Bern 2000: New Year's Day comes, and the distraught Aldrich Killian is still waiting for Tony Stark on the roof of a building in Bern, Switzerland, because Stark promised to meet him there. Meanwhile, Stark chose to party and sleep with Maya Hansen. Seeing the New Year's celebrations below Killian gets inspired to continue his work without Stark.
That morning, Maya Hansen wakes up to find Stark has discreetly left her.
14-year-old Jessica Jones, her parents, Brian Jones and Alisa Jones, and her 10-year-old brother, Phillip Jones leave for an Easter vacation. Her father gets distracted, due to a fight between Jessica and Phillip over a video game, causing their car to crash with a truck that is carrying a container of chemicals. The Jones family die in the crash. Eventually, the corpse of Jessica is retrieved by IGH, they do experiments on her resurrecting her, but giving her powers as a side effect. The horrific experience would affect Jessica's deeply as she decided to investigate the situation 17 years later.
Talent agent Dorothy Walker pays IGH for Jones' medical bills while she is comatose, hoping to adopt her as a publicity stunt to promote her daughter Patsy's television show.
Alisa Jones wakes in the Industrial Garments & Handling Facility, bewildered. She is greeted by a nurse named Luanne McClure, who tries to calm her down. However, when Jones sees her reflection and sees her face mangled and burned, she panics and becomes angry, breaking out of the room and attacking nurses in the corridor to escape. She finds a girl walking down the corridor and grabs hold of her, but a doctor at the facility, Karl Malus, gets to her and sedates her, informing her that the girl is her daughter, Jessica, so she should not want to hurt her.
After awakening from her coma, Jones overhears Trish "Patsy" Walker talking about the fact Jones' parents and brother are all dead. Right after, Jessica Jones is adopted by the Walker family.
In Sokovia, a mortar shell hits the home of the Maximoff family. The parents are killed, and twins Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, aged 10, are left trapped in the rubble. Another shell falls, but does not detonate. The twins are left stuck for 2 days, terrified that any slight movement could set it off. All they can see, until they are rescued, is the name on the shell - "Stark".
After 3 months as a couple, Frank Castle and his girlfriend Maria find out that Maria is pregnant. Maria tells Frank she would understand if he wants to leave, but instead, Frank proposes to her, and she accepts.
Having been accepted into Columbia University Law School, Matt Murdock enters his room and introduces himself to his new roommate Foggy Nelson, who is signing on to a Punjabi course at the last minute. Nelson admits that he heard about what had happened to Murdock as a child and is excited for their upcoming three years together.
Dr. Eileen Mercer, dying from a terminal illness, holds her final meeting with teenager Benjamin Poindexter. He desperately wants her not to leave, wishing to keep working with her, but she assures him they have prepared for this - that he will get a job and stay on his medication, and offers him a box of cassette recordings of their appointments to help him if he needs them. She suggests another therapist, but he angrily gets up and says he does not want another therapist, and that he wants to kill her for dying, which feels like abandonment. She calms him down, and says that he should find someone with a good heart to look up to, to guide his internal compass.
Hoping to get a chance to leave her home of Fagan Corners, Penelope Page purchases a losing Vermont Mega-Grab lottery ticket. However, she dies of cancer before scratching it. Her husband frames the ticket and places it on the wall of their Penny's Place restaurant in her memory.
After a period of rivalry, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons are paired together in a chemistry lab and strike up a friendship.
Coulson and May's orders are to retrieve the 0-8-4 in Russia. They are discovered by Ivanov's SVR soldiers while cracking a safe. Coulson tries to negotiate with the Russian soldiers, claiming that he has been sent to investigate a biohazard leak, although Ivanov's commander remains highly skeptical of him.
May escapes with the 0-8-4, abandoning Coulson, causing him to be captured by the SVR Soldiers. May soon returns, attacking Ivanov and his unit and freeing Coulson. They escape with the 0-8-4.
