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10 November 2010 @ 12:09 am
Transcript: 5x13 The Big Bang  
Well, here it is, the last episode. I plan to take some time away from transcripts for a bit and then I'll start on The Next Doctor. I also want to credit Red Bee Media Ltd for the subtitles I used to make all these transcripts.



Recap of “The Pandorica Opens”

1,894 years later….


EXT NIGHT.

A child’s windmill is turning. Pan across an overgrown garden with a slightly dilapidated shed, abandoned tools, a park bench and a swing set. We see a modest house through an arbour and follow through. We hear a young girl’s voice.

GIRL:
Dear Santa, thank you for the dolls and pencils and the fish. It's Easter now, so I hope I didn't wake you.

INT. BEDROOM, NIGHT

AMELIA Pond is kneeling beside her bed, eyes closed, saying her prayers.

AMELIA:
But honest, it is an emergency. There's a crack in my wall. (turns to wall where there is a crack spreading across it. Returns to prayer) Aunt Sharon says it's just an ordinary crack, but... I know it's not, because, at night, there's voices. So please, please, could you send someone to fix it? Or a policeman. Or...

We hear the sound of rushing wind.

AMELIA:
Back in a moment.

She gets up from the floor, picks up a torch from the nightstand, runs to the window and pulls back the curtain to look outside. There is nothing out there. She looks up at the sky and sees the moon, but there are no stars.

INT. PARLOR, NIGHT

AMELIA is sting facing her Aunt SHARON and a psychiatrist, CHRISTINE. CHRISTINE is looking at a painting of the night sky, complete with stars.

CHRISTINE:
It's a lovely painting, Amelia. And what are all these?

AMELIA:
Stars.

SHARON:
Oh, Amelia!

CHRISTINE:
Tell you what, shall we go outside?

EXT. NIGHT

CHRISTINE:
What do you see, Amelia?

AMELIA:
The moon.

CHRISTINE:
And what else?

AMELIA:
Just the dark.

CHRISTINE:
But no stars. If there were stars up there, we'd be able to see them, wouldn't we? Amelia, look at me. (faces AMELIA) You know this is all just a story, don't you? You know there's no such thing as stars.

AMELIA says nothing but looks up at the sky.

INT. BEDROOM, NIGHT

AMELIA is lying in bed listening to her aunt and the psychiatrist.

INT. HALL, NIGHT

AMELIA walks slowly to the top of the stairs. The voice are much clearer. She watches as they cross from the kitchen to the parlor.

CHRISTINE:
It's quite common, actually. Throughout history, people have talked about stars in the sky. God knows where it comes from.

SHARON:
I just don't want her growing up and joining one of those Star Cults. I don't trust that Richard Dawkins.

Just as she stands to go back to her room, a figure outside slips something through the letter slot. AMELIA runs down the stairs. It is a brochure for the National Museum. She opens it and center of the page, circled, is the Pandorica. On the back is a note written in red ink: “Come along, Pond”.

EXT. MUSEUM, DAY

AMELIA and SHARON walk up the steps into the museum.

INT. MUSEUM FOYER, DAY

AMELIA tugs SHARON through the foyer and past a number of exhibits.

INT. EXHIBIT HALL, DAY

AMELIA:
Come on, Aunt Sharon.

SHARON:
Look at that! That's good, isn't it?

AMELIA:
Not that! This way.

SHARON:
But we're not looking at anything.

AMELIA:
This way!

AMELIA sees the room housing the Pandorica and breaks free from SHARON’S grip. On the way, she sees two strange creatures encased in stone. Daleks.

SHARON:
Amelia!

INT. PANDORICA ROOM, DAY

AMELIA pushes her way forward to stare at the Pandorica and, as she goes to drink her soda, the cup is grabbed from her hand. She turns around to see who took it but she can’t see anyone with her drink. When she turns back, there is a yellow Post-it note stuck on the Pandorica. “Stick around, Pond”.

SHARON:
Amelia!

AMELIA hides as SHARON enters the room.

SHARON:
Amelia? Amelia? (leaves) Amelia!

As the day goes on, the crowd in the room thins out. An announcement is made over the tannoy.

TANNOY:
Amelia Pond, please go to the reception, please. Your aunt is waiting for you there. Amelia Pond, please go to...

INT. EXHIBIT HALL, NIGHT

AMELIA comes out of hiding from one of the exhibits, knocking part of it down.

AMELIA:
Sorry.

INT. PANDORICA ROOM, NIGHT

She walks down the hall towards the Pandorica exhibit, the displays a little creepier now in the night. She ducks under the cord surrounding the Pandorica and removes the note. She places a hand on the object and it begins to glow green. Hearing mechanical noises, she ducks back and watches as it opens. The beam from the light expands to the outer exhibits, including one of the Daleks. Inside the Pandorica is AMY.

AMY:
OK, kid. This is where it gets complicated.

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

Matt Smith
Karen Gillan

DOCTOR WHO
"The Big Band”
by Steven Moffat

Producer
Peter Bennett

Director
Toby Haynes

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

1,894 years previously…

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

The RORY duplicate is resting against a log, AMY’S body across his lap.

RORY:
So the universe ended. You missed that. In 102 AD. I suppose this means you and I never get born at all. Twice, in my case. You would have laughed at that. Please laugh! The Doctor said the universe was huge and ridiculous, and sometimes there were miracles. I could do with a ridiculous miracle about now.

The DOCTOR appears wearing a red fez and carrying a mop.

DOCTOR:
Rory! Listen, she's not dead. Well, she is dead, but it's not the end of the world. Well, it is the end of the

world. Actually, it's the end of the universe. Oh, no. Hang on! (taps coordinates into RIVER’S vortex manipulator and disappears)

RORY:
Doctor? Doctor!

The DOCTOR reappears without the mop.

DOCTOR:
You need to get me out of the Pandorica. (reaches into pocket and pulls out sonic screwdriver)

RORY:
You're not in the Pandorica.

DOCTOR:
Yes, I am. Well, I'm not now, but I was back then. Well, back now from your point of view, which is back then from my point of view. Time travel, you can't keep it straight in your head. It's easy to open from the outside... just point and press. Now go. (hands RORY the screwdriver and disappears only to reappear) Oh, when you're done, leave my screwdriver in her top pocket. Good luck! (disappears)

RORY:
What do you mean? Done what?

