hands,
sir
.
COOK I beg your pardon? BRIGADIER It's now a security matter. I've taken over. COOK
You
have no right.
BRIGADIER I'm sorry,
sir
, I've every right. Subsection 3A of the preamble to the Seventh Enabling Act. Paragraph 24G, if I remember rightly.
COOK Oh. BRIGADIER So, bearing in mind the Official Secrets Act as well,
you
'll please make certain that
you
say not a word about today's events to anybody. Either of you.
PROCTOR That's all very well, but COOK Be quiet,
Proctor
.
You
can't possible have sufficient grounds for such high-handed behaviour.
BRIGADIER This man, Thascales, is a dangerous criminal and an escaped prisoner. Sufficient grounds? COOK Oh, well, er, yes. Come along,
Proctor
, don't stand about.
You
'll be hearing from us,
Charles
.
Cook and Proctor get into the official car and it drives off. BRIGADIER Oh, excuse me,
sir
.
Doctor Percival
?
PERCIVAL Yes? What? BRIGADIER
You
feeling quite well,
sir
?
PERCIVAL Yes, yes, of course I am. Oh, this whole matter is a shock, but. What did
you
want?
BRIGADIER I'd like this whole place evacuated of all but essential personnel at once, please. PERCIVAL I can't think,
Brigadier
,
you
have the slightest idea of what
you
're asking. There are projects in train
BRIGADIER I'm sorry,
sir
, but it's absolutely necessary. Now Sergeant Benton will keep an eye on this machine of yours until the troops arrive, but I cannot be held responsible for the consequences unless
you
do as I ask.
PERCIVAL
Brigadier
,
you
may enjoy playing at soldiers
BRIGADIER By three o'clock, please,
Doctor Percival
. And if the Master contacts
you
, don't try to hold onto him. Just let me know at once.
PERCIVAL Who? BRIGADIER I'm sorry. Of course, I mean the Professor. PERCIVAL But he'll be miles away by now. BRIGADIER I doubt it. There's no reason why he should know we're onto him. He'll be back.
Newton Institute laboratory There is a knock on the door. Benton unlocks it to let Ruth and the Doctor in. DOCTOR Any trouble? BENTON I've been a bit lonely, but that's all. DOCTOR Good, good. RUTH But,
Doctor
, why won't
you
explain?
DOCTOR Because I must find out whether I'm right, that's why. Now where's the crystal? RUTH It's through here.
Newton Institute radiation laboratory RUTH There. The Doctor takes the cover of TOM-TIT and looks at the crystal. DOCTOR The crystal of Kronos. So I am right. RUTH Kronos? Well, that's what Stuart said. Look,
Doctor
, what is all this about?
DOCTOR Well, it'll be difficult to accept, I warn
you
.
RUTH Well, try me. DOCTOR Well, luckily
you
are already familiar with the idea of stepping outside of space-time.
RUTH I've lived with the concept for months. DOCTOR And I've lived with it for many long years. I've been there. RUTH
You
have?
DOCTOR Yes, I have. Strange place it is, too. A place that is no place. A dangerous place where creatures love beyond your wildest imagination. Kronovores, time eaters. They swallow a life as quickly as a boa constrictor can swallow a rabbit, fur and all. RUTH Are you saying that Kronos is one of these creatures? DOCTOR I am. The most fearsome of the lot.
Director's office The Master is settled into a large leather wing chair, drinking brandy and smoking a cigar whilst working. PERCIVAL
You
! What're
you
doing here?
MASTER Now don't panic. Shut the door and come here. PERCIVAL But they'll find
you
.
MASTER Not if
you
keep your head. Why should they look for me here anyway? Look, don't fidget, please.
Newton Institute radiation laboratory RUTH But Kronos was a Greek legend. He was the Titan who ate his children, wasn't he? DOCTOR Yes, exactly. And what's more, one of those children in the legend was Poseidon, the god of Atlantis. RUTH Are
you
trying to tell us that the classical gods are real?
DOCTOR Well, yes and no. Extraordinary people, the Atlanteans, you know. Even more extraordinary than their cousins in Athens. Once reality became unbearable for them, they would invent a legend to tame it. RUTH You mean like the legend of Kronos. DOCTOR Quite so. Kronos, a living creature, was drawn at a time by the priests of Atlantis, using that crystal as its centre. RUTH You mean, that that crystal is the original? The actual crystal from Atlantis? DOCTOR It is, and your friend the professor, is trying to use that crystal, as it was used four thousand years ago, to capture the Kronavore. RUTH So that's what
you
meant when
you
talked of terrible danger.
BENTON Danger to us,
you
mean,
Doctor
, or to the whole world?
DOCTOR Not just danger to our world,
Sergeant
, or even our galaxy, but to the entire created universe.
Director's office PERCIVAL But suppose somebody should walk in here now and find me talking to
you
.
MASTER Oh dear,
you
are a worrier, aren't
you
. Come here. Closer. Now look into my eyes. There is nothing to worry about. Everything will be all right if
you
just obey me. Just obey me.
PERCIVAL Obey. I must obey. Everything will be all right. MASTER That's better. Now
you
go along there and carry along with your telephoning, and let me get on with my sums.
you
know, it's a long time since I came across a hypnotic subject who turned out to be as good as
you
are. It's just like old times.
Newton Institute laboratory DOCTOR There are two things I don't quite understand, though. One is the massive power build up that you had, and the second is the strength of the signal that I received on the time sensor. RUTH Yes, but
you
said yourself it picks up all time field disturbances.
DOCTOR Yes, indeed it does. The strength of the signal was far too strong for an apparatus as crude as this. However. Ah. BENTON Well, what is it,
Doctor
?
DOCTOR Yes. Well, I thought it would be around here somewhere. The Doctor points to a large mainframe computer unit that fills a whole wall. DOCTOR This,
Sergeant
, is the Master's Tardis.
Director's office MASTER E to the power of seven C. E equals MC cubed. PERCIVAL Squared. into phone Er, yes, thank you. At once. MASTER What? PERCIVAL E equals MC squared, not cubed. MASTER Not in the extra-temporal physics of the time vortex. Oh dear, now
you
've made me lose my place.
you
're an interfering dolt,
Percival
.
PERCIVAL I am sorry. What are
you
doing?
MASTER Oh dear, I am trying to find out why we had that massive power build-up. It makes the whole experiment uncontrollable, even the filter didn't prevent it and logically, it just shouldn't happen.
Newton Institute laboratory DOCTOR Logically, it just shouldn't happen. RUTH But it did. DOCTOR Yes, indeed it did. So, there's only one thing left for us to do. Wouldn't
you
agree,
Sergeant
?
BENTON Oh, yes, sure. What, for instance? DOCTOR Switch on, and take a look for ourselves. RUTH Right. DOCTOR It's reading ten already. RUTH But that's impossible! BENTON
Doctor
?
Doctor
, the crystal's glowing.
Newton Institute radiation laboratory DOCTOR
Sergeant
, now you're a strong young man. Go in there and pick up that crystal, will
you
?
BENTON
Doctor
,
Stuart
was
DOCTOR It's perfectly safe at this low level. Believe me. BENTON If you say so,
Doctor
.
DOCTOR I do. Benton goes over to the machine and takes hold of the crystal. BENTON It's fixed down. DOCTOR No, it isn't,
you
know.
You
can see it isn't.
BENTON Well, I can't shift it. DOCTOR No. No, of course
you
can't. And do
you
know why
you
can't shift it? Because that crystal isn't really here at all. It's made the jump through interstitial time. It must to be linked to that other crystal all those thousands of years ago. Or rather it is the other crystal.
RUTH But then where is the original one? DOCTOR Where do
you
think? In Atlantis, of course.
Temple of Poseidon Lightning splits the night sky. NEOPHITE
Holiness
!
Holiness
! Come quickly! The crystal is afire!
As the boy cowers on the mosaic floor, the priest in the long white robe and pink cape goes over to the altar and gazes at the pulsing crystal. KRASIS At last. At last,
Kronos
, the time is come, and I await your call.
As the priest lifts his arms, he is watched by a young man with kohl-ringed eyes, who is hiding behind a column.
Newton Institute laboratory The telephone rings. BENTON OCExcuse me,
Doctor
.
Benton enters and answers it. BENTON Sergeant Benton? Ah, hello,
Miss Grant
. Yeah. Yeah, he's here. Oh, I see. Look, hang on a sec.
Doctor
?
The Doctor enters. BENTON
Doctor
, it's Jo. She says Stuart Hyde's coming to. He's in a bit of a state, it seems.
DOCTOR All right. Tell her that I'm on my way.
You
'd better stay here,
Sergeant
.
BENTON Right. DOCTOR Coming,
Ruth
? Er,
Doctor Ingram
?
RUTH Ruth will do. BENTON Hello,
Jo
?
Hyde's apartment JO It's all right, I heard. Well, no, not scared exactly. Just a bit, well,
you
know, churned up. Yeah, and a merry Michaelmas to
you
too.
HYDE Kronos. JO Oh lor, I'm forgetting my patient. See
you
,
Sergeant
.
HYDE Kronos. JO Are
you
all right?
HYDE I felt him coming back. JO Who? HYDE Kronos Oh, don't let him touch me. JO It's all right.
You
're all right.
HYDE Oh, I'm burning. I'm burning. JO
You
're quite safe, honestly. Shush, shush.
You
're safe.
HYDE Who are
you
?
JO I'm Jo. HYDE Oh, where am I? JO
You
're in your own room.
HYDE Oh, I've got the granddaddy of all hangovers. My hands. What's happened to my hands? JO It's all right. It's all right, honestly. It's a difficult thing to HYDE A mirror. JO There isn't one. HYDE Give me a mirror. JO Please, I'll get
you
one later. Come on, now just lie down and
Hyde gets a shaving mirror from the bedside cabinet and sees the truth. HYDE Oh, no. No. No.
Director's office MASTER Oh oh three five seven. Point oh oh three five seven. Good. PERCIVAL
You
've finished?
MASTER Yes, at last. Now, back to the laboratory. PERCIVAL Yes, well, they'll have somebody on guard. MASTER Oh, yes.
You
don't happen to know who it is, do
you
?
PERCIVAL Yes, a Sergeant Benton, I think. MASTER Really? Well, I think I know how to deal with him.
Hyde's apartment HYDE It was just after the cup and saucer appeared. I was about to switch off when it happened. DOCTOR Go on,
old chap
. Go on,
you
're doing fine.
HYDE Like a tongue of flame. All my body was on fire. All my life, all my energy, was being sucked out of me. DOCTOR Why did
you
say Kronos?
HYDE Because that's who it was. DOCTOR How did
you
know?
HYDE I just knew. RUTH
You
mean
you
heard a voice or something?
HYDE No, I just knew. DOCTOR It's a race memory. We all have them. JO But what is Kronos? Or should I say who? DOCTOR Later,
Jo
, later. Go on,
Stuart
, what else?
HYDE Nothing else until I woke up here.
Doc
, am I really an old man? Is there nothing
you
can do, or am I stuck like this?
DOCTOR I'm sorry,
Stuart
. I just don't know. But I promise
you
that we'll do everything we possibly can to help
you
.
Newton Institute laboratory The phone rings. BENTON Hello? PERCIVALOCHello. Is that Sergeant Benton? BENTON Yes. PERCIVALOCThis is the director.the Brigadier wishes to see
you
back at the house.
BENTON But I don't get it. the Brigadier wants me back at the house? PERCIVALOCYes, that's right. At once. BENTON Yes, but that means leaving the lab unwatched.
Director's office PERCIVAL Oh, but he said to be sure to lock up. Those were his very words. Newton Institute laboratory BENTON I don't know,
Doctor Percival
. I mean,
you
've put me in a bit of a spot. The Brigadier told me to stay here no matter what happened. He'll have my stripes if I don't.
Director's office PERCIVAL One minute. MASTER What's the matter? PERCIVAL I don't think he believes me. MASTER I'm not surprised. I've never seen a more inept performance. Look, tell him to ring the Brigadier for confirmation. PERCIVAL But
you
can't
MASTER Do as I tell
you
!
