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Transcript: The Night of the Doctor

A rush job so I hope everything is formatted. Thanks to addic7ed.com for the subtitles.

I've added the chess bit and corrected "heal thyself". If I hadn't been in a hurry to post, I would've checked against the BBC subtitles. :)



SPACE

A ship hurtles out of control towards a planet.

CASS:
Help me! Please! Can anybody hear me?

INT. SHIP, BRIDGE

A young woman, CASS is frantically working the controls.

COMPUTER:
Please state the nature of your ailment or injury.

CASS:
I'm not injured, I'm crashing. I don't need a doctor!

SPACE

We see the TARDIS following the ship.

INT. SHIP, BRIDGE

COMPUTER:
A clear statement of your symptoms will help up provide the medical practionner appropriate to your individual needs.

CASS:
I'm trying to send a distress signal. Stop talking about doctors.

DOCTOR:
I'm a Doctor... But probably not the one you were expecting.

**********************************************************************
Paul McGann

DOCTOR WHO
“The Night of the Doctor”
By
Steven Moffat

PRODUCER
Denise Paul

DIRECTOR
John Hayes

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


INT. SHIP, BRIDGE

DOCTOR:
Where are the rest of the crew?

CASS:
Teleported off.

DOCTOR:
But you're still here?

CASS:
I teleported them.

DOCTOR:
Why you?

CASS:
Everyone else was screaming.

DOCTOR:
Welcome aboard.

CASS:
Aboard what?

DOCTOR:
I'll show you.

The DOCTOR takes CASS by the hand and pulls her from the bridge.

INT. SHIP, CORRIDOR

The DOCTOR leads CASS down the hall, holding her hand.

CASS:
Where are we going?

DOCTOR:
Back of the ship.

CASS:
Why?

DOCTOR:
Because the front crashes first, think it through.

A door slides closed in front of them and locks.

DOCTOR:
Oh! Why did you do that?

CASS:
Emergency protocols.

DOCTOR:
(uses sonic on door) What's your name?

CASS:
Cass.

DOCTOR:
You're young to be crewing a gunship, Cass.

CASS:
I wanted to see the universe. Is it always like this?

DOCTOR:
If you're lucky.

The door opens and the DOCTOR pulls CASS through. She stops at seeing the TARDIS.

DOCTOR:
Don’t worry. It's bigger on the inside.

CASS:
What did you say? "Bigger on the inside"? Is that what you said?

DOCTOR:
Yes, come on. You'll love it.

CASS:
Is this a TARDIS?

DOCTOR:
Yes, but you'll be perfectly safe, I promise you.

CASS:
(pulls hand free) Don't touch me!

DOCTOR:
I'm not part of the war. I swear to you, I never was.

CASS:
You're a Time Lord.

DOCTOR:
Yes, I'm a Time Lord, but I'm one of the nice ones.

CASS:
Get away from me! (backs away)

DOCTOR:
Well, look on the bright side, I'm not a Dalek.

CASS:
Who can tell the difference anymore?

The door slides shut between them and locks.

DOCTOR:
Cass!

CASS:
It's deadlocked, don't even try.

DOCTOR:
Cass, just open the door. I am trying to help.

CASS:
Go back to your battlefield. You haven't finished yet. Some of the universe is still standing.

DOCTOR:
I'm not leaving this ship without you.

CASS:
Well, you're going to die right here...Best news all day.

DOCTOR:
Cass, Cass... (pounds on the door) Cass! Cass! Cass!

EXT. PLANET’S SURFACE

The ship crashes and is witnessed by an older woman with long white hair. She steps from a cavern entrance, a group of younger women watch from inside. All are wearing red robes. She is OHILA.

OHILA:
And here he is at last, the man to end it all. My sisters, the Doctor has returned to Karn. We have always known in our bones that one day he would return here. Such a pity he's dead.

We see the DOCTOR lying in the wreckage.

INT. SISTERHOOD TEMPLE

The DOCTOR is unconscious on the floor, leaning against a stone altar. He wakes with a jerk.

DOCTOR:
Cass!

OHILA:
(kneels in front of him) If you refer to your companion, we are still attempting to extract her from the wreckage.

DOCTOR:
She wasn't my companion.

OHILA:
She's almost certainly dead. No-one could survive that crash.

DOCTOR:
I did.

OHILA:
No. We restored you to life, but it's a temporary measure. You have a little under 4 minutes.

DOCTOR:
4 minutes? That's ages. What if I get bored or need a television, couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting.

OHILA:
You have so little breath left, spend it wisely.

DOCTOR:
Hang on. Is that you? Am I back on Karn? (stands) You're the Sisterhood of Karn, Keepers of the Flame of Utter Boredom.

OHILA:
(stands) Eternal life.

DOCTOR:
That's the one.

OHILA:
Mock us if you will, but our elixir can trigger your regeneration, bring you back. Time Lord science is elevated here on Karn, the change doesn't have to be random. (some of the sisters are holding goblets) Fat or thin? Young or old? Man or woman?

DOCTOR:
Why would you do this for me?

OHILA:
You've helped us in the past.

DOCTOR:
You were never big on gratitude.

OHILA:
The war between the Daleks and the Time Lords threatens all of reality. You are the only hope left.

DOCTOR:
It's not my war, I will have no part of it.

OHILA:
You can't ignore it forever.

DOCTOR:
I help where I can, I will not fight.

OHILA:
Because you are "the good man" as you call yourself?

DOCTOR:
I call myself The Doctor.

OHILA:
It's the same thing in your mind.

DOCTOR:
I'd like to think so.

OHILA:
In that case, Doctor...attend your patient.

CASS is brought in and laid on the altar. The DOCTOR hurries over and scans her with the sonic.

OHILA:
You're wasting your time. She is beyond even our help.

DOCTOR:
She wanted to see the universe.

OHILA:
She didn't miss much, it's very nearly over.

DOCTOR:
I could've saved her, I could have got her off, but she wouldn't listen.

OHILA:
Then she was wiser than you. She understood there was no escaping in the Time War. You are a part of this, Doctor, whether you like it or not.

DOCTOR:
I would rather die.

OHILA:
You're dead already. How many more will you let join you? If she could speak... What would she say?

DOCTOR:
To me, nothing. I'm a Time Lord, everything she despised.

OHILA:
She would beg your help, as we beg your help now. The universe stands on the brink. Will you let it fall? Fast or strong? Wise or angry? What do you need now?

The DOCTOR takes CASS’ ammunition belt and holds it in his hands.

DOCTOR:
Warrior.

OHILA:
Warrior?

DOCTOR:
I don't suppose there’s any need for a Doctor any more. Make me a warrior now.

OHILA:
I took the liberty of preparing this one myself. (hands the DOCTOR a goblet)

DOCTOR:
(shouts) Get out, get out! (softer) All of you.

The sisters start filing out.

DOCTOR:
Will it hurt?

OHILA:
Yes.

DOCTOR:
Good.

The DOCTOR holds the goblet in front of him with both hands.

DOCTOR:
Charley, C’rizz, Lucie, Tamsin, Molly…friends, companions I've known, I salute you. And Cass... I apologize. Physician, heal thyself. (drinks)

The goblet drops from the DOCTOR’S hands and the golden regeneration energy radiates from his hands. He groans in pain and doubles over as it increases. The room is bathed in a bright light that soon fades.

OHILA:
Is it done?

We see a hand caress CASS’ face before picking up her ammunition belt and straps it on bandoleer-style.

WARRIOR:
Doctor no more.

We see a reflection of a man who is a younger version of the one introduced in “Name of the Doctor”.
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