Doctor Who s06e12 Episode Script

Closing Time

Thank you.
I better cash up then? S'pose John-Joe can just wait for me? No, I'll do it, you head off.
When's the council going to fix this? Last night my telly went off in the middle of Top Model.
John-Joe's waiting.
I'll do the changing rooms, too.
Oh, thanks, Shona.
There's a list on the fridge.
I saw it.
And I've labelled the food And sort of numbered it.
Sophie, you don't need to number food.
It's just a suggestion.
Also, my mum might phone.
Might? And your Mum.
And my Dad.
And you know, just some people.
I can cope on my own! Now, please, go and have a rest.
You need it.
I love you.
I love you, too.
And thank you for this.
And I do know you can cope on your own.
And I may have drawn some arrows in the fridge.
You do really have to go.
Kelly! Hello? Sorry, we need to close up? Two minutes, OK? Mum, it's not just you.
I'm phoning everybody.
I'm texting the world.
Craig Owens can do it on his own.
No-one is coming to help me! DOOR KNOCKING Mum, I'm going to have to call you back.
DOOR KNOCKING I'm coping, I'm coping on my own I'm coping on my own! I'm coping on my own! Hello, Craig! I'm back! She didn't? How could she phone you? How could who phone me? Nobody phoned me, I'm just here.
You've redecorated! I don't like it.
It's a different house, we moved.
Yes, that's it.
Doctor, what are you doing here? Social call.
Thought it was about time I tried one out.
How are you? I'm fine.
This is the bit where I say.
"I'm fine, too" isn't it? I'm fine, too.
Love to Sophie, bye! Something's wrong! On your own, you said.
But you're not you're not on your own! Just, shhh! Increased sulphur emissions.
And look at the state of this place.
What are you not telling me? Doctor, please! Shhh! No, you shhh! Shhh! Shhh! No, you shhh! Doctor! Hello, who's in there? Whatever you are, get off this planet! BABY CRYING Oh, you've woken him! Hello? You all right? Aaaargh! So when you say on your own Yes, I meant on my own with the baby, yes.
Cos no-one thinks I can cope on my own.
Which is so unfair.
Because I can't cope on my own with him! I can't.
He just cries.
All the time.
I mean, do they have off-switches? BABY CRIES Human beings.
I've checked.
No, babies.
Same difference.
Sometimes this works though.
CRYING STOPS Can you teach me to do that? Probably not.
Oh, please come on, I need something, I'm rubbish at this.
At what? Being a dad.
You read all the books, they tell you you'll know what to do if you follow your instinct.
I have no instinct! That's what this weekend's about, trying to prove to people I can do this one thing well.
Ha-ha-ha! So what did you call him? Will I blush? No, we didn't call him "the Doctor"! No, I didn't think you would.
He's called Alfie.
What are you doing here anyway? Yes, he likes that, Alfie.
Though personally he prefers to be called Stormageddon, Dark Lord Of All.
Sorry, what? That's what he calls himself.
How do you know that? I speak baby.
Of course you do! I don't even know when his nappy needs changing.
I'm the one supposed to be his dad.
Oh, yeah.
He's wondering where his mum is? Where is Sophie? Gone away with Melina for the weekend.
Needs a rest.
No, he's your dad, you can't just call him 'Not-Mum'.
Not-Mum? That's you.
Also, Not Mum, that's me.
And everybody else is "peasants.
" That's a bit unfortunate.
What are you here for? I just popped in to say hello.
You don't do that.
I checked upstairs when we moved, it's real.
And next door, they're humans.
Is it the fridge? Are there aliens in my fridge? I just want to see you, Craig! Cross my hearts.
I've been knocking about on my own.
A farewell tour.
One last thing, popping in to see you, then I'm off to the Alignment of Exedor.
The Alignment of Exedor? Meant to be spectacular, I can't miss it.
Literally can't.
It's locked in a time stasis field, I get one crack at flying my TARDIS straight into it, if I get my dates right.
Which I have.
Sounds nice.
So this is me popping in and popping out again.
Just being social, just having a laugh.
Never mind that.
Never mind what? Nothing.
No, you noticed something.
You've got your noticing face on.
I have nightmares about that face.
Nope, given up all that, done with noticing things.
Didn't even notice that.
Got to go.
