1. INT. LOUNGE ROOM. NIGHT.
(PARKES AND ACE ARE
SITTING AT THE DINNER
TABLE STILL AWAITING THE
PARKES IS HOLDING A DECK
OF CARDS, AND HE IS TRYING
TO TEACH ACE THE CARD GAME
ACE IS CLEARLY NOT
INTERESTED IN THE GAME, AS
SHE IS WORRIED ABOUT THE
WHEREABOUTS OF THE DOCTOR.)
PARKES : Now you see dear girl, you
can place a red seven on a black
eight. Then you turn over the card
underneath. (HE TURNS OVER A CARD)
ACE : How long has the Doctor been
gone now, Alex?
PARKES : Sorry? Oh, the Doctor! Well,
let me see. (TAKES OUT WATCH FROM TOP
POCKET) He's been out well over an
hour now. I hope he hasn't got into
ACE : So do I.
PARKES : I remember when he was here
(PARKES IS CUT OFF AS
THERE IS A LOUD KNOCKING
AT THE FRONT DOOR.
PARKES AND ACE RISE FROM
THE DINNER TABLE, AND
RUSH OUT INTO THE HALLWAY.)
2. INT. HALLWAY. NIGHT.
(ACE MOVES OVER TO THE
DOOR AND UNLOCKS IT.
THE DOCTOR CHARGES IN
AND SLAMS THE DOOR BEHIND
HIM. HE STANDS PANTING
WITH HIS BACK RESTING
AGAINST THE DOOR. HIS
CLOTHES ARE COVERED
WITH DIRT, AND HIS
HANDS ARE BLOOD STAINED.)
ACE : You're back Prof (ACE NOTICES
THE BLOOD ON THE DOCTOR'S HANDS.)
Gordon Bennet, Professor! What
(THE DOCTOR, STILL OUT OF
BREATH, SHAKES HIS HEAD
AND DOES NOT ANSWER.)
PARKES : Mercy me, old boy. What the
devil happened out there? Are you
(THE DOCTOR PUSHES HIS
WAY PAST THEM AND MOVES
INTO THE LOUNGE ROOM.)
3. INT. LOUNGE ROOM. NIGHT.
(THE DOCTOR LOOKS
FRANTICALLY AROUND THE
ROOM FOR SOMETHING TO
WIPE HIS HANDS ON.
ACE AND PARKES FOLLOW
HIM INTO THE ROOM.)
ACE : Doctor, what's wrong? What's
PARKES : You're not injured are you,
(THE DOCTOR SHAKES HIS
HEAD VIGOROUSLY AND
STILL REFUSES TO ANSWER.
HE SPOTS THE KITCHEN
DOOR AND HEADS FOR IT.)
4. INT. KITCHEN. NIGHT.
(THE KITCHEN IS SMALL
AND ONLY CONTAINS THE
ESSENTIALS. THERE IS A
SINK ON A FAR WALL, AND
A SMALL TABLE IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE ROOM.
THE DOCTOR MOVES OVER
TO THE SINK, AND BEGINS
TO WASH THE BLOOD FROM
ACE AND PARKES ALSO ENTER
PARKES : Come on, Doctor. You can tell
us. It's rather obvious that
something has happened. We're your
friends, please tell us.
ACE : Wicked, Professor. Fill us in.
Did you get in a fight? Hate to see
the other guy
(ACE STOPS AS THE DOCTOR
SWINGS AROUND FROM THE
SINK TO FACE THEM. HIS
FACE FILLED WITH ANGER.)
THE DOCTOR : Quiet! Don't you see! I
wasn't in a fight. I told you II had
something to take care of, and I'm
doing just that. It doesn't concern
you two. It's better if you both just
keep out of it. It's my problem, and
I have to solve it.
ACE : But, Professor?
THE DOCTOR : No, Ace! I don't want to
talk about it any more.
