Sleeper

Original Airdate: 23 Jan, 2008

[Bedroom]

(Night. A noise wakes the woman up.)
BETH: Mike, did you hear that?
MIKE: Someone's in the living room.
(He puts the light on to reveal they are a mixed race couple.)
BETH: Are you gonna go in there?
MIKE: Are you?
(He gets a cricket bat from underneath the bed whist she takes the phone and starts dialling.)
OPERATOR [OC]: Emergency. Which service, please?
BETH: Police.
MIKE: Who's there?
BETH: My name's Beth Halloran, I'm at 114 Brodsky Gardens. I think there's a burglar in the flat. Come quickly.
(There is a thump and a squeal. A figure in black drags Mike back into the bedroom.)
BURGLAR: Come on, then. Get back in there.
BETH: Mike.
BURGLAR: Sit down there.
BETH: There's two of them. My husband's been injured. Send an ambulance.
BURGLAR 2: I'll get the TV stuff unhooked.
BETH: Wait, just take whatever you want.
BURGLAR: Keep her quiet.
BURGLAR 2: Wait, wait. Do you hear that?
OPERATOR [OC]: Beth, are there any other exits you can take? Beth, can you hear me?
BURGLAR 2L What's happening?
BURGLAR: Get away. What is that thing? No, please, don't. Don't. Please stop. Stop. I'm sorry!
BURGLAR 2: What's going on?
BURGLAR: I'm sorry. No! Get away! No!

[Brodsky Gardens]

JACK: Tosh, what happened here?
TOSH: Two IC one males, one fatality, one seriously wounded after a fall from a fifth floor window onto a police vehicle.
(Owen goes to the burglar who is still on the car roof, still wearing his balaclava.)
OWEN: Bloody hell. Here you are, has he been stabilised?
JACK: Gwen, Owen, go with him to the hospital, see if he says anything. Interview the husband and wife while you're there. Tosh, with me.

[Bedroom]

POLICEMAN: Bit weird, this one. Might be one of yours. Nobody saw anything, heard anything, blah, blah, blah. The usual. Don't know why we bother asking anymore.
JACK: Thanks so much. We'll take it from here. If you could just wait outside.
POLICEMAN: In my opinion, the husband did it. He was looking for trouble, expecting to be burgled.
JACK: Really.
POLICEMAN: Yeah. Look. No other reason I can think of for keeping sports equipment in the bedroom.
JACK: 0h, you should come round to my house for a game of hockey sometime.
(The policeman leaves.)
TOSH: Making friends?
JACK: Not really. What have you got?
TOSH: Well, no glass inside, so it was definitely broken out.
JACK: Police say the stab wounds were caused by some sort of long, narrow blade, which that isn't.
(The bloody cricket bat.)
JACK: No other weapons in the room could have done this, so how the hell did they manage it?
TOSH: Husband was unconscious, and the wife probably weighs less than I do. I can't see either of them doing this.
JACK: When you fear for your life, you'd be surprised what you can do.

[Hospital room]

BETH: I didn't see anything. We all heard this weird noise, then the next thing I know, I'm in the corner and he's just sitting there, dead. The other one was just gone.
GWEN: And then what?
BETH: Nothing. I just stayed there till the police arrived. I couldn't move. I should have checked on Mike.
MIKE: Don't be silly. You did the right thing. I'm fine.
BETH: Be quiet, you. The doctor said you should rest.
MIKE: I don't think the doctor meant my mouth.
BETH: Actually, he did. He was very specific. He said no talking for a whole week.
MIKE: Lies, lies. Why so many lies?.
GWEN: Okay, thanks for your time. We'll let you get some rest now.

[Hospital corridor]

OWEN: Not a trace of blood on their hands, either of them.
GWEN: Then who did it?
OWEN: She did, obviously.
GWEN: Why obviously?
OWEN: Well, look at her.

[Hospital room]

MIKE: It's okay, it's okay.

