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27 January 2013 @ 07:14 pm
Transcript: 7xXX The Snowmen (2/2)  


EXT. LATIMER HOUSE, FRONT, NIGHT

The DOCTOR walks along the border of the pond, scanning it with the sonic screwdriver.

DOCTOR:
Body frozen in a pond, the snow gets a good long look at a human being, like a full body scan. Everything they need to evolve. Pond. Good point, Clara.

STRAX walks up behind him.

DOCTOR:
What are you doing here?

STRAX:
Madame Vastra wondered if you were needing any grenades?

DOCTOR:
Grenades?

STRAX:
She might have said help.

DOCTOR:
Help for what?

STRAX:
Well, your investigation.

DOCTOR:
Investigation? Who says I'm investigating? Do you think I'm going to start investigating just because some bird smiles at me? (points at STRAX) Who do you think I am? (turns away)

STRAX:
Sherlock Holmes.

DOCTOR:
(steps down) Don't be clever, Strax, it doesn't suit you.

STRAX:
Sorry, sir.

DOCTOR:
I'm the clever one, (pokes STRAX between the eyes) you're the potato one.

STRAX:
Yes, sir.

DOCTOR:
Now go away. (climbs onto pond edge)

STRAX:
Yes... Mr Holmes. (walks away)

DOCTOR:
Oi! Shut up, you're not clever or funny and you've got tiny little legs!

Light shines on the DOCTOR as CLARA opens the curtains of an upstairs window. She waves and he nervously waves back. CLARA then motions for him to come up. The DOCTOR points at himself and then at her, questioning her intentions.

DOCTOR:
(turns around and motions with his hands as he talks to himself) OK, just tell her you're leaving, you're not going up. Leaving, not going up. (turns back and holds up his hand signaling “five” and gives a thumbs up) What was that all about – (smacks his head) five minutes, where did that come from? (points at hand) You... (bites thumb)

As he walks away, the ice on the pond cracks.

EXT. STREET, NIGHT

VASTRA, STRAX, and JENNY are watching the Latimer House. A carriage pulls up with SIMEON inside.

STRAX:
It's the human male from the Institute. What's he doing here? Suggest we melt his brain using projectile acid fish, and then interrogate him. (JENNY looks at him) Other way round.

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, NURSERY, NIGHT

CLARA is helping the children as they go to bed. She is sitting on FRANCESCA’S bed.

FRANCESCA:
Am I going to have the nightmare tonight?

CLARA:
Definitely not.

FRANCESCA:
How do you know?

CLARA:
Because someone's coming to help.

FRANCESCA:
Who?

FRANCESCA scoots over on the bed to make room for DIGBY to come sit next to her.

CLARA:
You wouldn't believe me if I told you.

FRANCESCA:
Is it one of your stories? Your definitely true ones?

CLARA:
Huh! All my stories are true.

DIGBY:
Like how you were born behind the clock face of Big Ben?

CLARA:
Accounting for my acute sense of time.

FRANCESCA:
And you invented fish.

CLARA:
Because I dislike swimming alone.

DIGBY:
So what's this one?

CLARA:
There's a man called the Doctor. He lives on a cloud in the sky, and all he does, all day every day, is to stop all the children in the world ever having bad dreams.

FRANCESCA:
I've been having bad dreams.

CLARA:
He's been on holiday. But I am confident he has now returned to work. (sees the candle on the bedside table flicker) And as a matter of fact, he's right here... (the door opens slowly) Aren't you, Doctor?

The three look to the door. A woman of ice steps through and they scream. It is the GOVERNESS. The children scramble from the bed and CLARA backs away.

CLARA:
(real voice) Bloomin' hell!

GOVERNESS:
The children have been very naughty!

CLARA:
(stands in front of the children as they back away) Get back, now, quickly.

DIGBY:
You're doing your other voice.

CLARA:
Yes, love, did you notice?

GOVERNESS:
Naughty, naughty children!!

CLARA:
RUN!

They run for the playroom and CLARA bolts the door top and bottom.

FRANCESCA:
What do we do?

CLARA:
Frannie, Frannie, imagine her melting. (holds FRANCESCA by the arms)

FRANCESCA:
What?!

CLARA:
In your head, melt her.

FRANCESCA:
I can't!

GOVERNESS:
(through door) I'm getting impatient! (opens door) You have been VERY naughty!

DIGBY:
What about the man? You said the man was here, the cloud man.

CLARA:
Well, he's not, is he?

DIGBY:
Where's the Doctor?

