Martha sitting in her bedroom. She looks at the phone
which has the doctor’s number on it. She seems a bit
nervous, but then she pushes the button.
(through the phone)
Doctor, hello are you busy?
Uh, sort of at the moment. Just a minute.
( There is a clang and a growl. Something explodes.)
OK, I think that takes care of things for a few
minutes, now what is it you need?
I need your help. There’s someone I’d like you to talk
No not now, tomorrow. Tomorrow at about 4 o’clock.
I’ll give you the details in a text message. Do you
think you can make it?
I’ll do my best.
(loud pounding sound.)
I think I’m gonna have to go now. It’s nice to hear
from you Martha. See you tomorrow …hopefully.
Nice to hear you too …
(Phone hangs up)
Scene lingers a bit on Martha sitting alone in her
bedroom. She puffs her pillow and goes to sleep.
Martha is in the lobby with the Doctor. Martha signs
herself and the Doctor in. The Doctor is very
charismatic and gets a smile out of the nurse on Duty.
I wouldn’t have called except she said that she had
something to tell you. I thought that it might be
Very good thinking Martha.
( Martha smiles )
They go down the hall to the room. The Doctor strides
down the middle, Martha opens the door for him.
Lucy Saxon sits up immediately when he enter and is
focused on the doctor.
Hello Lucy, and how are you ….
I like it better when you call me by name.
( Stares at Lucy )
Martha is ignored as though she is not there. She is
like Rozencranz and Guildenstern in the movie
Rozencranz and Guildenstern are dead. Only important
when the principals aren’t in the room.
You know who I am.
You wanted to see me?
I have something to show you.
Lucy opens her bedside drawer. There are only three
things in it. The Master’s ring, a skeleton key, and
the fob watch. She hands the watch to the doctor.
Look at the face. You’ll find something interesting.
(The Doctor glances at it, and then pockets the
So, how did you do it this time?
I designed every aspect of the Valiant. I knew if
anything was to happen it would be in that room.
That’s why I kept you imprisoned there, so I would
always be ready if I needed to change bodies.
What about Lucy? What happened to her?
Don’t ask questions that you already know the answer
But she was your wife!
Yes, and I knew her a lot better than you did, so
please leave your naive morality out of this. At least
I had the balls to marry her.
Why did you call me here? Did you want to apologize?
Apologize to you? It was you who destroyed the human
race Doctor. I was going to save them. But I couldn’t
because. Because I can’t think with this drumming,
constant drumming. I can’t concentrate. I have work to
do and I can’t do this alone anymore. I need your
My help with what?
The drumming. It has to stop. You can help me stop it.
I know you can. Then we can work together. We worked
together on Malcassairo. We got the rocket to fly.
You said you’d help me.
Why should I help you?
Do you remember when we were boys on Gallifrey. We
climbed Chaos Peak, but the ledge broke behind us. We
were trapped. The others ran away. Do you remember
what you said before we jumped across that bottomless
pit to safety? Do you remember?
I said, “If we fall, At least we would have lived
before we died.”
And we have haven’t we, Doctor?
You and I, at least of all those on Gallifrey, we
lived. We live.
I’ll try to help you. Master.
(The doctor turns away. Lucy smiles as he departs)
I do love it when you call me by name.
The Doctor sweeps out of the room. Martha rushes to
catch up with him. He doesn’t talk to her until he is
through the doors and out in the lobby.
Doctor. What is it? What’s going on?
That’s not Lucy Saxon in there. Lucy’s dead. That’s
How can that be?
There was no one on Gallifrey who knew more about
avoiding death than the Master. It was his special
talent. I’ve seen him transfer his consciousness into
another body before, but I didn’t think he could do it
again. I should have known he wouldn’t except death so
Are you saying that the Master is still alive? That
what Lucy Saxon is saying is true? That the monster
who tortured my family is in that room?
That’s exactly what I’m saying, and Martha you have to
keep an eye on him. Make sure that he stays safe.
Safe? He deserves to be dead!
I told you before Martha, I don’t want to kill him. I
want to save him. He’s opened up to me for the first
time he’s asking for help. You’re a doctor. You took
an oath to help those in need. Please Martha, I need
you to understand. You’ll protect him until I get
back. OK Martha?
(Nods her head)
Good. It would be best if you don’t tell anyone about
this until I come back. I have to do some research,
but I promise I will get back to you as soon as I find
(Doctor turns and walks away leaving Martha alone in