Maria, escaping an abduction by a Graske, is thrown back in time to 1964, where she meets young Andrea and Sarah on the very day in 1964 that one of them is destined to die. She tries to convince both girls to stay away from the pier, but the Graske returns and snatches Maria away again, depositing her in a limbo space with the adult Sarah. Maria’s dad finds the alien artifact that Sarah gave to Maria, and it preserves his memory of her when she’s removed from time – though he can’t seem to find anyone else who remembers Maria. He tracks down Andrea Yates to ask her about the incident in which, according to this timeline, Sarah died – and discovers that Andrea has made a deal with a very different kind of devil. When news reports reveal that a meteor is hurtling toward a collision with Earth, it seems that Sarah and Maria’s absence from history may spell doom for the entire world.
written by Gareth Roberts
directed by Graeme Harper
music by Sam Watts / title music by Murray Gold
Guest Cast: Joseph Millson (Alan Jackson), Juliet Cowan (Chrissie Jackson), Alexander Armstrong (Mr. Smith), Jane Asher (Andrea), Paul Marc Davis (The Trickster), Jimmy Vee (The Graske), Jessica Ashworth (young Sarah Jane), Francesca Miller (young Andrea), Jason Mohammad (Newsreader), Philip Hurd-Wood (voice of the Graske)
Notes: The Graske first appeared in the Doctor Who interactive game Attack Of The Graske, also written by Gareth Roberts, which appeared on the BBC’s red button channel on Christmas 2005. As it’s not part of the series proper, this may be the first time that a character originating from a medium other than TV has crossed over into the Doctor Who universe proper.
LogBook entry by Earl Green