"Doctor Who" The Parting of the Ways (TV Episode 2005) Poster

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The Doctor: What have you done?

Rose Tyler: I looked into the TARDIS and the TARDIS looked into me.

The Doctor: You looked into the time vortex, Rose, nobody is supposed to see that!

Emperor Dalek: This is the abomination!

Dalek: Exterminate!

[Dalek shoots at her with its laser, but Rose lifts up her hand and stops it, reversing it back into the Dalek, the Doctor looks on in surprise]

Rose Tyler: I am the Bad Wolf. I create myself. I take the words...

[Rose lifts her hand and takes the words from the Bad Wolf Corporation sign]

Rose Tyler: ...I scatter them, in time and space.

[the words float off away from them]

Rose Tyler: A message, to lead myself here.

The Doctor: Rose, you've got to stop this, you've got to stop this now! You've the entire vortex running through you're head, you're gonna burn!

Rose Tyler: I want you safe, my Doctor. Protected from the false God.

Emperor Dalek: You cannot hurt me. I am immortal.

Rose Tyler: You are tiny. I can see the whole of time and space, every single atom of your existence, and I divide them.

[Rose lifts her hand again, the Dalek that tried to shoot her disappears in an explosion of golden dust]

Rose Tyler: Everything must come to dust. All things, everything dies.

The Doctor: Rose Tyler. I was gonna take you to so many places. Barcelona. Not the city Barcelona, the planet Barcelona. You'll love it, fantastic place, they've got dogs with no noses!


The Doctor: Imagine how many times a day you end up telling that joke, and it's still funny!

Rose Tyler: Then, why can't we go?

The Doctor: Maybe you will, and maybe I will, but not like this.

Rose Tyler: [standing up] You're not making sense.

The Doctor: I might never make sense again! I might have two heads! Or no head! Imagine me with no head - and don't say that's an improvement.

[Rose smiles]

The Doctor: But it's a bit dodgy, this process.

[her smile fades]

The Doctor: You never know what you're gonna end up with.

[a flash of light and the Doctor doubles over in pain]

Rose Tyler: Doctor!

The Doctor: Stay away!

Rose Tyler: Doctor, tell me what's going on.

The Doctor: I absorbed all the energy of the time vortex and no one's meant to do that. Every cell in my body's dying.

Rose Tyler: Can't you do something?

The Doctor: Yeah, I'm doing it now... Time Lords have this little trick, it's sort of a way of cheating death, except, it means I'm gonna change. And I'm not gonna see you again, not like this, not with this daft old face. And before I go...

Rose Tyler: Don't say that!

The Doctor: Rose, before I go I just wanna tell you - you were fantastic... absolutely fantastic... and d'you know what?

[Rose shakes her head]

The Doctor: So was I.

[they both smile at each other for the last time before he is engulfed in light]

The Doctor: [hologram, speaking towards the console] This is Emergency Programme One. Rose, now listen, this is important. If this message is activated, then it can only mean one thing: we must be in danger, and I mean fatal. I'm dead, or about to die any second with no chance of escape.

Rose Tyler: No!

The Doctor: And that's OK, I hope it's a good death. But I promised to look after you, and that's what I'm doin'. The TARDIS is takin' you home.

Rose Tyler: I won't let you.

The Doctor: And I bet you're fussing and moaning now, typical. But hold on, and just listen a bit more. The TARDIS can never return for me. Emergency Programme One means I'm facing an enemy that should never get their hands on this machine. So this is what you should do: let the TARDIS die. Just let this old box gather dust. No one can open it, no one will even notice it. Let it become a strange little thing standing on a street corner. And over the years, the world will move on, and the box will be buried. And if you wanna remember me, then you can do one thing. That's all, one thing.

The Doctor: [hologram turns to face Rose, and with a full voice] Have a good life. Do that for me, Rose. Have a fantastic life.

[last lines; the Doctor has just regenerated]

The Doctor: Hello! Okay...


The Doctor: New teeth. That's weird. So where was I? Oh, that's right - Barcelona!

Rose Tyler: The time war ends.

Emperor Dalek: I will not die! I cannot diieee!

[we see Rose's eyes light up, and the Dalek Emperor and his entire fleet disappear in an explosion of golden dust]

The Doctor: Rose, you've done it, now stop.