CLARA:
I don't know!

DOCTOR:
(as Punch) Doctor? Doctor who? (uses sonic and GOVERNESS shatters-stands) That's the way to do it! (puppet goes for his face) Oi, Ow!

EXT. STREET, NIGHT

SIMEON extends a pole until it is above the wall and starts blowing snow onto the property.

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, NURSERY, NIGHT

The DOCTOR is kneeling, using the sonic screwdriver on the remains of the GOVERNESS.

FRANCESCA:
Where did she go? Will she come back?

DOCTOR:
No, don't worry. She's currently draining through your carpet. (stands) New setting, anti-freeze, and you're very welcome, by the way.

CLARA:
I'm very grateful. I knew you'd come.

DOCTOR:
No, you didn't, because I don't. (walks around and takes off scarf) Because this isn't the sort of thing I do any more. Next time you're in trouble, don't expect me to...

The DOCTOR sees himself in the mirror. He is wearing a bowtie. CLARA comes up behind him.

CLARA:
What is it? What's wrong?

DOCTOR:
Sorry, it's just... Didn't know I'd put it on. Old habits... (straightens tie)

The snow continues to fall outside and frost forms on the windows.

CLARA:
It's cooler.

DOCTOR:
Yeah, it is, isn't it? It is very cool. Bow ties are cool!

CLARA:
No, the room. The room is getting colder.

The rug moves as something grows underneath it.

FRANCESCA:
She's coming back! What's she going to do? Is she going to punish me?

DOCTOR:
Uh... uh... (the sonic doesn’t work) She's learnt not to melt. Of course, she's not really a governess, she's just a beast. She's going to eat you. (takes the children by the hand) Run.

The DOCTOR pulls them away. CLARA, holding DIGBY’S other hand, is pulled along.

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, FRONT HALL, NIGHT

They run down the front stairs only to stop when LATIMER confronts them.

LATIMER:
Children, what is exp... Who the devil are you?! What are you doing in my house?

DOCTOR:
It's OK! I am your governess' gentleman friend, and we've just been upstairs... kissing!

ALICE:
(comes running in) Captain Latimer, in the garden, there's snowmen! And they're just growing, out of nowhere, all by themselves - look!

ALICE runs to the front door and opens it. VASTRA and JENNY are there.

VASTRA:
Good evening, I'm a lizard woman from the dawn of time and this is my wife!

ALICE screams and hurries down the hall only to come face-to-face with STRAX.

STRAX:
This dwelling is under attack! Remain calm, human scum!

ALICE screams and faints. The DOCTOR runs to the bottom of the stairs and looks at LATIMER.

DOCTOR:
So! Any questions?

LATIMER:
(looks at CLARA) You have a... gentleman friend?

CLARA sighs. The DOCTOR walks to a window in the parlor.

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, PARLOR, NIGHT

DOCTOR:
Vastra, what's happening?

VASTRA, JENNY and STRAX follow the DOCTOR into the room.

VASTRA:
The snow is highly localised, and on this occasion not naturally occurring.

JENNY:
It's coming out of that cab parked by the gates.

STRAX:
Sir, one pulver grenade would blow these snowmen to smithereens.

DOCTOR:
They're made of snow, Strax, (tugs on STRAX’S ear) they're already smithereens. See, Clara - our friends again.

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, FRONT HALL, NIGHT

LATIMER:
Clara? Who’s Clara?

DOCTOR:
Your current governess is in reality a former barmaid called Clara.

The GOVERNESS shuffles her way to the top of the stairs.

GOVERNESS:
That’s the way to do it.

DOCTOR:
Meanwhile, your previous governess is now a living ice sculpture impersonating Mr. Punch. Jenny, what have you got?

JENNY throws a grenade that opens a force field around the GOVERNESS.

JENNY:
Should hold it.

STRAX steps into the hall from the study.

STRAX:
Sir, this room – one observational window on the line of attack and one defendable entrance.

DOCTOR:
Right, everyone in there now. Move it. You, carry her.

LATIMER carries ALICE and follows CLARA and the children to the study. The DOCTOR takes out his sonic screwdriver and uses it on the GOVERNESS. VASTRA comes up beside him.

VASTRA:
Nice to see you off your cloud and engaging again.

DOCTOR:
I'm not engaging again, I'm under attack.

VASTRA:
You missed this, didn't you?

The DOCTOR swings around, aiming the sonic at VASTRA. The GOVERNESS keeps pounding on the field.

