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Distant Mirror

Beth of 2016 hands her notebook to her eight year old self in 1999.

Jack: "Doctor Amaral seems convinced that Paul's been to the End of Time. You think that's true?"
Beth: "Can't be. Otherwise trying to prevent it would be pointless."
Jack: "Why?"
Beth: "Because it already happened."
—Beth and Jack[1]

A timeline is a chronological list of events that occur within a certain period of time or century. In regards to Quantum Break, several events within the given universe occur and give credence to the major events that transpire in the primary game. The following page serves as both a general order of events and a disambiguation page for all events relating to Quantum Break. As with all transmedia, internal conflicts and discrepancies in the canon may arise as a result of developer oversight.


20th Century

Unknown Year

Unknown Year
Martin Hatch discovers naturally occurring time machine. Is exposed to Chronon energy.[2]


Unknown Date, 1965
Henry Kim is born.


March 4th 1978
William Joyce is born.


June 2nd, 1987/1988[note 1]
Jack Joyce is born.
Unknown date, 1987/1988
Paul Serene is born.


Unknown Date, 1991
Beth Wilder is born.[1]
Unknown Date, 1997
William Joyce begins publishing works regarding Chronon energy and the spacetime field.[3]
July 4th, 1997
Elton Meyer and William Joyce gain media attention for their work on the discovery of Chronon energy.[4]
May 17, 1998
William begins prototype time travel experiments with his rodent, Schrodinger.[5]
February 28, 1999 - Events of "First Experiment"
William Joyce drafts "Civilian's Guide to Time Travel".[6]
William Joyce successfully activates his time machine at his workshop.[7]
Paul Serene of 2016 emerges from time machine and shoots William.[7]
Beth Wilder of 2016 prevents William's death and informs William about events that will lead to fracture in time and the need to build a countermeasure.[7]
Paul of 2016 drafts a manifesto of three phases for what will become Monarch Solutions.[8]
Unknown Date, 1999
Paul of 2016 attempts to stop a vagrant suicide, but fails. An eleven or twelve year old Jack and Paul witness the suicide.[9]
Monarch begins buying out technology and security based companies in Riverport.
March 1999
Paul Serene of 2016 begins to establish Monarch Solutions in preparation of events that occurs in October of 2016.[10]
March 1st, 1999
William begins to relocate his family and personal belongings to the Bradbury Swimming Hall.[11]
March 28th, 1999
William completes his move into the Bradbury Swimming Hall.[11]
March 29th, 1999
William purchases the Bradbury Swimming Hall.[12]
April 1999
Warned by Beth of 2016, William starts relocation of his time machine to the Bradbury Swimming Hall.[10]
William begins work on the Countermeasure at his workshop. [10]
Beth goes into hiding to avoid detection by fledgling Monarch Solutions.[10]
April 2nd, 1999
William records an account of events that followed after first time travel experiment.[1]
July 19th, 1999
Beth helps William remove the time machine from the workshop to Bradbury Swimming Hall.[13]
September 5th, 1999
Beth Wilder of 2016 gives an eight year old Beth Wilder her notebook containing information on her future.[14][1]
Paul of 2016 records audio memoir regarding the creation of Monarch.[15]
December 12, 1999
Paul of 2016 publishes Monarch Solutions mission statement.[8]
December 22nd, 1999
Beth Wilder attempts to prevent Jack and William Joyce's parents car accident.[13]
Anthony and Kathryn Joyce are killed in a car accident.[16]

21st Century


January 1st, 2000
Beth of 2016 has an "epic Y2K Party" watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer reruns, eating bagels and draining the pool.[13]
August 2000
Monarch begins tracking William.[10]
Beth of 2016 ceases direct communication with William.[10]
October 3rd, 2000[14]
Beth pushes bully Derek Stevenson down the steps at school.
Beth is transferred to another school.
December 3rd, 2000[14]
Beth's next door neighbor, Mr. Hartsook dies of natural causes.
Unknown Date, 2000[17][18]
Monarch founds physics research division.
Questions regarding the head of Monarch arise. Monarch ignores questioning.
Unknown Date, 2001[17]
Monarch begins buying out major media outlets to control public image.
February 3rd, 2001[14]
Beth's jacket is stolen.
Beth of 2016 begins re-training herself to protect the countermeasure.
Beth of 2016 begins working on her graffiti artwork and stalking strangers.
April 24th, 2001[14]
Beth's friend, Erica, breaks her arm and blames Beth for the event.
May 2001
Martin Hatch joins Monarch Solutions.[10][19][20]
August 5th, 2001[14]
Beth encounters a young Jack Joyce.
September 11th, 2001[14]
Beth attempts and fails to prevent the September 11th Attacks.
Beth of 2016 fails a second time to prevent the September 11th Attacks.
Paul of 2016 fails to prevent the September 11th Attacks.[15]
May 2002[14]
Monarch begins monitoring William's workshop.
May 22nd, 2002
Beth of 2016 is almost killed within workshop perimeter by Monarch Security.[13]
Beth of 2016 begins experiencing reoccurring nightmares of things seen at the End of Time.[13]

