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THE
SEA
DEVILS

BY
MALCOLM HULKE

EPISODE SIX


1: EXT. NAVAL BASE

(The DOCTOR, JO and CAPTAIN HART exit the main block and start to walk across the forecourt. The DOCTOR has retrieved his cloak.)

CAPTAIN HART: Doctor, do you think you're doing the right thing?
DOCTOR: I'm doing the only thing possible, Captain Hart, if we're to avoid a major conflict.
CAPTAIN HART: Suppose they won't listen to you?

(JO looks to one side and suddenly cries out...)

JO: Doctor!

(The DOCTOR spins round. Two SEA DEVILS run round a corner and one of them aims its gun at the three people. The DOCTOR jumps forward, karate chops the weapon out of its hand and spins the creature round, pushing it against a wall. He then throws it to the ground and elbow jabs the second SEA DEVIL in its stomach before knocking it to the ground with a double-fisted punch.)

DOCTOR: Alright, Captain Hart, get these two out of here.

(He fails to see a third SEA DEVIL running up behind him.)

JO: Doctor, look out!

(Before he can react, the SEA DEVIL grips his neck in a paralysing nerve hold. The DOCTOR quickly succumbs and is thrown at the feet of JO and CAPTAIN HART. More SEA DEVIL'S run up, their weapons raised to fire, but the MASTER is with them and he forces his way through the group to prevent them shooting.)

MASTER: No! Take them inside.

(JO and CAPTAIN HART pick up the groggy but recovering DOCTOR and head back towards the main block, escorted by two of the SEA DEVILS. Left behind with the others, the MASTER watches them go.)

MASTER: Dear, oh dear, Doctor - will you never learn?

(The small group reaches the block.)


2: EXT. ANOTHER PART OF THE NAVAL BASE

(Elsewhere in the base, an officer and ratings, their hands behind their head in surrender, are forced by a group of armed SEA DEVILS into another block and the door is shut behind them.)


3: INT. NAVAL BASE. CORRIDOR

(Guarded by three SEA DEVILS, the DOCTOR waits in the corridor outside HART'S office. The MASTER walks along the corridor escorted by a fourth of the reptiles.)

MASTER: Now, Doctor, for your information, the capture of this naval base is the first step in the return of this planet to its rightful owners. Right, bring him in, will you?

(The MASTER enters HART'S office and the DOCTOR is taken in after him by the SEA DEVIL guards.)


4: INT. NAVAL BASE. CAPTAIN HART'S OFFICE

DOCTOR: How do you hope to achieve that?

(The MASTER stands behind HART'S desk.)

MASTER: As you know, our friends here have underground and underwater bases all over the world. Well, I propose to reactivate them.
DOCTOR: Well you haven't reactivated them yet, have you?
MASTER: Er, not yet, no. But I can - with your help.
DOCTOR: I wondered why I was still alive.
MASTER: I advise you not to give me any trouble, Doctor. Not if you value the life of every man on this base.


5: INT. NAVAL BASE. RADIO ROOM

(JO, HART and WALKER have been locked in the radio room. HART picks up a set of headphones, turns a switch and listens.)

CAPTAIN HART: (Angrily.) It's no good! They've cut the power supply!

(He throws the headphones down. JO has been listening at the door to HART'S office.)

JO: Shh! (Whispers.) Look, there's still some of them in there.
WALKER: (Pompously.) This is monstrous! What are you going to do about it, Captain?

(HART ignores him. JO starts to look round the room and points to hatch in the ceiling.)

JO: (Whispers.) Captain Hart, what about this?

(HART joins her and looks up at it.)

CAPTAIN HART: (Quietly.) Yes, we should be able to open it. But I could never get through the ventilation shaft up there.
JO: (Whispers.) No, but I could.

(HART looks round the room. He points to a table with a couple of pieces of electronic equipment on it.)

CAPTAIN HART: (Quietly.) The table.
JO: (Whispers.) Right.

(They cross to the table and HART takes one of the pieces of equipment and puts it on the floor...)

CAPTAIN HART: (Quietly.) Here.

(...followed by the other which he takes from JO. WALKER loses his pompous demeanour and instead displays his cowardly streak.)

WALKER: What...what are you doing?

(HART and JO start to carry the table across the room and place it under the hatch.)

CAPTAIN HART: We're going to put this table underneath that ventilation hatch and try to open it.
WALKER: (Scared.) Yeah, but...supposing you get caught? They might take reprisals against the innocent!

