1. INT. SPAR SHIP
(Power builds up in the SPAR as the craft slowly takes off. The group stands around the central console watching as BRET manipulates the controls.)
(But none of them notice the desperate figure of KIRKSEN watching from the airlock.)
BRET VYON: Next stop Earth.
DOCTOR: Oh, oh, I'm glad to hear that, Bret. Now, you've got some serious thinking to do. (To KATARINA.) Katarina, check up on that door and see
that it's secure.
(KATARINA goes up to the door.)
DOCTOR: Remember, Chen will have allies on Earth, and...
(KATARINA screams as KIRKSEN bursts through the internal door. He seizes her with one hand, and pulls her round in front of him like a shield. In his other
hand he has BORS' knife. KATARINA screams in terror and STEVEN leaps to his feet. He stops short as KIRKSEN wrenches KATARINA'S head so that her neck is arched
back, the knife-edge pressed against her skin. The girl starts frantically crying out.)
KIRKSEN: (Shouts.) Keep back!
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Who are you? What do you want? Release that girl!
KIRKSEN: (Shouts.) Never mind that! Who's in charge of this thing?
(They hesitate to reply.)
KIRKSEN: (Shouts.) Answer me!
BRET VYON: I am.
KIRKSEN: Where are you heading?
BRET VYON: Earth.
KIRKSEN: Change course.
(BRET VYON hesitates.)
KIRKSEN: (Shouts.) Change it!
BRET VYON: Where to?
KIRKSEN: Not Earth. Go to the planet Kembel.
DOCTOR: (Outraged.) Kembel!
KIRKSEN: Shut up and do as I say!
(He pulls KATARINA'S head back and she cries out louder in pain.)
BRET VYON: Kembel's deserted now. It's as bad as Desperus.
KIRKSEN: Nowhere's as bad as Desperus!
STEVEN: The Daleks are on Kembel!
DOCTOR: The Daleks are no help! We're going back to Earth.
(The unhinged man reacts in horror to this statement.)
KIRKSEN: Then I shall be sent back to the Devil's planet! No, whoever the Daleks are, they'll help me.
STEVEN: You don't know about the Daleks...
KIRKSEN: (Interrupts, shouting.) Just do as I say! To Kembel! (Yells.) Kembel!
2: INT. KEMBEL. DALEK CITY. CONTROL ROOM
(Meanwhile, the DALEK SUPREME hears a report from the DALEKS that he sent to chase the SPAR, who have now crash-landed on Desperus.)
FIRST DALEK: (OOV: Over communicator.) Only slight damage was sustained. We are ready to continue pursuit of Earth vessel.
(The DALEK SUPREME turns to the Communications DALEK.)
DALEK SUPREME: What is course of Earth vessel?
(The DALEK checks the instrument panel.)
SECOND DALEK: Back on course - seven, oh, seven - heading for Earth.
DALEK SUPREME: Contact Mavic Chen through secret communication red. He must recapture the Taranium and exterminate creatures who took it.
SECOND DALEK: I obey.
(The DALEK SUPREME speaks, via the communicator, to the Pursuit ship himself.)
DALEK SUPREME: (Into communicator.) Pursuit vessel, return to base.
FIRST DALEK: (OOV: Over communicator.) We obey.
(The DALEK SUPREME turns to another DALEK, who is monitoring its controls.)
DALEK SUPREME: Destroy pursuit ship. They have failed in their mission.
(The THIRD DALEK moves to carry out the order.)
DALEK SUPREME: We will not tolerate mistakes!
3: INT. SPAR SHIP
(The hostage situation in the SPAR is unchanged. BRET VYON and STEVEN stand at the control panel with their backs to KIRKSEN and his hostage. They are making
no effort to change any controls but making it look as if they are. KATARINA is still crying out in panic.)
DOCTOR: (To KIRKSEN.) We're changing course. Now, release that girl.
KIRKSEN: Do you think I'm a fool?
(STEVEN steps away from the console. He and BRET have not changed a single control. )
STEVEN: The course is changed. We're heading for Kembel.