August 2003[10]

Monarch Solutions appears on the Fortune 500 listing.
February 2005
Monarch continues search for Beth of 2016.[13]
March 2006[18][17]
Monarch purchases Gull Island.
Monarch begins construction on research facility.
October 2006
Martin Hatch nominated to head spokesperson of Monarch Solutions.[10]
Original spokesperson found dead. Beth of 2016 suspects Hatch of murdering them and previous persons whose positions he was given.[10][19]
October 8th, 2007
Beth of 2016 begins watching a young Jack Joyce.[13]
December 11th, 2007
Beth of 2016 paints a mural on Riverport University property.[13]
May 2008
Construction of Monarch Tower begins.[10]
July 8th, 2008
Beth of 2016 maintains her six month communication with William Joyce.[13]
William explains how the Countermeasure works to Beth.[13]
July 21st, 2008
Beth loses hope in her mission, believing everything was for nothing. Stops writing in journal.[13]
Unknown Date, 2008
Gull Island research facility completed.[21][10]
Riverport Train Station demolished for construction of Monarch Tower.[10]
November 15, 2009
Henry Kim joins Monarch Solutions.[22]
December 2009
Monarch Solutions investigates William's workshop.[10]
Security cameras are set up around William's workshop to alert Paul of Beth's approach.[13]


