Doctor Who s06e07 Episode Script

A Good Man Goes to War

This little girl, it's all about her.
Who was she? Doctor! What is happening to her? Contractions.
Contractions? She's going into labour.
Breathe! SHE GROANS I needed enough information to block the signal to 'The Flesh'.
What signal? The signal to you! Rory, I don't like this.
Stand away from her, Rory.
We are coming for you I swear it, whatever happens, however hard, however far, we will find you.
I'm right here! No, you're not.
And you haven't been for a long, long time.
SHE GASPS You're ready to pop, aren't you? SHE PANTS SHE SCREAMS BABY GURGLES I wish I could tell you that you'll be loved.
That you'll be safe and cared for and protected.
But this isn't a time for lies.
What you are going to be, Melody is very, very brave.
Two minutes.
But not as brave as they'll have to be.
Because there's someone coming.
I don't know where he is, or what he's doing, but trust me.
He's on his way.
Intruder.
Level nine.
Seal level nine.
There's a man who's never going to let us down.
And not even an army can get in the way.
Leave her, just you leave her.
Please leave her! SHE SOBS Leave her! BABY CRIES Intruder, level 11.
Seal levels 12, 13 and 14.
EXPLOSION Intruder, level 15.
BABY CRIES He's the last of his kind.
He looks young, but he's lived for hundreds and hundreds of years.
And wherever they take you, Melody, however scared you are, I promise you, you will never be alone.
BABY GURGLES Because this man is your father.
Prepare to engage.
He has a name, but the people of our world know him better .
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as the Last Centurion.
I have a message and a question.
A message from the Doctor and a question from me.
Where is my wife? Oh, don't give me those blank looks.
The 12th Cyber Legion monitors this entire quadrant.
You hear everything.
So you tell me what I need to know, you tell me now, and I'll be on my way.
What is the Doctor's message? EXPLOSION Would you like me to repeat the question? A whole Cyber legion though.
He just blew them all up.
To make a point! We're being paid to fight him, not praise him.
Praising costs way more! Level Minus 23.
Transept.
Digger says he once chased the Atraxi off a planet, then called them back for a scolding.
Fight him.
Not praise him.
TANNOY: Reminder.
This base is on Yellow Alert.
This base is on Yellow Alert.
Is she sewing? She's on a break she can do what she likes.
Now try again.
HE SIGHS That one.
No, that's the psychic.
You've got to look for the fractals.
Don't look bored, we're on Yellow Alert.
We've been on Yellow Alert for three weeks! TANNOY: Reminder do not interact with headless monks without designed permission.
Do not interact with headless monks without designed permission.
You're not supposed to stare at them.
And if they think you're tying to see under their hoods,they'll kill you on the spot.
But why are they called the Headless Monks?They can't really be headless? They believe the domain of faith is the heart, and the domain of doubt is the head.
They follow their hearts that's all.
You're Lorna Bucket, aren't you? Yeah.
Hello! I'm the thin one, this is my husband he's the fat one.
Don't you have names? We're the thin, fat, gay, married, Anglican marines.
Why would we need names as well.
Oh! Looks like I'm off! Time for my conversion tutorial.
See you in a bit.
Do you lot have Lent?! Cos I'm not good at giving things up Lorna Bucket.
You've had an Encounter, haven't you? You've met him.
I was just a kid.
But what's he like? The Doctor.
He said "run".
Just "run"? He said it a lot.
And this was in the Gamma Forests, yeah? Because you're a Gamma girl, aren't you? What are you doing here?The forests are heaven-neutral.
Yeah, and 30 seconds of The Doctor is the only thing that ever happened there.
Oh, this is nice, I like this.
I mean, quite a lot of red.
I hope it's not to hide the stains! HE LAUGHS What's in the little boxes? Welcome, applicant to the order of the Headless.
It is traditional for visiting armies of other faiths to offer individuals for conversion to our order.
You have been selected.
Are you ready to make a donation? So, what do you think? If the Doctor's really coming here, where is he? He's the Doctor.