KIRKSEN: It doesn't feel as if we've changed.
BRET VYON: Well, look up at the screen and you'll see.
(KIRKSEN looks up to where BRET is pointing. As he does so, STEVEN takes his chance and rushes the convict but he pulls KATARINA back and the two of them
fall into the airlock. KIRKSEN pulls a lever and the double doors close in front of them although they can both be seen through the glass panels. STEVEN rushes
back to the control console.)
STEVEN: Well, open the door from the control panel - I'll rush him!
DOCTOR: The girl will be dead before the door's half open! (To BRET.) Can we talk to him in there?
BRET VYON: Yes, I'll channel the talk-back.
DOCTOR: Let's try a little bluff.
(BRET operates the control for the intercom and the room is filled with KATARINA'S cries as she continues to struggle in KIRKSEN'S arms. The DOCTOR addresses
DOCTOR: Now, then! Listen to me, whoever you are. Bring that girl in here, or we will press a button and you will go outside the door - into space.
KIRKSEN: Then the girl dies too! If you open the outside door, I'll press the inner release and then we'll all be dead!
(He tightens his hold on KATARINA again and her cries become still more shrill.)
BRET VYON: We can't get through to him - he's crazy.
DOCTOR: We've got to get Katarina out of there!
(BRET cuts off the audio link to the airlock. STEVEN watches the convict pulling KATARINA through the glass panel.)
STEVEN: Stop that!
(He rushes over to VYON.)
STEVEN: Turn the talk-back on again!
BRET VYON: There's no point.
STEVEN: Turn it on again, before he really hurts her!
BRET VYON: Look, he can't kill her or he hasn't a hostage.
(Furiously, STEVEN pushes past BRET and turns the switch himself. He then rushes over to the airlock and shouts through it.)
STEVEN: You... animal!
(KIRKSEN pulls KATARINA'S arm further up her back and she screams out again in great pain.)
KIRKSEN: Now that's just for starters. Do as I say!
(The DOCTOR turns to VYON with a disgusted look on his face.)
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Change course!
(KIRKSEN looks out of the airlock and sees the stars beginning to change.)
KIRKSEN: Now, that's more like it!
DOCTOR: Take him back to Kembel. Take him back to Kembel! Let the Daleks deal with him.
STEVEN: Yes, and us.
DOCTOR: Oh, don't worry, dear boy, We'll find a way out.
(KIRKSEN is getting fed up with KATARINA'S fighting.)
KIRKSEN: Stop that or you're dead!
(VYON doesn't like the situation.)
BRET VYON: I can't sacrifice everything for the sake of that one girl!
STEVEN: Listen, without us you wouldn't have got off Kembel at all, and nothing'd be worth bothering about!
BRET VYON: All right, so we all go back together. But without me, I doubt if you'd have got this far either.
STEVEN: Yes, all right, but I won't let you hurt Katarina. We'll head back for Kembel. As the Doctor says, on the way we may find a way to get her out of
(KIRKSEN hears this.)
KIRKSEN: You won't.
(KATARINA wrenches her hand free and reaches for the airlock switches. KIRKSEN, seeing this, tries to get hold of her hand. Outside, STEVEN and VYON watch
this desperate struggle, and see which control KATARINA is reaching for.)
STEVEN: Not that one! Katarina!
(It is too late. They hear an electronic burble as the outer doors open.)
STEVEN: (Screams.) Katarina!
(VYON'S hand flashes to the controls and the outer door closes again, as STEVEN tries to open the inner door. All three men are in total shock and there is a
STEVEN: (Softly.) She pressed the wrong button, Doctor.
DOCTOR: She may have wanted to, dear boy. She wanted to save our lives.
BRET VYON: (Awkwardly.) It must have been... quick.
(The DOCTOR stares out into space.)
DOCTOR: I hope she's reached her Place of Perfection.
(STEVEN stares at the airlock.)
STEVEN: Yes, but not that way.
DOCTOR: (Sadly.) She didn't understand. She couldn't understand. She wanted to save our lives. And perhaps the lives of all the other beings of
the Solar System. I hope she's found her Perfection.