Good seeing you, Craig.
Goodbye, Stormageddon.
No, no, wait, wait, could you do the shushing thing? Shhh.
No, it only works once, and only on life forms with underdeveloped brains.
Hang on, you said farewell tour? What do you mean, farewell.
Ssh Just go.
Stop noticing.
Just go! Stop noticing! Just go.
Stop noticing.
Just go.
Stop it! Am I noticing? No, no I am not.
And what I am not doing is scanning for electrical fluctuations.
Oh, shut up, you! I'm just dropping in on a friend, the last thing I need right no is a patina of teleport energy, I'm going.
Going! Not staying.
I am through saving them.
I'm going away now.
It goes up-tiddly up, it goes down-tiddly down-down! For only £49.
99, which I think is a bit steep but then again it's your parents' cash and they'll only waste it on boring stuff like lamps and vegetables, yawn! Yeah, Soph Just enjoy your holiday! Yeah, coping.
Nobody panic, but I appear to be losing control.
Yeah, love you.
Guys, guys, ladies and gentlemen, while I deal with this awkward moment you go and find your parents/guardians! Try in lamps! Craig! What the hell are you doing here? I'm the Doctor, I work in a shop now.
Here to help.
They gave me a badge with my name on in case I forget who I am, very thoughtful, as that does happen.
You were leaving the alignment of Exeter, what about that? One chance to see it, you said.
Well, I was on my way, saw a shop, got a job, you got to live in the moment, Craig.
Mind Yappy.
What? Yappy.
The robot dog.
Not so much fun as I remember.
You look awful! I haven't slept, have I? I still can't stop him crying.
I even tried singing to him last night.
Yeah, he did mention that he thought you were crying, too.
He didn't get a wink.
Yappy, say goodbye to Craig and Stormageddon.
"Goodbye, Craig, goodbye, Stormageddon.
" What was that? You're here for a reason.
You noticed something, and you're investigating it.
It's going to be dangerous and alien.
It might not be.
Doctor, I live here, I need to know! No, you don't.
My baby lives here, my son.
Sheila Clark, went missing Tuesday.
Atif Ghosh, last seen Friday.
Tom Luker, last seen Sunday.
Why's that not on the front page? Page one has an exclusive on Nina, a local girl who got kicked off Britain's Got Talent.
These people are on pages seven, 19, they're far too excited about Nina's emotional journey, which in fairness, is quite inspiring.
And what else? These funny old power fluctuations which just happen to coincide with the disappearances.
That's just the council, putting in new cables.
Isn't it? Oh, yes, that's it, mystery solved, oh, wasting my time, now you can go home and I can go to Exedor, goodbye, and here's a lift.
It says out of order.
Not any more.
See? Here to help.
It says, "danger".
Oh, rubbish, lifts aren't dangerous.
Do I look like I'm stupid? Quiet, Stormy! Oh, all right, there's more.
Just between you, me and Stormy, don't want to frighten my punters.
Someone's been using a teleport relay, right here in this shop.
Missing people last seen in this area.
Before you ask, CCTV's been wiped.
A teleport? A teleport? Like a beam me up teleport, like you see in Star Trek? Exactly.
Someone's been using a beam me up Star Trek teleport.
Could be disguised as anything.
But a teleport? In a shop? That's ridiculous! What was that? Was that the lights again? Yes, that's it.
That's all, it's the lights.
Why did you say that like that? Like what? Like that, in that high-pitched voice.
Just keep looking at me, Craig.
Right at me, just keep looking.
Why? Well, because, because, because I love you.
You love me? Yes, Craig.
It's you.
It's always been you.
Me? Is that so surprising? Doctor, are you going to kiss me? Yes, I am.
Would you like that? Bit out of practice, but I've had some wonderful feedback.
Doctor, no, I can't, I'm taken Oh, my God! Or we could just hold hands if it make you'd feel more comfortable? What is happening? Well, first of all, I don't really love you, except as a friend.
And what is that? Quick reverse! What the hell just happened? They must have linked the teleport relay to the lift, but I've fused it! They can't use that again.
Stuck up there on their spaceship.
What were those things? Cybermen.
Ship? Space ship? We were in space? It's got to be up there somewhere, can't get a fix, it must be shielded.
You fused the teleport, they can't come back.
