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Eldane (Stephen Moore): This is the story of our planet. Earth. On the day a thousand years past when we came to share it with a race known as humanity. It is the story of the Doctor who helped our races find common ground, and the terrible loses he suffered. It is the story of our past and must never be forgotten.
Nasreen Chaudhry (Meera Syal): You’re sure this is the best way to enter?
The Doctor: Front door approach. Definitely. Always the best way.
Overhead: Hostile lifeforms detected. Area 17.
The Doctor: Apart from the back door approach. That’s also good. Sometimes better.
Malohkeh (Richard Hope): From the clothing, the human female seems to be more resistant to the cold than the male.
Amy: I dressed for RIO!
Mo (Alun Raglan): Where’d you get that?
Amy: You never picked a lizard man’s pocket?
Rory: I promise you, Ambrose, I trust the Doctor with my life. We stick to his plan.
The Doctor: Not got any celery do you? No. No, not really the climate. Tomatoes though. You’d do a roaring trade in those. I’m the Doctor. Oh, and there’s Nasreen.
Nasreen: Oh, green man.
The Doctor: Hello. Who are you?
Restac (Neve McIntosh): Restac. Military command.
The Doctor: Oh do you really? There’s always a military, isn’t there.
Malohkeh: Your weapon was attacking the oxygen pockets above our city.
The Doctor: Oxygen pockets, lovely. Oo. But not so good with an impending drill. Now it makes sense.
Restac: I’m going to send a clear message to those on the surface.
The Doctor: What’s that?
Restac: Your execution.
The Doctor: Oo! Lovely place. Very gleaming.
Restac: This is our court. And our place of execution.
Restac: Do you understand who we are?
Rory: Sort of. A bit. Not really.
Eldane: You want to start a war while the rest of us sleep, Restac?
Restac: The apes are attacking us!
Eldane: You’re our protector, not our commander, Restac. Unchain them.
Restac: I do not recognize your authority at this time, Eldane.
Eldane: Well then. You must shoot me.
Eldane: Shush now, Restac. Go and play soldiers. I’ll let you know if I need you.
The Doctor: Hello!
Rory: Where’s Amy?
The Doctor: She’s fine. Look.
Rory: Oh thank god.
Amy: Just keeping you on your toes.
The Doctor: No time to chat. Listen, you need to get down here. Go to the drill storeroom. There’s a large patch of earth in the middle of the floor. The Silurians are going to send up transport disks to bring you back down using geothermal energy and gravity bubble technology. It’s how they travel and frankly it’s pretty cool. Bring Alaya, we hand her over, we can land this after all, all gonna work. Promise. Gotta dash. Hurry up!
The Doctor: Amy Pond and Nasreen Chaudhry, speaking for the planet. Humanity couldn’t have better ambassadors. C’mon! Who has more fun than us?
Amy: Is this what happens, in the future, the planet gets shared? Is that what we need to do?
Nasreen: Uh, what are you talking about?
The Doctor: Oh, Nasreen, sorry. Probably worth mentioning at this stage, Amy and I travel in time a bit.
Nasreen: Anything else?
The Doctor: There are fixed points through time where things must always stay the way they are. This is not one of them. This is an opportunity. A temporal tipping point. Whatever happens today will change future events—create its own timeline, its own reality. The future pivots around you. Here. Now. So do good. For humanity. And for Earth.
The Doctor: Okay. Bringing things to order. The first meeting of representatives of the human race and homoreptilia is now in session. Ha! Never said that before. That’s fab.
The Doctor: Malohkeh, I rather love you.
Eldane: As I sat there that day across the table from the humans, the future of both species and our beloved planet Earth rested in our hands. But as the discussions went on, I began to despair about whether we would ever find any common ground. As ambassadors for our species we all had too much to lose.
The Doctor sing song: Doing controls are my favorite!
Nasreen: I’ve got what I was digging for. I can’t leave when I’ve only just found it. Thank you, Doctor.
The Doctor: The pleasure was all mine.
Nasreen: Come and look for us.
Eldane: So the Doctor sent our warriors back to their rest, on the promise of future harmony with humans.
Amy: The other way, idiot!
The Doctor: Not here, not now. It’s getting wider.
Amy: The crack on my bedroom wall.
The Doctor: And the Byzantium. All through the universe, rips in the continuum. Some sort of space-time cataclysm. An explosion maybe. Big enough to put cracks in the universe. But… what?
The Doctor: The Angels laughed when I didn’t know, Prisoner Zero knew—everybody knows except me!
Rory: I don’t understand.
Amy: Sh! Don’t talk. Doctor, is he okay? We have to get him on the TARDIS.
Rory: We were on the hill. I can’t die here.
Amy: Don’t say that.
Rory: You’re so beautiful. I’m sorry.
The Doctor: If the time-energy catches up with you you’ll never have been born. It’ll erase every moment of your existence. You will never have lived at all.
Amy: That light. If his body’s absorbed I’ll forget him. He’ll never have existed. You can’t let that happen. What are you doing? Doctor, no! No no! Doctor, we can’t just leave him!
The Doctor: Keep him in your mind. Keep him in your mind. Don’t forget him. If you forget him you’ll lose him forever.
Amy: Then why on the Byzantium, I still remember the clerics because I am a time traveler. Now you said—
The Doctor: They weren’t part of your world. This is different. This is your own history changing.
Amy: Tell me it’s going to be okay. Make it okay.
The Doctor: It’s going to be hard but you can do it. Tell me about Rory, huh? Fantastic Rory. Funny Rory. Gorgeous Rory. Amy, listen to me: do exactly as I say. Amy please, keep concentrating you can do this.
Amy: I can’t.
The Doctor: You can. You can do it. I can’t help you unless you do. We can still save his memory.
Amy: All of Nasreen’s work, just erased.
Mo: Good thing she’s not here to see it. She’s going to give Tony hell when they wake up.
Eldane: Now as my people awaken from their thousand year sleep, ready to rise to the surface, my thoughts turn back to the Doctor. The losses he suffered then. And the greater losses that were still to come.