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

RORY uses the screwdriver top open the Pandorica. The DOCTOR is sitting inside and looks at him, amazed.

DOCTOR:
How did you do that?

RORY:
You gave me this. (holds up screwdriver)

DOCTOR:
(pulls out screwdriver) No, I didn't.

RORY:
You did. Look at it.

The DOCTOR steps out and holds his sonic screwdriver to the one in RORY’S hand. They spark.

DOCTOR:
Temporal energy. Same screwdriver, at different points in its own time stream. Which means it was me who gave it to you. Me from the future. I've got a future, that's nice. (looks behind RORY at the petrified remains of his enemies) That's not.

RORY:
Yeah. What are they?

DOCTOR:
History has collapsed. Whole races have been deleted from existence. These are just like after-images. Echoes, fossils in time. The footprints of the never-were.

RORY:
Er, what does that mean?

DOCTOR:
Total event collapse. The universe literally never happened.

RORY:
So, how can we be here? What's keeping us safe?

DOCTOR:
Nothing. Eye of the storm, that's all. We're just the last light to go out. Amy. Where's Amy?

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

RORY takes the DOCTOR to AMY’S body. The DOCTOR squats down beside it and lifts back the blanket covering her.

RORY:
I killed her.

DOCTOR:
Oh, Rory!

RORY:
Doctor, what am I?

DOCTOR:
You're a Nestene duplicate. A lump of plastic with delusions of humanity. (uses sonic on AMY)

RORY:
But I'm Rory now. Whatever was happening, it's stopped. I'm Rory!

DOCTOR:
That's software talking.

RORY:
Can you help her? Is there anything you can do?

DOCTOR:
Yeah, probably, if I had the time. (stands)

RORY:
The time?!

DOCTOR:
All of creation has just been wiped from the sky. Do you know how many lives now never happened? All the people who never lived? Your girlfriend isn't more important than the whole universe.

RORY whips the DOCTOR around and punches him, knocking the Time Lord to the ground.

RORY:
She is to me!

DOCTOR:
(stands and laughs) Welcome back, Rory Williams! Sorry, had to be sure. Hell of a gun-arm you're packing there. Right, we need to get her downstairs. And take that look off your plastic face. You're getting married in the morning!

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

The DOCTOR and RORY place AMY in the Pandorica.

RORY:
So you've got a plan, then?

DOCTOR:
Bit of a plan, yeah. Memories are more powerful than you think, and Amy Pond is not an ordinary girl. Grew up with a time crack in her wall. The universe pouring through her dreams every night. The Nestenes took a memory print of her and got more than they bargained for. Like you. Not just your face, but your heart and your soul. (places his hands to either side of her face and closes his eyes) I'm leaving her a message for when she wakes up, so she knows what's happening.

The DOCTOR uses the sonic to close the Pandorica.

RORY:
Whoa, whoa, whoa. What are you doing?

DOCTOR:
Saving her. This is the ultimate prison. You can't even escape by dying. It forces you to stay alive.

RORY:
But she's already dead.

DOCTOR:
Mostly dead. The Pandorica can stasis-lock her that way. All it needs is a scan of her living DNA and it'll restore her.

RORY:
Where's it going to get that?

DOCTOR:
(looks at watch) In about 2,000 years.

RORY:
You gave me this. (holds up screwdriver)

INT. PANDORICA ROOM, NIGHT

AMY falls on all fours, gasping heavily.

AMELIA:
Are you all right? Who are you?

AMY:
(sits on the floor) I'm... fine. I'm supposed to... rest. Got to rest, the Doctor says.

AMELIA:
What doctor?

AMY:
He's in here. (taps head) Left a message in my head like I'm an answerphone. Where am I? (looks around) Hang on. National Museum, right? I was here once when I was a little... Yeah, complicated. (stands in front of AMELIA) Let's see, it's what...(puts hand on AMELIA’S head and measures against her body) 1996? (walks around the room)

AMELIA:
Who are you?

AMY:
It's a long story. (sees a panel depicting the history of the Pandorica) A very long story.

INT. UNDERHENGE, NIGHT

The DOCTOR takes the vortex manipulator from RIVER’S bag.

RORY:
She's going to be in that box for 2,000 years?!

DOCTOR:
Yeah, but we're taking a shortcut. River's vortex manipulator. Rubbish way to time travel, but the universe is tiny now. We'll be fine.

RORY:
So the future's still there, then? Our world?

DOCTOR:
A version of it. Not quite the one you know. Earth alone in the sky. Let's go and have a look. (holds arm out) You put your hand there. Don't worry, should be safe.

RORY:
That's not what I'm worried about.

DOCTOR:
She'll be fine. Nothing can get into this box.

RORY:
You got in there.

DOCTOR:
Well, there's only one of me. I counted.

RORY:
This box needs a guard. I killed the last one.

DOCTOR:
No. Rory, no. Don't even think about it.

RORY:
She'll be all alone.

DOCTOR:
She won't feel it.

RORY:
You bet she won't!

DOCTOR:
2,000 years, Rory. You won't even sleep, you'd be conscious every second. It would drive you mad.

RORY:
Will she be safer if I stay? Look me in the eye and tell me she wouldn't be safer.

DOCTOR:
(sighs) Rory...

RORY:
Answer me!

DOCTOR:
Yes. Obviously.

RORY:
Then how could I leave her?

DOCTOR:
Why do you have to be so...human?

RORY:
Because right now, I'm not.

RORY walks to the other side of the Pandorica and the DOCTOR begins pressing buttons on the manipulator.

DOCTOR:
Listen to me. This is the last bit of advice you're going to get in a very long time. You're living plastic, but not immortal. I have no idea how long you'll last. And you're not indestructible. Stay away from heat and radio signals when they come along.

RORY puts on his helmet.

DOCTOR:
You can't heal, or repair yourself. Any damage is permanent. So, for God's sake, however bored you get, stay out of...

The DOCTOR disappears. Alone, RORY pulls out his sword and takes up his long vigil.

NARRATOR: (v.o.)
According to legend, wherever the Pandorica was taken, throughout its long history, the Centurion would be there, guarding it.

INT. PANDORICA ROOM, NIGHT

AMY watches a video presentation on the Pandorica and its guardian.

