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End of Days
Series: Torchwood - TV Stories
Series Number: Series 1
Story Number: 13
Enemy: Bilis Manger
Abaddon
Weevils
Roman Soldier
Jathaa
English Civil War era Soldiers
Illusion of Toshiko's Mother
Illusion of Diane Holmes
Illusion of Lisa Hallet
The Black Death plague
Setting: Cardiff, 2008
Writer: Russell T Davies
Director: Ashley Way
Producer: Julie Gardner
Broadcast: 1st January 2007
Previous Story: Captain Jack Harkness
Following Story: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Contents

Synopsis

The rift is open and beings from all the periods of time are seeping through. What exactly does Bilis Manger know and what lurks in the rift and can Jack save the World?

Plot

The episode opens with Gwen and Rhys having a morning in, until Jack calls Gwen, instructing her to watch the news. UFOs have been sighted over the Taj Mahal and police have clashed with English civil war era soldiers. The two speculate, Gwen concluding it can’t be an act of terrorism—terrorists use bombs, this is different.

At the Hub, Ianto recites biblical verses from the King James Bible, Daniel 12:8-9 (though he says it is 12:10). Jack cuts in as he moves onto an apocalyptic text on Abaddon the "great devourer," remarking how mankind is obsessed with anything that "denies the randomness of existence."

Institutions across the globe (including UNIT) have their eyes trained on Torchwood and the team question their responsibility. Running a simulation, Toshiko demonstrates how the rift—or more specifically, Torchwood 3—is the epicentre of all the temporal incidents. The rift is expanding and history is falling through the cracks. Jack is quick to put the blame on Owen who justifies opening the rift to save Jack and Toshiko.

Jack has instructed Owen and Toshiko to investigate a quarantined hospital where they find the bubonic plague has broken out after the admittance of a plague victim from the 14th century, the time of the Black Death. Owen is not only terrified by this development, but also blames himself for it, as the one responsible for opening the rift. He instructs the woman's doctor in what medicine to give her. Owen warns the doctors that this may happen more often, and leaves. Gwen and Jack go to investigate a Roman soldier who was arrested by PC Andy. The pair explain to him how the soldier arrived. Andy states that even if he believes them, he is still confused, not knowing how to treat the new prisoner. The pair solve this by drugging the soldier and taking him back to the cells at Torchwood.

Back at the hospital, Toshiko sees her mother who tells her in Japanese that the darkness is coming and that Toshiko must open the rift to stop it all. Her mother then vanishes.

At the prison, Gwen sees Bilis Manger in a cell. He apologises before disappearing. Back at the Hub, Ianto sees Lisa who tries to convince him to open the rift. Ianto does not believe that it is Lisa but being told to open the rift still makes him think. Owen and Jack fall out; Jack fires Owen, who goes to a bar to drown his sorrows. Diane appears and tells him to open the rift. He is tempted enough to do it.

Jack and Gwen go to Bilis' clock shop "A Stitch In Time". There they question him and Bilis reveals that he can step between eras in time, before disappearing. Jack leaves, but Bilis returns and shows Gwen a vision of Rhys dead in their flat. She runs to the flat to find Rhys alive. He won't come quietly to The Hub, so she shocks him and gets Jack to help her get him to Torchwood's base. Once there he wakes up and is very angry at Gwen. She says that she only wants to protect him. The team, minus Owen, are all in the central area of the Hub when the power goes off. Gwen runs to the cells, shouting Rhys' name.

The power goes off and Rhys' cell doors open. He tries to open the door, but Bilis appears and stabs him twice, twisting the dagger.

Gwen arrives and sees Rhys dead and no sign of Bilis. In the autopsy room, she cries and shouts at Jack, who consoles her. Owen then bursts in and tries to console her, but she shuns him. Owen then announces that he's opening the rift. Ianto follows him and Jack orders him to stop him, but Ianto says no. Toshiko and Gwen follow as well and begin to open the rift, however they are stopped by a security protocol that demands retina prints of all Torchwood personnel. Jack threatens Gwen with a gun, but she just walks up to him. He insults the gang by saying "You're a united front now, Toshiko, the poor girl who'll screw any passing alien that gives her a pendant. Owen, so strong he gets in a cage with a Weevil, desperate to be mauled. Ianto, hiding a cyber-girlfriend in the basement. Your three comrades pumped bullets into her. Remember?" He then makes the mistake of doubting Gwen's love for Rhys because she slept with Owen. Gwen subsequently punches Jack, knocking the gun out of his hand. Owen seizes Jack's revolver and turns it on him. They're relieving Jack of command and "getting back what (they) love." Jack tells Owen that if he wants to take charge, he'd need "significantly bigger balls." Jack picks himself up and walks forward and Owen opens fire. Jack is dropped by a head shot but Owen fires another two rounds into his torso. Ianto, stunned, drops to Jack's side and implores Owen, "what have you done?" Owen answers he's "sick of people doubting" him as Gwen tries to calm him down.

