‘Junglos 4198’, Part Four, Chapter 16

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16. The End of the Quest

SCENE #146 – INT – GENERATOR CONTROL ROOM, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
In the generator control room of Ungol, the Doctor and Dynda still gasp for breath as the Mud Man holds them by their throats, tightening his grip with his muddy hands. Salvador then appears before the Mud Man/Gun Nett. He gleefully looks at the Doctor and Dynda as they suffer in the Mud Man’s grip.

SALVADOR
(gleefully) “Good work, Gun! Good work indeed!” (Pause) “Now…finish them off!”

Nett tightens his grip with his muddy hands on the Doctor and Dynda, as he strangles them to death.

DYNDA
(gasps) “No, Gun! Don’t do it! You’re not like this!”

SALVADOR
“Don’t listen to her, Nett! Finish them off! I command you!”

DYNDA
“You’re a scientist, Gun! Scientists are meant to take risks, aren’t they?!”

At that, Nett slowly loosens his grip on the Doctor and Dynda. He starts to listen to Dynda’s words.

DR. NETT
(puzzled) “Risks?” (Pause) “Yes! Science is about risks!”

DYNDA
“You came to this planet to help find cures for sickness and disease, remember? That’s what the mud’s about! To strengthen people with new antigens provided by the mud! That’s what you wanted! Your dream!”

DR. NETT
“Yes! It was!” (Pause) “And that’s what I’ve done, Dynda! I’ve provided them the cure! Me!”

DYNDA
“But you’re not giving it to them are you, Gun? You’re keeping it to yourself! The cure for sickness and disease! It’s in you! And you’re not giving it to anyone!”

SALVADOR
“Shut up girl!” (to Dr. Nett) “Nett! Do as I say! Kill them now whilst they are on their last moments of life! KILL THEM NOW! KILL THE DOCTOR!”

DYNDA
“Listen to yourself, Gun! Listen to the voice that speaks to you! The one that tell you what is right and what is wrong!”

DR. NETT
“What’s wrong with living like this, Dynda?! It’s fun! You can be like me if you wish!”

DYNDA
(solemnly) “Gun! You’re killing people this way! And you’re going to kill a lot more people if you don’t stop this! Stop the killing! You’re not a killer, Gun! Do you get that?”

Moment of silence.

DR. NETT
(realises) “Yes! You’re right! I’m not a killer. I’m…a healer! A scientist!”

The Mud Man eventually lets go of the Doctor and Dynda, as he drops them to the floor. The Doctor and Dynda gasp and take deep breaths, before they’re able to fully breathe again.

DOCTOR
(approvingly) “Well done, Dynda! You got through to him!”

DYNDA
“There was nothing to it! I was able to get to his inner heart!”

As Nett reverts his hands back to normal, Salvador gets angry with him.

SALVADOR
(angrily) “What are you doing, Nett?! You could have had your chance to destroy the Doctor!”

DR. NETT
(defiantly) “No! You can take a bite out of them if you wish! But I personally won’t take a bite out of them! They have done nothing to me! For I am a scientist! And you made me become this monster you wanted me to be! I no longer hear the voices inside my head speak to me! And I will no longer serve you!”

SALVADOR
(angrily) “Then…this shall be your reward for your ingratitude to me…of the gift I have given you!”

Salvador then strikes at Nett. Nett then contorts in pain, as he shrieks out loud and his body gets extracted all over the place. He loses control of his muddy form.

DYNDA
(protests; to Salvador) “No! Stop it! You’re killing my Gun! Stop it!”

DOCTOR
(shouts) “Salvador, don’t do it!”

SALVADOR
“He has disobeyed the word of Salvador! And those who disobey my word…must perish!”

Salvador then strikes at Nett again. Nett screams out loud in terror, before he collapses to the floor unconscious. His body squelches, as his muddy form starts to decay. Salvador laughs out loud cruelly, before he disappears.

DOCTOR
(cries) “No! Wait! Salvador! Come back, Salvador!”

But Salvador has gone. Dynda then rushes over to Gun Nett who remains unconscious. Dynda kneels down and finds that she is unable to move Nett, as his body starts to deteriorate.

DYNDA
(upset; pleads) “No! Gun, don’t! Gun, wake up please! Wake up!”

But it seems to be hopeless, as Gun is unable to respond whilst he falls apart.


SCENE #147 – INT – GENERATOR ROOM, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Back in the generator room, Jason continue to fight the Bullor whilst Doromir and Lo-Jo continue to fight Ja-Ara. Nyssa and Billy meanwhile try to negotiate with Elar-Jom and Antuss as they hold them as their captives.

NYSSA
(pleads) “Please listen to us! We need to replace that power unit! If you don’t let us do that, then this whole world will be destroyed!”

ANTUSS
(sharply) “Shut your mouth, girl!”

BILLY
“Don’t tell her to shut her mouth, you bozo! Can’t you understand what’s she’s trying to tell you?! You’re all going to die if you don’t let us go!”

ELAR-JOM
“Why would we listen to you?! You’re our enemies!”

BILLY
“Not if you don’t want us to be!”

NYSSA
“We want to save you all! But in order to do that, you’ve got to let us get to that power unit and replace it!”

Nyssa raises her hand to show the power unit to Elar-Jom and Antuss whilst she’s being held captive.

NYSSA
“Look! I’ve got this new power unit here in my hand to do it!”

ANTUSS
“You’re trying to trick us!”

ELAR-JOM
“Wait, you moron Antuss!” (to Nyssa) “The box you’ve got in your hand! What does it do exactly?”

NYSSA
“It’s part of the generator that keeps the mud flow of this planet going! If you prevent us helping you, the generator will stop running and the mud will die!”

ANTUSS
“Mud can never die! It’s what we worship!”

ELAR-JOM
“No, Antuss! It’s what Mum and her stupid bunch worship! If you think I’m going to listen to the advice and principles of my own mum, then you’ve got it wrong! We should let these two do what they say!”

ANTUSS
(protests) “But we can’t trust them!”

NYSSA
“Yes you can! It takes courage to trust someone who you don’t really know, when all you know about them is that they’re your enemy!”

BILLY
“But we don’t want to be your enemy! We’re all trying to save our skins here! Think what will happen if you find you won’t be able to have your nap in your wolf-skin beds or have your campfires to dance around!”

