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23 April 2011 @ 11:15 pm
Transcript: 6x00 A CHristmas Carol (2/2)  




INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, ICE VAULT, NIGHT

YOUNG KAZRAN and the DOCTOR open ABIGAIL’S container on another Christmas. YOUNG KAZRAN is wearing the scarf and is looking somewhat sullen.

DOCTOR:
Merry Christmas!

ABIGAIL:
Doctor!

The countdown reaches “4”.

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, NIGHT

KAZRAN smiles at more photos.

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, ICE VAULT, NIGHT

TEEN KAZRAN and the DOCTOR open ABIGAIL’S container on another Christmas. TEEN KAZRAN is taller, perhaps late teens and wearing a bowtie.

DOCTOR and TEEN KAZRAN:
Merry Christmas!

ABIGAIL:
Kazran!

The countdown moves to “3”.

INT. TARDIS

The DOCTOR moves to the controls as TEEN KAZRAN and ABIGAIL walk a little slower.

ABIGAIL:
You've grown.

TEEN KAZRAN:
Yeah.

ABIGAIL:
And now you're blushing.

TEEN KAZRAN:
Sorry.

ABIGAIL:
That's OK.

TEEN KAZRAN:
So, Doctor, where this time?

DOCTOR:
Pick a Christmas Eve. I've got them all right here.

ABIGAIL:
Might I make a request?

DOCTOR:
Of course.

ABIGAIL:
This one.

EXT. STREET, NIGHT

ABIGAIL stands in the street wearing a hooded cloak as she looks in a window and watches her family. Her sister hands her husband a drink.

HUSBAND:
Thank you, darling. (kisses her)

TEEN KAZRAN and the DOCTOR stand back a-ways, watching her.

TEEN KAZRAN:
Who are they?

DOCTOR:
Her family. The lady's her sister. I met her once, when she was...older.

TEEN KAZRAN:
(whispers) Abigail's crying.

DOCTOR:
(whispers) Yes.

TEEN KAZRAN:
(whispers) When girls are crying, are you supposed to talk to them?

DOCTOR:
I have absolutely no idea.

TEEN KAZRAN walks over to ABIGAIL.

ABIGAIL:
My sister's family. They're so happy.

TEEN KAZRAN:
They look very poor.

ABIGAIL:
They are very poor. Doesn't mean you can't be happy.

TEEN KAZRAN:
And then why aren't you?

The HUSBAND closes the curtains.

ABIGAIL:
Because this is the life I can never have.

TEEN KAZRAN:
Why not?

ABIGAIL takes his hand in hers, keeping them at their sides.

ABIGAIL:
I think you're blushing again.

The curtains open again, and the DOCTOR is there, waving them in.

DOCTOR:
Come in.

Still holding hands, they go inside.

INT. FAMILY’S HOME, NIGHT

The DOCTOR is entertaining the son with card tricks at one end of the table while ABIGAIL sits with her SISTER at the other. TEEN KAZRAN is helping the HUSBAND decorate.

DOCTOR:
Pick a card, any card at all.

SISTER:
Every Christmas Eve. I don't understand.

ABIGAIL:
I'm not sure I do.

DOCTOR:
Memorise the card, put it back in the deck. Don't let me see it.

HUSBAND:
Is this what it looked like last year?

SISTER:
It doesn't have to be exactly the same.

HUSBAND:
I'm starting again. Come on, Kazran, we're starting again.

SISTER:
That's Sardick's boy, isn't it?

ABIGAIL:
He's not like his father.

SISTER:
His father treats everyone like cattle. One day, that boy will do the same.

ABIGAIL:
No. He's different.

DOCTOR:
The three of clubs.

SON:
No.

DOCTOR:
You sure? I'm very good at card tricks.

SON:
It wasn't the three of clubs.

DOCTOR:
Well, of course it wasn't, (tosses away card) because it was the seven of diamonds! (pulls it from inside pocket)

SON:
No.

DOCTOR:
Oi, stop it, you're doing it wrong.

SISTER:
I see him around the town sometimes. Never any friends.

ABIGAIL:
He's got me.

