Jack: Adam, I know how much you love audits. It's gotta be done. If you could...
Adam: Go through the reports, find out when they came through the rift.
Jack: OK with that?
Adam: I have been for the last three years.The team has an uneventful day as Gwen, Ianto, Jack, Owen, Toshiko, and Adam pass their time in the Hub.Wait, who's Adam?There's a new guy in the opening sequence, and his name is Adam. This handsome villain's main power is to make everyone around him Remember the New Guy. He can also change their personalities, and turns Torchwood into a self-insert fanfic: Jack becomes his new best friend, Toshiko his sexy, snarky girlfriend, and Owen becomes a nervous, mousey office dork with a crush on Tosh. (Ianto just sort of hangs back.)By planting new memories, Adam also erases old ones, and Gwen forgets ever having met Rhys. This instantly backfires on Adam, because, you know, Gwen lives with Rhys. The team quickly figure out that something's very wrong when Gwen calls to say there's a half-naked burglar in her house.Adam convinces Jack to share his deepest memories. It turns out that Jack has one memory deliberately hidden away: that of accidentally losing track of his little brother Gray during an air raid. His memories of his home, the desert of the Boeshane Peninsula, are too painful for him.While Gwen tries to fall in love with Rhys all over again (and happily succeeds!), Ianto reads through his Torchwood diary and realizes Adam isn't in it. Also, his blood sample isn't in the Hub database. Adam knows that he's about to be caught. He fills Ianto's memories with gruesome murders (and kisses him, because that's just how things are in Torchwood), and Ianto becomes convinced that he's an insane serial killer. Jack, of course, doesn't believe that his boyfriend would suddenly go insane, and he completely thwarts Adam's plans by...... wait for it...... just checking the security cameras. Seriously. Least prepared villain ever.Adam's locked in the vault while Tosh has a breakdown over losing her boyfriend like that. Jack holds an improvised hynotherapy session to make everyone remember their true selves. Tosh's true self likes maths. Owen's true self had a cold, distant mom. Ianto's true self just wants to be loved by his co-workers. Gwen's true self loves Rhys... but not in the way she loves Jack. With that out of the way, they all take amnesia pills.Adam argues that he didn't harm the Torchwood gang: he made them better, he claims, echoing every fanfiction writer out there. He makes Jack recall more about Gray, but infiltrates the memories so they include him as well. By erasing Adam, the memories of Gray would get corrupted. Jack decides that it's worth it and swallows his amnesia pill, erasing Adam from existence.The next day, no one remembers a thing, although they're a bit miffed at having lost two whole days somehow. Jack manages to open a box that the crew had been fiddling around with for a while, and it contains... sand.