(He stares into space again.)
DOCTOR: Oh, how I shall always remember her... as one of the Daughters of the Gods. Yes, as one of the Daughters of the Gods!
4: EXT. SPACE
(The lifeless bodies of KATARINA and KIRKSEN float away into space. The young Trojan Handmaiden, many centuries and many miles from her birth, seems calm in
5: INT. KEMBEL. DALEK CITY. CONTROL ROOM
(TRANTIS, one of the delegates, impatient with not hearing any news, marches into the Control room and right up to the DALEK SUPREME.)
TRANTIS: (Mocking.) Dalek Supreme, You have failed to get back the Core of the Time Destructor.
(The eye-stalk of the DALEK SUPREME swiftly turns and stares at TRANTIS.)
DALEK SUPREME: We shall get it back.
TRANTIS: You show too much trust in Mavic Chen.
DALEK SUPREME: Mavic Chen is hungry for power. We have offered him more power than he has ever thought of. He will return to us the Taranium Core.
TRANTIS: Supposing he fails?
DALEK SUPREME: He will not. He has been given instructions.
TRANTIS: What instructions?
DALEK SUPREME: (Angrily.) It is not necessary for you to know.
TRANTIS: As representative of the largest of the outer galaxies, I have the right to know!
DALEK SUPREME: Representative Trantis, the Daleks will not fail and neither will any of its allies.
(TRANTIS retreats, step by step, as the DALEK SUPREME moves towards him.)
DALEK SUPREME: If anything tries to stop us we will destroy it.
(TRANTIS now looks uneasy as the DALEK SUPREME'S voice rises...)
DALEK SUPREME: Nothing will be allowed to stand in the way of our plan to conquer the Universe!
6: INT. SPAR SHIP
(Some time later, the DOCTOR is looking at the scanner.)
DOCTOR: Hmm, judging by the position of those planets, we shall land quite soon.
(He gives a quiet laugh.)
BRET VYON: Yes, and that's the problem. It won't be easy.
DOCTOR: Oh, haven't we sufficient power drive to land safely, hmm?
BRET VYON: Yes, but we can't land at the main landing area - remember, this is Chen's space vessel!
DOCTOR: Yes, you've got a point there. Where can we land, hmm?
(VYON points out a grid pattern on a computer screen, one finger tapping a particular mark.)
BRET VYON: An Experimental Plant - a little way out from Central City. I have a friend there who I think will help us.
7: INT. EARTH. GUARDIAN'S OFFICE
(In his sparse, functional but futuristic office, MAVIC CHEN'S curved desk separates him from his Security Chief, KARLTON. He resembles one of the Technix in
that he is perfectly bald and he has a pronounced limp. LIZAN is also standing in front of MAVIC CHEN'S desk with a sheaf of papers, while MAVIC CHEN himself
looks at a monitor. On the monitor revolves a three-dimensional identity projection of BRET VYON. )
MAVIC CHEN: So that's our traitor.
LIZAN: Yes - Bret Vyon. Bred on Mars, Colony Sixteen. Joined Space Security Service, 3990. Gained First Rank, 3995. Gained Second Rank, 3998.
MAVIC CHEN: (Pleased.) You have a good memory.
LIZAN: Thank you, Guardian.
(CHEN nods at the monitor.)
MAVIC CHEN: And he looks like that?
LIZAN: Exactly like that. How could he look otherwise? Guardian, have you no faith in computerised data?
MAVIC CHEN: Every faith. But this information is vital. The man is dangerous and must be caught. I would hate there to be any mistake...
LIZAN: (Soothing.) A mistake is impossible. Our computer network contains precise chemical details of every man, woman, and child within our Solar
MAVIC CHEN: There are forty billion people in the Solar System. Doesn't that provide some scope for error?
LIZAN: (Positive.) There is no scope for error.
(MAVIC CHEN thinks about it for a little while and then leans forward to address the two agents.)
MAVIC CHEN: Very well, have it sent out to all stations. Now, what about Gantry, the other traitor?