PARKES : Look, old chap, couldn't
THE DOCTOR : No I couldn't. I don't
need your advice Parkes, and I don't
need your help. Everything is under
control, it will just take me a bit
longer than I first thought to fix
this whole mess. Now if you don't
mind, I'd like to go to bed. I'm
(THE DOCTOR PUSHES PAST
PARKES AND ACE AND EXITS
ACE : I don't believe it. I've never
seen him like this before.
(ACE AND PARKES EXIT THE
5. INT. HALLWAY. NIGHT.
(THE DOCTOR SLOWLY
CLIMBS THE STAIRS
TO HIS ROOM, AS ACE
AND PARKES ENTER FROM
THE LOUNGE ROOM.)
ACE : Doctor, can't we help?
(THE DOCTOR SHAKES HIS
HEAD AND CONTINUES TO
SLOWLY WALK UP THE STAIRS.)
THE DOCTOR : Not now, Ace. I'm tired.
Why don't we all get a good nights'
sleep. Everything will be clearer in
(THE DOCTOR REACHES HIS
BEDROOM DOOR, AND OPENS
IT. HE PAUSES FOR A MOMENT,
THEN CONTINUES INSIDE. HE
CLOSES THE DOOR AND THE
FAINT GLOW OF A LIGHT IS
SEEN UNDER THE DOOR.
PARKES AND ACE STAND AT
THE FOOT OF THE STAIRS
LOOKING AT THE DOCTOR'S
PARKES : He seems to have a lot on his
ACE : He's had a lot on his mind many
times before, but he's never acted in
this way. It's out of character.
PARKES : He's a mystery man from
another time, another place.
ACE : What could have affected him so
PARKES : Only time will tell, Miss
Ace. But for now, we might as well do
as he suggested. A good nights' sleep
will do us all good.
(THE LIGHT UNDER THE
DOCTOR'S DOOR GOES OUT.
SEEING THIS, ACE BEGINS
TO WALK UP THE STAIRS.
PARKES FOLLOWS BEHIND HER
EXTINGUISHING THE LIGHTS.
AS ACE REACHES HER BEDROOM
DOOR, SHE TURNS TO PARKES.)
ACE : Good night, Alex.
PARKES : Good night, dear girl.
(ACE OPENS THE DOOR AND
ENTERS HER ROOM. PARKES
EXTINGUISHES THE LIGHT
AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS
AND ENTERS HIS BEDROOM.
AFTER A SHORT WHILE,
THE LIGHT IN THE DOCTOR'S
ROOM IS TURNED BACK ON,
AND THE FAINT GLOW UNDER
THE DOOR IS ONCE AGAIN
6. INT. KITCHEN. DAY.
(ACE IS STANDING BY THE
SINK AND PARKES IS
SITTING AT THE TABLE
READING A NEWSPAPER.
HE SHAKES HIS HEAD.)
ACE : Well? What do you think.
PARKES : Surely, you're not saying
ACE : What else can I think when the
Doctor charges in here covered in
blood and won't talk to us, and then
I read something like that?
PARKES : But surely you don't think
the Doctor is responsible for this?
ACE : Why not? He hasn't given us any
other explanation. Look at this.
(ACE TAKES THE PAPER
FROM PARKES AND POINTS
TO ONE OF THE COLUMNS.)
7. INT. HALLWAY. DAY.
(THE DOCTOR OOPENS
HIS BEDROOM DOOR AND
SLOWLY MAKES HIS WAY
DOWN THE STAIRS. HE HAS
HAD NO SLEEP, AND STILL
LOOKS TERRIBLY WORRIED.)
8. INT. KITCHEN. DAY.
(ACE IS NOW SITTING AT
THE TABLE WITH PARKES.
THE NEWSPAPER STILL
IN HER HANDS.)
PARKES : I'm really not sure if it's
the best thing to do, Miss Ace.
ACE : Won't you at least give it a
try? I'll take full responsibility
for my actions. Just go along with
PARKES : I suppose it's for the good
of everyone. We can only try.