As a result of this, Ivanov's unit are tortured and executed for their failure, although Ivanov manages to escape the same punishment. Ivanov goes on to directly blame Coulson and all of S.H.I.E.L.D. for the incident which killed his unit.
Harold Meachum is approached by The Hand organization, days before he is expected to die. They offer him the opportunity to be resurrected after his passing, and he accepts.
Harold Meachum buys an art deco building to live in secretly after his resurrection.
Leo Fitz invites Jemma Simmons to his dorm room, but Simmons shows up 24 minutes late after getting involved in a conversation with Professor Anne Weaver. Simmons mentions her own bedroom, and Fitz becomes excited at the idea of visiting. Fitz asks Simmons to be a sounding board and if he can bounce ideas off of her, but Simmons is offended. She realizes how cluttered Fitz's thoughts are, so he asks for help uncluttering them. The two work on the project together, and Fitz becomes less awkward around Simmons, though Simmons decides to put him in the "friend zone".
The Hand resurrects Harold Meachum as promised, 3 days after his death. He ceases to age biologically, his body remaining 41 years old.
Karen Page, on a gap year, parties with college students. An emo student calls her over to a side room, where he buys drugs off of her.
Another student enters the room and tries to get drugs off of Page without paying full price. When she refuses, he steals it from her and shoves her away. She punches him, and he goes to punch her back, but her boyfriend, Todd Neiman enters and pins him to the door, forcing him to give back the drugs and hurting him until he apologizes to Page. Page and Neiman leave.
In a trailer together, Page counts up the drug money they have made, and is delighted to see they made a good amount due to students wanting to get high because of midterms.
Page is woken at 5:35AM by a call from home, asking where she is. She apologizes for oversleeping and leaves to drive to Penny's Place, the family diner.
Page drives through a snowy Vermont to get to the diner. Before getting out of the car, she cleans herself up in the hope that her drug-taking will not be noticeable.
Getting to work, Karen's brother Kevin Page gives her an excuse for her lateness that he has come up with for her: that she was picking up pastries. She relays the excuse to her father, Paxton, and promises everything is under control.
Karen Page lets regular customer Chief Bernie in, who gives his regular order of eggs and sausage. Kevin tells her Paxton is outside.
Heading out, Karen Page finds out that Paxton is buying a new $5000 grill. She tries to stop him, worried about how they can afford it, but Paxton insists on buying, saying they will figure something out.
Karen Page serves Bernie his breakfast, but he points out blood in the eggs, as she realizes her nose is dripping. Kevin lets Karen know he has worked out she is not sober, but she avoids talking about it.
As Karen Page takes out the bins, Kevin goes to speak to her. She admits to her drug use, but he says that is not what he wants to talk about. Kevin hands her a letter from Georgetown College telling her they have accepted her place, and Kevin explains that while she had deferred before, he reapplied for her in the hope she can get away from home for her own sake.
Todd Neiman and Karen Page discuss the college placement, and agree that she will not go. Reisman suggests letting the diner just go under, but she says that it is important to her father to keep it, as it is all they have left of their mother. Neiman tells Page she could come and work for him full-time if necessary, and that they could visit places together if they wanted. She sees this, however, as an unrealistic dream. Karen gets a call from her father, telling her to come back immediately.
On returning to Penny's Place, Paxton Page reveals he wanted her to be present for dinner. Paxton says that she seems bored at work and that he knows she spends time with Neiman, expressing his disapproval. Karen becomes angry and says that she should not leave for college, that the diner will go under without her, and when Paxton disagrees, she angrily tells him that her mother did not even like the diner, or the area, and only stuck around for him. Page grabs the scratch card they have been keeping since she died from cancer, never scratched and kept as a sign of hope, and decides to scratch it off and end the false hope she feels Paxton clings to. Finding that the card was another losing one, she sadly says that they all lose.