NARRATOR: (v.o.)
He appears as an iconic image in the artwork of many cultures, and there are several documented accounts of his appearances and his warnings to the many who attempted to open the box before its time. His last recorded appearance was during the London blitz in 1941. The warehouse where the Pandorica was stored was destroyed by incendiary bombs, but the box itself was found the next morning, a safe distance from the blaze. There are eyewitness accounts from the night of the fire of a figure in Roman dress, carrying the box from the flames. (tears fall down AMY’S cheeks) Since then, there have been no sightings of the Lone Centurion, and many have speculated that if he ever existed, he perished in the fires of that night, performing one last act of devotion to the box he had pledged to protect for nearly 2,000 years.

AMY:
Rory. Oh, Rory.

DALEK:
Exterminate!

AMY and AMELIA turn to the room’s entrance.

AMELIA:
What's that?

AMY runs and pushes AMELIA behind her as the DALEK moves towards them.

DALEK:
Exterminate!

The DOCTOR appears between AMY and the DALEK.

DOCTOR:
...Trouble. (sees the DALEK) Oh! (sees AMY and AMELIA) Two of you? Complicated.

DALEK:
Exterminate! 'Weapons systems restoring.

DOCTOR:
(takes AMY and AMELIA by the hand) Come along, Ponds. (runs)

DALEK:
Exterminate!

The DOCTOR stops at an alcove display representing North Africa. He stumbles into one of the mannequins and takes the fez from its head.

AMY:
What are we doing?

DOCTOR:
Running into a dead end, where I'll have a brilliant plan, that basically involves not being in one.

A night WATCHMAN appears with a torch. The DOCTOR, AMY and AMELIA hide behind the Pandorica.

WATCHMAN:
What's going on?

DOCTOR:
(to AMY) Get out of here. Go! Just run! (she doesn’t leave)

The DALEK turns to the WATCHMAN.

DALEK:
Drop the device

DOCTOR:
It's not a weapon. Scan it. It's not a weapon, and you don't have the power to waste!

DALEK:
Scans indicate intruder unarmed.

WATCHMAN:
Do you think?

The WATCHMAN drops the torch and his hand opens to reveal a gun. He fires at the DALEK’S eyestalk.

DALEK:
Vision impaired! Vision...

The WATCHMAN moves out of the shadows and we see it is RORY. He watches as the DALEK is drained of energy. The DOCTOR arrives from the Pandorica room, his sonic at the ready. AMY is behind him.

RORY:
Amy?

AMY:
Rory! (runs to him and they hug)

RORY:
I'm sorry. I'm sorry, I couldn't help it. It just happened.

AMY:
Oh, Shut up. (kisses him)

DOCTOR:
(comes up between them) Yeah, shut up, cos we've got to go. Come on!

RORY:
I waited. 2,000 years, I waited for you.

AMY:
No, still shut up. (long kiss)

DOCTOR:
And break! And breathe! Well, somebody didn't get out much for 2,000 years.

AMELIA:
(tugs on the DOCTOR’S sleeve) I'm thirsty. Can I get a drink?

DOCTOR:
Oh, it's all mouths today, isn't it?!

The DOCTOR puts the fez on her head but she shoves it back at him. He looks back at the DALEK.

DOCTOR:
The light! The light from the Pandorica, it must have hit the Dalek. (he sees the DALEK’S weapon move) Out, out, out! (rushes AMY and RORY out and grabs AMELIA’S hand)

INT. MUSEUM FOYER, NIGHT

RORY closes the door behind them and the DOCTOR sonics the lock.

DOCTOR:
So, 2,000 years. How did you do?

RORY:
Kept out of trouble.

DOCTOR:
Oh. (realizes he still has the fez and puts it on his head) How?

RORY:
Unsuccessfully.

The DOCTOR picks up a mop, planning to use it to block the door.

RORY:
The mop! That's how you looked all those years ago when you gave me the sonic.

DOCTOR:
Ah! Well, no time to lose then. (activates the manipulator and disappears)

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

The DOCTOR appears wearing a red fez and carrying a mop.

DOCTOR:
Rory! Listen, she's not dead. Well, she is dead, but it's not the end of the world.

INT. MUSEUM FOYER, NIGHT

The DOCTOR reappears.

DOCTOR:
Oops, sorry. (uses the mop to block the door)

AMELIA:
(to AMY) How can he do that? Is he magic?

The DOCTOR disappears again.

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

The DOCTOR reappears without the mop.

DOCTOR:
You need to get me out of the Pandorica. (reaches into pocket and pulls out sonic screwdriver)

RORY:
You're not in the Pandorica.

DOCTOR:
Yes, I am. Well, I'm not now, but I was back then.

INT. MUSEUM FOYER, NIGHT

The DOCTOR reappears.

DOCTOR:
Right, let's go then. (heads up the stairs and stops) Wait! Now I don't have the sonic, I just gave it Rory 2,000 years ago. (taps on manipulator)

EXT. STONEHENGE, NIGHT

DOCTOR:
Oh, when you're done, leave my screwdriver in her top pocket. (disappears)

INT. MUSEUM FOYER, NIGHT

DOCTOR:
Right then. (reaches into AMY’S pocket and pulls out screwdriver) Off we go! No, hang on. (to AMELIA) How did you know to come here?

AMELIA reaches into her coat pocket and pulls out the pamphlet and the sticky note.

DOCTOR:
Ah, my handwriting. OK!

The DOCTOR rushes to a stand and grabs a pamphlet before rushing a desk to grab the note. He then activates the manipulator.

INT. HALL, NIGHT

The museum pamphlet slips through the letterbox and we see the DOCTOR in the fez sneaks away.

INT. PANDORICA ROOM, DAY

The DOCTOR grabs AMELIA’S drink from her hand before disappearing.

INT. MUSEUM FOYER, NIGHT

The DOCTOR reappears and gives AMELIA her drink.

DOCTOR:
There you go, drink up!

AMY:
What is that? How are you doing that?

DOCTOR:
Vortex manipulator...cheap and nasty time travel. Very bad for you. I'm trying to give it up.

AMY:
Where are we going?

DOCTOR:
The roof.

At the top of the landing, another DOCTOR appears, his jacket smoking. He falls down the stairs and rolls to a stop. The Present DOCTOR rushes over and uses the sonic on him.

