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48 The console room as before. Trettan is
interrogating the Master.
Trettan: Who are you?
Master: I am the Master.
Trettan: Of what?
Master: My own destiny and that of many others.
Trettan: Not of mine, at any rate - the rest remains
to be seen. Life is so full of little surprises. This
planet is supposed to be uninhabited, so I was
pleasantly surprised when our detectors noted some
extremely coherent high energy activity. Naturally I
thought we should come and see the sights. We're
tourists, you see. We want a tour. Now.
49 The prison corridor. Romana is trying to reason
Romana: He's in a lot of trouble, surely you see that?
Romana: It's a woman isn't it? A woman with a squad of
armed men? The Omarians? A spaceship landed not so far
away? And the door doesn't lock quite as well as once
Moria hesitates, and then slowly nods her head.
Romana: He doesn't know what he's up against. If you
release me, I can help him.
Romana: But your Master is in danger. You do love
him... don't you?
50 The Time Scanner room.
Master: This is my black room.
Trettan: They're all black.
Master: The other rooms only look black.
Trettan (indicating the time scanner): And what, pray
tell, is this machine?
Master: It mixes cocktails.
Trettan: Oh really? I think I would like a
drink. Could you make me one please?
51 Romana's Tardis console room. K9 is watching the
Master and Trettan.
Trettan: Go on - start it up.
The Master starts it. The radarish thing is showing no
trace. A monitor screen displays the message 'TIME
SCANNER REGISTERS NO ACTIVITY'.
Trettan: I wasn't really thirsty anyway.
K9 connects himself to the console.
Master: What a pity. Its banana daiquiris are famed
throughout the cosmos.
Trettan: What exactly does this machine do?
52 The time scanner room. We can see Romana's Tardis
behind the Omarians. Trettan is annoyed.
Master: I told you. It mixes cocktails.
Trettan: You are becoming tiresome. Stand away from
that machine. (to her men): Gentlemen.
The Master stands in open space and the soldiers point
their guns at him.
Trettan: Tell the truth or die.
We see and hear Romana's Tardis dematerialise. A
close-up shows a blip appear on the time scanner.
Master: I expect I'll die.
Trettan: Very well. Fire when you're ready, men.
In the nick of time, the Romana's Tardis rematerialises
around the Master. The time scanner emits a loud
bleep. The soldiers fire at the Tardis with no
effect. Trettan tries to open the cupboard but cannot
do so. She thumps it angrily.
Trettan: You two, try to break open that cupboard,
whatever it is. I'll take a look at this machine.
She examines the monitors and reads...
Trettan: TIME CAPSULE DEMATERIALISATION
DETECTED... TIME CAPSULE MATERIALISATION DETECTED... I
think this is a very interesting machine. Get it back
to the console room. We're taking it with us when we
53 In Romana's Tardis. K9 is still plugged into the
console. The Master is fiddling furiously with the
K9: Please do not tamper with the controls.
Master: We must get out of here before they discover
how to use my machine.
K9: This capsule will not depart without the Mistress.
Master: Don't interfere, you stupid machine. If we
don't leave soon, we won't be able to leave at all.
K9: Protecting the Mistress is my primary function.
Master (pointing the tissue compression eliminator at
K9): Do as I command.
K9 (sticking his blaster out): That weapon will have
no effect on my mechanism. This weapon will, however,
be deleterious on yours. You will guide this capsule to
Master (fiddling more successfully): Very well, though
we had better be quick.
54 Romana's Tardis materialises outside the chamber in
which she was being held.
55 Romana's Tardis console room. We see the door of
the prison corridor on the scanner.
Master: You will find her in there. Now be quick about
K9: Incorrect. If anyone is to find the Mistress in
there, then it will be you.
Master: If you insist, you insolent heap of scrap.
K9: I do not insist. I merely speak the truth. Now go.
The Master opens the door and leaves. We see him open
the door to the prison corridor. It is empty.
56 The Master's Tardis console room. Trettan is
examining the console. Her guards are standing
by. Deft, a scientist type is with her.
Deft: If I didn't know better, Ma'am, I'd say this
machine travels in time, or at least used to.
Trettan: Most interesting, Deft. And what about the
Deft: It would seem to be intended to detect vessels
like this one and control them remotely.
Trettan: Do you think we could operate it?
Deft: I expect so, Ma'am.
Trettan: Good, Deft. I expect you to have it up and
running by the time we arrive on Helox.
Deft: I shall do my best.
Trettan: You will make it work, Deft. I have every
confidence in you.
57 Romana and Moria are approaching the console room,
which is just up the corridor leading off to the
right. Romana peeks round the corner and sees a guard
standing outside the door, then retreats. She gestures
to Moria to be silent and ready, and then carefully
removes a roundel. Inside is a large red triangular
button, which Romana presses. The cloister bell rings
distantly from up the corridor and the guard leaves his
post to investigate. Moria grabs him from behind and
quietly breaks his neck. Romana switches off the
cloister bell and then grabs the gun.
