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1. THE CHURCH CRYPT
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title appears on the screen over the image of CHERUB's knife sticking out of the
dead body of KEWPER.)
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fades out. The scene widens to a full view of the crypt. CHERUB is descending
the stairs with his pistol drawn, and he has just thrown his knife into KEWPER's
back). CHERUB takes aim at the SQUIRE, and shoots him in the shoulder. The
POLLY: (screams) Ben, do something.(CHERUB retrieves his knife and wipes the blood
off onto KEWPER's body.)
CHERUB: Is there any more that fancies a free
trip to Davey Jones, eh?
DOCTOR: By stabbing a man in the back, sir? You had us all at
your mercy. There was no need for you to kill Kewper.(POLLY has gone over to tend to the
I fancy better odds than five against one, Sawbones.
What is it you want of us?
CHERUB: Why, the secret, of
course. Where Avery's gold lies.
DOCTOR: And suppose we refuse
to tell you?
CHERUB: Do you fancy these lads of yours meeting
their maker so young, eh Sawbones?
DOCTOR: I'm not going to barter with you, sir. Where is your
captain?(CHERUB flashes his knife towards
CHERUB: Oh, you fancy you'll twist him round to your
way, would you?
DOCTOR: He would at least
CHERUB: Not here, matey. There's only one skipper here
BEN: You're alone, then?
right, matey. But I'm no fool, so...
CHERUB: ...one false move and I'll split you in
beckons POLLY, but when she comes to fetch the flask he grabs her and holds the
pistol to her head.)
DOCTOR: Leave this to me, Ben my boy.
That's right. Let the old fellow do the talking cause he knows the
POLLY: But what about the Squire? He's badly wounded.
He needs help.
CHERUB: Let him rot, the
POLLY: But he needs water.
Have some mercy.
CHERUB: Mercy. (chuckles) Why not?
What's a moment's kindness? Here, give him this pannikin. Come.
CHERUB: That's better. Now Sawbones, talk or the young lad
2. A ROAD IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
(BLAKE continues to ride his
horse hard on his way to get reinforcements. Suddenly he is thrown from his
3. THE CRYPT
DOCTOR: (to BEN) We must play for time, now. Trust
tightens his grip on POLLY.)
BEN: All right, you're the guvnor.
Enough jabbering, Sawbones. Where's it hid?
I must admit the Churchwarden did tell me something, but to be quite honest
with you, I am baffled.
CHERUB: What's the
DOCTOR: The dead man's secret key, eh, Ringwood,
Smallbeer and Gurney. Were these names of villages around
CHERUB: (laughing) No, no. I know those names.
Old Jack Ringwood. He had a wooden leg. He was the finest master gunner that
never served his king.
DOCTOR: And Gurney, what was
CHERUB: Old Zeb, the ship's chandler. A fellow that sewed
many a merchant into a sail cloth nightgown.
CHERUB: A sailor's shroud to you, boy. And Daniel
Smallbeer, there was a man. Fight along the side of him and he was like a
DOCTOR: Good men, I take it?
All four of them, aye.
Four. Tim Desmond, he were Avery's galley boy. Now what else did he tell
DOCTOR: Eh, nothing I'm afraid. Eh heh,
CHERUB: Nothing? Did you say nothing?
DOCTOR: Now don't be hasty, please. I said I needed your
help. Now this is how...(The SQUIRE, lying wounded, has propped himself up on
CHERUB: And that's all he told ye?
Four names? Four names to Avery's gold?
SQUIRE: Avery's curse,
what of that, eh?
CHERUB: Avery's curse you can have that for the
indicates KEWPER dead on the ground.)
SQUIRE: It's a curse men fear. Remember Avery's end?
Did he not die a pauper?
CHERUB: Aye, rotten with rum and
madness in his tongue.
SQUIRE: They say he bargained for his
life: his soul in return for the souls of those who come after, seeking and
finding the cursed treasure.
CHERUB: And if you so believed
it, why did you seek the gold, eh sir Squire?
I was a fool and ill led. Answer enough lies there, surely.
CHERUB: Enough of this. Old man, you know more and I will
hear it said. Tell me now what the riddle means or in one minute's
time...(CHERUB threatens POLLY with the pistol.)