ACE : Great! Now I think
(THE DOCTOR ENTERS THE
KITCHEN, AND ACE STOPS
TALKING. SHE QUICKLY
TAKES THE PAPER OFF THE
TABLE AND MOVES OVER
TOWARDS THE SINK.
THE DOCTOR STANDS BY
THE DOOR FOR A SECOND,
STARING AT ACE AND PARKES.
AS HE SITS AT THE TABLE,
THE DOCTOR : Good morning Ace, Parkes.
I'm starving. What's for breakfast?
(PARKES IS SURPRISED BY
THE DOCTOR'S PLEASANT
CHANGE IN MOOD.)
PARKES : Oh, well let's see Doctor,
what would you like?
THE DOCTOR : Eggs. Do you have any
PARKES : Why, yes of course, old chap.
How would you like them?
THE DOCTOR : I'll leave that up to you
Alexander. Surprise me! By the way,
do you have a copy of this morning's
(PARKES LOOKS AT ACE,
WHO IS STANDING BY THE
SINK SMILING AT THE
DOCTOR. SHE ROLLS UP
THE NEWSPAPER AND HIDES
IT IN THE BACK OF HER
DRESS. PARKES LOOKS
AT THE DOCTOR.)
PARKES : Ah, no. No, not yet.
THE DOCTOR : Oh. Ace, why don't you
sit down and have some breakfast?
ACE : I've already eaten, Doctor.
THE DOCTOR : I see. Never mind.
(ACE MOVES OVER TO
THE KITCHEN TABLE
AND TAKES A SEAT.)
ACE : Doctor?
THE DOCTOR : Yes, Ace.
ACE : What happened last night?
THE DOCTOR : Ace, what did I tell you
when I returned last night?
PARKES : Oh come on old thing, don't
leave us hanging. Tell us what went
THE DOCTOR : I have told you all I'm
going to tell you. There are things
happening here that you just don't
ACE : Then explain it to us, Doctor.
THE DOCTOR : I have explained enough!
You are to do what you are told and
I don't want either of you to mention
last night again.
(ACE STANDS UP AND
MARCHES TO THE DOOR.)
ACE : You know Doctor, I thought I
knew you. I would have trusted you
with anything. After all the time we
have spent together, you were the one
person I truly admired and cared for.
Well, I can see now how wrong I was.
You're just like all the rest. I've
seen a side to your character I don't
like, and it's your true character.
You've lied to me all this time.
You're a fake.
(ACE CHARGES OUT THE KITCHEN
DOOR. THE DOCTOR LOOKS AT
THE DOOR CONFUSED. HE THEN
SHRUGS HIS SHOULDERS.)
THE DOCTOR : Women!
9. INT. HALLWAY. DAY.
(ACE RUNS UP THE STAIRS
AND INTO HER BEDROOM.)
10. INT. BEDROOM. DAY.
(ACE'S BEDROOM IS
WITH A BED AND CHEST
OF DRAWERS. THERE
IS A WINDOW IN THE FAR
ACE SITS ON THE BED
AND PULLS THE PAPER
FROM HER DRESS. SHE
PLACES IT ON THE BED
AND READS THE HEADLINE,
"ANOTHER WOMAN SLAUGHTERED
ACE DECIDES WHAT COURSE
OF ACTION TO TAKE AND
LEAVES THE ROOM.)
11. INT. HALLWAY. DAY.
(ACE SLOWLY MOVES
DOWN THE STAIRS. SHE
CHECKS THAT THE DOCTOR
AND PARKES DO NOT SEE
HER. SHE QUIETLY
OPENS THE FRONT DOOR AND
LEAVES THE HOUSE.)
12. INT. KITCHEN. DAY.
(THE DOCTOR IS
FINISHING HIS EGGS, AND
PARKES IS SITTING NEXT
TO HIM TRYING TO CREATE
A CONVERSATION. THE
DOCTOR SEEMS DISTRACTED
AND PARKES IS NERVOUS AND
PARKES : So anyway, then I tried to
show the dear girl the card game
Patience. I don't think she really
understood it. More tea? No? Where
was I? Oh, that's right, silly me.
