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05 November 2010 @ 07:51 pm
Transcript: 5x12 The Pandorica Opens  




EXT. VINCENT’S COTTAGE, FRANCE 1890, DAY

It is raining and we hear VINCENT’S tormented cries.

INT. VINCENT’S COTTAGE, DAY

On an easel to the side is the sunflower painting dedicated to AMY. VINCENT is on a couch, his doctor, GACHET, kneeling at his side, trying to quiet him. Madame VERNET, his housekeeper/caregiver is there as well.

GACHET:
Vincent, can you hear me? Please, Vincent.

VERNET:
It's not enough he goes drinking all round the town, now the whole neighbourhood has to listen to his screaming.

GACHET:
He's very ill, Madame Vernet.

VERNET:
(looks at a paining) Look at this, even worse than his usual rubbish.

GACHET stands and comes to look at the painting.

VERNET:
What's it supposed to be?

VINCENT’S cries continue.

INT. CABINET WAR ROOMS, 1941, DAY

A man strolls down the corridor, a wrapped parcel under his arm. He enters an office and we see it is BRACEWELL.

BRACEWELL:
It was found behind the wall in an attic in France. It's genuine... it's a Van Gogh...

BRACEWELL is joined by CHURCHILL.

CHURCHILL:
Why bring it to me?

BRACEWELL:
Because it's obviously a message... and you can see who it's for.

CHURCHILL:
Can't say I understand it.

BRACEWELL:
You're not supposed to understand it, Prime Minister. You're supposed to deliver it.

INT. STORMCAGE CONTAINMENT FACILITY, 5145

A phone on the wall rings and a GUARD crosses the corridor to answer it.

GUARD:
Cell 426.

As he listens to the person on the other end, it looks into one of the cells where we see RIVER SONG on a bunk reading.

GUARD:
The Doctor? Do you mean Dr Song?

RIVER stands, gripping the bars.

RIVER:
Give me that. Seriously, just give it to me. I'm entitled to phone calls.

The GUARD walks over and hands her the phone.

RIVER:
Doctor?

INT. CABINET WAR ROOMS, 1941, DAY

CHURCHILL:
No, and neither are you. Where is he?

RIVER: (over phone)
You're phoning the time vortex, it doesn't always work. But the TARDIS is smart, she's re-routed the call.

INT. STORMCAGE CONTAINMENT FACILITY, 5145

RIVER:
Talk quickly. This connection will last less than a minute.

RIVER listens intently.

GUARD:
Dr Song.

RIVER nods and ends the call.

GUARD:
Are you finished with that?

With her back to the guard, RIVER reaches into her shirt and removes something. After a pause, she walks back and hands the guard the phone.

RIVER:
You're new here, aren't you?

GUARD:
First day.

RIVER:
Then I'm very sorry.

RIVER kisses him through the bars. Moments later, the alarm is ringing and other guards come running down the corridor and stop outside RIVER’S cell. The GUARD is inside, his gun aimed.

GUARD 2:
Stay exactly where you are.

GUARD:
She had the lipstick, the hallucinogenic lipstick. She tried to use it on me!

The guards outside the cell look at each other, puzzled. Inside the cell, the GUARD wipes his lips and smiles.

GUARD:
Your tricks don't work in here, Dr Song.

We finally see that he is aiming at a stick figure drawn on the wall. It says “Bye”.

INT. THE ROYAL COLLECTION, 5145, NIGHT

A figure runs along a hallway in the dark building. Some paintings are falling from their frames and some frames are already empty. The figure is RIVER. She is dressed in black, a torch in her hand. She is searching for a particular painting and stops when she sees it. She rips it from the frame and heads back the way she came. Halfway up the stairs, the lights come on. A woman at the top holds a gun aimed at her. It is LIZ 10.

LIZ 10:
This is the Royal Collection and I'm the bloody Queen. What are you doing here?

RIVER:
It's about the Doctor, Ma'am. You met him once, didn't you? I know he came here.

LIZ 10:
(lowers her gun) The Doctor!

RIVER:
He's in trouble. I need to find him.

LIZ 10:
Then why are you stealing a painting?

RIVER:
Look at it. (hands LIZ 10 the painting) I need to find the Doctor, and I need to show him this.

LIZ 10 looks at the painting and then at RIVER in astonishment.

INT. THE MALDOVARIUM, 5145, NIGHT

RIVER is in a bar meeting with DORIUM, a salesman.

DORIUM:
Now, word on the belt is, you're looking for time travel.

RIVER:
Are you selling?

DORIUM snaps his fingers and an alien comes carrying a box.

DORIUM:
A vortex manipulator, fresh off the wrist of a handsome Time Agent. (opens the box and sighs) I said OFF the wrist.

The alien carries the box away.

DORIUM:
Not cheap, Dr Song. Have you brought me a pretty toy?

RIVER takes off one of her jeweled earrings.

RIVER:
This is a Calisto Pulse. It can disarm micro-explosives from up to 20 feet.

DORIUM:
What kind of micro-explosives? (sips drink)

RIVER:
The kind I just put in your wine.

INT. TARDIS

AMY is sitting in the swing under the console room floor looking at her engagement ring. She slips it onto her finger just as the DOCTOR pokes his head down.

DOCTOR:
Vavoom!

AMY:
Va-what?

The DOCTOR runs about the console flicking switches as AMY joins him.

DOCTOR:
I can't believe I've never thought of this before, it's genius. Right! Landed, come on. (heads for the door)

AMY:
Where are we?