NYSSA
(to Elar-Jom) “And think about this, your majesty…if I call you your majesty. You won’t have a kingdom to rule if this tower crumbles and the whole planet blows up.”

Moment of silence.

ELAR-JOM
(thinks; gradually) “Alright! Get on with what you have to do!”

ANTUSS
(protests) “But Elar…”

ELAR-JOM
(bitterly) “Oh shut up, Antuss! Let them get on with it!”

Elar-Jom and Antuss eventually release Nyssa and Billy.

NYSSA
“Thank you!”

ELAR-JOM
(threateningly) “But we shall be keeping watch on you if you try to do anything!”

Elar-Jom and Antuss then raise their spears and point them behind Nyssa and Billy’s backs.

BILLY
(protests) “Oi! Watch where you’re pointing those spears!”

ELAR-JOM
(forcefully) “Now! Get on with it!”

NYSSA
(gradually; to Billy) “Billy! Help me with the power unit! We’ll work on installing it together!”

BILLY
“But what about the Doctor?”

NYSSA
“We’ll let him know we’ve done it once we’ve installed the unit. We can’t do much with having spears pointed at our backs.”

ANTUSS
(savagely) “Come on, you two! Move!”

Elar-Jom and Antuss make Nyssa and Billy move, as they head for the damaged power unit at the generator and begin to replace it with the new one.


SCENE #148 – INT – GENERATOR CONTROL ROOM, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Meanwhile, back upstairs in the generator control room, Dynda tries to wake Gun Nett up. Dynda and the Doctor look over the unconscious and dying Gun Nett after his ordeal with Salvador.

DYNDA
(anxiously) “Gun?! Gun wake up! Gun!”

No response.

DYNDA
(anxiously; to Doctor) “Doctor, he’s not responding to any treatment I’ve given him! He’s disintegrating!”

DOCTOR
(bitterly) “This is what happens when one comes into contact with Salvador. Salvador gets angry when nothing goes his way! He gets rid of those who won’t do as he says! Just like a little boy!”

Gun then groans, as he eventually wakes up whilst he’s disintegrating on his last moments of life.

DR. NETT
(rasps) “Dynda? Dynda, are you there?”

DYNDA
(relieved) “Gun! Gun, oh thank God you’re still with us!”

DR. NETT
(rasps) “It…it…it was my right of way, Dynda!” (wheezes) “It was my right of way!”

Gun then starts to fade away as he disintegrates.

DYNDA
(tearfully) “No! No, Gun! We’re going to save you! We’ll find a way to restore your molecular structure!”

DR. NETT
(rasps) “Too late, Dynda. Molecular structure has already collapsed! My whole bodily metabolism has been abused! The bite that Salvador took of me has damaged more than my willpower! I’m going!”

DOCTOR
(apologetically) “I’m sorry, Gun. I am truly sorry. I should have stopped Salvador when I could.”

DR. NETT
(rasps) “No need for apologies, Doctor. I no longer have to scare people anymore. Just as I did to your friends.” (Pause; heaves for breath) “I tried! I tried to find ways to make people better! To cure them from sickness! I’ve failed!”

DOCTOR
“No, Gun! You have succeeded! The mud within you was the cure and you made it possible!” (Pause) “There are still tests to be made but you made the breakthrough!”

DYNDA
(tearfully) “Yes! You definitely did make the breakthrough, Gun! I’ll see to it that the authorities will hear of it! They won’t listen at first, but believe me! I will make them listen!”

DR. NETT
(rasps) “My family was going to be proud of me! But…I don’t suppose they’ll ever see me win the Nobel prize! I guess that’s the hardest part of being a scientist and being a healer! Keeping it together!”

Gun rasps more as his face begins to distort and he becomes mud completely.

DR. NETT
(gurgles; to Dynda) “Dynda! I’m sorry! Please forgive me!”

DYNDA
(tearfully) “No, Gun! You have nothing to be sorry about!”

DR. NETT
(gurgles) “I tried okay! I tried!”

DYNDA
(tearfully) “I know you did, Gun! I know you did!”

Gun begins to slither away as he dissolves.

DR. NETT
(gurgles) “It would have been the greatest wedding in history! You and me! The greatest!”

DYNDA
“I love you, Gun!”

DR. NETT
(gurgles) “I love you too, baby! And my mother! My mother.”

DOCTOR
“Gun?”

DR. NETT
(gurgles) “Sorry, Doctor! I can’t do this anymore! I’m slipping away!” (Pause) “Just…promise me one thing. Tell…my mother…that I…I always will be…her son…and that I…I’m proud of her!” (Pause) “Oh bother!”

Gun Nett then dies away, as his mud form dissolves into nothing and he disappears. Moment of silence, before Dynda sobs and cries mournfully over Gun Nett’s death.

DYNDA
(upset) “He’s gone, Doctor! Gun’s gone!”

DOCTOR
(sympathetically) “I know. I’m so sorry, Dynda!”

Dynda gets comforted by the Doctor, as he holds her in a gentle embrace. She cries on his shoulder mournfully.

DOCTOR
(sadly) “Poor man. He must have known all along that his time was up. As the last remnants of the Mud Man wash down in the floorboards of the tower of Ungol, I can’t help but wonder how it must have felt for him. To know that he was ending.”

DYNDA
(sobs) “He just wanted to be a good person, Doctor. To save lives and cure diseases. And when he found out it was too hard, he crumbled!”

DOCTOR
“So are the days of our lives, I guess.”

Dynda cries further, as the Doctor holds her in his arms. The intercom then switches on, as Nyssa’s voice speaks at the other end.

NYSSA (V’O)
“Doctor?! Are you there? It’s Nyssa! Can hear me, over?”

DOCTOR
(realises) “That’s Nyssa! Nyssa’s come through!”

BILLY (V’O)
“Is he there, Nyssa?”

NYSSA (V’O)
“Doctor, can you hear me? It’s Nyssa, come in!”

DOCTOR
“And Billy!”

The Doctor leaves Dynda and makes his way over to the intercom. Dynda continues to mourn, whilst the Doctor switches the intercom on to speak into it.