58 K9 and the Master, where we left them. The cloister
bell starts to ring.
Master: The cloister bell? It's time to leave, K9.
K9: You have not yet located the Mistress.
Master: It's too late for that now, K9 - the cloister
bell - we must go.
K9: The cloister bell can be operated manually. It is
probable that the Mistress has done so to attract our
The cloister bell stops.
Master: Yes, and everybody else's.
K9: The console room. Now.
59 The console room. The cloister bell starts. A red
triangular light starts flashing on the console.
Trettan: What's happening? What's that ringing?
Deft: I don't know, Ma'am.
Trettan: It sounds like a summoning bell, but who or
what is it summoning?
The cloister bell stops.
Trettan (to some soldiers): Take a look.
60 Outside, the soldiers find Romana grabbing the
gun. They point their guns at her and she drops her
gun. Moria, who is behind her, makes a break for
it. They shoot at her, but she is too quick. One of the
guards chases after her, the other brings Romana into
the console room.
61 The console room. The soldier marches Romana in.
Trettan: Who's this?
Romana: I'm Romana.
Trettan: Well, Romana, I hope you can be of assistance
Romana: I am at your disposal.
Trettan: Marvellous. (to the soldier): What happened
to your friend?
Soldier: The prisoner's robot companion escaped,
Ma'am. Avers is in pursuit.
Romana: I expect he's dead by now - he'll be no match
for Moria. A regrettable misunderstanding, Trettan, of
Trettan: I don't recall having told you my name.
Romana: I'm very good with names.
Trettan: You don't, by any chance, know what caused
that ringing noise?
Romana: Seek not to know for whom the bell tolls.
Trettan: Humour me.
Romana: It tolls for thee. The cloister bell is part
of the Tardis's automatic defence system. If the Tardis
detects an emergency, it uses the cloister bell to
Trettan: Then why did it stop?
Romana: Presumably assistance is on its way. The
Tardis isn't stupid.
Trettan: You mean this thing is alive?
Romana: I suppose I do, though it doesn't look very
well to me.
Trettan: Then it needs the doctor.
Romana: Well, yes, the Doctor would undoubtedly be of
Trettan: Meanwhile, how would you feel about a little
Romana: It beats being shot.
Trettan: That's what I like to hear, Romana - positive
62 Corridors. The soldier is chasing Moria. She is
approaching a T-junction. He gets a shot out, but she
has just turned left. He runs after her, but we see the
distinctive blaster shot of K9 gunning him down from
the right (accompanying scream).
63 Same place, but viewed from the corridor which
Moria went down. She turns around to see the Master and
K9. She runs past the body and embraces the Master
Master: It's good to see you, Moria.
K9: Where is the Mistress?
Master: Moria cannot speak.
The Master places his lips to Moria's forehead as
Master: Come with me.
They hurry down the corridor with the body in it.
64 The console room. Romana is embroiled in mechanism.
Romana: Ah, no wonder it isn't working. The
dimensional stabiliser is broken.
Trettan: Is that vital?
Romana: Well, it is rather hard to do without, but...
Trettan: But what?
Romana: No, it won't work.
Trettan: It's worth a try.
Romana: What's worth a try?
Trettan: Whatever it was you were thinking of.
Romana: The thing I said wouldn't work?
Romana: It won't work.
Trettan: Surprise yourself.
Romana: If you insist.
Trettan: Ah, but I do. I'm dying to hear your idea.
Romana: Well, I was wondering if you had, by some
chance, relieved the Master of a sort of squat black
Deft: Yes, Ma'am.
Deft hands Trettan the tissue compression eliminator.
Trettan: You mean this? I thought it was some kind of
Romana: Oh no. I can see why you might think that, but
it's really a sort of sophisticated key. Some complex
robotic circuits can only operate in rather abstract
topological spaces. That key lets you open them up and
fiddle with them - it's one of the tools of the trade.
Trettan: So this will let you fix the dimensional
Romana: If only it were that simple. I'm afraid the
dimensional stabiliser is beyond repair.
Trettan: Then what were you thinking of?
Romana: The key works by dimensional contraction. I
thought it might be possible to adapt it.
Trettan: You think you can turn this into a sort of
makeshift spare part?
Romana: That was the idea, but it's too dangerous. The
person making the repair would almost certainly get
caught in a topological anomaly - the whole thing's
very unstable, a local collapse is almost inevitable.
Trettan: How local?
Romana: I daresay if I was standing against the wall
I'd be fairly safe, but I wouldn't be able to reach
anything from there.
Trettan gestures to her men. The Omarians all stand
against the wall and point their guns at Romana.
Trettan: Why don't you try it anyway?
65 K9, the Master and Moria are wandering around lots
of corridors. The Master is looking purposeful, but
they do not seem to be going anywhere in particular.
K9: Where are we going?
Master: Never mind. Just keep moving.
K9: The Mistress is being held captive in the console
room. We must go there and release her.