(HART climbs on the table and examines the hatch.)

CAPTAIN HART: A screwdriver. Jo, over there - on the bench somewhere.
JO: Right.

(She runs to the main radio bench and starts to look over it.)

WALKER: (Panicking.) Don't you think we ought to leave these things to the Doctor? He said we ought to cooperate with them, you know?

(HART ignores the politician.)

CAPTAIN HART: (To JO.) Tool kit! Underneath! Underneath the bench!

(JO starts to rummage in the equipment under the bench and quickly finds the toolkit and the screwdriver within.)

WALKER: (To JO.) Look, he's, er, he's not going to try and trick them, is he?
JO: Shh!

(She hands the tool to HART...)

CAPTAIN HART: That's it.

(...who starts to unscrew the hatch.)

WALKER: (Panicking.) This could have the most dreadful consequences! He...he...he made them a promise, you know?
CAPTAIN HART: Yes, in order to save our lives! Now do you mind?


6: INT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(The MASTER has gone with the DOCTOR to the stores room that he raided on his previous visit to the base. He nods to their SEA DEVIL escort and shows him outside the room. He then turns to a relaxed DOCTOR who leans nonchalantly on the counter.)

MASTER: Now then, Doctor, my problem is this: during millions of years of hibernation, the reactivation machinery has deteriorated. I now find it necessary to build a trigger mechanism for it.
DOCTOR: And how do you hope to do that?
MASTER: Well, by constructing a sonar device analogous to the laser. With this, I can not only pinpoint and revive the base by the sea fort, but every other base in the world.
DOCTOR: And you've convinced your reptilian friends that this will work?
MASTER: You know it'll work - with your cooperation.

(He gestures round the packed shelves.)

MASTER: All the equipment we need is here.
DOCTOR: Yes. Yes, I suppose it's possible.
MASTER: I've drawn up some preliminary plans here.

(The MASTER opens some blueprints and spreads them over the counter.)

MASTER: There.

(The DOCTOR looks over them and smiles.)

DOCTOR: Good grief! What on earth do you think you're doing?
MASTER: Now what is the matter?
DOCTOR: Well, this circuit here - it's completely misplaced. And also you'll need far more power through to your main dipode. Give me a pencil, will you?

(The MASTER hands the pencil over.)

MASTER: Ah.
DOCTOR: Thank you.
MASTER: And you think you can correct this fault?
DOCTOR: Yes, I think so - given time. Now then, let's see.

(He starts to scribble on the blueprints as the MASTER smiles with satisfaction.)


7: INT. NAVAL BASE. RADIO ROOM

(WALKER is getting more nervous as HART completes his task...)

WALKER: Are you...are you really going to let a...a mere child risk her life?
CAPTAIN HART: (Sarcastically.) Well I could never get through that ventilation shaft! Would you like to try?

(WALKER looks aghast.)

CAPTAIN HART: Come on, Jo.

(He helps JO onto the table.)

CAPTAIN HART: Now, once you're through the shaft, there's a hatch that comes out on to the roof of this building.
JO: Okay.
CAPTAIN HART: Are you ready?

(He lifts her up.)

CAPTAIN HART: Huh! That's it.

(JO climbs into the shaft.)


8: INT. NAVAL BASE. VENTILATION SHAFT

(She edges through the shaft.)


9: EXT. NAVAL BASE. ROOF OF MAIN BLOCK

(Reaching grille, she knocks it down and climbs out of the shaft. She checks that there is no one around and, walking past a radar tower, starts to climb down a fixed ladder stair to the ground. After she has gone, two patrolling SEA DEVILS steps into view.)


10: EXT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(JO finds the stores room and looks through the frosted glass window.)


11: INT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(Within, the MASTER works at the trigger mechanism. It is a hastily constructed and crude affair of various components and wires built within what appears to be the frame of an old chair. The DOCTOR appears from the back room of the stores with a cardboard box of more parts. He spots JO closing the window. He returns to the counter with the box, makes a play of searching through it and heads for the back of the stores again. The MASTER sees this...)

MASTER: Doctor?
DOCTOR: Oh, I need a polarising condenser.
MASTER: Oh, allow me.
DOCTOR: Oh, thank you.

(The MASTER moves into the back room. JO re-opens the window.)

JO: (Whispers.) Come on, Doctor! Hurry!