DOCTOR:
Planet One, the oldest planet in the universe. There's a cliff of pure diamond and, according to legend, on the cliff there's writing, letters 50 feet high, a message from the dawn of time, and no-one knows what it says, ‘cos no-one's ever translated it. Till today.

AMY:
What happens today?

DOCTOR:
(taps AMY’S nose) Us. The TARDIS can translate anything. All we have to do is open the doors and read the very first words in recorded history.

The DOCTOR reaches out and AMY places her hand in his and they exit the TARDIS.

EXT. TARDIS, PLANET ONE, DAY

The DOCTOR and AMY step out onto the tropical planet and look up at the cliff-face. In large letters it read “HELLO SWEETIE” with Greek looking symbols underneath.

AMY:
(chuckles) Vavoom!

EXT. FOREST, ROMAN BRITAIN, DAY

The TARDIS materializes and the DOCTOR and AMY step out.

AMY:
Right place?

DOCTOR:
Just followed the co-ordinates on the cliff-face. Earth. Britain. (checks watch) 1:02am. No, pm. (stops) No, AD.

They look out over a large Roman encampment.

AMY:
That's a Roman Legion.

DOCTOR:
Well, yeah. The Romans invaded Britain several times during this period.

AMY:
Oh, I know. My favourite topic at school. Invasion of the hot Italians. Yeah, I did get marked down for the title.

A breathless Roman SOLDIER runs up to them.

SOLDIER:
(salutes with a fist to his chest) Hail, Caesar! (kneels)

DOCTOR:
Hi.

SOLDIER:
Welcome to Britain. We are honoured by your presence.

DOCTOR:
Well, you're only human. Arise... Roman person.

AMY:
Why does he think you're Caesar?

The SOLDIER stands and we see smudges of lipstick on his face.

SOLDIER:
Cleopatra will see you now.

They follow the SOLDIER.

INT. TENT, DAY

The DOCTOR walks into the tent and the first thing he sees is RIVER, dressed as CLEOPATRA, being waited on by two servants.

RIVER:
Hello, sweetie.

AMY:
River! Hi.

DOCTOR:
You graffitied the oldest cliff-face in the universe.

RIVER:
You wouldn't answer your phone.

RIVER claps her hands and the servants leave. She then holds out the scrolled canvas.

DOCTOR:
What's this?

RIVER:
It's a painting. Your friend Vincent.

The DOCTOR snatches the painting and begins to unroll it.

RIVER:
(stands) One of his final works. He had visions, didn't he? I thought you ought to know about this one.

AMY:
Doctor? Doctor, what is this?

The painting is that of the TARDIS exploding.

**********************************************

Matt Smith
Karen Gillan

DOCTOR WHO
"The Pandorica Opens”
by Steven Moffat

Producer
Peter Bennett

Director
Toby Haynes

************************************************
EXT. FIELD, DAY

The DOCTOR, RIVER and AMY are riding horseback across the field. RIVER has changed into something a little more “modern”.

INT. TENT, DAY

The DOCTOR, AMY and RIVER are examining the painting.

AMY:
Why's it exploding?

RIVER:
I assume it's some kind of warning.

The DOCTOR sits down, his thoughts heavy.

AMY:
Something's going to happen to the TARDIS?

RIVER:
It might not be that literal. Anyway this is where he wanted you. Date and map reference on the door sign, see?

DOCTOR:
Does it have a title?

RIVER:
The Pandorica Opens.

EXT. FIELD, DAY

DOCTOR:
Come on. YA!

INT. TENT, DAY

AMY:
The Pandorica? What is it?

RIVER:
A box. A cage. A prison. It was built to contain the most feared thing in all the universe.

DOCTOR:
(pacing) And it's a fairy tale, a legend. It can't be real.

RIVER:
If it is real, it's here and it's opening. And it's got something to do with your TARDIS exploding.

The DOCTOR pulls out local maps.

RIVER:
Hidden, obviously. Buried for centuries. You won't find it on a map.

DOCTOR:
No. But if you buried the most dangerous thing in the universe, you'd want to remember where you put it.

EXT. FIELD, DAY

It is revealed that they are riding on Salisbury Plain to Stonehenge.

EXT. STONEHENGE, DAY

The DOCTOR uses the sonic screwdriver on some of the stones lying on the ground. RIVER takes out a scanner and types in some information.

AMY:
How come it's not new?

RIVER:
Because it's already old. Been here thousands of years. No-one knows exactly how long. (looks skywards)

AMY:
OK, this Pandorica thing. Last time we saw you, you warned us about it, after we climbed out of the Byzantium.

RIVER:
Spoilers! (puts a finger to her lips)

AMY:
No, but you told the Doctor you'd see him again when the Pandorica opens.

RIVER:
Maybe I did. But I haven't yet. But I will have. Doctor, I'm picking up fry particles everywhere. Energy weapons discharged on this site.

The DOCTOR stands on a large stone.

DOCTOR:
If the Pandorica is here, it contains the mightiest warrior in history. Now, half the galaxy would want a piece of that. Maybe even fight over it. (jumps off stone and puts an ear to it) We need to get down there.

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

RIVER places a device on the corner of the large stone. There are large standing lights placed around the area.

RIVER:
(walks to DOCTOR) Right then. Ready.

RIVER presses a button on her scanner and the rock slides to the side revealing stone steps underneath. The DOCTOR steps forward as RIVER takes a torch from her pocket and switches it on.