PERCIVAL
Sergeant Benton
? I suggest
you
check with Brigadier Stewart yourself. Er, oh,
you
want his number? Er.
The Master picks up the second extension telephone for Percival to read the number. PERCIVAL Oh yes, I think
you
can contact him on five three four. Yeah. Yes, that's right.
Newton Institute laboratory PERCIVALOCGoodbye. BENTON Goodbye. Director's office The Master answers the second telephone with a perfect imitation of the Brigadier. MASTER Lethbridge Stewart? BENTONOCHello, Sergeant Benton here,
sir
.
MASTER Ah,
Benton
.
BENTON
Sir
, I've just had the most peculiar phone call.
MASTER Nothing peculiar about it,
my dear fellow
. Perfectly simple. I need
you
over here, on the double.
BENTONOCRight,
sir
.
Benton opens a sash window in the laboratory then goes out of the main door. MASTER Well? PERCIVAL No sign of him. Do
you
think he really will. Ah, there he is.
Benton walks through the archway and past Bessie, away from the main block. PERCIVAL It worked! It really worked! MASTER Of course it worked. Now see if the corridor's clear. PERCIVAL Not a soul,
Professor
.
Newton Institute laboratory Benton walks round the stable block then gets up onto the flat roof near the laboratory window. From there he climbs across to the open window and goes into the lab. He crosses the room and looks out at the main block in time to see Percival and the Master come out. Benton draws his pistol and hides behind TOM-TIT as he hears voices in the corridor. Percival and the Master enter. PERCIVAL These are trying times. MASTER Time? Soon I shall have the time in the world, literally. PERCIVAL In an hour or so, the place will be swarming with soldiers. MASTER
Doctor Percival
,
you
're beginning to irritate me. Now do be quiet. I tell
you
that nobody and nothing can stop me now.
Benton sneaks round the machinery and then comes out in front of the door. BENTON Put your hands in the air, both of you. Get them up. Now turn around slowly. Slowly. MASTER Well, well, well. The resourceful
Sergeant Benton
.
BENTON
You
didn't really think
you
could fool me with a fake telephone call, did
you
? It's the oldest trick in the book.
MASTER I underestimated
you
,
Sergeant
. How did
you
know?
BENTON Simple. The Brigadier's not in the habit of calling Sergeants my dear fellow. MASTER Ah. The tribal taboos of army etiquette. I find it difficult to identify with such primitive absurdities. BENTON Yes, well, primitive or not,
mate
,
you
're still in the soup without a ladle, aren't
you
.
MASTER Now,
Sergeant
,
you
must let me explain.
BENTON Keep back! Keep back. MASTER Yes, of course. BENTON Keep back. MASTER Of course,
Sergeant
.
You
see,
Sergeant Benton
, the whole point is that.
Doctor
! What a very timely
Benton looks behind him and the Master grabs his gun arm, making him drop the pistol and throwing him to the floor. Benton hits his head against a filing cabinet and is out for the count. MASTER
You
're wrong,
Sergeant Benton
. That is the oldest trick in the book.
PERCIVAL What are
you
going to do?
MASTER I am going to bring somebody here who can help me find the power that I need. Without it, I am helpless. The Master starts to operate TOM-TIT. PERCIVAL I don't understand. MASTER Of course
you
don't understand! How could
you
possibly understand? Only one thing stands between me and complete power over the Earth, over the universe itself. Now the one I bring here will show me how to harness that power. Now,
you
watch that crystal!
The crystal glows.
Temple of Poseidon KRASIS Lord of life, give me of thy power. Oh,
mighty Kronos
,
lord of death
, give me thy power! Oh,
mighty Kronos
,
lord of life
, give me thy strength!
Lighting crashes. KRASIS
Mighty lord
,
exalted one
. I hear and obey!
More lightning, and Krasis vanishes.
Newton Institute radiation laboratory Benton wakes up. He sees the Master and Percival staring into the radiation lab at the bright crystal. Then Krasis appears
Episode Three Newton Institute radiation laboratory The Master enters as TOM-TIT powers down. MASTER Welcome! Welcome! KRASIS I am Krasis, High Priest of the temple of Poseidon in Atlantis. MASTER Poseidon? But surely Kronos is your lord? KRASIS
You
would dare profane, with your irreverent tongue, the great secret, the mystery which no man dare speak? Who are you?
MASTER I am the Master. Lord of time and ruler of Kronos. KRASIS
You
are lying! No one rules Kronos!
MASTER I shall, with your help. KRASIS
You
MASTER And together we shall become masters of the universe.
Newton Institute laboratory Benton runs out of the room. PERCIVAL
Professor
!
MASTER Oh, let him go. he can do us no harm now. Come with me. KRASIS Is this the abode of lord Kronos? MASTER No, but with
you
to assist me, I shall bring him here.
KRASIS I exist only to do his will. He is not to be commanded. MASTER Oh, but surely Kronos obeyed the priests of Kronos as a pet dog obeys his master? KRASIS
You
MASTER The truth,
Krasis
?
KRASIS It is so written. MASTER Ah. Well, therefore
you
have the secret.
You
have the formula.
KRASIS No, it is lost. For five centuries it has been lost to Atlantis. MASTER Was nothing handed down? KRASIS Nothing. MASTER Nothing at all? KRASIS Nothing, save the crystal and the seal of the high priest. MASTER But that's it! From this seal, I can learn the true constants! Kronos is in my power at last.
Outside the Institute Hyde is wheeled out to an ambulance. DOCTOR Rest. That's all you need at the moment, until your body recovers from the shock. HYDE A charming prospect, I must say. Hey,
Ruth
?
You
'd better find out about my old age pension. After all, I'll be twenty six in seven weeks time.
RUTH Try not to be too bitter,
Stu
.
HYDE Huh. BENTON
Doctor
?
JO
Sergeant Benton
.
BENTON
Doctor
, it's the Master. He's there in the laboratory.
Newton Institute laboratory The Master is examining the Atlantean seal with its design of concentric circles on the right with a straight line going left from their centre and an ellipse turning to the bottom, and a vertical dividing line down the middle of the seal. PERCIVAL But how can Atlantean measurements mean anything to
you
?
MASTER Comparative ratios remain constant throughout time. If
you
have nothing intelligent to say, do please keep quiet. Right. Now we switch on.
Outside the Institute DOCTOR Are
you
sure he said he was from Atlantis?
BENTON Yes, he just appeared from nowhere. BRIGADIER Right, what are we waiting for?
Benton
,
Doctor
, on the double! Females stay under cover. Right,
Miss Grant
?
DOCTOR
Brigadier
, wait!
RUTH Hey, wait for me. Females indeed. Ruth runs after the Brigadier and Benton. JO
Doctor
, look!
Hyde is getting younger again. DOCTOR A massive feedback of time.
Jo
, it's too late. Kronos is coming.
Newton Institute laboratory The Master cranks TOM-TIT up to maximum power. MASTER Come,
Kronos
, come!
In the radiation lab, the crystal glows then a dove appears which rapidly turns into - MASTER
Kronos
, welcome!
what is effectively a flying man dressed all in white flapping long sleeves like wings. It pounces on Percival who is standing in the doorway. PERCIVAL No! Percival vanishes. MASTER
Kronos
, be at peace. I am your friend!
KRASIS
You
will never control Kronos! He is the ruler of time! He is the destroyer! We are doomed!
MASTER Rubbish!
Kronos
, hear me! I order
you
to obey!
The Master holds up the seal and Kronos backs away. MASTER Well, well, well. So he pet dog does obey his master, eh? Right,
you
stay in your kennel until I have need of
you
.
The Master shuts Kronos in the radiation lab.
Outside the Institute Time is running slow near the laboratory block. DOCTOR Just as I thought. They've run right into trouble.
Jo
,
you
stay here.
The Doctor runs over to Ruth and brings her back to the ambulance. Hyde is back to his youthful self. DOCTOR She'll be all right now she's outside the limit. JO What's the matter with them? The Doctor runs to the Brigadier and Benton. RUTH What's happening? JO Are you all right? RUTH What's going on? JO Don't worry. The Doctor'll explain later. I hope.
Newton Institute laboratory The Master is adjusting TOM-TIT's controls as Kronos flies around the radiation lab like an angry albino crow. KRASIS What are
you
doing?
MASTER Reversing the interstitial flow. Now don't interrupt me. I've got to concentrate. KRASIS
You
have not the power to control him!
MASTER I shall have, never fear. Just give me time. Now, I must put him back where he belongs.
Outside the Institute The Doctor retrieves the Brigadier, who was basically running slowly on the spot. BRIGADIER What, what, what on Earth,
Doctor
? Will
you
please kindly explain in
DOCTOR There's really no time to explain now.
Benton
, take the chair. Everybody inside. Quick.
Newton Institute laboratory Kronos goes back into the crystal. The Master mops his brow. MASTER Right, it's safe to go in now,
most noble high priest
.
Newton Institute radiation laboratory MASTER Thank you for your help. KRASIS I am no slave that I should serve
you
. I serve only the gods.
MASTER
You
'll serve me,
Krasis
, and
you
'll like it.
KRASIS
You
dare mock the high priest?
MASTER Take care. I can always bring Kronos back, you know. KRASIS No! No, I beseech
you
. What is your will?
MASTER Knowledge. Your knowledge of the ancient mysteries. Why could I not control him? KRASIS For all your sorcery, you are as a child trying to control a rogue elephant.
A puny child
.
MASTER But I have the crystal. KRASIS That crystal is but a part of the true crystal of Kronos. A small fraction. MASTER Fraction? And the rest is in Atlantis? KRASIS Deep in the vaults of the temple of Poseidon, guarded by night and by day from such thieves as you.
You
may command the slave but never shall
you
command the Mighty One himself.
MASTER
You
think not? We shall see.
Temple of Poseidon The young man returns to the altar with a white haired old man. HIPPIAS Do
you
see,
most venerable king
? The crystal has gone.
DALIOS And Krasis? HIPPIAS I was here. The sky opened and a sphere of fire hurled by the hand of Zeus DALIOS Yes, yes, yes, I saw the thunderstorm myself. What next? HIPPIAS They disappeared, Krasis and the crystal together like smoke. What does it mean,
Lord Dalios
? Has the time come at last?
DALIOS
You
are young,
Hippias
. As young in years as in the sacred mysteries. What do
you
know of Kronos?
HIPPIAS The years of Kronos were the golden years of Atlantis. Perhaps he will return to us. DALIOS That is my fear. Our world is in great danger. Come!
Temple Undercroft DALIOS How old would you think me,
boy
?
HIPPIAS A great age,
Dalios
.
DALIOS How great? HIPPIAS Four score years or more, perhaps. DALIOS A stripling of eighty summers? No,
Hippias
, when these eyes were clear like yours, I saw the building of the temple. I was a witness at the enthronement of the image of the great god Poseidon himself.
HIPPIAS But, that was, well, it must have been five hundred years ago. DALIOS Five hundred and thirty seven. HIPPIAS
Dalios
, will
you
have me believe
you
are
DALIOS I am. Dalios unbolts a large wooden door and opens it. A bright light shine inside. HIPPIAS What is it, that light? DALIOS It is the light of true crystal of Kronos. This is the great secret, the veritable mystery. But now that Krasis has gone,
you
alone know the secret.
You
must guard it with your life.
HIPPIAS I shall,
my lord
.
The sound of a bull bellowing comes from the room. DALIOS There is nothing to fear, it is the guardian. Return to your rest! It is I, Dalios! Dalios closes the door and bolts it again. HIPPIAS What, who was it?
You
said no other person shares the great mystery.
DALIOS The guardian is a person no longer. A thing, a creature, too horrible to imagine. Half man, half beast. Come.
Hyde's apartment HYDE Make yourselves comfortable, if you can. DOCTOR Thank you. BRIGADIER All right,
Doctor
, go on. What next. Having picked us all up by the scruff of the neck and bundled us all in here, what do
you
propose to do with us?
