Doctor Who The Lodger  Season #5 Episode #11

Synopsis: "The Lodger" is the eleventh episode of the fifth series of the revived British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. It was written by Gareth Roberts and directed by Catherine Morshead.
Genre: Sci-Fi
Year:
2010
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[Aickman Road]

(The TARDIS materializes in a small park. The Doctor pokes his head outs and looks around.)

THE DOCTOR:

No, Amy, it's definitely not the fifth moon of Cindie Colesta. I think I can see a Ryman's.

(The Doctor is then blown out of the TARDIS as it begins to dematerialize.)

THE DOCTOR:

Amy! Amy!

[Tardis]

(The Tardis is shaking and sparks are flying of the console)

AMY:

Doctor? Its saying we're on Earth. Essex, Colchester.

[Aickman Road]

Doctor:

Amy! Amy.

(One day later. A young man is walking down the sidewalk next to the flats. He stops when he hears a voice.)

MAN[OC]:
Hello? Hello, please? Hello? I need your help. There's been an accident. Please, I need your help.

(The young man goes up to the door as it opens. The voice is coming from the intercom for two flats, 79a and 79b.)

[House]

(The upstairs light is flickering as the young man walks up the stairs.)

Steven:
Hello?

MAN [OC]:
Please, will you help me?

STEVEN:
Help you? What's wrong?

(A figure is standing at the top of the stairs.)

MAN:
Something terrible's happened. Please help me.

(Steven goes up the stairs)

[Craig's Flat]

(It's composed of a kitchen and a living room. Sophie is looking at the rot while Craig is distracted.)

Sophie:
Craig, what's that on the ceiling?

CRAIG:
What's what on the ceiling?

SOPHIE:
That. It's coming from upstairs.

(A damp stain in the corner.)

SOPHIE:
Who lives up there again?

CRAIG:
Just some bloke.

(The stain spreads.)

CRAIG:
So what's the plan tonight? Pizza, booze, telly?

SOPHIE:
Yeah, pizza, booze, telly.

(Bang! upstairs.)

SOPHIE:
What is he doing up there? You put the advert up yet?

CRAIG:
Yeah, did it today, paper shop window. One furnished room available immediately, shared kitchen, bathroom, with twenty seven year old male, non-smoker, four hundred pound pcm, per calendar month, suit young professional.

SOPHIE:
Mmm, sounds ideal. That's your mission in life, Craig. Find me a man.

CRAIG:
Yeah, otherwise you'll have to settle for me.

SOPHIE:
You'll have to settle for me first.

(Sophie answers her phone.)

SOPHIE:
Oh, Melina again. What? Right. Yeah, but I've kind of got plans. No, it's nothing important, it's just Craig.

(Craig sees the stain spreading again and hears her comment.)

CRAIG:
Oh, thanks, Soph.

SOPHIE:
Sorry. You know what I mean. Okay, I'll talk to Craig. Okay. Now she's having a Dylan crisis on top of the Clare crisis. It could be another all-nighter. I'm sorry, but I really should go. Do you mind if I go?

CRAIG:
No, not at all. No, honestly. Course not. Go.

SOPHIE:
Because I could stay.

CRAIG:
No, go on.

SOPHIE:
I mean, we've got plans.

CRAIG:
Just pizza.

SOPHIE:
Yeah, it's just pizza. Okay, right, I'm going.

CRAIG:
All right, then. Well, er, I'll see you soon.

SOPHIE:
Yeah.

CRAIG:
All right. And give me a call, and I hope everything's okay.

SOPHIE:
Thanks, sorry.

(Sophie leaves the flat and hears noises from upstairs, then footsteps. She leaves the house.)

CRAIG:
Just tell her. Just tell her. I love you. I love you. Oh, just. Hey, I don't know if you knew. Oh.

(The doorbell rings.)

CRAIG:
Every time.

(Sophie has left her keys behind on a fluffy pink key ring, so he picks them up and goes to the front door.)

CRAIG:
I love you. I love you.

[Front Door]

(Craig opens the door and expects to see Sophie but finds the Doctor.)

Craig:
I love you.

The Doctor:
Well that's good cause I'm your new lodger.

(Craig is dumbfounded as The Doctor takes Sophie's keys.)

The Doctor:
You know, this is going to be easier than I expected.

Craig:
But I only put out the advert today. I didn't put my address.

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Gareth Roberts

Gareth Roberts is a British television screenwriter born on June 5, 1968. He is best known for his work on "Doctor Who" more…

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