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Lucy – Part 5

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Scene 8
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.

MOTHER
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.

MARTHA
It’s OK mother I’m fine.

MOTHER
And I wish you wouldn’t walk by yourself at night.
It’s dangerous.

MARTHA
I wanted to know what you want to do about your
birthday next week. I thought we could have a party at
the pub.

MOTHER
Oh no, I can’t go out. It’s too dangerous out there.

MARTHA
But the pub is only two blocks away.

MOTHER
It’s my birthday, and I don’t want to go out.

TISH
But you can’t keep this up mother. You’ll have to go
out sometime.

MARTHA’S DAD
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.)

DAD
So how is it going with you, Martha?

MARTHA
It’s going good.

DAD
And that new man of yours?

MARTHA
That’s going good too.

DAD
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
little time.

MARTHA
If only …

DAD
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.)

Scene 9
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.

GIRLFRIEND
So, how’s it going with you and Dr. Milligan. Do you
have a date tonight?

MARTHA
Maybe. I think I can convince him to take the night
off.

GIRLFRIEND
Cute and good with kids. I’d hold on to him if I were
you.

MARTHA
I plan to.
(Martha’s phone rings.)

MARTHA
Hello

DOCTOR
(On Phone)
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?

MARTHA
Yes I can. When?

DOCTOR
How about nine o’clock tonight. Your apartment.

MARTHA
Do you know where my new one is?

DOCTOR
Yes. I’m setting the coordinants now. I’ll see you
then. Bye.

MARTHA
Bye Doctor.
(Dr. Tom Milligan comes over and gives her a kiss.)

TOM
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
say?

MARTHA
Actually …

TOM
Don’t tell me you have to work tonight. It’s the first
time in a week our schedules have matched.

MARTHA
I’m so sorry Tom.

TOM
Can’t you get out of it? Get someone else to cover for
you. Vindaloo. Naan. I already have the reservation.

MARTHA
I’m sorry but I can’t. Maybe, maybe next week. I’ll
clear my schedule.

TOM
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
Sure thing.

Scene 10
Martha enters the cell of the master.

LUCY/MASTER
Good Afternoon Martha

MARTHA
Master

MASTER
Ah, you believe me now.

MARTHA
Are you feeling well today? Have you felt, I don’t
know … repentant about the past?

LUCY/MASTER
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?

MARTHA
(Glares at her)
And have you been eating regularly?

LUCY/MASTER
He doesn’t love you you know.
He’s just using you.

MARTHA
Like you used Lucy?

LUCY/MASTER
That was different. All I asked of her was her
loyalty.
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.

MARTHA
Haven’t you done the same?

LUCY/MASTER
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
nothing else.

MARTHA
When you talked to the Doctor you asked him to help
you. I want to help you too.

LUCY/MASTER
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
love me?’
(Martha gets up.)

LUCY/MASTER
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.

DR KINDERHAUS
Martha, I’d like to talk to you about Lucy Saxon.

MARTHA
Yes of course

DR KINDERHAUS
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.

MARTHA
I’m sorry sir. I was just… trying something
different.

DR KINDERHAUS
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?

MARTHA
Yes of course. A healthy life outside.

On to part 6

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