DOCTOR Nothing at all. There's nothing to be done except wait. JO I seem to have heard that before. DOCTOR Speaking personally, I'd love a cup of tea. How about it,
Stuart
?
HYDE I'll put the kettle on. Hey,
Ruth
, get the mugs out.
RUTH Right. HYDE How about a sandwich? Only marmalade, I'm afraid. BENTON I'd love one, please. BRIGADIER This isn't a picnic. One moment you're talking about the entire universe blowing up, and the next
you
're going on about tea.
Doctor
! What's happening?
DOCTOR A great deal. For instance,
you
,
Brigadier
,
you
were caught in a hiatus in time. Being without becoming. An ontological absurdity.
BRIGADIER I don't understand a word
you
're saying.
JO Well, it's true.
You
and Benton and Doctor Ingram, well, you were, you were stuck.
BRIGADIER Nothing of the sort,
Miss Grant
.
DOCTOR Well,
you
wouldn't be aware of it, of course, because your time had slowed down too.
BENTON And all because of this TOM-TIT gadget? DOCTOR Yes, so it would seem. After all, it did make a crack in time, didn't it? JO A what? BRIGADIER Oh, a gap between the now and the now, as Sergeant Benton put it. DOCTOR Yes, exactly. We're bound to experience all kinds of freak side effects. RUTH
You
mean, even leaving Kronos and the crystal right out of it?
DOCTOR Correct. RUTH Marmalade sandwich? DOCTOR No, thank you.
Jo
?
RUTH Well, why weren't we affected when we were actually working the machine? I mean, we weren't slowed down. DOCTOR Well, you stand right under a fountain, you don't necessarily get wet, do you? RUTH Oh, I see. BRIGADIER Well, I'm dashed if I do.
Doctor
, what are
you
doing?
DOCTOR Me? Collecting. The Doctor is holding a napkin in a ring.
Newton Institute laboratory The Master comes out of his Tardis, having changed into his usual black suit and gloves. MASTER Right! Now we shall soon be ready to move. KRASIS
Master
, he may return. The Mighty One may return.
MASTER Oh, fortunate Atlantis, to be blessed with such a courageous high priest. Never fear. Kronos will only return if I desire it. KRASIS But the crystal. MASTER I am reversing the interstitial flow, thus draining the time energy from the crystal. Otherwise, we couldn't take it with us. KRASIS We? Where are we going? MASTER Where do
you
think? Atlantis, of course.
Hyde's apartment The Doctor drops the napkin and ring, a set of keys and a couple of other things onto the bed. DOCTOR Well, he must be stopped. BRIGADIER Fair enough. Why don't we get on with it? DOCTOR Because we can't even find out what he's up to without the Tardis. A bottle. I need a bottle. HYDE How about this? A milk bottle DOCTOR No, no, that won't do. One with a narrow neck. A wine bottle. HYDE Moroccan burgundy, for instance? DOCTOR Yes, that'll do nicely. HYDE There we are. DOCTOR Fine. And the cork? HYDE Oh,
you
've got me there, I'm afraid.
RUTH How about this,
Stu
?
HYDE Oh, remarkable efficiency. Still on the corkscrew. DOCTOR Well done. BRIGADIER
Doctor
, I must insist. What are
you
up to?
DOCTOR Delaying tactics,
Brigadier
. A small fly in the Master's metaphorical ointment.
Newton Institute laboratory MASTER Right, nearly there. KRASIS The fire is dying.
You
are indeed the Master.
Hyde's apartment The wine bottle has a cork back in it with a bodkin needle sticking up out of it. The Doctor is putting two forks into another cork. DOCTOR Do give me a fork,
Jo
, will
you
?
The Doctor puts the second cork on the needle. DOCTOR Right. So far, so good. RUTH Another nutcase. HYDE Fruit cake standard. JO
You
just wait and see.
Newton Institute radiation laboratory The Master is dismantling the section holding the crystal. MASTER Right,
Krasis
,
you
'll have to help me to carry it.
KRASIS No! No, I dare not. MASTER But there's nothing to be afraid of, I promise
you
. Do as I tell
you
.
KRASIS
Master
, do not compel me, I beseech
you
.
Hyde's apartment The corkscrew is now on top of the second cork, with the napkin ring holding its arms up and an upturned ashtray at the top with key fobs below. The Doctor hangs sets of rings off the forks. BRIGADIER And what's that meant to be? DOCTOR
You
're a philistine,
Brigadier
. It's not meant to be anything. It just is. I hope.
RUTH
You
mean it's just a ridiculous piece of modern art?
DOCTOR No, certainly not. It's a time flow analogue. HYDE Of course it is,
Ruth
.
You
should have seen that at a glance.
DOCTOR The relationships between the different molecular bonds and the actual shapes form a crystalline structure of ratios. BRIGADIER Does this make any sort of sense,
Doctor Ingram
?
RUTH None whatsoever. BRIGADIER Just as I thought.
Doctor
, please stop this silly game at once.
DOCTOR Patience,
Brigadier
, patience. Now then, here goes.
The Doctor pushes a fork and the contraption spins. DOCTOR Oh dear. JO What's up? DOCTOR Well, it doesn't work. BRIGADIER
You
astound me.
HYDE Bad luck,
Doc
. Have a cup of tea and drown your sorrows.
DOCTOR Thank you. Tea! Yes, of course. Tea leaves. The Doctor empties the mug and places it on top of the ashtray. DOCTOR Tea leaves.
Newton Institute radiation laboratory MASTER I give
you
my firm pledge,
Krasis
. The crystal is totally inactive.
KRASIS It, it looks dead. MASTER Well, of course it is. I promise
you
.
The Master removes the cover and Krasis reaches for the crystal.
Hyde's apartment DOCTOR Right, here we go. The Doctor sets it spinning again and the napkin rings pulses with light. Newton Institute radiation laboratory Krasis snatches his hand back. KRASIS No! No, the crystals afire! The great one comes again! MASTER The meddling fool! Hyde's apartment JO But what does it do? I mean, how does it actually affect the Master's plans. DOCTOR Well, it's just like jamming a radio signal,
Jo
. We used to make them at school to spoil each other's time experiments.
RUTH I don't believe it. I just don't believe it. The Master pushes TOM-TIT's power lever and the tower goes bang. RUTH Oh! DOCTOR Ah, well. It was fun while it lasted.
Newton Institute laboratory A convoy is bringing the Tardis along a road. The Master carries in the section containing the crystal when a voice comes over his wrist communicator. YATESOCGreyhound. Greyhound. This is Greyhound Three. Over. BRIGADIEROCGreyhound Three, Greyhound. Thank you,
Captain Yates
. And where have
you
been? Over.
YATESOCGreyhound Three. Won't be long now,
sir
. About ten miles or so. Over.
BRIGADIEROCGreyhound. Get your skates on, will you? We need the Doctor's Tardis here double quick. Out. YATESOCGreyhound Three. Wilco. Out. KRASIS Images that move and speak. Wagons but no oxen to draw them. This is indeed a time of wonders. MASTER I will show you greater wonders than either. KRASIS
Master Lord
,
you
will not bring the Mighty One here once more.
MASTER Certainly not. I will just give
you
a demonstration of my power over time. Now,
you
watch this carefully.
Road A knight in full jousting armour carrying a lance and riding a caparisoned horse appears on a bridge in front of the convoy. It charges. YATES Look out! The convoy scatters onto the fields either side of the road as the knight gallops off down the road. YATES Greyhound Three? We're stuck in the mud. Forced off the road by some goon in fancy dress. I think. Over. Hyde's apartment BRIGADIER Are
you
suffering from hallucinations,
Captain Yates
, or have
you
been drinking? Over.
Road YATES I could do with one, I don't mind telling
you
. This character in armour just galloped at us. You know,
sir
, the King Arthur bit. Then he vanished.
Hyde's apartment BRIGADIER In a puff of blue smoke, I suppose.
You
have been drinking!
Newton Institute laboratory MASTER And that,
Captain Yates
, was just a sample.
Road YATES Right,
Sergeant
, get a shift on. I want to get out of here.
SERGEANT Right, lads, everybody out! YATES Right,
Sergeant
. Get your
A bullet rips the tarpaulin over the back of Yate's Land Rover. By the river, a troop of Civil War Roundheads reload their muskets and their cannon. SERGEANT Look,
sir
.
YATES Hey! What do you think
you
're up to?
The cannon is fired. YATES Get down! Blithering idiot means it. UNIT returns fire. YATES Greyhound? Greyhound? Over.
Hyde's apartment BRIGADIER I'm listening,
Captain Yates
. Over.
YATES Another hallucination,
sir
. Roundheads attacking us with ball ammunition.
Weapons fire can be clearly heard. YATES Cannon balls, in fact. Out. BRIGADIER
Captain Yates
, if this is some sort of a joke, I
DOCTOR Believe me,
Brigadier
, this is no kind of a joke. This is deadly serious.
BRIGADIER All right,
Doctor
,
you
tell me what's going on.
DOCTOR Well, don't
you
see? Roundheads? Horsemen in armour? The Master's using that crystal to bring them back in time.
BRIGADIER So why don't we get over there and stop him. DOCTOR Because it would be suicide to go anywhere without the protection of the Tardis. BENTON And that's stuck in the mud being battered by a load of Roundheads. DOCTOR We'd better go and fetch it. Come on. Come on,
Jo
.
Brigadier
, are
you
coming?
BRIGADIER Yes.
Sergeant Benton
,
you
'd better stay here. If the Master shows his face,
you
know what to do.
BENTON Yes,
sir
.
RUTH Can I come,
Brigadier
?
HYDE I've always fancied myself as a bit of a cavalier. BRIGADIER Sorry,
you
'd better stay here with the Sergeant.
RUTH But
Brigadier
.
BRIGADIER You're the only people who can handle that infernal machine, apart from the Doctor. I must ask
you
to place yourself under the Sergeant's command. Both of you. Right?
The Brigadier follows the Doctor and Jo out. RUTH Full of old world charm, isn't he?
Outside the Institute The Doctor and Jo are waiting in Bessie. DOCTOR Do buck up, Lethbridge Stewart. BRIGADIER Sorry,
Doctor
, a matter of some urgency. Better go under my own steam. Cheers. See
you
there. Try not to be far behind.
The Brigadier gets into his Land Rover and drives off. The Doctor puts Bessie into Super Drive and rapidly overtakes him.
Newton Institute laboratory The Master and Krasis watch the UNIT men being pinned down by the Roundheads. KRASIS But why? Do
you
fear this machine so much?
MASTER I fear nothing. It's just that I intend to go to Atlantis and I don't want my enemy to follow us. Now get on with it, you seventeenth century poltroons. Yates runs forward to a gatepost and lobs a grenade at the Roundheads. They vanish and the grenade goes bang. MASTER I could have told
you
that wouldn't work,
Captain Yates
. Now stand by to duck, for here comes the grand finale.
A WW2 flying bomb appears.
Hyde's apartment RUTH What's that? HYDE It sounds like a motorbike. BENTON Yeah, but it's coming from the sky. Road JO
Doctor
?
DOCTOR Mmm? JO There's something wrong with the engine. DOCTOR Never. Why? JO Well, listen. There's a funny noise. The Doctor stops and the Brigadier pulls up alongside. DOCTOR Oh, no. BRIGADIER What's up? DOCTOR Listen. BRIGADIER It can't be! DOCTOR Oh yes, it can. Displaced in time, but that's real enough. That's a V1. JO What? DOCTOR A V1, a doodlebug, a buzzbomb. The Germans used them towards the end of the Hitler war. JO Well, what did they do? BRIGADIER Blew up sizeable chunks of London. If that engine cuts out, then fall flat on your face because that'll mean its on the way down. JO Look, there's the convoy. Yates has got them moving again. BRIGADIER Greyhound Three, Greyhound Three. Can you hear me,
Captain Yates
? Over.
YATESOCGreyhound Three, I can only just hear
you
. Over.