[Hospital corridor]

GWEN: Yeah, I can see what you're saying. She's absolutely terrifying.
OWEN: It's always the one you least suspect. They're all in a room together. Hubby's out cold, and she survives while two burglars get mangled? She did it, she must have.
GWEN: How?
OWEN: I haven't worked that bit out yet.
GWEN: Ah, I see, I see.
OWEN: All right then, Jessica Fletcher, who done it?
GWEN: The husband. His wife's in danger, he keeps a cricket bat under the bed. You fill in the blanks from there.
OWEN: Right, okay. So he kills one man, wearing gloves, and then he swallows the murder weapon and the gloves and then he knocks himself out?
GWEN: Something like that, yeah.
OWEN: Right. To be continued.
(Owen answers his comms.)
OWEN: Yeah?
JACK [OC]: It's me. Anything?
OWEN: No, nothing. They're completely clear.

[Brodsky Gardens / Hospital corridor]

JACK: Well, one of them did it, we just need to figure out how. Stay with the burglar all night if you have to. Keep an eye on those two.
OWEN: OK, fair enough.
JACK: Tosh

[Hospital corridor]

OWEN: That was Jack. He says that you should stay with the burglar and find out if he knows anything, all night if you have to. I know. And keep an eye on the other two.
GWEN: Brilliant. Brilliant. Oh, will you get me a coffee before you go?
OWEN: Yeah, yeah, of course. What are team mates for? Er, you haven't got a pound for the machine, have you?
(A light goes out.)
OWEN: Hospitals. They have to fall apart before anyone fixes them.
GWEN: Pound. Coffee.
OWEN: Thank you.

[Burglar's hospital room]

(Later. The burglar is out cold. Gwen nearly dozes off, dropping her empty coffee cup. The burglar wakes up.)
GWEN: Oh, shush. Okay, you're safe now, all right? You're safe. Just tell me who did this to you.
(His heart starts racing.)
BURGLAR: The woman in the flat. Keep her away from me.
(Then his heart stops.)
NURSE: Page the doctor. Can you move, please? Quickly, we need to get him lying him down.

[Interrogation room]

(Jack takes the bag off Beth's head. She is handcuffed.)
JACK: Tell me everything.
BETH: Where am I? Where's my husband?
JACK: He's safe.
BETH: What do you mean, safe? What have you done with him?
JACK: Nothing yet. Tell me what happened in the flat, Beth. It had to be you or Mike, so how did you do it?
BETH: You can't treat people like this. I've been burgled, attacked. I want a lawyer, I want a phone call. If you're charging me with something
JACK: We're not charging you with anything. We don't have to. And there'll be no lawyer, no phone calls. Just us and this room for as long as it takes. Now, tell me what happened!
BETH: I told her and the police. Please, I don't know anything.
(They put crime scene photos of the dead burglar on the table.)
JACK: Look at them. The second one just died in hospital. Keep her away from me. The woman in the flat. Those were his dying words. Now why would he say something like that?
BETH: I don't know, I swear. I never touched him.
JACK: Is it Mike? Are you covering for him?
BETH: No!
(The light bulb blows.)
GWEN: Jack.
(Jack leaves.)
GWEN: Beth, we know these men attacked you and your husband. Now, if you fought back, people will understand it was self-defence.
BETH: I promise. I promise I have no idea what happened to them. All I know is that it wasn't me.

[Jack's office]

IANTO: Just us and this room for as long as it takes? Terrifying.
JACK: Really?
IANTO: Absolutely. Shivers down my spine.
JACK: You don't look scared.
IANTO: Oh, it passed.
JACK: Tosh, anything on the body scan?
TOSH: Nothing out of the ordinary.
JACK: What about the light? Power surge?
TOSH: Nothing from us. There was an electromagnetic buildup around her, but I can't see how she caused it.
OWEN: Same thing happened at the hospital, Jack. Can't be a coincidence.
JACK: It's her. I know it is. Okay, let's do some tests, see who or what we're dealing with.
OWEN: I'm on it.

[Corridor]

BETH: What kind of tests?
GWEN: Just little things to clear this all up. Blood samples
BETH: Blood samples? I haven't done anything.
GWEN: Look. I believe you, but this is our job. Something really strange happened at your flat and we've got to make sure you had nothing to do with it.
BETH: I didn't.
GWEN: Then you've nothing to worry about. They are doing these tests whether you like it or not. Don't make this any harder on yourself. Come on.

[Hub]

BETH: This is where you work?
GWEN: Yep. Cosy, isn't it?
BETH: Who are you people? Don't you have any windows?
GWEN: It wouldn't really be in keeping with the whole secrecy thing, people looking in, would it?
IANTO: We don't sniff the subetheric resonator.
BETH: Sorry. It's so big. This is crazy.
GWEN: Yep.
BETH: I suddenly feel very, very small.
GWEN: Come on. Let's just get these tests done, then you can get home, okay? Come on, Owen.