DOCTOR
(through intercom) “Nyssa? Billy? It’s the Doctor! Can you hear me, over?!”

NYSSA (V’O)
“Yes, we can hear you! We’ve just fitted the replacement power unit for the generator! It’s running normally again!”

DOCTOR
(through intercom) “Excellent! What happened down there though? You got cut off when I was speaking to Billy!”


SCENE #149 – INT – GENERATOR ROOM, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON

NYSSA
(through microphone) “We’re having some bother down here! There’s people fighting, but Billy and I managed to restore the generator!”

DOCTOR (V’O)
“Well make sure no-one damages it! We’ve had one power unit damaged, we don’t want another one.”

NYSSA
(through microphone) “Yes, Doctor. Is everything alright up there?”

DOCTOR (V’O)
(solemnly) “Yes. Yes, things are okay at the moment.”

NYSSA
(through microphone; concerned) “You don’t sound sure, Doctor.”

DOCTOR (V’O)
“We had a little bother too, but it’s all sorted now.”

Jason continues fighting the Bullor and Lo-Jo and Captain Doromir continue fighting Ja-Ara, whilst Nyssa speaks to the Doctor on the microphone via the communications system with Billy beside her and with Elar-Jom and Antuss watching them. Ja-Ara eventually stops fighting with Lo-Jo and Doromir, as she then sees what’s happening with the generator.

LO-JO
(gloats) “What’s the matter, woman? Afraid to fight two searing sailors?!”

DOROMIR
“Wait, Sil! Look what’s happening!”

JA-ARA
(yells; angrily) “My daughter! You helped them! You helped our enemy to destroy our mud!”

ELAR-JOM
“No, Mum!”

Ja-Ara shrieks angrily, as she charges towards them. Elar-Jom and Antuss back away, whilst Ja-Ara grabs Nyssa.

JA-ARA
(yells) “You shall not destroy our mud!”

NYSSA
(cries; startled) “Let me go! We’re trying to save you!”

BILLY
(cries) “Oi! Stop! Let her go!”

Billy runs up behind Ja-Ara and grabs onto her back to pull her off Nyssa.

BILLY
(angrily) “I said…let her go!”

But Ja-Ara elbows Billy and pushes him off savagely. Billy ends up on the floor.

JA-ARA
(to Nyssa) “And now for you!”

Ja-Ara turns back to Nyssa and pushes her onto the floor as well. Nyssa cries as she ends up landing on Billy. Billy is quite startled once Nyssa lands on him. Meanwhile, Ja-Ara turns her attention to the generator and makes for the door to the inner chamber.

JA-ARA
(shrieks) “I shall not let this mud die!”

Ja-Ara then opens the inner chamber door which leaks out heat radiation.

ELAR-JOM
(cries) “No, Mum! No!”

Elar-Jom reaches for her mum and attempts to pull her away from the inner chamber. But Ja-Ara howls wildly, as she roughly pushes her daughter aside. Elar-Jam ends up in Antuss’ arms as he catches her before they both end up falling to the floor. Ja-Ara meanwhile returns her attention to the open inner chamber. The Doctor calls through on the intercom nearby.

DOCTOR (V’O)
“Nyssa?! Billy?! Are you there?! Nyssa; Billy, come in! What’s going on down there?”

Nyssa eventually wakes up, as she slowly gets off Billy who groans whilst she’s on top of him.

NYSSA
(apologetically) “Sorry, Billy. Didn’t mean to land on you like that.”

Once she gets off Billy, Nyssa turns to see Ja-Ara about to make for the inner chamber.

NYSSA
(cries; realises) “No! Get away there! You’ll burn yourself!”

LO-JO
“It’s no good trying to get through to her, girl! Ja-Ara won’t listen to you!”

Ja-Ara becomes wild as she opens the chamber wide enough for her to see inside.

JA-ARA
(yells) “I shall not let them harm you, my mud! I SHALL NOT LET THEM HARM YOU! NO-ONE HARMS THE MUD! I…JA-ARA…SAVE YOU! FOR THE MUD! FOR MY HUSBAND…JOR!”

Ja-Ara howls horribly as she goes wild and insane.

JA-ARA
(yells) “KAYABUMDA!”

Ja-Ara then makes a leap for it as she jumps into the inner chamber.

NYSSA
(shouts) “No! Don’t!”

But it’s too late, as Ja-Ara burns up and screams in agony whilst she’s inside the inner chamber and commits suicide. The door remains open whilst the burning carries on.

DOROMIR
(shocked) “How horrific! The woman just went mad!”

LO-JO
(aghast) “She was wild! She just jumped into that hot tub like any mad woman would! She didn’t even think it would kill her!”

Meanwhile, Billy wakes up as he sits up on the floor.

NYSSA
(concerned) “Billy? Are you okay?”

BILLY
(groans) “I’m fine.” (Pause) “Oh that woman seriously needs some serious therapy!”

NYSSA
“She’s dead, Billy! I saw her jump into that chamber! She went mad!”

BILLY
(shocked) “What? What on earth possessed her to do that? Didn’t she know she’d burn?!”

NYSSA
(panics) “Never mind that, Billy. The generator’s leaking out heat radiation if those doors remain open! We’ll have more problems to worry about than a damaged power unit!”

A red alert alarm then goes off for Nyssa, Billy, Lo-Jo, Doromir, Elar-Jom and Antuss to hear. This happens whilst Jason and the Bullor continue fighting each other. The Bullor then pushes Jason to the floor. Jason is finally exhausted and unable to get to his feet after fighting the Bullor for so long. Cartcra and Corate stand beside the Bullor as they gloat over Jason on the floor.

BULLOR
(roars) “GIVE UP, LITTLE MAN! GIVE UP! YOU MUST REALISE THE BULLOR IS STRONG AND POWERFUL! HE WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED!”

CARTCRA; CORATE
(chants) “Never be defeated! Never be defeated! Never be defeated! Never! Never! Never! Never be defeated! Never be defeated! [Never be defeated! Never! Never! Never!”]

The Bullor laughs out loudly while Cartcra and Corate chant away. Jason struggles to get onto his feet as he’s determined not to give up.


SCENE #150 – INT – GENERATOR CONTROL ROOM, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON

DOCTOR
(through intercom) “Nyssa; Billy? Are you there?!” (Pause; frustrated) “They’ve gone again!”