DOCTOR:
Shut up! (passes VASTRA going to the study) Strax, how long have we got?

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, LATIMER’S STUDY, NIGHT

The DOCTOR enters the study and heads for the desk where he pours a whisky. FRANCESCA and DIGBY are sitting in chairs in a corner, CLARA kneeling in front of them. LATIMER has set ALICE down in a chair.

STRAX:
They're not going to attack. They made no attempt to conceal their arrival. An attack force would never abandon surprise so easily - and they're clearly in a defence formation.

DOCTOR:
(fake-boxes STRAX) Well done, Straxie, still got it! (rubs the top of STRAX’S head before kissing it)

STRAX:
Sir, please do not noogie me during combat prep.

VASTRA:
So there's something here they want.

CLARA:
(stands) The Ice Woman.

DOCTOR:
Exactly.

JENNY:
Why's she so important?

DOCTOR:
Because she's a perfect duplication of human DNA in ice crystal form. The ultimate fusion of snow and humanity. (paces and hands LATIMER the whisky) To live here, the snow needs to evolve - and she's the blueprint. She's what they need to become. (snaps and points at CLARA) When the snow melted last night, did the pond?

CLARA:
No.

DOCTOR:
Living ice that will never melt. If the snow gets hold of that creature on the stairs, it will learn to make more of them. It will build an army of ice. And it will be the last day of humanity on this planet.

The doorbell rings.

DOCTOR:
(cracks neck) Stay here. (leaves)

After a slight pause, CLARA follows.

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, FRONT HALL, NIGHT

The DOCTOR turns to face CLARA.

DOCTOR:
Oi, I told you to stay in there.

CLARA:
Oh, I didn't listen.

DOCTOR:
You do that a lot.

CLARA:
It's why you like me.

DOCTOR:
Who said I like you?

CLARA puts her hands on either side of the DOCTOR’S face and pulls him into a kiss. He struggles and tries to break it off. Above them on the stairway, the GOVERNESS still tries to break the field. CLARA pulls away, ending the kiss. The DOCTOR is shocked, stunned.

CLARA:
I think you just did.

DOCTOR:
You kissed me.

CLARA:
You blushed.

DOCTOR:
And we just... Shut up.

The DOCTOR straightens his tie and heads for the front door. After a little smile, CLARA follows. The DOCTOR opens the door to reveal SIMEON. The DOCTOR puts on his stern face and walks up to the other man so they’re face-to-face. Behind SIMEON, snowmen rise.

SIMEON:
Release her to us. You have five minutes.

SIMEON walks away and the DOCTOR closes the door and walks back through the hall.

DOCTOR:
We need to get her out of here - but keep her away from them.

CLARA:
How?

DOCTOR:
With this. (pulls out umbrella from stand by stairs) Do I always have to state the obvious?

LATIMER:
Those creatures outside, what are they?

DOCTOR:
No danger to you, as long as I get that thing out of here! (points at LATIMER) You, in there - now.

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, STAIRS, NIGHT

The DOCTOR goes partway up the stairs and uses the sonic screwdriver on the force field.

CLARA:
What are you doing?

DOCTOR:
Between you and me, I can't wait to find out. (moves the field behind him – and CLARA) Right, if you look after everyone here, then I can... (realizes she’s within the field) Clara!

CLARA:
Doctor!

The GOVERNESS lunges at them, but they dodge past her, the DOCTOR holding CLARA’S hand, and up the stairs.

DOCTOR:
That was stupid!

CLARA:
You were stupid, too!

DOCTOR:
I'm allowed, I'm good at stupid!

GOVERNESS:
(follows) That's the way to do it!

CLARA:
Why does she keep saying that?

They stop at the landing, CLARA standing behind the DOCTOR as he swings the umbrella at the GOVERNESS.

DOCTOR:
Mirroring, random mirroring. We need to get on the roof.

CLARA:
(grabs the DOCTOR by the hand) This way! (pulls him along)

DOCTOR:
I do the hand grabbing, that's my job, that's always me!

EXT. LATIMER HOUSE, ROOF, NIGHT

The DOCTOR steps onto the roof through a window

DOCTOR:
Come on, quickly!

CLARA:
Agh! (stops in the window)

DOCTOR:
(stops and turns around) What are you doing?

CLARA:
My bustle is stuck.

DOCTOR:
Your bustle?!

The DOCTOR goes back to the window, puts his arms around her and pulls. They fall to the roof, CLARA lying on top of him.

DOCTOR:
You're going to have to take those clothes off! I didn't mean...

