The Nightmare Man
Series 4 Episodes 1 and 2
Sarah Jane's adopted son, Luke, faces life-changing events on Monday and Bannerman Road will never be the same again when he has his first nightmare and is haunted by a dark figure from his dreams. A strange entity is reaching out to our world, with terrible consequences for the whole human race. With Luke, Clyde and Rani trapped in a bizarre dreamscape, Sarah Jane must fight alone. But as the Nightmare Man grows stronger, only K-9 might hold the key - can Luke summon the courage to face his adult life before the whole world becomes trapped in an endless nightmare?
Memorable Quotes
  • Luke: Our world has always been full of nightmares. Creatures and aliens who want to destroy us. But we've always been protected. The Doctor. His friends. My mum. But tonight... Tonight I don't think anyone can save us. The world's gonna end, and it's my fault, because he's coming for me, you see? He's been waiting for me for years, and this week he... I can hear him. He's coming, so if you're watching just keep watching, because... he's the Nightmare Man. And I can't stop him. Mum, I'm sorry.
  • Rani: Don't you wanna see the world?
    Clyde: I've seen it. There's space.
  • Luke: Mum, have I made the right choice?
    Sarah Jane: Of course you have! Remember your first day at Park Vale? You were terrified, that turned out all right.
    Luke: We were attacked by Slitheen...
    Sarah Jane: Yeah, well, apart from that.
    Luke: Yeah, they turned the sun off.
    Sarah Jane: Yeah, and apart from that...
  • Clyde: (About Luke) He should be here boring us with facts about dead kings and space and dinosaurs.
    Rani: I know.
    Clyde: Four days and than that's it. No more Luke.
  • Sarah Jane: I thought we'd get you some new clothes. I don't know what's in but Rani can help, and we'll get you looking all cool. Oh, is "cool" the right word? Is "cool" cool?
  • Sarah Jane: For years, I was alone, just K-9 and me. You gave me my life back, you gave me something real to live for. I'm terrified of what's going to happen when you go. I'm so scared.
    Luke: Why?
    Sarah Jane: Because it feels like I'm losing you.
  • Sarah Jane: Whatever happens, this is your home. Your friends are here, I'm here, and I will always be here for you.
  • Rani: You're growing up, getting old.
    Luke: I'm growing up so I start having nightmares? Great!
    Rani: Yep, and the rest of us get spots, I wouldn't worry about it.
  • Luke: Who are you!?
    The Nightmare Man: I live in your nightmares. I feed on them. Oh, and yours are just beautiful...
  • Luke: What do you want!?
    The Nightmare Man: Life. Your nightmares, your fear, they're giving me such power. One more little nightmare from you, and I'll be in your world.
  • Rani: Why do you want to destroy Sarah Jane?
    Louise: Why do you think? The woman's a menance to society!
    Rani: What are you on about? She saves the world!
    Louise: At what cost, Rani? You, Clyde, even her own son, how many times has she put you at risk?
  • Louise: How many times have you nearly died because of Sarah Jane Smith?
  • Rani: (About Sarah Jane) She has given me a better life! She's my friend!
  • Nightmare Sarah Jane: (About Clyde) Oh, you are sweet. Stupid, but sweet.
  • Clyde: Wherever you go, and whatever you do, don't forget about me. I'm still your best mate, remember?
    Luke: Super alien brain, remember? I never forget anything.