[Autopsy room]

OWEN: Okay, we'll start with a few blood tests. Nothing to worry about, just a little needle.
(Beth can't look.)
JACK: What?
OWEN: Needle's snapped.
BETH: Haven't you got a nurse to do this?
GWEN: He's a doctor. It's okay.
(And a second needle breaks when Owen tries to break her skin.)
BETH: Okay, look, I'm not gonna do this if you can't even
(Owen picks up a scalpel.)
BETH: What are you doing?
OWEN: Bear with me.
BETH: Hey, hey!
(The blade breaks.)
OWEN: When was the last time you were in hospital, Beth?
BETH: I don't remember. I don't think I ever have. Why, what's wrong with me?
OWEN: Well, any operations? Checkups?
BETH: No, nothing.
OWEN: When was the last time you felt ill? Have you had a cold?
BETH: I don't think I ever have. I take a lot of vitamin C.
OWEN: Hmm. Hell of a lot, I reckon.
JACK: Okay, Beth. You make light bulbs blow, we can't break your skin. What planet are you from?
BETH: Earth.
JACK: Stop wasting our time. We know you're an alien.
BETH: There's no such thing as aliens.

[Holding cells]

(Jack introduces her to his favourite Weevil.)
JACK: Beth, Janet. Janet, Beth.

[Hub]

BETH [on monitor]: What is it?
JACK [on monitor]: It's an alien. But you know that cos you are, too.
BETH [on monitor]: No, it's not.

[Holding cells]

BETH: I'm not. I work in an office
JACK: Why do you give off electromagnetic waves? Why?.
BETH: I don't know. Stop it. Why are you doing this? I want Mike. I want to go home.
(The Weevil bows to Beth and backs away, moaning gently.)
BETH: Why is it doing that?
JACK: I don't know. It's never done it before.
BETH: This is real, isn't it?
JACK: Yeah.
BETH: I don't know about my skin, or any of that other stuff. I just. How can I prove it to you? How can I prove to you that I'm not an alien?

[Hub]

TOSH: You said we weren't allowed to use that again.
JACK: It's just a mind probe.
IANTO: Remember what happened last time we used it?
JACK: That was different. That species has extremely high blood pressure.
IANTO: Oh, right. Their heads must explode all the time.
GWEN: Jack, You can't do this. What if you're wrong? If she's human, it'll kill her.
JACK: I'm not wrong. We have to find out what she is.
TOSH: Take it easy, Jack. Stop at the first sign of trouble.
IANTO: Or the first sign of exploding.
JACK: Gwen, bring her up.
GWEN: Okay.
(Ianto sits in the chair and shakes.)
JACK: Hey.
(A short time later, Beth is strapped in.
TOSH: Not too tight, is it?
BETH: It's fine. Are you sure this is safe?
GWEN: Yep.
BETH: Just try not to, you know, kill me or anything, okay?
(Tosh sets up the metal helmet. Ianto offers her a sip of water.)
IANTO: You'll probably get dehydrated during the probing.
BETH: Thank you.
(At a signal from Jack, Owen puts the helmet on Beth.)
TOSH: We're all set.
JACK: The probe drills down through your consciousness, so if there's anything hidden, it'll pop to the surface.
BETH: Will it hurt?
JACK: Yeah.
BETH: Your bedside manner's rubbish.
GWEN: You should see his manners in bed. They're atrocious. Apparently. So I've heard.
IANTO: Oh, they are. I remember this
JACK: Ahem.
GWEN: All right. We all ready?
BETH: I suppose.
GWEN: Okay, we'll do this slowly. Tosh will control the probe, Owen will make sure you're not in danger, and Ianto will have more water when you need it. And I'll be right here, okay?
BETH: And what about him? What does he do?
JACK: I'll be watching.
GWEN: Are you ready, Beth? All right.
JACK: Okay, Tosh.
(The probe does hurt.)
BETH: I'm human.
OWEN: Safe.
JACK: Who killed the burglars, Beth?
BETH: I don't know. I. Argh.
(Electricity starts to play over the helmet.)
OWEN: Safe.
JACK: What planet are you from?
BETH: I'm human! 0h, God, it hurts. Please, please, stop.
JACK: Go deeper.
TOSH: Are you sure? She
JACK: Do it!
OWEN: Vital signs are all over the place, but still safe.
TOSH: Getting electromagnetic buildup again.
JACK: Who killed those men?
BETH: I don't know. Make it stop.
GWEN: For God's sake, come on.
JACK: Go deeper.
OWEN: Safe.
BETH: No!
JACK: Deeper.
(Beth is in agony. An alarm sounds.)
IANTO: Something's happening to the lights.
TOSH: The electromagnetic pulse is going off the scale.
OWEN: We don't know how much more she can take.
GWEN: Jack, we've got to stop this.
(Beth passes out, then sits up again. The skin of her right forearm peels back to reveal red lights underneath.)
GWEN: Oh, my God.
JACK: I wouldn't get that close. Toshiko, what happened?
TOSH: Hit a buried compartment. Locked away. She couldn't have been aware of it.
JACK: Who are you?
BETH: Kayehla Janees. Putaak graszh, ish nin fas du hap vac nal.
JACK: Where are you from?
BETH: Kayehla Janees. Putaak graszh, ish nin fas du hap vac nal.
JACK: How do you like my boots?
BETH: Kayehla Janees. Putaak graszh, ish nin fas du hap vac nal.
GWEN: Jack, what is it? What is she saying?
JACK: Name, rank, serial number, and that's all she's gonna say.
TOSH: How do you know?
JACK: Cos I know who she is and why she's here. Switch off the probe.
TOSH: Off.
(Beth's arm returns to normal and she wakes up.) 
BETH: Oh, you weren't lying. That really hurt. Did you find anything?