He could be anywhere in time and space.
Whoa! Thank you, Parker.
I won't be needing you again tonight.
Yes, my lady.
You're back early, ma'am.
Another case cracked, I assume? Send a telegram to Inspector Abberline of the yard.
Jack the Ripper has claimed his last victim.
How did you find him? Stringy, but tasty all the same.
I shan't be needing dinner.
Congratulations, ma'am.
However, a matter has arisen in the drawing room.
It just appeared.
What does it mean? It means a very old debt is to be repaid.
Pack the cases, Jenny.
And we're going to need the swords.
Nurse?! Nurse! Damn it! Where's the nurse?! He needs help! Madame President, I'm sorry, but we have to go now! Those things could be here any second! EXPLOSIONS Did somebody call for a nurse? Will I be OK? Of course you will, my boy.
You'll be up and around in no time! And perhaps one day you and I shall meet on the field of battle, and I will destroy you for the glory of the Sontaran Empire.
Thanks, Nurse.
A BOMB DROPS AND EXPLODES Commander Strax.
I just have to ask.
A Sontaran nurse? I serve a penance to restore the honour of my clone batch.
It is the greatest punishment a Sontaran can endure, to help the weak and sick.
Who came up with that one? THE TARDIS APPROACHES Tonight, though, perhaps my penance is over.
Captain Harcourt, I hope some day to meet you in the glory of battle, when I shall crush the life from your worthless human form.
Try and get some rest.
SIRENS BLARE Oh, turn it off.
I'm breaking in, not out.
This is River Song, back in her cell Oh, and I'll take breakfast at the usual time.
Thank you! THUNDER Oh, are you boys dressing up as Romans now? I thought nobody read my memos.
Dr Song? It's Rory.
Sorry, have we met yet? Time streams, I'm not quite sure where we are Yes.
Yes, we've met.
Hello, Rory.
What's wrong? SHE GASPS It's my birthday.
The Doctor took me ice skating on the River Thames in 1814, the last of the great frost fairs.
He got Stevie Wonder to sing for meunder London Bridge.
Stevie Wonder sang in 1814? Yes, he did.
But you must never tell him.
I've come from the Doctor too.
Yes, But at a different point in time.
Unless there's two of them.
Now, that's a whole different birthday.
He needs you! Demons Run? Howhow did you know? I'm from his future.
I always know.
Why on earth are you wearing that? The Doctor's idea.
Of course.
His rules of engagement.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Look ridiculous.
Have you considered heels? They've taken Amy.
And our baby.
The Doctor's getting some people together, we're going after her, but he needs you too.
I can't.
Not yet, anyway.
I'm sorry? This is The Battle of Demons Run.
The Doctor's darkest hour.
He'll rise higher than ever before and then fall so much further.
AndI can't be with him till the very end.
Why not? Because this is it.
This is the day he finds out who I am.
HE SIGHS Goodbye.
You appear to be closing down, Dorium.
What have you heard? That you pricked the side of a mighty beast, Madam Kovarian,and entirely failed to run.
I admire your courage.
I should like to admire it from afar.
We've been waiting a month.
He's done nothing.
Do you really think so? There are people all over this galaxy that owe that man a debt.
By now, a few of them will have found a blue box waiting for them on their doorstep.
Poor devils.
You think he's raising an army? You think he isn't? If that man is finally collecting on his debts, God help you, and God help his debtors.
Why? Colonel Manton, all those stories you've heard about him.
They're not stories, they're true.
HE LAUGHS Really your not telling me you don't know what's coming? We're wasting our time here! Agreed.
The asteroid, where you've made your base.
Do you know why they call it Demons Run? How do you know the location of our base? You're with the Headless Monks they're old customers of mine.
It's just some old saying.
A very old saying.
The oldest.
"Demons run, when a good man goes to war".
HE LAUGHS HE CONTINUES TO LAUGH THE TARDIS APPROACHES No.
No, no, please! Not me! You don't need me! Why would you need me?! I'm old! I'm fat! I'm blue! You can't need me! He is not the devil.