With Owen calmed, the team activate the machine with all of their retinal scans, including Jack's. As the Rift opens, Jack revives himself. He comes round and asks what they've done and the team all evacuate the Hub as an earthquake splits across Cardiff. Outside, the team find Bilis, who speaks of "[the] son of The Great Beast, cast out before time" named Abaddon trapped inside the Rift, before disappearing. Suddenly, a huge creature (similar to the Beast from Doctor Who's "The Satan Pit") rises above Cardiff. Anyone in its shadow immediately dies, giving Jack an idea: he can't die, so Abaddon can feed off of his life. Gwen drives him to an open space and screaming, she tearfully tries to stop him without success. Jack shoves Gwen away, shouting at her to drive to safety, but still she doesn't leave, only stands crying by the SUV. Jack stands before Abaddon. The shadow begins to kill Jack, but a blue light flows out of Jack's chest and begins to destroy Abaddon. The creature is dead and the rift is sealed. Jack lies dead before Gwen as she holds him, crying over his body.

The timeline has been restored with the opening of the rift. Rhys is alive. But at a cost — Jack has not re-animated. Owen, Ianto and Tosh appear resigned to the reality of his death but Gwen refuses to move from his side, telling them forcefully that she 'wants to sit with him'. Days pass, the team increasingly concerned for Gwen but she remains faithfully by Jack's side, watching him, occasionally smoothing down and re-arranging the body bag he lies in on the morgue slab. Ianto is seen crying into Jack's military coat. Finally, Gwen appears to give up. She picks up Jack's hand, pressing her cheek lovingly to the back of it before hesitantly leaning over him and kissing his lips. Gwen stands and walks away, almost crying from the morgue before hearing him gasp a breath and weakly calling, "Thank-you." Gwen sprints back to find him alive and smiling up at her.

Jack has regained some strength, although he is still pale, and Gwen accompanies him into the main Hub area, taking his hand and smiling up at him. Toshiko runs into his arms and Jack embraces her. Next, Ianto comes forward somewhat uncertainly, extending an unsteady hand but Jack pulls him into an embrace and then kisses him. Owen, clearly shaken, then steps up to Jack as the Captain walks towards him. He begins to stutter his apology but Jack cuts him off. "I forgive you." Breaking down, Owen sobs into Jack’s shoulder and clings to him.

The scene shifts to Jack's office, where Gwen and Jack are in conversation. Jack tells her that although the rift is sealed, it will be more volatile than before. Gwen asks him what vision would have tempted him to open the rift. He says simply, "The right kind of Doctor." Jack walks out of his office to find the severed hand of the Doctor glowing, the preserving liquid bubbling actively, and its tank sounding some sort of alert. His excitement is obvious, a nervous smile mixed with confusion covering his face as a breeze sweeps through the area and the sound of the TARDIS materialising is heard. Jack turns his head to something we can't see and smiles widely, and as the shot cuts to Gwen, the sound of the TARDIS dematerialising is heard and Jack has gone.

Gwen enters the room, calling for Jack who is nowhere to be seen. The rest of the Torchwood team enter with coffee and Gwen asks them if they’ve seen Jack. Owen remarks that the Hub has been dishevelled after they had just cleared up. Gwen looks around the emptiness of the Hub, "He was just here." Crossing her arms over her chest, she frowns, "Something's taken him; Jack's gone."

Cast

Crew

to be added

References

Inside the Whoniverse

Outside the Whoniverse

  • When a Policeman at the hospital realises that the medication Owen has told them to use on the Black Death infected patients is for the condition, Owen says "Well done House", most likely refering to a character called Gregory House played by British actor Hugh Laurie on the American Medical drama 'House'[1] a.k.a 'House MD'
  • Captain Jack was going to be stored in morgue drawer 007.

Story Notes

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Ratings

  • BBC3 - 1.2 million viewers
  • BBC2 - 2.1 million viewers

Myths

to be added

Filming Locations

to be added

Discontinuity, Plot Holes, Errors

  • Captain Jack Harkness has traveled with the Ninth Doctor in the TARDIS. According to the Ninth Doctor the TARDIS telepathic field gets in your brain and translates for you (DW:The End of the World), but Jack makes no indication he can understand what the Roman soldier is saying. It is very likely that the TARDIS must be nearby for the translator to work, just as it is dependent on the Doctor himself being nearby and conscious, as in DW: The Christmas Invasion, Rose, Harriet Jones, and Mickey couldn't understand what the Sycorax were saying until The Doctor was awake. Plus, as Jack spent many years absent from the Doctor and the TARDIS since DW: Parting of the Ways, so the telepathic field may have worn off (remember, this story is BEFORE DW: Utopia).

Continuity

DVD Releases

This was released on a DVD with Out of Time, Combat and Captain Jack Harkness with no extras. This was released on the series 1 boxed set.

