The 10th Doctor and the "Children of Time".
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The Doctor bids Grace farewell.
January 1: Doctor Who (TVM): The 8th Doctor returns Grace and Lee to Earth and says his goodbyes.
Takes place immediately after the Dec. 31, 1999, portion of the story.
The reality series "Big Brother UK" begins airing on Channel Four in Britain; the UK version of the game show "The Weakest Link" also debuts on BBC2. Deadly versions of these programs will run in the far future on the Game Station.
As seen in "Bad Wolf" (DW2).
The 12-year old Sean Harris, sneaking a cigarette, accidentally burns down a neighbour's shed. This earns him the nickname "Bernie".
"Ghost Machine" (TW).
Chloe Webber is born.
Chloe is 12 years old at the time of "Fear Her" (DW2) (2012).
December 25: Something bad which could happen to Chang Lee on this date may be prevented by the 8th Doctor's interference earlier this year.
In Doctor Who (TVM), the Doctor warns Lee "don't be [in San Francisco]" at this time.
March: Owen Harper officially qualifies as a doctor.
"Greeks Bearing Gifts" (TW). "Six months" before Lucy Marmer's death in September.
September: A Cardiff woman named Lucy Marmer is killed by the alien calling itself "Mary", her ribs shattered and her heart torn out and consumed. A newly-qualified Doctor Owen Harper is one of the physicians examining her corpse.
"Greek Bearing Gifts" (TW).
Mickey Smith's grandmother falls down a flight of stairs and dies.
"About five years" before "Rise of the Cybermen" (DW2) (2007).
The reality makeover television program "What Not to Wear" debuts on BBC2. A version of the show will be broadcast in the far future through the Game Station.
As seen in "Bad Wolf" (DW2).
The children's program "Balamory", featuring the adventures of the inhabitants of the fictional Scottish island of Balamory, debuts on BBC2. The 10th Doctor uses this island as part of an alias when visiting Scotland in 1879.
As seen in "Tooth and Claw" (DW2).
British rap artist, the Streets, releases his single "Don't Mug Yourself". Due to time distortions, the song is heard on a car radio in 1987.
"Father's Day" (DW2).
Jasmine Pierce's mother Lynn begins a long term relationship with a man named Roy.
"Five years" before "Small Worlds" (TW).
12-year old Luke Rattigan creates the Fountain Six search engine.
"The Sontaran Stratagem" (DW2).
Archeologist Edgar Nelson-Stanley dies, leaving behind his widow, Bea.
"Five years" before "Eye of the Gorgon" (SJA) (2008).
American pop singer Britney Spears releases her hit single "Toxic". In the far future, this will be considered a piece classical music.
The song is played during "The End of the World" (DW2).
Toshiko Sato and Captain Jack
Harkness meet for the first time.
Fragments (TW): After her mother is kidnapped by an unknown party, Ministry of Defence employee Toshiko Sato is forced to steal plans for and build a sonic modulator. When Toshiko brings the modulator to the gang, she and they are taken into custody by UNIT.
Toshiko is placed in a UNIT prison without trial. After some time there, she is visited by Captain Jack Harkness, who tells Tosh that he impressed by her ability to build the sonic modulator from what are actually flawed plans. He offers her her freedom, if she agrees to join his Torchwood team. Tosh agrees.
A caption dates these events as "5 years earlier" than the main narritive of "Fragments" (TW) (2009). This matches up with a statement in "Greek Bearing Gifts" (TW) that Tosh joined Torchwood three years before that episode (2007).
London resident Clive Finch, while investigating the history of the Doctor, discovers a photograph in the Washington D.C. Public Archive of the 9th Doctor in the crowd which witnessed President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
The year before "Rose" (DW2) (2005).
The Doctor begins to regenerate.
January 1: The End of Time (DW2) 2/The Eleventh Hour (DW2): The 10th Doctor, suffering from radiation poisining and very close to regenerating, briefly meets Rose Tyler, who has yet to first meet the Doctor in his 9th incarnation. After promising Rose that she will have a "really great year", they part company.
As he sees a vision of Ood Sigma, the Doctor's regeneration begins and he returns to the TARDIS. Once inside, he changes into his 11th incarnation, nearly destroying the TARDIS control room. The 11th Doctor briefly battles to keep control of his ship as it flies over London before drifiting back through time to 1996.
When asked the date, Rose tells the Doctor that it is "2005, January 1st". The opening scenes of "The Eleventh Hour" (DW2) probably follow on directly in this time, rather than taking place in 1996, as the London Eye is visible as the TARDIS flies overhead.
February: On the BBC soap opera EastEnders, the character of Den Watts is killed off. Watts will briefly return to the programme in 2007 as a "ghost", shortly before the events of the Battle of Canary Wharf.
Den's "return" is seen in "Army of Ghosts" (DW2).
March 5: Clara's mother Ellie dies.
"The Rings of Akhaten (DW2)".
March 5: Rose (DW2): Rose Tyler awakens in her council flat in London and goes to her job at Henrik's department store.
Takes place on the same date as the continuation of the episode.
March 5: The End of the World (DW2): Jackie Tyler receives a phone call from her daughter Rose, unaware that the call is coming from 5 billion years in the future.
This must take place during "Rose" (DW2), as Jackie mentions the lottery money that Rose deals with at the end of her work day in that episode. (This is apparently confimed in the shooting script.)
The Doctor confronts the Nestene
March 5/6: Rose (DW2): A recently regenerated 9th Doctor meets Rose Tyler when he, attempting to interfere with the Nestene Consciousness' plans to invade Earth, blows up Henrik's department store. Later, Rose helps the Doctor deliver a dose of "anti-plastic" into the Consciousness, apparently destroying it.
Rose accepts the Doctor's offer to leave her humdrum life and join him on his travels.
Contemporary story. The date Jackie last saw Rose is given as March 6, 2005, on one of her "missing" posters in "Aliens of London" (DW2) and the story seems to take place over two days.
March 6: Love & Monsters (DW2): One witness to the Auton attack on London is Elton Pope.
This flashback takes place during "Rose" (DW2).
March 6/7: The End of the World (DW2): The 9th Doctor and Rose leave this time to visit the far future.
The following day, Rose and the Doctor return to this time for a brief visit, during which the Doctor reveals to Rose that he is the last of his kind.
The opening scene of the episode continues directly on from "Rose" (DW2). The date of the Doctor and Rose's brief return as the next day is conjectural, but seems likely (the year is apparently confirmed by the shooting script).
After Rose leaves with the Doctor, she is presumed missing. Her mother Jackie begins searching for her, suspecting Rose's boyfriend Mickey Smith of possible involvement. The police also consider Mickey a likely murder suspect, bringing him in for questioning no less that five times over the next year. Mickey, aware of Rose's true fate, begins to do research into the Doctor and his involvement in human history and waits for Rose's return.
In the year following "Rose" (DW2), as revealed in "Aliens of London" (DW2).
Ellie Oswald's gravestone.
The Rings of Akhaten (DW2): Clara and her father Dave visit her late mother's grave. The 11th Doctor secretly watches from a distance.
This does not seem to be very long after Ellie's March 6 death.
Luke Rattigan is given an IQ rating of 174 by MENSA.
"The Sontaran Stratagem" (DW2).
Ianto Jones joins the Torchwood Institute's in their London office.
"Two years" before the 2007 segment of "Fragments" (TW).
Owen Harper's fiancée Katie.
Fragments (TW): Doctor Owen Harper's fiancée Katie, diagnosed with the youngest ever case of early-onset Alzheimer's, is put into surgery after a growth is found in her brain. The tumour is actually an alien parasite which releases deadly gas during the operation, killing Katie and the surgery team. Captain Jack Harkness of Torchwood arrives to late to save anyone, but explains to Owen what has happened, recovers Katie's brain and erases the video evidence of the event.
Owen tries to investigate the occurrence, but is stymied at every turn. Eventually, he again meets Captain Jack, and decides to join Torchwood, to prevent what happened to Katie from happening to anyone else.
A caption dates Owen's flashback as "4 years earlier" than the main narritive of "Fragments" (TW) (2009).
Donna Noble begins a two-year temp stint at a double-glazing firm.
Donna was at this job for "two years" before starting at H.C. Clements in "The Runaway Bride" (DW2) (2007).
Torchwood Three team member Suzie Costello begins attending meetings of Pilgrim, a religious support group. She confides her secrets to fellow member Max Tresilian every week, giving him an amnesia pill after each talk. Suzie also begins brainwashing Max, burying certain triggers in his mind, as part of plan to have herself resurrected in the event of her death.
"Two years" before "They Keep Killing Suzie" (TW) (2007).
Over the next two years, a number of vehicles are found abandoned at a house called Wester Drumlins, the owners apparently victims of the Weeping Angels. Eventually, the TARDIS will be included among them. The vehicles and the TARDIS are confiscated by the police as evidence.
"Over the last two years" before "Blink" (DW2) (2007).
Some awkwardness arises between Cardiff PCs Gwen Cooper and Andy Davidson in regards to Andy's crush on Gwen.
"Three years" before "Adrift" (TW) (2009).
A British satellite detects a small radiation spike in the North Sea at a depth of 100 fathoms. This is a Slitheen spaceship being launched on a course that will cause it to loop around and crash land in London.
"Three days" before "Aliens of London" (DW2).
The Slitheen gathered in 10
March: Aliens of London (DW2)/World War Three (DW2): The 9th Doctor and Rose return to Rose's home, but a year later than intended, causing conflict with Rose's mother Jackie, and boyfriend Mickey.
By this time, the alien Slitheen family from the planet Raxacoricofallapatorius, disguised as humans, have infiltrated various levels of the British government. They fake an alien ship crash-landing in the middle of London, causing UNIT and extra-terrestrial experts from around the world to be called in. The Slitheen use this deception in an attempt to gain access to Britain's nuclear weapons and start the Third World War, so they can sell the Earth's radioactive remains as spaceship fuel. Their plan is foiled by the Doctor and Rose, with the assistance of Mickey and MP Harriet Jones, although 10 Downing Street, with the Slitheen inside, is destroyed in the process.
As the Doctor and Rose leave again on their travels, Mickey turns down the Doctor's offer to join them but the Time Lord gives Mickey a computer disk with a virus on it that will wipe all trace of the Doctor's presence on the Internet.
This story takes place "twelve months" after "Rose" (DW2) (March 2005).
From this point until the end of the David Tennant years, most contemporary adventures take place a year ahead of time.
March: Love & Monsters (DW2): Elton Pope is one of the many witnesses to the alien ship crash in London.
This flashback takes place during "Aliens of London" (DW2).
Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen is able to teleport herself away from 10 Downing Street moments before its destruction. Continuing in her identity as Margaret Blaine, the Sliteeth maneuvers herself into the position of Mayor of Cardiff, Wales. She spearheads plans to build the Blaidd Drwg nuclear power plant in the heart of the city, a plant which she secretly plans to have explode, allowing her to power a tribophysical waveform macro-kinetic extrapolator, allowing her to leave the Earth behind. Blon/Blaine also arranges a number of "accidents" to kill anyone who begins to suspect that the plant in unsafe.
In the months between "World War Three" (DW2) and "Boom Town" (DW2).
Harriet Jones, MP for Flydale North, is elected Prime Minister of Britain in a landslide victory, in what originally would have been the first of three successive terms, during which she would have become "the Architect of Britain's Golden Age". However, the Doctor will later alter these events when, displeased by Jones' actions later this year, subtly sabotages her political career. Between now and then, Jones spearheads a project to launch the Guinevere One Space Probe to Mars. The project is headed by Daniel Llewellyn, who includes a number of items on the probe, including a sample of A+ type human blood.
In the months between "World War Three" (DW2) and "The Christmas Invasion" (DW2). Harriet Jones' reduced time as Prime Minister is revealed in "The Sound of Drums" (DW2).
Upset at Rose for leaving with the Doctor again, Mickey begins dating Trisha Delany, partly because "she's there and [Rose isn't]."
Again, in the months between "World War Three" (DW2) and "Boom Town" (DW2).
Torchwood Three member Suzie Costello salvages an alien device that allows one to "open any lock in 45 seconds".
A year before "Cyberwoman" (TW) (2007).
Luke Rattigan founds the Rattigan Academy, a think-tank composed of the brightest young minds he can find.
"The Sontaran Stratagem" (DW2).
June: Cardiff Gazette reporter Cathy Salt becomes pregnant by her boyfriend Jeffrey.
"Boom Town" (DW2).
Carys Fletcher exchanges e-mail with her friends "discussing the relative merits of Orlando Bloom and Heath Ledger".
The year before "Day One" (TW) (2007).
Mickey Smith receives a message from Rose, asking him to grab her passport and meet her and the Doctor in Cardiff.
Some time before "Boom Town" (DW2).
Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day
Slitheen as Margaret Blaine.
September: Boom Town (DW2): The 9th Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack visit Cardiff, Wales, to refuel the TARDIS by absorbing energy from a dimension rift running through the city. With the help of Mickey, they also discover and capture Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen, disguised as Cardiff mayor Margaret Blaine and halt her plan to destroy Cardiff with a nuclear explosion, giving her the power to leave Earth. Blon pleads with the Doctor not to return her to her home world, where she will be executed for previous crimes, while still scheming to use the TARDIS to destroy Earth itself in order to gain her freedom. Her plan instead causes the TARDIS console to open, exposing Blon to the energies inside and regressing her back to an egg, giving her a second chance at life.
A caption places this "six months" after "World War Three" (DW2) (March 2006).
As the TARDIS departs, it leaves behind a "perception filter" on the spot where it sat. Anyone standing in this spot becomes unnoticable by anyone around them.
Revealed in "Everything Changes" (TW).
The 9th Doctor, Rose and Jack return the egg of Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen to Raxacoricofallapatorius, leaving it in one of the planet's hatcheries.
Shortly after "Boom Town" (DW2), as confirmed in "Bad Wolf" (DW2).
September 19: Cardiff Gazette reporter Cathy Salt marries her boyfriend Jeffrey.
"Boom Town" (DW2).
Rose absorbs Time Vortex energy.
The Parting of the Ways (DW2): Rose arrives in her native time, sent back in the TARDIS by the 9th Doctor in the far future in order to protect her. Determined to return to him, she forces open the TARDIS console with Mickey and Jackie's help. Rose is exposed to and absorbs the energies of the Time Vortex, growing immensely powerful. She uses her new abilities to pilot the ship back into the future.
Contemporary (plus one year) scenes.
November: The Krillitanes arrive from space in the area around Deffry Vale School, leading to more than 40 reported UFO sightings. The aliens replace half the school's staff, including the headmaster, and begin their scheme of increasing the students' intelligence for their own purposes. A new curriculum is introduced, as well as a free (but manditory) lunch program.
"Three months" before "School Reunion" (DW2) (January 2007).
November: Jackie Tyler begins seeing a man named Howard.
Howard's first visit to the Tyler household was "a month or so" before "The Christmas Invasion" (DW2).
The Doctor battles the Sycorax
December 24/25: The Christmas Invasion (DW2): Rose returns home with a newly regenerated 10th Doctor. While the Doctor recovers from his regeneration, the entire Earth is threatened by the alien Sycorax, a warrior race. Once back on his feet, the Doctor engages in armed combat with the Sycorax leader. The Doctor does have a hand chopped off, but, still freshly regenerated, is able to regrow it and defeat the Sycorax leader, commanding his people to leave Earth, never to return. As the aliens depart, British Prime Minister Harriet Jones has the Sycorax ship destroyed using a weapon run by the mysterious Torchwood organization, enfuriating the Doctor.
Rose, initially unsure of this new Doctor, decides to continue travelling with him.
Contemporary (plus one year) adventure, taking place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Despite the events being witnessed by much of the world, Donna Noble is oblivious to the attempted invasion, due to a hangover.
"The Runaway Bride" (DW2).
Sometime after these events, Captain Jack Harkness manages to retrieve the Doctor's severed hand and keeps it preserved in a jar, in hopes that it will alert him that a Doctor who is more in synch with his own timeline is nearby.
We first see the hand in Jack's possession in "Day One" (TW).
After the Sycorax invasion is thwarted, a large group of people gather in Trafalgar Square in London, celebrating. Among the crowd is the Doctor; Ursula Blake, future member of LINDA, unintentionally takes a picture of him.
"Love & Monsters" (DW2).
December 25: Love & Monsters (DW2): Elton Pope is once again witness to the alien activity in London. After this third experience, Elton begins to scour the internet for information on these events and other strange events.
During "The Christmas Invasion" (DW2).
December 25: At 3:00 AM on Christmas Eve night, Tosh, waiting for a cab in front of the Millennium Centre in Cardiff, manages to get a kiss from Owen using a piece of mistletoe. It is Tosh's last kiss until at least late summer the following year.
There is some Graske activity on Earth at this time.
"A couple of years back" from "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?" (SJA) (2008). (This likely refers to the 2005 Christmas special interactive story "Attack of the Graske", which I do not consider canon, hence this rather vague entry.)
New Earth (DW2): The 10th Doctor and Rose leave on their adventures once again, after spending a little time with Jackie and Mickey.
While this scene obviously does not follow directly on from "The Christmas Invasion" (DW2) (everyone, save the Doctor, is wearing different clothing from the close of that story), from Rose's reactions after their trip to the future, it seems clear that being with the 10th Doctor is a new experience to her, so it's likely not very long after.
The 10th Doctor and Rose, called to Earth by a suspicious Mickey, infiltrate Deffry Vale School as a teacher and a lunch lady to investiate strange goings-on.
"Two days" before "School Reunion" (DW2).
The Doctor, Rose and Mickey
meet Sarah Jane Smith and K9.
At Deffry Vale School, a teacher is stunned when a 12-year old student is able to tell him to exact height of the walls of Troy in cubits.
The day before "School Reunion" (DW2).
January: School Reunion (DW2): The 10th Doctor, Rose and Mickey investigate strange goings-on at Deffry Vale School, encountering the Doctor's former travelling companion Sarah Jane Smith and her Mark III K9 unit. Together, they discover that a race called the Krillitanes are deliberately increasing the intelligence of the school's children in order to use them as a giant processing device. Through the children, the Krillitanes are trying to solve the Skasis Paradigm, an equation which would give them control over the very building blocks of time and space. K9 destroys the aliens at the cost of his own "life".
The Doctor offers to bring Sarah with him on his travels once again, but she turns him down. Instead, Mickey joins the TARDIS crew. The Doctor leaves Sarah with a reconstructed K9.
Contemporary (plus one year). Must take place in January as the following contemporary adventure begins on February 1.
John Lumic, creator of the
February 1-2: Rise of the Cybermen (DW2)/The Age of Steel (DW2): The 10th Doctor, Rose and Mickey find themselves temporarily stranded in a parallel universe, one where business tycoon and owner of Cybus Industries, John Lumic, has created that reality's version of the Cybermen. Lumic intends to transform the entire human race into Cyberbeings.
The resistance against Lumic includes Ricky Smith (the alternate reality's Micky) and Pete Tyler, who is alive and a successful businessman on this Earth. After striking a blow against the Cyberman threat, the Doctor and Rose return to their own reality; however, Mickey stays behind to continue the fight, taking the place of Ricky, who perished in battle.
Contemporary (plus one year). The adventure takes place over two days, and Mickey reads "1st of February" from a newspaper.
February-April: Love & Monsters (DW2): Elton Pope, a young man who saw the 10th Doctor once as a child, joins a group of people (dubbed LINDA - London Investigation 'N' Detective Agency - by Elton) who have been searching for information on the Doctor. Over time, they all become close friends, focusing less on their search for the Doctor.
The Abzorbaloff chases down
In March, a native of the planet Clom (dubbed an Abzorbaloff - again, by Elton), intent on absorbing the Doctor and feeding on his experiences, infiltrates LINDA as a human, Victor Kennedy. Kennedy seizes control of the group, sending members out to track down the Doctor, while secretly absorbing LINDA one member at a time. While finally encountering the 10th Doctor and Rose, Elton destroys the Abzorbaloff's cane, a disguised "limiting field", causing the creature to be absorbed by the Earth itself. The Doctor is just barely able to preserve the consciousness of Ursula Blake, LINDA member and object of Elton's affection (although her consciousness remains lodged in a paving stone). Afterwards, Elton makes a series of video blog entries about his adventure.
Contemporary plus one year, confirmed by the events of "Rose" (DW2) (2005) described as "two years ago". Exact months are conjecture. Victor Kennedy arrives on a "Tuesday in March" and it seems likely that some time passes both before and after his arrival.
Februrary: After a group of Swiss scientists create their own black hole, endangering the Earth, the singularity is somehow moved into space and Sarah Jane Smith sets K9 to work stabilizing it. A portal is set up between Sarah Jane's attic and the black hole, allowing Sarah to occasionally communicate with K9 and check his progress.
"A year and a half" before "Invasion of the Bane" (SJA) (August 2008).
March: Members of the Slitheen family from the planet Raxacoricofallapatorius, bent on revenge for the destruction of their family members the previous year, put into motion a plot to drain the Earth of all its energy sources, including the Sun. Setting up the Coldfire Construction firm, they begin building a series of schools around the world. Each school contains a secret room with technology that, when all actived in concert with each other, will begin the power drain.
The Slitheen's activities begin "18 months" before "Revenge of the Slitheen" (SJA) (September 2008).