[Rose stares straight ahead]

The Doctor: Just let go.

Rose Tyler: How can I let go of this? I bring life.

[we see Jack start breathing again and open his eyes]

The Doctor: But this is wrong! You can't control life and death!

Rose Tyler: But I can. The sun and the moon, the day and night... but why do they hurt?

[she is crying]

The Doctor: The power's gonna kill you and it's my fault!

Rose Tyler: I can see everything... all that is... all that was... all that ever could be.

The Doctor: [stands up] But that's what *I* see. All the time. And doesn't it drive you mad?

Rose Tyler: [Rose nods, barely able to speak] My head...

The Doctor: Come here.

Rose Tyler: ...is killing me.

The Doctor: I think you need a Doctor.

[He leans down and kisses her, and the golden light transfers from her to him through their lips]

The Doctor: You know what they call me in the ancient legends of the Dalek homeworld? The Oncoming Storm. You might have removed all your emotions, but I reckon right down deep in your DNA there's one little spark left. And that's fear. Doesn't it just burn when you face me?

Captain Jack: Rose, you are worth fighting for.

[Jack kisses Rose passionately]

Captain Jack: Wish I'd never met you, Doctor, I was much better off as a coward.

[Jack kisses the Doctor the same way]

The Doctor: Now you tell me, God-of-all-Daleks - 'cause there's one thing I never worked out - the words "Bad Wolf", spread across time and space, everywhere, drawing me in: how'd you manage that?

Emperor Dalek: I did nothing.

The Doctor: Oh, come on, there's no secrets now, your worship.

Emperor Dalek: They are not part of *my* design.

[the Doctor looks skeptical]

Emperor Dalek: This is the truth of God.

Emperor Dalek: This is perfection. I have created heaven on Earth.

The Doctor: It's ready!

[looks up as loads of Daleks enter the room and surround him]

The Doctor: You really wanna think about this, 'cos if I activate the signal, every living creature dies.

Emperor Dalek: I am immortal.

The Doctor: D'you really wanna put that to the test?

Emperor Dalek: I want to see you become like me. Hail, the Doctor, the great exterminator!

The Doctor: [hands on the lever] I'll do it!

Emperor Dalek: Then prove yourself, Doctor. What are you, coward or killer?

The Doctor: [Doctor makes to push the lever down, pauses, and steps away] Coward, any day.

Emperor Dalek: Mankind will be harvested because of your weaknesses!

The Doctor: And what about me? Am I becoming one of your angels?

Emperor Dalek: You are the heathen. You will be exterminated!

The Doctor: Maybe it's time.

Mickey Smith: Rose!

[Tardis starts up and disappears]

Emperor Dalek: We waited here in the dark space, damaged but rebuilding. Centuries passed and we quietly infiltrated the systems of Earth, harvesting the waste of humanity: the prisoners, the refugees, the dispossessed; they all came to us. The bodies were filleted, pulped, sifted. The seed of the human race is perverted. Only one cell in a billion was fit to be nurtured.

The Doctor: So you created an army of Daleks out of the dead.

Rose Tyler: That makes them, half human.

Emperor Dalek: [shouts] Those words are blasphemy!

Dalek #1: Do not blaspheme!

Dalek #2: Do not blaspheme! Do not blaspheme!

Emperor Dalek: Everything human has been purged. I cultivated pure and blessed Dalek.

The Doctor: Since when did the Daleks have a concept of blasphemy?

Dalek: Identify yourself!

The Anne Droid: You are the weakest link,

[disintegrates three Daleks]

The Anne Droid: Goodbye.

Captain Jack: Yes!

The Anne Droid: You are the weakest link...

[Dalek shoots Anne Droid]

The Anne Droid: [muffled] Goodbye.

Emperor Dalek: Purify the Earth with fire. The planet will become my temple and we shall rise. This will be our paradise!

[after its eye has been shot]

Dalek: My vision is impaired! I cannot see!

Emperor Dalek: I reached into the dirt and made new life. I am the God of all Daleks!

Daleks: Worship him! Worship him! Worship him!

Dalek: Proceed to next level.

Lynda: They're flying up the ventilation shaft. No, wait a minute. Oh, my God, why are they doing that? They're going down.

[cut to Floor zero. The Daleks suddenly burst in and begin to corner the hundred people stranded there]

Daleks: Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!