DOCTOR:
The underhenge.

The DOCTOR takes out his sonic screwdriver and uses it as a torch as they enter. Behind one of the rocks, unnoticed by them, is the head of a Cyberman. There is a crackle of energy and it jerks.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

The DOCTOR steps out of a narrow passage and uses the screwdriver to light a torch. RIVER goes to the opposite wall and brings a torch over to light it. The DOCTOR lifts up a large board that was acting as a lock across a huge set of doors. With a nod and a smile to RIVER, they push open the doors and find themselves in a cavernous room. In the center stands a large box with an intricate circular pattern on each side.

DOCTOR:
It's the Pandorica.

RIVER:
More than just a fairy tale.

The DOCTOR walks forward and steps on something, He looks down to see the arm of a Cyberman. He continues towards the Pandorica and places a hand on it.

DOCTOR:
There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior. A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.

AMY:
How did it end up in there?

DOCTOR:
You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.

The DOCTOR walks around to the other side of the Pandorica as RIVER hands AMY her torch as she takes out her scanner.

RIVER:
I hate good wizards in fairy tales. They always turn out to be him.

AMY:
(looking around) So it's kind of like Pandora's Box, then? Almost the same name.

DOCTOR:
Sorry, what?

AMY:
The story. Pandora's Box, with all the worst things in the world in it.

The DOCTOR puts his torch in a holder then uses the screwdriver on the Pandorica.

AMY:
That was my favourite book when I was a kid.

The DOCTOR stops and walks over to AMY, a concerned look on his face.

AMY:
What's wrong?

DOCTOR:
Your favourite school topic, your favourite story. Never ignore a coincidence, unless you're busy. In which case, always ignore a coincidence. (walks back to Pandorica)

RIVER:
So can you open it?

DOCTOR:
Easily. Anyone can break INTO a prison, but I'd rather know what I'm going to find first.

RIVER:
(looking at scanner) It's already opening. There are layers and layers of security protocols in there, and they're being disabled, one by one. Like it's being unlocked from the inside.

DOCTOR:
How long do we have?

RIVER:
Hours at the most.

DOCTOR:
What kind of security?

RIVER:
Everything. Deadlocks, time-stops, matter-lines.

DOCTOR:
What could need all that?

RIVER:
What could get past all that?

DOCTOR:
Think of the fear that went into making this box.

AMY hears a rustling sound and turns quickly. Nothing is there.

DOCTOR:
What could inspire that level of fear? Hello, you. Have we met?

RIVER:
So why would it start to open now?

DOCTOR:
No idea.

AMY:
Hmm, and how could Vincent have known about it? He won't even be born for centuries.

The DOCTOR takes out the sonic screwdriver once again and uses them on the stone pillars.

DOCTOR:
The stones! These stones are great big transmitters, broadcasting a warning to everyone, everywhere, to every time zone. The Pandorica is opening!

RIVER:
Doctor...everyone, everywhere?

DOCTOR:
Even poor Vincent heard it in his dreams. What's in there, what could justify all this?

RIVER:
Doctor, everyone?

DOCTOR:
Anything that powerful, I'd know about it. Why don't I know?

RIVER:
Doctor, you said everyone could hear it. So who else is coming?

DOCTOR:
Oh.

AMY:
Oh? Oh, what?

RIVER:
(presses scanner against pillar) OK, if it is basically a transmitter, we should be able to fold back the signal.

DOCTOR:
Doing it. (uses sonic on all pillars)

AMY:
Doing what?

RIVER:
Stonehenge is transmitting, it's been transmitting for a while...so who heard?

DOCTOR:
OK, should be feeding back to you now. River, what's out there? Getting anything?

RIVER:
Give me a moment.

DOCTOR:
River, quickly, anything?

RIVER:
(stunned) Around this planet, there are at least 10,000 starships.

AMY:
At least?

RIVER:
10,000, 100,000, 1 million, I don't know. There's too many readings.

DOCTOR:
What kind of starships?

A Dalek transmission comes through.

DALEK 1:
Maintaining orbit.

DALEK 2:
I obey. Shield cover compromised on ion sectors.

AMY:
Daleks. Those are Daleks.

DALEK 1:
Scan detects no temporal activity.

DALEK 2:
Soft grid scan commencing.

DALEK 1:
Reverse thrust for compensatory stabilisation.

RIVER:
Daleks, Doctor.

DALEK 2:
Launch preliminary armaments protocol.

DOCTOR:
Yes, OK. OK, OK, OK. Dalek fleet. Minimum, 12,000 battleships, armed to the teeth. But we've got surprise on our side! They'll never expect three people to attack 12,000 Dalek battleships, ‘cos we'd be killed instantly. So it would be a fairly short surprise. Forget surprise.

RIVER:
Doctor, Cyber-ships.

DOCTOR:
No, Dalek ships, listen to them, those are Dalek ships.

RIVER:
Yes. Dalek ships AND Cyber-ships.

DOCTOR:
Well, we need to start a fight, turn them on each other. It's the Daleks... they're SO cross...

RIVER:
Sontaran. Four battle-fleets.

DOCTOR:
Sontarans! Talk about cross, who stole all their handbags?

RIVER:
(reads from scanner) Terileptil. Slitheen. Chelonian. Nestene. Drahvin. Sycorax. Haemo-goth. Zygon. Atraxi. Draconian. They're all here. For the Pandorica.

DOCTOR:
(to Pandorica) What are you?

