In Scotland in 1965 a group of children are taken out in to the middle of nowhere by bus. When the bus stops they all get off and a bright light suddenly appears over the road. All the children walk towards the light….. except one. He runs.
In present day Cardiff, the Torchwood team are presented with a new problem when children suddenly stop and begin chanting the words ‘we are coming’. It soon becomes clear that the same phenomenon is happening all over the World and that all the children stopped at exactly the same time and they are all chanting in English.
The UK government begins to get worried but a mid level minister who has the ear of the prime minister seems more worried than others. He is Torchwood’s ‘man in the government’ but is he working with them or against them? When Jack is captured and impregnated with a bomb, he unknowingly brings about the destruction of the Torchwood hub. Ianto and Gwen barely get away with their lives but even with his ability to regenerate and cheat death, could Jack have possibly survived an explosion so big which originated inside him?