CLARA:
I know. I understand, I do.

DOCTOR:
Good.

CLARA:
What's the plan?

DOCTOR:
Who said I've got a plan?

CLARA:
Course you've got a plan. You took that. (lifts umbrella)

DOCTOR:
Maybe I'm an idiot.

They stand.

CLARA:
You're not, you're clever. Really clever.

DOCTOR:
Are you? (tosses the umbrella to CLARA) If I've got a plan, what is it? You tell me.

The GOVERNESS appears at the window.

GOVERNESS:
That's the way to do it!

CLARA:
Is this a test?

DOCTOR:
Yes.

CLARA:
What will it do to us?

DOCTOR:
Kill us.

GOVERNESS:
That's the way to do it!

The GOVERNESS turns into snow, blowing through the window.

DOCTOR:
So, come on then - plan, do I have one?

CLARA:
I knew straight away. (tosses the umbrella to the DOCTOR)

The snow swirls as the GOVERNESS begins to reform.

DOCTOR:
No, you didn't. (tosses the umbrella to CLARA)

CLARA:
Course I did.

DOCTOR:
Show me!

CLARA:
Why should I?

DOCTOR:
Because we'll be dead in under 30 seconds. Do I have a plan?

CLARA:
If we'd been escaping, we'd be climbing down the building. If we'd been hiding, we'd be on the other side of the roof. But we're standing right here.

DOCTOR:
So?

CLARA:
So! (reaches up with the umbrella and pulls down the ladder) After you.

DOCTOR:
After you.

CLARA:
After you, I'm wearing a dress. Eyes front, soldier!

DOCTOR:
My eyes are always front! (starts up the ladder)

CLARA:
Mine aren't. (watches appreciatively)

DOCTOR:
(looks down at CLARA) Stop it!

CLARA:
No!

The DOCTOR continues up the ladder. CLARA clears her throat and faces the GOVERNESS.

CLARA:
I understand you're the previous governess. I regret to inform you the position is taken. (steps onto ladder and taps it with umbrella) Goodnight.

The ladder retracts and CLARA rides it up. The GOVERNESS can only watch.

EXT. SKY, NIGHT

CLARA reaches the landing at the base of the spiral staircase where the DOCTOR is waiting.

CLARA:
So you can move your cloud? You can control it.

DOCTOR:
No, no-one can control clouds, that would be silly. The wind, a little bit.

The ladder begins to shake and they look down.

CLARA:
She's following us!

DOCTOR:
That's the idea. Keep her away from the snow. (runs up the staircase) So, barmaid or governess, which is it?

CLARA:
(follows the DOCTOR) That thing is after us, and you want a chat?

DOCTOR:
(stops) Well, we can't chat after we've been horribly killed, can we? (starts)

CLARA:
How did we get up so high so quick?

DOCTOR:
Clever staircase, it's taller on the inside!

They reach the top of the staircase, the cloud. The DOCTOR turns around and aims the sonic down the staircase.

CLARA:
What am I standing on, what's this made of?

DOCTOR:
Super-dense water vapour. Should keep her trapped, for the moment.

They cross the cloud to the TARDIS that is battered and burned.

CLARA:
So you actually live up here? On a cloud, in a box?

DOCTOR:
I have done, for a long time.

CLARA:
Blimey, you really know how to sulk.

DOCTOR:
I'm not sulking!

CLARA:
You live in a box!

DOCTOR:
That's no more a box than you are a governess.

CLARA:
Oh, spoken like a man! You're the same as all the rest. Sweet little Clara, works at the Rose and Crown, ideas above her station! (follows the DOCTOR into the TARDIS) For your information, I'm not sweet on the inside, and I'm certainly not... little.

INT. TARDIS

The DOCTOR switches on the TARDIS lights and CLARA looks about, awed.

DOCTOR:
It's called the TARDIS. It can travel anywhere in time and space. And it's mine.

CLARA:
But it's... Look at it, it's...

DOCTOR:
Go on, say it, most people do.

CLARA runs outside.

EXT. SKY, NIGHT

CLARA runs around the exterior of the TARDIS, touching its sides before going back inside.

INT. TARDIS

CLARA:
It's smaller on the outside!

DOCTOR:
OK, that is a first.

CLARA:
(walks around the console) Is it magic? Is it a machine?

DOCTOR:
It's a ship.

CLARA:
A ship? (goes partway up one set of stairs)

DOCTOR:
Best ship in the universe.

CLARA:
(comes down to the console) Is there a kitchen?

