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Based on: Doctor Who (c) BBC
INT. SURVEILLANCE ROOM
General Tobias Coco, mid to late fourties, in full military attire, sat at his surveillance station in a high tech office as part of the OEF- Offworld Expeditionary Force. There are many screens around the room as he views corridors, rooms, and other locations on the ship. It is the year 6478. He lays his gun on the table and grabs the radio. COCO (Frantic on Radio) Captain, movement in the Left Wing, Sector D, check it out, now. There is silence. COCO (CONT’D) Captain Thomas, Talk to me! A massive energy spike has just been recorded; I need my men listening to me! Report! THOMAS: Sorry Sir, Private Angelo nicked my radio. We’re on our way now Sir. Sector D? COCO Yes, D. And tell Angelo that when he comes back, he’ll have me to answer to. I don’t want my men fooling about on this mission. INT. SHIP CORRIDOR Angelo and Thomas walk along a very old corridor, out of use for years. Steam issues from the pipes and there are oil spills all over the floor. Every single sound echoes around the two soldiers. Captain Matthews Thomas is in his midthirties, a friendly but authoritative aura about him. Behind him, Private James Angelo is in his early twenties. He is also a new recruit. He is also clearly scared. ANGELO Never been to this part of the ship before... THOMAS It’s old. Been out of bounds for years. Huge problems with gas or something or other.
ANGELO When did that stop? THOMAS It hasn’t. We need to be in and out of this place within ten minutes. ANGELO And if we aren’t?
THOMAS You don’t want to know... COCO (Radio) Enough morbidity please, just get to Sector D, and quick. The two arrive at a wrought-iron door. There is no obvious way of entry. Angelo shoulder barges it, to no avail. THOMAS We’ve arrived. The door’s jammed shut though, we can’t get in. COCO (Radio) It locked automatically when that energy spike occurred. I can unlock it from here. Just get in there, assess any damage or danger, and get out of there as quickly as possible. You’ve got about seven minutes. The door opens with the grinding sound of metal on metal. As the door rises, a bright red light with blue sparks shines onto Thomas’ face. They both look on in awe. ANGELO What is that...? COCO (Radio) What’s what? What can you see? The two do not speak right away, as they look into a split in the wall in front of them. In the hole is the Time Vortex itself, an Untempered Schism. THOMAS It’s like there’s a... hole in the wall. And the wall is on fire, but it’s not. It’s incredible General, you should see it, it’s... COCO (Radio) A hole? There can’t be a hole, that’s the outer hull of the ship. Must be the gas affecting you. Get back here at once, we’ll head back in with gas masks.
ANGELO Sir, it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen. It’s amazing, it’s...
Angelo looks down to see something hunches over on the floor. A humanoid figure, seemingly in pain. It is gray in colour and is partially mutilated. It doesn’t move an inch. ANGELO (CONT’D) What the hell is tha...? The lights turn off. INT. SURVEILLANCE ROOM Back in General Coco’s office, he is frantically pressing buttons. The lights come back on. COCO (To radio) Sorry boys, temporary power cut. Just came back now. There is just static. COCO (CONT’D) (To Radio) Boys? Coco leans towards the console to press a button. He needs to use the intercom. COCO (CONT’D) (Into Microphone) Anyone near to Sector D, please investigate there. Thomas and Angelo’s radios won’t respond. MAN (Over Radio) On my way now, Sir. There is a knock on Coco’s office door. A soldier enters. SOLDIER Sir, a Temporal Transmat Pod was activated in Sector D. Readings just came through. COCO What?! But where-? The radio clicks on again. MAN (Over radio) Sir, I’m... I’m at Sector D. It’s horrible. COCO Excuse me, Soldier.