The Doctor gets frustrated as he’s unable to get in touch with Nyssa and Billy on the intercom again.

DYNDA
“Nyssa said that there was some fighting going on! At least they’ve managed to keep the power unit running!”

DOCTOR
“Yes, but for how long?”

An alarm then goes off, as Dynda goes over to a control panel to check some readings on a monitor.

DOCTOR
“What is it?”

DYNDA
“There’s been a leakage from the main generator unit! There’s heat radiation leaking all over the place!”

DOCTOR
(panics) “Oh no! Nyssa and Billy are down there! The heat radiation levels will increase if one of the chamber doors was open!”

DYNDA
“Then we must get down there! Help to save them! They may be unconscious!”

DOCTOR
(apprehensively) “Wait, wait! Let me think for a moment. You maybe right but just let me think!”

DYNDA
(anxiously; wryly) “Do you want me to time you then?”

DOCTOR
(hushes) “Sssh! Let me think!”

The Doctor thinks for a short while.

DOCTOR
(realises) “Yes! Yes of course! Come on! Down we go!”

DYNDA
“Down the chute?”

DOCTOR
(corrects) “No, Dynda! Downstairs!”

DYNDA
“Downstairs?! But it’ll take us longer to get down the generator room!”

DOCTOR
“We must get down to the treasure chamber where those treasure chests are, Dynda!”

DYNDA
“Treasure chamber? What for?! I thought we were going…”

DOCTOR
“Come on, Dynda! No time to lose!”

The Doctor runs off, as he leaves the generator control room. Dynda sighs as she follows after him.


SCENE #151 – INT – GENERATOR ROOM, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Back in the generator room, everyone keeps away from the heat coming out of the open door of the inner chamber. Nyssa, Billy, Lo-Jo, Doromir, Elar-Jom and Antuss debate on how to close the inner chamber door.

BILLY
(apprehensive) “Now what?”

NYSSA
(anxiously) “Mr. Sil; Captain Doromir! Help us with finding a way to shut this chamber door! Are there any radiation suits we can have?”

LO-JO
“Do you expect us to keep a radiation suit on our person, young lady? We’re pirates, not scientists!”

DOROMIR
“Sorry, dear girl. There’s no way we can stop that generator door from closing!”

BILLY
“We can just shut the door, can’t we? With our bare hands!”

NYSSA
“No, Billy! The door’s already contaminated. If you touch those doors with your bare hands, you’ll be affected by the radiation!”

BILLY
“We’ve got to do something!”

Billy then makes his way to the inner chamber doors and begins to shut them with his bare hands.

NYSSA
(cries) “Billy, no! Get away from those doors!”

But Billy is determined, as he slowly pushes the inner chamber doors to close shut.

NYSSA
(anxiously; to Lo-Jo; Doromir) “Mr. Sil; Captain! Help Billy, please!”

DOROMIR
“Young lady, as much as I’d like to help your friend, I really wouldn’t like to get myself injured!”

LO-JO
“If you think I’m going to put my hands to those doors to push closed shut, you’re very much mistaken!”

NYSSA
(to Elar-Jom) “Your highness! Please help us! You and your man helped us before!”

ANTUSS
“No chance!”

ELAR-JOM
“We won’t get ourselves burned up like my mother! No chance!”

NYSSA
(angrily) “Cowards! You’re all cowards!” (cries; to Billy) “Billy! Please stop pushing those doors!”

BILLY
“You said this place would blow up if these doors remained open, Nyssa! Well…I’m going to see to it that doesn’t happen!”

NYSSA
(cries; anxiously) “Billy, please!”

Billy stumbles a little as he finds it difficult to close the inner chamber doors shut by himself.

BILLY
(tiredly) “These doors are really stiff! It’s a wonder they were opened so easily! They’re so huge!”

NYSSA
(anxiously) “Then get away from those doors, Billy! Stop pushing them if they’re straining you!”

BILLY
(determined) “No! I’m going to do this whether it kills me or not!”

NYSSA
(annoyed) “You’re so stubborn sometimes!”

BILLY
“I know!”

Billy keeps on pushing to close the inner chamber doors shut whilst Nyssa looks on anxiously.

LO-JO
(impressed) “Your boy’s got guts hasn’t he, lady?!”

NYSSA
(bitterly) “Yes! He has! Which is more than I can say for you!” (determined) “Give your hats, Mr. Sil; Captain!”

Nyssa goes over to Lo-Jo and Captain Doromir and instantly take their hats off their heads. Lo-Jo and Doromir become annoyed once this happens.

LO-JO
(annoyed; protests) “Oi! Leave off my cap!”

DOROMIR
(annoyed; protests) “My hat cost me a fortune!”

Nyssa ignores Doromir and Lo-Jo, as she brings the hats over to Billy. She hands Doromir’s hat to Billy first.

NYSSA
“Here, Billy! Take this hat!”

BILLY
“I don’t need to wear a hat, Nyssa!”

NYSSA
“It’s not for you to wear, Billy! It’s to put your hands into the cup of the hat and to use it to push against the inner chamber door to close! It’s not a radiation suit, but it’ll protect your hands against the door!”

BILLY
(gradually) “Alright then!”

DOROMIR
(shouts; protests) “But you’ll damage it! You’ll damage my hat!”

LO-JO
(shouts; protests) “Yeah and my cap and all! Give it back!”

But Billy uses Doromir’s hat as he puts his hands in it to push against the inner chamber door to close shut. Nyssa also uses Lo-Jo’s cap, as she puts her hands in it and helps Billy to push against the inner chamber doors to close shut. Billy notices Nyssa doing this.

BILLY
(disturbed; anxiously) “No! Nyssa, let me do this!”

NYSSA
(determined) “I’m going to help you, Billy! I’m not going to lose you! Now push these hats against the doors!”

BILLY
(frustrated) “Oh, very well!”

Nyssa and Billy keep at it, as they push the inner chamber door to close shut with Lo-Jo and Dormir’s hats. The door closes easily as Nyssa and Billy push at it with the hats.

BILLY
(excitedly) “It’s about to close shut, Nyssa! We’re doing it!”

