The team found themselves in the middle of a desert on the planet where they were supposed to meet Tovar, but they had arrived 200 years too early. After making sure everyone was okay, they started deciding what they should do next. Little Helper’s arm had fallen off because of the fall from the portal and the events of their trip to the anti-matter universe, and Ashilon helped reattach it using her sonic screwdriver.
The sonic screwdriver was detected by a patrol of soldiers, who decided to investigate the sonic activity. The team hid behind a nearby rock and used Little Helper to try and talk to the soldiers, but the soldiers decided that the Cyberman had to be a weapon and their leader ordered that the android be destroyed. Little Helper followed the order himself and destroyed his own body, detaching his head and crawling toward the team. With their position now revealed to the soldiers, the team was forced to defend themselves. Ashilon was injured, but Raptor 7 managed to hold his own.
After a while, the fight was interrupted by a group of four Judoon who defeated three of the five soldiers. The remaining two ran away, and the Judoon asked the team to identify themselves by name and species. They seemed confused when Ashilon said she was from Gallifrey, and demanded that they be lead to the nearest civilized area. The team explained that they were unable to, as they were also new to the planet.
They all began to walk in the direction that the soldiers fled (Ashilon carrying Little Helper’s head), and they noticed that there was a destroyed dome on the other side of a strange shimmering window that stretched from the ground up into the sky. They walked through the window to find that the ground was like glass. They then noticed an intact domed city off in the distance. They decided to go toward the domed city rather than the ruins, and Little Helper told them that they were now in the same time coordinate as Tovar and that his Tardis was in the ruins. They continued on toward the domed city along with the Judoon until they encountered a Dalek. The Judoon managed to stop the Dalek, and they told the team all about the Daleks. The team decided that it would be unwise to try and enter the city while it was filled with Daleks, and they instead started walking back toward the ruins from earlier.
Once they reached the ruins, they were reunited with Tovar and the Judoon demanded that he identify himself. He said that he was a Timelord and the Judoon accused him of lying because there is only one Timelord left, and he was not that Timelord. They argued for a bit before Tovar brought them all into his Tardis to show them that the source of the time rifts would occur very soon on this planet somewhere in the domed city. They were unable to identify the planet because it had not yet been discovered by the Timelords. Tovar believed that the rifts came from an exploding time machine, and said that they could not leave the planet until the event was prevented.
The team decided that they needed to prevent the time capsule from being destroyed, and so they walked back toward the domed city. They managed to make it to the main entrance of the dome without any problems, and the Judoon kicked the door down. What remained of Little Helper was able to trace the time echos and pointed them toward a building. They heard the voice of Davros over loudspeakers calling for the guard to be increased due to one of the Daleks going missing. The team made their way toward the installation, noticing that the city was in disrepair. A group of Daleks attacked them, but only the Judoon were noticed. The team manages to sneak their way into the installation while the Judoon unwittingly acted as a distraction.
They entered the facility and found scientists working on what looked to be a prototype time capsule. Daleks began bearing down on the team after they accidentally tripped an alarm, and one of the scientists ran into the capsule in a panicked attempt to escape and preserve the experiment from harm. The capsule was incomplete, and so it exploded the moment it was activated. This caused time to shatter, and portals through time appeared throughout Skaro. Some of these portals were impenetrable, protecting the team from their Dalek pursuers, but also separating them from Tovar. Tovar told them to continue on without him, saying that he might be able to use the pieces of the damaged capsule to build a way out. The team reunited with the Judoon and made their way back to Tovar’s Tardis in an effort to escape.
Along the way, they realized that the portals actually lead them from one time period to the next, fluctuating from the past (pre-Dalek), the present (early Dalek/destruction of capsule), and future (the timewar). After witnessing the raw power of the Daleks by viewing a massive battle from the future time war, they finally arrived at Tovar’s Tardis. They were unable to get in, but Ashilon’s own Tardis unexpectedly arrived as if it had been sent to her location.
The team and the Judoon entered the Tardis and were greeted by a recording of The Timekeeper. He announced that he was now Lord President of Gallifrey, and presented the dead body of Borusa to them as proof. He then told them that he had the Tardis modified, and it could only go to locations that he had programmed in for them. He gave them the choice between helping locate a missing scientist on Procyon Zeta, eliminating Davros on future Skaro, or investigating a downed Dalek ship on planet Sontar. They chose to go to Sontar, and the Tardis began it’s journey there.