SISTER:
All those Christmas Eves, you never once came to see us.

ABIGAIL:
I'm here now.

SISTER:
Then stay. Stay for tomorrow, have Christmas dinner with us.

ABIGAIL:
I can't.

SISTER:
Well, then. (stands) Tomorrow's dinner is cancelled, as my sister refuses to attend.

ABIGAIL:
Isabella...

ISABELLA:
Instead...we'll have it tonight.

LATER….
They are sitting around the table, the DOCTOR at one end, and they are about to pull the crackers.


DOCTOR:
Three! Two! One! Pull!

Everyone cheers and laughs. The SON pulls a playing card from his.

SON:
How did you do that?

DOCTOR:
Your card, I believe.

SON:
No!

DOCTOR:
Oh, shut up!

KAZRAN:
(toast) Er, Merry Christmas.

ALL:
Merry Christmas.

Under the table, KAZRAN and ABIGAIL hold hands.

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, ICE VAULT, NIGHT

They say goodbye for another year.

ABIGAIL:
Best Christmas Eve ever. (hugs the DOCTOR)

DOCTOR:
Ah! Till the next one.

ABIGAIL:
I look forward to it. Now I'd like to say good night to Kazran.

DOCTOR:
Of course. (stands there) Well, on you go. (KAZRAN looks at him) Oh! Oh, yes, right! Sorry, I'll, um, I'll go, then. (to ABIGAIL) Good night. (to KAZRAN) Good luck...night! Good night! (backs into a container) Sorry. (walks away)

TEEN KAZRAN:
(hushed shout) Doctor! (rushes over) I, er, I think she's going to kiss me.

DOCTOR:
Yeah, I think you're right. (pushes him towards ABIGAIL)

TEEN KAZRAN:
I've never kissed anyone before. What do I do?

DOCTOR:
(puts arm around TEEN KAZRAN’S shoulder) Well...try and be all nervous and rubbish and a bit shaky.

TEEN KAZRAN:
Why?

DOCTOR:
You'll be like that anyway. Make it part of the plan. Off you go, then! (pushes TEEN KAZRAN, who resists)

TEEN KAZRAN:
What, now? I kiss her now?

DOCTOR:
Kazran, it's this or go to your room and design a new kind of screwdriver. Don't make my mistakes. Now, go!

TEEN KAZRAN goes back to ABIGAIL and stands there awkwardly until she pulls him into a kiss.

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, NIGHT

KAZRAN looks at photos of their trip to New York, Paris and Australia. He then finds one dated “California 1952” in front of the Hollywood sign.

EXT. HOLLYWOOD MANSION, NIGHT

ABIGAIL is standing by the pool in a period gown. She is unhappy about something. TEEN KAZRAN finds her.

TEEN KAZRAN:
Abigail! Are you coming back? The Doctor is going to do a duet with Frank. Abigail. What's wrong?

ABIGAIL:
I have something to tell you.

TEEN KAZRAN:
A bad thing?

ABIGAIL:
A very bad thing.

TEEN KAZRAN:
What is it?

ABIGAIL:
The truth.

The DOCTOR, wearing a white evening jacket, tie undone, finds them as they’re kissing.

DOCTOR:
Guys, we've really got to go quite quickly. I just accidentally got engaged to Marilyn Monroe. How do you keep going like that? Do you breathe out your ears? Hello? Sorry, hello? Guys, she's phoned a chapel, there's a car outside, this is happening now!

MARILYN:
Yoo-hoo! Yoo-hoo.

DOCTOR:
Right, fine, thank you. I'll just go and get married then, shall I? See how you like that! (walks away) Marilyn, get your coat!

TEEN KAZRAN:
What are we going to do?

ABIGAIL:
There is nothing to be done.

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, ICE VAULT, NIGHT

TEEN KAZRAN escorts ABIGAIL to her container as the DOCTOR tests the sonic on a small fish.

TEEN KAZRAN:
Good night, Abigail.

ABIGAIL:
(breaking) Good night, Kazran.

They slowly let go of each others’ hands as they back away. TEEN KAZRAN closes the door as ABIGAIL shakes her head. The DOCTOR walks over, cheerful.