DOCTOR:
Another first.

CLARA:
I don't know why I asked that, it's just... I like making soufflés.

DOCTOR:
(looks up slowly) Soufflés?!

CLARA:
(stands by open door) Why are you showing me all this?

DOCTOR:
You followed me, remember - I didn't invite you. (turns back to the console)

CLARA:
You're nearly a foot taller than I am. (DOCTOR turns around) You could've reached the ladder without this (holds up umbrella) - you took it for me. (throws umbrella to the DOCTOR) Why?

DOCTOR:
(reaches into pocket as he walks to her) I never know why. I only know who. (holds up TARDIS key before placing it in her palm and folder her hand)

CLARA:
What's this?

DOCTOR:
Me. Giving in.

CLARA:
I don't know why I'm crying...

DOCTOR:
I do. Remember this - this right now, remember all of it. Because this is the day, (exuberantly goes around console) this is the day, this is the day everything begins.

While on the side opposite the door, the DOCTOR sets to work on the controls. The GOVERNESS comes up behind CLARA, grabbing her and pulling her from the TARDIS.

DOCTOR:
Clara! (runs for the door)

EXT. SKY, NIGHT

CLARA struggles as the GOVERNESS pulls her backwards.

CLARA:
Get off of me!

DOCTOR:
(exits TARDIS aiming sonic at GOVERNESS) Water vapour doesn't stop ice, I should've realised!

CLARA:
Get off!

DOCTOR:
Let her go. Let her go now! NOW!

CLARA:
Get off of me!

DOCTOR:
Clara!

The DOCTOR and CLARA share a moment before the GOVERNESS takes another step back and both she and CLARA fall from the cloud. Even while falling, the GOVERNESS tries to reach for CLARA. The DOCTOR runs to the edge and leans over.

DOCTOR:
(muted) No-o-o-o-o!

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, LATIMER’S STUDY, NIGHT

Those gathered in the study hear a thud.

VASTRA:
What was that?

VASTRA and JENNY look out the window into the front yard and see CLARA lying in the snow surrounded by snowmen.

JENNY:
It's Clara.

VASTRA looks at a handheld device.

LATIMER:
Dear God. (comes to the window) Oh, dear God, where did she fall from?

VASTRA’S device reads “No Life Signs Detected”.

LATIMER:
We have to get her inside. (heads for the door)

VASTRA:
Those things will kill you!

LATIMER:
She's hurt.

VASTRA:
She's dead.

LATIMER stops at the door and looks back at VASTRA. VASTRA and JENNY then look outside. We then hear the TARDIS.

LATIMER:
What is that? What is happening?!

EXT. LATIMER HOUSE, FRONT, NIGHT

The TARDIS materializes around CLARA.

VASTRA:
He's bringing her in.

INT. TARDIS

CLARA lies on the floor of the TARDIS, chunks of ice, remains of the GOVERNESS, scattered about her.

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, LATIMER’S STUDY, NIGHT

CLARA is lying on a table as STRAX scans her with VASTRA’S device. Above the table floats a pulsing red light of energy. LATIMER stands at the opposite side of the table from STRAX. JENNY stands back against the wall. VASTRA is standing behind STRAX.

LATIMER:
That green woman said she was dead, how can she be alive now?

STRAX:
This technology has capacities and abilities beyond anything your puny human mind could possibly understand. Try not to worry.

VASTRA enters the TARDIS.

INT. TARDIS

The DOCTOR is standing by the console using the sonic on a piece of ice from the GOVERNESS. He puts the piece into a tin box decorated with a map of the London Underground resting on the console and takes out another. He repeats the process.

VASTRA:
Isn't the creature still a danger? It could reform.

DOCTOR:
No, not in here.

VASTRA:
Then you should be with Miss Clara.

DOCTOR:
She's going to be fine, I know she is, she has to be.

VASTRA:
Doctor, her injuries are severe. That equipment will bring back anyone for a while, but long term...

DOCTOR:
It was my fault. I am responsible for what happened to Clara, she was in my care!

VASTRA:
What is the point of blaming yourself?

DOCTOR:
None. Because she's going to live.

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, LATIMER’S STUDY, NIGHT

The DOCTOR steps out of the TARDIS. He hands the box of ice to JENNY before walking over to CLARA. He leans over, takes one of her hands in his and strokes her head. She opens her eyes.

DOCTOR:
(whispers) Hello.

CLARA:
(weakly) They all think I'm going to die, don't they?