LIZAN: We're working on his Identity Projection now. It should be ready shortly.
KARLTON: Since Vyon is in command, I gave priority to his Projection.
MAVIC CHEN: Excellent!
(CHEN walks across his office.)
MAVIC CHEN: Excellent! Vyon and Gantry were the two who never reported in from the planet Kembel, am I right?
LIZAN: Yes, Guardian.
MAVIC CHEN: Then they are the two who took over my Spar. It's possible they may be in association with some other creatures. But we don't know... where
KARLTON: (Silkily.) When you catch Vyon and Gantry, you catch them, too.
(MAVIC CHEN turns and gazes at LIZAN.)
MAVIC CHEN: You've done well. I want all Space Security agents called back to Earth. If the traitors are not caught at the landing zone, then Central
City must be cordoned off until they are found.
(LIZAN turns to leave but MAVIC CHEN calls her back.)
MAVIC CHEN: And Lizan! They will be killed on sight. Give out the instruction.
LIZAN: Yes, Guardian.
(LIZAN leaves the office. MAVIC CHEN and KARLTON look at each other in satisfaction.)
MAVIC CHEN: I think that takes care of that. You know, Karlton, some of your agents are getting too good. We don't want to, er, spoil things for
ourselves at this stage.
KARLTON: They won't. I've already insisted that all future operations shall be cleared with me before they're begun.
(MAVIC CHEN stares at KARLTON with a stern face.)
MAVIC CHEN: If you'd done that in the first place, we wouldn't be in this spot.
KARLTON: (Defensively.) Cory's mission was one that he kept to himself. It was done without official sanction of any kind.
MAVIC CHEN: And you could hardly have stopped the others, after his distress signal. (Sardonically.) You must do better than that. I would hate to
have to lose you.
KARLTON: You know you can trust me!
(MAVIC CHEN looks away and a faint smile appears over KARLTON'S face.)
8: INT. SPAR SHIP
(BRET VYON looks worriedly over the controls.)
BRET VYON: Look, the drive force is very weak.
DOCTOR: But can we land?
BRET VYON: Yes, but I don't know what'll happen. The pull is too hard.
STEVEN: We can't crash now!
BRET VYON: I'm afraid I may not be able to help it.
STEVEN: Yes, well remember, Bret, we've got some valuable cargo on board.
BRET VYON: What, the Taranium?
STEVEN: (Smiling.) And the Doctor.
(The DOCTOR, behind them, has heard STEVEN'S last words.)
DOCTOR: Yes, I heard that! Now, don't concern yourselves over me. I can look after myself. The most important factor is this Taranium.
(BRET checks over the instruments.)
BRET VYON: That's it. Stand by!
(They clutch onto the console and the ship powers down as they touch down at the Experimental Station.)
9: INT. EARTH. GUARDIAN'S OFFICE
(MAVIC CHEN paces the room in impatience.)
MAVIC CHEN: Only because of the Taranium am I on the council!
KARLTON: (Calmly.) It will be returned.
MAVIC CHEN: (Hissing.) It's got to be!
(He walks across the room.)
MAVIC CHEN: I want that position, right beside the Daleks. I'll govern the Universe!
KARLTON: Surely Trantis will be first after the Daleks?
(MAVIC CHEN stops pacing and shouts dismissively.)
MAVIC CHEN: Trantis! Trantis! They don't like him. Agreed that his is the largest galaxy, but he's already demanding too much say in what goes on.
They'll want him out of the way... and I have a plan which may help them to achieve just that!
(His face takes on a contemplative look.)
MAVIC CHEN: Then it'll be me, Mavic Chen, who'll be next in line!
KARLTON: (Softly.) And I will be there, behind you.
MAVIC CHEN: Of course!
KARLTON: Of course.
(Something about KARLTON'S tone brings MAVIC CHEN'S attention to the present crisis.)
MAVIC CHEN: (Sharply.) Is your Special Force dealing with Bret Vyon?
KARLTON: Not completely. I thought it wiser to use some of the ordinary Security men.
MAVIC CHEN: Hmm, very good. We'll need your men next time. Who's in command?