4. THE BEACH
(PIKE and his band of pirates land on the beach
and drag their boats ashore. They prepare to head up to the church.)
GAPTOOTH: Quietly, my beauties. Quietly.(SPANIARD moves off
and the rest continue their way up the shore towards the church.)
Spaniard, find Cherub for me, wherever he is.
5. THE CHURCH YARD
(PIKE enters the deserted churchyard, and
then summons the others with a fake bird call when he sees the coast is clear.
They move silently to the tomb, and PIKE presses the release switch. The tomb
slides open and the pirates push the lid off to see the stores within.)
that. Gaptooth, there's your loot.(PIKE brings his hook up angrily to GAPTOOTH's throat.)
It's all ours, captain. Is it to be carried back straight
PIKE: Nay. Unload the tomb. Set the goods upon the
shore. We go at my signal.
GAPTOOTH: It'll be dry work,
PIKE: Broach a cask, then.
Aye aye, sir.
PIKE: When it be
GAPTOOTH: Uh, aye aye, sir. Uh, Captain, inside...
is there more loot there?
PIKE: Did I say there
GAPTOOTH: No, no!(GAPTOOTH and the others begin working while PIKE moves towards
the church entrance.)
PIKE: Do as ye bid, ye dog, or I'll leave ye in the coffin as a
GAPTOOTH: Aye aye, captain. Get to it,
PIKE: Cherub. Fie! Where's Cherub?
6. ANOTHER COUNTRY ROAD
(BLAKE and the militia make their way
back to the church.)
BLAKE: Hurry along you men.
dogs. On, men.
7. THE CRYPT
CHERUB: Your time's up Sawbones, so speak.(CHERUB pulls POLLY closer to demonstrate his methods.)
What would you have him say, Cherub boy.
you're here at last, Captain. I've got him for ye.
me, you say?
CHERUB: Of course, Captain.
Cherub, you deserted the ship.
CHERUB: Nay, Captain. I
knew there was some trickery afoot. Didn't I say so, time and
PIKE: I never did trust that tongue of yours, Cherub.
It was a might too like the archangel's.
CHERUB: But I found
the Sawbones, didn't I?
PIKE: Aye, and you'd have found the
gold too, eh?
CHERUB: But I was making him talk, Captain.
CHERUB: He spoke of holy Joe's riddles. He was going to spill
the whole cargo. I wasn't going to let no one do you down,
Captain.(When PIKE turns away, CHERUB turns his pistol on him. With a quick
move, PIKE knocks the gun from CHERUB's hand. Polly screams. CHERUB releases
POLLY and draws his own sword.)
PIKE: No, Cherub?
CHERUB: Well, he'd
have nabbed it all for himself, see? He'd have done for us
PIKE: Would he now? Do for Pike, would he? So that's the
game, eh Sawbones?
BEN: Look, the Doctor wouldn't cheat no
PIKE: By the black Albatross, ye met your doom now, my
begin fiercely clashing swords.)
CHERUB: Not from such a black pig as ye.
PIKE: I'll quarter ye, ye rat faced smiler. Only watch the
hook, boy, for when it whistles then it is the end of ye.(They continue
POLLY: Doctor, it's just like the Squire said. Avery's
8. THE CHURCH YARD
(The pirates have stopped their work and
have began opening casks of rum.)
GAPTOOTH: Come on now, you bilge breath. Get on with
it.(SPANIARD and DAVID leave while the rest get back
SPANIARD: Ah stow it, Gaptooth. (they all
GAPTOOTH: And you, Spaniard, do as you're bid.
(there is laughter as they poke fun at GAPTOOTH) If Pike finds you
idling here you'll lose your ears as well as your tongue. (more laughter,
and then GAPTOOTH threatens one of the others)
GAPTOOTH: Stop. Beware of Pike. Now you've earned
your... your jot and you shall have it. But you Spaniard, and you David - to
the beach with you.
9. THE CRYPT
(PIKE and CHERUB continue fighting, while The
DOCTOR, POLLY and BEN look on.)
BEN: Right, now's our chance. Down the
tunnel.(CHERUB grabs KEWPER's pistol from beside his body, and
fires it at PIKE. However, this time he misses.