DOCTOR:
(whispers) And I know you're going to live.

CLARA:
(weakly) How?

DOCTOR:
(whispers) (reaches into jacket pocket) I never know how. (pulls out TARDIS key) I just know who. (kisses key and places it in her hand then kisses her hand)

CLARA:
(weakly) The green lady... she said you were the saver of worlds once. Are you going to save this one?

DOCTOR:
(whispers) If I do, will you come away with me?

CLARA:
(weakly) Yes.

DOCTOR:
(whispers) Well then. (kisses her forehead) Merry Christmas.

The DOCTOR stands and straightens his tie. He then takes the box from JENNY and leaves the room.

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, FRONT HALL, NIGHT

The DOCTOR opens the front door. SIMEON is standing there, surrounded by snowmen.

DOCTOR:
(holds up box) I have in my hand a piece of the Ice Lady. Everything you need to know about how to make ice people. Is that what you want? See you at the office. (closes door)

INT. TARDIS

The DOCTOR strides into the TARDIS followed by VASTRA. He works the controls furiously.

VASTRA:
So then, Doctor, saving the world again? Might I ask why? Are you making a bargain with the universe? You'll save the world to let her live?

DOCTOR:
Yes! And don't you think, after all this time and everything I've ever done, I'm owed this one?

VASTRA:
I don't think the universe makes bargains.

DOCTOR:
It was my fault.

VASTRA:
(grips him by the lapels) Well then, better save the world.

The DOCTOR puts the TARDIS in motion.

INT. CARRIAGE, NIGHT

SIMEON sits in the back of the carriage, impassive.

INT. GREAT INTELLIGENCE HQ, HALLS, NIGHT

SIMEON walks through the halls to his study.

INT. GREAT INTELLIGENCE HQ, STUDY, NIGHT

SIMEON opens the door to his office. The DOCTOR is sitting at his desk, legs crossed and resting on its surface. VASTRA is standing behind him.

SIMEON:
You promised us something. Have you brought it?

DOCTOR:
Big fella here's been very quiet while you've been out - which is only to be expected considering who he really is. (stands and holds up the box) Know what this is, big fella? (walks to the center of the room)

INTELLIGENCE:
I do not understand these markings.

DOCTOR:
A map of the London Underground, 1967 - key strategic weakness in metropolitan living, if you ask me, but then I have never liked a tunnel...

INTELLIGENCE:
Enough of this. We are powerful, but on this planet we are limited. We need to learn to take human form. The Governess is our most perfect replication of humanity...

The DOCTOR has taken out the sonic screwdriver and uses it on the INTELLIGENCE causing its voice to change, turning to that of a young boy.

VASTRA:
What's happening to its voice?

DOCTOR:
Just stripping away the disguise.

INTELLIGENCE:
No, stop! Stop that! Cease, I command you!

SIMEON slowly falls back against the desk for support.

VASTRA:
It sounds like a child.

DOCTOR:
Of course it sounds like a child, it IS a child. Simeon as a child, the snow has no voice without him.

INTELLIGENCE:
Don't listen to him, he's ruining everything!

DOCTOR:
How long has the Intelligence been talking to you?

SIMEON:
I was a little boy. He was my snowman... He spoke to me.

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FLASHBACK

EXT. BACK GARDEN, DAY

Young WALTER SIMEON is making his SNOWMAN.

SNOWMAN:
They're silly.

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DOCTOR:
But the snow doesn't talk, does it - it's just a mirror.

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FLASHBACK

EXT. BACK GARDEN, DAY

WALTER:
(to SNOWMAN) I don't want to talk to them. They're silly.

SNOWMAN:
They're silly.

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DOCTOR:
It just reflects back everything we think and feel and fear.

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FLASHBACK

EXT. BACK GARDEN, DAY

WALTER:
I don't need anyone else.

SNOWMAN:
Don't need anyone else.

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DOCTOR:
You poured your darkest dreams into a snowman - and look, (points to globe) look what it became!

VASTRA:
I don't understand.

DOCTOR:
(walks to the globe) It's a parasite feeding on the loneliness of a child and the sickness of an old man. (walks back towards SIMEON) Carnivorous snow meets Victorian values... and something terrible is born.

INTELLIGENCE:
We can go on! And do everything we planned.

DOCTOR:
Oh, yes, and what a plan! A world full of living ice people. Oh, dear me, how very Victorian of you.

SIMEON:
What's wrong with Victorian values?

SIMEON lunges at the DOCTOR and grabs the box of ice. VASTRA comes forward to take it back. The DOCTOR holds up a hand.