Coco picks up the radio. COCO (CONT’D) What have you found? Are Thomas and Angelo there? Are they alright? MAN (Over radio) Well Sir, I’d ask them if they’re alright. But they’ve had their faces torn to shreds. Along with the rest of their bodies. I can’t even tell which is which. The man begins to stutter. MAN (CONT’D) S...Sorry Sir, I... I need to get out of here... The radio goes dead. COCO No, no soldier! Come back! Coco turns to the soldier in his office. COCO (CONT’D) Whatever did this to Thomas and Angelo must have taken that Transmat Pod. Where was it heading? SOLDIER Well Sir, it seems the creature didn’t have time to worry about that. It set the machine to random co-ordinates. COCO So it was scared? SOLDIER Perhaps so, Sir. COCO Well where was it sent? SOLDIER Earth, the year 1953 Sir. EXT. MANSION GROUNDS 4525 years earlier. The year 1953. A middle-aged woman walks through the grounds of a fine. A maid rushes over to her. MAID Lady de Salton, the Baron requests your presence in the Chapel immediately.
LADY DE SALTON Tell my husband I will join him soon. I wish to finish my stroll before I begin the day’s work. The maid bows and rushes off. The lady walks a few steps further. She stops and looks at a stone Gargoyle, dilapidated and eroded. Suddenly, small, blue beams of light are shining out from under the cracks. The Lady walks over to the Gargoyle and reaches out to it. There is a flash of blue light and suddenly she has disappeared along with the beams of light. The maid returns, running around the corner, evidently having seen the flash of light. She notices the Gargoyle and runs off again. INT. TARDIS After their run in with the Doctorus, The Doctor and Alicia are travelling in the TARDIS, which seems to be shaking badly. The Doctor is frantically piloting the ship, with help from Alicia. THE DOCTOR Pull that lever! Alicia pulls a level. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Not that one, that one! ALICIA I pulled that one! THE DOCTOR No, the one next to it, the blue-ish one! ALICIA Thank you for specifying beyond the realms of ’that one’. Alicia pulls the blue lever, but their attempts are futile however, as the TARDIS continues to veer off course and out of control. Sparks fly from the console and objects fly across the room. The entire shop shudders and quakes. The Doctor jumps and runs around the console, flipping switches and turning dials, mumbling to himself. THE DOCTOR Spacial Vigilator... Temporal Transducer... Temporality Shifter... Dimension Cannon... The TARDIS lands with an almighty crash. The Doctor and Alicia are thrown to the floor. The Doctor laughs it off and jumps up, but Alicia groans and puts a hand to her forehead. The Doctor notices and looks at her.
THE DOCTOR You alright? Did you hit your head? ALICIA No, no. I’m fine, just had a pain in my head. I’m fine. The Doctor looks concerned. She stands up. ALICIA (CONT’D) Where are we then? The Doctor continues to look at her, but shrugs it off. THE DOCTOR No idea. The monitor got damaged in the crash. Alicia and the Doctor both look towards a screen on the console, which has a large crack in it. THE DOCTOR It’ll repair soon enough. Besides, I prefer the old-fashioned method. The Doctor runs to the door and throws it open. Alicia follows him. EXT. MANSION GROUNDS The TARDIS has landed in the grounds of a large mansion. The lettering under the large entry-arch informs them that this is Langerbury House. The Doctor looks around, smells, listens. THE DOCTOR I’d say nineteen-sixty... three! Yeah, ’63. Earth, Wales I’d say. Possibly the south of Wales. The Doctor suddenly drops to the ground and smells the grass. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) October! October the 26th, 1963! Brilliant month! Alec Douglas-Home becomes Prime Minister! What a guy. Nuclear Test Ban Treaty comes into effect, even better. From Russia with Love! Alicia looks around confused, not understanding how any of this is possible, nor any of the Doctor’s references. ALICIA You can tell the month by smelling the grass? THE DOCTOR ’Course I can, can’t you? No wait, shut up, wait.