NYSSA
(determined) “Keep going, Billy! We can’t stop now!”

As Nyssa and Billy push the inner chamber door to close shut, Elar-Jom and Antuss join Lo-Jo and Doromir, who are still frustrated at losing their hats, to watch what’s happening.

ANTUSS
“This should be fun indeed hey, Elar?!”

ELAR-JOM
“Yes! Very fun indeed! And amusing!”

Whilst Elar-Jom, Antuss, Lo-Jo and Doromir watch Nyssa and Billy, Jason keeps fighting the Bullor with his sword Quasarin. Jason now has the upper hand, whilst the Bullor becomes angry and bitter.

BULLOR
(roars; angrily) “STOP! HAVEN’T YOU HAD ENOUGH OF FIGHTING ME?”

JASON
(shouts) “We shall see, Bullor!” (Pause; cries) “Quasarin! Quasarin!!!”

Jason eventually manages to strike his sword into the Bullor, as he stabs him right through the torso. The Bullor then screams out in rage and pain, once it feels the blade strike through its body. Jason then pulls the sword out from the Bullor. The Bullor then crumbles to the floor and seemingly pants for breath, whilst Cartcra and Corate look on astonished.

CORATE
(astonished; to Jason) “You’ve killed him! You’ve killed the Bullor! You’ve killed our lord and master!”

CARTCRA
“It is over, Corate! For us guardians! We have no purpose here!”

CORATE
(panics) “Let’s get out of here! Run!”

With that, Cartcra and Corate run off as they leave the generator room. The Bullor remains on the floor, panting heavily as it begins to lose its strength. Jason sheathes his Quasarin sword and kneels down to face the Bullor.

JASON
(apologetically; to Bullor) “I’m…I’m sorry it had to end like this! But…it is the way in the end, isn’t it?”

The Bullor raises his head up to face Jason. It now speaks quietly as it looks into Jason’s eyes.

BULLOR
(gently; quietly) “You…have…defeated…the Bullor…at last!”

JASON
“Yes. I have.”

BULLOR
(gently; quietly) “Then…I was wrong…after all! You…are not…a little man. A boy…with Bullor’s bane…the sword Quasarin…manages to defeat…its prey!”

JASON
“But it was worth nothing in the end for me! I have failed in my mission! I…I do not have what I seek!”

BULLOR
(gently; quietly) “You…do not…know…what it was….you sought!” (Pause) “Collect…what you came for now, boy! For…the treasure…shall be buried…once this tower crumbles!” (Pause) “I…shall be buried with it…also! I will now be able…to sleep! The Bullor…is no longer needed on this world! I shall rest….until the end of time!”

JASON
(puzzled) “Treasure? What treasure? We saw [no…”]

But before Jason can finish, the Bullor groans as it dies away lying on the floor, breathing its last. Jason becomes worried, as he is unable to comprehend what the Bullor has said to him. Meanwhile, Nyssa and Billy have finally managed to close the chamber door shut and lock it when using Lo-Jo and Doromir’s hats.

BILLY
“Done it, Nyssa! We’ve shut the door!”

NYSSA
“I’ll check the readings on the monitors! See if they’ve stabilised!”

BILLY
“Right-ho!” (to Lo-Jo; Doromir) “Hey, guys! Here are your hats back! Catch!”

Billy chucks the hats back to Lo-Jo and Doromir, as they take them in their hands.

LO-JO
(annoyed) “You’ve ruined this cap of mine! It’s all singed now!”

DOROMIR
“It’s not even yours, Sil! It was Harbork’s!” (annoyed) “I can’t even afford to buy a new hat after this one!”

Meanwhile, Nyssa checks the readings on the monitors.

NYSSA
(relieved) “It has stabilised, Billy! The generator’s restored! The heat levels are decreasing! There’s no more danger!”

BILLY
“Good!”

Billy then faints as he falls to the floor.

NYSSA
(panics; anxiously) “Billy?! Billy, are you alright?”

LO-JO
“He’s fainted!”

NYSSA
(cries) “Billy, wake up!”

Nyssa runs over to Billy, as she gets down to the floor beside him. She then checks his breathing.

DOROMIR
“Is he still breathing?”

NYSSA
(gradually) “Yes. But weakly. It must have been the heat radiation that affected him when he was shutting the door!”

ANTUSS
“But he was using one of the hats to protect his hands!”

NYSSA
“Before he used the hat!” (anxiously; to Billy) “Billy?! Billy, wake up!”

Billy however doesn’t respond. Elar-Jom then goes over to the place where she and Antuss found the mud on the floor. She picks some mud up and brings it over to Billy as she kneels next to Nyssa.

ELAR-JOM
(to Nyssa) “Here! Put some of this on his chest!”

NYSSA
“You want me to put mud on his chest?!”

ELAR-JOM
“I may not be a believer in the stuff, but it can heal wounds. Trust me!”

NYSSA
(hesitant; gradually) “Very well.”

Nyssa opens up Billy’s torn-shirt, as she takes the mud off from Elar-Jom’s hand. She then spreads it all over his chest with her hand. As Nyssa spreads the mud on his chest, Billy groans weakly.

NYSSA
(reassuringly) “Don’t worry, Billy! This mud should be able to heal you! Hopefully.”

Nyssa spreads the mud onto Billy’s chest with her hand, before the mud begins to dissolve as it enters into his chest.

NYSSA
(gasps; panics) “The mud! It’s dissolving into his chest!”

ELAR-JOM
(reassuringly) “It’s alright! It just means that it’s working! The mud is starting to do its work!”

Nyssa and Elar-Jom watch as the mud dissolves quickly into Billy’s chest. Eventually, Elar-Jom stands up and goes to stand next to Antuss whilst Nyssa attends to Billy.

ELAR-JOM
(whispers; to Antuss) “I’m not sure I’m doing the right thing! Helping that boy to live!”

ANTUSS
(whispers; to Elar-Jom) “Maybe not! But they said they would save us!”

As Elar-Jom and Antuss watch, Lo-Jo whispers to Doromir.

LO-JO
(whispers; to Doromir) “That boy must have done something really good and proper for that girl to fuss over him. Must have made her feel better.”

DOROMIR
(whispers; to Lo-Jo) “I wish there was something I could do to help her.”