March 2010
Monarch's Chronon tech under Henry Kim delayed on account of lack of Chronon energy.[21]
Beth of 2016 suspects Ground Zero is not present.[10]
June 4th, 2010
Jack confronts William about selling their parent's house.[23]
William blames Jack for parents death.[23]
Jack decides to leave Riverport. Present Day Paul helps Jack leave the country and tells him "never look back".[24][23]
June 7th, 2010
The countermeasure nears completion.[23]
July 4th, 2010 - Events of "Ground Zero" / Events of "The Secret History of Time Travel"
Beth makes a final entry in her journal.[13]
Construction of Monarch HQ continues.[10]
William Joyce completes the Countermeasure.[25]
Beth requests that William leave his workshop.[25]
William secures Countermeasure inside safe and leaves his workshop.[25]
Jack Joyce of 2016 arrives at the Bradbury Swimming Hall, reunites with a now 36 year old Beth from 2016.[7]
Beth explains what happened when she entered the time machine. Reaffirms that the past cannot be changed.[7]
Beth and Jack reconvene on the plan to retrieve the Countermeasure.[7]
Jack and Beth arrive at William's Workshop.[7]
Beth locates William's safe with the countermeasure hidden inside.[7]
Monarch Solutions converges on William's workshop.[7]
Paul attempts to convince Beth to join Monarch.[7]
Beth attempts to kill Paul and is shot in the shoulder.[7]
The countermeasure is set off. Chronon energy sends Jack back to 2016.[7]
Paul kills Beth.[7]
Ground Zero is established.
Time Unknown
William Joyce returns to workshop and records video for Beth Wilder regarding the theft of the countermeasure.[26]
July 5th, 2010
William Joyce attempts to contact Beth Wilder via e-mail three times.[27]
July 6th, 2010
William Joyce attempts to contact Beth Wilder via e-mail #4.[27]
July 11th, 2010
William Joyce attempts to contact Beth Wilder via e-mail #5.[27]
Paul of 2016 records memoir reflecting on the Countermeasure and killing Beth Wilder.[15]
November 4th, 2010
William Joyce attempts to contact Beth Wilder via e-mail #6.[27]
December 2010
Sofia Amaral recruited by Monarch Solutions and given position as research scientist.[28]
Unknown Date, 2010
Monarch purchases the Industrial area and Riverport Shipyard.[10][17]
The second phase of Monarch's operations begin.
Present day Paul Serene joins Riverport University as project coordinator of Project Promenade.[3]
William attempts to contact Jack in the hopes to make amends with his little brother. Jack never responds.[1]
January 5th, 2011
Henry Kim writes a reflection the Countermeasure. Re-dubs it the Chronon Field Regular.[29]
August 9th, 2011
William Joyce attempts to contact Beth Wilder via e-mail #7.[27]
July 6th, 2011
William Joyce attempts to contact Beth Wilder via e-mail #8.[27]
Unknown Date, 2011[21]
Monarch begins the Ground Zero Chronon particle harvesting operation.
Monarch completes CFR research.
Monarch begins work on stutterproofing rooms.
Construction of the Lifeboat begins.
July 3rd, 2012
William Joyce attempts to contact Beth Wilder via e-mail #9.[27]
Unknown Date, 2012[21]
Monarch begins working on a personal chronon field prototype.
Monarch creates a stable artificial zero state field.
Monarch creates prototype Chronon Tech suit.
February 24th, 2013
Paul discusses his dream journal with Sofia.[30]
February 28th, 2013
Sofa discusses Paul's fifth Dream Journal with Manuel Porretta.[31]
Unknown Date, 2013[21]
Monarch creates prototype Striker suit.
Construction on the Lifeboat completes.
Unknown Date, 2014[21]
Monarch creates Mark I Chronon Tech Suit.
Monarch creates Mark I Striker suit.
Monarch creates Prototype Juggernaut suit.
Unknown Date, 2015[21]
Monarch creates prototype chronon dampener.
The CFR is integrated into the Lifeboat control system.
Time machine corridor constructed at Monarch HQ.
Unknown Date, 2016[21]
Monarch Solutions organizes to tear down Riverport Library.[17]
Monarch creates standardized Mark II Striker suit.
Monarch creates standardized Mark I Juggernaut suit.
Monarch creates standardized Mark I chronon dampener.
Time machine at Monarch HQ ready for core insertion.
Preparations for phase 3 of Monarch operations completed.
February 12, 2016
Henry Kim suffers accident in his lab at research facility on Gull Island. Exposed to large amounts of Chronon energy.[32]
Accident is covered up as untimely death.[32]
May 4, 2016
Bruce Livingstone submits the first part of his screenplay for Time Knife to Sofia.[33]
May 11, 2016
Bruce Livingstone submits the second part of his screenplay for Time Knife to Sofia.[34]
May 20th, 2016
Bruce Livingstone contacts Sofia about his screenplay for Time Knife and his Kickstarter plans for the sequel, Time Stabber: Time to Kill.[35]
July 2016
Liam and Emily Burke conceive their first child.[note 2][22]
August 18th, 2016
Sofia publishes document, "On the Unique Nature of the Lifeboat".[36]
September 8th, 2016
Dr. Amaral forwards the 2013 Dream Journal e-mail to Paul to remind him of his friendship with Jack.[30]
September 9th, 2016
Jack and Present Day Paul Serene begin correspondence regarding Jack's return to Riverport.[37]
September 26th, 2016
Monarch's psychiatrist, Manuel Porretta, e-mails Martin Hatch about Liam Burke's emotional and mental instability following his removal from the Striker Unit program.[38]
September 29th, 2016
Monarch Solutions holds job fair hosted by Martin Hatch.[39]
Sofia holds Monarch Solutions hosted seminar in Henry Kim Theater.[40]
Lauren McStevenson sends out memo regarding CFR procedures to Lifeboat Maintenance Team.[41]
September 30th, 2016
Sofia calls for the shutdown of the Quantum Ripple Causality Research subdivision headed by Dr. Ron Morfin and Dr. Terry Ranger.[42]
October 4, 2016
William attempts to contact Beth again via e-mail.[27]
October 6, 2016
Amy Ferrero prepares for the Monarch protests.[43]
Erica Cross attempts to gain information on the nature of Henry Kim's accident.[44]
October 7th, 2016
Sofia and Paul begin discussions regarding the relocation of the University time machine to Monarch HQ.[45]
Present Day Paul Serene books Jack Joyce a flight to Riverport from Bangkok.[37]