[Conference room]

JACK: She's a sleeper agent. It all clicked when I saw the implant.
OWEN: A sleeper agent? Who for?
JACK: No one knows very much. They don't leave survivors. Official designation is Cell 114. They infiltrate planets, adapting their bodies, gathering intelligence, sometimes for years, watching, until they're ready to take over.
GWEN: Okay, that's creepy.
JACK: If we're lucky, she's the first. They send an advance guard to gather intel, given false memories so they blend in. She has no idea she's not human. Her real self must have taken over briefly, killed the burglars. Self preservation.
OWEN: Told you she did it.
JACK: Yeah. The point is, by the time they attack they know every single thing about the planet. Tosh.
TOSH: The implant gathers information. Normal X-rays don't show it. She's projecting a false image. It's got all this data stored inside it. This is a forcefield generator. It creates an impervious layer above the skin, just a nanometre thick. That's why you couldn't get the needle inside her.
OWEN: Right, well. God, look. They even know about us.
IANTO: They know more about this place than I do. Nobody knows more than I do.
GWEN: What if there's more of them? What are we gonna do about this?
JACK: For a start, I think we should tell her.

[Holding cells]

BETH [on monitor]: Kayehla Janees. Putaak graszh, ish nin fas du hap vac nal.
JACK [on monitor]: Where are you from?
BETH [on monitor]: Kayehla Janees. Putaak graszh
BETH: Can you turn it off, please? (Gwen does.) So I killed those men?
JACK: Yes.
BETH: And I'm a mass murdering alien?
JACK: Yes.
BETH: My whole life, all my memories, they can't be fake. I know I love Mike, and he loves me.
GWEN: He does, and you do.
BETH: So what's real?
GWEN: You both are. You both fell in love. That happened. Do you feel human?
BETH: Yes.
GWEN: Yes. Well, then you are. What makes us human? Is it our minds or our bodies?
BETH: And what happens when the disguise comes off? I want to have kids one day. Is feeling human enough for that? Can you fix me? Can you make me human?
JACK: No. Eventually you'll activate. Your real memories will come back, and Beth will disappear.
BETH: What do you mean, activate?
JACK: Once you gather enough information, you'll send it back home and start the invasion.
BETH: There must be something you can do. All this technology, everything you do here. You can't keep me locked up next to that thing. Are you gonna kill me?
GWEN: No. No, of course we're not.
BETH: Have you killed other aliens?
GWEN: Only when we've had to. When it was the last resort, kill or be killed.
BETH: Oh, I wish this wasn't happening. I'd never know. I'd just live a normal life.
JACK: Until the day of the attack.
BETH: I won't do anything. I'm not that person.
JACK: I'm sorry, but you are.