(KARLTON gives MAVIC CHEN a significant look.)
(MAVIC CHEN'S face changes to one of absolute delight.)
MAVIC CHEN: Kingdom! Ruthless, hard, efficient! And, er, does exactly as ordered.
(A buzzer arouses them. KARLTON picks up a communications device on the desk. He presses it to his ear and listens for a moment.)
KARLTON: (Into communicator.) Ah ha! (He listens.) I see. (Listens.) Carry out Emergency Plan D.
(He places the communicator back.)
KARLTON: The traitors have arrived.
MAVIC CHEN: Good.
KARLTON: But not at the landing area.
(MAVIC CHEN'S pleased expression vanishes.)
MAVIC CHEN: What?
KARLTON: They have crash-landed at the Experimental Station.
10: EXT. EARTH. EXPERIMENTAL STATION. CORRIDOR
(The three fugitives are in the complex of the Experimental Station. BRET cautiously opens a door in the wall of a bland corridor and looks into the darkness
BRET VYON: No one here. We'll have to wait. Come on!
(They go into the room and close the door behind them. Just after they have gone, a Technic turns the corner and walks past the door.)
11: INT. EARTH. GUARDIAN'S OFFICE
(MAVIC CHEN waits alone for the next development, writing on some papers at his desk. Soon, KARLTON appears in the room and stands next to the doorway.)
KARLTON: Kingdom is here.
MAVIC CHEN: Good.
(He calls out in a hearty voice...)
MAVIC CHEN: Come in, Kingdom, come in!
(A young, beautiful, long-haired woman enters the room. She stands to attention in front of MAVIC CHEN. Her SSS uniform fits her like a glove and the long,
well-polished boots add to the trim figure. His face shows no trace of warmth or emotion.)
MAVIC CHEN: You know what's happened?
(SARA'S voice is clear and as cold as ice.)
SARA KINGDOM: Yes.
MAVIC CHEN: Do you know how many there are?
SARA KINGDOM: Three - Bret Vyon and two strangers. They look as though they could come from Earth, but are oddly dressed. None of them can leave the
MAVIC CHEN: Good.
SARA KINGDOM: They're in the main block. I'm going to capture them myself.
(She turns to leave.)
MAVIC CHEN: Before you do that...!
(CHEN gets up and walks round to her.)
MAVIC CHEN: There is something you have to know.
12: INT. EARTH. EXPERIMENTAL STATION. OFFICE
(The DOCTOR, BRET VYON and STEVEN wait in the empty office. It is futuristic and slightly luxurious in style. STEVEN is growing impatient.)
STEVEN: Look, where on earth is this Daxtar?
BRET VYON: He shouldn't be long.
DOCTOR: Well, I think we're wasting valuable time sitting around here waiting for this man, Baxtar or Daxtor or what... whatever he calls himself, hmm!
BRET VYON: Doctor, Daxtar's in a position to help us.
DOCTOR: Oh, but surely everyone must know that Chen's spaceship has crash-landed only a short distance away from here. There must be hundreds of people
looking for us! Ho!
BRET VYON: Doctor, there are very few people allowed near this place, it's a restricted area. Look, don't you understand that Chen will probably have
returned to Earth by this time. He'd have realised that I was on man on the planet Kembel. I expect we're wanted men by this time.
DOCTOR: But this is an experimental plant! There's no scientists, no staff, nobody! We might just as well have landed ourselves on an empty planet. What
on Earth is happening?
(He gives a short laugh.)
BRET VYON: Doctor, I don't know any more than you do.
DOCTOR: Has it occurred to you, by any chance, that we might have deliberately walked into an ambush? Mmm? Hmm!
STEVEN: What's the point in standing here just waiting to be caught?
BRET VYON: (Exasperated.) Because Daxtar is the only man who will believe our story.
DAXTAR: What story?
(The three turn to see a middle-aged man stood in the doorway.)
13: INT. EARTH. GUARDIAN'S OFFICE
(MAVIC CHEN finishes giving his instructions to SARA KINGDOM.)
