Running, running, screaming, people getting zapped and grabbed, more running. Finally, the Doctor grabs Rose's hand and pulls her outside through one of the broken windows: "There's nothing we can do!" She tries to pull back -- "My mum's in there!" -- but the Doctor won't be avoided this time: "She's not your mother! Come on!" Up a slope, to another row of Cybermen; they turn and run alongside the house, where they are joined by Pete. Inside, lots more death. Jackie screams her ass off in a doorway and runs down into the cellar; she is followed by heavy feet. I think the problem is that if you don't surrender, or scream and run -- if you disobey -- they know you won't be a good match. All the experimental subjects came willingly, against their better judgment. So that's why the Doctor says you should surrender, because at least then you get the chance to escape down the line instead of getting zapped right away. Our Jackie...they'd spit her out like a bug. I'm not sure about this one.
Rose, The Doctor, and Pete run around outside the house for a while, and the Doctor calls Pete by name. When Pete asks how the Doctor knows so much -- about the Cybermen, and about Pete himself -- the Doctor's just like, you wouldn't believe it. They, of course, run into Rickey and Jake, who are rushing the house with guns and shooting at the Cybermen, which suddenly stop marching. Rose is all over Rickey, messing with his coat and hugging him, kissing his cheek. He is...unimpressed and confused about her whole deal: "No offense, sweetheart, but who the hell are you?" Mickey comes running at them, calling Rose's name, and stops when he sees Rickey with Rose. "That's not me," says Mickey. "That's like...the other one." Rose goggles at them; the Doctor whines that things are already going to shit and now there are two Mickeys. (Rose is like, "Let's take a second, though.") Rickey corrects him: "It's Rickey." (The second the Doctor found that spark in the TARDIS, he closed a circuit with Mickey that's been left open until this week; on that allegorical level, you could say that he brought Rickey -- formerly an insult, now a better Mickey -- into existence in that moment, when he blew on that power cell and found connection in the unconnectable.) Mickey points to the fair billions of Cybermen now surrounding them, and Rickey raises his gun. "Put the guns down," the Doctor hisses at him. "Bullets won't stop them." Jake shrugs and lets off a round, and the Doctor gets mad, pushing Jake's gun aside: "No! Stop shooting, now!" The Doctor stands and addresses the Cybermen: "We surrender! Hands up!" The humans all put their hands up, as does the Doctor himself. "There's no need to damage us; we're good stock. We volunteer for the upgrade program. Take us to be processed." The Cyberman's unconvinced: "You are rogue elements." But we surrender, says the Doctor. "You are incompatible," says the Cyberman. But this is a surrender, the Doctor repeats. Shouts, in fact. "You will be deleted," the Cyberman tells him. The Doctor screams, frantic, but no dice. Cyberman: "You are inferior. Man will be reborn as Cybermen, but you will perish under maximum deletion." (Dumb.) The Cyberman raises his arm towards the Doctor; everybody wigs. "Delete!" scream the Cybermen. "Delete! Delete! Delete!"