[Hub]

JACK: We can't let her go. She's too dangerous.
TOSH: We could freeze her. Use the alien cryogenics. Wake her up if we figure out how to stop her memories from coming back.
GWEN: Freeze her? For how long?
TOSH: As long as it takes. At least she'd be alive.
JACK: Her implant would still gather information.
GWEN: Can't we deactivate it?
TOSH: I can isolate the transceiver and fry it in an EM pulse. Right now it's not sending or receiving anything. I've checked it five times on every frequency.
OWEN: Won't that let them know we're onto them?
TOSH: No. If we freeze her, she'll never activate and they'll never know.
OWEN: What about her husband?
JACK: She'd have to disappear completely. No goodbyes.

[Corridor]

BETH: We had a holiday booked. Nothing special, just a weekend away. Am I ever gonna see him again?
GWEN: I don't know.
(Beth suddenly has a flashback to the burglary in the flat.)
BETH: Oh, those men. Oh, my God, those poor men. What's happening?
(Then visions of atomic bomb detonations.)
JACK: The real memory is coming back, destroying the fake human persona. The sooner we do this, the better for everyone.
GWEN: Beth? Beth, come on.

[Autopsy room]

(Owen has a freezer ready.)
BETH: Promise me something. If you can't figure out how to keep me human, then don't wake me up. Just turn the machine off.
GWEN: That's not a promise I can keep.
BETH: Okay, you then. I bet you can. Just don't let me hurt anyone.
JACK: You have my word.
BETH: It's funny, I've always had this nagging feeling like I didn't fit in. Just so desperate to have a more exciting life.
TOSH: I'm going to hit the transceiver with an EM pulse.
GWEN: You won't feel anything. It won't harm you.
TOSH: It'll take out the forcefield generator too, I'm afraid, so I'll have to fry them both.
GWEN: Do it. I don't want to be invincible.
OWEN: After that I'm gonna sedate you, then we'll freeze you.
GWEN: It'll be like, just like going to sleep.
OWEN: Only a bit colder.
BETH: Bye, Gwen.
GWEN: Bye.
(Tosh zaps Beth's arm.)
TOSH: Done.
(Owen injects Beth's leg.)

[House]

(Across the city, a commuter has just returned home to regale his lady with the details of the journey.)
DAVID: If you want the whole bloody seat to yourself, be my guest. In fact, I said, why don't we ask the other passengers to get off, and you can have the whole carriage to yourself? Would you like that?
WOMAN: You didn't.
DAVID: I did. I was really loud, too. I couldn't help it, I was just really annoyed. So then. So then, right, she gives me the dirtiest look, right, and she
WOMAN: David?
(Lights are glowing under his shirt sleeve.)
WOMAN: What is that? What's happened to your arm? Hey. Where are you going? David, you're scaring me. What are you doing? What's happening? Come back here. David.
(He efficiently breaks her neck. Elsewhere, a paramedic tending a man on the street gets activated and walks away. So does a young woman pushing a pram. She walks away, letting it roll into traffic.)

[Autopsy room]

(Beth is encased in ice.)
OWEN: It's done. I'm sending her down to the vault.
(He slides her into the small lift and sends it on its way. Ianto and Gwen seal her into slot 007 and walk away. Then Beth wakes up.)

[Hub]

(The lights flicker and a siren sounds.)
JACK: Can somebody tell me what the hell is going on?
GWEN: Oh, shit.
JACK: What happened?
GWEN: Beth's gone.
JACK: I thought she was frozen.
OWEN: She was. Her vitals were at zero.
TOSH: Checking systems, command history
JACK: What did she do? Is it a virus, a lockdown?
TOSH: No, she just turned off the lights.
JACK: What is it with her and light bulbs?
TOSH: She went through the tunnels.
IANTO: Time to change the locks again.
JACK: I don't know. She knew everything about this place. It was all in her arm. The tunnels, layout, security codes. She could've shut us down, blown us up, anything.
GWEN: But she didn't.
OWEN: I swear she was frozen.
JACK: Tosh, you switched off the transceiver?
TOSH: Yes.
JACK: Are you sure?
TOSH: Well, I was until you asked. Unless there was another false image.
OWEN: Hang on, hang on. Everything about her was a lie. All of her vital signs were a false image. She can fool the equipment. She can tell it what we're expecting to see, so, you know, she gets scared and it projects an increased heart rate. We try and freeze it and it does the opposite.
TOSH: Simulating that much information would need a huge amount of energy. No wonder she had a big electromagnetic field.
OWEN: That's why the lights blew every time she got upset.
TOSH: So what's she doing? Did we activate her?
JACK: She couldn't be activated. If she was, we'd all be dead. We took her off the network. She has some other agenda.