BRIGADIER
Yates
, that thing is a bomb and its on its way to
you
. Over!
YATESOCSay again, say again. I cannot read
you
. Over.
The Master presses a few buttons and the countryside goes quiet. DOCTOR
Jo
, out of the car. Get down.
BRIGADIER
Yates
, get out of it,
man
! It's a bomb! It's a bomb! Get out of it,
Yates
!
The convoy is out of sight behind a line of trees. YATESOCAll right, lads, it's a bomb! Dive! KaBOOM and a piece of debris flies of into the air. BRIGADIER
Yates
?
Yates
, can
you
hear me? Can
you
hear me? Can
you
hear me? Over!
Mike
, can
you
hear me?
Episode Four Hyde's apartment BENTON
Brigadier
, come in, please. Greyhound Three, come in!
Captain Yates
, can
you
hear me,
sir
? Over. It's no good. I just can't raise them. They must have copped it!
Copse There is a lot of smoke and a sizable crater in the soil. The Tardis is lying against the slope. Soldiers are helping their comrades out of the hole. FARMER What happened then? SERGEANT I don't know. Some sort of explosion. FARMER Ar, I heard it. Funny that. It was just about here where that doodlebug fell. Back in 1944, that were. Newton Institute laboratory MASTER
You
know, I thoroughly enjoyed that.
The Master turns off TOM-TIT. KRASIS
You
have destroyed this, this Tardis?
MASTER No, it can't be destroyed. But people can.
Copse The Doctor, Jo and the Brigadier arrive. Yates is bloodied but unbowed. JO
Mike
, are
you
all right?
BRIGADIER Now,
you
take it easy,
Mike
.
You
've finished work for the day.
YATES
Sir
, I
BRIGADIER An ambulance is on its way. DOCTOR
Jo
, can
you
spare me a moment?
YATES Sorry about the Tardis,
Doctor
.
DOCTOR Oh, don't worry,
Captain
. We'll soon have her on her feet again.
A few soldiers are using the farmer's tractor and ropes to try and get the Tardis upright. The Doctor takes Jo to Bessie and hands her the time detector. DOCTOR Right,
Jo
, I want
you
to keep a close eye on this. As soon as
you
see the slightest reaction,
you
let me know.
JO Right. FARMER One, two, six, heave! One, two, six, heave! Pull!
Hyde's apartment BENTON
Sir
, I'll stand by. And I'm glad you're all okay,
sir
. We'd really thought
sir
'd copped it. Greyhound
HYDE It's a daft idea anyway. I've had one basinful and I don't feel much like walking into another.
You
heard what the Doctor said.
RUTH You know,
Stuart
, for a so-called member of the dominant sex,
you
are being remarkable feeble.
BENTON Hey, hey! Is this a private fight or can anyone join in? RUTH
Boadicea
here only wants to creep over to the lab and knobble the Master.
BENTON Well, supposing the time field's still working? HYDE Exactly. RUTH Well we shan't know that till we try it, now shall we. BENTON Right then. What are we waiting for? RUTH Right! HYDE Oy,
you
're worse than she is.
BENTON Oh,
you
're suggesting we just sit here and let the Master treat us as a load of twits, I suppose?
HYDE Look,
mate
,
you
're paid to play the James Bond games. I'm a scientist.
RUTH
Stuart
, really.
HYDE Don't
you
start.
You
'd be the first to clobber me if I muck things up.
RUTH Well,
you
might at least have a go. Oh, why are you men so spineless?
HYDE
Lovey
, I'm not men. I'm Stuart Hyde, registered, card carrying, paid up coward. For Pete's sake, what are
you
looking at me like that for? All right, I'll come.
BENTON Thanks,
Stuart
.
RUTH Jolly good,
Stu
. I knew
you
wouldn't let us down.
HYDE Just give me time, that's all. Well, come on then. What are we waiting for? Hyde picks up a large spanner. BENTON Let's go.
Newton Institute laboratory MASTER Come,
Krasis
. We have work to do.
The Master takes the module containing the crystal into his Tardis.
The Master's Tardis And places it on a smoked glass table. KRASIS
Master
, what is this place? Is it a temple?
MASTER Do not let it concern
you
,
Krasis
.
KRASIS So vast a space inside so small a box. MASTER My power is greater than your imagination can encompass.
You
just remember that. Your only interest at the moment is to realise that Atlantis awaits us. Now, test the power levels. Good. Just a few minutes re-cycling and we shall be ready to leave.
The Master leaves his time rotor blinking.
Copse JO I'm getting a reading. DOCTOR It's very low. JO Mmm, it's fading again. DOCTOR He must be testing before take off. The power drain would have been enormous.
Brigadier
?
BRIGADIER Yes,
Doctor
?
DOCTOR The Master seems to be on the move again. BRIGADIER Right,
Sergeant
, get the Doctor's machine loaded up.
DOCTOR No, no, there's no time for that now. I'll have to take the Tardis off from down there. I'll use the time sensor as a homing device and put my Tardis inside his. Then wherever he goes, I'll go with him. The Doctor and Jo go down into the crater, which has vehicle wheels scattered around. DOCTOR Well, goodbye,
Lethbridge Stewart
.
BRIGADIER Bye. DOCTOR I'll make contact as soon as possible. JO We'll make contact as soon as possible. DOCTOR We? JO We. DOCTOR Nothing I can say to dissuade
you
?
JO No. DOCTOR Oh.
Tardis JO
Doctor
?
DOCTOR Yeah? JO The Tardis looks different. The old roundels have been replaced by large plastic dishes. DOCTOR Oh, just a spot of redecoration, that's all. Now,
Jo
,
you
realise that what I'm about to do is going to be appallingly dangerous.
JO I've been in the Tardis with
you
before.
DOCTOR All right, but
you
've been warned.
JO Shall I take your coat? DOCTOR Thank you. Right. Now then, come over here and look at this. JO Yeah, I'm coming. DOCTOR Now, the two Tardis's are operating on the same frequency,
you
see? Now here comes the tricky part.
You
see this?
JO Yeah. DOCTOR This is the time setting. Now it's critical to a billionth part of a nanosecond, do
you
see?
JO Yeah. DOCTOR Now hold this. the time detector If it's infinitesimally low, we'll miss it entirely and goes whistling off to heaven knows where. But if it's too high, even by a fraction of a moment, whumph! Time ram. JO Time ram? DOCTOR Yes.
You
see, the atoms making up this Tardis would occupy precisely the same space and time as the atoms making up the Master's Tardis.
JO But that's impossible! DOCTOR Yes, well of course it is. So what do
you
think would happen?
JO Whumph! DOCTOR Yes, exactly. Extinction. Utter annihilation. Now do
you
still want to come?
JO It is my job, remember? DOCTOR Glad to have
you
aboard,
Miss Grant
.
JO Glad to be aboard,
Doctor
!
Copse The Tardis dematerialises. The soldiers don't bat an eyelid. FARMER Londoners! Meanwhile, back at the Institute, Benton, Ruth and Stuart run through the shrubbery and into a rhododendron bush near the laboratory block. Tardis The Doctor checks the console readings. DOCTOR Ah ha. Yes. Yes, so far, so good. JO How long's it going to take us to get there? DOCTOR Well, that's the curious thing. No time at all. We're outside time. Of course, it always seems to take a long time but that depends upon the mood, I suppose. JO What, your mood? DOCTOR No, no, no, hers. No, the Tardis's. JO
You
talk as if she was alive.
DOCTOR It depends what
you
mean by alive, doesn't it.
You
take old Bessie, for instance. Right, coming in to land now,
Jo
.
The Tardis materialises with a jerk. DOCTOR Steady. A large mainframe computer is inside the console room. JO Look! DOCTOR Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Still, that was always on the cards. I suppose. JO His Tardis is inside ours instead of, well, the other way round. DOCTOR Yes, quite. Very curious effect that. I wonder how it happened?
Jo
, switch on the monitor, will
you
? Let's see where we are.
One of the new roundels lights up red. DOCTOR Well, that's strange. No, of course. We're seeing through the TOM-TIT gap into the time vortex.
Jo
,
you
wait right here.
The Master's Tardis The Doctor walks out of the police box. DOCTOR Good grief.
Jo
, come out here a moment, will
you
?
JO I don't get it. DOCTOR No? Follow me. The Doctor opens the doors and walks into
Tardis JO I still don't get it. DOCTOR Well, it's perfectly simple,
Jo
. My Tardis is inside the Master's.
JO Yes, but his is inside yours. DOCTOR Exactly. They're both inside each other. Yeah, I should have suspected that. JO Well, what are we going to do now? DOCTOR Three guesses? JO Er, I wonder. Wait? DOCTOR Right first time!
Newton Institute laboratory The Master is noting down readings on a clipboard while Krasis paces, then looks out the window. KRASIS
Master
!
Two UNIT vehicles arrive. KRASIS Alien wagons! MASTER I'll soon fix them. The Master starts up TOM-TIT.
Outside the Institute BRIGADIER Right. B squad round the block. Keep your eyes open But the last two words take an age to say, as time slows to a near stop. Newton Institute laboratory MASTER There. That'll keep them nicely unoccupied for the time being. Right,
Krasis
, in
you
go.
KRASIS Where? MASTER Into the Tardis,
man
, and hurry up.
Ruth and Stuart enter. MASTER Right, they won't stop me now. RUTH I'm sorry,
Professor
, but that's where
you
're wrong.
Benton has presumably come in through the back window, and has his pistol pointed at the Master. MASTER Well, well, my devoted assistants. And are you going to stop me? RUTH Not by ourselves, no. Take a look behind
you
.
MASTER Oh, come on, really. BENTON
You
suit yourself,
mate
, but let's just have those hands up in the air, shall we?
MASTER I should have disposed of
you
while I had the chance.
BENTON Yes, well,
you
'll never have a better one.
Stu
, see if he's got a gun.
Stuart puts his spanner down on TOM-TIT and gets between Benton and the Master. The Master pushes him at Benton. BENTON
Stuart
, look out!
HYDE Oh no! The Master dashes into his Tardis.
The Master's Tardis The Tardis doors close. KRASIS
Master
! The other one is here. Your enemy is here.
MASTER Good! Ha ha! Now I've got him really trapped.
Newton Institute laboratory The Master's Tardis dematerialises. HYDE What the? Tardis The Tardis is tilted and shaking. JO What's happening,
Doctor
?
DOCTOR We're on our way,
Jo
. The Master's taken off for Atlantis.
JO She's never behaved like this before. DOCTOR It's because the Tardis is operating out of phase, that's why. The Doctor adjusts a few controls and the flight smoothes out. DOCTOR That's calmed her down a bit. She's very temperamental when she's roused, isn't she. JO You know, I never know whether
you
're joking or not, I, Ow. Oh, I think I've bruised my tailbone.
DOCTOR Sorry about your coccyx,
Jo
, but these little things are sent to try us.
JO My what? DOCTOR Coccyx. Your tailbone. MASTERon scannerI'm sorry about your coccyx too,
Miss Grant
. How very sociable of you both to drop in.
Newton Institute laboratory BENTON Well, I don't think we should touch it. RUTH Why ever not? BENTON Well,
the Doctor
was going after his Tardis, right?
RUTH Right. BENTON Well, that thing there is a sort of time machine, isn't it? RUTH So what? BENTON So we'd better leave well alone. RUTH
You
're in command,
Sergeant Benton
.
BENTON Yes. HYDE And a right foul up
you
made of it, too.
RUTH Well, not exactly his fault. HYDE Well, don't look at me.
You
can't say I didn't warn
you
, now can
you
?
BENTON Oh well, I'll listen to
you
next time. That was the closest I'll ever come to catching the Master, that was.