DOCTOR:
Are you sure?

SIMEON:
I have always been sure!

SIMEON opens the box and reaches in to take a piece of ice. Instead, he grabs the memory worm which bites his hand. He groans and keels over on his side.

DOCTOR:
(coldly) Good. (bends over) I'm glad you think so, since your entire adult life is about to be erased. No parasite without a host, without you, it will have no voice, without the governess, it will have no form.

INTELLIGENCE:
What... What's happening, what's happening, what did you do?

DOCTOR:
(stands) You've got nothing left to mirror any more. Goodbye.

INTELLIGENCE:
What did you... Did you... Did you...(voice and energy fade away before resuming as if nothing happened) Did you really think it would be so easy?

DOCTOR:
That's not possible. How is that possible?

VASTRA:
(looks to the window) Doctor!

The DOCTOR runs over and looks out the window at the snow.

EXT. LATIMER HOUSE, FRONT, NIGHT

The snowmen grow taller and growl.

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, LATIMER’S STUDY, NIGHT

JENNY has been keeping watch.

JENNY:
They're growing! The snowmen are growing!

LATIMER comes to the window.

LATIMER:
What do we do?

INT. GREAT INTELLIGENCE HQ, STUDY, NIGHT

The DOCTOR and VASTRA stand at the base of the globe.

DOCTOR:
But you were just Dr Simeon. You're not real, he dreamed you, how can you still exist?

INTELLIGENCE:
Now the dream outlives the dreamer and can never die. Once I was the puppet. Now I pull the strings! (SIMEON rises up from the floor behind them, charged with electricity. The INTELLIGENCE now speaks through him) I have tried so long to take on human form. By erasing Simeon, you made space for me. (SIMEON’S face is blue with cold, frost covering his skin) I fill him now.

VASTRA pulls her sword from its sheath and moves to attack SIMEON, but he flings her aside. He puts his hands around the DOCTOR’S throat, pushing him down to the floor.

INTELLIGENCE:
More than snow, more than Simeon - even this old body is strong in my control.

SIMEON reaches his hand to touch the DOCTOR’S face, his skin. The DOCTOR groans.

INTELLIGENCE:
Do you feel it?

SIMEON’S hand touches the DOCTOR’S face and steam rises from his skin as the heat leaves his body and his skin begins to turn blue and cold.

INTELLIGENCE:
Winter is coming! Winter is coming!

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, LATIMER’S STUDY, NIGHT

STRAX is watching over CLARA

STRAX:
No, you must fight! Hang on and fight, boy, you can do it!

LATIMER comes to stand beside the table.

CLARA:
(weakly) Captain Latimer... (LATIMER grips her hand) your children... they are afraid. Hold them.

LATIMER:
(looks to his children) It's not really my area.

CLARA:
(weakly) It is now.

A single tear falls from CLARA’S eye. Outside, there is a flash of lightening and JENNY turns to look out the window.

EXT. LONDON, NIGHT

The snow turns to rain.

INT. GREAT INTELLIGENCE HQ, STUDY, NIGHT

The snow inside the globe turns to water. SIMEON falls back from the DOCTOR and curls up in pain.

INTELLIGENCE:
What's happening?

The DOCTOR moves to SIMEON to examine him. VASTRA gets up and looks at the globe.

VASTRA:
Doctor! The globe. It's turning to rain. All of it, the snow, look.

The DOCTOR looks at the globe before turning back to SIMEON. SIMEON looks at his trembling hands before dropping them to his side. The DOCTOR feels for a pulse.

VASTRA:
He's dead. What happened?

DOCTOR:
The snow mirrors, that's all it does. It's mirroring something else now. Something so strong, it's drowning everything else. (runs to the window, opens it and lets the rain fall into his palm) There was a critical mass of snow at the house. If something happened there... (licks his hand)

CLARA:
(tastes the rain) Salty. Salt water rain.

DOCTOR:
It's not raining. It's crying. The only force on Earth that could drown the snow, a whole family crying on Christmas Eve.

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, LATIMER’S STUDY, NIGHT

CLARA’S tears fall to the floor to be absorbed by the rug.

INT. GREAT INTELLIGENCE HQ, STUDY, NIGHT

The DOCTOR looks at VASTRA before running to the TARDIS.

EXT. LATIMER HOUSE, FRONT, NIGHT

The snowmen start to melt in the rain.

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, LATIMER’S STUDY, NIGHT

The DOCTOR and VASTRA step out from the TARDIS.