They watch, as Nyssa begins to sob over Billy as he seems to be on the verge of death.

NYSSA
(sobs) “Please, Billy! Don’t die on me! I can’t let you die! Please, wake up!”

Billy’s breathing is more weak now as he is unable to respond.

NYSSA
(sobs; gradually) “I love you, Billy! I really do! I love you so much!”

Still no response.

NYSSA
(sobs) “Please, wake up!”

Nyssa sobs more as she lays her face onto Billy’s chest, tears in her eyes. Eventually, Billy begins to breathe deeply as he lets out a sigh.

BILLY
(sighs) “Nyssa?”

Nyssa then raises her head off Billy’s chest once she realises he’s awake and still alive.

NYSSA
(thrilled; overjoyed) “Billy! You’re alive!”

Nyssa then helps Billy to sit up, before she embraces Billy in a hug. Lo-Jo, Doromir, Elar-Jom and Antuss are equally thrilled to see Billy alive. Nyssa eventually stops Billy and looks to face him.

BILLY
(weakly) “I love you too, Nyssa! I love you so much!”

NYSSA
“I know.”

Nyssa and Billy are about to embrace again, before three treasure chests come out from the chute nearby one at a time.

LO-JO
(startled) “Here! What was that noise?”

DOROMIR
“It came from over there! From that chute!”

Once the three treasure chests have shot out from the chute, the Doctor and Dynda then slide out as they jump out of the chute, frazzled and bewildered. Elar-Jom and Antuss turn round to see the Doctor and Dynda as they raise their spears at them.

ANTUSS
(threateningly) “Stay where you are! Don’t come any closer!”

DOCTOR
(raises voice) “Don’t attack! We’re not here to hurt anyone! We just came from the treasure chamber!”

DYNDA
“Astonishing you were able to find that chute isn’t it, Doctor?!”

NYSSA
(relieved) “Doctor!”

Nyssa stands up from the floor and goes to greet the Doctor. Billy gets up from the floor, as he gradually goes to over to join Nyssa with the Doctor.

DOCTOR
(gratified) “Nyssa! You’re still alive!”

NYSSA
“It’s good to see you again, Doctor!”

DOCTOR
“You too, Nyssa! You too! Is Billy with you?”

BILLY
(weakly) “I’m here, Doctor.”

DOCTOR
(concerned) “Billy, are you alright? You look worn out!”

NYSSA
“He helped save the generator, Doctor! Billy and I were pushing that inner chamber door to close shut! It was open and caused a radiation leakage!” (Pause) “Billy tried to do it himself, but I wouldn’t let him! He shouldn’t have tried to do it by himself! He could have got himself killed!”

BILLY
“Hey! At least it worked, didn’t it?!”

DOCTOR
“Of course it did! You saved the generator Billy and you replaced the power unit Nyssa! And I’ve got the treasure!”

DOROMIR
(surprised) “Treasure?! You have the treasure, Doctor?!”

LO-JO
“It’s not what you think it is, Captain!”

DOCTOR
(cheerfully) “Ah! Lo-Jo; Captain Doromir! It’s good to see you both still here! Is Jason with you?”

JASON
“Here I am, Doctor!”

DOCTOR
(cheerfully) “Ah! Good!”

JASON
“And I killed the Bullor!”

DOCTOR
(grimly) “Ah! Not so good.”

DYNDA
“Why, Doctor? What do you mean?”

The tower then trembles violently. Parts of the tower crumble and fall apart from the ceiling where the Doctor and company are.

DOCTOR
(stresses) “I mean that!”

ELAR-JOM
(shocked) “The tower’s crumbling! We’re going to get buried!”

JASON
(panics; realises) “It’s because of the Bullor, isn’t it?! I killed it and now it’s killed the tower!”

DOCTOR
(urgently) “I suggest we make a run for it before we ask any more questions! Come on! Head for the exit now!”

LO-JO
“I’ll take the treasure chests from you, Doctor!”

DOROMIR
“Oh no you don’t, Mr. Sil! You’re under arrest! Now let’s go!”

DOCTOR
(to Jason; Billy) “Jason! You and Billy help me with these treasure chests! We must get them out of here! Come on!”

JASON
“But we won’t need them, Doctor! There’s no treasure in them!”

DOCTOR
(impatiently) “This is the treasure, Jason! The mud is the treasure!”

JASON
(baffled) “What?!”

DOCTOR
“I’ll explain it to you on the way, Jason! Now come on! We must get out of here!”

NYSSA
“Doctor, what about the generator?”

DOCTOR
“Never mind about the generator, Nyssa!” (calls; to Nyssa; Billy) “Jason; Billy! Help me with these treasure chests now!”

Jason and Billy help the Doctor, as they drag the treasure chests out of the generator room. They go with Nyssa, Dynda, Lo-Jo, Doromir, Elar-Jom and Antuss, as they leave the generator room and head out of the tower of Ungol. More parts of the generator room crumble to the floor from the ceiling. But the generator however manages to stay intact despite the collapsing rubble and debris all around it.


SCENE #152 – EXT – GATES OF UNGOL, RETATIF FIELDS – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Back outside at the gates of Ungol, Deletos; Morg and Pike are finally weakened. They have fallen to the ground as the Gren savages come onto them.

SOR
(triumphantly) “Now…we shall be rid of these smellys once and for all! KILL THEM ALL!!!”

Howling madly, the Gren savages led by Brother Sor raise their spears as they’re about to strike Deletos, Morg and Pike. But the tower begins to crumble outside where they are. The Gren savages’ cheers of triumph soon turn into screams of terror as they run off.

SOR
(shouts; terrified) “Run, everyone! Run for your lives!”

Puzzled and startled, Deletos; Morg and Pike stand up as they watch the Gren savages running away from them.

MORG
(puzzled; startled) “Well then! What’s got into that rabble?!”

The tower doors to Ungol creak open, as Pike, Morg and Deletos turn round to see them open.

PIKE
(surprised) “Look! There’s some people coming out of the tower!”

They then see the Doctor and company running out of the tower. The Doctor, Billy and Jason drag the three treasure chests with them.

DELETOS
(relieved) “Captain! Captain Doromir! You survived!”