[Hospital room]

(Beth is visiting her husband.)
BETH: Hey, how are you feeling?
MIKE: What's going on? Nobody will tell me anything. You all right?
BETH: I'm fine. Listen, you know l love you, don't you?
MIKE: Course I do. I love you, too.
BETH: Do you promise?
MIKE: Why?
BETH: I just had to be sure. I have to go away.
MIKE: What do you mean? Where?
BETH: I can't tell you, but it's for your own good.
MIKE: Beth, what are you talking about?
BETH: No. I'm sorry. I just. I have to stay away from you. If I don't, I'm gonna end up hurting you.
MIKE: Well, this is hurting me. Don't go.
BETH: Whatever happens, just know that I love you and I always will.
MIKE: If you've, if you've done something, I don't care, just don't leave me. We'll get through this.
BETH: No, not this time. I have to put things straight, and I can't do that anywhere near you. I love you too much for that.
MIKE: Don't let the police take you. I'm not gonna let you go. I don't care what it is. I don't care what
(Squelch.)
MIKE: What was that?
BETH: I don't know. It sounded like
(Beth's arm is a long hairy thing with a sharp blade at the end. She has stabbed Mike.)
BETH: Oh, my God. Mike!
(The blade retracts.)
BETH: Help! Help! Somebody get a doctor! Help! Somebody!
MIKE: What are you?
BETH: Somebody!
JACK: Beth!
BETH: Sorry. I was just, it was an accident, I just wanted to say goodbye.
JACK: She's got a weapon system built into her arm.
GWEN: Clear.
JACK: It's getting worse. She's losing control. We need to contain her fast.
GWEN: Come on, Beth. Let's get you back.
BETH: No. No. Oh God. No, no, no.
GWEN: Pick her up. Let's go.

[Grainger home]

GRAINGER: So, what else happened at school today?
GIRL: Alex has got a girlfriend.
GRAINER: Oh?
ALEX: Have not.
GIRL: Have too. She's called Jessica.
ALEX: I'm gonna kill you so much.
(The doorbell rings.)
DAVID: Patrick Grainger?
MOTHER: Alex, don't kill your sister. Not before tea anyway.
(David spears Grainger with his arm blade.)
MOTHER: Patrick? Oh, my God, stop it. Get away from him. Oh, no. Please, don't hurt my children. No, please.
(David leaves, splattered with blood.)

[Yard]

(Underneath a flyover a tanker of flammable materials blocks a car in, and the driver gets out. It is the paramedic.)
CAR DRIVER: Oi, fuckflap. Get back in that truck or I'll shove it up your arse.
(The paramedic takes a device from his arm and puts it on the tanker. The driver flees.)
CAR DRIVER: Oh, shit.

[Hospital corridor]

JACK: Tosh? We got her. It's all over. We're on our way.
(An explosion blows in the windows behind them.)

[Hub]

(The place shakes.)
TOSH: What's going on?

[Hospital corridor]

JACK: You okay?
GWEN: Yeah I think so, yeah.
JACK: What the hell was that?

[Hub]

TOSH: A petrol tanker. Looks like someone wanted to take out the M4 link road for some. No, it's not the road. There's an underground fuel pipeline. It's a special supply for the military. They use it in emergencies.
OWEN: Not any more. Hold on. I've got a report coming through. Patrick Grainger's been murdered.
TOSH: Who?
OWEN: Leader of the Council, stabbed several times in the chest, and once in the forehead. Sound familiar?

[Hospital / Hub]

GWEN: Why would anyone want to kill him?
IANTO: He's also the city coordinator. Takes charge of the city during major emergencies. Has all the security protocols.
OWEN: How do you know that?
IANTO: I know everything. And it says so on the screen.
JACK: They're putting all the pieces in place. Gwen, take her. Tosh, Owen, it's starting, it's happening right now.
(The young mother walks into a civic building with a small bomb. KaBOOM!