I'm always forgetting what I was
talking about, what about you? Then
again you're younger than me. Aren't
you? You never can tell. Why just
this morning when I read about the
second Whitechapel murder, I almost
(THE DOCTOR QUICKLY
STANDS UPRIGHT. HE
REACHES OVER THE KITCHEN
TABLE AND GRABS PARKES
BY THE SHIRT.)
THE DOCTOR : What do you know about
the second Whitechapel murder?
PARKES : Sorry, old boy. Did I mentionn
a second murder? I, I meant the first
murder, not the second!
THE DOCTOR : But you know about the
PARKES : Yes, well, no. I, I mean I
only glimpsed the headline in the
paper. Ace was the one who was
THE DOCTOR : You told me you hadn't
got a copy of today's paper.
PARKES : I didn't know it was today's
paper, it could have been any old
paper. Your hurting me old chap. Ace,
Ace got the paper, not me. Your
hurting, Doctor. She wouldn't let it
out of her sight.
(THE DOCTOR RELEASES
PARKES FROM HIS GRIP.)
THE DOCTOR : Where is she now?
PARKES : Well, I'm not sure.
THE DOCTOR : Ace! Ace!
(THE DOCTOR STARTS
SHOUTING ACE'S NAME.
WHEN HE RECEIVES NO
ANSWER, HE CHARGES
OUT OF THE KITCHEN.)
13. INT. HALLWAY. DAY.
(THE DOCTOR RUNS
UP THE STAIRS AND
CHARGES INTO ACE'S
14. INT. BEDROOM.. DAY.
(THE DOCTOR LOOKS
AROUND THE ROOM.
HE GRABS THE PAPER
OFF THE BED AND QUICKLY
READS THE HEADLINE.
HE THROWS THE PAPER
BACK ONTO THE BED AND
THEN RUNS OUT OF THE
15. INT. HALLWAY. DAY.
(THE DOCTOR RUNS DOWN
THE STAIRS, PUSHES ASIDE
PARKES AT THE FOOT OF
THE STAIRS, OPENS THE
FRONT DOOR AND CHARGES
INTO THE STREET.)
16. EXT. MAIN STREET. DAY.
(THE DOCTOR RUNS DOWN
THE STEPS AND HAS A
QUICK LOOK UP AND DOWN
THE BUSY STREET. BUT
ACE IS NOWHERE TO BE
PARKES IS STANDING IN
THE DOORWAY OF HIS HOUSE.
THE DOCTOR RUNS UP TO HIM.)
THE DOCTOR : Where is she, Parkes?
Where has she gone?
PARKES : I'm sorry old chap, I haven't
got the foggiest idea where she could
(THE DOCTOR LOOKS
DISGUSTEDLY AT PARKES,
AND HE RE- ENTERS THE
PARKES QUICKLY GLANCES
UP THE STREET, AND ALSO
RE ENTERS THE HOUSE.)
16. EXT. BACK STREET. DAY.
(ACE CAN BE SEEN TALKING
TO A WOMAN WHO POINTS
DOWN THE STREET. ACE
NODS, AND BEGINS TO
WALK TOWARDS WHERE THE
AT THE END OF THE STREET,
SHE STOPS AND LOOKS AT AN
OLD STONE BUILDING. THE
SIGN OUTSIDE THE BUILDING
READS "LOCAL POLICE".
AFTER A PAUSE, ACE ENTERS
THE POLICE STATION.)
17. INT. POLICE STATION. DAY.
(THE POLICE STATION
IS A SMALL, NARROW
BUILDING WITH AN
IN THE FIRST ROOM,
AND THE CELLS AND
OFFICES IN THE TWO
ROOMS BEHIND. THEY
ARE ALL CONNECTED BY
TWO SMALL DOORS AND
A NARROW CORRIDOR.
ACE WALKS UP TO THE
OFFICER AT THE DESK.)