April: The newly-regenerated Master arrives in this time in the Doctor's TARDIS, having hijacked it 100 trillion years in the future. Taking advantage of the downfall of Prime Minister Harriet Jones, he creates for himself the identity of Harold Saxon. As Saxon, the Master begins quickly rising through the political ranks of Great Britain. Knowing that the Doctor is likely to eventually track him down to this time period, the Master uses his political power for prepare for the Doctor's return and to take over the Earth. These plans include taking a wife, Lucy, bringing the Toclophane to this time from the far future and launching the world-wide Archangel communications network, which begins to slowly brainwash most of the world's population into believing in him and also hides his presence from the Doctor.
Beginning 18 months before "The Sound of Drums" (DW2) and "Last of the Time Lords" (DW2) (October 2008). Also, given mention of Saxon in a newspaper headline in "Love & Monsters" (DW2), partly during that episode.
In the Welsh countryside, the inhabitants of a small, isolated village begin this generation's "Harvest", during which the villagers turn to cannibalism, killing people passing near the village and consuming them. The first of at least 17 victims disappears at this time.
Five months before "Countrycide" (TW).
A Void ship, containing the Cult of Skaro (a group of Daleks bred to have imagination), emerges from the Void between parallel worlds materializes in Torchwood Tower, causing a breach between universes. Torchwood begins conducting experiments on the breach, in an attempt to harness its energy and, unbeknownst to them, slowly widening the breach. The Cybermen from the alternate Earth visited earlier this year by the Doctor, Rose and Mickey take advantage of this, attempting to cross-over onto this Earth, but only manifesting themselves around the world as millions of "ghosts", human-shaped shimmering outlines. These manifestations become commonplace and the world's population accepts them as a regular occurrences, even believing that the ghosts are their dearly departed. Meanwhile, Torchwood is infiltrated by both a Cyberman advanced guard and some anti-Cybermen freedom fighters from the other Earth, including Mickey.
During the two months before "Army of Ghosts" (DW2) and "Doomsday" (DW2).
The Cult of Skaro emerge from
the Void ship.
June: Army of Ghosts (DW2)/Doomsday (DW2): The 10th Doctor, Rose and Jackie Tyler briefly find themselves prisoners of Torchwood, who finally widen the breach in the Void enough for an army of millions of Cybermen to break through to this Earth. Shortly after, the Cult of Skaro emerge from their Void ship and liberate millions of Daleks from the "Genesis Ark", a prison ship used by the Time Lords during the Time War to hold their enemies.
This leads to a three-way conflict between Torchwood, the Daleks and the Cybermen. Aiding the Doctor, Rose and Jackie is the Cyberman resistance group from the alternate reality, including Micky and the parallel Pete Tyler. Torchwood is decimated, and the Doctor manages to trap the Cybermen and the Daleks (except for the Cult of Skaro, who escape via an emergency temporal shift, which deposits them in 1930s New York City) in the Void between realities. Unfortunately, this leaves Rose (and her newfound family) trapped on the alternate Earth, with no way of reuniting with the Doctor.
Contemporary, plus one year, and about "two months" after the previous comtemporary story, "Love & Monsters" (DW2) (April). The Cult of Skaro's escape destination is revealed in "Daleks in Manhattan" (DW2).
June: Cyberwoman (TW): Towards the end of the Cybermen/Dalek battle, the Cyberman, desperate for more troops, begin directly converting people rather than transplanting their brains into Cybershells. One victim of this process is Lisa Hallett, girlfriend of Ianto Jones, another Torchwood London member. Ianto drags an only partly transformed Lisa away from the battle.
These very brief flashbacks occur during "Doomsday" (DW2).
Donna Noble is, once again, unaware of these world-shaking events, this time engaged in scuba diving in Spain.
"The Runaway Bride" (DW2).
In the aftermath of what becomes known as "the Battle of Canary Wharf", Rose Tyler is listed as officially dead.
"Doomsday" (DW2). The "Battle of Canary Wharf" name is first mentioned in "Everything Changes" (TW).
After the Battle of Canary Wharf, the Torchwood organization is in shambles. This leaves Captain Jack Harkness in control of Torchwood Three, based in Cardiff, Wales, with its headquarters sitting on top of the Cardiff spacetime Rift. Jack and his team continue with Torchwood's mission to collect alien artifacts and learn to exploit them for mankind's benefit, although they sever all ties with the London offices (but not before scavenging their ruined offices).
In the months between "Doomsday" (DW2) and "Everything Changes" (TW). Some details from "Fragments" (TW).
As a result of the Institute's disarray, the Empress of the Racnoss seizes control of Torchwood's Huon particle creation project under the Thames Barrier, as well as the H.C. Clements security firm, also a Torchwood property. The Empress promises Lance, H.C. Clements' head of Human Resources, that she will take him to explore the universe if he agrees to saturate an employee with Huon particles; Lance agrees.
Between "Doomsday" (DW2) and the flashbacks in "The Runaway Bride" (DW2).
Jack and Ianto prepare to capture
June: Fragments (TW): Desperate for a place to secretly keep Lisa Hallett while he tries to cure her, Ianto Jones relocates to Cardiff, Wales, and asks Captain Jack Harkness to allow him to join the Torchwood Three team. Jack refuses, but Ianto does not give up, hounding Jack over several days. Jack eventually relents after Ianto helps him capture a temporally-displaced Pteranodon.
Not long after the events of "Doomsday" (DW2). A caption also places these scenes "21 months" before the 2009 sections of "Fragments" (TW).
The Pteranodon is housed in the Torchwood Three Hub, where it becomes treated almost like a pet. Also, Ianto Jones secretly hides his partly Cyber-converted girlfriend Lisa in a lower level of the Hub and begins looking for a way to reverse the conversion process.
Not long after "Fragments" (TW). The Pteranodon is first seen flying freely in the Hub in "Everything Changes" (TW) and Ianto hiding Lisa is from "Cyberwoman" (TW).
June: Turn Left (DW2): Donna Noble and her mother, Sylvia, argue while driving to Donna's new job. Donna is determined to take a temp position at H.C. Clements, while her mother wishes her to take a different position. Donna ignores her mother and, turning left, goes to take the Clements job.
Donna at a crucial crossroads.
The Trickster's Brigade reach out to this time, making Donna change her mind, turning right and taking the other position. This causes Donna to never meet the Doctor, substantially altering the future. The Doctor will die later this year and a series of alien-caused disasters will send the Earth into chaos.
The Donna Noble from this altered future is sent back to this time by UNIT and Rose Tyler from 2009 to make certain her earlier self makes the decision to turn left. Unable to reach her earlier self in time, the alternative Donna thows herself in front of a truck, causing a traffic snarl and making the 2007 Donna stick to her original decision. As the alternative Donna lies dying, Rose appears and whispers the words "Bad Wolf" to her, as a message to the Doctor.
"Six months" before "The Runaway Bride" (DW2) (December 2007).
June: The Runaway Bride (DW2): Donna Noble begins her temp job at H.C. Clements. Lance, the head of Human Resources, makes coffee for her on her first day, beginning a long-term plan to saturate Donna's body with Huon particles. As he continues to make Donna coffee, she falls in love with him and hounds him to marry her. Lance eventually relents, if only to keep close tabs on her.
These flashbacks take place "six months" before the main narrative of the story in December.
June: The Lost Boy (SJA): While Sarah Jane Smith researches volcanic activity on Earth, a geologist friend of hers sends her a crystal found on the site of Krakatoa after its 1883 eruption. The crystal is really an alien, one of the crystalline Xylok. The Xylok communicates with Sarah through her laptop, claiming to be a memory crystal from a crashed spaceship. The alien offers to help Sarah in her mission of protecting the Earth, while secretly planning to release the rest of the Xylok buried beneath the Earth's surface, even if it means destroying the world. Under the Xylok's guidance, Sarah creates the super-computer Mr. Smith, of which the Xylok becomes a part.
This brief flashback occurs "18 months" before the rest of "The Lost Boy" (SJA) (December 2008).
July 21: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the Harry Potter series of novels by J.K. Rowling, is published. The Doctor is particularly moved by this final installment, claiming to have cried from reading it.
"The Shakespeare Code" (DW2).
A Weeping Angel, frozen
Blink (DW2): Photographer Sally Sparrow begins receiving cryptic message from the 10th Doctor and Martha, who are trapped in 1969. They, along with some acquaintances of Sally, are victims of the "Weeping Angels", psychopathic hunters who hurl their targets back through time, then consume the "potential energy" of the lives their victims would have experienced in their proper time.
The Angels are "quantum locked", only able to move when not seen by any other beings, otherwise freezing into statues; even blinking is long enough to allow the Angels movement. They are seeking possession of the TARDIS in order to feed off its energy, an action which could cause catastrophic damage to the universe. Following the Doctor's clues and instructions, Sally and her best friend's brother, Larry Nightingale, are able to send the TARDIS back to 1969 and stop the Weeping Angels by forcing them to look at each other, effectively turning them permanently into statues.
The date is confirmed in a number of ways, including Kathy Nightingale's letter to Sally, stating that she travelled back through time from "2007".
John Tucker becomes the final victim in a series of murders commited by Torchwood Three member Suzie Costello.
Shortly before "Everything Changes" (TW).
The new Torchwood Three team.
Everything Changes (TW): Cardiff Police Constable Gwen Cooper stumbles onto the existence of Torchwood Three, meeting Captain Jack Harkness and his team: Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato, Ianto Jones and Suzie Costello. After confirming to Gwen the existence of aliens and telling her about Torchwood's mandates, Jack wipes Gwen's memory of it all using their "retcon" drug.
Gwen leaves herself a clue about Torchwood, leading her to the Wales Millennium Centre, secret home of the Torchwood Three Hub. Gwen is confronted by Suzie, revealing that she has been murdering people in order to practice using the temporary life-giving power of the "Resurrection Gauntlet" and must kill Gwen, as she is close to the truth. Jack saves Gwen and Suzie shoots herself in despair. The shock of the events restores Gwen's missing memories.
During the confrontation with Suzie, Gwen discovers that Jack is immortal and cannot be killed, a fact the rest of the team are unaware of. Jack invites Gwen to take Suzie's place as part of the Torchwood team and she accepts.
Contemporary, plus one year. Takes place after the Battle of Canary Wharf in "Doomsday" (DW).
Carys Fletcher is possessed by
Day One (TW): Gwen has her first mission as part of the Torchwood team. The group examine a freshly-fallen meteor, but Gwen accidentally frees a gaseous life form inside it. The alien being inhabits the body of a young women named Carys Fletcher. The alien, which is slowly killing Carys, feeds on "orgasmic energy" and drives her to have sexual relations with several men; when the men reach orgasm, the alien drains the sexual energy from them, reducing the victims to nothing but powder. To save Carys, Gwen offers herself as a host for the being. When it is between bodies, Jack traps the alien in a force field and it dies within moments.