See also

External Links

  • Doctor Who Reference Guide - Detailed Synopsis - End of Days
  • Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time (Travel) - A Brief History of Time (Travel): End of Days
  • The Locations Guide to Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures: Story Locations - End of Days
Torchwood Series 1
Everything Changes  • Day One  • Ghost Machine  • Cyberwoman  • Small Worlds  • Countrycide  • Greeks Bearing Gifts  • They Keep Killing Suzie  • Random Shoes  • Out of Time  • Combat  • Captain Jack Harkness  • End of Days

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eWrestling

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From the eWrestling Encyclopedia.

End of Days is the May Pay-Per-View for the Xtreme Hardcore Federation. During XHF's illustrious history it has developed into a very important show in terms of setting the stage each year for the upcoming Decimation event with, among other things, the annual End of Days Tournament which takes place here. Specifically the winner of this multi-person tournament automatically earns the right to move on and face the reigning holder of the XHF X*Crown Championship in the upper card portion of each Decimation Pay-Per-View.

2007

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Promotion Xtreme Hardcore Federation
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Date May 27th, 2007
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
City Los Angeles, CA
Attendance 93,000
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The 2007 theme for End of Days will be "The Pursuit" by Evans Blue

  • The End of Days Tournament (Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals) for a shot at the XHF X*Crown Championship next month at Decimation.

2006

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Promotion Xtreme Hardcore Federation
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Date May 28th, 2006
Venue 11 June Stadium
City Tripoli, Libya
Attendance 80,000
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The 2006 theme for End of Days was "Everything Ends" by Slipknot

  • Chris "MVP" Kanyon def. "The Undisputed Icon" MGK to retain the XHF World Heavyweight Championship.
  • "Dynamite" Jay Williams def. Brad Wallace (Reckless Jack) in a Finals Match to win the overall 2006 End of Days Tournament.
  • "The King of Xtreme" AJ Phoenix (c) def. "The Black Cross" Jeremy Lewis & Kuroi to retain the XHF X*Crown Championship in an "Ultimate X" Match.
  • Brad Wallace (Reckless Jack) def. "The New Main Event" Snake in an End of Days Tournament Semifinals Match.
  • "Dynamite" Jay Williams def. "The Boston Bulldog" Johnny Vendetta in an End of Days Tournament Semifinals Match.
  • White is Right (Matt Hicks/Ron Gibson) (c) def. The Birds of a Feather (Tanya Byrd/Teresa Falcone) to retain the XHF Tag Team Championship.
  • "The Walking Nightmare" Deathtrain (c) def. "The Machine" Contagion to retain the XHF European Championship in a Hell in a Cell Match.
  • "The Chairman" La Parka (c) def. "The Canadian Brawler" Xavier Hudson to retain the XHF Junior Heavyweight Championship in a "Country Chair" Match.
  • "The Revolutionary Redneck" Rage def. "The Big Life" Fezzik to earn #1 Contendership to the XHF United States Championship.
  • "Your Hero" Kris Quake def. "The Face of Freedom" C.R. in a standard singles match.
  • Kanyon Enterprise (GQ/Obsidian) def. Homeland Security (Admiral Nick/The Patriot) in a "South Carolina Street Fight" Tag Team Match.
  • Brad Wallace (Reckless Jack) def. "The Pusher Man" Pillman in an End of Days Tournament Quarterfinals Match.
  • "The New Main Event" Snake def. "The Stinging Scorpion" Jason Willis in an End of Days Tournament Quarterfinals Match.
  • "Dynamite" Jay Williams def. "Dangerous" Molly Summers in an End of Days Tournament Quarterfinals Match.
  • "The Boston Bulldog" Johnny Vendetta def. Mike Carnage in an End of Days Tournament Quarterfinals Match.

This article uses material from the "End of Days" article on the eWrestling wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Star Wars Fanon

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

The Star Wars wiki of fan invention.

End of Days was the fourth single SlipKnoT released from the debut album, Veterans.

The song focused on the closing stages of the Second Galactic Civil War and Jacen Solo's redemption.

This article is a stub created by Jasca Ducato. You can help Jasca Ducato by fixing any spelling or grammar mistakes made.
SlipKnoT
Members

#0 SiWils – #1 JoJordis – #2 PauGrey – #3 ChriFehn – #4 Jam Roo – #5 CraJo – #6 Shan Chran – #7 MiThom
#8 Cor Tal

Discography

Albums: Veterans | Mortis Approaching | Third Edition
Singles: Dual Nature | Veterans | SlipKnoT | End of Days | Kings of DeMoin | Darkness Returning | Inland Empire
Pulse of The Enemy | KoЯЯn | Version 2 | Death From Above| Third Edition | The Traitors' Anthem | PЯЯaesitlyn | Merry LifeDay

Tours

DeMoin tour | Core Worlds tour | Decreton Empire tour | Third Edition tour


This article uses material from the "End of Days" article on the Star Wars Fanon wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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