I've just bought myself a little time.
Still got to work out what they're doing before I can stop it.
But if they've got the teleport and they're evil, why haven't they invaded already? Craig take Alfie and go.
No! No? No, I remember from last time, people got killed, people that didn't know you.
I know where it's safest, for me and Alfie.
And that's right next to you.
Is that so? Yeah, you always win, you always survive! Those were the days.
I can help you, I'm staying! Craig Craig, all right, all right maybe those days aren't quite over yet.
Let's go and investigate I mean, there's no immediate danger now.
Good afternoon, Val.
Where am I investigating? Well, look round.
Ask questions.
People like it when you're with a baby, babies are sweet, people talk to you.
That's why I usually take a human with me.
So I'm your baby? You're my baby! Hope you don't mind me saying, Doctor, but I think you look ever so sweet, you and your partner and the baby.
Yes, I like it.
Is it better than 'companion'? Companion sounds old-fashioned.
There's no need to be coy these days.
You've not noticed anything unusual around here lately, Val? Well Yes, yes? Mary Warnock saw Don Petheridge snogging Andrea Groom outside the Conservative Club on his so-called day off 'golfing'.
Maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all.
And then there's that silver rat thing.
What? All right, Alfie, you watch Daddy investigate.
You look cute, I'll do the talking.
Good afternoon, sir, can I help you? Hiya! I'm Craig! Yeah? Do you mind, if I just ask you some questions.
Y'what? Just between you and me, in confidence.
Have you noticed anything unusual? Interesting? Y'what? Talk to me about ladieswear.
George! Hi, George nice uniform.
A silver rat.
Glowing red eyes.
Yes, then it zizzed off.
I wanted to get one for my nephew, but stockroom say there's no such item.
I bet they do.
Well, what was it then? Answer me that.
Can I help you, sir? Have you seen how cute my baby is? Look at his face.
I'm going to head off actually.
All right, whoa.
What's all that hullabaloo? Umm.
That'll be my partner! Aww! Make a habit of hanging round in womens' wear, sir? I'm sorry, oh, ssh, ssh, Alfie, come on.
He's a pervert, look at him.
Hello, everyone! Here to help.
Hello, Doctor.
Hello, Doctor.
Has anyone seen a silver rat? No, OK.
Long shot, I see you've met my friend, Craig.
Nice uniform George.
Thank you, Doctor.
If he's with you, that's all right then.
I thought he was hassling me, that's the last thing I need.
Shona's not turned up, so I'm doing twice the work for the same money.
Ssh! Please teach me how to do that.
No hold on Un-ssh! Shona? My supervisor.
She's meant to be in today but never showed up.
Where did you last see her? How do you do that? It's a power, isn't it, some sort of weird alien hypnotic power, I bet you excrete some sort of gas that makes people love you.
Would that I could, Craig.
Aaargh! Sorry, Madam.
I'd try that in red if I were you.
I'm right though, aren't I? You love me, I've never excreted any weird alien gases at you.
I don't love you! Don't start that again.
BABY GOOS Course he does.
You do, we're partners.
But I did exactly what you would have done, I nearly got arrested! BABY GOOS Stormy thinks you should believe in yourself more.
Great, now my baby is reviewing me.
Right here Last night, a Cyberman took Shona.
A Cyberman I thought it was a little silver rat? It's not a rat.
It's a Cybermat! All right don't have a go at me just cos I don't know the names.
Cybermats are infiltrators.
Very small, very deadly they collect power like bees collect pollen.
One of them's been sucking the electrical energy from this area.
But why a shop, you know, why not a nuclear power station? OK, why? Let's ask it.
We wait for the shop to shut, we stake the place out, and grab ourselves a Cybermat.
And this is just a coincidence, is it? What is? Aliens in Colchester? Aliens twice in my life, happening to me just when you turn up.
This is not my fault, Craig.
BABY CRIES Look what you've done! It's his nappy, he's mentioned it twice.
I don't speak baby.
There's a changing station over by electrical goods.
And of course, you'd know that.
Come on, Alfie.
Craig it's a coincidence.
It happens, it's what the universe does for Can I have your autograph please? Yeah.
What's your name? Ellie.
I like your hairband.
Thank you.
All right? There you go.
Thank you.