DOCTOR: Yes, get Polly back to the TARDIS, and I will
follow immediately Blake returns with the men.
POLLY: But I can't leave you here alone.
DOCTOR: There is no other way,
child. Without either of you they can't hold a hostage for me to force my
BEN: Yeah, that's true. But, suppose they start on
DOCTOR: Ah, I've done it before, my dear boy. We must
play for time.
BEN: Right. Come on. Back to the TARDIS.(They all move
towards the passage.)
DOCTOR: Quickly. Quickly. I somehow don't think that master
Cherub will be the winner.(BEN opens the passage door.)
BEN: Right, I'll give you fifteen minutes. If you're not back
by then I'm coming for you.(The DOCTOR grunts and waves them
10. INSIDE THE PASSAGEWAY
(BEN and POLLY head down the tunnel
towards the waiting TARDIS.)
11. THE CRYPT
(CHERUB has lost his sword during the fight, and
now tries throwing his knife at PIKE. But again, he misses. PIKE sees his
opportunity now that CHERUB is unarmed, and he stabs CHERUB in the chest with
PIKE: Well my Cherub, you'll not need prayers in this
company, eh?(CHERUB falls and PIKE gloats over his body.)
PIKE: Back to your Hell hole, Cherub.(PIKE now rounds
on the DOCTOR.)
PIKE: Now old man, the time has come.(PIKE moves to finish the
I think we agreed on that point previously.
DOCTOR: My dear captain, I had every intention of
PIKE: And that's why ye fled me
DOCTOR: I had no choice. My friends are in
PIKE: Aye, those two lads. Where are they stowed away,
Sawbones? Is there another passage out of this crypt?
Tell him nothing.
PIKE: Still alive, eh, gentleman
SQUIRE: Aye, I'll live to see you hanged.
PIKE: Think ye so?
DOCTOR: Stop! I made a bargain with you, sir - gave you my
word. Don't you want me to keep it?
PIKE: Aye. That sounds
like the foolishness of an honest man. Speak on.
wish to keep my side of the bargain, but I want to change the terms of my
plan. Eh, that is, if I may.
12. THE BEACH
(SPANIARD and DAVID come down to the beach.
They put down their load and decide to pass their time waiting by exploring a
cave along the beach wall. There they stumble upon the TARDIS, and decide they
should stand guard over it should anyone come to claim it.)
13. THE CRYPT
(PIKE and the DOCTOR continue their
PIKE: Strange terms indeed.
DOCTOR: I prefer
to call them humane terms.
PIKE: And ye want none of the
DOCTOR: I would rather not touch it.
Ha. Heard of Avery's curse, eh?
DOCTOR: I have given you
all my reasons. I want no part of the gold. Though perhaps I can deliver it
to you immediately.
PIKE: If I keep my lads out of the
DOCTOR: There is no need for innocent people to
SQUIRE: Well said, Doctor. Well
PIKE: I like my lads to be happy, Sawbones. That way
they work well.
SQUIRE: You'd have Avery's gold and our
stores, would you villain? Will nothing satisfy you?
we have an uneasy conscience, have we Squire? Ye lilly livered rogue! Ye dare
to call to call me villain?
SQUIRE: Oh, I've been a rogue. I
frankly admit it. The generosity of this stranger has shamed me. But, I
never spilled blood in my villainy. I beg you as a fellow rogue, if you must.
Spare my poor villagers.
PIKE: When the fever is in the lads'
bones, nothing but blood will slake it.
PIKE: Tis by way of being a pastime with us
gentlemen of fortune. Why should I stop them?
SQUIRE: So, you
admit it to be difficult, eh? You'd rather let them run mad than test their
obedience, eh Captain?
PIKE: No man defies me and lives to
speak of it.
SQUIRE: No, but you'll not give that one order,
eh? A highly disciplined crew, in truth.
PIKE: They'll do as I
bid or die of it.
SQUIRE: Would they?
Aye, they would.
DOCTOR: Prove it.
Aye, I will. When I have the gold.
DOCTOR: I suppose we
must trust you?
PIKE: Aye, ye must. And take heed of Cherub
yonder, eh Sawbones?