ACE : I want to talk to someone about
the Whitechapel murders.
18. INT. LOUNGE ROOM. DAY.
(THE DOCTOR IS SLUMPED
IN A CHAIR LOOKING
EVEN MORE TIRED AND
PARKES HAS PULLED UP A
CHAIR NEXT TO HIM, AND
IS TRYING TO GET HIM TO
TALK ABOUT HIS PROBLEMS.)
PARKES : Come on, old chap! I'm
pleading with you to tell me what's
on your mind.
THE DOCTOR : Don't you see, Alexander?
I'm up against something you know
nothing about. How can you possibly
PARKES : I may not know what it is you
are fighting against, but I'm
certainly a good learner, Doctor. And
I may bee able to provide some backup.
(THE DOCTOR THINKS THIS
OVER FOR A SHORT TIME.)
THE DOCTOR : It seems I have no
choice. I don't think I can handle
this on my own anyway.
PARKES : That's the spirit!
THE DOCTOR : You see, Alexander, it's
about these Whitechapel murders.
19. INT. POLICE STATION. DAY.
(ACE IS WAITING ON A
CHAIR IN THE OUTER
ENTERING THROUGH THE
DOOR TO THE CELLS, JOHN
O'NEIL NOTICES ACE. HE
MOVES OVER TO HER.)
JOHN : Excuse me. Can I be of any
ACE : I'm waiting to talk to someone
about the Whitechapel murders.
JOHN : I see. Weren't you at the scene
of the first crime? I think we saw
each other. I was the constable at
the mouth of the alley.
ACE : That's right. I remember now.
You smiled at me. Do you think I can
talk to someone about these murders
JOHN : They are all rather busy at the
moment, but I'll see what I can do,
ACE : Ace.
JOHN : Miss Ace. I'm John O'Neil.
ACE : It's a pleasure to meet you.
JOHN : Let's go into the back office.
Inspector Abberline is there, I'm
sure you can talk to him. Any help
with this ghastly crime is greatly
(THEY BOTH EXIT THROUGH
THE DOORWAY LEADING TO
20. INT. LOUNGE ROOM. DAY.
(THE DOCTOR HAS RELATED
HIS STORY TO PARKES WHO
NOW LOOKS TOTALLY BAFFLED.
THE DOCTOR SEEMS REFRESHED
AND ALL SIGNS OF TIREDNESS
HAVE NOW VANISHED.)
PARKES : You're trying to tell me
that these murders have happened two
years too early, and on the wrong
THE DOCTOR : That's right Alexander.
(THE DOCTOR STANDS AND BEGINS PACING
AROUND THE ROOM) These murders should
have happened in 1888, but they are
happening now. The original murders
happened over a three month period.
These are happening every night. The
murderer is obviously not of this
time or planet, as he has the
knowledge of the future and of the
original crimes themselves. If the
killer is not stopped, he may go
beyond the original five murders and
PARKES : I have no reason to doubt you
Doctor, but I must ask you a
THE DOCTOR : Anything, Alexander.
PARKES : Where were you last night?
21. EXT. BACK STREET. DAY.
(ACE, JOHN O'NEIL,
ABBERLINE, AND A HANDFUL
OF POLICE EXIT THE POLICE
STATION AND BEGIN TO
QUICKLY WALK UP THE STREET.)
22. INT. LOUNGE ROOM. DAY.
PARKES : Well now it all makes sense.
Why didn't you just tell us that in
the first place? We would have
understood your reasons.
THE DOCTOR : I see that now,
Alexander. I apologize for not
confiding in you sooner.
PARKES : No, Doctor. I apologize for
ever having doubted you. Now you say
there will be a double murder
tonight, is that correct?
THE DOCTOR : That's right. I have
every reason to believe that the
double murder will happen tonight.
PARKES : Well, what can we do to stop
them being committed?
(THE FRONT DOOR IS
SUDDENLY KICKED IN. ACE,
JOHN, AND ABBERLINE ALL
RUSH INTO THE LOUNGE ROOM.