RORY:
Doctor, it's you. How can it be you?

AMY:
Doctor, is that you?

DOCTOR:
Yeah, it's me. Me from the future.

Future DOCTOR opens his eyes, sits up, grabs the Present DOCTOR and whispers in his ear before falling back to the floor unconscious.

AMY:
Are you... I mean, is he... Is he dead?

DOCTOR:
What? (stands) Dead? Yes, yes. Of course he's dead. (climbs over body and goes up the stairs) Right, I've got 12 minutes, that's good.

AMY:
12 minutes to live? How is that good?

DOCTOR:
You can do loads in 12 minutes... suck a mint, buy a sledge, have a fast bath. Come on, the roof!

RORY:
We can't leave you here, dead.

DOCTOR:
Oh, good! Are you in charge now? So, tell me, what are we going to do about Amelia?

RORY turns around and AMELIA is gone. The cup from her drink lying on the floor.

AMY:
Where did she go?

RORY and AMY runs down the steps.

RORY:
Amelia?

DOCTOR:
There is no Amelia. From now on, there never was. History is still collapsing.

AMY:
How can I be here, if she's not?

DOCTOR:
You're an anomaly. We all are. We're all hanging on at the eye of the storm, but the eye is closing, and if we don't do something, reality will never have happened. Today, just dying is a result. Now, come on! (heads off)

AMY:
(shakes her head) He won't die. Time can be rewritten. He'll find a way. I know he will.

RORY covers Future DOCTOR with his jacket.

DOCTOR:
Move it. Come on!

AMY and RORY run up the stairs after the DOCTOR. The camera pans down and we see a bright light under the door to the exhibits.

DALEK:
Restore!

INT. PANDORICA ROOM, NIGHT

The DALEK has replenished its energy.

EXT. MUSEUM ROOF, MORNING

The DOCTOR climbs out of the stairwell and onto the roof. AMY and RORY follow.

AMY:
What, it's morning already? How did that happen?

DOCTOR:
History is shrinking. Is anybody listening to me? Universe is collapsing. We don't have much time left. (uses sonic on a satellite dish)

RORY:
What are you doing?

DOCTOR:
Looking for the TARDIS.

RORY:
But the TARDIS exploded.

DOCTOR:
OK, then. I'm looking for an exploding TARDIS. (removes the dish from its mounting)

AMY:
I don't understand. So, the TARDIS blew up and took the universe with it. Why would it do that? How?

DOCTOR:
(stands on raised section of roof) Good question for another day. But for now... total event collapse means that every star in the universe never happened. Not one of them ever shone. So, if all the stars that ever were are gone, then what is that? (points to a large ball of fire in the sky) Like I said, I'm looking for an exploding TARDIS.

RORY:
But that's the sun.

DOCTOR:
Is it? Here's the noise that sun is making right now. (holds up the dish and amplifies the sound of the TARDIS with the sonic) That's my TARDIS burning up. That's what's been keeping the Earth warm.

RORY:
Doctor, there's something else. There's a voice.

The DOCTOR adjusts the settings of the screwdriver.

AMY:
I can't hear anything.

RORY:
Trust the plastic.

RIVER:
I'm sorry, my love. (repeats)

AMY:
Doctor, that's River. How can she be up there?

RORY:
It must be like a recording or something.

DOCTOR:
No, it's not a recording. Of course, the emergency protocols... The TARDIS has sealed off the control room and put her into a time loop to save her. She is right at the heart of the explosion.

INT. TARDIS

RIVER connects the wires as the TARDIS continues to spark and explode. Her attempt to open the door sets more sparks flying from the console. She opens the doors to the TARDIS only to be met by a stone wall.

RIVER:
I'm sorry, my love.

She looks back over her shoulder as the console explodes with a bright light. The sequence starts over again. The DOCTOR appears as she runs to the door.

DOCTOR:
Hi, honey. I'm home.

RIVER:
(looks at her watch) And what sort of time do you call this?

EXT. MUSEUM ROOF, MORNING

The DOCTOR reappears on the roof with RIVER.

RIVER:
Amy! And the plastic Centurion?

DOCTOR:
It's OK, he's on our side.

RIVER:
Really? I dated a Nestene duplicate once... swappable head, it did keep things fresh. Right then, I have questions. But number one is this... What in the name of sanity have you got on your head?

DOCTOR:
It's a fez. I wear a fez now. Fezes are cool.

With a look from RIVER, AMY grabs the fez from the DOCTOR’S head and throws it into the sky and RIVER shoots it.

DOCTOR:
Oh!

DALEK:
Exterminate!

The DALEK appears, levitating up the side of the building.

DOCTOR:
Run, run, move, move. Go! Come on!

The DOCTOR covers their retreat by holding up the satellite dish as a shield as the DALEK fires. They climb back through the stairwell.

INT. MUSEUM STAIRWELL, MORNING

The DOCTOR uses the sonic screwdriver to seal the hatch. RIVER has he gun aimed at it, just in case.

RIVER:
Doctor, come on.

DOCTOR:
Shh. It's moving away, finding another way in. (climbs down ladder) It needs to restore its power before it can attack again. Now, that means we've got exactly (checks watch) four and a half minutes before it's at lethal capacity. (continues down stairs)

RORY:
How do you know?

DOCTOR:
Because that's when it's due to kill me.

RIVER:
Kill you? What do you mean, kill you?

DOCTOR:
Oh, shut up, never mind. How can that Dalek even exist?

INT. MUSEUM HALLWAY, MORNING

DOCTOR:
It was erased from time and then it came back. How?

RORY:
You said the light from the Pandorica...

INT. EXHIBIT HALL, MORNING

DOCTOR:
It's not a light, it's a restoration field, but never mind. Call it a light. That light brought Amy back, but how could it bring back a Dalek when the Daleks have never existed?

AMY:
OK, tell us.

DOCTOR:
When the TARDIS blew up, it caused a total event collapse. A time explosion. It blasted every atom in every moment of the universe. Except...

AMY:
Except inside the Pandorica.

DOCTOR:
The perfect prison. Inside it, perfectly preserved, a few billion atoms of the universe as it was. In theory, you could extrapolate the whole universe from a single one of them, like cloning a body from a single cell. And we've got the bumper family pack.