The ground begins to shake and the DOCTOR runs to the stairs, RIVER and AMY following.

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

They look up to the sky and see lights from a number of ships flying above them.

AMY:
What do we do?

RIVER:
Doctor, listen to me! Everything that ever hated you is coming here tonight. You can't win this. You can't even fight it. Doctor, this once, just this one time, please, you have to run.

DOCTOR:
Run where?

RIVER:
Fight how?

The DOCTOR takes out binoculars and looks back the way they came.

DOCTOR:
The greatest military machine in the history of the universe.

AMY:
What is? The Daleks?

DOCTOR:
No, no, no. The Romans!

EXT. FIELD, NIGHT

RIVER rides back to the Roman encampment. Her way into the tent is blocked by two guards.

INT. COMMAND TENT, NIGHT

RIVER is guarded by two soldiers as the commander paces.

COMMANDER:
So, I return to my command after one week and discover we've been playing host to Cleopatra. Who's in Egypt. And dead!

RIVER:
Yes. Funny how things work out.

The ground shakes again as a ship flies overhead.

COMMANDER:
The sky is falling, and you make jokes. Who are you?

RIVER:
When you fight Barbarians, what must they think of you?

COMMANDER:
Oh, riddles now?

RIVER:
Where do they think you come from?

COMMANDER:
(draws sword) A place more deadly and more powerful and more impatient than their tiny minds can imagine.

RIVER pulls out her disintegrator gun and uses it on a cabinet. The COMMANDER and guards are stunned.

RIVER:
Where do I come from? Your world has visitors. You're all Barbarians now.

COMMANDER:
What is that? Tell me, what?

RIVER:
A fool would say, the work of the gods. But you've been a soldier too long to believe there are gods watching over us. There is, however, a man. And tonight he's going to need your help.

SOLDIER:
Sir?

COMMANDER:
One moment.

The COMMANDER goes to the entrance to the tent where he holds a whispered conversation with the SOLDIER whose face is in shadow. They turn to look at RIVER.

COMMANDER:
Well, it seems you have a volunteer.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

AMY lights more torches as the DOCTOR examines the Pandorica.

AMY:
So what's this got to do with the TARDIS?

DOCTOR:
Nothing, as far as I know.

AMY:
But Vincent's painting... the TARDIS was exploding, is that going to happen?

DOCTOR:
One problem at a time. There's forcefield technology inside this box. If I can enhance the signal, I could extend it all over Stonehenge. Could buy us half an hour.

AMY:
What good is half an hour?

DOCTOR:
There are fruit flies live on Hoppledom 6 that live for 20 minutes and they don't even mate for life. There was going to be a point to that. I'll get back to you.

AMY:
(pulls the ring box from her pocket) So... Are you proposing to someone?

DOCTOR:
I'm sorry?

AMY:
I found this in your pocket.

DOCTOR:
(looks up) No. No, no, that's, uh...a memory. A friend of mine, someone I lost. (reaches for box but AMY pulls it away) Do you mind?

AMY:
It's weird, I feel... I don't know. Something.

DOCTOR:
People fall out of the world sometimes, but they always leave traces. Little things we can't quite account for. Faces in photographs, luggage, half eaten meals... rings... Nothing is ever forgotten, not completely. And if something can be remembered, it can come back.

AMY:
(snaps box closed and gives it back) So, was she nice, your friend?

The DOCTOR puts the ring back in his pocket and heads back to the Pandorica to work on it. He stops and looks to AMY.

DOCTOR:
Remember that night you flew away with me?

AMY:
Of course I do.

DOCTOR:
And you asked me why I was taking you and I told you there wasn't a reason. I was lying.

AMY:
What, so you did have a reason?

DOCTOR:
Your house.

AMY:
My house.

DOCTOR:
It was too big, too many empty rooms. Does it ever bother you, Amy, that your life doesn't make any sense?

At that moment, a laser fires. It is from the now activated Cyberman arm. AMY screams and they both hide on the opposite side of the Pandorica.

AMY:
OK, What was that?

DOCTOR:
Need a proper look. Got to draw its fire, give it a target.

AMY:
How?

DOCTOR:
You know how sometimes I have really brilliant ideas?

AMY:
Yes...

DOCTOR:
Sorry! (runs out and stands in the open, arms spread high) Look at me, I'm a target!

The laser fires again and the DOCTOR ducks behind a pillar.

AMY:
What is that?

DOCTOR:
Cyber-arm. Arm of a Cyberman.

AMY:
And what's a Cyberman?

DOCTOR:
Oh, sort of part man, part robot. The organic part must have died off years ago, now the robot part is looking for fresh meat.

AMY:
What, us?

DOCTOR:
It's just like being an organ donor, except you're alive and sort of screaming. I need to get round behind it, could you draw its fire?

AMY:
Like you did?

DOCTOR:
You'll be fine if you're quick, it's only got one arm. Literally. (smiles and gives two thumbs up) AMY nervously returns the gesture before running, screaming, in the opposite direction. The cyberarm fires at her and the DOCTOR comes up behind it, dives, and grabs it. He then uses the screwdriver on it.

AMY:
Doctor?

DOCTOR:
Scrambled its circuits, but stay where you are. It could be bluffing.

AMY:
Bluffing? It's an arm!

DOCTOR:
I said stay where you are! (stands)

Angry, AMY steps back and crosses her arms. We then see her legs from the POV of something on the ground. It moves closer and a wire then wraps around one of her legs.