DOROMIR
“Not for long if we don’t get away from here, Deletos!”

DOCTOR
(urgently) “Quick, men! Get under cover! Follow us! The tower’s going to collapse if you stand here!”

NYSSA
(shouts) “We can make for Marador, Doctor! It’s far away from the tower and we won’t get buried under rubble!”

DOCTOR
“Very well, Nyssa! Marador it is then!”

MORG
“Lo-Jo, should we trust [them…!”]

LO-JO
(shouts; impatiently) “Don’t just stand there, you morons! Come on, run!”

Bewildered, Deletos, Morg and Pike follow after the Doctor and company as they run away from the tower and head for Marador. The tower of Ungol crumbles as the Doctor and company head off.


SCENE #153 – EXT – MARADOR, JUNGLOS – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Far from Ungol, the Doctor and company are now in Marador. They watch as the tower of Ungol collapses before them and it finally gets destroyed. Everyone is startled and bewildered once they see this happen.

BILLY
“I don’t understand! How come the tower’s destroyed?”

DOCTOR
“Since Jason killed the Bullor, the Bullor is obviously part of the tower! Once the Bullor was killed, the tower gets destroyed with it!”

NYSSA
“And the generator? What will become of that? Has it been destroyed too with the tower’s collapse?”

DOCTOR
“Oh no, no! Whilst you and Billy were sorting out the generator and replacing the power unit, Dynda and I managed to implement the backup force-fields online to protect the generator in case of a crisis.” (Pause) “And of course…according to the Junglos Bible, the planet will never be destroyed once the Bullor is finally killed and the treasure has been recovered.”

NYSSA
“How can the Bible predict that?”

DOCTOR
“That I wonder, Nyssa. That I wonder.”

DYNDA
(ruefully) “The Bible had nothing to do with it of course, Doctor! The force-fields did the thing!”

Moment of silence.

JASON
“So. The mud is the treasure, Doctor. How come?”

DOCTOR
“Orio Flinax merely dug some up for his shipmates to collect. He asked the Bullor to look after it in the tower before he returned. So there you are, Jason! The mud is all yours! You can do whatever you want with it! It fulfils all your desires! All your wishes; all your cares! You can help people and cure them or just use the mud to give all the pleasures you want from it! It’s your choice!”

JASON
“It’s not exactly the treasure I envisaged.”

DELETOS
“Ah but the important thing is…never judge by appearances, young man! Just take what comes and be happy for it!”

LO-JO
(annoyed) “Well, I don’t like it! It’s a trick! I knew I should never have trusted that scurvy scoundrel, Orio Flinax!”

Orio the Parrot returns to perch on Lo-Jo’s shoulder and squawks at him.

LO-JO
(to Orio the Parrot) “Not you, pretty!” (to everyone) “I’m going to complain about this!”

DOROMIR
“I’m sure that can be arranged once we put you and your men in jail, Mr. Sil. For you, Mr. Morg and Mr. Pike will be taken back to the Hispaniola to return home and stand trial for mutiny!”

PIKE
(cries) “Oh!!! Woe is me!!!”

MORG
“You can’t do this to us! We’re pirates! We do not…”

Pike cries very loudly, interrupting Morg, which  gets him very annoyed.

MORG
(annoyed; to Pike) “Will you stop crying, Pike?! Shut up!”

Pike ignores Morg as he sobs away. Meanwhile Orio the Parrot squawks again, before Jason then approaches Lo-Jo.

JASON
(insistently) “And I’ll be having my compass back please, Mr. Sil! The one that you took from me!”

Lo-Jo becomes reluctant in giving the compass back to Jason. Eventually he complies and hands the compass back to him.

LO-JO
(cheerily) “There you are, Jason! Shame really. We would have made a great team, Jason!”

ORIO THE PARROT
(squawks) “Pieces of sulphate! Pieces of sulphate!” (squawks)

LO-JO
(angrily; to Orio) “Shut your trap, you crazy bird!” (to himself) “To think it had to come to this!”

Orio the Parrot squawks again, whilst Elar-Jom is triumphant.

ELAR-JOM
(triumphantly) “I shall be able to return to our village and tell the people the good news!”

ANTUSS
“Yes! Ja-Ara is dead! And the new girl for the throne, Boom-Shakalah, will take her place!”

ELAR-JOM
“Yes! And a husband I shall have to be at my side!” (to Antuss) “Antuss! We shall share the same bed together and rule the same village together! For glory of the Gren!”

ANTUSS
(perturbed) “Oh. Right. Yes.”

Elar-Jom becomes happy whilst she holds a perplexed Antuss in her arms. Everyone watches the tower of Ungol collapsing before their eyes. A fair distance away from the Doctor and company is a lord of darkness who watches them.

SALVADOR
(vengefully) “So, Doctor! You have managed to survive my second trap! Well…you’re dead wrong if you think it’s over! For I’m still around! And when the time is ripe, I shall apprehend you once more! And then…you shall certainly pay…for what you did to me! You…will die…terribly!”

Salvador chuckles with evil delight as he walks away off into the distance.


SCENE #154 – EXT – WALDO, JUNGLOS – DATE: 4198 – DAY, MORNING
The next day, back in Waldo, the Doctor, Nyssa and Billy return to the TARDIS. They are joined by Dynda and Jason who come to say farewell.

DYNDA
“Are you sure you won’t stay with us, Doctor? We really appreciate all that you’ve done to help us!”

JASON
“Yeah! With the treasure and everything!”

DOCTOR
“No, I don’t think we’ll stay. Always moving on, we are.”

NYSSA
“The same old story.”

DOCTOR
“Besides you have a lot of tidying up to do! We should leave you to it!”

DYNDA
“But what about the authorities? What am I say to them? About Gun Nett?”

DOCTOR
(gradually) “Tell them that…tell them that you and Nett discovered a breakthrough! But it evidentially caused Nett’s life. This project of yours should be held in postponement. I’m sure you’ll think of something.”

NYSSA
“What about the planet, Doctor? You said it was in ninety-eight years of existence and orbiting at an accelerated rate! Should we leave it as it is?”

DOCTOR
“I don’t see why not! It’s a young planet with new life! Despite the person who created it.”