The Doctor runs to a nearby wall and places his hands on it. He stares up it, looking at a Gargoyle at the top. It is very old and weathered, but the Doctor is disturbed. ALICIA Doctor, what is it? THE DOCTOR Oh Alicia. We shouldn’t have come here... ALICIA (Annoyed) Oh just tell me what’s wrong, for God’s sake. THE DOCTOR Al right, alright. The thing up there, that... Gargoyle. Well, it isn’t a Gargoyle. ALICIA Well, what is it then? Looks like a Gargoyle to me. THE DOCTOR It’s an alien. A WThe Doctor is cut off as a man runs towards the pair. He’s in his 60’s. He looks relieved. MAN You’re here! How are you here already?! I’ve only just rung! The man arrives at the Doctor and Alicia; he bends over to regain his breath. THE DOCTOR Erm. Well, you know. Happy to help. Who, uh, were you expecting, incidentally? MAN Why, the police of course! You are a policeman aren’t you? THE DOCTOR The police! Of course, yes. Here’s my card. The Doctor hands over the psychic paper, winking at Alicia, who looks nonplussed. MAN Excellent! Thank you for arriving so swiftly Detective Inspector Smith! Here’s your card back. Please, follow me, I’ll show you where it went missing. THE DOCTOR Sorry, where what went missing?
MAN Well, didn’t the station tell you? THE DOCTOR Oh, you know how it is, bad communication. I’ve tried to send them to counselling, but... The Doctor shrugs. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) So, what went missing? MAN The Gargoyle, of course! EXT. MANSION GROUNDS A servant stands in the grounds of the house. He seems to be waiting for someone. Behind him, there is a Gargoyle on the roof of the house. The Servant paces. As his head momentarily covers the Gargoyle, it disappears. The Doctor and the man arrive walking towards the house, with Alicia in tow behind them. THE DOCTOR So what’s your name Sir? MAN Goodness, didn’t the station tell you anything? The Doctor shrugs again. MAN (CONT’D) I’m the Baron de Salton, but you Sir, may call me Arthur. THE DOCTOR Arthur, good name. Much like the King. ARTHUR Oh, I wouldn’t go that far Detective Inspector. Arthur chuckles. THE DOCTOR Or indeed the horse. Haven’t got any horses ‘round here have you? Oh, while we’re on the subject of names, call me the Doctor. So, these Gargoyles. He gestures to the one on the roof. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) How long have you had them?
ARTHUR Well, Sir. That would depend on which Gargoyle you’re referring to. THE DOCTOR All of them. You mean you got them at different times? They look exactly the same. Where did they come from? ARTHUR Well Doctor, that is a mystery that has plagued me for ten years. A man screams and in the distance. The Doctor looks in the direction of the cry with a worried look on his face. He runs off in the direction it came from, followed by Arthur and Alicia. They arrive to a mangled body, with blood everywhere. The Doctor runs over and bends down at his side. Alicia and Arthur arrive seconds after. Both look nauseous and disgusted. THE DOCTOR Oh my God. By the depth of the wounds and the way the blood spattered, I’d say his face was the target. Upper face, the eye-area perhaps. ARTHUR What could have done such a thing? THE DOCTOR The Gargoyles. Arthur looks bemused. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Except they aren’t Gargoyles. ALICIA If they aren’t Gargoyles... The Doctor gets ready to explain when a young man, Peter, comes around the corner, accompanied by an older man in a long, tan trench coat. ARTHUR Peter, don’t come any closer! PETER What is it Father? I’m just here to tell you the policeman’s arrived. This is Detective Chief Inspector Williams. The Doctor realizes that his cover is about to be blown. ARTHUR
What are you talking about? The policeman’s already here. Detective Inspector Smith. WILLIAMS Smith? There is no Smith in my station, nor in any other station near here, certainly not a DI! Let me see some credentials. THE DOCTOR Certainly. He takes out his psychic paper and hands it to Williams, winking again at Alicia. Williams glances at the paper, then smiles. He looks at the Doctor. WILLIAMS Well that makes things very simple. THE DOCTOR All cleared up then? Thanks for that fella. He reaches out to take back the paper. WILLIAMS These credentials are faked. And you’re under arrest. THE DOCTOR What? How are they faked? WILLIAMS Because we in the South Wales Police Departments don’t use cards, like this one. The Doctor turns to Alicia. THE DOCTOR Told you, South Wales! Williams takes out his handcuffs. WILLIAMS Come here. THE DOCTOR This really isn’t necessary you know. ARTHUR Says you! You, who comes into my own property, and tricks me with a simple card! PETER
He doesn’t even look like a police officer. The jacket, the boots, the bow tie. THE DOCTOR Bow ties are cool. WILLIAMS Are you aware that impersonating a police officer is a criminal offense? THE DOCTOR I tend to ignore the little crimes to be honest with you. WILLIAMS Sir, I am arresting you for impersonating a police officer. You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence. Through Williams’ speech, the Doctor rolls his eyes, shakes his head and chuckles to himself. When Williams is finished, he walks over to Alicia. WILLIAMS Now, you. You arrived with this man, yes? ALICIA Yes. WILLIAMS And you knew he was not a police officer, yes? ALICIA Yes. WILLIAMS Then you are also under arr... A hideous sound from a nearby path interrupts Williams. It is a growling, snarling noise, from the depths of Hell. Williams goes to investigate. THE DOCTOR DCI Williams, I am warning you, stay away from that path. Williams ignores him and continues following the sound. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Do not go near that path, stay where we can see you, do not go round that corner! Williams goes around the corner.
THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Why does no-one ever listen to me?! The Doctor turns to Alicia. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Alicia, my Screwdriver, get my Screwdriver. ALICIA What? That green thing? Where is it? The Doctor speaks fast. THE DOCTOR My jacket pocket, inside one. Get it now, please! Alicia reaches into his jacket and pulls out the Sonic Screwdriver. ALICIA What do I do with it? Arthur and Peter begin to edge towards the path, following Williams. The Snarling noise grows louder. THE DOCTOR Press the button. The big one, the one on the top. Hold it to the handcuffs. ALICIA Why should I? You killed my father. Maybe I should just let them arrest you. THE DOCTOR Alicia, I did not kill your father. I would never kill a man in cold blood. Alicia hesitates. The snarling grows louder. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Alicia, listen to that noise. If you do not un-cuff me, then we will all die. Please, you have to trust me, just trust me, please. ALICIA But I don’t trust you. THE DOCTOR Then let me change that. Un-cuff me and I will prove to you that I am worthy of your trust. Let me save your life. Let me save Arthur’s life, and Peter’s life, and maybe even Williams’ life.
The snarling noise grows even louder. It is followed by a blood-curdling cry. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Or not. Alicia quickly un-cuffs the Doctor, who sprints to the corner, barging Arthur and Peter out of the way. We see the mangled corpse of Williams with one of the stone Gargoyles bent over him body. The Gargoyle doesn’t move an inch. Alicia, Arthur and Peter catch up with him and see the body. Nausea sets in again. PETER What in the world is that?! THE DOCTOR An Angel. It’s a Weeping Angel. Alicia is shocked. ARTHUR That looks like one of my Gargoyles! But it’s in a different position. How is that possible...? THE DOCTOR It’s an alien. ARTHUR What?! Doctor, it’s a stone Gargoyle, I’ve had on top of my house for ten years. How has it changed position? THE DOCTOR It’s a stone Gargoyle when you see it. PETER Father, what is this nonsense? What are you talking about? THE DOCTOR Actually, before we go any further, can I just ask you lot to do something for me? Close your eyes. ALICIA Doctor, I don’t think that’s a good idea. It’s an Angel. The Doctor whirls around to face her. THE DOCTOR You’ve heard of the Angels? ALICIA I’ve heard legends. Bedtime stories...
THE DOCTOR That’s one less person I’ll need to convince then... He turns back to the Gargoyle. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Right then you lot, close your eyes. I need to carry out an experiment. I’ve done a similar thing before, it turned out fine, don’t worry. Arthur and Peter look at each other and then close their eyes. Alicia does not. The Doctor knows she hasn’t. THE DOCTOR Alicia, what did I tell you about trusting me? Alicia reluctantly closes her eyes. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Thank you. Now, I’m going to close my eyes too, just for a second. Split second. ALICIA What?! The Doctor closes and reopens his eyes. The Gargoyle is a foot closer to the four. PETER That’s not possible! THE DOCTOR It’s a Weeping Angel. An alien, from before the Universe, or very nearly. ARTHUR Doctor, just tell me what it is. And do not call it an Angel. Nothing as holy as an Angel could have done such a thing as this. He gestures to Williams’ body. THE DOCTOR Alicia, you watching the Gargoyle? ALICIA Yes, why? THE DOCTOR Because I need to blink. He turns to Peter and Arthur.
THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Okay you two. That thing, that Gargoyle. Like I said, it’s a creature, an alien from space. ARTHUR But it’s a stone Gargoyle. It isn’t even moving. THE DOCTOR It’s stone when you see it. The Weeping Ang- the Gargoyles are Quantum Locked. In the sight of any other sentient being, the cease to be, literally turn to stone – the ultimate defence mechanism. After all, you can’t kill a stone. But then you blink. They you walk away. And oh yes it can. ALICIA Doctor, I need to blink! The Doctor turns to face the Gargoyle, to let Alicia blink. He then turns back to face the two men. THE DOCTOR Baron, you said earlier that you don’t know where the Gargoyles came from. ARTHUR Yes, we found them in the grounds. The exact same spot. Once a year, every year. The exact same spot where my wife was last seen... THE DOCTOR Your wife? At this, Peter covers his face with his hands and walks back into the open, shaking. ARTHUR Ten years ago Doctor, my wife was walking through the grounds of the House. And she just disappeared. Like that! I was at a loss to explain it, I still am. Peter misses his mother intently. Just nine years old when she disappeared. He’s grown up without a mother, poor lad. THE DOCTOR Ten years ago, that would be when you found the first Gargoyle. You said the mystery had plagued you for ten years. ARTHUR That’s right. The first Gargoyle was found in the exact place she was last seen. Another appears in the same place, once a year, every year.
A crash sounds right behind the Doctor, making him jump. Whirling around, he sees the Gargoyle on the ground, apparently having become stone again, mere millimetres from his back. ALICIA Sorry. I blinked. THE DOCTOR Right, let’s back away from the Gargoyle. Get out in the open.
The Doctor, Alicia, and Arthur back away to join Peter, who is lying in the middle of the green. He is clearly upset, but has composed himself. They all sit down while the Doctor makes sure the Gargoyle is in plain view. ALICIA Doctor, I’ve heard descriptions of the Angels. They look like, well. Angels! Not little feral goblin things like that thing. THE DOCTOR There are legends, Alicia, of the Last Angel. They say that the Last Angel looked into the Untempered Schism, a gap in the fabric of reality, through which can be seen the whole of the Time Vortex. They say the Time Vortex looked back. And it drove the Angel insane. It mutilated itself, destroyed its very essence, its image. And it ran. Ran so far, from nothing. There are descriptions of what the Angel looked like afterwards. ALICIA What did it look like? THE DOCTOR You’ve just seen it. That Gargoyle. ALICIA Why have I never seen pictures though? Why has no one ever seen a picture of an Angel? Or a Gargoyle? THE DOCTOR Anyone with a picture of either would be dead within minutes. "That which takes the image of an Angel becomes itself and Angel." Basically meaning that anything that shows an Angel, a photo, a television screen, anything, becomes an Angel. The Angel literally climbs out of the picture. I’ve seen it myself, an Angel climbed out of a camera recording, attacked my friend. She barely survived. PETER What in God’s name are you two talking about?
THE DOCTOR Baron, inform your staff. They have to evacuate the place; every single person here is in grave danger. ARTHUR Of course Doctor. I shall do so immediately. THE DOCTOR Good man Arthur, see to it. Arthur runs off in the direction of the mansion. He turns to Peter. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Peter! Was it Peter? Peter. I need you to show me one of the other Gargoyles, any of them. PETER Are they safe? THE DOCTOR For now. Where’s the nearest one? INT. MANSION - KITCHEN Meanwhile, Arthur arrives at the kitchens of the house. ARTHUR Everyone, listen to me please, listen! You need to go home. Right now, just go, get out of the house and do not, I repeat, do NOT hang around! Just leave. SERVANT Is everything alright, Sir? ARTHUR Fine, fine. Just get out and quickly please. It’s for your own good. The assorted cooks, chefs, servants and maids head towards the door and disperse. Arthur stands in the kitchen alone for a second then takes a step out the back door. EXT. MANSION GROUNDS Arthur leans against a wall and takes a few deep breaths. A familiar snarl is heard. Arthur swiftly looks up. INT. MANSION - STAIRCASE The Doctor, Alicia and Peter climb up a tall staircase inside one of the house’s buildings. ALICIA (Panting) Could do with a lift in here.