[Outside the Hospital]

(Feedback through the comms.)
JACK: Tosh? It's not just her. She's part of a cell and they've activated. It's happening. Tell me how to stop it.
BETH: It can't be.
JACK: Think!
GWEN: Beth, look at me. Look at me. How do we stop this?
BETH: I don't know. I'm cut off from the cell. I don't know what the mission is. I'm sorry.
GWEN: What about your implant? How did you get out of Torchwood?
BETH: The technology is part of me. I can switch it on. I can use the tools.
GWEN: Can you do that now? Can you trace the other cell, Beth?
BETH: No. What if it goes wrong?
GWEN: If you don't, Beth, other people will die, not just Mike.
(Beth activates her tech.)
BETH: There's only one left. I can track him.
JACK: Let's go. Come on.

[Street]

(Jack drives the Range Rover onto the pavement and stops in front of a shop.)
JACK: Hang on, I've got an idea.

[Hub]

TOSH: No, I can't just hook something up. The entire telephone network is down.
OWEN: What about a mobile connection?
TOSH: The entire telephone network is down.
IANTO: Mobiles, landlines, tin cans with bits of string. Everything. Absolutely everything. No phones. Phones all broken. Hello? Anyone there? No, cos the phones aren't working.

[Street]

(Jack is tank-taping an aerial to the vehicle.)
GWEN: What's that?
JACK: CB radio. They knocked out the phones, but they can't knock out the radio waves. Not yet, anyway.

[Hub]

OWEN: What about we try
TOSH: There is no way of getting in touch with Jack. No way.
JACK [OC]: Tosh, Owen, can you hear me?
TOSH: Jack? Thank God. What happened?

[Street / Hub]

JACK: There's a cell. It's active. Four including Beth. Two are dead. We're tracking the last guy now. If we can get to him before he does anything, we can stop this.
TOSH: What can I do?
JACK: He's heading for an abandoned farm outside the city. I need to know what's there.

[Hub]

OWEN: Where the hell's he going? There's nothing there.
TOSH: Nothing on the surface.

[Range Rover]

BETH: He's nearly there. We need to hurry.
JACK: Yeah. Hurrying, thank you.
GWEN: What happens when it starts, Beth?
JACK: How do you get in the heavy weapons?
BETH: I don't know. I think we just have this arm stuff.
GWEN: So how do you manage to take over so quickly?
BETH: I don't know. I didn't even know how to use this thing until today.

[Hub]

(Ianto has found some paper records.)
IANTO: This is as far back as they go. There used to be a coal mine in the cliff. The army sealed it off in the forties. Doesn't say why.
TOSH: Let me see if I can get into the military files. Come on, guys, that wasn't even difficult. You disappoint me.
IANTO: It's almost obscene what you do to security systems.
TOSH: Oh, God.
JACK [OC]: What is it?
TOSH: The mineshaft. The military are using it for storage. Nuclear warheads. Ten of them.

[Range Rover]

TOSH [OC]: Nobody's supposed to know, not even us.
GWEN: That's how it starts.
JACK: No heavy weapons.
GWEN: Exactly. They don't need any. They use our own against us.
JACK: We left the key under the doormat. All you need is to walk in and take over.

[Hub / Range Rover]

TOSH: Tell me you can stop it.
JACK: Going as fast as we can. If we don't, we won't feel a thing. We're all at the centre of the blast radius.
TOSH: That's comforting.
JACK: Come on, have a little faith. With a dashing hero like me on the case, how can we fail?

[Hub]

IANTO: He is dashing, you have to give him that.
OWEN: And what if they can't stop it?
TOSH: They'll stop it.
OWEN: Yeah, but if they can't?
IANTO: Then it's all over.
OWEN: Let's all have sex.
IANTO: And I thought the end of the world couldn't get any worse.

[Farm]

(David has already smashed his Land Rover through the security gate.)
SOLDIER: Halt. Stop the vehicle. Get out of the vehicle now. Lie face down on the ground. 0n the ground or we shoot.
(David gets out of his car and walks towards them.)
SOLDER: Fire.
(The bullets bounce off him. He spears a soldier who tries to jump him from behind and takes his weapon, shooting the others with it. Torchwood barrels onto the scene as he cracks the security codes to unlock the four storage areas.)