Contemporary, plus one year.
Petty crook Sean "Bernie" Harris finds himself in possession of a quantum transducer, which allows him to see visions of emotional events in both the past and the future. Bernie attempt to use this to his advantage, blackmailing Ed Morgan, whom Bernie saw kill Lizzy Lewis in one vision. Morgan refuses to pay. Bernie also sees his own death, not far in the potential future, after which he break the transducer in two, refusing to use the future component any more.
Some time before "Ghost Machine" (TW).
Owen sees a vision of the past.
Ghost Machine (TW): The Torchwood Three team acquire the quantum transducer from Bernie Harris. The device allows a person to view emotionally charged events from the past. After seeing a vision of Ed Morgan raping and murdering Lizzy Lewis in 1963, Owen become obsessed with the event. He tracks down Ed Morgan and confronts him about his crime. Morgan believes that Owen has something to do with Bernie, who earlier tried to blackmail the killer, and Morgan decides to kill Bernie.
The team track down Bernie and retrieve the future-viewing component of the transducer. Bernie is terrified as he has seen his own soon-to-occur death. The team are able to intercept Morgan before he can kill Bernie, but Morgan kills himself by throwing himself on a knife held by Gwen.
Contemporary plus one year.
Cyberwoman (TW): While the rest of the Torchwood Three team is away from the Hub, Ianto secretly brings in Japanese cybernetics expert Dr. Tanizaki in to look at the party Cyber-converted Lisa Hallet, hidden in the Hub basement, in an attempt to reverse the process. When the team returns early, Ianto leaves Tanizaki alone with Lisa, who attempts to Cyber-convert the scientist, killing him in the process.
The situation deteriorates quickly when the team discovers the existence of Lisa, who begins a rampage through the Hub. Despite Ianto's efforts to stop them, the team are forced to kill Lisa, believe her to be unsaveable. The rest of the team also see Jack apparently killed multiple times and resurrected during the conflict.
Despite his betrayal, Ianto is kept on at the Hub.
Contemporary plus one year.
Small Worlds (TW): The Torchwood team investigate a series of mysterious deaths accompanied by strange weather patterns, including that of a old friend/lover of Jack's from World War II.
The deaths are being caused by a group of "fairies", unstoppable, murderous, time-spanning beings who abduct children called Chosen Ones and transform them into more of themselves. A young girl named Jasmine Pierce is the current Chosen One. The fairies threaten to destroy the Earth if they are not allowed to take Jasmine; Jack decides that, despite the objections of the other, letting the beings take Jasmine is the only solution.
Afterwards, while cleaning up the research on fairies at the Hub, Gwen realizes that one of the famous Cottingley fairies from 1917 is Jasmine.
Contemporary plus one year.
Random Shoes (TW): Eugene Jones approaches the Torchwood team, something he regularly does, and is once again ignored. This time, he first meets Gwen and develops a crush on her.
Exact placement of this flashback is conjectural. Between this and the main narrative of the episode, it's likely that at least a few months have passed, as Gwen seems quite familiar with Eugene, even speaking to his mother as if they know each other fairly well.
Countrycide (TW): The Torchwood team visit the Brecon Beacons mountain range in the Welsh countryside to investigate multiple disappearances in the area.
The Torchwood team discovers
one of the cannibals' victims.
Although the team fear that the influence of the Rift is spreading, and suspect alien involvment in the disappearances, the missing people are really victims of a group of vicious, insane cannibals in a small, isolated village. Gwen struggles to understand the motives behind their actions, but gets no answers beyond "it makes them happy".
Traumitized by the experience, and unable to share the Torchwood side of her life with her boyfriend Rhys, Gwen starts and affair with Owen.
Contemporary plus one year.
Greeks Bearing Gifts (TW): The Torchwood team unearths a teleporter used to send an Arcateenian prisoner to Earth in 1812.
Believing it is finally safe for her to return to her homeworld, the alien, inhabiting a human body and calling herself "Mary", gives Toshiko a mind-reading device and seduces her, slowly making Tosh doubt her loyalties to her fellow Torchwood members. Mary, who has killed and consumed the hearts of dozens of humans since her arrival to maintain her present form, then manipulates Tosh into allowing her inside the Torchwood Hub. Jack gives the alien the transporter device, but reveals that he has reprogrammed it, and the device teleports Mary into the heart of the Sun. Tosh, disgusted with her own behaviour, destroys the mind-reading pendant.
Mary shows Tosh her true form.
During her time using the device, Tosh learns of of Gwen and Owen's affair and that trying to read Jack's mind is like "reading the mind of a dead man".
Contemporary plus one year. Tosh's estimate the that the body and artifact have been there for 196 years and 11 months would actually date this episode in 2008 or 2009, much too late; however, Tosh herself mentions that the accuracy of her measurements may be compromised. The name of Mary's race is discovered in "Invasion of the Bane" (SJA).
After three months of not hearing from Suzie Costello, Max Tresilian, a man brainwashed by Suzie during their time together in the religious support group Pilgrim, follows his programming and begins killing fellow Pilgrim members
The day before "They Keep Killing Suzie" (TW).
They Keep Killing Suzie (TW): A series of murders, apparently tied to Torchwood, lead the team to a connection with the deceased Suzie Costello via the religious support group Pilgrim.
Suzie Costello returns to life.
To question Suzie, the Resurrection Gauntlet is used by Gwen but, to the team's suprise, Suzie, rather than returning for only a few moments, stays alive and, in fact, cannot be killed. Suzie persuades Gwen to secretly take her away from the Torchwood Hub to see her dying father; however, Suzie kills her father while she slowly drains Gwen's life-force. The team discover that the murders and everything connected with them was carefully orchestrated by Suzie to lead to her resurrection in the event of her death. Tosh destroys the Resurrection Gauntlet; Suzie instantly dies and Gwen's life-force is restored.
Contemporary plus one year. "Three months" after Suzie's death in "Everything Changes" (TW).
Human Nature (DW2): The 10th Doctor and Martha briefly encounter a group of hostile, incorporeal aliens who call themselves "the Family of Blood". Having very short lifespans without inhabiting a physical body, they decide that a Time Lord's form would be ideal and attempt to possess the Doctor. The Doctor believes that he must hide somewhere in history as an actual human being to evade the Family. Explaining his plan to Martha, the Doctor begins the process of becoming human.
"Mr. Smith" says that his dream of these events took place in "the year of our Lord 2007".
Eugene Jones uses the internet to discover his estranged father's whereabouts, and is disappointed to learn that he is only a cashier at a garage not that far from Eugene's home, rather than working for a large American company, as he previously believed. Disillusioned, Eugene decides to sell his Dogon Sixth Eye on eBay and use the money to help his co-worker Linda fulfill her dream of going to Australia.
During the "two weeks" leading up to "Random Shoes" (TW).
Random Shoes (TW): Unknown to Eugene Jones, two of his acquaintances, Gary and Josh, begin making false bids on his Dogon Sixth Eye auction on eBay. The price suddenly jumps to £15,000 from a legitimate buyer, but Gary and Josh make one last false bid, ruining the sale. When Eugene meets the "buyers", Josh demands he give them the Eye, as he plans to sell it instead. Angry, Eugene swallows the Eye, runs away and is killed when accidentally run over by a car. The Torchwood Three team, mostly Gwen, investigate his death while, unknown to her, Eugene's "ghost" follows her around, trying himself to remember how he died; the truth is finally brought to light.
At Eugene's funeral, he is able to physically manifest to save Gwen from a speeding car. Eugene is able to look his family in the eye one last time before apparently passing on to the afterlife.
Contemporary plus one year.
The time-lost passengers of the
December 18-24: Out of Time (TW): The Torchwood team intercept the Sky Gypsy, a small aircraft that has come through the Cardiff Rift from 1953. The team try to help the pilot, Diane Holmes, and her passengers, Emma-Louise Cowell and John Ellis, adapt to living in this new time, with some team members growing especially close to their charges.
Jack strikes up a friendship with John, both men outside their time; however, John is unable to adjust to his new life and commits suicide. Gwen takes on a motherly role towards young Emma, but must learn to let go when Emma finds a job in London, a city she has always dream of living in. And Owen and Diane fall in love, but Owen is heartbroken when Diane decides to take her chances flying through the Rift in the Sky Gypsy.
Contemporary plus one year. In "Captain Jack Harkness" (TW), Owen gives December 24 as the date that Diane goes back through the Rift, after a week in the present.
December 24: Doomsday (DW2): The 10th Doctor manages to find one small crack in the Void between universes, which lasts just long enough for him and Rose to have a tearful farewell.
This final scene of the episode leads directly into "The Runaway Bride" (DW2).
December 24-25: The Runaway Bride (DW2): Immediately after his farewell with Rose, the 10th Doctor impossibly finds a bride, Donna Noble, in the TARDIS console room.
Returning her to Earth, they together discover that Donna has been slowly fed Huon particles (which is what attracted her to the TARDIS) by her duplicitous fiancé, Lance, who is working for the spider-like Empress of the Racnoss. The last of her race, the Empress is based under Donna's workplace, HC Clements, in a secret lab formerly run by Torchwood. She plans to use the properly activated Huon particles to resurrect her "children", laying dormant in the core of the Earth itself. The Doctor destroys the Empress' facility by flooding it and the Empress herself is killed when her star-shaped spaceship is shot down by the armed forces.
The Doctor asks Donna to travel with him, but she declines, frightened by the danger inherent in the Doctor's lifestyle, although she pledges to see more of the world.
Contemporary plus one year. Donna states that "it's Christmas Eve" when the story starts.
The Doctor's body is taken away.
December 25: Turn Left (DW2): In the altered timeline caused by Donna not going to work at HC Clements, she is celebrating Christmas Eve with co-workers at a pub when they witness the Empress of the Racnoss' ship being shot down. Without Donna's presence during his confrontation with the Empress, the Doctor drowns when he floods the base, and fails to regenerate. Donna sees the Doctor's body being taken away by UNIT and briefly encounters Rose Tyler, visiting from a parallel universe.
Takes place during the same time frame as "The Runaway Bride" (DW2).
True to her word, over the next year, Donna tries travelling the world, including a visit to Egypt, but after her adventure with the Doctor, she find her journeys somewhat lacking.
In an effort to meet the Doctor again, Donna begins exploring strange phenomena, such as UFO sightings and crop circles, and conspiracy theories. Her efforts will eventually bear fruit, when she encounters the Doctor in early 2009.
As revealed in "Partners in Crime" (DW2).
January: Combat (TW): The Torchwood team discover that Weevils are being abducted by humans. After an apparent murder using an abducted Weevil, Owen is sent undercover as a businessman to discover who is doing this. He encounters Mark Lynch, founder of a "fight club" where angry, purposeless young businessmen do battle in a cage against Weevils. Owen, still despondent over Diane leaving, willingly enters the cage, possibly expecting to die. Before the fight can properly begin, the rest of the team enters to put an permanent end to the fighting and save Owen. However, Lynch manages to enter the cage and is killed by a Weevil.
