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Season 1  "The Empty Child (1)"  1x9

Aired 15 years ago - May 21, 2005

Location: London, England Date: 1941 Enemy: The Empty Child After chasing an unexplained capsule through time, the TARDIS lands in London, during an air raid. Rose investigates when a small child wearing a gasmask, standing on a rooftop, continuously calls out for his mummy. After floating above the city on a barrage balloon, Rose is swept off her feet by another time traveller – Captain Jack Harkness. Meanwhile, The Doctor follows a teenaged girl to a meeting of the homeless children of the Blitz. Here, the child in the gasmask is terrorising them with a parade of strange events, constantly asking for his mother.

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# With all your faults I love you still
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might seem like a stupid question, but has anything fallen from the sky recently?
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It's just there's this thing I need to find. Would've fallen from the sky a couple of days ago.
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Doctor!
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I'm gonna meet somebody who gets the whole "Don't wander off" thing.
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Don't answer it.
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How did you ring here? This isn't a real phone, it's not wired up to. . .
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Arthur? Arthur, will you 'urry up? ! Didn't you hear the siren?
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Don't you RAF boys use them for target practice?
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MORE BOMBS DROP NEARBY
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Look at that. Bet it's off the black market. That's enough!
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You know no-one ever believes that?
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The tractor beam, it can scramble your head just a little.
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Thanks, Miss!
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Shut up! It's better on the streets anyway. It's better food.
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I mean a specific one, I didn't just wake up this morning with a craving. Anybody seen a girl like that?
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I don't. . . Did you close the door?
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MUSIC PLAYS ON RADIO
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Please let me in, Mummy. I'm scared of the bombs.
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Oh, you "sort of" have a boyfriend called Mickey Smith
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Burn your hands on the rope? Yeah.
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Do your ears have special powers too? What are you trying to say? Good night, Mister.
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BIG BEN CHIMES
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It's 1941,
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You know what I think? What?
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There was a lot of food in that house. I've got mouths to feed. Should be safe enough now.
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Off you go, then. Do what you've got to do.
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Nancy sent me. Nancy?
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Yes. Exactly the same! Yes. Right down to the scar on the back of the hand.
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The head trauma. No. Asphyxiation?
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Now I'm neither. But I'm still a doctor.
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She won't tell me, but she m. . .
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Only way to see an air raid. What?
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This just isn't possible. How did this happen?
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threw you the bait. . . Bait? I wanted to sell it to you, then destroy it before you found out it was junk.
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I don't know, some kind of virus converting human beings into these things. But why?
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might seem like a stupid question, but has anything fallen from the sky recently?
#2
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It's just there's this thing I need to find. Would've fallen from the sky a couple of days ago.
#3
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Doctor!
#4
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I'm gonna meet somebody who gets the whole "Don't wander off" thing.
#5
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Don't answer it.
#6
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How did you ring here? This isn't a real phone, it's not wired up to. . .
#7
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Arthur? Arthur, will you 'urry up? ! Didn't you hear the siren?
#8
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Don't you RAF boys use them for target practice?
#10
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MORE BOMBS DROP NEARBY
#11
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Look at that. Bet it's off the black market. That's enough!
#12
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You know no-one ever believes that?
#13
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The tractor beam, it can scramble your head just a little.
#14
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Thanks, Miss!
#16
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Shut up! It's better on the streets anyway. It's better food.
#17
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I mean a specific one, I didn't just wake up this morning with a craving. Anybody seen a girl like that?
#18
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I don't. . . Did you close the door?
#19
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MUSIC PLAYS ON RADIO
#21
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Please let me in, Mummy. I'm scared of the bombs.
#22
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Oh, you "sort of" have a boyfriend called Mickey Smith
#24
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Burn your hands on the rope? Yeah.
#25
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Do your ears have special powers too? What are you trying to say? Good night, Mister.
#29
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BIG BEN CHIMES
#31
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It's 1941,
#32
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You know what I think? What?
#33
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There was a lot of food in that house. I've got mouths to feed. Should be safe enough now.
#35
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Off you go, then. Do what you've got to do.
#37
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Nancy sent me. Nancy?
#40
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Yes. Exactly the same! Yes. Right down to the scar on the back of the hand.
#42
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The head trauma. No. Asphyxiation?
#43
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Now I'm neither. But I'm still a doctor.
#44
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She won't tell me, but she m. . .
#45
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Only way to see an air raid. What?
#47
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This just isn't possible. How did this happen?
#48
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threw you the bait. . . Bait? I wanted to sell it to you, then destroy it before you found out it was junk.
#49
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I don't know, some kind of virus converting human beings into these things. But why?
#50
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