(The DOCTOR checks that the MASTER is out of the way.)

JO: (Whispers.) Come on!

(The DOCTOR runs to the window.)


12: EXT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

DOCTOR: (Quietly.) Now Jo, listen to me. In a few minutes time, I'm going to create a diversion. Now, as soon as it starts, you try and get Hart and the others out.
JO: (Whispers.) But what about the guards?
DOCTOR: (Quietly.) Don't worry about the guards. You leave them to me. Now, you hurry back there and wait for the off.
JO: (Whispers.) Okay.

(She moves off.)


13: INT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(The DOCTOR pulls the window to and dashes back to the counter before he is spotted.)


14: EXT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(Outside, JO tries to run back the way she came but, as she reaches the corner, she turns and runs quickly in the other direction - just before two patrolling SEA DEVILS march round the corner. They fail to spot her.)


15: INT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(The DOCTOR and the MASTER finish their work on the trigger mechanism.)

DOCTOR: All right?

(He takes a lead and plugs it into the wall socket.)


16: INT. NAVAL BASE. CORRIDOR

(JO has made it back to the main block. She quietly tiptoes down the corridor to HART'S office. Glancing within, she spots a SEA DEVIL guard. She waits in the corridor out of view.)


17: INT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(The door to the stores opens and a SEA DEVIL enters. It watches the DOCTOR and the MASTER as they step back from their completed work.)

MASTER: Well, Doctor?
DOCTOR: How about a little test?

(The MASTER nods with satisfaction.)

DOCTOR: Right, here goes.

(The DOCTOR turns a dial on a part of the machinery. All at once, a valve on the mechanism lights up and a screeching signal is emitted which causes the watching SEA DEVIL to clutch its head in pain and stagger in agony on the spot.)


18: INT. NAVAL BASE. CAPTAIN HART'S OFFICE

(The effect on the SEA DEVIL in HART'S office is the same...)


19: INT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(...as the signal continues to pulse out.)


20: INT. NAVAL BASE. CAPTAIN HART'S OFFICE

(JO uses the diversion to run in from the corridor and unlock the door to the radio room. HART rushes out.)

CAPTAIN HART: What the blazes?!
JO: The Doctor's doing it - now come on!

(They rush off. The cowardly WALKER hesitates and loses his nerve when the reptile staggers into his path. The politician retreats back into the radio room and pulls the door to.)


21: INT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(The signal continues...)


22: EXT. NAVAL BASE

(Outside the main block, two SEA DEVIL'S writhe in agony. HART and JO run past them and come across a fallen sailor. HART grabs his rifle.)

CAPTAIN HART: We must find the Hovercraft pilots.
JO: Yes, alright. ___. Come on!

(She runs off and HART follows.)


23: INT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(The signal continues...)


24: EXT. BEACH

(JO and HART reach an empty waiting hovercraft. JO climbs on board while HART shoots at five distantly approaching SEA DEVILS that stagger through their agony in an effort to try and stop them.)


25: INT. HOVERCRAFT

(JO climbs into the pilot seat of the hovercraft.)


26: EXT. BEACH

(HART climbs in after her.)


27: INT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(The signal continues...)


28: EXT. BEACH

(From the open doorway of the hovercraft, HART watches the approaching SEA DEVILS. They attempt to fire at the escapees but they cannot focus clearly on the vessel. As the hovercraft powers up, HART is able to easily pick off the SEA DEVILS with his rifle. The hovercraft rises and turns into the sea.)


29: INT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(The signal continues...)


30: EXT. SEA

(The hovercraft races through the waters.)


31: INT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

MASTER: Switch the power off!

(He pushes past a grinning DOCTOR and rushes to the wall socket, pulling the plug out. Immediately, the signal dies down and the SEA DEVIL stops writhing.)

MASTER: What happened?
DOCTOR: Well, I must have had the frequency too high. Er, sorry about that.

(He looks over the trigger mechanism.)

DOCTOR: Ah, no, I see what it is. I had the output jack in the input socket.

(He swaps the two leads round.)

DOCTOR: There...yeah, there that should work all right now.
MASTER: We shan't know for sure till we get it back to their base and built it into their power system.
DOCTOR: We?
MASTER: Yes, Doctor. You're coming with me.
DOCTOR: Oh, I see.

(The two to the stores bursts open and the CHIEF SEA DEVIL enters together with three of his minions.)