AMY:
(looks down) Doctor? (falls to the ground)

DOCTOR:
Amy!

The cyber-arm releases a large dose of energy causing the DOCTOR to collapse to the ground unconscious.

AMY:
Doctor!

The Cyberman head is using its wires to pulls itself closer to AMY, binding her wrists. As she fights it, she lifts it and stares at it. As she does so, a seam opens down the center. Inside is the skull of the former occupant. AMY screams. The skull falls out and the head begins snapping open and closed in an attempt to get to AMY. She bangs it against one of the stone pillars before throwing it to the ground. It begins to scuttle away.

AMY:
Doctor!

The head shoots a small dart to her neck.

CYBER-HEAD:
You will be assimilated.

AMY:
Yeah? You and whose body?

There is the sound of heavy footsteps. AMY looks away from the head and sees the body of a Cyberman approaching. It is missing its head and left arm. It picks up the head and replaces it before coming after AMY. She tries to defend herself with a torch but the drug in her system is beginning to take effect. She falls through a double set of doors that shut behind her.

AMY:
Doctor!

The Cyberman pounds on the door to get to her and then there is silence. She puts her ear to the door.

AMY:
Doctor?

A sword is thrust into the door just before it swings open to show the Cyberman pinned and sparking. A Roman soldier stands there. AMY is unable to make him out clearly due to the drug.

AMY:
Who...? Who are you...?

The soldier removes his helmet. It is RORY.

RORY:
Hello, Amy.

AMY faints and RORY catches her.

RORY:
Whoa, whoa!

RORY carries her to a stone table and sets her down. He caresses her hair just as another soldier enters the small room.

SOLDIER:
Sir, the man's coming round.

DOCTOR:
(off-screen) Amy?! Where's Amy? (runs into the room)

RORY:
She's fine, Doctor, just unconscious.

DOCTOR:
(rushes over) OK... (checks her with screwdriver) Yes, she's sedated, that's all. Half an hour, she'll be fine. OK, Romans, good, I was just wishing for Romans, good old River. How many?

RORY:
50 men up top, volunteers. What about that thing? (points to Cyberman)

DOCTOR:
50? Not exactly a legion.

RORY nods to the other solider, who leaves.

RORY:
Your friend was very persuasive, but it's a tough sell.

DOCTOR:
Yes, I know that, Rory, I'm not exactly one to miss the obvious. But we need everything we can get. (pulls out two large guns from a chest) OK, Cyber-weapons. This is basically a sentry box. So, headless wonder here was a sentry. Probably got himself duffed up by the locals. Never underestimate a Celt.

RORY:
Doctor...

DOCTOR:
Hush, Rory. Why leave a Cyberman on guard? Unless it's a Cyberthing in the box. But why would they lock up one of their own? OK, no, not a Cyberthing, but what, what? No, I'm missing something obvious, Rory! (stands face-to-face) Something big, something right slap in front of me, I can feel it!

RORY:
Yeah, I think you probably are.

DOCTOR:
I'll get it in a minute.

The DOCTOR strides out of the room with the guns leaving RORY just standing there. There is a loud clatter as the DOCTOR puts down the weapons and slowly re-enters the room. He walks up to RORY and stares at him. He pokes RORY in the chest and RORY sways.

DOCTOR:
Hello again.

RORY:
Hello.

DOCTOR:
How've you been?

RORY:
Good. Yeah, good. I mean, Roman.

DOCTOR:
Rory, I'm not trying to be rude, but you died.

RORY:
Yeah, I know, I was there.

DOCTOR:
You died and then you were erased from time. You didn't just die, you were never born at all, you never existed.

RORY:
Erased? What does that mean?

DOCTOR:
How can you be here?

RORY:
I don't know. It's kind of fuzzy.

DOCTOR:
Fuzzy?

RORY:
Well, I died and turned into a Roman. It's very distracting! (runs a hand across AMY’S cheek) Did she miss me?

The DOCTOR doesn’t answer. There is a loud whooshing and rumbling and the DOCTOR and RORY run out of the smaller room into the main cavern. The symbols on the Pandorica are glowing green. The DOCTOR uses the screwdriver on it. The other Roman soldiers watch.

RORY:
What is it? What's happening?

DOCTOR:
The final phase. It's opening. (sets a hand on the turning gears)

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

The Roman soldiers who had come with RORY look up at the sky. RORY arrives above ground and sees the ships in the sky. The ships aim their beams of light on Stonehenge.

EXT. FIELD, NIGHT

RIVER watches from a distance on horseback. She calls the DOCTOR on her communicator.

RIVER:
You're surrounded. Have you got a plan?

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

The DOCTOR is lying on the ground by the Pandorica as he uses the sonic screwdriver.

DOCTOR:
Yes! Now hurry up and get the TARDIS here. I need equipment!

EXT. FIELD, NIGHT

RIVER rolls her eyes and rides off.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR:
What are you? They're all here, all of them, all for you. What could you possibly be?

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

As the ships fly overhead, the DOCTOR’S voice echoes in the night.

DOCTOR:
Sorry, sorry, dropped it.

RORY looks around trying to locate the DOCTOR.