RORY:
No, too fast, I'm not getting it.

DOCTOR:
The box contains a memory of the universe, and the light transmits the memory. And that's how we're going to do it.

AMY:
Do what?

DOCTOR:
Relight the fire. Reboot the universe. Come on! (continues on)

AMY and RORY exchange looks as RIVER catches up to the DOCTOR.

RIVER:
Doctor, you're being completely ridiculous.

INT. MUSEUM HALLWAY, MORNING

RIVER:
The Pandorica partially restored one Dalek. If it can't even reboot a single life form properly, how will it reboot the whole of reality?

DOCTOR:
What if we give it a moment of infinite power? Transmit the light from the Pandorica to every particle of space and time simultaneously?

RIVER:
Well, that would be lovely, dear, but we can't, because it's completely impossible.

DOCTOR:
Ah, no, you see, it's not. (taps her on the forehead) It's ALMOST completely impossible. One spark is all we need.

RIVER:
For what?

DOCTOR:
(whispers) Big Bang Two! Now listen...

The DOCTOR is shot by the DALEK and falls to the floor. The DALEK trundles down the hall.

DALEK:
Exterminate! Exterminate!

RIVER kneels at the DOCTOR’S side as RORY takes AMY out of the way.

RORY:
Get back. River, get back now!

DALEK:
Exterminate!

RORY fires at the DALEK and it is drained of energy again.

RIVER:
Doctor. Doctor, it's me, River. Can you hear me? What is it? What do you need?

Struggling, the DOCTOR activates the manipulator.

RIVER:
Where did he go? Damn it, he could be anywhere.

AMY:
He went downstairs. 12 minutes ago.

RIVER:
Show me!

AMY:
River, he died.

DALEK:
Systems restoring! You will be exterminated!

RORY:
We've got to move. That thing's coming back to life.

RIVER:
You go to the Doctor. I'll be right with you.

AMY and RORY leave.

DALEK:
You will be exterminated!

RIVER:
Not yet, your systems are still restoring. Which means your shield density is compromised. (takes gun from holster and adjusts settings) One Alpha Mezon burst through your eyestalk would kill you stone dead.

DALEK:
Records indicate you will show mercy. You are an associate of the Doctor's.

RIVER:
I'm River Song. (aims gun) Check your records again.

DALEK:
Mercy!

RIVER:
Say it again.

DALEK:
Mercy!

RIVER:
One more time.

DALEK:
Mercy!

INT. MUSEUM FOYER, DAY

AMY and RORY arrive on the stairs where they left the DOCTOR’S “body”. RORY’S jacket is still there, but no body.

RORY:
How could he have moved? He was dead! (runs down the stairs) Doctor? Doctor!

AMY:
But he was dead!

RIVER joins them.

RIVER:
Who told you that?

AMY:
He did.

RIVER:
(walks calmly down stairs) Rule one. The Doctor lies.

AMY:
Where's the Dalek?

RIVER:
It died.

INT. EXHIBIT HALL, DAY

RIVER, AMY and RORY make their way through the exhibit hall. Ahead of them, AMY sees the DOCTOR inside the Pandorica.

AMY:
Doctor!

INT. PANDORICA ROOM, DAY

RORY and AMY stop while RIVER goes to check on the DOCTOR.

RORY:
Why did he tell us he was dead?

AMY:
We were a diversion. Long as the Dalek was chasing us, he could work down here.

RIVER:
Doctor, can you hear me? What were you doing?

The camera pans up and we see the “sun” is closer, brighter.

RORY:
What's happening?

RIVER:
Reality's collapsing. It's speeding up. Look at this room.

The displays are empty.

AMY:
Where did everything go?

RIVER:
History is being erased. Time is running out. Doctor, what were you doing? Tell us! Doctor?

DOCTOR:
(slowly comes to) Big... Bang... Two.

RORY:
The Big Bang. That's the beginning of the universe, right?

AMY:
What, and Big Bang Two is the bang that brings it back? Is that what you mean?

The DOCTOR gives a small nod.

RIVER:
Oh!

AMY:
What?

RIVER:
The TARDIS is still burning. It's exploding at every point in history. If you threw the Pandorica into the explosion, right into the heart of the fire...

AMY:
Then what?

RIVER:
Then let there be light. The light from the Pandorica would explode everywhere at once, just like he said.

AMY:
That would work? That would bring everything back?

RIVER:
A restoration field, powered by an exploding TARDIS, happening at every moment in history. Oh, that's brilliant. It might even work! (pulls out sonic screwdriver and runs it along the wires) He's wired the vortex manipulator to the rest of the box.

AMY:
Why?

RIVER:
So he can take it with him. He's going to fly the Pandorica into the heart of the explosion.

The sky is now a brilliant orange. AMY and RORY are standing together, just watching.

RORY:
Are you OK?

AMY:
Are you?

RORY:
No.

AMY:
Well, shut up then!

RORY takes her in a hug. RIVER comes out of the Pandorica.

RIVER:
Amy... He wants to talk to you.

AMY:
So, what happens here? Big Bang Two? What happens to us?

RIVER:
We all wake up where we ought to be. None of this ever happens and we don't remember it.

AMY:
River... tell me he comes back, too.

RIVER:
The Doctor will be the heart of the explosion.

AMY:
So?

RIVER:
So all the cracks in time will close, but he'll be on the wrong side... Trapped in the never-space, the void between the worlds. All memory of him will be purged from the universe. He will never have been born. Now, please. He wants to talk to you before he goes.

AMY:
Not to you?

RIVER:
He doesn't really know me yet. Now he never will.

AMY walks slowly to the Pandorica

AMY:
Hi.

DOCTOR:
(weakly) Amy Pond. The girl who waited. All night in your garden. Was it worth it?

AMY:
Shut up. Of course it was.

DOCTOR:
You asked me why I was taking you with me and I said..."No reason". I was lying.

AMY:
It's not important.

DOCTOR:
Yeah, it's the most important thing left in the universe. It's why I'm doing this. Amy, your house was too big. That big, empty house. And just you.

AMY:
And Aunt Sharon.

DOCTOR:
Where were your mum and dad? Where was... everybody who lived in that big house?

AMY:
I lost my Mum and Dad.

DOCTOR:
How? What happened to them? Where did they go?