He is not a god.
He is not a goblin, or a phantom or a trickster.
The Doctor is a living, breathing man, and as I look around this room I know one thing We're sure as hell going to fix that.
CHEERING Sorry.
I shouldn't be here, I'm meant to be at the thing.
I brought you something.
Your child's name, in the language of my people.
It's a prayer leaf and we believe, if you keep this with you, your child will always come home to you.
Can I borrow your gun? Why? Cos I've got a feeling you're going to keep talking.
ROUSING SPEECH CONTINUES OUTSIDE CHEERING Talking like he's famous.
The Doctor isn't famous He meets a lot of people.
Some of themremember.
He's sort of like a I dunno.
A dark legend.
Dark?! Have you met him? Yeah.
But I was just a little girl.
So was I.
You've been with him a long time then.
No.
He came back for me.
You must be very special.
Hey.
You can wait a long time for the Doctor.
But he's worth it.
OK? The thing is, he's coming.
No question about it.
Just you make sure you're on the right side when he gets here.
Not for my sakefor yours.
Thank you.
On this day, in this place, the Doctor will fall.
CHEERING The man who talks, the man who reasons, the man who lies, will meet the perfect answer.
THEY CHEER Some of you have wondered why have we have allied ourselves with the Headless Monks.
Perhaps you should have wondered why we call them Headless.
It's time you knew what these guys have sacrificed for faith.
As you all know, it is a Level One Heresy, punishable by death, to lower the hood of a Headless Monk.
But by the divine grant of the Papal Mainframe herself, on this one and only occasion, I can show you the truth.
Because these guys never can be .
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persuaded! They NEVER can be Afraid.
And they can never, ever be SHOCKED GASPS Surprised! HE LAUGHS Hello everyone! Guess who! Please point a gun at me if it helps you relax.
You're only human.
Go on, resist.
I'm ever so hungry.
Now, dear, which button controls the lights? Doctor, you will come with me, right now! Three minutes, forty seconds.
Amelia Pond! Get your coat! PANICKED CHATTER I'm not a phantom.
Doctor? I'm not a trick.
Doctor?! I'm a monk.
Doctor, show yourself! It's him! He's here! It's him! GUNFIRE SHOUTING Weapons down! Do not fire! NOOO! Follow me.
Doctor! Doctor! Clever, isn't he? And rather attractive.
You do realise he's a man, don't you, ma'am?Mammals.
They all look alike.
Oh, thank you! Nobody discharge their weapon in this room.
Nobody! Do not fire! Was I being insensitive again, dear? I don't know why you put up with me.
Stop, wait! Listen to me! I'm disarming my weapon pack.
Monks, I do this in good faith! I am now unarmed.
All of you, discharge your weapon packs.
The Doctor is trying to make fools of us We are soldiers of God, we are not fools! We are not fools! ALL: We are not fools! We are not fools! We are not fools! We are not fools! We are not fools! We are not fools! We are not fools.
Colonel Manton is regaining control.
Where's the doctor gone? ALL: We are not fools.
We are not fools.
We are not fools.
This base is now under our command.
I have a fleet out there! If Demons Run goes down, there's an automatic distress call.
DOCTOR ON THE TANNOY: Not if we knock out your communications array.
And you've got incoming! Danny Boy to the Doctor.
Danny Boy to the Doctor.
Give 'em hell, Danny Boy! ROCKET FIRE EXPLOSIONS I need to get off this station now.
Bring me the child! ALARMS BLARE Target destroyed.
THE DOCTOR AND AMY LAUGH Don't slump, it's bad for your spine! THE BABY CRIES Get back in there with the rest of them.
Remember.
The Doctor must think he's winning, right until the trap closes! I'll take my ship from here.
Airlock engaged.
Shuttle ready for boarding.
No.
I have a crew of 20.
How do you expect to gain control of my ship? DOOR OPENS This ship is ours, m'lady! All airlocks sealed, resistance neutralised! Sorry, Colonel Manton, I lied.
