Martha walks into her mother’s house. Her father is
there as is her sister. Her mother is wearing a house
dress and looks as if she has just gotten up despite
the late hour.
Martha, I’m so glad you’re home. I heard on the news
that someone was hit by a bus not two blocks from that
hospital you work at.
It’s OK mother I’m fine.
And I wish you wouldn’t walk by yourself at night.
I wanted to know what you want to do about your
birthday next week. I thought we could have a party at
Oh no, I can’t go out. It’s too dangerous out there.
But the pub is only two blocks away.
It’s my birthday, and I don’t want to go out.
But you can’t keep this up mother. You’ll have to go
Now you two stop bothering your mother. She’ll go out
when she’s good and ready.
Martha’s mother goes into her room.
( Martha sits at the kitchen table with her dad.)
So how is it going with you, Martha?
It’s going good.
And that new man of yours?
That’s going good too.
I’m glad. I’ve been a little worried about you. I know
that you were used to being with the Doctor, but he’s
gone now, and it’s nice to see that you’re getting on
with your life. For the rest of us, it will take a
If only …
Don’t do that child. If only I had killed that Master
bastard myself I would have felt better, but at least
someone did so it’s alright.
If there was one good thing that came out of this
horrible experience, I , at least, have learned to
count my blessings.
(He kisses Martha.)
Morning. Martha at the hospital with a fellow female
doctor. She looks across to see at the studly Doctor
Milligan bending down to talk to a child.
So, how’s it going with you and Dr. Milligan. Do you
have a date tonight?
Maybe. I think I can convince him to take the night
Cute and good with kids. I’d hold on to him if I were
I plan to.
(Martha’s phone rings.)
Martha, I’ve found something. The Master’s watch it
had a microdot storage device in it, and I found
something truly amazing. Can you come and see?
Yes I can. When?
How about nine o’clock tonight. Your apartment.
Do you know where my new one is?
Yes. I’m setting the coordinants now. I’ll see you
(Dr. Tom Milligan comes over and gives her a kiss.)
So, Martha. Are you off for the day. I made
reservations to that new Indian restaurant for 8:30
and I thought that maybe afterwards we could. I don’t
know. Go up to your apartment and cuddle. What do you
Don’t tell me you have to work tonight. It’s the first
time in a week our schedules have matched.
I’m so sorry Tom.
Can’t you get out of it? Get someone else to cover for
you. Vindaloo. Naan. I already have the reservation.
I’m sorry but I can’t. Maybe, maybe next week. I’ll
clear my schedule.
Ok, My dedicated young doctor. That’s the spirit. It
must be something important to give up all this, but
I’ll wait. We’ll find some time. Well, I still have
rounds. Call me tonight if you can.
Martha enters the cell of the master.
Good Afternoon Martha
Ah, you believe me now.
Are you feeling well today? Have you felt, I don’t
know … repentant about the past?
Aren’t you gonna ask me about my dreams? I had a good
one last night. I killed you and the Doctor and became
Emperor of the Universe while your mother massaged my
feet. Do you think you could brush my hair again?
(Glares at her)
And have you been eating regularly?
He doesn’t love you you know.
He’s just using you.
Like you used Lucy?
That was different. All I asked of her was her
But he asks so much from you, Martha. The Doctor
always asks so much of his companions, and they bleed
for him, and they die for him, but he goes on. He’s
had so many other companions before you.
Haven’t you done the same?
Oh no. I’ve only had one. Two if you count Chantho.
But recently I have learned to appreciate the finer points
of companions. They’re good for the ego if
When you talked to the Doctor you asked him to help
you. I want to help you too.
Don’t lie to me Martha Jones. The only place you want
to help me into is my coffin. Don’t think I didn’t
notice your eyes when you came into the room today.
Eyes that were out for blood.
But I’m not worried because I know your type. The type
with no guts. Doomed to end up an old maid crying into
your pillow at night. Crying, ‘Doctor, why didn’t you
(Martha gets up.)
Oh, I’m sorry. Did I say something wrong?
So go on now. Go back home and pine for him.
Ha ha ha. Go on.
Martha’s leaves the room. Dr. Kinderhaus takes her
aside into the viewing room.
Martha, I’d like to talk to you about Lucy Saxon.
Yes of course
I understand that I suggested we try new treatments
but I don’t think that this strategy of pretending to
believe her paranoid fantasies is a good one.
You need to remember to keep a certain emotional
distance from the patient. We don’t want to jeopardize
the patient’s temporary stabilisation.
If we want her to become herself we need to get her to
realize that this Master is a fantasy and that Lucy
Saxon is the reality. If she gives in to this fiction
her own personality would be permanently subjugated to
this violent alter ego.
I’m sorry sir. I was just… trying something
I understand. You are new to all this. New doctors
often get frustrated with how slow treatments take.
You want to fix it now, but the psyche is a delicate
thing. It takes time, and we must give her the time
she needs. We must help her accept her past so that
she can begin to think of building a new future.
So that eventually she can leave this facility and
have a healthy life outside, yes?
Yes of course. A healthy life outside.