Sarah, Rani and Clyde rush to the landing site of a meteorist landing, intent on making sure that the space rock doesn’t spread any extraterrestrial germs into Earth’s ecosphere, only to find that someone else has beaten them to the punch. They’re surprised to see the same vehicle on Bannerman Road – the woman who neutralized the meteorite threat, Ruby White, has moved in a few doors down from Sarah Jane. Though she’s not terribly friendly at first, Ruby eventually reveals herself to be another defender of the Earth, with her own alien technology that alerts her to impending invasions of Earth. But Ruby seems to be more in top of things than Sarah is – in fact, Sarah seems to be losing her grip. She eventually concludes that the only responsible course of action is to step down, and hand off the job of protecting Earth to Ruby.
written by Clayton Hickman & Gareth Roberts
directed by Joss Agnew
music by Sam Watts / title music by Murray Gold
Guest Cast: Mina Anwar (Gita Chandra), Ace Bhatti (Haresh Chandra), Julie Graham (Ruby White), Eddie Marsan (Mr. White)
Notes: Sarah says that she was 23 years old at the time of the Doctor Who story The Time Warrior.
LogBook entry by Earl Green