DOCTOR:
Hello, Stonehenge! Who takes the Pandorica, takes the universe. But bad news, everyone... (jumps up on flat stone) 'Cos guess who?! Ha! (uses communicator) Listen, you lot, you're all whizzing about, it's really very distracting. Could you all just stay still a minute? Because I am talking! (the ships still) The question of the hour is, who's got the Pandorica? Answer... I do. Next question, who's coming to take it from me? Come on! Look at me, no plan, no back-up, no weapons worth a damn. Oh, and something else, I don't have, anything... to... lose! So if you're sitting up there in your silly little spaceship, with all your silly little guns, and you've got any plans on taking the Pandorica tonight, just remember who's standing in your way. Remember every black day I ever stopped you. And then, AND THEN, do the smart thing. Let somebody else try first.

The DOCTOR holds his arms outstretched, daring someone to try. The ships take off. RORY exhales. The DOCTOR throws RORY his communicator and jumps down.

DOCTOR:
That'll keep 'em squabbling for half an hour! Romans!

INT. TARDIS

RIVER enters the TARDIS and immediately goes about setting the coordinates to take it to the DOCTOR.

RIVER:
OK...

The TARDIS dematerializes with a jolt.

RIVER:
What's the matter with you?

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

RORY:
They're still out there. What do we do now?

DOCTOR:
If I can stop whatever's in this box getting out, then they'll go home.

RORY:
Right.

DOCTOR:
Rory, I'm sorry, you're going to have to be very brave now.

AMY has woken up and is walking towards them rubbing her head. She walks right past RORY to the DOCTOR.

AMY:
Oh, my head.

DOCTOR:
Aaaahhh.

AMY:
Aaaahhh.

The DOCTOR gives her a cursory examination.

DOCTOR:
Just your basic knock-out drops. Get some fresh air, you'll be fine.

AMY:
Is it safe up there?

DOCTOR:
Not remotely, but it's fresh.

AMY:
Fine. (turns and nearly bumps into RORY) Oh, you're the guy, yeah, the one who did the...swordy thing.

RORY:
Yeah.

AMY:
Well, thanks for the swording. Nice swording. (taps him on the shoulder and walks off)

RORY:
No problem. My men are up there. They'll look after you.

AMY:
Good. Love a Roman! (goes up the stairs)

RORY:
(watches her leave) She doesn't remember me. (turns to the DOCTOR) How can she not remember me?

DOCTOR:
Because you never existed.

INT. TARDIS

The TARDIS is not behaving for RIVER.

RIVER:
What are you doing, what's wrong?

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR:
There are cracks. Cracks in time. There's going to be a huge explosion in the future, on one particular day. And every other moment in history is cracking around it.

RORY:
So how does that work? What kind of explosion? What exploded?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

FLASHBACK…

We see RIVER’S communicator from “Flesh and Stone” counting down the AMY and RORY’S wedding day interspersed with the DOCTOR discovering a piece of the TARDIS in the crack from “Cold Blood”.


RIVER:
...And for those of us who can't read the base code of the universe?

DOCTOR:
Amy's time!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

DOCTOR:
Doesn't matter, the cracks are everywhere. Get too close and you can fall right out of the universe.

RORY:
So I fell through a crack and now I was never born?

DOCTOR:
Basically.

RORY:
How did I end up here?

DOCTOR:
I don't know, you shouldn't have. What happened? From your point of view, what physically happened?

RORY:
I was in the cave, with you and Amy. I was dying and then I was just here, a Roman soldier. A proper Roman. Head full of Roman... stuff, a whole other life. Just here like I'd woken up from a dream. Started to think it was a dream. You and Amy and Leadworth. Then today, in the camp, the men were talking about the visitors, the girl with the red hair. I thought you'd come back for me. But she can't even remember me.

DOCTOR:
Oh, shut up.

RORY:
What?

The DOCTOR reaches into his pocket, pulls out the ring box and tosses it to RORY.

DOCTOR:
Go get her.

RORY:
But I don't understand. Why am I here?

DOCTOR:
Because you are. The universe is big. It's vast and complicated and ridiculous, and sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles, and that's the theory. 900 years, never seen one yet. But this would do me. Now get upstairs, she's Amy and she's surrounded by Romans. I'm not sure history can take it.

RORY nods and the DOCTOR slaps him on the back as he heads topside.

INT. TARDIS

The TARDIS stops with a jolt.

RIVER:
OK? You OK now?

The monitor acts up and RIVER whacks it a few times before leaving. After she has stepped outside, the monitor then shows the location as Earth and the date as 26/6/2010. The screen then cracks in a familiar pattern and a voice practically growls.

VOICE:
Silence will fall.

EXT. AMY’S HOUSE, NIGHT

RIVER:
Why have you brought me here?

RIVER holds out her scanner and slowly walks towards the door. The scanner begins to beep and RIVER sees alien symbols burned into the grass.

RIVER:
OK, so something's been here.

The door is off its hinges and RIVER proceeds carefully into the house.

INT. AMY'S HOUSE, NIGHT

RIVER proceeds up the stairs to AMY’S room.

INT. AMY'S HOUSE, AMY'S ROOM, NIGHT

RIVER sees AMY’S childhood “Raggedy Doctor” dolls.

RIVER:
Amy... Oh, Doctor, why do I let you out?

RIVER then sees a children’s book on Roman Britain, a soldier featuring prominently on the cover.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

FLASHBACK…

River remembers her encounter with the COMMANDER.


COMMANDER:
(draws sword) A place more deadly and more powerful and more impatient than their tiny minds can imagine.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

RIVER sees a book on Pandora’s Box. In her head, she hears AMY say that it was her favorite book as a child.

RIVER:
Oh no...

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

AMY is sitting on a log with a blanket wrapped around her when RORY finds her.

