Doctor Who Script - When The Sun Goes Down

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It has been 50 years since The Doctor left Amy and Rory. After a call from UNIT, The Doctpor arrives in the year 2259 to find a new assistant is being forcibly given to him - one who is just as reluctant to travel with him as he is to take a new assistant on board.

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3. Part 2

Sami steps out of the TARDIS and into a dense forest, the huge pine trees and ELM trees casting shadows everywhere. The sun is just poking through the top of the forest. Sami looks, as usual, unimpressed.
 

 

Sami:
 Doctor, this isn’t Little Rodenville. It’s a forest.

 

The Doctor steps out of the TARDIS and stands next to Sami.
 

 

Doctor: 
No, you’re right. Little Rodenville is…

The Doctor licks his finger and holds it in the air, and then points off into the forest.
 Half a mile that way.

 

Sami nods, and starts walking at a fast pace.
 

 

Doctor, jogging after her: 
You seem a lot more eager than you did earlier.

 

Sami:
 Well if people really do go missing in the next few days, it’ll be something exciting. And if they don’t, then I can say “I told you so.”

 

Doctor:
 Yes, but you can’t just waltz in there like you own the place!

 

Sami, laughing:
 I’ve read your files, Doctor. That’s what you do every time you go somewhere.

 

Doctor: 
Well…

 

Sami: 
Don’t deny it. I’ve seen some of the old archive footage of you. You swagger around everywhere, bossing people around.

Sami stops. 
Well, let me tell

Sami points accusingly at the Doctor 
YOU, mister. You are not the boss of me, and you will not tell me what to do. I will do what I like when I like. Get it?

Sami starts walking again.
 

 

Doctor, muttering to himself:
 I see what Brigadier Crixton meant.

 

 

Sami emerges from the forest, The Doctor close behind, panting.
 

 

Doctor:
 You couldn’t have slowed down, could you? It’s been a while since I’ve done that much running!

 

Sami:
 You need to exercise more, old man!

 

The Doctor and Sami stop talking, realising that the citizens of Little Rodenville are staring at them with a mix of shock, horror and awe.
 

 

Doctor, loudly and cheerfully:
 HELLO! I’m the Doctor, and this is Sami!

 

Robert Freeman, walking towards the Doctor and Sami, his guard raised: 
Where did you come from?

 

Doctor: 
We’re-

 

Sami:
 I’m Sami, and this is The Doctor. I’m a mine inspector, and he is my assistant.

 

The Doctor looks at Sami exasperatedly.
 

 

Robert:
 A girl, a mine inspector?

Robert laughs

Doctor: 
Forgive my assistant, she likes her jokes. I’m the mine inspector.

 

Robert:
 How do we know?

 

Doctor:
 I have credentials.

Doctor pulls the psychic paper from his pocket and flips it open. 
There we go!

Doctor flashes Sami a cheeky wink.
 

 

Robert:
 These look official… But you came from the forest.

 

Sami:
 Yeah, we fancied a stroll. So what?

 

Robert looks at Sami, then at The Doctor, then back at Sami.
 

 

Robert: 
I’m taking you to the Council.

 

Sami gives the Doctor a concerned, annoyed look, but he just grins back at her.
 

 

Doctor:
 See? They like us already!

 

Sami rolls her eyes.
 

 

 

The Council are seated around a circular table inside the town hall, with Sami and The Doctor sitting next to each other, opposite Augustus Dangor. Jonathan stands to the side, deep in thought, watching carefully. Augustus puts his monocle on and reads the psychic paper carefully.
 

 

Augustus:
 Well, these all seem to be in order, Doctor…

 

Doctor:
 John Smith. Most people call me The Doctor though.

 

Augustus:
 Well, Doctor, your credentials are genuine, but there are two things that concern me.

 

Doctor:
 Yes?

 

Augustus:
 Well, your assistant’s clothing is rather odd, and somewhat inappropriate…

 

Doctor:
 Forgive her, she’s from-

 

Sami interrupts:
 Canada. The fashions there are completely different to here. From my-

 

Elijah Fowler interrupts:
 And you came from the forest.

 

Sami, indignantly:
 So? We fancied a stroll!

 

Christian Black:
 Miss, I suggest you keep quiet. Or else you may be suffering an unpleasant fate.

 

Sami:
 Hey, you can’t-

 

Doctor:
 Sami, do as he says.

Sami crosses her arms and sulks in silence.
 

 

Augustus:
 Thank you, Doctor.

Takes a deep breath and then continues.
 As Judge Fowler pointed out, these two DID come from the forest, but they do have suitable credentials. What does everyone think?

 

Elijah:
 Send them back to the forest.

 

Annie:
 Elijah, that’s a bit harsh. They have credentials, and they don’t look harmful. I say let them stay.

 

Christian:
 Let them stay. They can’t do any harm. The man looks like he could hardly lift a pickaxe.

 

Robert:
 Nothing good ever comes from the forest, Augustus. You know that.

 

Augustus, sighing resignedly:
 As much as I hate to admit it, Robert is right. Although these people seem harmless, that might be a front.

 

Elijah:
 It is. Look at that Doctor. I mean, really look.

The Doctor leans forward, intrigued by what Elijah has to say.
 He is older than he looks, and cleverer too. More dangerous. He’s acting, making us all believe he’s harmless. But actually… He’s seen war, and violence. He’s killed.

 

Silence.
 

 

Elijah:
 We don’t need someone like that here.

