Once, a girl called Ace travelled the universe with the Doctor – until, in the wake of a terrible tragedy they parted company. Decades later, she is known as Dorothy McShane, the reclusive millionaire philanthropist who heads global organisation A Charitable Earth.
And Dorothy is haunted by terrible nightmares, vivid dreams that begin just as scores of young runaways are vanishing from the dark alleyways of London. Could the disappearances be linked to sightings of sinister creatures lurking in the city shadows? Why has an alien satellite entered a secret orbit around the Moon?
Investigating the satellite with Ryan, Graham and Yaz, the Doctor is thrown together with Ace once more. Together they must unravel a malevolent plot that will cost thousands of lives. But can the Doctor atone for her past incarnation’s behaviour – and how much must Ace sacrifice to win victory not only for herself, but for the Earth?
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- Dorothy McShane
- Thirteenth Doctor
- Graham O'Brien
- Yasmin Khan
- Ryan Sinclair
- Will Buckland
- Kim Fortune
- Seventh Doctor
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- Team TARDIS know that the Doctor used to be a man. (TV: Spyfall)
- Ace is concerned that the Torchwood Institute (TV: Army of Ghosts, Everything Changes) will be after her technology.
- The Tower of London used to be UNIT's UK headquarters (TV: The Christmas Invasion, The Power of Three, The Day of the Doctor, The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion) but has been axed by the government (TV: Resolution). A Charitable Earth's headquarters are established opposite the tower.
- Devesham is home to the Space Defence Station (TV: The Android Invasion)
- Ace recalls liberating Terra Alpha (TV: The Happiness Patrol) and Segonax (TV: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy)
- Ace remembers being taken by a time-storm by Fenric (TV: Dragonfire, The Curse of Fenric)
- To convince Ace that she is the Doctor, the Thirteenth Doctor mentions Daleks (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks) and how Ace hates clowns (TV: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy)
- Sarah Jane Smith had previously shown awareness of Ace's charity work (TV: Death of the Doctor)
- Yaz recalls Ryan's father defeating a Dalek with a microwave. (TV: Resolution)