AMY:
I... I don't...

DOCTOR:
It's OK. Don't panic. It's not your fault.

AMY:
I don't even remember.

DOCTOR:
There was a crack in time in the wall of your bedroom and it's been eating away at your life for a long time now. Amy Pond, all alone. The girl who didn't make sense. How could I resist?

AMY:
How could I just forget?

DOCTOR:
Nothing is ever forgotten, not really. But you have to try.

The ground shakes

RIVER:
Doctor! It's speeding up!

AMY places the sonic screwdriver in his pocket.

DOCTOR:
There's going to be a very big bang. Big Bang Two. Try and remember your family and they'll be there.

AMY:
How can I remember them if they never existed?

DOCTOR:
Because... you're special. That crack in your wall, all that time, the universe pouring into your head. You brought Rory back...you can bring them back, too. You just remember, and they'll be there.

AMY:
(backs away) YOU won't.

DOCTOR:
You'll have your family back. You won't need your imaginary friend any more. (laughs weakly) Amy Pond... crying over me, eh? Guess what?

AMY:
What?

DOCTOR:
Gotcha.

The Pandorica closes. AMY walks slowly backwards, not taking her eyes from the Pandorica. The Pandorica begins to glow.

RIVER:
Back! Get back! (pushes AMY out of the way)

The Pandorica launches into the sky.

INT. PANDORICA

The DOCTOR sends a message via his communicator before dropping it to the floor as the pain increases.

INT. PANDORICA ROOM, DAY

RIVER, RORY and AMY are sitting on the floor against a wall. RIVER receives the message on her communicator.

RIVER:
It's from the Doctor. (looks skyward)

AMY:
What does it say?

RIVER:
"Geronimo."

INT. PANDORICA

The DOCTOR rides through the g-force as the Pandorica shoots on its collision course with the TARDIS.

SPACE

When the TARDIS and Pandorica meet, space explodes. And, just as suddenly, time reverses.

INT. TARDIS

The DOCTOR wakes up on the floor and sits up.

DOCTOR:
Oh! OK. I escaped, then. Brilliant! Love it when I do that. Legs, yes. Bow tie, cool. I can buy a fez.

The DOCTOR gets up when he hears his voice and AMY’S.

PAST DOCTOR:
The beach. The beach is the best. Automatic sand.

PAST AMY:
Automatic sand? What does that mean?

PAST DOCTOR:
It's automated, totally.

The DOCTOR walks around and sees himself and AMY dressed for the beach.

DOCTOR:
Oh.

PAST DOCTOR:
Cleans up the lolly sticks...

DOCTOR:
No, hang on! That's last week when we went to Space Florida. I'm rewinding. My.. My time stream... unravelling, erasing. Closing. (looks at monitor and sees the crack closing) Hello, universe, goodbye, Doctor. Amy? (PAST AMY turns around) Amy?

EXT. RESIDENTIAL STREET, DAY

The DOCTOR’S timeline rewinds further until he “arrives” outside the flat he shared with Craig. AMY crosses the street in front of him.

DOCTOR:
Ah, three weeks ago, when she put the card in the window. Amy! (she looks up) I need to tell you something. She can hear me! But if she can hear me...

The DOCTOR turns around to see the crack in the road. Time rewinds again.

INT. BYZANTIUM, FOREST CLEARING

The DOCTOR arrives in a hollow and hears himself as he leaves to find the primary flight deck.

PAST DOCTOR:
Good luck everyone. Behave. Do not let that girl open her eyes. And keep watching the forest. Stop those Angels advancing. Amy, later! (taps her on the head) River, going to need your computer. (leaves)

The DOCTOR approaches PAST AMY and puts his hands on hers.

DOCTOR:
Amy. you need to start trusting me, it's never been more important.

PAST AMY:
But you don't always tell me the truth.

DOCTOR:
If I always told you the truth, I wouldn't need you to trust me.

PAST AMY:
Doctor, the crack in my wall, how can it be here?

DOCTOR:
I don't know yet, but I'm working it out. (looks at past self) Now, listen. Remember what I told you when you were seven?

PAST AMY:
What did you tell me?

DOCTOR:
(rests his forehead against hers) No, no... That's not the point. You have to remember. (kisses her on the head and leaves)

PAST AMY:
Remember what? Doctor? Doctor?

Time rewinds again.

INT. HALL, NIGHT

The DOCTOR finds himself at AMY’S house.

DOCTOR:
Amelia's house. (checks watch) When she was seven. The night she waited.

EXT. NIGHT

The DOCTOR finds AMELIA curled up asleep on her suitcase.

DOCTOR:
The girl who waited. Come here, you. (carries her inside)

INT. BEDROOM, NIGHT

The DOCTOR tucks AMELIA into bed and sits down in the chair next to the bed.

DOCTOR:
It's funny. I thought if you could hear me, I could hang on somehow. Silly me. Silly old Doctor. When you wake up, you'll have a mum and dad... And you won't even remember me. Well, you'll remember me a little. I'll be a story in your head. But that's OK. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? Cos it was, you know. It was the best. A daft old man who stole a magic box and ran away. Did I ever tell you that I stole it? Well, I borrowed it. I was always going to take it back. Oh, that box, Amy. You'll dream about that box. It'll never leave you. Big and little at the same time. Brand new and ancient. And the bluest blue ever. And the times we had, eh? Woulda had... Never had. In your dreams, they'll still be there. The Doctor and Amy Pond. And the days that never came. The cracks are closing. But they can't close properly until I'm on the other side. I don't belong here any more. I think I'll skip the rest of the rewind. I hate repeats. Live well. Love Rory.(kisses her head) Bye bye, Pond. (caresses her hair)

The DOCTOR leaves and the crack closes behind him. AMELIA wakes, looks at the wall then settles back to sleep. Outside her window, the stars shine in the night sky.

INT. BEDROOM, MORNING

AMY slowly wakes up, and , as her eyes travel across the room, we see the “Raggedy Doctor” crafts before stopping at the wedding dress hanging on her closet door.

TABETHA:
Morning!

AMY sits up with a gasp as a woman enters with a breakfast tray.

AMY:
You're my mum. Oh, my God, you're my mum.