Jack Joyce prepares to leave for Riverport.[37]
Sofia responds to Erica Cross's e-mail about Henry Kim.[44]
Clarice Ogawa and Martin Hatch discuss the matter of Liam Burke's removal from the Striker Unit program.[46]
William Joyce's security clearance is revoked on order of Liam Burke.[47]
Investors back out of funding Project Promenade on accounts of William Joyce's warnings about miscalculations.[48]
October 8th, 2016 - Events of "Anti-Monarch Protests"
Liam Burke debriefs and establishes Monarch Security squads around Riverport University.[49]
William Joyce realizes he's been stalked by Liam Burke. Contacts Beth one last time.[27]
Charlie and Fiona Miller discuss the University operation prior to its execution.[50]
Present Day Paul Serene gets crash course on how to activate the University time Machine.[51]
Martin Hatch restricts time travel calculation access from Promenade Project team.[51]
Liam contacts Beth Wilder about secure Monarch information being kept from them.[52]
Charlie Wincott hacks Amy Ferrero's e-mail account for information protests.[53]
Anti-Monarch protests at Riverport University begins.[43]
October 9th, 2016 - Events of "The Number One Killer is Time" / "Fracture in Time"
Starting: 4:00AM
Jack Joyce arrives at the Riverport University.
Jack Joyce and Present Day Paul Serene enter the Project Promenade Lab.
Fracture in time occurs.
Monarch Security raids Riverport University.
Present Day Paul Serene travels through the time machine to the End of Time.
Jack and William Joyce attempt escape through the University Maintenance Tunnels.
William Joyce is taken by Monarch.
Jack encounters Beth Wilder.
The University time machine is removed from the Meyer Physics Research Center.
The University Library is destroyed.
Paul Serene of 2016 emerges from hiding and attacks the Joyce brothers.
William Joyce is assumed killed in Library explosion by Jack.
October 9th, 2016 - Events of "I'll Come Back For You"
Jack Joyce of October 10th returns to the past of October 9th to save William.
Jack takes the long way around to get to William.
Jack heads into underground parking lot, causing confusion among Monarch Security tracking Past Jack Joyce above ground with William.
Jack encounters echo of Liam Burke speaking with Monarch officer in search of the gate code (665).
Jack disconnects Chronon Dampener, causing a campus wide blackout.
Jack encounters an echo of Beth lying about receiving orders to patrol rooftops.
Jack watches Beth snipe a Monarch officer moments away from killing Past Jack before he entered the library.
Jack traverses rooftops to get to the library in time to save William.
Jack reaches the library seconds before the structure is destroyed. Saves William multiple times from certain death.
William deduces fixing the fracture at the creation point may cause disaster, the fracture has to be mended in the future Jack came from. Jack disagrees, but goes along with his plan.
A stutter occurs during Future Jack and William's escape. Spotting Beth, Jack considers pulling her out of the stutter. Instead he promises to come back for her and leaves before the stutter ends.
Jack and William arrive at the Bradbury Swimming Hall.
William sets time for October 10th, 2016, a few moments after Jack's departure. They return to the future.
October 9th, 2016 - Events of "Hardline/PR"
Martin Hatch and Paul Serene arrive at the Drydocks. Hatch informs Serene of a possible traitor within Monarch.
Transport carrying Jack Joyce disappears; is apprehended by Beth Wilder.
Serene chooses to kill all witnesses (Hardline).
Serene chooses use the media to turn the public against Jack and the silence the witnesses of Riverport University (PR).
October 9th, 2016 - Events of "Monarch Solutions"
Amy Ferrero is interrogated by Martin Hatch in the Industrial Area Interrogation Room.
Amy Ferrero chooses not to cooperate with Monarch and is killed (Hardline).
Amy Ferrero chooses to cooperate with Monarch and records a false confession framing Jack as a terrorist (PR).
Charlie Wincott hacks local camera feeds to locate Jack Joyce.
Starting: 6:36AM
Liam Burke returns to the Burke Residence.
Hatch and Serene reconvene at the Industrial area and discuss Jack Joyce.
Fiona Miller of the Chronon department convinces Charlie Wincott to go to the Monarch Gala with her.
Liam arrives at the Industrial Area Warehouse where Jack's transport is located.
Jack Joyce escapes Beth and Liam during stutter, takes their weapons.
Beth throws Liam off her trail with information about the Lifeboat Protocol and Henry Kim's lab.
Charlie Wincott discovers partial video feed of Liam and Beth's fight with commander Brown's squad.
Liam attempts to gain access to Henry Kim's lab through subterfuge and fails.
Charlie Wincott alerts Monarch Security to Liam's activities.
Liam is apprehended by Monarch Security after lengthy car chase.
October 9th, 2016 - Events of "Perfect Place to Hide Something"
Beth Wilder and Fiona Miller discuss how to access Dr. Kim's lab for information on the Countermeasure.[54]
Fiona Miller contacts Dr. Amaral about access to Dr. Kim's lab.[55]
Sofia contacts Paul about the fracture and the treatment for his Chronon Syndrome.[56]
Charlie Wincott debriefs Ground Zero operatives on the PR Campaign centralized around Amy Ferrero. (PR).[57]
Jack escapes Monarch custody during stutter.
Beth contacts Jack and warns him to stay away from the Drydocks and Serene.
Jack rescues Nick from Monarch assassination in the Interrogation room and discovers Amy has been killed (Hardline).
Jack rescues Amy from Monarch assassination in the Interrogation room (PR).
Charlie Wincott forwards 10/08/16 e-mail correspondence between Liam and Beth to Marin Hatch.[52]
Charlie Wincott forwards the Ground Zero operations team a brief dossier on Nick (Hardline).[58]
Charlie Wincoott forward the Ground Zero operations team a brief dossier on Amy (PR).[59]
Jack enters the skybridge of the Chronon Operations.
Jack Joyce enters Ground Zero's red zone.
Martin Hatch and Clarice Ogawa discuss their next moves against Paul Serene.[60]