CHIEF SEA DEVIL: This noise - what has been happening?
MASTER: Teething troubles - that's all.
CHIEF SEA DEVIL: It must not happen again. Is the work completed?
MASTER: Yes, I've now finished.
CHIEF SEA DEVIL: Then we shall return to our base.

(The CHIEF SEA DEVIL looks at the DOCTOR.)

CHIEF SEA DEVIL: Do you want him killed now?
MASTER: No...he might yet prove useful. (To the DOCTOR.) Well, Doctor? Shall we go?
DOCTOR: If you insist.

(The MASTER takes hold of the trigger mechanism and leaves the stores, following the CHIEF SEA DEVIL. The DOCTOR puts on his cloak for the journey.)


32: INT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(Outside the stores, the CHIEF SEA DEVIL hears and quickly sees the returning hovercraft approaching the beach from the sea.)

CHIEF SEA DEVIL: Guard them.

(The MASTER and the DOCTOR are pushed back into the stores room by a SEA DEVIL.)

CHIEF SEA DEVIL: Keep them safe. I must alert the others.

(It hurries away.)


33: EXT. BEACH

(The hovercraft beaches on the shingle. The door opens and a squad of helmeted, armed sailors leap out, led by HART, firing as they go. They race up the beach and through the fence into the naval base.)


34: EXT. NAVAL BASE

(Their sheer numbers are too much for the SEA DEVILS who are cut down in rapid succession. HART waves his sailors on into the compound of the base. There, one of the first sailors is quickly cut down by a SEA DEVIL in hiding round a corner but the dead man's comrades quickly return the fire, cutting down the reptile.)


35: EXT. BEACH

(More sailors pour out of the hovercraft, with JO the last to leave.)


36: EXT. NAVAL BASE

(Within the base, the battle continues. A SEA DEVIL on a roof shoots a sailor down but returned fire from another topples the reptile and it falls from the roof with a cry. More SEA DEVILS run into the fray, firing as they go.)


37: EXT. BEACH

(The hovercraft, with one sailor on board, leaves the beach.)


38: EXT. NAVAL BASE

(The battle continues. One by one, the SEA DEVILS are killed.)


39: INT. NAVAL BASE. STORES ROOM

(The DOCTOR and the MASTER hear the sounds of battle from within the stores room.)

DOCTOR: Well, it seems as if things aren't quite going according to plan.

(An impatient MASTER turns on their SEA DEVIL guard.)

MASTER: Look, we must break out of here! I've got to get this device down to your base.
NAVAL OFFICER: (OOV: Outside store room.) Myers, check that storeroom!

(The SEA DEVIL, hearing this, pushes the MASTER out of the way and waits behind the door as it opens to admit a bearded C.P.O. MYERS. He enters.)

C.P.O. MYERS: Looks all right.
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Look out behind you!

(MYERS spins round and pumps five bullets into the SEA DEVIL before it can fire at him. The creature flinches with each bullet and then falls.)

C.P.O. MYERS: Will one of you gentlemen be the Doctor?
DOCTOR: Yes, I am.

(He points at the MASTER.)

DOCTOR: This man's an extremely dangerous criminal, so guard him well. Now, have you seen Captain Hart and Miss Grant?
C.P.O. MYERS: I'm not sure, sir.
DOCTOR: Right, I'd better go and find them.

(He makes for the door.)

C.P.O. MYERS: Right, I'll stay with this bloke.
DOCTOR: Yeah, do that - and watch him!

(He leaves and MYERS levels his rifle at the MASTER. The renegade Time Lord waits a moment and then speaks quietly...)

MASTER: There's been a misunderstanding here, you know?

(MYERS cocks his rifle. The MASTER quietly shakes his head and steps forward, staring intently at the C.P.O.)

MASTER: I'm not the man that you want.

(He moves closer.)

MASTER: There's been a mistake...

(MYER'S struggles against the hypnotic stare.)

MASTER: You understand...?

(The MASTER moves the rifle barrel out of the way with a gloved hand.)

MASTER: A mistake...

(MYERS drops the rifle and the MASTER chops him down to the ground.)

MASTER: A mistake!


40: EXT. NAVAL BASE

(With the noise of battle all round them, HART and two sailors reach a gun emplacement. They sit within it and swing it round to face a group of approaching SEA DEVILS. They fire shell after shell into the reptiles, killing them off one by one. The DOCTOR runs up to the emplacement.)

DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Have you seen Jo Grant anywhere?
CAPTAIN HART: (Shouts.) She's on the beach.

(The DOCTOR moves off as HART fires more shells and kills the final SEA DEVIL.)


41: EXT. ANOTHER PART OF THE NAVAL BASE

(The DOCTOR runs round a corner and sees the MASTER, trigger mechanism in hand, running through a gate of the perimeter fence and onto the beach. He follows.)


42: EXT. BEACH

(The MASTER runs down the beach towards two orange sea scooters. He places the trigger mechanism into the back of one of them and then pulls it into the water. The DOCTOR runs towards him as he starts the machine up and heads out to sea. The DOCTOR pulls the second scooter into the water and gives chase. Back on the beach, the SEA DEVILS who have survived the battle escape the base and plunge into the water in retreat.)


43: EXT. SEA

(The DOCTOR keeps close behind the MASTER in their respective sea scooters. The waters out at sea are made fairly choppy by the machines and the DOCTOR'S scooter constantly rides on the waves created by the MASTER. Several times, he is doused by the waters which overlap him but manages to keep up.)


44: EXT. BEACH

(The MASTER drives his scooter onto a deserted shoreline. The DOCTOR moves in next to him and jumps off his machine to apprehend him. The MASTER waits with a smile on his face.)

MASTER: I'm sorry, Doctor.

(He points further up the shore. A drenched DOCTOR looks and sees a waiting SEA DEVIL transport pod and several of the reptiles running into view. The MASTER laughs as the SEA DEVILS await their "guests".)


45: INT. NAVAL BASE. CAPTAIN HART'S OFFICE

(Back at the base, things are returning to normal. WALKER is still shaken by his experience and barely keeping his nerve.)

WALKER: Now, perhaps you'll admit I was right all along? Massive nuclear strike - it's the only way.
JO: (Appalled.) But not until we know what's happened to the Doctor!

(BLYTHE enters the room and goes up to CAPTAIN HART.)

3RD OFFICER JANE BLYTHE: Excuse me, sir. I've just seen Lieutenant Scott. He said he saw the Doctor heading out to sea.
WALKER: (Laughs.) Gone to join his friends! Gone over to the other side!
3RD OFFICER JANE BLYTHE: (To HART.) He seemed to be chasing another boat.
JO: He must have been after the Master.
WALKER: Well, be that as it may, they'll both have to take their chances.

(He sits at HART'S desk.)

WALKER: I'm going to put an end to these creatures - right away. Kindly get me the Minister on the phone. I'm going to request that we launch a nuclear strike - now.

(JO looks in horror at HART.)


46: INT. SEA DEVIL'S BASE. MAIN CHAMBER

(A dried off DOCTOR and MASTER are in the main chamber of the SEA DEVIL'S base. The trigger mechanism has been connected to a large table-like power unit and the two are making final modifications.)

CHIEF SEA DEVIL: We ___ back from the human's base. Many of my people have been killed.

(The MASTER crosses to the CHIEF.)

MASTER: It was a necessary sacrifice.
CHIEF SEA DEVIL: You said man was weak.
MASTER: So he is. Soon you will surge from the seas in your millions and exterminate him.

(The DOCTOR turns from his work.)

DOCTOR: Don't listen to him. Why begin a long and bloody war where thousands will be killed on both sides?
CHIEF SEA DEVIL: We shall destroy man and reclaim the planet.
DOCTOR: Is there nothing I can say to make you reconsider?
CHIEF SEA DEVIL: Nothing!

(The DOCTOR sighs.)

DOCTOR: (Quietly.) I'm sorry.

(He turns to the machine and, unseen, turns a large metal switch on top.)

CHIEF SEA DEVIL: Is the machine ready?
MASTER: It is.
CHIEF SEA DEVIL: Then activate it.

(The MASTER walks back to the trigger mechanism.)

MASTER: Allow me, Doctor. We don't want any accidents this time.
DOCTOR: The power may take some time to build up, you know?

(The MASTER switches it on. The sound of rising power is faintly heard, building up slowly. The MASTER points at the DOCTOR.)

MASTER: I suggest you now dispose of this man!
CHIEF SEA DEVIL: Take them both to the cages!

(A shocked MASTER is immediately seized by two SEA DEVILS.)

MASTER: What's the meaning of this? I'm your ally!
CHIEF SEA DEVIL: Both I say! Take them!

(A smiling DOCTOR, also held, and the MASTER are led away, the latter screaming as he goes...)