DOCTOR:
There we go. Another day, another Christmas Eve. I'll see you in a minute, eh? I mean, a year.

TEEN KAZRAN:
Doctor... Listen, why don't we leave it?

DOCTOR:
Sorry, leave what?

TEEN KAZRAN:
Oh, you know. This. Every Christmas Eve, it's getting a bit old.

DOCTOR:
Old?

TEEN KAZRAN:
Well, Christmas is for kids, isn't it? I've got some work with my dad now, I'm going to focus on that. Get that cloud belt under control.

DOCTOR:
Sorry. I didn't realise I was boring you.

TEEN KAZRAN:
Not your fault. Times change. (walks away)

DOCTOR:
Not as much as I'd hoped. Kazran.

TEEN KAZRAN stops and the DOCTOR walks up to him.

DOCTOR:
I'll be needing a new one, anyway. What the hell... (gives him the sonic) Merry Christmas. And if you ever need me, just activate it. I'll hear you.

TEEN KAZRAN:
I won't need you.

DOCTOR:
What's happened? What are you not telling me?

TEEN KAZRAN walks off.

DOCTOR:
What about Abigail?

TEEN KAZRAN:
I know where to find her.

The countdown shows “1”.

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, BASEMENT, NIGHT

TEEN KAZRAN closes and locks the door behind him, his eyes red from tears.

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, NIGHT

KAZRAN turns to look at the portrait and it had changed back to that of his father.

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE - PAST, NIGHT

KAZRAN is dressed in sober black and his hair is slicked down. He is standing with his father, ELLIOT, drinking champagne. They are standing in front of the machine.

ELLIOT SARDICK:
Another Christmas Eve, Kazran. But a very special one. It's complete. Look at it. Sound waves. As simple as that. We can control the clouds, the fog, the fish...

TEEN KAZRAN:
Why do we want to control the fish?

ELLIOT SARDICK:
People are cattle. If you want to control cattle, you need to control their predators. What's the face for? Look what I'm giving you. The sky, and everything beneath it. Only you and I can control this. This planet is ours!

TEEN KAZRAN:
Excuse me, Father.

TEEN KAZRAN sets down his glass and walks out of the room.

INT. KAZRAN’S BEDROOM – PAST, NIGHT

TEEN KAZRAN walks to his desk and opens a drawer. Inside is the sonic screwdriver. He takes it out and stares at it for a moment. He ten turns and sees the DOCTOR standing in the window. KAZRAN walks over. The DOCTOR leans down, a smile on his face. KAZRAN closes the curtains before walking back to his desk and putting the sonic back in the drawer.

INT. KAZRAN’S BEDROOM, NIGHT

KAZRAN opens the desk drawer. Inside, gathering dust, are souvenirs from his trips with the DOCTOR. He lifts out the screwdriver and presses it against his cheek. The phone rings.

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, NIGHT

KAZRAN walks with the phone.

KAZRAN:
Yes, what? Oh, Mr President, we've been through this! It's not going to crash on my house, so what's it got to do with me? Yes, I know. 4,003. As a very old friend of mine once took a very long time to explain, life isn't fair.

KAZRAN hangs up the phone and looks down at the pictures at his feet, one of which is a smiling ABIGAIL. He takes the sonic from his pocket. Just as he does so, a hologram of AMY appears.

AMY:
Hello!

KAZRAN:
Who are you? What are you doing here?

AMY:
Didn't think this was over, did you? I'm the Ghost of Christmas Present.

KAZRAN:
A ghost? Dressed like that?

RORY:
(pushes AMY aside) Eyes off the skirt.

AMY shoves RORY out of the way.

KAZRAN:
You turned into a Roman.

AMY:
Yeah. I do that. I also do this. (hologram disappears)

KAZRAN:
Do what? What are you talking about?

Voices begin singing “Silent Night”.

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, BASEMENT, NIGHT

KAZRAN follows the sound of the voices to the vault. He looks inside to see a number of people singing. He keys in the code and opens the door.