TABETHA:
Well, of course I'm your mum. What's the matter with you? And this is your breakfast, which your father made, so feel free to tip it out of the window if it's an atrocity. Downstairs, 10 minutes? Big day! (leaves)

AMY:
Of course she's my mum. Why is that surprising? (gets out of bed)

INT. PARLOR, MORNING

AMY slowly enters the room.

AUGUSTUS:
Ah, Amelia. I fear I may have been using the same joke book as the best man.

AMY:
You're my tiny little dad! (runs over and hugs him)

TABETHA:
(enters) Amelia, why are you behaving as if you've never seen us before?

AMY:
I don't know. It's just...

INT. RORY’S BATHROOM, MORNING

RORY is brushing his teeth as he answers the phone.

RORY:
Hello!

AMY: (over phone)
Do you feel like you've forgotten something really important?

INT. BEDROOM, MORNING

AMY:
Do you feel like there's a great big thing in your head, and you feel like you should remember it, but you can't?

INT. RORY’S BATHROOM, MORNING

RORY:
Yep.

INT. BEDROOM, MORNING

AMY:
Are you just saying yes cos you're scared of me?

RORY: (over phone)
Yep.

AMY:
I love you.

RORY: (over phone)
Yep.

INT. RORY’S BATHROOM, MORNING

RORY:
I mean, I love you too!

INT. BEDROOM, MORNING

AMY turns off the phone, thinks for a moment, then rushes over and takes the dress down with a swirl.

INT. RECEPTION HALL, DAY

Everyone clasp as the BEST MAN has just finished his speech.

BEST MAN:
Ladies and gentlemen, the father of the bride, Augustus Pond!

AGUSTUS:
(stands) Sorry, everyone. I'll be another two minutes. I'm just reviewing certain aspects. (sits)

TABETHA:
Your father, Amelia, will be the absolute death of me. Unless, of course, I strike pre-emptively.

AMY laughs but stops as she sees a woman walk by the windows. It is RIVER. AMY stands, staring outside.

RORY:
Amy? You OK?

AMY:
Yeah, I'm fine. I'm... (sits) fine.

RORY:
Right. Er... You're crying.

AMY:
So I am. Why am I doing that?

RORY:
Because you're happy, probably. Happy Mrs Rory. Happy, happy, happy.

AMY:
No. I'm sad. I'm really, really sad.

RORY:
Great.

AMY:
Why am I sad? (looks down at the table in front of RORY) What's that?

RORY:
Oh, er, someone left it for you. A woman.

RORY hands AMY RIVER’S journal.

AMY:
But what is it?

RORY:
It's a book.

AMY:
(flips through the journal) It's blank.

RORY:
It's a present.

AMY:
But why?

RORY:
Well, you know the old saying. The old... wedding... thing. Huh?

AMY slowly begins to remember.

RORY:
Amy?

AUGUSTUS:
(stands) Ready now. Sorry about that. Last-minute adjustments to certain aspects. Now then, it hardly seems a year...

Her father’s speech fades as AMY looks around the room and sees one guest wearing a red bowtie and another with blue braces. A tear falls from her eye and lands on RIVER’S journal.

AUGUSTUS:
...at the age of six and announced that the new headteacher wasn't real because she looked like a cartoon.

AMY:
(stands) Shut up, Dad!

RORY:
Amy?

AUGUSTUS:
Amelia?

AMY:
Sorry, but shut up, please! There's someone missing...someone important. Someone so, SO important.

RORY:
Amy, what's wrong?

AMY:
Sorry. Sorry, everyone. But when I was a kid, I had an imaginary friend.

TABETHA:
(sighs) Oh no, not this again.

AMY:
The raggedy Doctor. My raggedy Doctor. But he wasn't imaginary. He was real.

TABETHA:
The psychiatrists we sent her to!

AMY:
I remember you! I remember! I brought the others back, I can bring you home, too. Raggedy man, I remember you, and you are late for my wedding!

In the silence, RORY hears the glasses start to tinkle against each other as the ground starts to shake. The chandelier begins to sway.

AMY:
I found you. I found you in words, like you knew I would. That's why you told me the story...the brand new, ancient blue box. Oh, clever. Very clever.

The wind begins to blow and we hear the TARDIS.

RORY:
Amy, what is it?

AMY:
Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue.

The TARDIS begins to materialize in the middle of the floor.

RORY:
It's the Doctor!

The TARDIS solidifies and AMY climbs over the table to get to it.

RORY:
How did we forget the Doctor? I was plastic. He was the stripper at my stag. Long story.

AMY:
(knocks on TARDIS door) OK, Doctor. Did I surprise you this time?

The TARDIS door opens and the DOCTOR is wearing a top hat with white tie and tails. A white scarf is loosely draped over his shoulders.

DOCTOR:
Er, yeah. Completely astonished. Never expected that. How lucky I happened to be wearing this old thing. (steps out onto the floor) Hello, everyone. I'm Amy's imaginary friend, but I came anyway. (shakes AUGUSTUS’S hand)

AMY:
You absolutely, definitely may kiss the bride.

DOCTOR:
(plants a finger on AMY’S puckered lips) Amelia! From now on, I shall be leaving the... kissing duties to the brand new Mr Pond. (shakes RORY’S hand)

RORY:
No, I'm not Mr Pond. That's not how it works.

DOCTOR:
Yeah, it is.

RORY:
Yeah, it is.

DOCTOR:
Right then, everyone. I'll move my box. You're going to need the space. (enters TARDIS) I only came for the dancing.

LATER…

The DOCTOR creates his own dance to Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.


AMY:
(laughs) You're terrible. That is embarrassing!

That doesn’t keep him from teaching the dance to all the children at the reception.

DOCTOR:
That's it. That's good. Keep it loose.

AMY and RORY look on and laugh.

STILL LATER…

AMY and RORY slow dance to James Morrison’s “You Give Me Something”. The DOCTOR watches as he leans against a doorway.


DOCTOR:
2,000 years. The boy who waited. Good on you, mate.

EXT. POND HOUSE, NIGHT

The DOCTOR heads back to the TARDIS. As he puts his key to the lock, someone speaks.

RIVER:
Did you dance? Well, you always dance at weddings, don't you?

DOCTOR:
You tell me.

RIVER:
Spoilers.

DOCTOR:
(hands her journal back) The writing's all back, but I didn't peek.

RIVER:
Thank you.