Rodrick: [shocked] It can't! You don't exist! That's not fair! I don't want to die! I should be rich! Not dying! You can't do this to me!

Daleks: [shouts] Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!

[cut back to Lynda as she hears the massacre. Horrified, she turns the radio off]

Lynda: Floor zero. They killed them all.

The Doctor: So, tell me, how did you survive the Time War?

Emperor Dalek: They survived through me.

[a light comes on revealing a giant Dalek casing guarded by black domed Daleks]

The Doctor: Rose, Captain; this is the Emperor of the Daleks.

Daleks: [the Doctor steps out of the TARDIS and bumps into a few Daleks] Exterminate! Exterminate!

The Doctor: [the Daleks fire wildly at The Doctor but nothing happens] Is that it? Useless.

The Doctor: [with French pronunciation] Nul points.

The Doctor: [beckons to Jack and Rose] It's all right. Come on out. That force field can hold back anything.

Captain Jack Harkness: Almost anything.

The Doctor: Yes, but I wasn't gonna tell them that, thanks.

Captain Jack Harkness: Sorry.

Lynda: I've got a problem.

Dalek: Human female detected.

Lynda: They've found me.

The Doctor: You'll be all right, Lynda. Their side of the corridor's reinforced against meteors.

Lynda: I hope so. You know what they say about Earth workmanship.

Emperor Dalek: You destroyed us, Doctor. The Dalek race died in your inferno, but my ship survived. Falling through time, crippled but alive!

The Doctor: I get it...

Dalek #1: Do not interrupt!

Dalek #2: Do not interrupt!

Dalek #3: Do not interrupt!

The Doctor: I think you're forgetting something. I'm the Doctor, and if there's one thing I can do it's talk. I've got five billion languages and you haven't got one way of stopping me, so if anybody's going to shut up...

The Doctor: [turns to Daleks, shouting] ... it's *you*!

Dalek OperatorDalek OperatorDalek Operator: [reverse away from The Doctor]

Dalek #1: You know The Doctor. You understand him. You will predict his actions.

Rose: I don't know! And even if I did I wouldn't tell ya.

Dalek #1: Predict! Predict!


Dalek #1: Predict!

Dalek #2: TARDIS detected, in-flight.

Dalek #1: Launch missiles. Exterminate!

Rose: You can't! The TARDIS hasn't got any defences, you're gonna kill him!

Dalek #1: You have predicted correctly!

The Doctor: They're insane. Hiding in silence for hundreds of years, that's enough to drive anyone mad. But it's worse then that, driven mad by your own flesh. The stink of humanity. You hate your own existence. And that makes them more deadly than ever.

[to the Emperor]

The Doctor: We're going!

Emperor Dalek: You may not leave my presence!

Dalek: Stay where you are! Exterminate!

Daleks: [overlapping in increasing cacophony and firing] Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Worship him! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! You will be exterminated!

Rose Tyler: You don't just give up. You don't just let things happen. You make a stand. You say "no"! You have the guts to do what's right when everyone else just runs away!

Emperor Dalek: We have your associate. You will obey, or she will be exterminated.

The Doctor: No.

Emperor Dalek: Explain yourself.

The Doctor: I said, "no".

Emperor Dalek: What is the meaning of this negative?

The Doctor: It means "no".

Emperor Dalek: But she will be destroyed.

The Doctor: No! Because this is what I'm gonna do - I'm gonna rescue her. I'm gonna save Rose Tyler from the middle of the Dalek fleet. And then, I'm gonna save the Earth. And then, just to finish off, I'm gonna wipe every last stinking Dalek outta the sky!

Emperor Dalek: If I am God, the creator of all things, then what does that make you, Doctor?

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Captain Jack Harkness: Doctor, you've got 20 seconds maximum!

[shoots Daleks with machine gun, but they just keep coming. Machine gun runs out. Gets out his smaller gun, starts shooting, that runs out too. Drops his weapons and steps up to the Daleks as they halt]

Dalek: Exterminate!

Captain Jack Harkness: I kinda figured that.

[they shoot him with their laser; he dies and falls to the floor]

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Clara: You don't just give up. You don't just let things happen. You make a stand. You say "no"! You have the guts to do what's right when everyone else just runs away!

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