Three minutes, 42 seconds.
Colonel Manton, you will give the order for your men to withdraw.
No.
Colonel Manton I want you to tell your men to run away.
You what? Those words.
Run away.
I want you to be famous for those exact words.
I want people to call you Colonel Run-Away.
I want children laughing outside your door, cos they've found the house of Colonel Run-Away.
And, when people come to you, and ask if trying to get to methrough the people I love! .
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is in any way a good idea I want you to tell them your name.
Oh, look! I'm angry.
That's new.
I'm really not sure what's going to happen now.
The anger of a good man is not a problem.
Good men have too many rules.
Good men don't need rules.
Today is not the day to find out why I have so many.
Give the order.
Give the order Colonel Run-Away.
BANGING ON THE DOOR Who's that, who's there? You watch it, cos I'm armed and really dangerous andcross! Yeah.
Like I don't know that.
Rory? Rory, is that you.
Yeah, it's me Hang on a minute.
They took her.
Rory, they took our baby away.
Now, Mrs Williams That is never, ever going to happen.
BABY CRIES Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Where's she been, what have they done to her She's fine.
Amy, she's fine, I checked.
She's beautiful.
Oh, God, I was going to be cool.
I wanted to be cool, look at me.
You're OK.
Crying Roman with a baby, definitely cool.
Come here, you! Ugh, kissing and crying, I'll be back in a bit.
Oi! You! Get in here.
Now.
My daughter, what do you think.
Hello.
Hello, baby.
Melody.
Melody! Hello, Melody Pond! Melody Williams.
.
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is a geography teacher.
Melody Pond is a superhero! HE INHALES Well, yes, I supposeshe does smell nice.
Never really sniffed her, maybe I should give it a go.
Amelia Pond, c'mere! Doctor! I'm sorry we were so long.
It's OK, I knew you were coming.
Both of you.
My boys! BABY COOS It's OK, she's still all yours.
And really you should call her Mummy,not Big Milk Thing.
OK, what are you doing? I speak Baby.
No, you don't! I speak everything Don't I, Melody Pond? BABY COOS No, it's notit's cool! Doctor! Take a look.
They're leaving.
Demons Run is ours without a drop of blood spilled.
My friend, you have never risen higher! BABY CRIES Hey what's wrong? She doesn't like the TARDIS noise.
I asked him to turn something off, but it was all "I don't want to punch a hole in the space-timecontinuum!".
Rory! The Judoon have escorted the Clerics out of the quadrant, spitfires have returned to their own time, and Captain Avery and his men BABY CONTINUES CRYING Is she all right? Yes, she's just crying.
Give her to me, human fool.
She needs changing.
I just changed her.
I think she might need a feed.
A feed, of course.
I'll take care of everything.
I really don't think you will, actually.
I have gene-spliced myself for all nursing duties.
I can produce magnificent quantities of lactic fluid.
She's not hungry, she's tired.
Sorry, Melody, they're just not listening.
What's this?! Very pretty, according to your daughter.
It's ait's a cot.
No flies on the Roman.
Give her here.
Hey! There we go? But where would you get a cot? It's old.
Really old.
Doctordo you have children? No.
Have you ever had children? No, it's real, it's my hair.
Who slept in here? Doctor! We need you in the main control room.
Be right there! Things to do I've still got to work out what this base is for.
We can't leave till we know.
But this is where I was? The whole time I thought I was on the TARDIS, I was really here.
Erm Centurian, permission to hug? Be aware, I do have a sword.
At all times.
You were on the TARDIS too your heart, your mind, your soul.
But physically, yes, you were still in this place.
And when I saw that face looking through the hatchthat woman looking at me Reality bleeding through.
They must have taken you quite a while back.
Just before America That's probably enough hugging now.
So her flesh avatar was with us all that time.
But that means they were projecting a control signal into the TARDIS.
Wherever we were in time and space.
Yeah, they're very clever.
Who are? Whoever wants our baby.
But why do they want her? Exactly! Is there anything you're not telling us? You knew Amy wasn't real, you never said.
