by JOHN NATHAN-TURNER
and DAVID RODEN
first broadcast - 27th November 1993
running time - 5mins 27secs
(The RANI exits the building and steps towards the FIFTH DOCTOR, NYSSA and PERI.)
RANI: You can't escape, Doctor. Say "goodbye", Doctors. You're all going on a long journey. A very long journey.
5th DOCTOR: The Rani. I take back what I said about an ingenious operator being behind these time jumps.
PERI: What's going on, Doctor?
RANI: Who else could master such a difficult operation.
(She gestures for the aliens to enter the Queen Vic.)
Back to my TARDIS!
(The FIFTH DOCTOR puts his hands to his temples and concentrates.)
NYSSA: What are you doing?
RANI: Why bother trying to summon up you remaining selves? I've weakened you.
(She turns to leave. With a flash, the DOCTOR reverts to his THIRD self accompanied by LIZ SHAW. The RANI raises her gun.)
3rd DOCTOR: I've got a few tricks up my sleeve yet, madam. It's time for you to start losing.
RANI: You, Earth female, come here.
(LIZ moves forwards).
3rd DOCTOR: No Liz, you mustn't.
LIZ: Leave this to me. I'll take my chances.
(LIZ runs towards the RANI and they struggle with the gun. The THIRD DOCTOR appears to be concentrating on some mental feat. MANDY SALTER joins the fray and pulls LIZ away from the RANI.)
MANDY: What are you doing? Leave her alone.
(The RANI turns her gun towards MANDY and the Eastender runs away. MIKE YATES enters, driving BESSIE.)
YATES: Doctor, come on. Quickly!
(The THIRD DOCTOR climbs into BESSIE. MIKE shoots the RANI's weapon from her hands. She rushes into the Queen Vic pub.)
3rd DOCTOR: Mike, thank you very much. Get me to the TARDIS as quick as possible.
(MIKE drives BESSIE away. The THIRD DOCTOR taps MIKE on the shoulder and points skywards towards an incoming helicopter.)
(As BESSIE pulls up a UNIT Sea King Helicopter lands, piloted by the BRIGADIER. The THIRD DOCTOR runs towards it.)
3rd DOCTOR: Brigadier!
BRIGADIER: Come on Doctor, not far now.
(The THIRD DOCTOR takes the BRIGADIER's hand in order to climb aboard.)
(With a flash the scene shifts to the helicopter landing at Greenwich. The SIXTH DOCTOR and the BRIGADIER climb out.)
BRIGADIER: I'm finding it difficult to keep up with all of you these days, Doctor.
6th DOCTOR: Some other time eh, Brigadier? Alas there's no time for pleasantries. I must find my young friend.
BRIGADIER: We'll speak soon, old chap. To all of you, I hope.
6th DOCTOR: I have to look for my companions.
(The SIXTH DOCTOR turns, runs up some steps and jumps over a cordon, looking in all directions. The helicopter takes off again.)
(The vortex is visible on the scanner.)
RANI: I now have everything I want apart from one Earthling. My menagerie is almost complete. Prepare to rematerialise at the centre of the Earth time meridian, Greenwich.
(IAN BEALE walks through the square. PHIL and GRANT MITCHELL head towards the lock up.)
(ROMANA, in her second incarnation, is hiding behind a car.)
PHIL: I though you said you'd locked it?
GRANT: I did. Someone must have broken in. What's going on here?
PHIL: Oi, you! What's your game?
(ROMANA stands up.)
ROMANA: I was looking for the Doctor, if it's really any of your business.
GRANT: Well you won't find him here. He lives at number one Albert Square, over there. I suggest you leave.
ROMANA: Have you seen the Doctor?
PHIL: Yeah, Doctor Legg is the only doctor round here, love.
ROMANA: Doctor who?
(ROMANA walks by. The RANI drags her through the doorway. The Rani's TARDIS then dematerialises. FRANK BUTCHER is walking by.)
FRANK: Well, I've seen them thrown out of the VIC., but never dragged in.
(The THIRD DOCTOR and VICTORIA are running towards the TARDIS.)
3rd DOCTOR: I should be taking it easy, not bounding around like some megaluthian slime skimmer.
VICTORIA: Who was that terrible woman?
3rd DOCTOR: It's the Rani. Her handiwork is behind all this confusion in time and now her control is beginning to break down. Ah good, there's the TARDIS. Come on Victoria...
(He ushers her into the TARDIS.)
(The DOCTOR's TARDIS lands with a flash. The SEVENTH DOCTOR disembarks and watches the RANI's TARDIS materialise in the guise of a stone pillar.)
7th DOCTOR: The Rani's TARDIS.
(LEELA runs from the RANI's TARDIS.)
7th DOCTOR: I see she let you go.
LEELA: Not before she cloned me. She's got a menagerie of clones in there.
7th DOCTOR: She's attempting to transfer a massive time tunnel through the Greenwich Meridian.
LEELA: She has a computer in there with genetic codes and brain prints of every living creature in the entire cosmos.
7th DOCTOR: With it evolution is hers to control.
7th DOCTOR: Except... what form were you in when she cloned you? Now think, it's very important.
7th DOCTOR: The Time Lady. That means there are two time brains in the Rani's computer.
(They board the TARDIS.)
CYRIAN: Thirty seconds to computer achieving full power status, mistress.
(The SEVENTH DOCTOR, ACE AND K9 are wiring up charges around the RANI's TARDIS.)
7th DOCTOR: Hold this.
K9: Twenty-five seconds, master.
7th DOCTOR: I'm trying to overload the Rani's computer, enhance the power of the time tunnel to pull her TARDIS in and not me.
(He moves over to an array of electronic equipment lined up outside his TARDIS.)
ACE: I assume it's not as easy as it sounds?
7th DOCTOR: Of course not.
K9: Twenty seconds...
7th DOCTOR: I must try and free my other incarnations. Join me...
(The SEVENTH DOCTOR concentrates and we see images of his past selves.)
3rd DOCTOR: We must pull free.
5th DOCTOR: We must succeed.
6th DOCTOR: Precisely.
4th DOCTOR: Good luck.
K9: 5 seconds...
7th DOCTOR: K9, activate the converter.
K9: 3... 2...
7th DOCTOR: ...1... Here goes...
(He throws a switch, detonating a series of explosions around the RANI's TARDIS. It dematerialises.)
(The RANI's TARDIS is sucked inside and the images of the FIRST and SECOND DOCTORs are freed.)
(The SEVENTH DOCTOR and ACE are gathering up the electronic equipment. THE DOCTOR piles it all on ACE.)
7th DOCTOR: Hoisted by her own peTARDIS.
ACE: What did you do to her?
7th DOCTOR: Well, there were two time brains in her computer and I used it to propel her into the trap set for me.
ACE: So now your other selves are all free?
7th DOCTOR: Certainly I, I mean we, are difficult to get rid of.
(They enter the TARDIS. With a clatter, Ace's pile of equipment collapses in a heap as the DOCTOR tries to close the doors.)
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