DOCTOR: Have no fear, Captain. I am not
likely to try and cheat you just as he did.
PIKE: Out with it,
then. Show me the gold.
14. CLIFF TOP APPROACHING THE BEACH
(BLAKE and the militia
march closer to the church.)
15. FURTHER INSIDE THE PASSAGEWAY
(POLLY and BEN continue to
make their way towards the TARDIS.)
BEN: Come on, Duchess. We're nearly there.(Polly stumbles.)
POLLY: Ah, ooh!(POLLY rubs her sore ankle.)
POLLY: Oh, yes.
POLLY: How much further is it?(BEN begins to move back the way
he came, then stops and turns back to POLLY.)
BEN: I told
you, we're nearly there. It's only about another hundred
POLLY: Well, look. You go back and get the Doctor
BEN: But, will you be all right?
Yes, I'll be fine. Look, hurry. I'll see you back at the
BEN: OK then.
BEN: Polly.(BEN leaves and POLLY
slowly begins making her way down to the TARDIS.)
Put the kettle on.
16. THE BEACH
(BLAKE and the militia arrive on the beach below
the church. He divides his forces into two parties. One, lead by a sergeant of
the militia, have instructions to go up the path to the church.)
BLAKE: All right sergeant, off you go. The rest of you come
with me.(BLAKE leads the rest of the troops along the beach to approach
the church up through the tunnel.)
17. THE CRYPT
(The DOCTOR and PIKE continue their talk about
the gold's whereabouts, with the DOCTOR trying to prolong the discussion as much
as he can.)
DOCTOR: Now, let me see. The Churchwarden set me a riddle
which involved four names:...(The DOCTOR points to graves as he calls
DOCTOR: ...Ringwood, Smallbeer, Gurney and Deadman which
should be on that wall, sir.(PIKE inspects the stone.)
PIKE: The four names of Avery's
crew in the old days.
DOCTOR: Ha, yes, it's there... just
PIKE: How come those names here? They died on the seven
seas, all of them.
DOCTOR: The original names were changed by
PIKE: Aye. Like a marker,
DOCTOR: Yes, that is correct. And unless I am very much
mistaken, sir, this flagstone is at the intersection of those fateful
PIKE: Aye, and 'tis loose. Stand aside.(PIKE furiously tries to lift
the stone with his hook. Once the stone is moved he looks into the darkness
Indeed, I think that is what you seek.
PIKE: What's this? I see nothing.(PIKE thrusts his arm into the gap.)
Well, how deep is it?
PIKE: Still nothing, blast your eyes. Nay... Nay... What's
this?(Laughing, Pike pulls his arm out of the hole, and dangling from
his hook are strings of pearls.)
PIKE: What now? Ha! What price your damned Avery now? What
now, Squire?(While he continues to gloat, the sounds of shouting and
gunfire can be heard outside.)
PIKE: What's that? If that is a trap, Sawbones, I swear
you'll lie beneath that slab yourself.(PIKE moves to the crypt
entrance and calls above.)
PIKE: Ahoy there. What's afoot! What in Hell's name? Gaptooth,
18. THE CHURCHYARD
(The militia have surrounded the pirates.
Shots are fired and swords are clashed, and though they fight hard it is clear
the pirates are outclassed. The militia reload their muskets and, with a great
cry, charge forward to storm the church.)
19. BEACH NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE TUNNEL
(POLLY comes out onto
the beach and screams as she is grabbed by SPANIARD and DAVID. She manages to
escape their grip and runs back up the tunnel. They follow her.)
20. THE PASSAGEWAY
(SPANIARD overtakes POLLY, and DAVID moves
further up the tunnel to investigate.)
(Hearing the noise, BEN returns and finds
DAVID deeper in the tunnel. They struggle and BEN manages to overpower DAVID.
BEN the goes to find POLLY, and he and SPANIARD meet up and begin
21. THE BEACH NEAR THE TUNNEL ENTRANCE
(BLAKE leads his band
up to the tunnel entrance.)
(Cautiously, they move in.)
BLAKE: All right, come on. Now quietly.
22. THE TUNNEL
(SPANIARD is winning his fight with BEN. He
manages the throw BEN to the ground and is about to deal the killing blow.