HYDE Oh, come on now. It's not the end of the world, now is it? BENTON Isn't it? Well, the Doctor seems to think it might be. And the Master. Well, there's no telling where he is by now, is there? Or when he is, for that matter. RUTH Oh, for pity's sake. Look, you two make me sick. Standing about moaning like a couple of old women. HYDE Old women? RUTH Look, I mean it,
Stu
. Well, okay, he's gone off somewhere. So he's gone off. Whether he's gone into the past or the future
BENTON All I know is we RUTH I don't know and, frankly, I don't care. The point is that we are here and now. Now, what we've got to do is to define the problem BENTON That's all very well,
Miss Ingram
, but I
HYDE Stop right there,
Professor
. The problem's defined. Come and have a look.
Hyde has spotted the near stationary UNIT troops. BENTON It's the Brigadier. RUTH Exactly the same as before. HYDE How can it be the same as before now that the crystal's gone? RUTH I think I remember the Doctor said it works independently, even without the crystal. BENTON Yes, but do
you
realise we're still trapped, inside.
RUTH Now will
you
let me turn off the transmitter?
BENTON Well, I don't think we ought to. HYDE Well, perhaps we could get out through the back. It may not work all the way round. RUTH I'll bet it does. How do
you
propose finding out? I mean, once you're stuck, you're stuck.
BENTON Yes, and only the Doctor can get you out. RUTH Well? BENTON All right,
Doctor Ingram
. Switch it off.
RUTH Ah ha! A man of decision. Ruth switches off TOM-TIT. BENTON Go on then, switch it off. RUTH But I have. HYDE They're still stuck. RUTH But that's impossible! HYDE Well,
you
'd better explain to them,
lovey
. They still think they're stuck, apparently.
BENTON Yes, and we're still trapped in here.
Tardis MASTERon scannerWhat can I do for
you
,
Doctor
? Or, er, is your visit purely social?
DOCTOR Well, I thought we might have a little chat. MASTERon scannerWhat an excellent idea. Why not join me out here?
The Master's Tardis DOCTORon scannerOne step outside my Tardis and that would be the end of me, wouldn't it? MASTER
You
have a very poor opinion of me, don't
you
,
Doctor
.
DOCTORon scanner
You
've noticed. Well, well, well.
MASTER It might be of interest for
you
to know that, er, I've put a time lock on your Tardis.
You
cannot leave. Unless I lift it, of course.
DOCTORon scannerDo
you
think that I haven't thought of that too?
You
're as trapped as I am.
You
couldn't even open that door of yours unless I wish it.
MASTER Alternatively, I could fling
you
out into the time vortex now. I doubt whether
you
could do that to me, so be very, very careful,
Doctor
.
DOCTORon scannerDo
you
really think I care what happens to me at the moment? Don't
you
realise that your plans could ru
The Master turns the sound off. MASTER You know, he has an excellent brain, that man, though a little pedestrian. But, oh dear, what a bore the fellow is. KRASIS But is he dangerous? MASTER He's dangerous enough. But don't worry. I can handle him. KRASIS But
you
said he was in there!
You
told me he was safe in there!
MASTER Once he realises that he's talking to himself, he'll be out here like a shot. Ah! He's realised it at last. That took a long time, the slow witted fool. Now you watch. He cannot bear not to have the last word.
Tardis DOCTOR He's not even listening. He's turned the sound off. JO Well, that's not very nice, is it? DOCTOR We've got to make him listen. It's our only chance of stopping him JO
You
're not thinking of going out there, are
you
?
DOCTOR No, not if I can help it. JO Well, what are
you
going to do then?
The Doctor pulls a module from underneath the console. DOCTOR If he's turned his sound receiver off, I must make myself heard without it. The Doctor swaps components around in the module. DOCTOR If the thraskin puts his fingers in his ears, it is polite to shout. That's an old Venusian proverb. JO What's a thraskin? DOCTOR Thraskin? Oh, it's an archaic word, seldom used since the twenty fifth dynasty, the modern equivalent is plinge. JO What does plinge mean? DOCTOR Oh, for heaven's sake,
Jo
, I've just told
you
. It means thraskin.
JO Oh, of course.
Newton Institute laboratory Ruth is changing around circuit boards from TOM-TIT. BENTON But why? I mean, if
you
turned it on, the Brig and company should have speeded up again. Why didn't they?
RUTH Well, I don't know but it looks as if TOM-TIT has made a permanent gap in the structure of time. Our only hope is to close the gap up. HYDE So what are
you
doing?
RUTH Well, I'm turning the circuits upside down, so to speak. Well, it's empirical, but you never know. BENTON Empirical? RUTH That,
Sergeant Benton
, means that I haven't got a clue what I'm doing.
HYDE Join the club. BENTON So, it's just trial and error? Have a go and see what happens? RUTH Yeah, more or less. Right,
Stu
,
you
monitor the interstitial activity.
HYDE Okay. RUTH If
you
get a reading over six oh give us a shout.
HYDE And what's the upper limit? RUTH If it gets to seven oh, say a quick prayer and duck. BENTON Well, what about me? RUTH
You
just stand there and look pretty. Right,
Stu
, are
you
happy?
BENTON Ecstatic. RUTH Okay then, let's have a stab at it. HYDE Interstitial activity, nil. RUTH Molecular structure stable. Increasing power. HYDE Two five, three oh, three five, four oh. RUTH How's the time reg? HYDE Er, steady on zero zero four. RUTH Right. Isolate matrix scanner. HYDE Check. Four five, five oh. RUTH Interstitial activity. HYDE Shooting up! Five five, six oh, six five, seven oh. Something happens to Benton. He seems to go dark, then collapses. RUTH Can't hold! It's running away again! Start decreasing power. HYDE Seven five, seven oh, six five, six oh, five five, five oh, four five, four oh, three five, three oh. RUTH Right, that should be enough. I think the level should be okay now. HYDE Quite okay, I'd say. RUTH Right, now let's have a look at it. The soldiers are still stationary. RUTH It's made no difference. They're still stuck. HYDE There we were, the skin of a gnat's whisker from the big bang and RUTH And nothing happened at all. HYDE Nothing? A baby boy is sitting on the floor, about to burst into tears.
The Master's Tardis The Master and Krasis watch the Doctor on the scanner. KRASIS
Master
, what is he doing?
MASTER The same as I would in his position. KRASIS And what is that? MASTER Wait and see,
Krasis
. Wait and see.
KRASIS And what are
you
going to do,
Master
?
DOCTORon scannerTesting, testing, testing. One, two, three, four, five, testing. JOon scannerHe can hear
you
.
MASTER I thought as much. DOCTORon scannerYes, and he can't turn me off, can
you
?
You
've got to listen to me now.
MASTER Have I? DOCTORon scannerObviously,
you
've not as yet been able to bring Kronos through, otherwise
you
wouldn't be going to Atlantis, so perhaps there's still time to make
you
realise the folly of your
Tardis DOCTOR Inyups senupwat. Neas nees nig datdat sig. Ilshnimuwat ijnilguin nyup nyp MASTERon scannerI'm sorry,
Doctor
. What was that again?
DOCTOR Il shneel nukcusnok drashtarnik dag. Of all the low, underhanded tricks! JO What language was that? DOCTOR English. JO English? DOCTOR Yes, but backwards. JO I just don't get it. DOCTOR Well, he's picking up my words even before I've spoken them and feeding them back to me through the Tardis's telepathic circuits, making them come out backwards. JO The Tardis's are telepathic? DOCTOR Yes, of course. How else do
you
think they communicate? Well, that decides it. I've got no option. Now listen to me,
Jo
. When I go out there, I want
you
to
JO
You
're not going out there.
DOCTOR What else can I do? JO
Doctor
,
you
said yourself it would be suicide to go out there without the protection of the Tardis!
DOCTOR Well, I've got to risk it. He's got to be stopped, but that's no reason to put
you
into any danger. Now once I go out of that door, I want
you
to close it, all right?
JO But that means
you
'll be locked out!
DOCTOR Yes, and
you
'll be safely locked in. Now,
you
're not to open that door for anybody or anything until I say so.
JO I won't do it. I will not do it! DOCTOR
Jo
,
you
'll do as
you
're told! It's your job, remember?
JO
Doctor
, if anything happens to
you
, I
DOCTOR Yes, I know,
Jo
, I know. Now go and open that door.
The Master's Tardis The Doctor enters. MASTER There
you
are,
Krasis
. What did I tell
you
?
DOCTOR Won't
you
introduce me?
KRASIS I am Krasis, High Priest of the temple of Poseidon. DOCTOR Greetings to
you
,
Krasis
. Any friend of the Master's is an enemy of mine.
MASTER Oh come,
Doctor
, must we play games? I take it
you
have something to say to me before I destroy
you
?
DOCTOR Yes, I most certainly have.
Tardis MASTERon scannerYour usual song of death and disaster? I do wish
you
'd learn a new tune.
The Master's Tardis DOCTOR
You
're risking the total destruction of the entire cosmos.
MASTER Of course I am. All or nothing, literally! What a glorious alternative! DOCTOR
You
're mad! Paranoid!
MASTER Who isn't? The only difference is that I'm a little more honest than the rest. Goodbye,
Doctor
!
The Master switches on the crystal. KRASIS No,
Master
, no!
The white figure starts to appear. MASTER Behold,
Kronos
, a rare and delicate feast for
you
. A Time Lord! Devour him!
Kronos envelops the Doctor.
Tardis JO
Doctor
!
Jo faints.
The Master's Tardis The Master holds the seal. MASTER
Kronos
, be at peace! I command
you
, be at peace!
Kronos goes back into the crystal. MASTER Your work is nearly done, for now. You see,
Krasis
?Kronos is my slave.
The Master notices Jo getting up on the scanner. MASTER
Miss Grant
?
JOon scannerWhat's happened to the Doctor?
You
must help him!
MASTER Ah, he's beyond my help,
my dear
. He's beyond anybody's help.
JOon scanner
You
mean that thing, that, that creature really swallowed him up?
MASTER Ah, that's a nice point. Yes and no. Yes, it engulfed him. No, it didn't actually eat him up. He's out there in the time vortex and there he's going to stay. JOon scannerThen he is alive? MASTER Well, if
you
can call it that. Alive for ever in an eternity of nothingness. To coin a phrase, a living death.
JOon scannerThat that's the most cruel, the most wicked thing I ever heard. MASTER Thank you,
my dear
. Now, what are we going to do about you, though? You're an embarrassment to me. As indeed is that antiquated piece of junk of the Doctor's. Now let me see
JOon scannerI don't really care anymore. Do what
you
like, but just get it over with.
MASTER Your word is my command. Goodbye,
Miss Grant
!
The two Tardises move in and out of each other in the vortex. On the scanner, Jo's image sways then blurs as the two time machines finally separate.
Episode Five Tardis Jo wakes to the sound of whispers. JO
Doctor
.
DOCTOROC
Jo
.
Jo
, are
you
in there?
JO
Doctor
? Oh, it is
you
.
DOCTOROCThank heavens
you
're alive.
JO Oh, I'm so happy. Where are
you
?
DOCTOROCI'm nowhere,
Jo
. I'm still in the time vortex. The Tardis is relaying my thoughts to
you
.
JO What are all those other voices I can hear? DOCTOROCWhat other voices? Oh. Oh, those are my subconscious thoughts. But I shouldn't listen to them too hard if I were
you
. I'm not all that proud of some of them.
JO But I still don't understand? But
you
must be somewhere. Tell me how I can get
you
back?
DOCTOROCOh,
you
can't,
Jo
, but luckily the Tardis can. That's why she's put us in touch.
JO But what do
you
? I mean, what does she want me to do?
DOCTOROCWell, go to control panel number three. JO Okay. DOCTOROCNow, lift the little lid marked Extreme Emergency. JO Right. DOCTOROCThe one with the red handle inside? JO Mmm hm. DOCTOROCAll right,
Jo
. Pull it.
Jo pulls the handle straight up. There is a brief materialisation sound then the whispers stop and the Doctor is sitting on the floor. DOCTOR Hello,
Jo
.
JO
Doctor
!