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, ICE VAULT, NIGHT

He stares at the singers and AMY reappears.

AMY:
They're holograms. Projections, like me.

KAZRAN:
Who are they?

AMY:
The people on the ship up there. The ones you're going to let die tonight.

KAZRAN:
Why are they singing?

AMY:
For their lives. Which one's Abigail? The Doctor told me.

KAZRAN:
Did he now?

AMY:
He doesn't hold back. You know the Doctor.

KAZRAN:
How do I? I never met him before tonight. Now I seem to have known him all my life. How? Why?

AMY:
You're the only person who can let that ship land. He was trying to turn you into a nicer person. And he was trying to do it nicely.

KAZRAN:
He's changed my past. My whole life!

AMY:
Time can be rewritten.

KAZRAN:
You tell the Doctor, tell him from me, people can't.

KAZRAN strides forward, breaking up the holograms. He stops in front of ABIGAIL’S container. AMY follows.

AMY:
That's Abigail?

KAZRAN:
I would never have known her if the Doctor hadn't changed the course of my whole life to suit himself.

AMY:
Well, that's good, isn't it?

KAZRAN:
No.

AMY:
Why is she still in there? You could let her out any time.

KAZRAN:
Oh, yes. Any time at all. Any time...I choose. (puts his hand to the window)

AMY:
Then why don't you?

KAZRAN:
This is what the Doctor did to me. Abigail was ill when she went into the ice. On the point of death. I suppose the rest in the ice helped her, but she's used up her time. All those Christmas Eves with me. I could release her any time I want... and she would live a single day. (turns to AMY) So tell me, Ghost of Christmas Present, how do I choose which day?

AMY:
I'm sorry. I really am. I'm very, very sorry. But you know what? She's got more time left than I have. More than anyone on this ship.

KAZRAN:
Good.

AMY:
Rory, widen the beam.

The room flickers out of existence and KAZRAN finds himself elsewhere.

INT. STARLINER FLIGHT DECK

KAZRAN now appears as the hologram on the ship.

CAPTAIN:
Update on engine one...

KAZRAN:
How did I get here?

AMY:
You didn't. It's your turn to be the hologram. Since you're going to let a lot of people die, I thought you might like to see where it’s all gonna happen.

KAZRAN:
The singing... What is it? I don't understand.

RORY:
The Doctor's idea. The harmonies resonate in the ice crystals. The fish like it. He thought maybe it would stabilise the ship. But it isn't working. It's not powerful enough.

KAZRAN:
Why are they still singing, then?

CAPTAIN:
Because we haven't told them. I understand you have a machine that controls this cloud layer. If you can release us from it, we still have time to make a landing. Nobody has to die.

KAZRAN:
Everybody has to die.

AMY:
Not tonight.

KAZRAN:
Tonight's as good as any other. How do you choose?

AMY:
Doctor?

DOCTOR: (over phone)
Yeah?

AMY:
Are you hearing this?

DOCTOR: (over phone)
I can hear.

KAZRAN:
He's here? Where is he? Doctor?!

RORY turns off the hologram and KAZRAN disappears.

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, ICE VAULT, NIGHT

KAZRAN finds himself back in the vault. The DOCTOR is leaning against a divider.

KAZRAN:
Doctor!

DOCTOR:
I'm sorry. I didn't realise.

KAZRAN:
All my life, I've been called heartless. My other life, my real life, the one you rewrote. Now look at me.

DOCTOR:
Better a broken heart than no heart at all.

KAZRAN:
Oh, try it. You try it. Why are you here?

DOCTOR:
Cos I'm not finished with you yet. (walks forward) You've seen the past, the present...and now you need to see the future.

KAZRAN:
Fine! Do it! Show me! I'll die cold, alone and afraid. Of course I will, we all do! What difference does showing me make? Do you know why I'm going to let those people die? It's not a plan. I don't get anything from it. It's just that I don't care. I'm not like you. I don't even want to be like you! I don't and never, ever will care!

DOCTOR:
And I don't believe that.

KAZRAN:
Then show me the future. Prove me wrong.

DOCTOR:
I am showing it to you. I'm showing it to you right now. So what do you think?