DYNDA
“It’s a shame really. I was so looking forward to walking down the aisle! And now…now I’ll have to face a whole board committee who will be grinding their teeth, thinking I’ve gained no results.”

DOCTOR
“Well they’ll just have to lump it, Dynda!”

JASON
“Captain Doromir will attend at the meeting with the officials, Doctor!” (to Dynda) “I’ll see to it, Miss Dynda!”

DOCTOR
(cheerily) “Sorry your captain couldn’t come to say farewell to us, Jason!”

JASON
“I’m sorry he couldn’t come too, Doctor! Of course he is sorting out Lo-Jo and the pirates with Mr. Deletos. But I suspect he’s unwilling to accept the truth that he was wrong about you! Not willing to admit that he is sorry!”

DOCTOR
“Well, I’m glad I convinced you that I’m not a blackheart, Jason.”

JASON
“Oh that you’re definitely not, Doctor! I’ve had the adventure of a lifetime! And I’m glad you made it possible!”

DOCTOR
“Oh…nothing to do with me!” (Pause; cheerily) “Well, it’s time me, Nyssa and Billy went on our way!”

DYNDA
“Are you sure, you won’t stay….?”

DOCTOR
“No, Dynda! We really must be off!”

NYSSA
“Goodbye, Dynda! Goodbye, Jason!”

BILLY
“Yeah goodbye, folks!”

DYNDA
“Do take care of yourselves!”

JASON
“Yes thank you very much, you three!”

DOCTOR
(cheerily) “Well!” (to Dynda) “Goodbye, Dynda!” (to Jason) “Goodbye…Jim Hawkins!”

The Doctor opens the TARDIS doors to let Nyssa and Billy inside.

DOCTOR
(insistently) “Come on, Nyssa; Billy! Get inside!”

The TARDIS trio get into the blue box and the doors close shut behind them. Baffled, Jason and Dynda watch as the TARDIS dematerialises before them and disappears into the time vortex, whooshing and grinding as it goes. Once the TARDIS is gone, Jason and Dynda are more bewildered than before.

JASON
(amazed) “Extraordinary! Quite extraordinary!”

DYNDA
(amazed) “It is, isn’t it?!”


SCENE #155 – INT – TARDIS CONSOLE ROOM – N/A
Meanwhile in the TARDIS console room, the Doctor sets to work guiding the ship through the time vortex as he presses a few switches on the console.

DOCTOR
(enthused) “Now we’ve that adventure sorted out, let’s get the TARDIS back into automatic drift control and continue with those little repair jobs, shall we?”

Whilst the Doctor is keen with getting on with the TARDIS repair jobs, Nyssa and Billy are apprehensive. They approach to address the Doctor at the console.

BILLY
(intrigued) “Doctor? Can you clear something up for us?”

DOCTOR
“Certainly!”

BILLY
“Why did you call Jason…’Jim Hawkins’?”

DOCTOR
(puzzled) “Who?”

BILLY
“Jason!”

Moment of silence.

DOCTOR
(astounded) “What? Me?! I called Jason Drodo ‘Jim Hawkins’?”

NYSSA
“Yes you did, Doctor.”

DOCTOR
(astounded) “Well, why would I do a thing like that?”

BILLY
“We don’t know! That’s why we’re asking!”

NYSSA
“Who is Jim Hawkins anyway? Is he significant in Earth history?”

BILLY
“Jim Hawkins is a character in a story! A book wasn’t it, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“Yes! Jim Hawkins is a character in a novel called ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.”

BILLY
“And what has Robert Louis Stevenson got to do with this?”

DOCTOR
“Nothing!” (Pause) “It’s just…in the story of ‘Treasure Island’; a young boy went out on a quest to find treasure on an island…just like Jason did when he went to find the treasure in the tower of Ungol! Hawkins encountered pirates and natives along the way before he was able to get the treasure himself!”

NYSSA
“So you’re saying Doctor…that…this ‘Treasure Island’ story becomes real in what we’ve seen in Jason; the pirates; the Gren; Dynda and Doromir’s crew on Junglos?!”

DOCTOR
“Yes! Putting it simply, yes! Or no, as it maybe the case! It depends on how you look at it!”

NYSSA
“That’s just silly, Doctor!”

DOCTOR
“Is it? Oh well! Can’t be perfect with everything, can you?”

BILLY
(gradually) “So…the planet’s alright then? There’s nothing wrong to cause it to…explode or something?”

DOCTOR
“The generator must still be intact after the tower collapsed! So the planet must be alright! Junglos will still carry on as it is in the present, on the date of four one nine eight! And hopefully it will carry on through its natural planetary course!”

NYSSA
“So no more disasters! Nothing to disrupt the peace!”

DOCTOR
“Certainly not! We’re travelling in the time vortex and it’s now stable! So we should be able to get some rest!”

The Doctor then makes his way around to the other end of the console, pressing switches and buttons as he goes. Nyssa meanwhile takes Billy by the hand, as they slip away quietly out of the console room with the Doctor talking away.

DOCTOR
“Now, there should be no trouble in carrying on with the repairs to the TARDIS once we have the ship back in hover mode within the vortex. Though there are still some questions to be answered. First of all, what was it that caused the TARDIS to be diverted to Junglos in the first place? Second, how could it have such power to do that?” (Pause; grimly) “And I believe I may have the answer.” (Pause) “I should have told you this before, you two! But I didn’t realise at the time…”

The Doctor trails off, as he looks up and realises that Nyssa and Billy have gone.

DOCTOR
(puzzled) “Nyssa? Billy?” (Pause; baffled) “Where could they have gone off to then?”


SCENE #156 – INT – TARDIS CORRIDOR – N/A
Meanwhile, Nyssa and Billy now alone together in one of the TARDIS corridors. They hold each other’s hands and gaze deeply into each other’s eyes.

BILLY
(nervously) “So…are we…?”

NYSSA
(softly) “Yes! We are!”

BILLY
(nervously) “Swell!”

Nyssa and Billy gradually lean their faces in closer to each other. Their lips then meet and they enter into a deep loving kiss. Nyssa and Billy then embrace and hold onto each other whilst kissing in the TARDIS corridor, deep in love.


Sting music. Roll original 1982 Peter Davison end credits.


© Tim Bradley, 2017

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