Monarch teams begin spreading rumors about Jack Joyce's Chronon active-status.[61]
Jack Joyce, Beth Wilder and Nick arrive at the Bradbury Swimming Hall (Hardline).
Jack Joyce, Beth Wilder and Amy arrive at the Bradbury Swimming Hall (PR).
William Joyce's time machine is discovered.
Jack and Beth attempt to activate the time machine with no success.

Clarice and Hatch discuss Liam Burke's loyalty following his arrest by Monarch.[46]

Charlie Wincott warns Monarch Security in Ground Zero of Nick Marsters unauthorized access into Monarch security computers to use Facebook (Hardline).[62]
Charlie Wincott warns Monarch Security in Ground Zero of Amy Ferrero's unauthorized access into Monarch security computers (PR).[62]
October 9th, 2016 - Events of "Personal/Business"
Jack heads for Gull Island and surrenders himself to Monarch.
Jack informs Hatch that he knows the location of William's time machine.
Serene chooses to attempt to get his friend to see reason one last time and lets Hatch deal with the Gala speech (Personal).
Serene chooses to focus on the matter at hand with Monarch and lets Hatch deal with Jack (Business).
October 9th, 2010 - Events of "Prisoner"
Paul Serene receives his treatments from Sofia Amaral and prepares to speak with Jack (Personal).
Paul Serene receives his treatments from Sofia Amaral and prepares himself for the speech at the Gala (Business).
Fiona and Charlie mingle at the Gala.
Liam Burke and Jack Joyce are transported to the Gull Island Monarch Security Station.
Sofia attempts to appeal to Martin on the basis of his friendship with Paul. Hatch makes it plain that he does not trust Dr. Amaral (Personal/Business).
Liam attempts to get Crocker to release him from his holding cell with little success.
Fiona and Charlie play a drinking game.
Liam tricks Crocker into opening the door to his cell and escapes.
Liam crosses paths with Fiona and Charlie and Fiona admits that she works with Beth Wilder after recognizing Liam as one of Beth's partners.
Liam, Charlie and Fiona infiltrate the Monarch Research Division and access Henry Kim's lab.
Fiona learns that Henry Kim was transformed into a shifter.
Paul attempts to get Jack to see his side of the story. Jack refuses (Personal).
Hatch uses Jack's vendetta against Paul and leaves Jack the keys to set himself free, knowing he will sabotage Serene's plans (Business).
Fiona, Liam and Charlie are discovered by Monarch Security.
Fiona gets trapped in a stutter. Liam retrieves three Chronon Harnesses.
Charlie uses one of the harnesses and escapes with the others, leaving Fiona and Liam behind.
The stutter ends, Fiona and Liam escape from Monarch Security.
October 9th, 2016 - Events of "The Wine and Cheese Crowd"
Sofia debriefs the Monarch Team Leads on the nature of the University time machine.[63]
Paul sends mass e-mail regarding the Lifeboat Protocol.[64]
Hatch sends mass e-mail to Monarch Security teams regarding the speaker at the gala.[65]
Paul responds to Kara Aveiro's questions regarding the use of the time machine.[66]
Fiona and Beth discuss the execution of their plans to free Jack Joyce and access Henry Kim's lab on Gull Island.[67]
Hatch and Clarice reconvene on their plans to sabotage Monarch via e-mail (Personal/Business).[68]
Beth frees Jack from the interrogation room (Personal).
Beth enters the interrogation room to find Jack free and armed with a gun, thanks to Hatch (Business).
Beth and Jack separate to find Sofia.
Hatch announces the Chronon Field Regular during his speech and is nearly assassinated (Personal).
Serene makes his speech to the gala attendees to great applause (Business).
Jack enters the research facility.
Jack encounters an echo of Hatch's plot to kill Sofia.
Jack retrieves a Chronon Harness for Beth.
Jack makes his way to the Monarch Research Facility Parking Garage.
Beth Wilder misdirects Paul and Monarch Security, allowing Jack entry into the party during the stutter.
Jack and Beth escape Gull Island with Sofia.
Martin Hatch debriefs the Monarch Team Leads on the gala on Gull Island.[69]
October 9th, 2016 - Events of "Amaral/Hatch"
Paul's Chronon Syndrome worsens after learning Dr. Amaral was kidnapped by Jack.
Paul chooses to trust Sofia Amaral, indebted to her, suspecting Hatch the traitor (Amaral).
Paul chooses to trust Hatch, feeling the evidence against Sofia is too great to ignore (Hatch).
Monarch security identifies Beth Wilder as Jack Joyce's accomplice in the kidnapping of Dr. Amaral.
Paul recognizes Beth as the woman who pursued him in the End of Time.
October 9th, 2016 - Events of "Deception"
Charlie Wincott reports to Hatch about Burke's actions in the Monarch Research Facility.
Hatch turns Charlie against Serene, asking him to get him access to the Coutnermeasure.
Serene is informed that the Meyer-Joyce could field could collapse in less than eight hours.
Fiona and Liam find Charlie. Charlie contacts Hatch without their notice, informing of their whereabouts.
Liam, Charlie and Fiona enter the tunnel to the mainland.
Hatch frames Dr. Amaral using her fingerprint.
Hatch has Commander Davis and his men clear out Henry Kim's lab.
Hatch "frees" Shifter Henry Kim by detonating the lab, using the explosives he and Clarice set up earlier.
A stutter occurs when Charlie, Liam and Fiona are inside the tunnel.
Explosion in the lab causes water to flood tunnel. Liam, Charlie and Fiona escape.