[Range Rover]

GWEN: Have we thought this part of the plan through?
JACK: This isn't gonna be pretty. Brace yourselves.
GWEN: How are we going to stop him, Jack?
JACK: Like this.
(And runs David over.)

[Farm]

(David isn't dead. Jack rolls him over.)
JACK: This wasn't supposed to happen today. How do we stop it?
(Gwen gets the tech neutraliser from her rucksack, but David's arm turns into the blade.)
JACK: Gwen? Gwen.
(And spears Jack through the heart.)
DAVID: It doesn't matter. You can't stop us. We know what your weakness is. We know who you are, Jack Harkness. We know all about you and Torchwood. We got a lot of information before you switched her off. You'll be factored into our plans.
JACK: Gwen?
GWEN: Nearly there. I've got it. He's done.
(Jack slides himself off the blade.)
JACK: Don't bother. Your transmitter's dead, and so's your forcefield.
DAVID: You're lying.
JACK: Oh, yeah?
(Jack shoots David in the shoulder.)
JACK: Factor that into your plans. Now, when are the others coming?
DAVID: They're already here. I won't let you take me.
(He shows them the bomb in his hand.)
JACK: Run!
DAVID: Bwahahahahaha!
(KaBOOM!)
JACK: Whoo.

[Hub]

OWEN: It's done.
TOSH: I'll do it, but I'm not happy.
JACK: Just do what you have to.
GWEN: We're set with the cryogenics when you're ready.
BETH: Will it work this time?
GWEN: Tosh has reconfigured the casket. It'll work around the implant. No more false images.
BETH: If we'd been one minute later
GWEN: We weren't. We stopped him.
BETH: And what happens when you have to stop me? If the freezing doesn't work?
GWEN: It won't come to that.
BETH: I can feel it coming. It's pushing me out. What will you do when I lose my last bit of me?
GWEN: We will figure something out, Beth.
BETH: No, we won't. I'm too dangerous for that. We both know it. Do you have someone at home?
GWEN: A fiancÚ.
BETH: Have you ever hurt them?
GWEN: More than once, yes.
BETH: Remember how guilty you felt? Imagine that times a billion all the time. Every second of the day. That's how I feel now. And the worst part is, when I turn back, I won't feel guilty any more. I'll want to carry out my mission. I won't even care about Mike. I'll forget all about him. I don't want to die as one of those things, Gwen. I don't want to forget about Mike.
GWEN: Then don't. Let's do this. Who knows what we'll be able to do in a month? A year?
BETH: Thanks for being so good to me. Remember me the way I am now. Remember Beth.
(Beth points her blade at Gwen.)
GWEN: Beth. Beth?
(Beth grabs Gwen.)
BETH: I won't let you freeze me. I'll kill you all.
JACK: Let her go! Let her go!
GWEN: No. Wait, wait, wait, wait, don't shoot. It's a trick. She won't hurt me. She won't hurt me.
TOSH: Move away from her now.
JACK: Everybody, calm down. Beth, you don't want to do this. Let Gwen go.
BETH: I'll kill her first, then all of you, then the rest of your miserable species.
GWEN: Beth, please. They will kill you. You have proved to be better than that, you helped us to stop the invasion. You can be human. Please, Beth.
BETH: Not human enough.
GWEN: Beth.
BETH: Goodbye, Gwen. Good luck.
(Beth draws back her arm, and a hail of bullets takes her down.)
GWEN: She wanted you to shoot her. She used her last shred of humanity to do this.
OWEN: We couldn't take that chance. She must have known that.
JACK: She did. She just wanted to make it easier for us.

[Jack's office]

(Later, Jack is examining the blade that broke off from Beth's arm.)
GWEN: Do you think we stopped it?
JACK: Maybe. Maybe we've just put it off for a while, I don't know. We don't know anything.
GWEN: We know plenty. We know about the implant. We can disable their forcefield. We know how they attack. We know that they can be killed. And while they think they have the element of surprise, we know they haven't. But, until that day, we just keep doing what we do.
JACK: 0h, them be fightin' words, they be, Gwen. So, have you set a date?
GWEN: Oh, don't get me started, please. My mam's already been on the phone, saying, what about the local church, Gwen? It's ever so lovely.
JACK: Go home. Keep doing what we do.
GWEN: Good night, Jack.

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