Amelia Pond.
OK, sshh.
Let's be having you then, Cybermat.
BABY CRIES Can't you put that on quiet? No! It's a sonic screwdriver.
Sonic equals sound! Take this.
I got it on my discount, Why do I need a papoose? Alfie wants to attach you to him.
You're far too slow when he summons you.
When's he going to stop giving me marks? Never.
That's parenthood.
Couldn't you have got a babysitter? No, any babysitter doesn't have to be a hot one.
I told everyone I know I didn't need their help this weekend, they won't answer my calls.
I didn't know there was going to be an invasion of Cyberman.
It's OK.
Ha-ha! That's very odd.
It must be on low power.
Or I'm better at that than I remember.
Oh, is that it? Yeah.
Oh, it's quiet cute look at that.
Look, Alfie, look.
Aargh! Metal rat.
Real mouth! Metal rat, Real mouth, metal rat, real mouth! Stop screaming.
STOP SCREAMING! SCREAMING Come on! George! George Doctor! Doctor! What happened? Oh, I've been chipped, chapped Chopped! The Cyberman it killed George, took him back to the ship.
The Cybermen are here! But you said.
Yeah, I know what I said, I say a lot of things! But I fused the teleport it should have taken them days to repair.
Are you OK? I should be dead but the arm it chopped me with, it was damaged, old spare parts.
Must have changed those missing people.
They changed the missing into Cybermen? Why didn't they change you? I'm not exactly compatible.
Why are they using spare parts, why? Everything I find out makes less sense! Doctor, if the Cybermen are here, then we're not safe, we've got to go.
Back to base.
We've got a base? When did we get a base? I'm going down the shops, we're out of milk.
You know what to do if he cries.
No! Me neither.
BABY CRIES Hello, Stormageddon.
It's the Doctor.
Here to help.
There, there.
Be quiet.
Go to sleep.
Really, stop crying.
You've got a lot to look forward to, you know.
A normal human life on Earth.
Mortgage repayments, the nine to five, a persistent nagging sense of spiritual emptiness.
Save the tears for later, boyo.
Oh, no! That was crabby.
No, that was old! But I am old, Stormy.
I am so old.
So near the end.
You, Alfie Owens, you are so young, aren't you? And, you know, right now, everything's ahead of you.
You could be anything.
Yes, I know.
You could walk among the stars.
They don't actually look like that, you know, they are rather more impressive.
Yeah! You know, when I was little like you, I dreamt of the stars.
I think it's fair to say, in the language of your age, that I lived my dream.
I owned the stage, gave it a 110%.
I hope you have as much fun as I did, Alfie.
BLEEPING AND BUZZING Your dad's trying his best, you know.
Yes, I know it's not his fault he hasn't got mammary glands.
No, but neither do I! BLEEPING Alfie, why is there a sinister beeping coming from behind me? Oh, no you don't.
Come on, Alfie.
Run! It's only stunned! It's going to be OK.
Good, Alfie.
We're going to go outside.
Don't worry about it.
I'm back! Come on, Craig, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up! Doctor? Doctor? Craig, don't worry, Alfie is fine, but on no account enter the house.
Doctor! SNARLING No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no! Help me! Where's Alfie?! Where's Alfie?! He's safe, he's safe! Get it off me! I have to find the right frequency, shut it down! Kill it! All right, all right, all right! MOVE! Aargh! Ow! Baking tray, Craig, baking tray! Hold it down! Get on with it! Ah, it must be shielded from metastatic energy! Of course! Yeah, of course! Don't worry, I have an app for that.
Stand back Stand back! Success! That was amazing, you must be really, really strong.
That thing should have had you easy.
Is it definitely dead? Inactive, yes.
Technically never been alive.
It was playing possum before, to take us by surprise.
Whoo! Alfie! I'm knackered.
YAWNS That thing was eating up the electricity.
And transmitting it up to the Cybership.
But why? Why do they need power, why are those conversions not complete yet, and what are they doing up there? You said you were going to look at its brain.
I had to wipe its brain.
Now I can reprogram it, use it as a weapon against them.
The Cybermat came after us? No, after me.
They sent it after us? After me.
Because of me, you and Alfie nearly died.
Do you still feel safe with me, Craig? You can't help who your mates are.
No! I am a stupid and selfish man.