Outside of tunnel, Liam is shot by Carlo and assumed dead by Fiona.
Fiona steals Carlo's car, leaving Charlie behind.
Carlo's throat is slit by Liam when he threatens to kill Emily. Is shot three times by Liam afterward.
Serene learns that about the destruction of Henry Kim's lab and loss of his Chronon treatments.
Hatch presents his planted evidence against Sofia, naming her responsible for the lab attack.
Paul, trusting Sofia, initiates the Lifeboat Protocol (Amaral).
Chronon scientists are gathered to head for the Lifeboat (Amaral).
Liam arrives at Riverport Hospital to retrieve Emily and finds Gibson watching her.
Gibson attacks Liam when he tries to leave without incident. Liam strangles Gibson to death with a power cord.
Emily attempts to escape hospital and Liam, but Liam stops her. Explains their situation to her.
Liam and Emily escape the hospital as the police arrive.
Serene experiences a vision of Hatch's arrest and is later informed via phone call by Commander Pierce that Hatch was responsible for the lab explosion.
Serene orders the immediate arrest of Hatch.
October 9th, 2016 - Events of "The Secret History of Time Travel"
Monarch barricades all possible points of escape in their search for Sofia.
Jack contacts Beth for an extraction, acknowledging that the streets were too dangerous to use as an escape.
Jack heads for Port Donnelly Bridge.
Sutters begin to increase again as Jack approaches the bridge.
Protesters agitate the blockade situation on the bridge, demanding to know the circumstances behind Amy Ferrero's death (Hardline).
Monarch and civilians cooperate with each other in their search for Jack (PR).
Protester warns Jack to stay away from the bridge, giving his position away to Monarch Security (Hardline).
Civilian on the bridge recognizes Jack when a stutter occurs (PR).
Shootout occurs on the bridge, killing one of the protesters. Another stutter occurs as an accident on bridge causes truck to veer over the edge (Hardline).
Ship trapped in stutter runs into bridge, destroying it.
Jack barely escapes destruction of the ship during stutter and stutter's collapse.
October 9th, 2016 - Events of "I'll Come Back For You"
Sofia updates the Lifeboat Maintenance Team on the status of the Chronon particle stockpile.[70]
Sofia's writes personal notes on the aggressive progression of Paul's Chronon Syndrome.[71]
October 10th, 2016 - Events of "The Secret History of Time Travel"
Beth and Jack convince Sofia help them reset William's time machine.
Jack spots an echo of his brother attempting to contact him after he left Riverport.
Amy compiles information on Monarch activities for Jack and Beth to study (PR).
Sofia deduces a power surge at 7:00AM caused the power relay to go down, rendering the time machine incapable of functioning.
Jack begins to reset the time machine with Sofia's guidance.
Beth and Jack discover a mural depicting an eight year old Beth's meeting with her future self in 1999. Beth believes that the past cannot be changed.
Time machine reset is completed. Jack sets time for July 4th, 2010.
Beth steps into wrong side of the time machine. Is sent 2021 by Sofia.
Nick ties up Sofia and leaves the Swimming Hall after bidding Jack farewell (Hardline).
Amy ties up Sofia and leaves the Swimming Hall after bidding Jack farewell (PR).
Jack resets time for July 4th, 2010 and travels to the past to find Beth.
Jack witnesses an echo of Beth's death back in 2010 after the countermeasure sends him back to October 10th, 2016.
October 10th, 2016 - Events of "Hardline/PR" - "Business/Personal" - "Amaral/Hatch" - "Control/Surrender"
Clarice contacts Paul about the betrayal of Martin Hatch, coming to Hatch's defense.[72]
Paul Serene records audio memoir in an act of vindication covering events that occurred October 9th, 2016 through October 10th, 2016.
Paul continues recording memoir.
Paul concludes recording memoir.
Paul decides to take what remains of his treatment to maintain control (Control).
Believing the remaining treatment a set up, Paul gives into his paranoia and believes everyone in Monarch is working against him (Surrender).
Paul kills soldier who brought him treatment and report on Henry Kim's lab sabotage (Surrender).
October 10th, 2016 - Events of "Lifeboat Protocol"
The Lifeboat Protocol is initiated without Paul's say-so (Hatch).
Chronon scientists are gathered to head for the Lifeboat (Hatch/Surrender).
Sofia returns to Monarch HQ with security detail. Commander Pierce asks her to follow him to see Paul (Hatch/Surrender).
Sofia is killed by Paul in a fit of rage (Hatch/Surrender).
Monarch Security Alpha team arrests Martin Hatch (Amaral).
Hatch escapes custody (killing Alpha team), heads for the CFR Chamber (Amaral).
Sofia returns to Monarch HQ with security detail, demanding to see Paul (Amaral).
Sofia explains to Paul that the University time machine may have been sabotaged by Hatch. Paul orders her to go to the lifeboat (Amaral/Surender).
Reunited with Sofia, Paul requests that she go to the lifeboat and wait for him there (Amaral/Control).
Charlie returns to Monarch HQ and hacks the Monarch mainframe. Adds his and Fiona's name to the Lifeboat's essential personnel list.
Fiona attempts to contact Beth, unaware of her death in the past of 2010.
Jack Joyce responds to her call, asks her to help him find the Countermeasure.