MASTER: I helped you! I helped you!


47: EXT. SEA

(Once again naval ships start to congregate on the area. They are joined by a submarine.)


48: INT. SEA DEVIL'S BASE. HALLWAY

(The DOCTOR and the MASTER are led by SEA DEVIL guards to the cell previously occupied by the submarine officers.)

MASTER: Look, I demand you take me back to your chief! Immediately!
DOCTOR: (Amused.) You seem to be losing your touch!


49: INT. SEA DEVIL'S BASE. CELL

(The MASTER is pushed in and sits on the floor. The DOCTOR follows and the door is closed.)

MASTER: Once they see that the device works properly, they'll release me.
DOCTOR: I very much doubt it. You see, before you reactivated it, I reversed the polarity of the neutron flow.

(The MASTER looks stunned. They hear the rising power around them.)

MASTER: You did what? You realise what will happen?
DOCTOR: Oh, yes. Do you?
MASTER: Well there'll be a massive reverse feedback into their whole power system!
DOCTOR: Exactly.

(He checks his watch.)

DOCTOR: In about, erm, ten minutes from now the whole place should go up. Enjoy your revenge.

(He smiles as the MASTER rushes to the porthole window...)


50: INT. SEA DEVIL'S BASE. HALLWAY

(...and looks out.)

MASTER: Guards! Guards, come back! You must release me! I must talk to your chief!

(The hallway is deserted. The only sound is that of the power for the trigger mechanism starting to race away.)

MASTER: Let me out! We're all in danger! Let me out!


51: INT. SEA DEVIL'S BASE. CELL

DOCTOR: You're wasting your time, you know?

(The MASTER slumps to the floor.)

DOCTOR: Even if they heard you, they couldn't do anything about it.
MASTER: Why?
DOCTOR: Well, I built a self-destruct mechanism into the main control switch. You can't turn it off.
MASTER: (Shocked.) But...but we'll both be killed.

(The DOCTOR smiles and winks.)

DOCTOR: That's right. Unless we can both escape.


52: INT. NAVAL BASE. RADIO ROOM

(BOWMAN turns from his equipment. He is watched by JO, HART, BLYTHE and WALKER. The latter has recovered his full confidence and arrogance.)

LDG. TELEGRAPHIST BOWMAN: Ship's moving into position now, sir.
WALKER: Very well. This time we'll continue the attack until those creatures are finally destroyed. Now, how about some tea?

(He moves off into HART'S office with a smile. JO starts to become tearful.)


53: INT. SEA DEVIL'S BASE. CELL

(The DOCTOR uses his sonic screwdriver on the lock of the cell. It explodes and the door opens.)

DOCTOR: You see? Come on.

(They crouch through the door and out.)


54: INT. SEA DEVIL'S BASE. HALLWAY

(They cross the discarded equipment from the submarine, including two escape suits.)

DOCTOR: Well, as I told you. Submarine escape equipment. Now, all we've got to do is find the airlock.
MASTER: Airlock?
DOCTOR: Yes, there must be one around here somewhere. Otherwise how else did we get down in those capsules?

(He passes him an escape suit.)

DOCTOR: Here you are, put this on.


55: INT. NAVAL BASE. CAPTAIN HART'S OFFICE

(HART plots movements on his chart as BLYTHE enters with a lunch tray for WALKER.)

WALKER: Ah, thank you, my dear.

(He examines the sandwiches.)

WALKER: Ah ha! Smoked salmon... (He laughs.) Delicious!

(He starts to eat. HART opens the door to the radio room and enters.)


56: INT. NAVAL BASE. RADIO ROOM

(JO is in there with BOWMAN. She looks up hopefully.)

CAPTAIN HART: Won't be long now.
JO: Suppose the Doctor manages to escape from that place?
CAPTAIN HART: Not much chance, I'm afraid.
JO: Yes, but just suppose?

(HART considers and then speaks urgently to BOWMAN.)

CAPTAIN HART: Get a high speed hovercraft over that area. I want a complete sweep before the attack.
LDG. TELEGRAPHIST BOWMAN: Aye aye, sir.


57: EXT. SEA

(The DOCTOR and the MASTER have managed to escape and float on the surface of the sea in their inflatable suits. A hovercraft approaches. The DOCTOR and the MASTER unzip their suits and start to wave to attract attention as the vessel gets nearer. It slows down and a sailor climbs down the rim to help the two men up.)