Owen and Gwen put an end to their affair. However, Gwen feels the need to confess her actions to her boyfriend Rhys and have him forgive her. She drugs Rhys with "retcon" and confesses, but Rhys loses consciousness before he can even begin to properly process the revelation.
Contemporary plus one year. Given Owen's emotional state over Diane, this episode probably takes place within a month of "Out of Time" (TW) in December.
The Torchwood team receives a number of anonymous tips, likely from Bilis Manger, about a possible haunting at the Ritz dance hall.
Some time before "Captain Jack Harkness" (TW).
The mysterious Bilis Manger.
Captain Jack Harkness (TW): Torchwood team members Jack and Toshiko, investigating strange noises from the abandoned Ritz dance hall in Cardiff, find themselves sent back in time to 1941, where they encounter the original Captain Jack Harkness. Owen, as second in command, decides to use Torchwood Three's Rift manipulator to retrieve them, secretly hoping to use the machine to also bring back his time-lost lover Diane Holmes. Gwen finds most of the equations necessary to safely open the Rift left at the Ritz by Tosh in 1941. However, the final key numbers have been vandalised by Bilis Manger, the time-travelling manager and caretaker of the Ritz, who seems to have his own agenda. Owen decides to attempt a Rift opening anyway, despite Ianto's belief that there could be disastrous side-effects. Ianto shoots Owen in the shoulder, but Owen manages still to open the Rift, fortunately bringing Jack and Tosh back to the present.
Contemporary plus one year. Seems to take place not too long after "Combat" (TW); long enough for Owen to recover from his injuries, but still clearly not dealing with the emotional repercussions. Could be either January or February.
End of Days (TW): As a result of the Cardiff Rift being opened to return Jack and Tosh to their proper present, time across the world begins to splinter, causing artifacts and beings from the past and the future to manifest in 2008. While attempting to deal with the ensuing chaos, Torchwood Team members see visions of lost loved ones, actually sent by Bilis Manger, urging them to open the Rift further, claiming it will reverse the splintering effects. However, once this is done, it frees a giant, demonic being named Abaddon, whose shadow kills all those it touches. The immortal Jack places himself in Abaddon's shadow, overwhelming the demon with his unlimited life-force and destroying it. The Rift is also resealed.
Abaddon towers over Cardiff.
After Jack recovers, he senses the approach of the TARDIS and quickly leaves the Torchwood Hub.
No more than a few days after "Captain Jack Harkness" (TW).
Utopia (DW2): The 10th Doctor and Martha park the TARDIS on the Cardiff Rift to repower the ship. Captain Jack Harkness, detecting the Doctor's presence, runs for the TARDIS and grabs onto it as it dematerialises, causing it to hurtle out of control to the far, far future.
During and immediately after the last few moments of "End of Days" (TW).
During Jack's absence, Gwen takes charge of the Torchwood Three team, and Ianto is promoted to full team member. Gwen also becomes engaged to her boyfriend, Rhys.
"Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" (TW).
The Eleventh Hour (DW2): The 11th Docto returns to Amelia (now Amy) Pond in Leadworth, but accidentally twelve years later than the promised five minutes. Together with Amy's boyfriend, nurse Rory Williams, they confront Prisoner Zero, the entity that escaped from the Crack in Amy's bedroom wall in 1996, and lurked in a hidden room in her home ever since.
The Doctor confronts
The Atraxi arrive, threatening the destruction of Earth if Prisoner Zero does not surrender. Prisoner Zero is a Multi-form being, able to disguise itself as images plucked from unconscious minds, notably those of coma patients. The Doctor creates a computer virus that sends the Atraxi both Prisoner Zero's location and a list of his guises. To fight back, Prisoner Zero forces Amy unconscious, taking her form; however, Amy thought of Prisoner Zero's true form and the fugitive is taken by the Atraxi. Before allowing the Atraxi to leave, the Doctor warns them never to threaten Earth again.
The Doctor takes his now recovered TARDIS for a test flight. While intending to return to Amy after a few minutes, his flight will not bring him back for another two years.
"Twelve years" after the 1996 portions of the story, and "two years" before the 2010 segment.
The Torchwood Three team capture a Hoix in a kebab shop in Cardiff.
A year before "Exit Wounds" (TW).
At this time, the planet of San Helios is home to an advanced civilisation with a population of a hundred billion and a varied topography. Within a year, the entire planet, including all life, will be reduced to a vast, barren desert by a swarm of metallic, stingray-like creatures.
The images seen of San Helios in "Planet of the Dead" (DW2) (2009), were taken "last year".
April: Alan and Chrissie Jackson break up, eventually divorcing, with Alan gaining custody of their daughter Maria.
In "Eye of the Gorgon" (SJA) (October), Alan tells Chrissie that she "took our home apart six months ago".
June: The Judoon secretly places a number of plasma cores at various positions around Royal Hope Hospital. Noting the cores presence, the 10th Doctor checks himself into the hospital under the name John Smith, complaining of severe abdominal cramps, in order to investigate.
The plasma cores have been building up energy for "two days" before "Smith and Jones" (DW2).
June: Smith and Jones (DW2): The 10th Doctor meets medical student Martha Jones when the Royal Hope Hospital in London is transported to the Moon by the rhinoceros-like Judoon; a force field keeps an air bubble around the hospital, but the oxygen begins to run out. The Judoon, a mercenary police force, are seeking any non-humans in the hospital as they hunt down a criminal plasmavore. The plasmavore is able to change its internal appearance by drinking a victim's blood, in this case appearing human to Judoon scans. The Doctor tricks the plasmavore into drinking some of his own blood, causing her to again appear as non-human. The Doctor, with Martha's help, also prevents an MRI explosion rigged by the plasmavore to destroy all life-forms (except her own) within a 250 000 kilometer radius, which would include the side of the Earth facing the Moon.
After the the hospital is returned to Earth, the Doctor, impressed with Martha's cool head and cleverness during the events, invites Martha to join him for a ride in the TARDIS and she accepts.
Five days before "The Sounds of Drums" (DW2).
June: Turn Left (DW2): In the altered timeline caused by Donna not saving the Doctor's life in 2007, Royal Hope Hospital is still transported to the Moon and the Judoon do capture the plasmavore. However, upon the hospital's return to Earth, this time there is only a single survivor, Oliver Morgenstern, who tells the story of Martha Jones giving him the last reserve of oxygen, sacrificing herself. After apparently stopping the plasmavore's MRI explosion, Sarah Jane Smith, her son Luke and their friends Maria and Clyde are found among the dead.
Donna again encounters a universe-hopping Rose Tyler, who advises Donna to get herself and her family out of the London for the following Christmas.
During the same time frame as "Smith and Jones" (DW2).
The transformed Lazarus.
June: The Lazarus Experiment (DW2): The 10th Doctor returns Martha home, intending this to be the end of their travels together. However, he accompanies her to a viewing of an experiment by Professor Richard Lazarus. Martha's family is also present at the event, as her sister Tish is head of Lazarus' public relations department.
The 76-year old Lazarus transforms himself into a young again but the experiment mutates his DNA, activating long dormant characteristics within his genes, turning Lazarus into a huge, grotesque creature that sucks the life force out of its victims. The Doctor and Martha, with the aid of Tish, are able to defeat Lazarus, but unable to prevent the Professor's death. The Doctor invites Martha to travel with him once again, this time as a full crew member, rather than as a "passenger".
During the events, agents of Prime Ministerial candidate Mr. Saxon (in reality the Master) share information with Martha's mother Francine to turn her against the Doctor.
Contemporary plus one year and the morning after "Smith and Jones" (DW2).
June: 42 (DW2): Francine Jones receives a series of phone calls from her daughter Martha, not realizing that Martha is calling from the 42nd century. The calls are monitored, with Francine's knowledge, by representatives of Mr. Saxon.
Contemporary plus one year. It is "election day", which is established in "The Sound of Drums" (DW2) as four days after "Smith and Jones" (DW2).
June: Blink (DW): Sally Sparrow briefly meets the 10th Doctor and Martha, giving them detailed notes of their encounters with the Weeping Angels, an adventure and year in Sally's past, but the Doctor and Martha's future.
Contemporary plus one year.
June: The Master, in his guise of Harold Saxon, wins the election and become Prime Minister of Great Britain. To get them out of the way during his imminent confrontation with the Doctor, he sends the Torchwood Three team on a "goose hunt" to the Himalayas.
Before "The Sound of Drums" (DW2).
The Master as Harold Saxon.
June: The Sound of Drums (DW2)/Last of the Time Lords (DW2): The 10th Doctor, Martha and Jack arrive from 100 trillion years in the future, searching for the Master and the Doctor's TARDIS. They discover that, thanks to the Archangel communications network spreading a low-level telepathic field around the world, the newly-elected Prime Minister of Great Britian, Harold Saxon, is actually the Master.
"Saxon" claims to have made contact with a friendly alien species, the Toclafane, in reality the insane, self-cannibalised remnants of humanity from near the end of time. The Master uses the Doctor's TARDIS, transformed into a paradox machine, to allow the Toclafane to slaughter their own ancestores without cancelling out their existence, giving the Master dominion over the Earth. The Doctor, an aged captive of the Master on board the UNIT airship Valiant, sends Martha on a mission around the world which culminates with the destruction of the paradox machine in a year's time. This causes the temporal paradox to reassert itself, reversing time, erasing the Toclafane from this time period and restoring the timeline. Only those on board the Valiant remember the events of the alternative timeline. The Master's wife, Lucy Saxon, shoots the Master fatally. Despite the Doctor's begging, the Master refuses to regenerate and dies in the Doctor's arms.
Martha decides to leave the Doctor, staying with her family, although she does leave her mobile phone with the Doctor, should she ever need to contact him again. The Doctor goes on his own, now in possession of the hand he had cut of during his confrontation with the Sycorax in 2006.
Contemporary plus one year. This story takes place the day after election day in "42" (DW2). It must also, obviously, take place before "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" (TW) and Jack's return to Torchwood.
In the timeline created by the Master's takeover of the Earth, Martha Jones travels the world for the next 365 days. She sees the Master's likeness carved into Mount Rushmore, the ruins of New York, the fusion pits of China and the total destruction of Japan. While on her journey, Martha tells as many survivors as possible about the Doctor, also telling them to pass on her stories and to think of the Doctor at a certain time, on a certain day in June 2009. Meanwhile, the captive Doctor begins to tune himself into the psychic network created by the Archangel satellite system.
As explained in "Last of the Time Lords" (DW2).
After her return to regular life, Martha Jones is contacted by UNIT and offered a job as a medical officer. When she accepts, UNIT fasttracks her doctorate.