ONE CONSTABLE GRABS THE
DOCTOR AND HOLDS HIM.)
ABBERLINE : Do not resist, sir. You
are under arrest for having committed
the murders in the Whitechapel area
on the fourth and fifth off this
(THE DOCTOR SAYS NOTHING.
HE DOES NOT STRUGGLE.
HE STARES AT ACE DURING
THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS.
ACE TRIES TO AVOID HIS
GAZE, BUT IS UNABLE TO.)
PARKES : Now just a minute.
ABBERLINE : I'm sorry sir, we haven't
got time to worry about you. We've
got to get this monster down to the
station. Anything you wish to say
will be taken down at a later date.
(HE LOOKS AT THE DOCTOR) I had a
funny feeling about you when we met
in that alley. You knew too much for
your own good. I should have held you
for questioning right there and then.
But I've got you now so it doesn't
make a whole lot of difference. Just
an extra murder on the charge sheet.
Move him out.
(THE POLICE LEAVE THE
HOUSE TAKING THE DOCTOR
WITH THEM. ACE, JOHN, AND
PARKES ARE LEFT IN THE
LOUNGE ROOM. JOHN MOVES
OVER TO ACE AND TAKES HER
JOHN : I know how hard that was for
you. But I think it was all for the
best. He's less dangerous off the
streets. I'll see you later?
(ACE NODS HER HEAD, AND
JOHN LEAVES THE HOUSE.
AFTER MAKING SURE HE HAS
GONE, PARKES QUICKLY MOVES
OVER TO ACE.)
PARKES : My dear girl, we have made a
ACE : What do you mean?
PARKES : You were wrong. All your
suspicions were incorrect. The Doctor
finally explained it all to me.
ACE : He did?
PARKES : Yes. He hasn't killed anyone.
He's trying to stop the killer.
ACE : What about the blood last night.
PARKES : He was trying to stop the
Chapman girl from being killed. He
arrived there too late, the murder
had already taken place, but the
Doctor still tried to resuscitate the
girl. That's why he was covered in
ACE : But that doesn't explain
PARKES : And did it ever occur to you,
that both yourself and the Doctor
hadn't even arrived when the first
murder was committed?
ACE : Yes, Alex., it did. You see,
with the TARDIS he could have
PARKES : Quick, no time now, we must
catch up with the police and tell
them the facts. You have to tell them
you were wrong.
ACE : But what about
PARKES : I'll tell you on the way,
dear girl. Trust me, the Doctor knew
what he was doing. But we have
interfered with his plan. Hurry we
must go now.
(ACE AND PARKES LEAVE TTHE
23. INT. HOLDING CELL. DAY.
(THE DOCTOR SITS IN
A SMALL HOLDING CELL
AT THE POLICE STATION.
THERE ARE ONLY TWO CHAIRS
IN THE CELL. ABBERLINE IS
STANDING BY THE DOOR.)
ABBERLINE : Come on Doc., admit it.
You've even got your friends
believing you killed the girls, why
THE DOCTOR : Look I am not your
murderer. I am not Jack The Ripper!
I'm trying to stop him.
ABBERLINE : Oh, that's nice. Is that
what you're calling yourself? I
haven't heard that before. Jack the
Ripper. Very posh! (HE LAUGHS)
THE DOCTOR : I'm only trying to warn
you, if you don't let me go, there
will be another two murders tonight.
ABBERLINE : Oh really? And how do you
THE DOCTOR : Because I know. You have
to trust me.
ABBERLINE : Very amusing, sir. Why
don't you leave the detective work to
THE DOCTOR : Detective work! What to
do you know about detective work? The
police in this city have no nous! You
have no means of getting the best
information quickly! You have no
system of detective work!!
ABBERLINE : Thank you for your views,
sir. I'll let you ponder them on your
own for a while.
(ABBERLINE LEAVES THE CELL.
