Post by themeddlingmonk on Feb 18, 2020 17:10:37 GMT
The 2017-2019 dating for Aliens Among Us doesn’t really work, in fact there’s barely enough time for a full year to elapse.
Aliens Among Us 1
A few weeks pass over the course of this set, mainly between Episodes 2 and 3 due to the funeral preparations for Mary Cooper. Orr joins Torchwood at the end of Superiority Complex.
Aliens Among Us 2
Anwen is 7 years old, unavoidably placing this somewhere roughly between May 2017 and May 2018. Rhys mentions that Gwen hasn’t been herself for weeks, ever since Mary's funeral. Orr is still new to Torchwood. Jack goes missing between Love Rat and The Empty Hand. Gwen berates him for disappearing for weeks when he returns. The scene with Colchester in The Torchwood Archive takes place in 2017, Orr has joined Torchwood and Gwen seems to be in charge so it’s probably during Jack's few weeks absence. The Empty Hand leads directly into the beginning of Aliens Among Us 3.
Aliens Among Us 3
Yvonne says in Herald of the Dawn that she’s only been with the team for a few days, and that the events of Aliens Among Us have occurred over the last few months.
Set a few weeks after Herald of the Dawn. Brent Hayden is still around so it’s before The Man Who Destroyed Torchwood. Flight 405 went missing in 1957 and has been missing for 60 years, setting this around 2017. Despite the October 2018 placement in the title, it just doesn’t work with any of the actual in-story evidence.
God Among Us 1
Future Pain is set a few weeks after Herald of the Dawn. Future Pain is still recent in See No Evil, which leads directly into Night Watch, which leads directly into God Among Us 2.
God Among Us 2
Flight 405 follows on from the end of GAU1. Norton Folgate joins Torchwood Three. Although Hostile Environment seems as though it takes place over several months, Another Man’s Shoes establishes that Norton has only been around for weeks so that’s how long has passed since Night Watch. It also establishes that The Empty Hand took place the previous year, so by this point we’re definitely into 2018. In Eye of the Storm, the team still don’t trust Ng and Jack finally has it out with her, so it really can’t be a very long time after Herald of the Dawn.
God Among Us 3
By A Mother's Son, two months have passed since Eye of the Storm. ScrapeJane establishes that Colchester died a few months ago. I don’t think the last two stories give us any idea of dating, so they could potentially be pushed further back. At one point they mention that one of their problems is a lack of rain, so considering that there’s no extra-terrestrial explanation and this is Wales we’re talking about, we’re probably back into the Summer by the end of God Among Us 3.
So I would try and have Aliens Among Us occur roughly just over three months as late as possible in 2017, with God Among Us picking up probably about a month or so later and taking place over a few months (at least 3 months but quite possibly more) within the first half of 2018.