Some time after "Last of the Time Lords" (DW2), as revealed in "Reset" (TW), with more details from "The Sontaran Strategem" (DW2).
Captain John Hart.
June: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (TW): After his adventures with the Doctor and Martha, Captain Jack returns to the Torchwood Three team. Almost immediately thereafter, they encounter Captain John Hart, a former lover and fellow Time Agent of Jack's from the 51st century.
Hart claims to be recovering a number of radioactive cluster bombs and that he needs Torchwood's help. In reality, he needs the devices to track down an Arcadian diamond, a treasure belonging to a former lover whom he killed. Hart turns against the team to recover the diamond, but discovers that there is such thing; instead, he falls into a trap set up by the woman he killed and a bomb powerful enough to destroy Cardiff attaches itself to his chest. The team are able to remove the bomb and send Hart through the Rift to his own time, but not before he can tell Jack that he has "found Gray".
Presumably not long after "Last of the Time Lords" (DW2) and before the July 2008 flashback from "Adrift" (TW).
July: Adrift (TW): While walking home across the Cardiff Bay Barrage, Jonah Bevens vanishes, taken by the Cardiff Rift. Shortly afterwards, Jack Harkness briefly investigates the disappearance by himself.
This flashback takes place "seven months, eleven days" before the main narrative of "Adrift" (TW) in March 2009. The amount of time between these two portions of the episodes conveniently leaves about a month for each of the Torchwood stories (or story arcs) taking place between.
July: 45 minutes after Jonah's disappearance, Jack Harkness briefly visits the scene; this event is caught by surveillance cameras. Later PC Andy Davidson is the first police officer on the scene; he sits up most of the night with Jonah's mother, Nikki.
After the opening sequence of "Adrift" (TW).
August: Meat distributors Harries & Harries hire Harwood's Haulage to unknowingly transport shipments of alien meat.
"Two months" before "Meat" (TW).
August: Sleeper (TW): When investigating a suspicious murder, the Torchwood Three team meet Beth Halloran, whom they discover is really a sleeper agent placed on Earth by an unnamed alien species to collect information for possible future invasion.
Beth, not wishing for her alien side to manifest, agrees to be put in cryogenic freeze. However, the procedure is unsuccessful and prematurely actives the rest of the sleeper cell. With Beth's help, the rest of the sleepers agents are prevented from taking control of nuclear warheads at a military base and using them against humanity.
Rather than possibly having her alien persona take over completely, Beth takes Gwen hostage, forcing the team to kill her.
Near contemporary story.
The Mother Bane.
August: Invasion of the Bane (SJA): Young Maria Jackson and her newly divorced father, Alan, move into their new home on Bannerman Road, across from the Doctor's former travelling companion, Sarah Jane Smith. Sarah Jane and Maria, along with another young girl, Kelsey Harper, and Sarah Jane's supercomputer "Mr. Smith", discover that the popular soft drink, Bubble Shock!, has been contaminated with samples of the Mother Bane, a huge tentacled alien, in an attempt to control the Earth's population. During their investigations, they encounter "the Archetype", a young boy artificially created by the Bane from the strengths and weaknesses of all the scanned visitors to the Bubble Shock! factory, in an attempt to make the drink palatable to the 2% of the population that does not enjoy the taste. Together, all four defeat the Bane, destroying the Mother (and the factory) with an alien communication device. One Bane, Mrs. Wormwood, escapes from the exploding factory.
Sarah Jane adopts the Archetype, who chooses the name Luke for himself.
Contemporary plus one year. "Revenge of the Slitheen" (SJA) takes place not long after "Bane", at the start of the school year in September, hence the August dating here. Mrs. Wormwood's escape is revealed in "Enemy of the Bane" (SJA).
Kesley Harper's family apparently moves away from the Bannerman Road area.
Given Kesley's complete disappearance from the program following "Invasion of the Bane" (SJA).
Clyde Langer confronts a Slitheen.
September: Revenge of the Slitheen (SJA) 1-2: Maria Jackson and Luke Smith start the school year at their new school, Park Vale. With Sarah Jane Smith and their new friend Clyde Langer, they discover a revenge plot by the Raxacoricofallapatorian Slitheen family (disguised as Park Vale faculty and students) to drain the Earth of all its energy sources, including the Sun. Luke accidentally gives the Slitheen the final equation needed for their energy-draining machine to function, but is later able to make the device overload and explode. The Slitheen are apparently killed in the explosion.
Clyde is made privy to Sarah Jane's secrets and decides to help his new friends to combat alien threats. When briefly alone with Mr. Smith, the computer acts momentarily hostile towards Clyde.
Contemporary plus one year, at the start of a school year. Five months pass between "Invasion of the Bane" (SJA) and "The Lost Boy" (SJA). This nicely allows for roughly one adventure per month for SJA series one, hence the monthly dating for episodes following this one (save for "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?" and "The Lost Boy", which follow each other almost immediately).
A handful of the Slitheen are able to teleport away before the explosion at Park Vale school, including Korst Gogg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen, who vows revenge for the death of his father. These Slitheen are contacted by Mr. Smith, who claims to have formulated a plan that will give them their revenge on Sarah Jane, as well as give them a supply of telekinetic energy they can sell to other world. Unknown to the Slitheen, this is all really part of Mr. Smith's plan to crack open the Earth, freeing the Xylok buried beneath the Earth's crust.
Some time after "Revenge of the Slitheen" (SJA), as revealed in "The Lost Boy" (SJA).
September: A Zantoxian trade vessel passes throught Earth's solar system. Mr. Smith accesses the ship's computer for information, which includes information on General Uvlavad Kudlak.
"Two months" before "Warriors of Kudlak" (SJA).
Toshiko with Tommy Brockless.
September 20-21: To The Last Man (TW): The Torchwood Three team bring World War I soldier Tommy Brockless out of cryogenic freeze for his annual check-up.
Tommy has been in cryo freeze for 90 years in anticipation of an potential event in which the future will merge with the year 1918, Tommy's original time. Tommy spends much of his with Tosh, as the two have grown close to each other over the last four times the young man has been revived.
It transpires that this is the year that the event occurs and Tommy must be sent back to 1918 to with a Rift Key to keep the two time periods from merging and destroying the world. After spending the night together, Tosh and Tommy travel through the temporal anomoly. When Tosh returns, she must also send a message back through time, to convince a frightened and confused Tommy to activate the Rift Key, which he does, saving the world.
The near contemporary date of 2008 is confirmed when is said that Tommy, born in 1894, should really be 114 years old. A calendar specifies that the story begins on the 20th of the month.
The Cash Cow.
October: Meat (TW): The Torchwood team discovers the existence of an enormous alien simply dubbed "the Cash Cow", hidden in a warehouse. Chunks of the still living alien's flesh are being cut off and sold as part of an illicit meat production ring. The alien continually regrows the removed flesh, giving an unending source of meat. The team discover that the Cash Cow is, in fact, a sentient being and euthanise it, rather than let it continue to be tortured.
During these event, Gwen's fiancé, Rhys Williams, discovers the existence of Torchwood (and, by extention, aliens) and Gwen's involvement with the organisation. Gwen refuses to let Rhys be retconned. Rather than lose Gwen as a operative, Jack agrees to allow Rhys to retain his memories of Torchwood.
October: Eye of the Gorgon (SJA) 1-2: Sarah Jane, Luke, Maria and Clyde encounter a Gorgon, a parasitic alien able to turn people into stone. Inhabiting the Abbess of St. Agnes Abbey, near the Lavender Lawns nursing home, the Gorgon sends mesmerised nuns to the nursing home in search of a talisman which will allow others of the Gorgon's race to invade Earth and use humankind as hosts. Sarah Jane and her friends, with the help of Lavender Lawns resident Bea Nelson-Stanley, foil the plot, turning the Gorgon's power on itself and releasing the nuns from its control.
The Gorgon attack.
Contemporary plus one year.
Sarah Jane and Maria watch the light show in the sky produced by the 600 ships of the Viszeran Royal Fleet passing through Earth's solar system.
The evening after "Eye of the Gorgon" (SJA).
November 11: The Family of Blood (DW2): The 10th Doctor and Martha attend a Remembrance Day ceremony, where they are seen by an elderly, wheelchair-bound Tim Latimer, who holds the fob watch they gave to him in 1913.
Scene assumed contemporary (plus one year). While the specific date is not given, it's very likely that it takes place on Remembrance Day.
November: An entity of uncertain origin emerges from the Cardiff Rift. This being, which can alter a person's memories, requires others to remember it for it to continue existing. Drawn to the unique memories of the Torchwood Three team, the being infiltrates the Hub, taking on the identity of "Adam Smith" and working its way into the team's memories.
"Two days" before "Adam" (TW).
November: Adam (TW): The actions of the entity calling itself Adam Smith begins to substantially alter the personalities of the Torchwood Three team. Gwen to forget the existence of her fiancé Rhys, Ianto begins to believe he is a serial killer and some of Jack's suppressed memories of his childhood in the 51st century being to return.
Eventually, the team discover Adam's true nature, and they all take a dose of retcon, erasing their memories of the last two days and wiping Adam from existence.
Near contemporary. A date of 2008 is supported by Adam having supposedly been a member of Torchwood for "three years" and his fake date of recruitment (visible when Adam is updating his file) of 2005.
November: Warriors of Kudlak (SJA) 1-2: Sarah Jane, Luke, Maria and Clyde investigate the disappearances of several children, all linked to Combat 3000, a chain of laser-tag arcades. The children, including Luke and Clyde, are being abducted by General Kudlak of the Uvodni race, to fight in the their war with the Malak Empire.
After hacking into the computer aboard Kudlak's ship, Luke discovers that the ship's computer has been lying to the General about the war. An armistice was reached a decade earlier, but the ship's computer, unable to deal with the concept of peace, has had Kudlak continue to recruit soldiers. The General destroys the computer, frees the current Combat 3000 recruits, and vows to recover and free as many previous abductees as possible.
Contemporary plus one year.
Sarah Jane Smith helps a stranded Veroon "soothsayer" leave Earth. As thanks, the alien gives Sarah Jane a puzzle box and tells her to "give it to the person that you trust the most".
Martha Jones enter the Torchwood
"The other week" before "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?" (SJA).
December: Reset (TW): The Torchwood Three team join forces with the Doctor's former travelling companion Dr. Martha Jones, now working with UNIT, to investigate a series of murders, in which all of the victims are former medical trial patients of bio-research company, the Pharm. The drug they are testing, Reset, is ultimately fatal, and the subjects are being killed in a way that eliminates all trace of the drug. Martha goes undercover as another trial patient and the team discover that Pharm is torturing imprisoned aliens, producing many new products, including Reset. Martha is found out by Pharm and held captive.