 

More silence, as everyone contemplates what Elijah has said. Augustus opens his mouth to speak, but Jonathan speaks before Augustus has a chance to.
 

 

Jonathan:
 Maybe we do.

Everyone turns to look at Jonathan.
 We don’t know what’s happening in the forest. We don’t know what the danger is. If this man is what you say he is Elijah, which I don’t believe, then we could use someone like him. To help us.

 

Augustus:
 Jonathan, you may have a point.

 

Jonathan:
 And if they cause any trouble, throw them back there.

 

 

The Doctor and Sami are walking through the town with Christian and Jonathan.
 

 

Christian:
 I’m sorry about Elijah. He’s harsh but fair.

 

Doctor:
 No, it’s alright. He was right, you know. There’s more to me than first appears.

 

Sami:
 What’s the problem with the forest though? It’s just a forest.

 

Doctor:
 Good question Sami! Why is the worst punishment you can come up with throwing us to the forest? It’s 1858, the death penalty in Idaho won’t be abolished for another 300 years or so.

 

Jonathan:
 The forest is the death penalty.

 

Doctor:
 The forest kills people? Forests don’t normally do that. The last one I met was friendly enough.

 

Christian: 
Not quite. Since just before Christmas, people that go into the forest don’t come out again.

 

The Doctor raises his eyebrows in interest.
 

 

Doctor:
 They go missing?

 

Christian nods.
 

 

Jonathan:
 Anyone who goes past the first layer of trees, doesn’t come out again.

 

Doctor:
 And you haven’t tried looking for them, I assume?

 

Christian:
 How could we? We sent a search party two days after the first person, Juliet, disappeared. They didn’t return either. Since then, people have stopped going into the forest. Occasionally someone wanders into the forest, and we never see them again.

 

Sami:
 Ominous.

 

Doctor: 
Oh.

 

Sami:
 What?

 

Doctor:
 The TARDIS is in the forest.

 

Sami:
 Well then let’s go get it! I’ve been trained for dangerous missions like this!

Sami starts walking towards the forest.

The Doctor grabs her sleeve and pulls her back.
 

 

Doctor:
 Neither of us is going anywhere near the forest until we find out exactly what is taking people. I’m not going to put you in danger.

 

Sami:
 I like a bit of danger!

 

Jonathan:
 Miss Sami, you can’t go in there. I guarantee you, you will not come out.

 

Christian:
 Doctor, it seems like you’re stuck here for a while, am I right?

 

Sami:
 No. We came out fine.

 

Doctor: 
We were lucky. Whatever it was, it didn’t recognise me, so kept its distance. If either of us go back in there, we’re going to come to the same end as the search party did.

 

Jonathan, to Christian:
 Doctor, could they stay at your place?

The Doctor does a double take, then realises something.
 

 

Doctor, to Christian:
 You’re the doctor?

 

Christian: 
Yes I am. And Jonathan makes a good point. I have a spare room, if you two don’t mind sharing a bed.

 

Sami:
 I am not sharing a bed with him.

 

Doctor: 
Don’t worry. I’ll sleep on the sofa.

 

Sami, muttering:
 Too right you will.

 

Adriana runs up to Jonathan looking flustered
 

 

Adriana:
 Jonathan, there’s a problem!

 

Jonathan, sighing:
 What is it now, Addy?

 

Adriana:
 Gretel’s not letting me milk her! I don’t know what it is!

 

Jonathan:
 Fine. I’ll come and help. I can trust you to watch these two, doctor?

 

Doctor:
 Don’t worry, I’ll make sure- Oh. You meant him.

 

Christian smiles a faint, amused smile.
 

 

Christian:
 I’m sure I’ll be able to manage, Jonathan.

 

Jonathan walks off after Adriana, and Christian turns to The Doctor and Sami, smiling subtley.
 

 

Christian:
 That’s Jonathan’s little sister, Adriana. She’s 15. Ever since their parents died, he’s had to take care of her. Obviously we’ve helped too, as a town, but he’s the only family she has.

 

Doctor:
 How did their parents die?

 

Christian: 
Typhoid. Adriana was only 8.

 

Sami:
 Poor thing.

 

Doctor:
 Is there anything else I should know about?

 

Christian:
 Oh yes. There’s the mine.

Christian points to a large, somewhat rusty metal structure at the edge of the town.
 We’ve been mining for years, so it’s very deep, but also very unsafe. Don’t go near it without Robert or one of the other miners.

 

Sami:
 We can look after ourselves, we don’t need a babysitter.

 

Doctor, bouncing up and down on the ground:
 What’s down there anyway? The ground feels weird, not like normal Earth ground at all.

 

Christian, looking strangely at The doctor:
 Oh, nothing much. We do seem to find a lot of odd metal down there though. Orange.

 

Doctor:
 Copper?

 

Robert, from behind:
 Looks that way. But if you want to stay until this all blows over, I suggest you keep your noses out of things that don’t concern you. Like the mine.

 

Sami, indignantly:
 Or what?

 

Christian, laughing:
 Oh Robert, calm down. They’re harmless!

 

Doctor:
 Don’t worry, we won’t cause any trouble.

 

Robert:
 Be that as it may, I trust Elijah.

 

Tense silence.
 

 

Christian, slightly worried:
 Robert, shouldn’t you get back to the mine?

 

Robert nods, and heads off towards the mine. As soon as he’s out of earshot, The Doctor starts talking again.
 

 

Doctor:
 So, Doctor, show me this metal you’ve discovered.

 

 

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