Master: But that's what they're expecting us to do,
you stupid rusty old tin can.
K9: It is the only course of action logical within my
Master: Exactly. Do you think that isn't obvious? My
plan is altogether more devious.
K9: Please explain.
Master: You wouldn't understand. Now come on.
66 The console room. Romana at work under the console.
Romana: Nearly there, but the next bit is the really
dangerous part. Are you sure you want me to do this?
Trettan: I'm sure you can manage it.
Romana fiddles with something. Suddenly there is a
harsh glow surrounding Romana. She writhes as if in
agony and shrinks to a point in a rather warped way,
with a sort of dematerialising sound.
Deft: Well, Ma'am, I suppose it was worth a try.
Trettan: And we were getting on so well.
67 Corridors. The Master leads K9 and Moria round
another corner, and they arrive back at Romana's
K9: Why have you brought us back here?
Master: Let me in and I'll explain.
K9: I will not permit you to move the Tardis without
Master: I have no intention of moving the Tardis. I
just want to fiddle with the conceptual geometer.
K9: Very well.
The Tardis door opens and they enter.
68 Romana's Tardis console room.
Master: Right, K9, plug yourself in.
K9 connects himself up.
K9: What is your plan?
Master: I want you to reconfigure the external
topology of this Tardis so that it forms a Klein
bottle, both containing and contained in my Tardis.
Can you do it?
K9: Plan has low probability of success.
Master: Nonsense, K9. I've done it before.
K9: The resulting configuration is unstable. There is
the distinct possibility of infinite regress.
Master: Just do it.
K9: Very well.
A very odd warpy special effect happens, and the
outside of the Master's Tardis appears in the console
room. Then Romana appears, growing from a point in a
harsh glow of light, with the materialisation
sound. Romana has the tissue compression eliminator and
lots of other junk from the Master's Tardis.
Romana: Hello everyone.
Master: How did you get here?
Romana: Same as you - by topological anomaly, narrowly
mising an infinite regress. I suggest we leave. K9?
The time rotor rises and falls, and we hear a cross
between the dematerialisation noise and a car failing
to start. It's not working.
Master: They must be using the Time Scanner.
Romana: K9 can jam it.
Master: There isn't time. We'll just have to go in
there and put it out of action.
K9: It would be advisable for you and the Mistress to
remain here and prepare to dematerialise. Moria and I
will disable the Time Scanner.
Romana: Good boy, K9.
K9 and Moria enter the Master's Tardis.
70 The Master's Tardis console room. K9 and Moria
enter. K9 shoots at people while Moria rushes to the
Time Scanner and turns it off. K9 is shot and totally
destroyed. Moria makes for the door and as shot while
she exits. We hear the dematerialisation noise, and
Deft runs out the door after Moria.
71 We see the exterior of Romana's Tardis in the same
place we last saw it. It is dematerialising. As it
vanishes, Deft comes running out of the space were it
was. He stops abruptly, looking very confused.
72 Romana's Tardis console room. Romana is fiddling
with some contraption with a sort of headset. The
heloxite goblet is to hand. The Master is helping. The
charred remains of Moria are lying about.
Master: Are you sure you need to return to N-space?
Romana: Heloxite is just too powerful to keep in
E-space. Its properties are becoming too well known,
and this universe is far too small - it will never
remain hidden for long.
Master: But this contraption is preposterous. It'll
never hold up. And it's about as accurate as a
Romana: The total spatial and temporal accuracy
depends on the available artron energy - we can
distribute it between the two in any proportion.
Master: I don't see how that helps particularly.
Romana: With a bit of amplification from the heloxite
itself, I should be able to land on Earth sometime
Master: Not Gallifrey?
Romana: Would you go to Gallifrey? Anyway, if I go to
Earth, I'm bound to bump into the Doctor sooner or
later - I can afford to wait.
Master: I'm not convinced.
Romana: It's not you who's going. Just pass that
The Master hands Romana a component with a large arrow
on it. Romana slots it into her device. The Master
shakes his head, takes it out and puts it back in the
other way round. Romana puts on the headset and picks
up the heloxite.
Master: Give my regards to the Doctor.
Romana: I shall. You know what you have to do.
The Master connects two wires together and Romana
dematerialises with a strange high pitched whine.
73 A sort of faded upside-down Romana is whizzing
unconvincingly across a whirly green background
collapsing in towards a point. She then appears the
right way up on a whirly black background with
stars. The contraption is beginning to slip apart. As
she is hurtling towards what is obviously Earth, the
whole thing falls to pieces and the heloxite flies out
of Romana's hand. Romana slows down, but the heloxite
whizzes on backwards in time. We see a slow motion
faded image of Romana crashing to Earth and going plop
into a lake.
74 We see the shop which we recognise as Pygmalion
Robotics, except that it is called Pygmalion Records,
is empty inside and has large posters in the window
75 We see the upstairs landing of the shop. No dead
robot. No clock. Well, actually, a grandfather clock
materialises in the position we saw before.
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