Always have been.
I should have made you go, I should never have come here.
What would have happened if you hadn't come? Who else knows about Cybermen or teleports? I put people in danger.
Stop beating yourself up! If it wasn't for you this whole planet would be an absolute ruin.
Craig, very soon I won't be here my time is running out.
I don't mean Exedor.
Silence will fall when the question is asked.
Don't even know what the question is.
Always knew I'd die still asking.
Thing is, Craig, it's tomorrow.
Can't put it off any more.
Tomorrow is the day I BLEEPING Safe mode.
Clever me.
Come along, Bitey.
'So I'll be back about ten, cos Melina's totally gone off on one, 'she's going to kill David Jenkins.
'I'm stupid to worry, I can't wait to get home to my special boys! Oh, no, no, no! Doctor? 'Love you.
Alfie, love you, Craig!' You idiot! Morning! Morning.
Teleport's still fused.
They didn't repair it.
So the Cyberman last night, how did it get down here, how did it get out? And why, why, am I asking you? You found the silver rat! But where are the silver men? Sorry, Alfie, I can't leave you here on your own.
There's something up with the Doctor, and we owe him, I wouldn't have you or Mummy if it wasn't for him! He needs someone, he always needs someone and he just can't admit it.
I promise nothing's going to happen to you! Mwuh! All right, come on, here we go.
Secondary teleport.
No, there is no other teleport, they must have had a back-up system, something complicated, something powerful, something shielded.
Something like a door.
A door! A disillium-bonded steel door disguised as a wall! That is cheating! So it didn't teleport down.
It climbed up.
Well, well, well.
You have been busy.
Doctor! Doctor! Another row? He went in the changing rooms, something about silver men.
Oh, God, no.
Val, I need you too look after Alfie for me, OK? Please look after him, the Doctor needs me.
I understand, you two need time alone.
Don't follow me! I wasn't intending to.
You have come to us.
Took me a while, lot on my mind.
Let's see, this ship crashed here centuries ago, no survivors, but the systems are dormant waiting for power.
And then the council stick a load of new cables right on top of you.
Bitey wakes up and channels the power, you start crewing up from the shop as best you can, not enough power, not enough parts.
When we are ready we will emerge.
We will convert this planet to Cyberform.
What, the six of you? You know that is enough.
You know us.
You are the Doctor.
And the Doctor always gives you a choice.
Deactivate yourself, or I deactivate you.
Doctor? Doctor? Aaaaghhh! He must be the new leader.
He is not like us.
Brain and binary vascular system incompatible.
They will be discarded.
Other body parts may be of use.
Oi, Cybermen! Get off my planet, or I activate this.
Craig, stop this, get out! It's like you said, Doctor, got to believe you can do it! You located us? Teleport in the lift, bit rubbish.
That little Cybermat never stood a chance.
See what you're dealing with? You are compatible.
You are intelligent.
Agh! Ow! Aaaargh! No, I'm not intelligent, you don't want me.
Do not fear.
We will take your fear from you.
You will be like us.
You will be more than us.
No, no, no, no.
Your designation is Cyber Controller.
You will lead us, we will conquer this world.
Doctor! Craig! Do something! Please! DOCTOR! Craig, don't worry.
I've reprogrammed the Cybermat, it'll drain their power! You have failed, Doctor.
Begin conversion! Phase one.
Cleanse the brain of emotions.
No! Craig! Fight it! They can't convert you if you fight back! You're strong, don't give in to it! Help me! Think of Sophie, think of Alfie, don't let them take it all away! Make it stop.
Please make it stop! Listen to me! I believe in you, I believe you can do this! I've always believed in all of you, all my life! I'm going die, Craig.
Tomorrow, I'm going to die, but I don't mind if you just prove me right! CRAIG! Begin full conversion.
Don't worry, It's just a little light going out.
BABY CRIES Unknown soundwave detected.
It is the sound of fear.
It is irrelevant.
We will remove all fear.
Alfie! I'm so sorry! Alfie, please stop! I can't help him.
Emotions eradicated conversion complete.
Emotional subsystems rebooting.
This is impossible.
He can hear him.
He can hear Alfie! Oh, please, just give me this! Craig, you wanted a chance to prove you're a dad.