THE DOCTOR So which Gargoyle was this? How old? PETER This was the second one to appear. From 1954. They open a door to the roof. EXT. MANSION - ROOF The three look around; there is no Gargoyle in sight. THE DOCTOR Well where is it? PETER It was installed right there. Peter points to a plinth. PETER (CONT’D) Where’s it gone? THE DOCTOR It’s gone. The first Angel from ’53 is awake, the rest follow. Can’t have gone far, it just woke up. ALICIA What, so it’s tired? THE DOCTOR In the legends, after the Angel looked into the Vortex, it took a Temporal Transmat Pod, set to random co-ordinates. But the Pod went wrong, the Angel, Gargoyle whatever; it was blasted with Time Energy from the Pod. Too much Energy, it sent the Angel into deep hibernation. But that should just be the first. Where did the other nine come from? PETER Doctor! Come here! Peter looks over the edge of the building. The Doctor and Alicia run over and look too. There, far below is a body, and a large stone Gargoyle. THE DOCTOR Not another one... He turns and runs back to the staircase. INT. MANSION - STAIRCASE Alicia and Peter follow the Doctor down the stairs.
EXT. MANSION GROUNDS They reach the bottom and run outside to find Arthur, barely conscious, staring intently at the Gargoyle. PETER Father... is he dead? THE DOCTOR No, not yet. ALICIA (Reprimanding his bluntness) Doctor! THE DOCTOR What? He doesn’t have long. ARTHUR Doctor. It fell, it jumped from the roof. I took a step outside, and it jumped on top of me. I looked up at the last moment. It turned to stone and hit my head. I managed to stay conscious, long enough to keep looking at it, keep it stone. THE DOCTOR Alicia, watch the Ang- Gargoyle, watch it. Properly this time. Arthur, look at me. Tell me, the first Gargoyle. Where did you find it, where did your wife disappear? ARTHUR (Weakly) The green. The place where... we sat and watch... watched the Gargoyle. Near to... where Williams was killed. THE DOCTOR Thank you. I promise you, I’ll stop this thing. No one else is going to die, you can count on it. ARTHUR Good show D... Doctor. Let me see my son. I don’t have long left. Peter steps forward and bends down to his father’s side. The Doctor stands up, a morose look upon his face. ALICIA (Whispering) It’s not just me is it? THE DOCTOR What? ALICIA How many other people have you condemned to life as an orphan?
THE DOCTOR I didn’t kill him! And nor did I kill your father! ALICIA You sent him to the kitchens, you told him to clear the staff! THE DOCTOR You can’t blame me for that! I had noPeter gets up and walks away, tearful. Arthur gestures for the Doctor to come back to him. ARTHUR Doctor, you must know. I do not blame you. THE DOCTOR Thank you. You know, Arthur, when we first met, I compared you to King Arthur. You disregarded that, laughing. I think you’re more like him than you know. ARTHUR (Chuckling) Don’t be ridiculous, Doctor. THE DOCTOR Arthur, you saved all of your staff. Every single one of them, putting their safety before your own. ARTHUR You’re right. I’m quite good really, aren’t I? THE DOCTOR Ha haa! You really are. ARTHUR (Pain, trouble breathing) It seems I have to go now. THE DOCTOR You don’t have to go. I could try and save you. ARTHUR No, Doctor. My time is up. Arthur closes his eyes. He’s dead. ALICIA Now what? THE DOCTOR Shush, I’m thinking.