STRAX:
I'm sorry. There was nothing to be done. She has moments only.

LATIMER has his arms around FRANCESCA and DIGBY as they cry against his chest. DIGBY turns his head and watches as the DOCTOR approaches the table and kneels.

DOCTOR:
(whispers) We saved the world, Clara, you and me. We really, really did.

CLARA:
(weakly) Will you go back... to your cloud?

DOCTOR:
(whispers) No more cloud. Not now.

CLARA:
(weakly) Why not? (closes eyes)

DOCTOR:
(whispers) It rained. (bows head)

CLARA:
(weakly) Run.

The DOCTOR lifts his head.

CLARA:
(weakly) Run, you clever boy. (opens eyes) And remember. (dies)

Outside, church bells begin to ring.

JENNY:
It's Christmas. Christmas Day.

EXT. GRAVEYARD, DAY

LATIMER, FRANCESCA and DIGBY stand by the side of CLARA’S freshly-dug grave. The DOCTOR, VASTRA and JENNY watch from a distance. VASTRA is wearing her veil and the DOCTOR holds a bouquet of flowers.

VASTRA:
And what about the Intelligence? Melted with the snow?

DOCTOR:
No, I shouldn't think so. It learned to survive beyond physical form.

JENNY:
Well, we can't be in much danger from a disembodied Intelligence that thinks it can invade the world with snowmen.

VASTRA:
Or that the London Underground is a key strategic weakness.

The DOCTOR reaches into his pocket and pulls out the calling card he had taken from SIMEON.

DOCTOR:
The Great Intelligence... rings a bell... the Great Intelligence?

LATIMER and the children leave and the DOCTOR approaches the grave.

JENNY:
Doctor? (looks at VASTRA)

VASTRA and JENNY walk over to find the DOCTOR kneeling by the grave, looking at the headstone. He looks up at their approach before turning back to the marker.

DOCTOR:
I never knew her name, her full name.

The name carved into the stone is “Clara Oswin Oswald”.

OSWIN: (v.o.)
Oswin Oswald, junior entertainment manager, Starship Alaska.

DOCTOR:
Souffle girl... [clip of OSWIN from “Asylum of the Daleks” taking a soufflé from the oven] Oswin - it was her.

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FLASHBACK

INT. ASYLUM

OSWIN:
(sits in chair and tucks up legs) Run, you clever boy and remember...(looks at camera)

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FLASHBACK

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, LATIMER’S STUDY, NIGHT

CLARA:
Run, you clever boy…

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FLASHBACK

INT. ASYLUM

OSWIN:
…and remember. (looks at camera)

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FLASHBACK

INT. LATIMER HOUSE, LATIMER’S STUDY, NIGHT

CLARA:
and remember.

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DOCTOR:
It was Soufflé Girl again. (stands) I never saw her face the first time with the Daleks, but her voice, it was the same voice.

JENNY:
Doctor?!

DOCTOR:
The same woman, twice, and she died both times, the same woman!

VASTRA:
Doctor, what are you talking about?

DOCTOR:
Something's going on, something impossible, something... (backs away) Right, you two stay here, stay right here, don't move an inch. (turns and hurries away)

VASTRA:
Are you coming back?

DOCTOR:
Shouldn't think so!

VASTRA:
But where are you going?

DOCTOR:
(stops and turns around) To find her, to find Clara. (laughs and runs off)

JENNY:
(looks at VASTRA) But Clara's dead. What's he talking about, finding her?

VASTRA:
I don't know, but perhaps the universe makes bargains after all.

VASTRA looks at the headstone. Underneath CLARA’S name, it reads “Remember me for we shall meet again.”

PRESENT DAY

CLARA’S gravestone is now chipped and mottled with age and moss. Two women are walking through the graveyard. One separates from the other.

WOMAN:
Where are you going?

WOMAN 2:
(stops by the grave) Short cut.

WOMAN:
Through there? I hate this place! Don't you think it's creepy?

WOMAN 2:
No, (turns around – looks just like CLARA) I don't believe in ghosts.

INT. TARDIS

The DOCTOR runs down from the upper level ringing the console room and punctuates his words by flipping a switch on a different panel.

DOCTOR:
Clara! Oswin! Oswald! (looks at the monitor) Watch me run!
 
 
 
jpgr: DW 11 sunglasses anijpgr on March 29th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
You're so welcome. When there's no DW, I've been workin on Psych. They usually take about a week or so, depending on how distracted I get by shiny things.