The Rift is splintering - strange phenomena like UFOs and ancient soldiers are falling through time into various places around the world. These events resemble those in the prophecy of the arrival of Abaddon, the Great Devourer, who will lead the world into shadow and bring about the End of Days...
Opening the rift has had major consequences for the people of Cardiff and the world. A Roman soldier suddenly appears, as does a 14th century woman with the Black Death. Some of the Torchwood team see loved ones. Tosh sees an image of her mother who gives her a warning. Diane Holmes reappears and begs Owen to bring her back and Ianto sees his girlfriend. There are more Weevils on the loose. In this madness, Gwen sees Bilis Manger, whom some had seen at the abandoned dance hall. He owns a shop in the present day but is clearly serving some other purpose which only Jack Harkness can fight.
- The rift has been opened, and time is splintering all over the world. As events spiral out of control, the Torchwood team members are faced with fragments of their pasts and terrifying visions of their futures. Can Captain Jack save the world?