Fiona, realizing the Countermeasure is the CFR, returns to Monarch after receiving Charlie's notice about the Lifeboat Protocol.
Charlie heads down to the Lifeboat in Basement Five.
Fiona convinces Charlie to help her retrieve the Countermeasure.
Liam and Emily break into Monarch HQ.
Charlie volunteers to help Jack and asks Fiona to remain in the Lifeboat.
Liam fights his way through Monarch Security details guarding the entrances into Monarch HQ.
Monarch Security warns Paul that Liam is fighting his way into Monach HQ (Control).
Paul broadcasts a confusing message to throughout Monarch HQ, accusing personnel of betraying him (Surrender).
Liam fights Phantom 6 security detail in stairwell.
Liam and Emily encounter Paul Serene on Monarch HQ's first level. Paul convinces Liam to help him protect the Countermeasure from Jack Joyce (Control).
Emily goes with Paul down to the Lifeboat (Control).
Liam threatens to kill Charlie for betraying him three times (Surrender).
Charlie convinces Liam to help him retrieve the Countermeasure for Jack Joyce (Surrender).
Charlie enters the CFR Chamber (Control).
CFR defenses are deactivated. Charlie notifies Jack that he has the all clear (Control).
Liam appears and Charlie attempts to convince him that Jack can fix the fracture with the Countermeasure (Control).
Charlie is shot in the head by Hatch (Control).
Hatch attempts to kill Liam and fails. Liam kills Hatch (Control).
Liam dons a Striker Suit and guards the CFR (Control).
Liam, Emily and Charlie arrive at the CFR Chamber (Surrender).
Charlie begins to deactivate CRF defenses (Surrender).
Hatch holds Emily at gunpoint, demanding Liam discard his weapon (Surrender).
Liam discards his gun, is shot in the stomach and back by Hatch (Surrender).
Hatch demands that Charlie deactivate the CFR defenses (Surrender).
Liam bleeds to death despite Emily's attempts to save him (Surrender).
Charlie vaporizes Hatch with reactivation of CFR defenses (Surrender).
Hatch recovers from apparent death and attempts to kill Charlie (Surrender).
Emily shoots Hatch in the head (Surrender).
Charlie adds Emily's name to the Lifeboat, asks her to find Fiona (Surrender).
Emily leaves for the Lifeboat. Charlie dons a tech suit to access the CFR (Surrender).
October 10th, 2016 - Events of "I'll Come Back For You"
Bernard Riker writes confession about being ordered to shut down the stutterproofing system by Hatch.[73]
Paul warns Monarch Security of Hatch's detainment and the nullification of authority.[74]
Clarice is given notice that Sofia Amaral's body has been removed from the site of her death (Hatch/Surrender).[75]
Monarch employees celebrate the arrest of Martin Hatch.[76]
Monarch employee warns friend to find safe haven in stutterproof area while Jack Joyce is still at large.[77][78]
Clarice warns Monarch Security teams of Shifter presence in stutters.[79]
Paul orders Clarice to find and kill Hatch (Amaral/Surrender).[80]
Paul orders Clarice to remove Sofia's body from the office after admitting to her murder (Hatch/Surrender).[81]
Stutters grow worse in high frequency. Accidents occurring across the city out of continuity.
Jack arrives at Monarch HQ.
Charlie contacts Jack and begins unlocking blocked paths for him (Surrender).
Fiona contacts Jack and begins unlocking blocked paths for him (Control).
Jack encounters an echo of Hatch blackmailing a Bernard Riker into helping him.
Charlie warns Jack that something is loose inside the building attacking soldiers (Surrender).
Jack glimpses a Shifter attack Striker units on the way to the upper floors.
Jack rescues Charlie from Monarch Security (Surrender).
Charlie thanks Jack for rescuing him, proceeds to unimpeded Jack's access to the CFR.
Liam attempts to warn Jack away from the CFR. Jack refuses to back down (Control).
Jack damages Liam's Chronon harness, trapping him a stutter (Control).[note 3]
Jack discovers bodybag with Charlie Wincott's name on it (Control).
Jack discovers bodybag with Liam Burke's name on it (Surrender).
Jack takes the Countermeasure out of the CFR chamber.
Unable to operate it, Jack decides to go back to the past to save his brother.
October 10th, 2016 - Events of "I'll Come Back For You"
Jack and William return from October 9th, 2016 to the present of October 10th, 2016.
A stutter occurs, trapping William in time.
Monarch Security attacks Jack upon exiting the time machine.
Paul appears and decides that CFR needs to be destroyed, content to let time end (Surrender).
Paul appears and demands that Jack return the CFR to ensure the Lifeboat's survival (Control).
Jack kills Paul by shooting him and with single punch, and Jack pulls William out of the stutter.
William and Jack use the Countermeasure to mend the fracture.
Paul revives as a shifter and attempts to stop them, only to be vaporized by Chronon energy release from the Countermeasure.
Jack glimpses of vision of himself at the End of Time in 2021.
Jack begins to experience symptoms of Chronon Syndrome.
William notes that the Meyer-Joyce field has stabilized and that there's no reason to believe the fracture isn't over.
November 11, 2016 - Events of "I'll Come Back For You" / "Jack Joyce Diary"
Clarice Ogawa interviews Jack Joyce to get his account of events spanning October 9th, 2016 to October 10th, 2016.[24]
Martin Hatch offers Jack a position at Monarch.