Well, I couldn't be sure they weren't listening.
But you always hold out on us.
Please, not this time.
Doctor, it's our baby.
Tell us something.
One little thing.
It's mine.
What is? The cot.
It's my cot.
I slept in there.
Oh, my God.
It's the Doctor's first stars.
She's Drop your weapons.
State your rank and intent! I found it listening at the door! You've hacked into their software then? I believe I sold it to them.
So what have we learned.
That anger is always the shortestdistance to a mistake.
I'm sorry? The words of an old friend who once found me in the London Underground, attempting to avenge my sisters on perfectly innocent tunnel diggers.
Well You were very cross at the time.
As you were today, old friend.
Point taken, I hope.
Now, I have a question.
A simple one.
Is Melody human? Sorry, what? Of course she is! HE LAUGHS UNCOMFORTABLY Completely human, what are you talking about?! They've been scanning her since she was born and I think they found what they were looking for.
Human DNA.
Look closer.
Human plus.
Specificallyhuman plus Time Lord.
I heard her talking his is a trap.
Why would I lie to you? You might want to take a look at your uniform.
The only reason I joined the Clerics was to meet the Doctor again.
You wanted to meet him, so you joined an army to fight him? Well, how else do you meet a great warrior? He's not a warrior.
Then why's he called the Doctor? It's starting.
Please listen to me.
But she's human.
She's Amy and Rory's daughter.
You told me about your people.
They became what they did throughprolonged exposure to the time vortex.
The untempered schism Over billions of years, it didn't just happen.
So how close is she? Could she even regenerate? No, no! I don't think so.
You don't sound so sure.
Because I don't understand how this happened! Which leads me to ask when did it happen? When? I am trying to be delicate I know how you can blush.
When did this baby Begin? Oh, you mean Quite.
Well, how would I know? That's all human-y, private stuff, it just sortofgoes on.
They don't put up a balloon, or anything.
But could the child havebegun on the TARDIS.
In flight, in the vortex.
No, no, impossible! It's all running about, sexy fish vampires and blowing up stuff.
And Rory wasn't even there at the beginning.
Then he was dead, then he didn't exist, then he was plastic.
Then I had to reboot the whole universelong story.
So technically the first time they were on the TARDIS together, in this version of reality, was on their On their what? On their wedding night.
COMPUTER BEEPS Confirmed.
No life forms registering on this base, except us and the Silurians.
The Headless Monks aren't alive they don't register as life forms.
Doesn't make sense! You can't just cook yourself a Time Lord.
Of course not.
But you gave them one hell of a start.
And they've been working very hard ever since.
And yet they gave in so easily.
Does this not that bother anyone else? Amy! She worried the baby would have a time head.
She said that Only you would ignore the instincts of a mother! Or the instincts of a coward.
This is too easy.
There's something wrong.
Why even do it? Even if you could get your hands on a brand new Time Lord, what for? A weapon? Why would a Time Lord be a weapon? Wellthey've seen you.
Me? Mr Maldovar, you're right.
This was too easy.
We should get back to the others.
Me? I'd say she's human, going by the life-support software.
She climbed out of the suit like she forced her way out.
She must be incredibly strong.
I see you accessed our files.
Do you understand yet? Oh, don't worry, I'm a long way away.
But I like to keep tabs on you.
The child then What do you think? What is she? Hope.
Hope in this endless, bitter war.
What war? Against who? Against you, Doctor.
What's that? Force field.
And those are the doors locking.
Apparently we're not leaving.
Is that the Monks? Oh, dear God that's the attack prayer.
Quick, come with me.
Commander Strax! I'm trying to seal off this area of the lighting grid.
This is where we'll make our stand.
Clear lines of sight on all approaches.
Rory, no offence to the others, but you let them all die first, OK? You're so Scottish.
Centurian, you're needed.
There should be some plasma pistols somewhere.
They left everything.
Then find them, boy! She's definitely a girl.
Oh, stop it! We don't have to fight.
I'm friends to the Monks, they know me.