Jack and Tosh release an inert gas throughout the Pharm facility, mercy-killing the aliens. The team also rescue Martha, but in the process, Owen is shot dead by the Pharm's head, Dr. Aaron Copley.
Owen confronts "Death".
December: Dead Man Walking (TW): Unwilling to accept Owen's death, Jack acquires a second Resurrection Gauntlet and uses it to revive Owen, allowing the Torchwood Team and Martha time for a final farewell, during which Tosh confesses that she loves Owen. However, this Gauntlet (which is eventually destroyed) behaves differently and Owen is permanently returned to life, although lacking most standard bodily functions, such as digestion or healing.
An entity, apparently an embodiment of Death, possesses Owen and eventually manifests in our world through him. The entity drains most of Martha's life force, aging her by decades, before moving on to a hospital, killing a dozen patients there. A 13th death will allow the entity to stay permanently in this dimension.
Owen confronts "Death" and, as he has no longer has life-force to drain, is able to banish it from our level of existence and restoring Martha to her true age.
This episode starts approximately one hour after Owen's death in "Reset" (DW).
Henry John Parker.
December: A Day in the Death (TW): Owen has difficulties adjusting to his new "undead" existence, especially after he is removed from duty as Torchwood Three's medical officer while tests are run on him. Martha Jones is temporarily made the team medical officer. Owen becomes increasingly bitter and unsuccessfully attempts suicide before finally beginning to come to terms with his death.
Owen returns to active duty for a mission to recover an alien artefact from dying, bedridden millionaire Henry John Parker, who believes that the item, which he had dubbed "the Pulse", is keeping him alive. Owen confirms that the object is doing nothing for Parker; in reality, it contains an alien message in response to Earth space probes. Parker, having decided that his life is not worth living in his current state anyway, suffers a fatal heart attack. Despite being unable to save Parker, Owen's outlook on his "unlife" is considerably improved. Owen is restored to his status at team medical officer and Martha leaves to return to UNIT.
Very shortly after these events, Owen encounters Maggie Hopley, a young woman he talks out of commiting suicide by telling her his story and showing her the Pulse.
The story's main narrative starts "three days" after Owen's death in "Reset" (DW).
December: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (SJA) 1-2: The Trickster, a being that feeds on chaos, alters history when he makes a deal with Sarah Jane's childhood friend, Andrea Yates, who died in an accident in 1964. Andrea lives on and Sarah Jane dies instead. Sarah Jane's absence from history will ensure that a meteor will crash into the Earth, destroying the planet and giving the Trickster huge amounts of chaos to consume.
Fortunately, Maria is protected from the alteration by an alien artifact, leaving her the only person who remembers how things were meant to be. The Trickster then eliminates Maria, but her father Alan remembers her because of the same alien device. Alan is able to retrieve a weapon from a Graske serving the Trickster, which he uses to bring Maria back. Together, they convince Andrea to sacrifice herself, trading places with Sarah Jane in 1964 and restoring the timeline. At the last moment, Sarah Jane uses Mr. Smith to deflect the meteor.
Alan becomes aware of the strange adventures his daughter and her friends have been sharing with Sarah Jane.
Contemporary plus one year.
December: The Lost Boy (SJA) 1-2: The Slitheen return, with two of them posing as a human couple and gaining custody of Luke, whom they claim is really their abducted son, "Ashley".
Slitheen disguised as Luke's
This is all part of a plan by Sarah Jane's computer Mr. Smith, a reality an alien Xylok, attempting to fulfill its "purpose", the release of the rest of the crystalline Xylok buried beneath Earth's surface. Mr. Smith uses Luke's mental abilities, coupled with a telekinesis focusing device, to pull the Moon towards the Earth; such a collision would crack the planet open, releasing the rest of the Xylok. Sarah Jane and her friends, with a quick assist from K-9, defeat Mr. Smith and the Moon resumes its proper orbit.
After being infected by a virus adapted by Alan Jackson, Mr. Smith reboots, with a new purpose: protect the Earth.
Very shortly follows "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?" (SJA), probably the next day. Also, this is four or five months after "Invasion of the Bane" (SJA), as "Jay" and "Heidi" claim their son has been missing for five months, which is treated as a real possibility by our heroes.
December: After the alien-related disasters of the previous two Christmases, much of central London is evacuated to avoid a possible further attack, although the Queen steadfastly refuses to abandon Buckingham Place. Also choosing to stay behind to man his newspaper stand is Donna Noble's grandfather, Wilfred Mott.
Shortly before "Voyage of the Damned" (DW2).
December 25: Last of the Time Lords (DW2): After leaving Martha behind in her own time, the bewildered 10th Doctor crashes into the space cruiser Titanic.
Leads directly into "Voyage of the Damned" (DW2).
The space cruiser Titanic.
December 25: Voyage of the Damned (DW2): The 10th Doctor finds himself on board a space cruiser based on the Titanic. The flight is sabotaged by Max Capricorn, owner of the cruiser's company, as revenge for being recently voted off his own board. Capricorn's scheme, as well as killing all on board the cruiser, would also crash on Earth, causing devestating loss of life. Capricorn, hiding in a near-indestructible area of the ship, hopes that this will lead to the company's bankruptcy.
Although most of the passenger and crew do not survive, the Doctor is able to unearth the truth of the situation with the help of several survivors, including Midshipman Alonso Frame and waitress Astrid Peth, whom the Time Lord has invited to join him in his travels. The Doctor is also able to steer the Titanic away from Earth in the nick of time. However, Astrid sacrifices herself to destroy Capricorn. The Doctor is able to resurrect her using a teleporter but only partially; she exists in bewildered spectral form and the Doctor sets her atoms free to roam through space as energy.
Contemporary plus one year, on Christmas Day.
December 24-25: Turn Left (DW2): In the altered timeline caused by the Doctor's death the previous year, Max Capricorn's scheme is successful and the Titanic crashes into Buckingham Palace, destroying all of London. These events are witnessed on the news by a horrified Donna Noble, along with her mother and grandfather, spending the holidays at an inn in the English countryside, after winning a stay there in a raffle.
Takes place the same time as "Voyage of the Damned" (DW2).
A Nostrovite partially disguised
January: Something Borrowed (TW): The night before her planned wedding with Rhys, Gwen is bitten by a Nostrovite, a shape-shifting alien with a taste for human flesh. Although the Nostrovite is killed, it has injected eggs into Gwen's bloodstream and she wakes up the next morning apparently heavily pregnant. Despite this, Gwen still insists on holding the wedding, lying to guests about the reasons behind her condition.
The rest of the Torchwood team discover that the Nostrovite's mate intends to track down Gwen and tear her open to release its young. The team rush to the wedding and, after much chaos, the Nostrovite is tracked down and killed, the alien baby in safely removed from Gwen's body and Gwen and Rhys are successfully married. The guests are all given doses of retcon to wipe their memories of the more fantastic elements of the day.
Contemporary plus one year.
January: Gwen and Rhys go on their honeymoon.
Shortly after "Something Borrowed" (TW).
February: From Out of the Rain (TW): The Night Travellers, a travelling circus group from the late 19th and early 20th century led by the mysterious Ghostmaker, manifest themselves in this time by stepping out of old films in which their essences have apparently been trapped. The Travellers proceed to steal people's breaths in a special flash, leaving their victims alive but in a vegetative state.
The Torchwood Three team are able to banish the Travellers by capturing their images on more film, then destroying it. Unfortunately, they are only able to retrieve one breath from the flash, that of a young boy. The rest of the breaths are lost, and the remaining victims die.
Contemporary plus one year.
Turn Left (DW2): In the altered timeline caused by Donna not saving the Doctor's life in 2007, in the aftermath of London's destruction, southern England, flooded with radiation, is rendered unliveable and seven million inhabitants require relocation. Donna Noble's family is forcibly moved to Leeds, placed in a small home with two other families.
At least "8 weeks" after the Titanic's crash at Christmas 2008, as that is how long the Colasanto family has been in their new shared home. Likely late Februrary or early March.
March: Adrift (TW): At the request of her former police partner, PC Andy Davidson, Gwen looks into the mysterious disappearance of Jonah Bevins, a teenager who vanished seven months previously, while crossing the Cardiff Bay Barrage. Jack Harkness' appearance on the scene shortly after the incident is caught on video and Andy strongly suspects Torchwood involvement.
The adult Jonah Bevins.
Gwen discovers that "negative spikes" in Rift activity have been responsible for dozens of missing persons in the Cardiff area and that sometimes the victims return, usually aged by decades, scarred and insane. Gwen tracks down a secret facility Jack has set up to look after these victims, including an adult Jonah Bevins. Angered with the secrecy, Gwen insists on bringing Jonah's mother Nikki to see him. Nikki, however, is horrified by what her son has become, especially when Jonah beings screaming, as he does every day for twenty hours. Nikki begs Gwen to not tell any of the other victims' families the truth.
Contemporary plus one year.
Turn Left (DW2): In the altered timeline lacking the Doctor's presence, 60 million Americans die when their body fat is transformed in Adipose young. This prevents the United States from supplying Britain with much needed support.
Sometime between the Nobles' relocation and the ATMOS event. Apparently, the destruction of London altered the Adipose plan enough that it took place more time earlier than in the true timeline.
March: Fragments (TW)/Exit Wounds (TW): The Torchwood Three team, save for Gwen, are lured by false alien readings to a building wired to explode. The team are trapped in the wreckage until Gwen and her husband Rhys show up to assist them.
Gray confronts Jack.
The trap was set by Captain John Hart, an unwilling ally of Jack's long-lost brother Gray. Gray is bitter at Jack's failure to rescue him from captivity in their native 51st century and plans to destoy all that Jack holds dear. Gray releases aliens, including an army of Weevils, in the streets of Cardiff, and causes explosions to a number of Cardiff sites, including the Turnmill Nuclear Power Station, which begins to go critical.
With Captain Hart's help, the team is able to subdue Gray, but not before he shoots and kill Toshiko. Meanwhile, Owen is also killed, permanently this time, while preventing the Turnmill Station from going into meldown. Gray is placed in cryogenic freeze and the remaining team members mourn their dead.
A caption dates "Fragments" (TW) at "21 months" after events around the time of "Doomsday" (DW2) (June 2007).
Turn Left (DW2): In the altered timeline caused by Donna not saving the Doctor's life in 2007, the Sontaran plan to transform Earth into a breeding planet using the ATMOS system is foiled by the Torchwood Three team. Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones are killed and Jack Harkness is taken prisoner and brought to the Sontaran homeworld.
Donna again has an encounter with Rose Tyler who tells her that a "darkness" is coming and that Donna is "the most important woman in the whole of creation".
"Three weeks" before the final 2009 segment of the episode. Again, the Sontaran plan's timing seems to have change due to previous events.