The DOCTOR looks over KAZRAN’S shoulder. KAZRAN turns around to see YOUNG KAZRAN in pajamas and a robe.

DOCTOR:
Is this who you want to become, Kazran?

The two Kazrans slowly walk towards each other.

YOUNG KAZRAN:
Dad?

KAZRAN drops his cane and lifts his hand to strike his younger self. He flashes back to the moment in his bedroom when his father struck him as well as the first Christmas Eve without the DOCTOR or ABIGAIL. He also remembers almost striking ABIGAIL’S nephew as well as their last parting. He starts to cry.

KAZRAN:
I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry. (reaches out for YOUNG KAZRAN who takes a step back) It's OK, don't be frightened. (puts his hands on YOUNG KAZRAN’S shoulders and pulls him into a hug) I'm...I'm so, so, so...

DOCTOR:
Kazran. We don't have much time.

INT. STARLINER FLIGHT DECK

SECOND PILOT:
Structural integrity at 30%!

CAPTAIN:
We have five minutes max. We need to land!

There is static as the DOCTOR appears onscreen.

DOCTOR: (onscreen)
Hello, hello! Ah, hello, everyone. Prepare to lock on to my signal.

AMY:
Doctor, what's happening?

DOCTOR: (onscreen)
I just saved Christmas. Don't go away. (switches off)

AMY:
Doctor? Doctor!

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, NIGHT

KAZRAN is at the controls of the machine as the DOCTOR walks up. YOUNG KAZRAN stands to the side.

DOCTOR:
We good to go, then?

KAZRAN:
The controls won't respond.

DOCTOR:
They're isomorphic, tuned to your brainwaves, they'll only respond to you.

KAZRAN:
They won't.

DOCTOR:
That doesn't make sense, why wouldn't... (tries controls) Oh! Oh, of course. Stupid, stupid Doctor!

KAZRAN:
What's wrong? Tell me, what is it, what...?

DOCTOR:
It's you. I've changed you too much, the machine doesn't recognise you.

KAZRAN:
But my father programmed it...

DOCTOR:
He would never have programmed it for the man you are now.

KAZRAN:
Then what do we do?

DOCTOR:
Um... Um... I don't know, I don't know.

YOUNG KAZRAN:
There must be something!

KAZRAN:
(pulls out the sonic) This! You can use this! I kept it, see?

DOCTOR:
What, half a screwdriver? With the other half up in the sky in a big old shark, right in the heart of the cloud layer. We use your aerial to boost the signal, set up a resonation pattern between the two halves...That would work! My screwdriver, coolest bit of kit on this planet. Could do it.

KAZRAN:
Do what?

DOCTOR:
My screwdriver is still trying to repair. It's signalling itself. We use the signal, but we send something else.

YOUNG KAZRAN:
Send what?

KAZRAN:
Well? What? What?

DOCTOR:
(turns to KAZRAN) I'm sorry, Kazran. I truly am.

KAZRAN:
I don't understand.

AMY:
We need to send something into the cloud belt, something we know works. We need her to sing.

INT. SARDICK RESIDENCE, ICE VAULT, NIGHT

DOCTOR:
Her voice resonates perfectly with the ice crystals. It calmed the shark. It will calm the sky, too.

KAZRAN:
Could you do it? Could you do this? Think about it, Doctor. One last day with your beloved. Which day would you choose?

ABIGAIL:
(steps out) Christmas. Christmas Day. Look at you. (puts a hand on his cheek) So old now. I think you waited a bit too long, didn't you?

KAZRAN:
I'm sorry.

ABIGAIL:
Hoarding my days, like an old miser.

KAZRAN:
But...if you leave the ice now...

ABIGAIL:
We've had so many Christmas Eves, Kazran. I think it's time for Christmas Day.

INT. STARLINER FLIGHT DECK

AMY:
Doctor?!

CAPTAIN:
We can't hold this. Time's up, we're going down.

AMY:
Doctor!

We hear ABIGAIL singing.

SECOND PILOT:
Captain, I've got... I don't know what I've got. (switches to speaker so everyone can hear)

CAPTAIN:
What are you listening to?