AFTER A SHORT WHILE, ACE,
PARKES, AND JOHN ENTER THE
JOHN : I really shouldn't be giving
you this time alone with him, but I
don't suppose it will hurt. Five
minutes, that's all. (JOHN LEAVES THE
(ACE STANDS IN A CORNER
OF THE CELL, AND THE
DOCTOR STARES AT HER.)
THE DOCTOR : I believe you owe me
ACE : I'm sorry, Doctor.
THE DOCTOR : Are you going to obey my
commands from now on?
ACE : Yes, Doctor.
THE DOCTOR : Are you going to doubt my
ACE : No, Doctor.
THE DOCTOR : Alright then, apology
accepted. Now listen very carefully.
(THE THREE HUDDLE TOGETHER). I have
no doubts that tonight will be the
night of the double murder. I now
know who the murderer is.
PARKES : Who, old chap?
THE DOCTOR : You don't know him, and
who he is does not matter at this
stage. But I have to find him before
he commits another murder.
PARKES : I'm sorry, old boy. I triied
to tell the Inspector that it was all
a big mistake. But he feels he has
enough evidence to incriminate you.
The sooner he has a murderer, the
sooner Scotland Yard gets off his
back. There's no way we can get you
out of here.
ACE : Don't bet on it, Alex. These
might help. (ACE PULLS OUT A RING OF
KEYS FROM HER POCKET.) They
accidentally fell into my pocket when
I passed a rather handsome young
constable. What do you think,
THE DOCTOR : Oh Ace! You may have just
saved the lives of two innocent
girls, and one innocent Doctor!!
Quick, leave now. As you go, create
some sort of diversion, and I'll meet
you back at the house.
(THE DOCTOR TAKES THE
KEYS. PARKES YELLS FOR
THE CONSTABLE. JOHN OPENS
THE CELL DOOR AND LETS THEM
OUT. AFTER THEY HAVE LEFT,
THE DOCTOR MOVES TO THE
DOOR AND UNLOCKS IT. HE
OPENS IT SLIGHTLY TO AWAIT
THE SOUND OF THE DIVERSION.)
24. INT. POLICE STATION. DAY.
(JOHN IS ESCORTING ACE AND
PARKES FROM THE CELLS.)
JOHN : Did you talk any sense into
ACE : No. He doesn't want to say
JOHN : Can I still come and see you
ACE : Sure. Nothing else will be
happening. I'm sure of that.
(PARKES GRABS HIS CHEST
AND CRIES OUT IN PAIN.
HE COLLAPSES ONTO THE
DESK IN AGONY.
THE POLICE AND ACE CROWD
AROUND HIM TO TRY AND HELP
IN ANY WAY THEY CAN.)
25. INT. HOLDING CELL. DAY.
(THE DOCTOR HEARS THE
COMMOTION AND QUIETLY
EXITS THE CELL.)
26. INT. POLICE HALL. DAY.
(THE DOCTOR SLOWLY
MOVES DOWN THE HALL
AWAY FROM THE COMMOTION.
AT THE END OF THE HALL
ARE THREE DOORS AND A
THE DOCTOR TRIES TO OPEN
THE WINDOW. AFTER A COUPLE
OF PUSHES, THE WINDOW
FINALLY GIVES WAY.
THE DOCTOR CLIMBS OUT
THE WINDOW, AND RUNS
DOWN THE STREET.)
27. INT. POLICE STATION. DAY.
(PARKES PICKS HIMSELF OFF
THE TABLE WITH THE HELP
OF THE POLICE AND ACE.)
PARKES : I'm so dreadfully sorry. I
don't know what came over me! Please
forgive me. I should be alright now.
Ace can help me walk home.
(ACE HOLDS PARKES AS THEY
WALK TOWARDS THE DOORS.)
ACE : Well done, Alex.
28. INT. LOUNGE ROOM. NIGHT.
(ACE AND PARKES ARE
READY FOR ACTION. PARKES
HAS A LARGE GUN, AND ACE
HAS HER BASEBALL BAT. THEY
ARE SITTING AT THE DINNER
TABLE AWAITING THE DOCTOR.)