ALICIA What? THE DOCTOR Hush! I’m thinking, don’t talk to me. Just look at the Gargoyle. He mumbles to himself for a few seconds, before realization downs upon his face. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) That’s it! An Angel, A Weeping Angel, looking into the Time Vortex?! They’d know not to do that! The Angels come from the beginning of the Universe, or very nearly. They feed by sending people into the past and feeding on the energy of the days they could have had! They would know to stay away from a Schism! They’d know the dangers, both physically and mentally! So why would it look into it? "That which takes the image of an Angel becomes itself an Angel." ALICIA (Confused) Don’t look at me. THE DOCTOR The legend! It said that the Time Vortex looked back at the Angel! The Angel projected an image of itself into Time itself! But that would make two Angels, not ten. And why would they all be here? ALICIA Oh! You said the Angel got blasted with Time Energy, in that Pod! THE DOCTOR That’s it! All that Time Energy on the Angel, the Vortex "followed" the Angel to 1953. That’s why another Gargoyle appeared in ’54, that’s where the image arrived, it followed itself! ALICIA But why did one appear in ’55? ’56? THE DOCTOR The image of an Angel! The Vortex contained an image of an Angel. The Vortex is eternal, it’s forever. The Angel climbed out of the Vortex in 1954. But it didn’t in ’55. So another Angel climbed out, another copy, the same copy. In the legend, it was the last Angel. The Angel sacrificed its sanity to recreate its race. An insane, mad race, but still, essentially, the Weeping Angel race. ALICIA
And that’s why they always appear in the same place as the original? THE DOCTOR Yep. The Vortex is still following the original Angel. ALICIA So how do we stop them? THE DOCTOR Well, the only real, proper Angel is the first one, the one from 1953. If we destroy that one, then the copies, the clones, they should stop too. EXT. MANSION GROUNDS - GREEN The Doctor and Alicia walk across the green towards Peter, lying face down, crying. ALICIA What I don’t get, the Angels have been here for up to ten years. How come they’re all coming to life the day we turn up? What’re the chances? THE DOCTOR The Angels feed on energy; they take energy from any source they can find. Like I said, they were all in hibernation. The TARDIS appears, the best power source universe, it’s like an all-you-can-eat buffet to them. probably why it was so out-of-control earlier. They drawing it in, beginning to feast on the energy. It’s them all up. Within a couple of hours, all ten will be The Angels will come through the Vortex awake.
power deep in the That’s were waking awake.
They arrive at Peter. They sit down next to him. He sits up, wiping his eyes. THE DOCTOR Maybe you should leave, Peter. Go and find safety. We’ll clear up here. PETER No, Doctor. These things have made me an orphan. The Doctor glances at Alicia. PETER (CONT’D) I want to help destroy them, once and for all. THE DOCTOR Right then Peter, to do that, we need to find the original Gargoyle. Destroy that and it destroys all the other Gargoyles. It’ll take the image of an Angel out of the Vortex, and we’re in the clear. Any ideas on how to do that?
He looks at Alicia and Peter, both of whom look mystified. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Right! Speak to me; tell me everything we know about them. Go! ALICIA They’re mad. THE DOCTOR That just makes them worse, what else? PETER They’re gray? THE DOCTOR So is this shirt. Keep going, I’ll say when something is good. ALICIA It’s the last of its kind. PETER You said it’s an alien. ALICIA They feed on energy. PETER They’re murderers. ALICIA It’s from the future. PETER What was that thing you said? That which takes the image of an Angel... THE DOCTOR Becomes itself an Angel! Ha! Right, got a job for you too! Peter, take Alicia and find the biggest mirror you can. Meet me in the basement, bring that mirror with you! He jumps up and turns towards the house. He turns round, pointing at Peter with bent elbows. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Where’s the basement? PETER Through that wooden door, down the corridor, third on your left. The Doctor runs in the direction that Peter pointed.