Unknown Date, 2021 - Events of "End of Time"
The End of Time occurs.
Paul Serene is exits the University time machine at an unknown point.
Beth Wilder exits the time machine at an unknown point.
Beth and Paul evade detection from hostile Shifters roaming the End of Time.
Paul finds Beth and tries to convince her to work with him to survive. Beth refuses.
Paul records brief audio account of his time in the End of Time.
Beth stalks Paul in an attempt to kill him.
Paul finds William's time and begins repairing it.
Paul activates the machine and sets the time for 1999.
Beth continues her attempt to kill Paul and follows him into the machine, leaving the year 2021.


  1. According to the whiteboard in William Joyce's workshop, Jack was born June 2nd. Because he is the youngest the Monarch Dossier using the 1976 yeardate is a continuity error
  2. Fiona: How far along is she? Your wife?
    Liam: Three months
    Fiona: Congratulations.
  3. Jack never fatally shoots Liam. He only damages his harness. Liam dies from blood loss caused by Carlo


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Act 4, Part 2: Preparing the Time Machine
  2. Untitled Note
  3. 3.0 3.1 Paul Serene Focus Article
  4. Physicist on the Rise Article
  5. Schrodinger Diary
  6. A Civilian's Guide to Time Travel
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 Quantum Break (Game): Act 4, Part 3: Swimming Pool 2010
  8. 8.0 8.1 Monarch Mission Statement 1999
  9. Quantum Break (TV series): Episode 2: Prisoner (TV Series)
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 Rise of Monarch Whiteboard
  11. 11.0 11.1 Riverport Discreet Moving Services Bill
  12. Bradbury Swimming Pool Deed
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 13.12 Beth's Journal
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 Beth's Notebook
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Paul Serene Diary
  16. Parents Killed in Riverport Car Crash Article
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 Amy's Monarch Timeline
  18. 18.0 18.1 Monarch Technology Timeline
  19. 19.0 19.1 Martin Hatch Dossier
  20. RE: Dr. Kim's lab and Serene's treatment
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 Monarch Technology Timeline
  22. 22.0 22.1 Quantum Break (TV series): Prisoner"
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 William's Journal
  24. 24.0 24.1 Jack Joyce Diary
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 RE: The Countermeasure
  26. Quantum Break (Game): Act 2, Part 3: Bradbury Swimming Pool
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 RE: Where are you?
  28. Monarch Employee Chart
  30. 30.0 30.1 FWD: Dream Journal 1
  31. Dream Journal 5
  32. 32.0 32.1 Dr Kim Memorial Article
  34. My SCREENPLAY Part 2!!
  35. About my SCREENPLAY and new video!!!
  36. On the Unique Nature of the Lifeboat
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 RE: COMING HOME?
  38. Liam Burke psych evaluation
  39. Monarch Solutions Job Fair Poster
  40. Sofia Amaral Seminar Poster
  41. READ ME RIGHT NOW – CFR procedures
  42. Quantum Ripple Research Unit
  43. 43.0 43.1 Stop Monarch Problems Poster
  44. 44.0 44.1 What happened to Dr. Henry Kim
  45. Re: Time Machine Core
  46. 46.0 46.1 RE: Liam Burke's Status
  49. University Operation
  52. 52.0 52.1 FWD: Monarch concerns
  53. FWD: Library protest
  54. RE: JACK
  55. RE: Dr. Kim's lab and Serene's treatment
  56. RE: Ground Zero Operation
  57. Monarch PR Plan
  58. Nick Marsters (Narrative Object)
  59. Amy Ferrero (Narrative Object)
  60. RE: Next Steps
  61. RE: Jack Joyce
  62. 62.0 62.1 TRESPASSER ALERT
  63. The Time Machine
  64. The Lifeboat Protocol
  65. Instructions for tonight
  66. RE: time machine core
  68. Gala Speech
  69. The purpose of the gala
  70. Chronon particle stockpile update
  71. Sofia's Personal Notes
  72. Mr. Hatch's arrest
  74. Martin Hatch (Narrative Object)
  75. Clean-up completed
  76. That creepy asshole's gone!
  77. Getting to be that time!!!