RORY:
Are you OK?

AMY:
Did the Doctor send you? I'm fine, he just fusses.

RORY:
You got a blanket. That's good. Who gave you that?

AMY:
One of the fellas.

RORY:
Which one?

AMY:
Just one of them. Does it matter?

RORY:
No, no. Forget him, it. Forget it.

AMY:
What's your name?

RORY:
I'm... Rory. What's wrong?

AMY:
Nothing. It's just not what you expect Romans to be called. What's it short for? Roranicus?

RORY:
Yeah. (studies her face) You're crying.

AMY puts a hand to her face to wipe the tears.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
The TARDIS, where is it? Hurry up!

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
Don't raise your voice, don't look alarmed, just listen.

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

RORY:
Hey, what's wrong?

AMY:
(crying) Nothing. It's like... It's like I'm happy. Why am I happy?

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
They're not real, they can't be. They're all right here in the story book, (flips through AMY’S book) those actual Romans, the ones I sent you, the ones you're with right now. They're all in a book in Amy's house, a children's picture book.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
What are you even doing there?

RIVER: (over communicator)
It doesn’t matter. The TARDIS went wrong.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
Doctor, how is this possible?

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
Something's using her memories, Amy's memories.

RIVER: (over communicator)
But how?

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
You said something had been there.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
Yes, there's burn marks on the grass outside, landing patterns.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
If they've been to her house, they could have used her psychic residue. Structures can hold memories, that's why houses have ghosts. They could've taken a snapshot of Amy's memories. But why?

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
Doctor, who are those Romans?

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
Projections. Or duplicates.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
But they were helping us. My lipstick even worked.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
They might think they're real. The perfect disguise. They actually believe their own cover story, right until they're activated.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
Doctor, that Centurion...

RIVER holds up a photo of RORY and AMY. RORY is dressed as a Roman soldier.

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

RORY:
What's the matter?

AMY:
Nothing. (she reaches out with a hand and caresses his face) I don't know why I'm doing that.

RORY:
It's me. Amy, please... It's me.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
It's a trap, it has to be. They used Amy to construct a scenario you'd believe, to get close to you.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
Why? Who'd do that? What for? It doesn't make sense.

INT. TARDIS

The console sparks and the TARDIS shudders.

DOCTOR: (over communicator)
River? River?

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
River, what's happening?!

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
I don't know, it's the engines. Doctor, there's something wrong with the TARDIS, like something else is controlling it.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
You're flying it wrong.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
I'm flying it perfectly. You taught me.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
Where are you? What's the date reading?

INT. TARDIS

RIVER checks the monitor.

RIVER: (into communicator)
It's the 26th June, 2010.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
You need to get out of there now! Any other time zone, just go.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
I can't break free.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
Well, then, shut down the TARDIS. Shut down everything!

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
I can't!

RIVER hears the VOICE.

VOICE:
Silence will fall. Silence will fall.

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

AMY pulls her hand away and stands.

AMY:
But I don't know you, I've never seen you before in my life.

RORY:
You have. You know you have. It's me.

AMY:
(backs away) Why am I crying?

RORY:
Because you remember me. I came back! You're crying because you remember me.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
Someone else is flying it. An external force. I've lost control.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
But how? Why?

There is a high-pitched whine. The DOCTOR covers his other ear. The Romans drop into a bent forward position.

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

The Romans outside respond in a similar manner. Some move away as if entranced. RORY is fighting against it.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
Listen to me, just land her anywhere. Emergency landing, now. There are cracks in time, I've seen them everywhere, and they're getting wider.

The Romans straighten behind the DOCTOR.

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
The TARDIS exploding is what causes them, but we can stop the cracks ever happening if you just land her!

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
It's not safe.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

The Pandorica begins to open, two sides sliding away from the closest corner to the cavern entrance. The light shines on the DOCTOR’S face as he lowers the communicator.

DOCTOR:
Well, now. Ready to come out, are we?

The Romans turn in unison and lift their right hands in front of them.

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

The Romans walk towards Stonehenge. RORY is resisting.

RORY:
No! No, please, no! I'm not going. I'm Rory!

AMY watches, not knowing what is happening.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
Doctor, I'm down. I've landed.

DOCTOR: (over communicator)
OK, just walk out of the doors. If there's no-one inside, the TARDIS engines shut down.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
Just get out of there.

RIVER: (over communicator)
I'm going.

DOCTOR: (into communicator)
Run!

The DOCTOR goes towards the Pandorica.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER runs to the TARDIS door.

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

The fingers of the Roman soldiers’ hands flip downward revealing guns. They march forward towards the DOCTOR, who is using the sonic screwdriver on the Pandorica.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER tries to open the TARDIS door but it won’t budge. She grunts in frustration and runs back to the communicator.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

RIVER: (over communicator)
Doctor! Doctor! I can't open the doors!

As the DOCTOR bends down to pick up the communicator, he sees the Roman soldiers advancing.

DOCTOR:
Amy!

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

RORY is struggling against his programming.

RORY:
Listen to me, you have to run. You have to get as far away from here as you can! I'm a thing. I'll kill you. Just go! Please, no, I don't want to go. I'm Rory! I'm... I'm...

AMY:
Williams. Rory Williams from Leadworth. My boyfriend. (holds him by the shoulders) How could I ever forget you?

RORY:
Amy, you've got to run. I can't hold on, I'm going.