Yeah, and they know you just sold them out to the Doctor.
Oh, they'll understand.
It's only me, only silly old me.
You understand, don't you? Mr Maldovar, get back here! Arm yourself, fool! Dorium! Mr Maldovar? Dorium? The child! At all costs, protect the child! A child is not a weapon! Oh, give us time.
She can be.
She will be.
Except you've already lost her, and I swear I will never let you anywhere near her again.
Oh, Doctor.
Fooling you once was a joy but fooling you twice, the same way, it's a privilege.
Amy Amy! BABY CRIES 'Demons run when a good man goes to war.
'Night will fall and drown the sun when a good man goes to war.
'Friendship dies and true love lies.
'Night will fall and the dark will rise 'when a good man goes to war.
' Amy! 'Demons run but count the cost 'the battle's won but the child is lost.
Wakey, wakey! Amy! Rory! Rory! Rory! Amy, she's not real! Melody - she's a flesh avatar.
Amy! Amy! Amy.
Yeah, we know.
It's strange.
I have often dreamed of dying in combat.
I'm not enjoying it as much as I'd hoped.
Come on, Strax, don't give up.
It's all right, I've had a good life.
I'm nearly 12.
Listen to me.
You'll be back on your feet in no time.
You're a warrior! Rory I'm a nurse.
HE COUGHS FEEBLY So they took her anyway.
All this was for nothing.
I am so sorry.
Amy it's not his fault.
I know, I know.
Doctor, there's someone who wants to speak to you.
Her name is Lorna, she came to warn us.
Hey.
Hello.
Doctor! You helped my friends, thank you.
I met you once.
In the Gamma Forests.
You don't remember me.
Hey, of course I remember.
I remember everyone.
Hey, we ran, you and me! Didn't we run, Lorna? Who was she? I don't know but she was very brave.
They're always brave.
They're always brave.
So, what now? They'd almost certainly have taken her to Earth, raise her in the correct environment.
Yes, they did.
And it's already too late.
You're giving up? You never do that.
Don't you sometimes wish I did? Well, then, soldier.
> How goes the day? > Where the hell have you been? Every time you've asked, I have been there.
Where the hell were you today? I couldn't have prevented this.
You could've tried! And so, my love, could you.
I know you're not all right.
But hold tight, Amy, because you're going to be.
You think I wanted this? I didn't do this.
This this wasn't me! This was exactly you.
All this, all of it.
You make them so afraid.
When you began, all those years ago, sailing off to see the universe, did you ever think you'd become this? The man who can turn an army around at the mention of his name? Doctor? The word for healer and wise man, throughout the universe.
We get that word from you, you know.
But if you carry on the way you are, what might that word come to mean? To the people of the Gamma Forests, the word "Doctor" means mighty warrior.
How far you've come.
And now they've taken a child the child of your best friends and they're going to turn her into a weapon, just to bring you down.
And all this, my love in fear of you.
Who are you? Oh, look, your cot! Haven't seen that in a very long while.
No, no, you tell me.
Tell me who you are.
I am telling you.
Can't you read? Hello.
Hello.
But but that means I'm afraid it does.
Ooh! But you and I, we, we, we, er Yes.
How do I look? Amazing.
I'd better be.
Yes, you'd better be.
Vastra and Jenny, till the next time.
Rory and Amy,I'll find your daughter and on my life, she will be safe.
River, get them all home.
Doctor? No! Where are you going? No! Where's he going? What did you tell him? Amy, you have stay calm.
Tell me what you told the Doctor.
Amy, no, stop it! It's OK, Rory, she's fine, she's good.
It's the TARDIS translation matrix, it takes a while to kick in with the written word.
You have to concentrate.
I still can't read it.
It's because it's Gallifreyan and doesn't translate.
But this will.
It's your daughter's name in the language of the forest.
I know my daughter's name.
Except they don't have a word for "pond" because only water in the forest is the river.
The Doctor will find your daughter and he will care for her whatever it takes and I know that.
It's me.
I'm Melody.
I'm your daughter.