58: INT. HOVERCRAFT

(The pilot watches...)


59: EXT. SEA

(...as first the MASTER is hauled aboard.)


60: INT. HOVERCRAFT

(The pilot grows impatient as the deadline for the attack nears.)


61: EXT. SEA

(With the MASTER on board, the DOCTOR is then helped up.)


62: INT. SEA DEVIL'S BASE. MAIN CHAMBER

(As the SEA DEVILS watch, the pulses from the trigger mechanism grow in power. The CHIEF SEA DEVIL enters the chamber and crosses to the device.)

CHIEF SEA DEVIL: This device is causing the power to overload.

(He reaches out to switch it off but there is a small explosion from within.)


63: INT. HOVERCRAFT

(Still in their escape suits, the DOCTOR and the MASTER are shown to chairs but the MASTER suddenly clutches his chest and falls to the floor. A sailor starts to assist him but he and the DOCTOR are diverted by a massive explosion outside.)


64: EXT. SEA

(The waters of the sea are thrown upwards by the force. Watching through the window, the DOCTOR has to shield his eyes from the force of the explosion.)


65: INT. NAVAL BASE. RADIO ROOM

(WALKER and BLYTHE have returned to the radio room. BOWMAN takes his headphones off.)

LDG. TELEGRAPHIST BOWMAN: Large underwater explosion reported, sir.

(JANE sees JO'S reaction and puts her arm around her shoulders.)

WALKER: What? Has the attack started already?
LDG. TELEGRAPHIST BOWMAN: No sir - before the attack. And they've picked up two survivors. One of them's in a bad way. They've radioed for an ambulance to stand by.
JO: (Nervously.) Did they...did they say who?
LDG. TELEGRAPHIST BOWMAN: No, Miss.

(She suppresses her tears.)


66: EXT. BEACH

(The hovercraft reaches the shore at the same time as a naval ambulance, its siren screeching. The door to the hovercraft opens and an escape-suited DOCTOR steps out. A delighted JO and HART run to meet him as the two ambulance men run into the hovercraft with a stretcher.)

JO: They said someone was hurt?
DOCTOR: It's the Master. He collapsed soon after they picked us up.
CAPTAIN HART: Well then, Doctor, what happened?
DOCTOR: I managed to destroy their base for you.
CAPTAIN HART: Thank goodness. Well done!
DOCTOR: Well, I did what I had to to prevent a war.

(The ambulance men come out with the MASTER lying still on the stretcher. They reach HART, JO and the DOCTOR.)

JO: He's dead.
AMBULANCE MAN: We were too late. The doctor in the hovercraft said so.
DOCTOR: (Puzzled.) Doctor? What doctor?

(He reaches down and peels the face of the "MASTER" back. Underneath it is a hypnotised sailor.)

SAILOR: I must obey...I must obey...

(They suddenly hear the sound of the hovercraft starting up.)

SAILOR: I must obey...I must obey...

(They see the MASTER in the pilot's seat. He smiles and gives a wave.)

SAILOR: I must obey... I must obey...

(The DOCTOR gives a slight smile as he watches the hovercraft turn into the sea and escape.)

SAILOR: I must obey...I must obey...


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Doctor Who
JON PERTWEE

Master
ROGER DELGADO

Jo Grant
KATY MANNING

Captain Hart
EDWIN RICHFIELD

Walker
MARTIN BODDEY

C.P.O. Myers
JOHN CAESAR

3rd Officer Jane Blythe
JUNE MURPHY

Ldg. Telegraphist Bowman
ALEC WALLIS

Chief Sea Devil
PETER FORBES-ROBERTSON

Sea Devil
PAT GORMAN

The BBC wish to acknowledge
the help given to them by the
Royal Navy in the making
of this programme.

Title Music by
RON GRAINER
and BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Incidental Music by
MALCOLM CLARKE
BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Special Sounds by
BRIAN HODGSON

Film Cameraman
PETER SARGENT

Film Editor
MARTYN DAY

Visual Effects
PETER DAY

Action by
HAVOC

Costumes
MAGGIE FLETCHER

Make-up
SYLVIA JAMES

Studio Lighting
MIKE JEFFERIES

Sound
TONY MILLIER
COLIN DIXON

Script Editor
TERRANCE DICKS

Designer
TONY SNOADEN

Producer
BARRY LETTS

Directed by
MICHAEL BRIANT

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