DOCTOR:
(gives back the manipulator) Are you married, River?

RIVER:
(puts manipulator on) Are you asking?

DOCTOR:
Yes.

RIVER:
Yes.

DOCTOR:
No, hang on. Did you think I was asking you to marry me, o- o-or asking if you were married?

RIVER:
Yes.

DOCTOR:
No, but was that "yes", or "yes"?

RIVER:
Yes.

DOCTOR:
River...who are you?

RIVER:
You're going to find out very soon now. And I'm sorry, but that's when everything changes. (activates manipulator and disappears)

DOCTOR:
Nah.

INT. TARDIS

The DOCTOR dances up to the console. As he starts to handle the controls, the door opens and AMY walks in.

AMY:
Oi! Where are you off to? We haven't even had a snog in the shrubbery yet.

RORY follows her in and shuts the door.

RORY:
Amy!

AMY:
Shut up... it's my wedding.

RORY:
OUR wedding.

DOCTOR:
Sorry, you two...shouldn't have slipped away. Bit busy, you know?

RORY:
You just saved the whole of space and time. Take the evening off. Maybe a bit of tomorrow.

DOCTOR:
Space and time isn't safe yet. The TARDIS exploded for a reason. Something drew the TARDIS to this particular date, and blew it up. (phone begins to ring) Why? And why now? The silence, whatever it is, is still out there, and I have to...Excuse me a moment. (answers phone) Hello. Oh! Hello. I'm sorry, this is a very bad line. No, but that's not possible. She was sealed into the Seventh Obelisk. I was at the prayer meeting. Well, no, I get that it's important. An Egyptian goddess loose on the Orient Express…in space! Give us a mo. (to AMY and RORY) Sorry, something's come up. This will have to be goodbye.

AMY:
Yeah, I think it's goodbye. Do you think it's goodbye?

RORY:
Definitely goodbye.

AMY heads for the door.

EXT. POND HOUSE, NIGHT

AMY opens the TARDIS door and waves.

AMY:
Goodbye! Goodbye. (closes door)

INT. TARDIS

The DOCTOR smiles.

DOCTOR:
(into phone) Don't worry about a thing, Your Majesty. We're on our way.

AMY and RORY hold onto the console as the DOCTOR sets the TARDIS in motion.

DOCTOR WHO
Will Return
Christmas 2010
 
 
 
Christine D.: eleven amy hug doctor whosnowflakie06 on November 10th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
Thanks so so much for doing all of these transcripts! Even with the subtitles it seems like such hard work, the scene headings and the descriptions of everything that's going on. Amazing job! :D
jpgr: DT Smile anijpgr on November 10th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It can be time consuming, but it's also a challenge.
Lisa Moulton: No life after you...gigs_83 on November 10th, 2010 06:21 am (UTC)
Your HTML is broken here:

DOCTOR:
It's funny. I thought if you could hear me, I could hang on somehow. Silly me. Silly old Doctor. When you wake up, you'll have a mum and dad... And you won't even remember me. Well, you'll remember me a little. I'll be a story in your head. But that's OK. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? Cos it was, you know. It was the best. A daft old man who stole a magic box and ran away. Did I ever tell you that I stole it? Well, I borrowed
it. I was always going to take it back. Oh, that box, Amy. You'll dream about that box. It'll never leave you. Big and little at the same time. Brand new and ancient. And the bluest blue ever. And the times we had, eh? Woulda had... Never had. In your dreams, they'll still be there. The Doctor and Amy Pond. And the days that never came. The cracks are closing. But they can't close properly until I'm on the other side. I don't belong here any more. I think I'll skip the rest of the rewind. I hate repeats. Live well. Love Rory.(kisses her head) Bye bye, Pond. (caresses her hair)

>i>The DOCTOR leaves and the crack closes behind him. AMELIA wakes, looks at the wall then settles back to sleep.

Outside her window, the stars shine in the night sky.</i>

Edit: And your paragraph-ing (it's a technical term) is screwy here:

Her father’s speech fades as AMY looks around the room and sees one guest wearing a red bowtie and another with

blue braces. A tear falls from her eye and lands on RIVER’S journal.


Edited at 2010-11-10 06:22 am (UTC)
jpgr: DW 9 Bad Newsjpgr on November 10th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I was doing it around midnight so I was bound to miss something.
rochvelleth: DW - 11 fezrochvelleth on November 10th, 2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! What a wonderful set of transcripts. You're amazing :D

Do you have any rules about mentioning them or linking to them, out of interest? If you'd prefer people not to, that's good of course.
jpgr: DW 11 Thumbs Up anijpgr on November 10th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
You can link and use them as long as I get a mention. Share it around.
rochvelleth: DW - 11 white tie hotrochvelleth on November 11th, 2010 10:45 am (UTC)
Awesome, thank you!
her heaven is never enough: HP - dumbledore dances_lyra_b on November 10th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are an angel - but not the creepy stone steal-your-life kind, obviously.
:)

I truly appreciate all the effort you have put into doing these. Ta.
jpgr: DW 4 Gleejpgr on November 10th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
Glad you appreciate them. I started doing them for series 3 and just kept on.
Katetasty_kate on November 10th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
You did a fabulous job with all of these transcripts. Thank you so much for sharing them!
And just to comment on the episode... that dialogue between Amy and the Doctor before he flies the Pandorica into the blowing up TARDIS... absolutely heart-wrenching.
The girl who didn't make any sense. How could I resist?
jpgr: DW 8 Joy of Lifejpgr on November 10th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
Having to read and copy/paste, I caught so much more dialogue than on the original watch.
Mrs Darcy: Amy/11 hug by kathyhelisi on April 23rd, 2011 10:15 am (UTC)
Just wanted to say that your transcripts are absolutely brilliant and I would be so lost without them! (I write a lot of meta, and accurate quotes are a must...)

So thank you LOTS and LOTS and LOTS!
jpgr: DW 11 Amy Togetherjpgr on April 23rd, 2011 11:58 am (UTC)
Thanks!
(Anonymous) on June 9th, 2011 08:21 am (UTC)
Awesome
I was going to watch this with some friends and thought that oThers shouldn't miss out.
I sent them this. It's really sad...
(Anonymous) on June 17th, 2011 07:36 am (UTC)
Awsome
I love this episode it's my fave