Atlantis plaza Three important buildings open onto a raised dais at one end of the open space. Two trumpeters blow large curved brass horns. The great and the good have been gathered here for something special. ATLANTEAN 1Open the doors! ATLANTEAN 2Open the doors! Dalios leaves his palace and goes to sit on a throne on a raised dais. A woman is carried in on a litter borne by Nubian slaves. A priest thumps his staff on the ground three times. CRITO Peace, my brothers. His holiness, the most venerable priest of Poseidon, King of the Ten Kings, will hear his council. HIPPIAS
My lord
,
your holiness
,
most venerable priest of
DALIOS Yes, yes, yes, I hear
you
,
friend
.
HIPPIAS
Lord
, may I speak plainly?
DALIOS It would grieve me to think
you
would ever speak otherwise. Speak as a friend should speak.
HIPPIAS
You
are popular,
Dalios
. The people love
you
. Will their love fill their bellies in the winter when the granaries are empty?
DALIOS Your words are plain indeed,
Hippias
. What would
you
have me do? Order the rain to fall?
HIPPIAS Aye,
Dalios
, I would!
MISEUS
Hippias
!
DALIOS Have a care! HIPPIAS Indeed, I shall have a care! A care for the people of Atlantis. A care that foolish superstition, old wives tales, the fear of old men should not prevent our caring for them as our rank demands. MISEUS He speaks the truth, o
King
.
DALIOS
You
know not what
you
ask.
HIPPIAS Must I be plainer still? I know quite well! I ask for the blessings our forefathers once enjoyed. I ask for the divine power to be given back to the land, from which it was so cruelly stolen!
The Master's Tardis The machine is still in flight, and the Master is poring over a map. KRASIS But,
Master
, why are we not in Atlantis?
MASTER
My dear Krasis
, I must work out our landing coordinates as accurately as possible. You see, your people must realise immediately that I am the Master, that I come from the gods and that I am bringing Kronos back to them.
KRASIS Where then will
you
arrive?
MASTER Why smack in the middle of the temple, of course.
Atlantis plaza The council are all talking at once. DALIOS Brothers, silence! Peace! Peace, I say. I shall speak plainly too. You ask for the blessings of the golden years. Yet there came a time when Atlantis grew to hate them. What would
you
have,
Hippias
? If
you
were master of Kronos, lord of time. Ten crops in one season? A surfeit of fishes? An ocean of wine? Then take the barren soil as well, the stinking piles of rotting meat, an idle drunken people. I tell
you
Kronos was a curse!
HIPPIAS But
Dalios
, I
CRITO Be silent! The King speaks! DALIOS I have seen a temple twice the size of this fall through a crack in the very bedrock of the earth. I have seen a city drowned, a land laid waste by fire, so listen to the fears of an old man. For I tell
you
, if Kronos came again, Atlantis would be doomed, destroyed, never to rise again!
The woman, Queen Galleia, rises from her chair. GALLEIA
Dalios
, listen. I hear strange music.
A Tardis is materialising somewhere. GALLEIA There it is again. In the lower right corner of the plaza, a mainframe computer appears. GALLEIA Look! DALIOS Guards! The Master steps out of his Tardis and pushes a trident aside. DALIOS Who are
you
?
MASTER I am the Master. I come as an emissary from the gods. DALIOS Indeed? Any god in particular? MASTER Of course, why should
you
trust me.
The Master snaps his fingers and Krasis comes out of the Tardis. CRITO
Krasis
!
DALIOS
Krasis
!
MASTER Now do
you
believe me?
DALIOS What do
you
want?
MASTER To speak of the ancient mysteries. The secrets of the mighty Kronos. DALIOS
You
are brave indeed, o
Master
. An emissary from the gods? Brothers, should I listen to this man?
GALLEIA He has the very bearing of a god himself. MISEUS He appeared from the heavens like Zeus. DALIOS I have seen many such tricks.
Krasis
?
KRASIS
Most venerable
, I have seen him! I have seen the Mighty One!
DALIOS You have seen Kronos? We must speak together privately. The council is at an end. Come,
lady
.
Dalios leads Krasis and the Master to his palace. The Master pauses alongside Galleia, and bows. CRITO The council is at an end. The king departs. Sound trumpets! GALLEIA He had the bearing of the gods.
Tardis The time detector is active. DOCTOR There we are,
Jo
. On our way to Atlantis.
JO But
you
can't just take the Tardis wherever
you
want, can
you
? I mean,
you
haven't even managed to fix it yet? Or have
you
?
DOCTOR No, not entirely, but the time sensor will lead us to where the Master's Tardis is. JO But not inside it? DOCTOR No, I hope not. Not this time. But we'll soon find out.
Atlantis plaza HIPPIAS But,
Krasis
, I beseech
you
. Please give me the chance
Another materialisation sound echoes around the plaza. The police box parks herself next to the computer and the Doctor and Jo come out. DOCTOR Well, well, well. Isn't it a small world. KRASIS
You
are still alive?
DOCTOR Yes, so it would seem. KRASIS But not for long. Guards! HIPPIAS No! I forbid it! Are
you
mad? Who are these strangers?
KRASIS They are the enemies of the Master, and therefore the enemies of our people and our land. DOCTOR We've come here to warn
you
that
KRASIS Silence!
You
will regret this interference,
Lord
. Take them to the King!
GUARD Come, this way.
Dalios' terrace The Master stands respectfully before the King. DALIOS But if the high priest saw fit to break a scared trust,
you
think that good reason for the king to follow?
MASTER Your high priest saw the crystal in my hands. He saw Kronos himself, saw him dominated by me. Krasis knows that I am the Master of Kronos. Galleia is hiding behind a column, listening. DALIOS Krasis is but a slave at heart. MASTER Maybe, but he has come to learn that it is well to obey me. DALIOS
You
seek to make me fear you?
MASTER Oh, not at all. But if
you
will but see, like Krasis, that I am indeed the Master of Kronos, then naturally
you
will obey me.
The Master sits and looks into Dalios' eyes. MASTER
You
will obey me.
You
will obey me!
DALIOS A very elementary technique of fascination. I'm too old a fish, too old in years and in the hidden ways to be caught in such a net.
You
are no emissary from the gods.
MASTER But
you
saw
DALIOS Tell me, then. What of great Poseidon? What did he have for breakfast? Fish, I suppose? And what of Zeus and Hera? What is the latest gossip from Olympus? Do tell me. MASTER I underestimated you,
Dalios
.
DALIOS I'm no child to play with such painted dolls. Kronos is no god, no titan. I know that and so do
you
.
MASTER
The king
is old in wisdom.
DALIOS Now
you
try to flatter me.
You
'll pull a string and want to see me dance.
You
shall not have the crystal.
MASTER I shall go now. I have nothing more to say to
you
.
DALIOS
You
have said nothing to me yet. When
you
find the true words to speak, I will listen.
Palace The Master goes into the building from the King's balcony. DOCTOR Good afternoon. Now where have I seen that face before? Can't think of anything to say? JO How about curses, foiled again. The Master leaves with an escort. HIPPIAS Come this way. Dalios' terrace Galleia has returned to her own rooms to think. DALIOS Strangers are uncommon in our land. Who are
you
?
DOCTOR This is Jo, Jo Grant,
your Majesty
.
DALIOS
You
are welcome,
Jojo Grant
. Surely as in ancient times, a goddess has descend from Olympus.
JO But I'm not a goddess, Honestly, I'm not. DALIOS No, no, of course
you
're not,
my child
. Forgive the clumsy gallantry of an old man. I'm afraid I'm sadly out of practice.
Hippias
?
HIPPIAS
Lord
?
DALIOS Take the lady Jojo Grant to the Queen while I talk with this, er JO Oh, this is the Doctor. DALIOS This learned man. HIPPIAS This way,
Lady
.
DOCTOR
You
'll be all right.
Jo and Hippias leave. DALIOS Forgive the roughness of your welcome. Hippias has all the delicacy of a red necked fisherman. DOCTOR Nevertheless, he did save our lives,
your Majesty
.
DALIOS Indeed? He kept that to himself.
Galleia's chambers Galleia is having her hair arranged by a handmaiden. GALLEIA But what did
you
think of him,
Lakis
?
LAKIS He had the bearing of a god,
Lady
.
GALLEIA My very thoughts. In fact, my very words. Are
you
teasing me,
girl
? Would
you
dare?
LAKIS No,
Lady
, no.
GALLEIA No, I hardly think
you
would. Are
you
frightened? I shan't be angered by your reply if it is an honest one.
LAKIS I like the Lord Hippias better. GALLEIA A sweetmeat. A confection for a child's taste. I prefer this Master. He would not cloy upon the tongue as Hippias does. LAKIS He is a very handsome man,
Lady
.
GALLEIA Handsome? Aye, he looked well enough. But his face,
Lakis
, it was a face of power. A man with such a face would dare risk the world to win his own desire. Hippias is but a boy. A petulant boy.
Hippias enters. HIPPIAS And a foolish one, no doubt, to trust a queen. GALLEIA Foolish, certainly, to think himself man enough to love a queen. No,
Lakis
, come back. The Lord Hippias is not staying.
HIPPIAS The Lord Hippias would not be here at all, but he has been sent on an errand by the King. GALLEIA Then give me your message and go. HIPPIAS
Lady
? I did my best.
GALLEIA He made you look a fool. Jo enters. HIPPIAS
Lady Galleia
, may I present to you the lady Jojo Grant. The King bids
you
treat her as an honoured guest.
JO How do
you
? Greetings.
GALLEIA Greetings,
Lady
.
You
come from a far land?
JO It couldn't be much further. HIPPIAS She and her companion fell from the skies, as did the Master. GALLEIA A day of wonders. JO
You
can say that again.
GALLEIA Why should I say it again?
Lakis
? Show the Lady Jojo Grant
JO Oh, it's just Jo, actually. GALLEIA Your pardon. Show the Lady Jo to a guest room, and give her attire more fitting to a lady of the court. LAKIS Yes,
Lady
.
JO Thank you. LAKIS This way. GALLEIA And
Lakis
? Return quickly. I have an errand for
you
.
LAKIS Yes,
Lady
.
Lakis and Jo leave by an inner door. HIPPIAS And none for me to run? A flower perhaps? A token of undying love to some lordling of the court? But no, it would be dead before it were delivered. GALLEIA You are impertinent! Remember, I am Galleia, Queen of Atlantis, daughter of kings and wife of Dalios. So, have a care. HIPPIAS Your pardon. I took you for another. I knew Galleia once, you see. The woman, not the queen. A sweet and loving lady. I took
you
for her. Please do forgive me.
GALLEIA
You
may go.
HIPPIAS I thank you,
Lady
.
Hippias leaves. GALLEIA
Lakis
?
Lakis
, come to me at once.
Lakis enters. GALLEIA Come closer. Go to the Lord Master, and when no one is near, say quietly to him only one word. LAKIS What word,
Lady
?
GALLEIA Kronos.
Dalios' terrace Twilight. DALIOS Kronos. Kronos. Kronos. I am the last alive who has known, who has seen, who remembers with a terror of twisted guts. And these fools would have me bring him back. DOCTOR Well, why didn't
you
destroy the crystal?
DALIOS We tried and merely split the smaller crystal from it. It cannot be destroyed. DOCTOR Yes, of course. It's just like the Tardis. It has its being outside time and its appearance is here. DALIOS
You
are a philosopher,
friend
.
DOCTOR Well, if wisdom is to seek the truth, I am, yes. DALIOS Then help me,
Doctor
. Help me to find a way to stop these evil men. Help me to save Atlantis from destruction.
Galleia's chambers MASTER Where is she? LAKIS If you will please wait,
Lord
.
MASTER The Master waits for no one. I shall return when the Queen is ready to speak with me. Galleia enters, carrying a black cat. GALLEIA Please stay.
Lord
,
great Lord
, be seated. The wine,
Lakis
.
The Master remains standing. Lakis brings two goblets. GALLEIA
You
may go. Minister to the needs of our guest.
Lakis leaves. Galleia and the Master sit, and he looks into her eyes. MASTER
Lady Queen
,
you
are beautiful.