MAVIC CHEN: So you will understand that it's absolutely essential that this emm of Taranium is returned to me.
SARA KINGDOM: Of course. Every precaution for its safety will be taken.
MAVIC CHEN: Good. See to it.
(SARA turns and marches from the room. KIRKSEN watches her go and turns back to CHEN.)
KARLTON: She actually believed you.
MAVIC CHEN: Of course.
KARLTON: I thought for a moment you were really going to tell her about the Daleks.
MAVIC CHEN: Oh come! We need that Taranium back, but we can't allow any more people to know the plan.
KARLTON: I was watching her all the time. She never doubted anything, even momentarily.
MAVIC CHEN: A good security agent. A heroic war cry to apparent peaceful ends is one of the greatest weapons a politician has.
14: INT. EARTH. EXPERIMENTAL STATION. OFFICE
(DAXTAR has been briefed over the situation.)
DAXTAR: (Incredulously.) Mavic Chen? The Daleks? I can't believe it!
BRET VYON: The Doctor saw it.
DOCTOR: Quite true. And then he gave a rather pompous speech of self-satisfaction and handed over the core of the Time Destructor to the Daleks.
STEVEN: Yes, they intend to capture or destroy the Solar System - and Chen is helping them.
DAXTAR: But why?
DOCTOR: A lust for more power than he already has - universal power!
DAXTAR: It's incredible!
STEVEN: Oh don't worry about its incredibility! We've got to do something to stop it.
DOCTOR: Yes, quite so. (To BRET.) So, whatever plans you have, it's essential that Steven and I return to the planet Kembel. I want to recover
something of unique value.
DAXTAR: (Worried.) You didn't leave the Taranium there?
STEVEN: No, no, the Doctor has it.
DAXTAR: Good. That gives us a little time.
(The DOCTOR starts to look worried.)
BRET VYON: Very little. We've got to move fast.
DAXTAR: Of course. We must get down to the security buildings at once. The planets must all be alerted. A combined task force must be sent off to Kembel
(DAXTAR is about to open the door.)
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) No!
(VYON turns and stares in annoyed astonishment at the DOCTOR, who stands erect, looking straight at DAXTAR.)
BRET VYON: What do you mean, Doctor? What are you playing at?
DOCTOR: I suggest you ask Daxtar what he is playing at.
DAXTAR: (Bewildered.) I don't understand. Look, this situation must be dealt with at once!
DOCTOR: What price is Mavic Chen paying you for your treachery, hmm?
BRET VYON: Treachery? I've know this man all my life. He's no traitor.
DOCTOR: Long acquaintance is no guarantee for honesty. Ask him! (His voice rising.) Ask him how he came to know that the core of their Time
Destructor was Taranium, hmm!
(VYON stares at DAXTAR who looks indignant.)
DAXTAR: (Shouts.) Don't be so ridiculous! One of you mentioned it when you were telling me. Why you, yourself, mentioned it when you said how
Chen handed the stuff over.
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) I did not, sir! How long have you been in this conspiracy?
DAXTAR: (Shouts.) What conspiracy?
DAXTAR: (Shouts.) You're making a stupid mistake!
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) There is you, and Chen, and how many of the others? Or what others are involved?
(A desperate DAXTAR turns to VYON for help.)
DAXTAR: Look, Bret. You've known me for many years. You know I wouldn't be mixed up in anything like this?
BRET VYON: (Coldly.) How did you know about the Taranium?
(DAXTAR points at the DOCTOR.)
DAXTAR: (Shouts.) He told me! For heaven's sake, you must have heard him.
(He looks at STEVEN.)
DAXTAR: You too!
BRET VYON: Traitor!
(He pulls his gun out. DAXTAR freezes with horror and then VYON fires. The blast catches DAXTAR and, with a scream, he falls. STEVEN and the DOCTOR look on,
DOCTOR: (Fuming.) You brainless idiot! How many times have I told you about taking lives?
(VYON looks at him as he returns his gun to the holster, unmoved.)
DOCTOR: We have other ways and means of dealing with evil doers.