ACE : I wish he'd hurry up. The longer
he takes, the more time the police
have to catch him here.
PARKES : I'm surprised they believed
us earlier when we said he wasn't
here. You would think they would have
searched the place for an escaped
criminal! But I must say I'm quite
excited. I haven't had so much fun in
years. I feel like a young man again.
(THE DOCTOR ENTERS.)
THE DOCTOR : Right you two, I'm
ACE : We're ready to go.
THE DOCTOR : Ace, I wish you would
listen to me. You and Parkes are to
stay here. It is too dangerous for
you out there in Whitechapel.
ACE : But Doctor
THE DOCTOR : Ace, remember what you
promised me in the cell today?
ACE : That wasn't a promise.
THE DOCTOR : It was close enough. You
are to stay here. Understand?
ACE : Yes, Doctor. (ACE THROWS HER
BASEBALL BAT IN THE CORNER. IT HITS
THE WALL AND REBOUNDS ONTO THE FLOOR)
I never have fun any more.
THE DOCTOR : I shall not be late in
returning, I hope. Remember what I
told you to do if the police arrive
again. Parkes, watch my friend for
me, will you?
PARKES : No worries there, Doctor. I
said I'd be your backup, and if this
is where you want me. This is where
THE DOCTOR : Good man! See you all
(THE DOCTOR LEAVES THE
HOUSE, AND PARKES REPLACES
HIS GUN IN A CORNER.)
PARKES : Well, there goes our fun for
tonight, Miss Ace. Do you care for a
cup of tea?
ACE : Yes, Alex. That would be lovely.
I'll just go and change.
PARKES : Right you are.
(PARKES MOVES INTO THE
KITCHEN, AND ACE MOVES
INTO THE HALLWAY.)
29. INT. HALLWAY. NIGHT.
(ACE CHECKS THAT
PARKES IS NOT WATCHING
HER. SHE OPENS THE
FRONT DOOR, AND QUIETLY
LEAVES THE HOUSE.
HER FORGOTTEN BASEBALL
BAT IS STILL LAYING ON THE
FLOOR IN THE LOUNGE ROOM.)
30. EXT. MAIN STREET. NIGHT..
(ACE LOOKS UP THE STREET
JUST IN TIME TO SEE THE
DOCTOR TURN A CORNER. SHE
QUICKLY FOLLOWS HIM.)
31. EXT. BACK STREET. NIGHT.
(ACE TURNS THE CORNER BUT
THE DOCTOR IS NOT IN
SIGHT. SHE HAS LOST HIM.
SHE MOVES OVER TO A STREET
LIGHT AND STANDS UNDER
IT. SHE LOOKS OUT INTO THE
NIGHT, SEARCHING FOR THE
FROM BEHIND, A HAND IS PLACED
ON HER SHOULDER. SHE SWINGS
AROUND TO SEE THE CALM,
SMILING FACE OF THE DOCTOR.)
ACE : There you are. I'm sorry. You're
not mad at me for following you?
(SUDDENLY, THE DOCTOR'S FACE
FILLS WITH ANGER, AND HIS
OTHER HAND RISES ABOVE HIS
HEAD. IN THIS HAND, THE DOCTOR
HOLDS A SHARP, GLEAMING KNIFE
ACE SCREAMS AND BREAKS AWAY
FROM THE DOCTOR, AND SHE RUNS
DOWN AN ALLEY.)
32. EXT. ANOTHER ALLEY. NIGHT.
(THE DOCTOR FOLLOWS ACE
DOWN THE ALLEY, STILL
WITH THE KNIFE IN HIS
THE ALLEY IS A DEAD END,
AND ACE HAS NOWHERE TO RUN
TO. SHE CROUCHES IN A
CORNER OF THE ALLEY.
THE DOCTOR SLOWLY TOWERS
OVER HER, KNIFE IN HAND,