Palace guest room Jo is now in Minoan dress and wig and admiring herself in a cheval mirror. JO Wow, what a groovy dress. Do
you
reckon it'll get mum's approval?
LAKIS Mum? Oh,
you
mean Queen Galleia?
JO Yeah, guess so. LAKIS Mum. JO Anyway, let's go and give her a preview. LAKIS No, I'm sorry. She does not wish to be disturbed. The Lord Master is with her. JO Is he now? LAKIS They speak of the sacred mysteries. JO Kronos and all that bit? LAKIS It is forbidden. JO But that is what they're on about? LAKIS Yes. JO Right. LAKIS No,
you
mustn't go in.
You
mustn't!
JO Look, I'll be quiet as a. Do they have mice in Atlantis? LAKIS Yes. JO Well, that's what I'll be as quiet as. An Atlantean mouse, okay? Jo opens the connecting door a little.
Galleia's chambers GALLEIA
You
're a man who knows what
he
wants,
Lord Master
.
MASTER And takes it. GALLEIA
You
want the crystal?
MASTER I am going to possess it. GALLEIA Not without my consent. MASTER Of course not. But I am confident that
you
will give it.
GALLEIA Why should I help
you
?
MASTER For the sake of Atlantis,
Lady
. Would
you
not see her restored to her former glory? Rich, powerful, magnificent among the nations of the world? Who would not be ruler of such a country?
GALLEIA Nothing must happen to Dalios. MASTER Why should it? He will rule for many years, the beloved sovereign of a beloved prosperous people. GALLEIA But surely
you
would want to
MASTER Well, purely because of Lord Dalios' great age, it might be well if he were relieved of some of the more onerous duties of kingship. But the reins of power,
Lady Queen
, should be in stronger hands. Hands such as yours.
GALLEIA And yours? MASTER It would be a pleasure to serve
you
. And then, when the end comes for Dalios, as it must come for all men, then perhaps?
GALLEIA The crystal shall be yours.
Palace guest room MASTEROCTell me. Where is it kept? Galleia's chambers GALLEIA Deep in the earth. Beneath the temple. Dalios has the key. Oh, and Krasis has the key. MASTER Well then, Krasis will take me there. I'll speak with him immediately. GALLEIA I wish it were as simple as that. No one can get near, save Dalios himself. It's certain death to try. MASTER What is the danger? GALLEIA The guardian. Dalios' terrace Night has fallen. DOCTOR Yes, but who is the guardian? DALIOS A beast. A man.
You
can take your choice. Once he was my friend, a fellow councillor, a great athlete, and just as I longed for the wisdom the years alone could bring, so he craved great strength. The strength of the bull and a long life in which to use it.
DOCTOR Well, it's a harmless enough ambition, I should have thought? DALIOS So should I. But Kronos in his blind sport gave him his desire. But not only the strength, the head of a bull. And so he has remained for the past five hundred years or more. DOCTOR He's the minotaur. DALIOS Please? DOCTOR It doesn't matter. Please go on. DALIOS Well, there's little more to tell. No one else shall suffer as he has suffered. Till the last day of his life, for which he longs so ardently, he will guard the crystal. No one can approach it. To try is certain death.
Galleia's chambers MASTER Would
you
like to volunteer,
Krasis
?
KRASIS No,
Lord
, no!
GALLEIA Very well then. We shall send one down who is mighty with the sword, and who longs with all his heart to seize the crystal. One whose death would be of little account. KRASIS But who,
Lady
?
GALLEIA Hippias, of course.
Palace guest room LAKIS What can we do? What can we do? JO We'll tell the Doctor, that's what we can do. Now, take me to the King. LAKIS Oh, I dare not,
Lady Jo
.
JO Would
you
rather let your precious Hippias face that creature?
LAKIS Oh well, come quickly, then.
Atlantis plaza Lakis leads Jo across the plaza to the main door. LAKIS This way. GUARD Halt! JO Take me to the King. Crito comes out of the palace. CRITO The King is not to be disturbed. JO But I've got to see the Doctor! It's a matter of life and death! CRITO Indeed it is. Yours. JO Will you hear what I've got to say? LAKIS Come away. Lakis takes Jo away from the steps. JO sotto What's the matter? LAKIS sotto Have a care. The Lord Crito is no friend to Hippias. JO sotto But Krasis and Hippias come out of another door. JO Right, they're going now. I'll follow them.
You
try to get in and tell the Doctor, and the King for that matter. All right? Now take care.
Temple of Poseidon Krasis leads Hippias through to the altar and points the way to the undercroft. Hippias draws his sword and goes down the steps. JO No! Temple undercroft Jo sees Hippias go to the wooden door. JO No,
Hippias
! Don't go in there!
Krasis grabs Jo from behind and she is pushed through the door.
Temple Catacombs Jo is shut in. JO Open the door and let me out! Something roars.
Episode Six Temple Catacombs It is Dave Prowse wearing a bull's head. Dalios' terrace Lakis runs in. DALIOS What is it? CRITOOCCome back! LAKIS Forgive me,
Lord King
, forgive me!
DALIOS Tell us,
child
.
CRITO Your pardon,
Lord
.
Crito grabs Lakis and starts to drag her away. LAKIS Lord Hippias and the High Priest have gone into the lair of he Guardian followed by the Lady Jo! DOCTORWhat? Jo and the Minotaur are playing hide and seek amongst the columns of the catacombs.
Temple undercroft A guard has been placed on the door to the lair. The Doctor comes down the steps. KRASIS Seize this intruder! The Doctor grabs the guard's trident and pins both him and Krasis against the wall. DOCTOR Sorry to hold
you
up like this,
Krasis
, but I need that key.
The Doctor snatches the key, breaks the trident over his knee and enters the catacombs. Krasis follows him.
Temple Catacombs Jo runs up against a mirrored wall. The Minotaur is close behind her. DOCTOR
Jo
?
Jo
?
Jo
?
Jo
, where are
you
?
The Minotaur finds Jo, then Hippias intervenes waving a flaming torch. HIPPIAS Stay back! The Minotaur walks towards Hippias, who throws the torch at it. The Minotaur easily picks up Hippias and throws him to the floor. Hippias jumps up and lies across the Minotaur's shoulders, from where he is lifted high and thrown through a mirror. The Doctor shouts something which is obscured by the sound of breaking glass, then holds his cape out. DOCTOR Toro! The Minotaur charges the cape and the Doctor executes a neat veronica with his plaid capote. They repeat the move and as the Minotaur passes, the Doctor clubs it on the back of the neck. It falls, dazed, and the Doctor goes over to Jo. JO
Doctor
, are
you
all right?
The Minotaur charges again. DOCTOR Look out,
Jo
!
They stand aside and the Minotaur charges the mirrored wall, crashing through the blocks of masonry to reveal a hidden room, then dies.
Secret vault JO Hippias! He saved my life. DOCTOR I'm afraid he's dead,
Jo
. The crystal! It's the crystal of Kronos!
The three pronged crystal illuminates the decorated vault from its cauldron. DOCTOR There
you
,
Jo
. That's what all the fuss has been about.
JO It's beautiful, but at the same time, horrible. It gives me a funny feeling. DOCTOR Well, cheer up,
Jo
. Now that we've found the crystal, the Master's little game is at an end.
KRASIS Not quite! The game is just beginning. A pity
you
will not live to see the end.
DOCTOR That's where
you
're mistaken,
Krasis
. And if
you
value your own life,
you
will take me to see the King. Now!
Dalios' terrace MASTER But I am the King. Oh, didn't he tell
you
? Oh, he's a jolly fellow, our friend, Krasis. He loves a joke.
DOCTOR Does he really? MASTER A complete success, our little palace revolution. DOCTOR What happened to King Dalios? MASTER Why, nothing. DOCTOR Then he's still alive? Galleia enters. MASTER Why, certainly. And treated honourably. GALLEIA Even though Dalios is an old man, the King is still the King. MASTER And now it appears that I have to thank you both. JO What for? MASTER For giving me the crystal. DOCTOR
You
don't mean to say that
you
still intend going ahead with this
MASTER Tomorrow
you
will both receive a suitable reward. An introduction to the mighty Kronos. And this time,
Doctor
, there will be no mistake.
DOCTOR I wouldn't count on that. Guards take the Doctor and Jo away, followed by Krasis. MASTER Right,
Lady
, I have a lot to do so
you
must leave me too.
GALLEIA Must I indeed. MASTER
You
would question my decision?
GALLEIA Perhaps. It depends what
you
mean to do.
MASTER
You
must learn to obey,
my love
. To do my will. To carry out my commands without question, like a soldier.
GALLEIA
You
mean like a servant girl? And
you
must learn,
my love
, that Galleia is a Queen.
Palace dungeon The Doctor and Jo sit on the floor, manacled to the wall. DOCTOR Any luck? JO Funnily enough, they didn't include Atlantean chains in my escapology course. No, it's no good.
Doctor
, what are we going to do?
DOCTOR Well, we'll just have to play it by ear, won't we. JO What happens if the Master wins? DOCTOR Well, the whole of creation is very delicately balanced in cosmic terms,
Jo
. If the Master opens the floodgates of Kronos' power, all order and all structure will be swept away, and nothing will be left but chaos.
JO Makes it seem so pointless really, doesn't it. DOCTOR I felt like that once when I was young. It was the blackest day of my life. JO Why? DOCTOR Ah, well, that's another story. I'll tell you about it one day. The point is, that day was not only my blackest, it was also my best. JO Well, what do
you
mean?
DOCTOR Well, when I was a little boy, we used to live in a house that was perched halfway up the top of a mountain. And behind our house, there sat under a tree an old man, a hermit, a monk. He'd lived under this tree for half his lifetime, so they said, and he'd learned the secret of life. So, when my black day came, I went and asked him to help me. JO And he told you the secret? Well, what was it? DOCTOR Well, I'm coming to that,
Jo
, in my own time. Ah, I'll never forget what it was like up there. All bleak and cold, it was. A few bare rocks with some weeds sprouting from them and some pathetic little patches of sludgy snow. It was just grey. Grey, grey, grey. Well, the tree the old man sat under, that was ancient and twisted and the old man himself was, he was as brittle and as dry as a leaf in the autumn.
JO But what did he say? DOCTOR Nothing, not a word. He just sat there, silently, expressionless, and he listened whilst I poured out my troubles to him. I was too unhappy even for tears, I remember. And when I'd finished, he lifted a skeletal hand and he pointed. Do
you
know what he pointed at?
JO No. DOCTOR A flower. One of those little weeds. Just like a daisy, it was. Well, I looked at it for a moment and suddenly I saw it through his eyes. It was simply glowing with life, like a perfectly cut jewel. And the colours? Well, the colours were deeper and richer than you could possibly imagine. Yes, that was the daisiest daisy I'd ever seen. JO And that was the secret of life? A daisy? Honestly,
Doctor
.
DOCTOR Yes, I laughed too when I first heard it. So, later, I got up and I ran down that mountain and I found that the rocks weren't grey at all, but they were red, brown and purple and gold. And those pathetic little patches of sludgy snow, they were shining white. Shining white in the sunlight.
You
still frightened,
Jo
?
JO No, not as much as I was. DOCTOR That's good. I'm sorry I brought you to Atlantis. JO I'm not. DOCTOR Thank you. The door opens. GUARD Inside,
old man
!
DALIOS I demand to be taken to the Lady Galleia! GUARD
You
'll do as
you
're told.
DALIOS How dare
you
lay your hands on me! I shall see the Queen! Out of my way,
slave
!
Dalios raises his hand and the guard hits him with his trident. Dalios falls and the guard locks the door again. DOCTOR
Dalios
!
Dalios
!
DALIOS Who would have thought it. My sweet Queen. DOCTOR Is the Master responsible for this? DALIOS Aye, but tis no matter. Come closer. DOCTOR What is it? DALIOS There's so little time. So little. I tell
you
the vision of a dying man. Atlantis was doomed.