In an effort to lose weight, Roger Davey begins taking Adipose pills and immediately begins to lose exactly one kilo every single night.
"Two weeks" before "Partners in Crime" (DW2).
Stacey Campbell also begins taking Adipose, with identical result to Roger Davey, losing exactly a kilo every night.
"Five days" before "Partners in Crime" (DW2).
A baby Adipose.
Partners in Crime (DW2): The 10th Doctor and Donna Noble are unexpectedly reunited when they both investigate Adipose Industries, distributors of a weight-loss pill. they discover that the pills are transforming customers' fat into babies of the alien species, the Adipose; this process could potentially be applied to an entire human being, destroying them. The Doctor and Donna are able to ruin the company's plan enough that the Adipose retrieve their young already created and abandon the plan, leaving the Earth alone. Donna, regretting her previous refusal of the Doctor's offer, enthusiastically agree to join him in his travels.
Shortly before leaving with the Doctor, Donna unknowingly has a brief encounter with Rose Tyler.
Contemporary plus one year.
Due to a test of the ATMOS system, 52 people, in 11 diffent time zones around the world, die in simultaneous and identical car accidents. UNIT become suspicious and begins investigating.
The day before "The Sontaran Stratagem" (DW2).
General Staal of the 10th
Sontaran Battle Fleet.
The Sontaran Stratagem (DW2)/The Poison Sky (DW2): The 10th Doctor and Donna join forces with Martha Jones and UNIT to investigate mysterious events tied to ATMOS, or "Atmospheric Omission System", a device intstalled in 400 million cars on Earth that completely reduces carbon dioxide emmissions.
The Sontarans are discovered to be responsible for the ATMOS, with the help of the young and bitter genius Luke Rattigan. ATMOS begins to release a gas deadly to human life that will convert the Earth into a Sontaran breeding world. The Doctor uses an atmospheric converter to ignite Earth's atmosphere, cleansing it of the poison gas. Luke Rattigan, realizing that he has been used by the Sontarans, teleports himself aboard the Sontaran flagship, sacrificing himself to destroy the invaders.
Martha visits the Doctor and Donna in the TARDIS when the time machine is suddenly pulled forward in time.
Donna has only been away "a few days" since "Partners in Crime" (DW2).
The Last Sontaran (SJA) 1: As the Sontaran flagship is destroyed, a space pod piloted by Commander Kaagh on his way to Earth is caught in the blast, forcing a crash landing. Kaagh survives the crash, hides his ship and begins planning his revenge on the human race.
This flashback takes place near the end of, and possibly partly after, the events seen in "The Poison Sky" (DW2).
The Doctor's Daughter (DW2): After an adventure in the future, the 10th Doctor and Donna return Martha to her own time.
Shortly after "The Poison Sky" (DW2).
Martha Jones is promoted to the position of Medical Director of UNIT's Project Indigo in New York City.
Between "The Doctor's Daughter" (DW2) and "The Stolen Earth" (DW2).
The Stolen Earth (DW2)/Journey's End (DW2): The Earth and 26 other worlds from across time and space are taken from their proper place and relocated to the Medusa Cascade as part of a scheme by Davros and a new army of Daleks created from Davros' own cells. The Daleks begin to swarm the Earth. Former Prime Minister Harriet Jones contacts a number of the Doctor's former companions, including Captain Jack Harkness, Sarah Jane Smith and Martha Jones. Together, using the Cardiff Rift and Sarah Jane's computer Mr. Smith, they send a distress signal to the 10th Doctor and Donna, although Harriet Jones is killed by the Daleks.
The Doctor and Donna reach Earth and meet Rose Tyler, visiting from the parallel world that is now her home. Before they can have a proper reunion, the Doctor is fatally shot by a Dalek and begins to regenerate. However, he is able to throw his regenerative energy into his old hand, which leaves him healed but unchanged.
While Donna is left in the TARDIS, the Doctor and his friends (including Jackie Tyler and Mickey Smith, who have followed Rose across realities) are taken to face Davros, who reveals that he intends to use the stolen worlds as a power source for a Reality Bomb, which will destroy literally all of creation, including parallel universes, leaving the Daleks as the only lifeforms in existence. Meanwhile, in the TARDIS, Donna touches the Doctor's old hand, still full of regeneration energy, resulting in a "meta-crisis", an exchange of energy that creates a second, part-human Doctor. The meta-crisis also causes Donna to absorb the Doctor's knowledge, transforming her into a super-genius "DoctorDonna". Joining the others, Donna foils Davros' plan, shutting down the Reality Bomb and returning all the worlds, save for the Earth, to their original points in time and space. The Meta-Crisis Doctor, born as he was in the heat of battle and therefore angrier and more ruthless than the real Doctor, destroys the entire Dalek fleet.
The Doctor and the "Children of Time", as the Daleks have dubbed the Doctor's companions as a group, use the TARDIS to tow Earth back to its original location, with remote assistance by Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Luke Smith and K-9 Mark III. Mickey decides to remain on his original Earth. Rose and Jackie are returned to their parallel world, along with the Meta-Crisis Doctor, whom the Doctor hopes Rose can emotionally help, the way she did with him.
The Time Lord knowledge in Donna's brain is too much for her and threatens to destroy her. This forces the Doctor to erase all knowledge of their time together and return her to her family as the more shallow, self-absorbed person she was before they met.
Probably not more than another few days after "The Poison Sky" (DW2), as Donna's mother doesn't initially seem concerned about her daughter's absence. Also definitely takes place after the events in "Exit Wounds" (TW), as Tosh and Owen's deaths are mentioned.
Donna prepares to travel in time.
Turn Left (DW2): In the altered timeline caused by the Doctor's death in 2007, Great Britain has become a police state after the series of alien-related disasters, and non-native citizens, including the Nobles' housemates are taken away to "labour camps".
The stars in the sky begin to go out as the Daleks' Reality Bomb is successfully deployed. Donna again encounters Rose Tyler, who, along with UNIT, have a plan to repair the timeline. Determining that history hinges on a decision made by Donna in June 2007, they use the nearly-dead TARDIS to send Donna back through time, where she successfully resets the timeline, at the cost of her own life.
In the same time frame as "The Stolen Earth" (DW2) and "Journey's End" (DW2). Unlike the other alien schemes, it's unlikely that Davros' plan's timing would change in the altered timeline.
The 200 flees from the swarm.
April 12: Planet of the Dead (DW2): The 200 bus travels through a wormhole, leaving its passengers, including the 10th Doctor and cat-burglar Lady Christina de Souza, stranded on San Helios, a planet in the Scorpion Nebula, on the other side of the universe. The planet has been reduced to a vast desert by a swarm of alien stingrays, who are approaching the wormhole; once through, they will consume everything on Earth, leaving it in the same state as San Helios.
Using anti-gravity clamps collected by the Doctor and Lady Christina from a crashed Tritovore ship, the bus is able to safely fly through the wormhole, although a hadful of stingrays follow them through. UNIT is able to destroy the creatures and close the wormhole.
The Doctor, unwilling to take on another companion he could eventually lose, declines Lady Christina's offer to travel with him, but he does help her evade arrest.
With this story, it is possible to once again place contemporary DW2 stories in the same year as they are aired. The Doctor wishes Lady Christina a "Happy Easter"; in 2009, Easter fell on April 12.
The Doctor is rejuvenated.
June: Last of the Time Lords (DW2): In the alternative timeline created by the Master conquering the Earth in 2008, Martha Jones allows herself to be captured by the Master, after spending a year travelling the world, spreading tales of the Doctor. When the moment is right, everyone on Earth simultaneously thinks about the Doctor. These thoughts are amplified by the Archangel satellite network, rejuvenating the aged, shrivelled Doctor, who has gradually attuned himself to the network during his year in captivity. While the Doctor and the Master fight each other, Captain Jack is able to destroy the Master's Paradox Machine, cancelling out this timeline and reversing time one year.
Exactly "365 days" after the 2008 events of this story.
The Last Sontaran (SJA) 1-2: Sarah Jane, Luke, Maria and Clyde encounter Commander Kaagh, the only survivor of the Sontarans' failed ATMOS invasion. Kaagh commandeers the Tycho Project's radio telescope in an effort to take control of Earth's satellites and crash them into the world's nuclear stockpiles, triggering nuclear annihilation. Luke is able to shut down Kaagh's program, while Maria's mother Chrissie, who has stumbled onto Sarah Jane and Maria's secret life, disables Kaagh himself by striking his probic vent with the heel of one of her shoes. Chrissie is exposed to a gas to make her forget the events and Kaagh leaves Earth in disgrace.
Six weeks later, Maria and her father Alan move away to America, as Alan has a new job there. Chrissie also reveals to Sarah Jane that she remembers everything, but will keep it to herself.
Contemporary plus one year. Must take place after "The Sontaran Strategem" (DW2) and "The Poison Sky" (DW2).
Secrets of the Stars (SJA) 1: While giving a client an astrological reading, conman Martin Trueman is hit by an apparent shooting star, in reality the "Ancient Lights", which merge with him, giving him true astrological abilities.
"Two months" before the rest of the story.
Martin Trueman begins a new, wildly successful astrological career, while building power for the Ancient Lights.
Between the prologue and main narrative of "Secrets of the Stars" (SJA).
A number of children mysteriously disappear from the Ealing area, victims of the "Pied Piper" entity.
In the two weeks leading up to "The Day of the Clown" (SJA).
October: The Day of the Clown (SJA): The Chandra family, Gita, Haresh (who is also the new Park Vale School headmaster) and their teenaged daughter Rani, move into Maria and Alan Jackson's former home on Bannerman Road.
Despite Sarah Jane's efforts to not involve another child in her affairs, she, Luke and Clyde, find Rani assisting them as they look into the recent disappearance of several children in the area. Their search leads them to Spellman's Magical Museum of the Circus where they encounter an energy being from the Jeggorabax Cluster posing as a clown and abducting children. The entity, who has been doing this for centuries, including as the original Pied Piper, feeds on the fear the abductions cause.
Clyde weakens the Piper/Clown with humour and laughter, allowing Sarah Jane to trap the entity inside a fragment of the meteorite which originally brought it to Earth in 1283, which releases the recently taken children.
Contemporary plus one year. The date seen in Maria's e-mail places it in October.
Secrets of the Stars (SJA) 1-2: Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde and Rani investigate astrologer Martin Trueman, whose uncanny astrological prediction always come true. Trueman has merged with "the Ancient Lights", energy beings from a previous universe where the laws of physics were different and allowed astrology to work.
Using the current "perfect conjunction" of the universe's stars, the Lights and Truman begin to take control of the world's population, one zodiacal sign at a time. Luke, who does not have a star sign, as he was never properly "born", is able to banish the Lights by touching Trueman. Rather than return to his former life as a conman, Trueman decides to discorporate and join the Lights wherever they have gone.
Contemporary plus one year.
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