THE EMISSARY OF DEATH
Episode Two

© 1998, Lee Ruby.



EPISODE TWO


   


                                 1.  INT.  LOUNGE ROOM.  NIGHT. 


                                       (PARKES AND ACE ARE 


                                       SITTING AT THE DINNER


                                       TABLE STILL AWAITING THE


                                       DOCTOR'S RETURN. 


                                       PARKES IS HOLDING A DECK 


                                       OF CARDS, AND HE IS TRYING


                                       TO TEACH ACE THE CARD GAME


                                       PATIENCE. 


                                       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


                                    any trouble. 


                                    ACE : So do I.


                                    PARKES : I remember  when he was  here 


                                    last time   


                                       (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


                                    happened? 


                                       (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


                                    alright? 


                                       (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 


                                    happened? 


                                    PARKES : You're not  injured are  you, 


                                    dear chap? 


                                       (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


                                       HIS HANDS. 


                                       ACE AND PARKES ALSO ENTER 


                                       THE ROOM) 


                                    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 


                                    you  -


                                    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


                                    tired. 


                                       (THE DOCTOR PUSHES PAST 


                                       PARKES AND ACE AND EXITS


                                       THE KITCHEN.) 


                                    ACE : I don't  believe it. I've  never 





                                    seen him like this before. 


                                       (ACE AND PARKES EXIT THE 


                                       KITCHEN.) 


                                   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 morning. 


                                       (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


                                       BEDROOM DOOR.) 


                                    PARKES : He seems to have a lot on his 


                                    mind. 


                                    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 


                                    greatly? 


                                    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


                                       PRESENT.) 





                                   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


                                    me. 


                                    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,


                                       HE SMILES.) 


                                    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 


                                    eggs? 


                                    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


                                    paper? 


                                       (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


                                    on. 


                                    THE DOCTOR : I have  told you all  I'm 


                                    going to tell  you. There are  things


                                    happening here  that you  just  don't


                                    understand. 


                                    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 


                                        SPARSELY FURNISHED


                                        WITH A BED AND CHEST


                                        OF DRAWERS. THERE


                                         IS A WINDOW IN THE FAR


                                        WALL. 


                                         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


                                         IN WHITECHAPEL" 


                                         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


                                       FIDGETY.) 


                                    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 


                                    second murder! 


                                    PARKES : Yes, well,  no. I,  I mean  I 


                                    only glimpsed  the  headline  in  the


                                    paper.  Ace  was  the  one  who   was


                                    reading it. 


                                    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


                                        BEDROOM.) 





                                   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


                                       ROOM.) 





                                   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


                                        SEEN. 


                                        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


                                    be. 


                                       (THE DOCTOR LOOKS 


                                       DISGUSTEDLY AT PARKES,


                                       AND HE RE- ENTERS THE


                                       HOUSE.  


                                       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


                                       WOMAN POINTED. 


                                       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


                                        INFORMATION DESK 


                                        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


                                       DEFLATED. 


                                       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


                                    help me? 


                                    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


                                       OFFICE) 


                                       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 


                                    assistance, madam? 


                                    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


                                    soon? 


                                    JOHN : They are all rather busy at the 


                                    moment, but I'll see  what I can  do,


                                    Miss...? 


                                    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


                                    appreciated. 


                                       (THEY BOTH EXIT THROUGH 


                                       THE DOORWAY LEADING TO


                                       THE OFFICE.) 





                                   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


                                    dates? 


                                    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


                                    become unconquerable. 


                                    PARKES : I have no reason to doubt you 


                                    Doctor,  but   I  must   ask  you   a


                                    question. 


                                    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


                                    month. 


                                       (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


                                       HAND.) 


                                    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 


                                    terrible mistake. 


                                    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


                                    blood! 


                                    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 


                                       HOUSE.) 





                                   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


                                    not confess? 


                                    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 


                                    know that? 


                                    THE DOCTOR : Because I know. You  have 


                                    to trust me. 


                                    ABBERLINE :  Very  amusing,  sir.  Why 


                                    don't you leave the detective work to


                                    us? 


                                    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


                                       CELL.) 


                                    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


                                    CELL.) 


                                        (ACE STANDS IN A CORNER 


                                        OF THE CELL, AND THE


                                        DOCTOR STARES AT HER.) 


                                    THE DOCTOR :  I  believe  you  owe  me 


                                    something, Ace. 


                                    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 


                                    intentions again? 


                                    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,


                                    Professor? 


                                    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 


                                    him? 


                                    ACE :  No.  He  doesn't  want  to  say 


                                    anything. 


                                    JOHN : Can I  still come  and see  you 


                                    tonight? 


                                    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


                                       WINDOW. 


                                       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 


                                    leaving now. 


                                    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


                                    I'll be. 


                                    THE DOCTOR :  Good  man! See  you  all 


                                    soon. 


                                       (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


                                       DOCTOR. 


                                       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


                                       HAND. 


                                       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,


                                       AND LAUGHING.)









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