You
are a true philosopher. The world must be, must be saved. And
you
are the one to do it. The only one. Who'd have thought it? My lovely Galleia.
Dalios dies in Jo's lap. DOCTOR
Dalios
! We won't fail
you
,
Dalios
.
Atlantis plaza Morning, and the council has been summoned. The surviving prisoners are fastened either side of the dais. CRITO Silence! The Lady Galleia, Queen of Atlantis, now speaks. GALLEIA Brethren of the council, my faithful few. Our troubles are now at an end. No longer shall we fret beneath the hand of an old, defeated king. I shall present to you his holiness, the most venerable, Lord Master. DOCTOR Quite above himself, isn't he. CRITO Silence! MASTER Greetings to you, my brothers. I grieve to see the council is so small. And yet I rejoice that you, the few who have put me here, have come to claim your just reward. Today, you shall see the Mighty One himself. Kronos, the most terrible. Krasis, the high priest will assist me. Prepare,
Krasis
.
The part of TOM-TIT that the Master brought from the lab, containing the fragment of crystal, is in the plaza. The larger crystal is with it. Krasis operates the device. DOCTOR What happened to the rest of the council? JO Yes, where are they? DOCTOR Are they alive? MASTER The point is academic,
Doctor
. In a few moments, it'll be of no further interest to
you
.
DOCTOR Then satisfy my curiosity now. Are they indeed alive, or are they dead like King Dalios? GALLEIA The King is unharmed. DOCTOR The King is dead,
Madam
.
JO It's true. We were there when he died this morning. GALLEIA
You
were there?
You
saw him? Is this true? Is this true? Is the lord Dalios, your King, no longer alive? Answer me.
MASTER He died this morning. He was an old man. DOCTOR And
you
were responsible for his death!
GUARD Quiet! GALLEIA
You
promised.
MASTER I promised
you
power, and
you
shall have it. Power to realise your most ambitious dreams!
GALLEIA
You
promised he should not be harmed!
MASTER He was an old man. And he was stubborn! Galleia slaps the Master. GALLEIA Oh,
you
! Seize him! Seize him!
MASTER
Krasis
, the switch!
DOCTOR No, stop him! Stop him! Too late. The white creature appears in the plaza MASTER
Kronos
! I, the Master, welcome
you
! I, the Master, bid
you
do my will! I command
you
to destroy these men! Obey me! I command
you
! I order
you
to obey!
Kronos hovers over the plaza. DOCTOR He'll never obey
you
. Don't
you
understand yet what
you
've done? He's uncontrollable!
MASTER Obey! Lightning flashes and the buildings start to fall. People scream and the Master breaks free of the guards and runs over to grab the large crystal. DOCTOR
Jo
!
Jo
, come back!
Jo
!
Jo
!
The Master gets the large crystal just as Jo leaps onto his back. He carries her and the crystal into his Tardis. DOCTOR Come back,
Jo
! Come back!
Jo
! Come back.
The Master's Tardis dematerialises. Galleia frees the Doctor, who runs into his own Tardis to follow. Kronos continues to shriek in the air above Atlantis.
The Master's Tardis The Master handcuffs Jo to the console. MASTER There,
Miss Grant
. I think we've seen the last of the Doctor. Buried for all time under the ruins of Atlantis.
You
know, I'm going to miss him.
JO He's not finished. I just know it. MASTER Of course he is. JO No,
you
're the one who's finished! Do
you
think that, that creature out there will ever let
you
control it?
MASTER I do so already. He came when I called.
You
saw that yourself.
JO Like a tiger comes when he hears a lamb bleating. MASTER Nicely put,
my dear
. You know, that was worthy of the late lamented Doctor himself. You know, I could kick myself for not having polished him off long ago. Just think of the future. Dominion over all time and all space. Absolute power forever. And no Doctor to ruin things for me.
DOCTORon scannerDon't worry,
Jo
.
JO
Doctor
!
DOCTORon scannerI'll soon sort him out for
you
.
MASTER
Doctor
! Why,
you
must be as indestructible as that wretched Tardis of yours! And how exactly do
you
propose to sort me out?
DOCTORon scannerBy making
you
see reason, and making
you
destroy that crystal.
MASTER Oh? Why should I? I have my Tardis, I have Kronos and I have Miss Grant. Now, my reason tells me that I hold all the cards. DOCTORon scannerAh, but there's one card that
you
've forgotten.
MASTER Oh? DOCTORon scannerThe trump card. I can stop you whenever I please. MASTER
You
are bluffing,
Doctor
.
DOCTORon scannerAm I? How about time ram? MASTER Time ram?
You
couldn't do it in that old crock.
DOCTORon scannerThe two Tardis's are operating on the same frequency, and our controls are locked together. See for yourself. A dial moves up from 70 towards the warning and danger zones. MASTER Stop! DOCTORon scanner
You
know what'll happen if that control goes over the safety limit, don't
you
. Tell him,
Jo
.
JO The two Tardis's occupy exactly the same space and time, and that means that
you
go
MASTER I know very well what it means. DOCTORon scannerDo
you
?
MASTER Yes! Oblivion. DOCTORon scannerTop of the class. Extinction, total annihilation, for
you
, the Tardis and the crystal.
MASTER And for
you
and
Miss Grant
.
DOCTORon scannerOh yes, of course. But by then, Kronos will be free, and the universe will be saved. MASTER Very well. Go ahead. DOCTORon scannerWhat? MASTER Go ahead. Time ram! JO
You
can't be serious?
MASTER Do
you
think I'm going to dance to the Doctor's tune like some performing poodle? Look,
Doctor
,
you
want to stop me? Try!
DOCTORon scannerVery well. Goodbye,
Jo
.
The dial climbs to 94, just below the red. MASTER Well? Why have
you
stopped?
DOCTORon scannerTo give
you
one last chance.
MASTER Nonsense!
You
can't bring yourself to destroy her. Now admit it! It's that fatal weakness of yours,
Doctor
. Pity, compassion. You know, for a moment there,
you
almost had me believing
you
.
JO Don't listen to him,
Doctor
! Think of all those millions of people who'll die. Think of all those millions of people who'll never be born. Do it,
Doctor
, quickly!
DOCTORon scannerBut
Jo
, there may be another way.
MASTER Of course there is. The way to immeasurable glory! JO Goodbye,
Doctor
!
Jo reaches for the dial. MASTER No! DOCTORon scannerDon't do it! JO Too late! MASTER No! The time rotor turns into a bright light. The two Tardis's go quiet and hang in nothingness. Jo and the Master are out cold on the floor. She is no longer handcuffed to the console. Jo wakes first. JO
Doctor
.
Jo leaves the Master's Tardis and crosses the rainbow nothingness to the police box.
Tardis The Doctor is lying on the floor. JO
Doctor
?
Doctor
?
DOCTOR
Jo
. Are
you
all right?
JO I'm fine. Dead, of course, but I'm fine. DOCTOR Dead? What are
you
talking about?
You
're no more dead than I am.
JO Well, that's just it. Well, I mean, that's what I mean. I mean,
you
're dead too, and so's the Master.
DOCTOR And I suppose we're all in heaven? JO Yeah, or somewhere. Hey, come take a look. Come on.
Nothingness JO Groovy, isn't it? DOCTOR Yes. Yes, it's fascinating, but somehow I don't think we're in heaven. JO Well, where are we then? DOCTOR Well, that's just it. I don't know myself.
You
shouldn't have put us into time ram,
Jo
. In any case, I was just about to do it myself.
JO Oh, really? DOCTOR Now look,
Jo
, I. No, not really.
Someone coughs. They turn to see a giant female face filling the space. DOCTOR Greetings. KRONOS Your courtesy is always so punctilious,
Doctor
.
DOCTOR
You
know me?
KRONOS Of old. DOCTOR Well,
you
must forgive me, but I can't quite place
you
.
KRONOS I am Kronos. JO You? But
you
're a girl.
KRONOS Shapes mean nothing. JO But a little while ago
you
were a raging monster and an evil destroyer.
KRONOS I can be all things. A destroyer, a healer, a creator. I'm beyond good and evil as you know it. DOCTOR Where exactly are we? KRONOS On the boundary of your reality and mine. You brought yourselves here. DOCTOR Yes, the time ram. KRONOS At the moment of impact, I was released. That saved you and took you to the threshold of being. DOCTOR Well, what now? KRONOS I owe you a debt of gratitude nothing could repay. What would you wish? JO To go home. DOCTOR In the Tardis. KRONOS You shall. DOCTOR Thank you. JO But what about the Master? KRONOS He stays. JO And what will happen to him? KRONOS Torment, of course. The pain he has given so freely will be returned to him, in full. The Master comes out of his computer. MASTER No! The Master falls to his knees. MASTER
Doctor
, please. Please help me. I can't bear it. Please,
Doctor
, please.
DOCTOR
Mighty Kronos
, may I ask one last favour of
you
?
KRONOS Name it. DOCTOR His life. His freedom. KRONOS He made a prisoner of me. DOCTOR Yes, I know. But would
you
allow us to deal with him in our way?
KRONOS I do not understand
you
, but if that is your desire, so let it be.
MASTER Thank you,
Doctor
.
DOCTOR Don't thank me.
You
're coming back to Earth with us.
MASTER Yes, of course. The Doctor turns and goes into the Tardis. The Master pushes Jo and runs back to his own. DOCTOR No! No!
Kronos
, stop him! Stop him,
Kronos
!
The Master's Tardis dematerialises. KRONOS
You
asked for him to be given his freedom. He has it.
JO Here we go again.
Newton Institute laboratory Clad only in a nappy, the little boy refuses the food Hyde is trying to feed him with a spoon. HYDE Come on,
baby Benton
. Come on, get it down
you
.
RUTH What are you feeding him on now? HYDE The remains of my lunchtime sandwiches mashed up with some cold tea. RUTH Stop playing mothers and fathers and come and give me a hand. I think I'm nearly there. HYDE What are
you
trying to do?
RUTH Well, if I'm on the beam, we should be able to close the gap in time for good. Right, switch on,
Stu
.
HYDE Okay.
Tardis JO But, why? I mean, why did
you
even ask?
DOCTOR
Jo
, would
you
condemn anybody to an eternity of torment? Even the Master?
JO No. No, I guess I wouldn't. DOCTOR No. Well, neither would I. Even though he was responsible for the destruction of Atlantis. JO It's so terrible though, when
you
think about it. All those people.
DOCTOR Yes. Right,
Jo
, we're about to land back in Cambridge. Just think. It all happened three thousand, five hundred years ago.
Newton Institute laboratory TOM-TIT is powering up. HYDE Three oh, three five, four oh. The Tardis materialises where the Master's Tardis used to stand. HYDE Suffering catfish! RUTH Increasing power. HYDE But
Ruth
, look!
RUTH Yes, it must be the Doctor. Now concentrate,
Stu
. Increasing power.
Jo and the Doctor come out of the Tardis. HYDE Four five, five oh. RUTH Isolate matrix scanner. HYDE Five five. Check. DOCTOR What's going on here? HYDE Six oh, six five, seven oh. RUTH See if it's working,
Stu
.
Outside, the soldiers begin to move. HYDE Hey. Yes, it is. RUTH Good. TOM-TIT starts to smoke. DOCTOR It seems to be working a bit too well. RUTH It's running away again. HYDE
Ruth
, everybody, get down. It's going to go up!
Bang! and time outside returns to normal. JO
You
'll just have to start right at the beginning again.
RUTH No, I couldn't. Not without the Professor. Just as well, I guess. DOCTOR It's done its job. Everything's now back to normal. The Brigadier bursts in. BRIGADIER Right, stand quite still, everyone. Er, where's the Master? DOCTOR A very good question,
Brigadier
.
BRIGADIER
Doctor
, glad to see
you
're back.
Miss Grant
, what on Earth are
you
doing in that extraordinary get-up? And where, for heaven's sake, is Sergeant Benton!
HYDE The baby! We forgot the baby! Who is a baby no longer, but still undressed. BENTON Would somebody please mind telling me exactly what's happening around here?