BRET VYON: (Unmoved.) He deserved worse.
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Possibly! But now we shall never know whom we can trust!
15: INT. KEMBEL. DALEK CITY. CONTROL ROOM
(The Communications DALEK turns from the console and approaches the DALEK SUPREME. TRANTIS stands nearby and two other DALEKS are at their consoles.)
DALEK: A signal from the planet Earth.
DALEK SUPREME: Report.
DALEK: Mavic Chen has almost recaptured the Taranium Core and will be returning with it to land here in two Earth days.
DALEK SUPREME: Have the fugitives been exterminated?
DALEK: The report did not say. But it is believed that they come from the tenth galaxy under the leadership of Trantis.
(TRANTIS, hearing this, is furious and walks across the room to confront them.)
TRANTIS: That is not true. It is a plot by Mavic Chen to discredit me! He is jealous of my power in the outer galaxies.
DALEK SUPREME: We shall see. (To the DALEK.) Has the report been confirmed?
DALEK: No. It was a suspicion by the Earth people.
TRANTIS: It is Chen! He is trying to undermine the balance of the Galactic Council.
DALEK SUPREME: When Mavic Chen returns we shall discover the truth. By then, those who stole the Taranium will have been identified and exterminated!
16: INT. EARTH. EXPERIMENTAL STATION. OFFICE
(VYON has picked up DAXTAR'S body and hidden it in a corner. He returns to the DOCTOR and STEVEN.)
BRET VYON: I'm going to get into the security building and send out the warning myself.
DOCTOR: And how do you propose to do that?
STEVEN: Yes, we're probably being searched for now by other "friends" of Chen. I mean, Daxtar clearly knew about the disappearance of the
DOCTOR: Yes. Possibly, we filled in the story long before he gave himself away.
BRET VYON: I could try and bluff my way out.
(The DOCTOR looks at BRET dismissively.)
BRET VYON: Well, it's worth a try!
(There is silence from the DOCTOR.)
BRET VYON: Well, you haven't thought of a better idea.
DOCTOR: Yes, possible. If you hadn't killed Daxtar, of course, there wouldn't be any need to.
STEVEN: Of course there would. We wouldn't have been able to believe anything he said.
DOCTOR: Well, there's not much point in standing here discussing it any longer. We shall have to try out your scheme, though I very much doubt of any
sort of success that it might have.
(They turn to leave but before they leave, the door slides open and SARA KINGDOM walks in.)
BRET VYON: Sara!
SARA KINGDOM: (Icily calm.) Bret.
BRET VYON: You're just the person we need.
SARA KINGDOM: I doubt that.
(She pulls out her gun and covers each of the three men.)
SARA KINGDOM: Which of you has the Taranium?
(VYON takes a step forward, and SARA covers him.)
BRET VYON: (Shouts.) Run for it!
(STEVEN pushes SARA and he and the DOCTOR manage to run out of the room. However, BRET VYON isn't so lucky and he manages to get himself covered again with
SARA KINGDOM: (Icily.) Give me the Taranium!
BRET VYON: (Pleading.) Sara! Please listen...
SARA KINGDOM: (Firmly.) Give me the Taranium!
BRET VYON: (Shocked.) You too?
(He reaches for his gun but SARA fires and hits VYON who collapses on the floor. SARA crosses to the body and searches him for the core. She moves to the
door and into the corridor.)
17: INT. EARTH. EXPERIMENTAL STATION. CORRIDOR
SARA KINGDOM: (Shouts.) Borkar! Borkar, where are you?
(BORKAR, another security guard, comes running in from the other end of the corridor.)
SARA KINGDOM: The two fugitives have escaped. All exits to the main block are to be guarded.
(BORKAR points his gun at the body of BRET VYON who lies out of sight in the office.)
BORKAR: That's Bret Vyon!
SARA KINGDOM: Yes, he's dead. The others must be killed as well. They will be shot on sight...
(BORKAR runs off to obey the order. SARA calls after him.)
SARA KINGDOM: But aim for the head!
JOHN SCOTT MARTIN
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