Hardwired

INT. CRUCIBLE, THE VAULT

The Doctor stands there, barely holding it together, trembling and utterly broken.

Davros: The Doctor... the man who keeps running, never looking back, because he dare not, out of shame. This is my final victory, Doctor. I have shown you... yourself.

And the Doctor doesn't have an answer.

Loud, annoying, scraping sound and the previous vignettes go in fast rewind and stop with the first: Jabe.

Jabe: (looking up, wagging finger) Uh, excuse me Mr. Davros…

The Controller: (nodding) Yeah, excuse us, I think you maybe have it wrong…

Lynda: (smiling knowingly and nodding in sync with The Controller) I'll second that, or is it third that? Whatever, I think we've been insulted.

Kath: Or at least misconstrued.

Sir Robert: I'll say, because I'm here to tell you, Mr. Davros, you've missed a very important point: that we humans are by definition a murderous, conniving, and vicious race.

Mrs. Moore: We're hardwired that way, don't you see? And not just us. All the species on our planet were designed to protect their young…

Abi: To ensure the survival of future generations.

Bliss: A Mr. Darwin was one of the first to figure it out. But it goes farther than that…

Mr. Skinner: It sure does, not only are we hardwired to protect our families…

Scooti: But also to protect each other – to protect our species.

Ursula: Ever see a mother under threat and cornered with her babies? Any mother on earth? From dinosaurs to sparrows, from field mice to lions…

Reynolds: Well, Mr. Davros, extrapolate that, if you will.

Bridget: Yeah, think about that in light of every single living human and what we're capable of if you endanger us.

Astrid: We've been this way since we crawled out from the primordial goo…

Luke: We've been killers since we stood upright on two legs.

Hostess: It's how we were born.

Sky: Sure, we've misdirected it at each other during our history.

Proper Dave: But give us a reason to join forces…

Other Dave: To cooperate against a common foe…

River: And scream "We will not go quietly into the night"…

Erina: "…We will not vanish without a fight…"

Anita: And you've fulfilled us.

Lazarus: You've made our flippin' day.

Rajesh: Because we'll knock your socks off, Mr. Davros.

Yvonne: To insinuate that The Doctor has anything to do with this…

Harriet: To infer that he fashions us…

Gwyneth: Is ludicrous.

Danny: Is insulting.

All: We're hardwired…

All: Hardwired…

All: Hardwired…

All: Hardwired.

Boe: So you see, The Doctor understands this subconsciously. He knows it in his guts.

Donna: And maybe, just maybe, Mr. Davros, you've got it backwards.

Martha: You insult us and you disrespect us and, most importantly, you underestimate us.

Rose: And perhaps now that we've explained this to you…

Jack: You'll feel more than just a tiny bit stupid for not figuring it out on your own.

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BOOYA! I'm standing up for The Doctor! Do I stand alone? Let me know if you feel the same!