A creepy child telekinetically controls toy monkeys and makes gas masks grow out of people’s faces, and we meet Captain Jack for the first time!
The 9th Doctor and Rose speed through space-time, chasing an odd, threat-level-mauve metallic object through the vortex. They follow it to London in 1941 and arrive at the height of the London Blitz.
Here, they obviously split up. Rose meets the dashing Captain Jack Harkness, a former Time Agent from the 51st century who, it turns out, brought the mauve object there in the place in order to sell it to her and Doc. And The Doctor goes to investigate what’s going on, but finds more than he bargained for when he encounters a bunch of homeless orphans lead by a girl named Nancy, who are being stalked by a creepy, “empty” child in a gas mask.
Are the two connected somehow? It’s up to The Doctor to find out in this first part of a double feature that also includes N010 The Doctor Dances.