SECOND PILOT:
This is coming from outside. This is coming from the clouds.

ABIGAIL’S song carries through the ship.

EXT. STREET, NIGHT

ABIGAIL sings into the sonic screwdriver which the DOCTOR has connected by extremely long wires to KAZRAN’S machine. The DOCTOR works on some adjustments.

KAZRAN:
Well?

DOCTOR:
Well, the singing resonates in the crystals. It's feeding back and forth between the two halves of the screwdriver. One song, filling the sky. The crystals will align, I'll feed in a controlled phase loop, and the clouds will unlock.

YOUNG KAZRAN:
What does that mean? What happens when a cloud unlocks?

DOCTOR:
Something that hasn't happened in this town for a very long time now.

As ABIGAIL continues to sing, snow begins to fall.

INT. STARLINER FLIGHT DECK

FIRST PILOT:
We're flying normally.

CAPTAIN:
Can you land?

FIRST PILOT:
I can even land well.

RORY and AMY hug.

AMY:
Oh, he did it. The Doctor did it.

RORY:
Yeah, he gets all the credit. Which is actually fair enough, if you think about it.

They kiss.

EXT. STREET, NIGHT

KAZRAN wraps his hand around one of ABIGAIL’S. The people of the city come out to marvel at the snow and the children play. ABIGAIL places her hand against KAZRAN’S cheek. They look up to see the shark swimming above.

KAZRAN:
Hello, my old friend.

DOCTOR:
(to YOUNG KAZRAN) Let’s go.

YOUNG KAZRAN enters the TARDIS and the DOCTOR turns and smiles at his handiwork before entering the TARDIS. As the TARDIS dematerializes, KAZRAN and ABIGAIL wave goodbye. Where the TARDIS was, KAZRAN sees a carriage and harness similar to what they had used years ago.

LATER…

The DOCTOR has returned for taking YOUNG KAZRAN back and is rubbing noses with a snowman.


AMY:
You know, that could almost be mistaken for a real person. The snowman isn't bad, either.

The DOCTOR looks up to see AMY and RORY walking up the street, both still in costume.

DOCTOR:
Ah, yes, you two! About time! Why are you dressed like that?

RORY:
Ah, kind of lost our luggage. Kind of crash landed.

DOCTOR:
Yeah, but why are you dressed like that at all?

AMY:
They really love their snowmen around here. I've counted about 20.

DOCTOR:
Yeah, I've been busy.

AMY:
Yeah, yeah, you have. (hugs the DOCTOR) Thank you.

DOCTOR:
Pleasure. Right, come on, then, let's go! (heads for the TARDIS)

RORY:
Got any more honeymoon ideas?

DOCTOR:
There's a moon that's made of actual honey. Well, not actual honey. And it's not actually a moon. And technically, it's alive and a bit carnivorous, but there are some lovely views. (unlocks the TARDIS)

RORY:
Yeah, great, thanks. (enters TARDIS)

AMY:
Are you OK?

DOCTOR:
Course I'm OK. You?

AMY:
Of course. It'll be their last day together, won't it?

DOCTOR:
Everything has to end some time, otherwise nothing would ever get started.

RORY opens the door.

RORY:
Your phone was ringing. Someone called Marilyn. Actually sounds like THE Marilyn.

AMY:
Doctor?

DOCTOR:
Tell her I'll phone her back. And that was never a real chapel.

RORY goes back inside.

AMY:
Where are they? Kazran and Abigail.

DOCTOR:
Off on a little trip, I should think.

AMY:
Where?

DOCTOR:
Christmas.

AMY:
Christmas?

DOCTOR:
Yeah, Christmas.

AMY goes inside and the DOCTOR looks up at the sky.

DOCTOR:
Halfway out of the dark. (enters the TARDIS)

The camera pans up to the sky and we see KAZRAN and ABIGAIL fly by in the carriage drawn by the shark, both laughing.
 
 
 
rochvelleth: DW - 11 fezrochvelleth on April 24th, 2011 12:44 pm (UTC)
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