AMY:
You are Rory Williams and you aren't going anywhere ever again.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER: (into communicator)
Doctor, I can't open the doors! Doctor, please, I've got seconds!

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

The DOCTOR is being held by two of the Roman soldiers and led away from the Pandorica.

DOCTOR:
Plastic Romans. Duplicates, driven by the Nestene Consciousness, eh? Deep cover, but what for? What are you doing? What's in there, eh? What's coming out?

INT. TARDIS

RIVER runs jumper cables from the console and attaches them to the main door.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

The two Nestene duplicates are facing the Pandorica. The DOCTOR is between them, facing the opposite direction.

SOLDIER:
The Pandorica is ready.

DOCTOR:
What, you mean it's open?

DALEK:
You have been scanned. Assessed. Understood. Doctor.

The DOCTOR slowly looks over his shoulder and sees a white DALEK. A red and a yellow dalek soon materialize beside it.

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

AMY:
(crying) The ring. Remember the ring? You'd never let me wear it in case I lost it.

RORY:
The Doctor gave it to me.

AMY:
Show it to me. Show me the ring.

RORY:
Amy...

AMY:
Come on! Just show it to me.

With shaking hands, RORY takes out the box and opens it.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

The DOCTOR is now facing the DALEKS, still held by the Nestene duplicates.

DOCTOR:
Scanned? Scanned by what, a box?

CYBERMAN:
Your limits and capacities have been extrapolated.

The DOCTOR looks around for the source and Cybermen appear followed by Judoon and Sontarans.

SONTARAN:
The Pandorica is ready.

DOCTOR:
Ready for what?

DALEK:
Ready for you.

We see inside the Pandorica. Amidst the advanced technology is a chair with restraints. The DOCTOR tries to pull away from the Nestene soldiers holding him. The soldiers pull him forward.

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

AMY:
There it is. You remember. This is you. And you are staying.

RORY’S hand opens, revealing the gun.

RORY:
No...

He fires and AMY gasps as she is shot. RORY pulls her close.

RORY:
No! No!

INT. TARDIS

RIVER connects the wires as the TARDIS continues to spark and explode.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

We now see Silurians, a Hoix and Roboforms as the DOCTOR is walked to the Pandorica.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER’S attempt to open the door sets more sparks flying from the console.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

The DOCTOR’S enemies watch as he is forced along the gauntlet towards the Pandorica.

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

RORY’S tearstained face watches in anguish as AMY’S body falls backwards in his arms.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

The DOCTOR is placed in the chair within the Pandorica and clamps are placed around his wrists and ankles and a large yoke comes down on his shoulders. His enemies stand at the opening to gloat over his end.

DOCTOR:
You lot, working together, an alliance... How is that possible?

DALEK:
The cracks in the skin of the universe.

SONTARAN:
All reality is threatened.

CYBERMAN:
All universes will be deleted.

DOCTOR:
What? And you've come to me for help?

SONTARAN:
No. We will save the universe from you!

DOCTOR:
From me?

CYBERMAN:
All projections correlate. All evidence concurs. The Doctor will destroy the universe.

DOCTOR:
No, no, no. You've got it wrong.

CYBERMAN:
The Pandorica was constructed to ensure the safety of the alliance.

DALEK:
A scenario was devised from the memories of your companion.

SONTARAN:
A trap the Doctor could not resist.

DALEK:
The cracks in time are the work of the Doctor. It is confirmed.

DOCTOR:
No. no, no. Not me, the TARDIS. And I'm not in the TARDIS, am I?

DALEK:
Only the Doctor can pilot the TARDIS.

DOCTOR:
Please, listen to me!

DALEK:
You will be prevented.

DOCTOR:
Total event collapse! Every sun will supernova at every moment in history. The whole universe will never have existed! Please, listen to me!

CYBERMAN:
Seal the Pandorica.

DOCTOR:
No! Please, listen to me! The TARDIS is exploding right now and I'm the only one who can stop it! Listen to me!

The Pandorica slams shut.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER opens the doors to the TARDIS only to be met by a stone wall.

RIVER:
I'm sorry, my love.

RIVER looks back over her shoulder as the console explodes with a bright light.

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

RORY holds AMY’S body and sobs. The camera pulls away, further into the sky.

SPACE

All around the Earth, stars go supernova and explode leaving nothing but darkness.
 
 
 
Christine D.: eleven who da man? doctor whosnowflakie06 on November 6th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
WOW! Thank you so much!

Amazing job, getting this episode done so quickly. I have no idea how you do it. I've tried to type up transcripts of The Sarah Jane Adventures episodes few times and I'm still not patient enough to finish more than one story and I did that like a year ago XD
jpgrjpgr on November 6th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
When I did the transcripts for series 3 & 4, I criblled them all down in a notebook using the subtitles frim the SciFi channel. This time around, someone else did all the hard work and I just arrange it into transcript form. I really should credit them again. Maybe I'll do a blanket thank you at the end of The Big Bang
her heaven is never enough: doctor who - 10 and rose in snow colour_lyra_b on November 6th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! For someone who has hearing issues and the closed-captioning doesn't work on her TV, you are a life-saver. xo
Lucy Wanglululovesmerlin on November 8th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I love you for doing this <3
(Anonymous) on August 22nd, 2011 06:27 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for doing this! I was writing an AU fanfiction of this episode, but my computer blew up halfway through and I lost it and my copy of the episode, so I was doing it on pen and paper for a while, and this was an absolute LIFESAVER as a reference! You are awesome, know that, my friend! \m/