Suddenly BLAKE enters and fires his pistol, hitting SPANIARD.)
POLLY: Mister Blake, thank heavens.(POLLY watches as they move up the
passageway to the church crypt.)
Now stand aside, boy. Our work lies above. Keep close____commands.
Hang on, Blake.
I'm with you. Polly, go on back to the TARDIS and wait for us there.
POLLY: All right.
23. THE CRYPT
(PIKE is trying to grab the treasure while
urging his men to fight on.)
PIKE: Fight, ye black-hearted sons of traitors. There's gold
for ye all if we can but board the Albatross.(The pirates are one by
one being felled by the militia. The DOCTOR moves through the chaos towards the
tunnel entrance. BLAKE and BEN emerge from within.)
BLAKE: Pray, stand aside, good old man. In the king's
name!(Following his cry, the militia who came up through the tunnel
with BLAKE join the attack. PIKE spots the DOCTOR through the melee.)
PIKE: Sawbones, ye Neptune's curse. Ye've laid a trap and for
that you'll die by the pike.(PIKE begins making his way towards the
DOCTOR, but has a hard time wading through the fighting.)
BEN: Come on, Doctor, now let's get out of
push though the battle to the SQUIRE.)
DOCTOR: No, I must try and help the Squire.
DOCTOR: Oh, thank heavens you're still alive, sir. (to
BEN) Let's try and get him out of here.(Together BEN and the DOCTOR
lift the SQUIRE and begin moving him towards the exit. Meanwhile BLAKE is trying
to reach PIKE, but can't get to him for all the fighting. He calls out over the
BLAKE: Captain Pike, surrender I say.(PIKE has worked his way
closer to the DOCTOR, who is being slowed down by the injured SQUIRE.)
And give over this treasure? Never!
PIKE: Sawbones, I'm coming for ye. See if your magic will
help you now.(PIKE finally manages to find an opening in the fray and
lunges forward to where the DOCTOR is. He raises his hook to strike the DOCTOR
Here's an end to ye, Sawbones, damn your eyes.
holds PIKE's arm back just long enough for BLAKE to shoot him. PIKE collapses
and slowly dies. The DOCTOR and BEN use the distraction to quietly slip away
down the tunnel.)
BLAKE: Thank you Squire. The day is ours.(BLAKE looks to the passageway and knows they are gone.)
Yes, quite so, quite so. I think we've managed very well, you and
BLAKE: But where's the old man? I would offer my gratitude
BLAKE: Godspeed, old man.
24. THE BEACH BY THE TUNNEL ENTRANCE
(BEN and the DOCTOR
emerge onto the beach, where POLLY is waiting near the TARDIS.)
POLLY: Thank heavens you're both safe. Doctor, are you all
right?(The DOCTOR unlocks the door and
they all board the TARDIS.)
DOCTOR: Oh, a little exhausted, my dear. Otherwise I'm
all right. Come along, let's get off.
25. THE TARDIS CONSOLE ROOM
(BEN and POLLY stand around the
console talking while the DOCTOR sets the controls to dematerialize.)
BEN: Yeah, I thought the Doctor nearly had it when old Pike
POLLY: What happened? How did you all
BEN: Well, Blake's mob beat them.
So they're all dead then, the ones who wanted the
DOCTOR: Yes, superstition is a strange thing, my
dear, but sometimes it tells the truth.
26. THE BEACH
(The TARDIS fades away leaving the empty beach
27. THE TARDIS CONSOLE ROOM
POLLY: Where will we go to now, Doctor. Will we go forward or
back in time?(The DOCTOR chuckles, while BEN and POLLY begin
DOCTOR: I have no idea. I have no control over
BEN: Well, it better be 1966 or I'm in dead
trouble, Doctor. Well, anyway, wherever it is, it can't be as bad as going
back to them days.
DOCTOR: My dear boy, it could be a great
POLLY: What's happened, Doctor. I'm
turn and face forward, where the scanner apparently is.)
BEN: Yeah, it's getting right parky in
DOCTOR: Just look up at that scanner.
We have arrived at the coldest place in the world.(The image of
them looking on in amazement holds while...)
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