You're never going to get better one than this! What is happening? What's happening, you metal moron? A baby is crying.
And you better watch out, cos guess what? Ha! Daddy's coming home! Alfie! I'm here! I'm coming for you! Yes, Craig! Alfie! Alfie needs you! Emergency.
Emotional influx! You've triggered a feedback loop into their emotional inhibitors.
All that stuff they cut out of themselves, now they're feeling it! Which means a very big explosion! Overload, overload, overload.
Get this open, we need to get to Alfie! They've sealed the ship! We've got to get out of here! I know! The teleport! How did you get in there? Alfie! Here's your daddy.
That was another review.
Ten out of ten.
The Cybermen they blew up.
I blew them up with love! No, that's impossible, and also grossly sentimental and over simplistic, You destroyed them because of the deeply ingrained hereditary human trait to protect one's own genes which in turn triggered a uh Yeah.
You blew them up with love.
The building should be totally safe structurally and of course the bonded disillium contained the explosion.
Why you telling me all this? I don't know.
It suits you.
Discount applies to partners.
Are you two married then? Nah, we talked about it, but it's just a piece of paper, isn't it? Thank you for your help, Val.
Good noticing, keep 'em peeled.
I will.
I'm glad you two made up for baby's sake.
Ah! How d'you mean? It's nice for baby to have two daddies who love each other.
Wait hang on a sec! Two daddies? You think I'm? His companion.
Haha! Doctor? Oh! Now where's he rushed off to? He's gone.
Who's tidied all this up? See, I do come back.
How did you? Time machine! But even with time travel, getting glaziers on a Sunday, tricky.
You went back in time? That means you used up your hours.
What about Exedor? What about you being in trouble with Sophie? I couldn't let that happen.
You used up your time for me? Course I did.
You're my mate.
I notice Stormageddon's very quiet and happy.
He prefers the name Alfie now.
And he's very proud of his dad.
He calls me dad? Yes, of course he does now! Yeah, I know, he's a bit thick, isn't he? Shut up, you two! Well Now it's time.
I have to go.
Doctor, I know that something's wrong, I can help you.
Nobody can help me.
I hope Sophie won't mind, I need these.
Where are you going to go? America.
Sophie will be home any second, are you sure? I can't miss this appointment, Craig.
Goodbye, mate.
Wait there.
One second.
From Sean's stag.
You ride 'em, pardner.
Oh, thanks.
KNOCK ON DOOR Doctor, that will be Sophie arriv Hello! Hello! I forgot my keys! Oh, I've missed you so much.
Missed you too, both of you.
Are you wearing a papoose.
Oh, my God, the place is spotless! Has anything happened? You look different.
Nothing happened! Nothing weird.
Look at you two, thick as thieves.
Who's Daddy's little boy then? Doctor.
What?! Craig? Well then, old girl.
One last trip, eh? Hey.
I'm the Doctor.
I was here to help.
And you are very, very welcome.
'It was funny.
He seemed so happy.
'But so sad at the same time.
' 'I was just a kid, I thought maybe he was a cowboy.
'On his way to a gunfight.
' 'I really liked his hat.
' Tick, tock, goes the clock.
And what now shall we play? Tick, tock, goes the clock.
Now summer's gone away.
Hello? Such a lovely old song.
But is it about him? You know about The Doctor? So very well.
Oh, don't try and remember me, we have been far too thorough with your dear little head.
What are they? What are those things? Your owners.
My what? So they made you a Doctor today, did they? Doctor River Song.
How clever you are.
You understand what this is, don't you? According to some accounts it's the day the Doctor dies.
By Silencio Lake on the Plain of Sighs an impossible astronaut will rise from the deep and strike the Time Lord dead.
It's a story.
And this is where it begins.
BUZZER SOUNDS You never really escaped us, Melody Pond.
We were always coming for you.
How do you know who I am? I made you what you are.
The woman who kills The Doctor.
No, no, no! Urgh! Tick, tock, goes the clock and all the years they fly.
Tick, tock, and all too soon your love will surely die.
Tick, tock, goes the clock He cradled and he rocked her Tick, tock, goes the clock Till River kills The Doctor.
Before I go I'd like to know why I have to die.
Silence will fall when the question is asked.
All the times I've heard those words I never realised it was my silence, my death.
It's time.