INT. MANSION - BASEMENT The Doctor arrives at the basement, running down the stairs, and jumping down the last three. The room contains a few sacks and crates, but not much else. He grins. Alicia and Peter appear seconds later carrying a somewhat large mirror between them, one looking behind and the other looking in front. PETER So go on. Who are you two then? ALICIA Wouldn’t believe me in a million years. Or four-hundred anyway... PETER The things you two say. Can’t believe I’m talking about fighting aliens. Oh, here we are, watch your step. Peter and Alicia rest the mirror on the ground. THE DOCTOR Right, lean the mirror against the far wall, directly opposite to the door. They do as he says. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Now, back away, this wall to the side. Alicia and Peter stand against the side wall. The Doctor stands in the centre of the room, sticks his arms up with the Sonic Screwdriver in his hand, presses and holds the button. ALICIA Doctor, what are you doing? THE DOCTOR This is sending out pure electromagnetic energy. The Angel will come here, looking for a snack, and look directly at itself in the mirror. ALICIA But that’ll make an image of an Angel! Are you insane? THE DOCTOR You’ll see. The door bangs open. The Gargoyle appears at the top of the stairs. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) You two, close your eyes.
ALICIA Are you sure you know what you’re doing? THE DOCTOR Not really. Now please Alicia. Trust me. Alicia grudgingly closes her eyes. Peter follows suit. The Doctor points the Sonic Screwdriver at the Gargoyle and holds the button down. He closes his eyes for a fraction of a second. The Gargoyle is mere feet from The Doctor, who blocks the Gargoyle’s reflection. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) Okay, you can open your eyes for now. But just for a minute. We’re going to let the Angel see itself in a minute. PETER Doctor, why can’t you just tell us what the plan it? THE DOCTOR Because I don’t know if it’s going to work. Now close your eyes. Both of you. Do it. They both close their eyes again. The Doctor backs away to join them, still watching the Gargoyle. ALICIA Doctor, we’re just going to create an eleventh Gargoyle! THE DOCTOR I know. He closes his eyes. There is silence. ALICIA Doctor, this is dangerous! What are we doing! THE DOCTOR Just keep your eyes closed! A few more seconds! There is a sound of a large weight dropping to the floor. The Doctor opens his eyes. We see that a second Gargoyle has come out of the mirror. The Original Gargoyle is looking directly at its copy, and the copy is looking back. The Doctor laughs. THE DOCTOR It worked! You two, open your eyes! They both open them. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) See! The image of the Angel climbed out of the mirror, and because it’s a copy, appears in exactly the same position as
the original. It looked at itself. And because the main, real, proper Angel is frozen, so are all the copies. All eleven Gargoyles. They’ll never move again. He turns to Peter. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D) I suggest you seal this room. Leave the mirror here. No one is to enter this room ever again. EXT. MANSION GROUNDS Hours later, Peter, now in the grounds stands in front of a newly planted tree. He looks tearful. The Doctor and Alicia stroll over to him. Peter turns and sees them approaching. PETER I had one of the staff plant this tree. In memory of my mother and father. The Doctor says nothing for a moment. He then looks thoughtful and spins on the spot. THE DOCTOR Peter. Where was it your mother was last seen? Over there? He points to where the original Gargoyle was found. Peter nods. The Doctor runs over to the spot and drops to the floor. e smells the air and thinks. He grins and runs off to the TARDIS. THE DOCTOR Alicia, stay here with Peter! I’ll be right back! Alicia calls after him. ALICIA Wait! Where are you going? THE DOCTOR Surprise! INT. MANSION - KITCHEN Alicia and Peter are standing in the mansion kitchen, drinking tea. The TARDIS engines are heard. Alicia and Peter look at each other and run outside. EXT. MANSION GROUNDS The Doctor steps out as they arrive, leaving the door open. He turns to Alicia. THE DOCTOR Apparently it is just you after all.
The Lady de Salton walks out of the TARDIS, looking exactly as she had the day she disappeared, looking incredibly confused. Peter gazes in amazement. LADY DE SALTON Peter? My boy, is that you? The mother and son both embrace. The Doctor signals Alicia to come over to him. They smile and turn to close the TARDIS doors. PETER Oh, Doctor. Before you go, you kept refusing to tell me. Who exactly are you two? THE DOCTOR Oh... the stuff of legend. The Doctor closes the TARDIS Door.
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