Todd Neiman arrives to pick up Karen Page in his car. Kevin comes out of the diner and says Karen cannot just leave with him. Neiman tells Kevin he should have asked before sending the college letter, but Neiman retaliates by threatening to tell Chief Bernie about his drug-dealing. Karen explains that if he did, she too would be imprisoned, and gets in the car, with Neiman driving them away.
Todd Neiman and Karen Page snort cocaine and drink together in Neiman's car. Neiman becomes concerned at how much she is consuming at once.
Attack on Kevin Page: Driving to their trailer, they find the place on fire, and Kevin Page standing beside it, having been the one to set it ablaze, hoping it will help keep Karen away from the drugs. Neiman grabs a crowbar and starts beating Kevin, hitting Karen when she tries to stop him. Karen grabs a gun from Neiman's car and threatens Neiman with it, telling him to get away from Kevin. When he goes to hit Kevin again, she shoots him in the arm to stop him and grabs Kevin, getting him into Neiman's car and driving off.
As Karen Page drives her injured and bloodied brother, she asks why he would do what he did, insisting she would have fixed their situation. He says that he already lost their mother, doing it because he could not lose her too. Not paying attention to the road due to being high, Page crashes into a roadside rail, overturning the car.
Karen Page wakes, having been knocked unconscious, still strapped to her car seat. Looking over, however, she sees to her horror that Kevin has been killed by her recklessness.
Paxton Page lets his daughter, Karen know that Chief Bernie is going to omit her involvement in Kevin's death to save her from prison. Karen tries to talk to him about the accident but sobs, and Paxton, heartbroken, says he is glad her mother was not around to see it happen. He tells her that she needs to leave the area, unable to have her around.
With no clear official story, nor a comment from the Pages, the locals in Fagan Corners start to speculate that Karen Page killed her brother.
While Frank Castle and Curtis Hoyle are serving in Afghanistan, an IED goes off in a market. Hoyle runs in and gives medical help to a seriously injured child, while Castle works on securing the perimeter. Castle sees a woman, about 7-8 months pregnant, walking towards them, and while his job is to keep her away, he is distracted as he thinks about how his wife is pregnant back home. She goes to set off a detonation, but he freezes before he can bring himself to put her down, and she blows herself up in a suicide bombing. The child Hoyle is helping is killed, and Hoyle loses a leg. Castle drags Hoyle out, and Hoyle thanks him, but Castle feels guilty.
In K'un-Lun, 13-year-old Danny Rand finishes showing Davos the game tic-tac-toe, from the outside world. Davos talks about how they have been told the Iron Fist must kill their enemies as part of their duty in guarding K'un-Lun. Rand asks what Davos would do if he were part of the Hand, and Davos says he would not kill him, being like a brother to him. Davos' mother, Priya, enters and says that he is wrong, an Iron Fist must kill any member of the Hand, and that he will not face Shou-Lao with such weakness. She strikes his hands with a cane, having him recite that he must practice to master his skills for knowledge and strength, and that he strives to become the Immortal Iron Fist.
Alisa Jones wakes in a clinic ward and is greeted by Dr. Karl Malus and Dr. Leslie Hansen. She asks how long she has been at the facility, and Malus informs her calmly that it has been 5 years, which causes Jones to panic, wanting to know what happened to her children after the crash. Malus begins to explain what has happened, telling her that they have saved her through cutting edge genetic editing, including having to reconstruct her face in a different manner to how it looked before. He then reluctantly informs her of Brian and Phillip's deaths, which she begins to panic about. Malus assures her that Jessica survived, but she angrily demands to see her. He tells her she is doing fine, and Alisa's anger turns simply to mourning.
Jessica Jones, now a college student, reluctantly attends a club for the premiere of the music video for her adoptive sister Trish Walker's song I Want Your Cray Cray. Walker parties with friends and asks Jones whether she likes the video, but Jones bluntly says that she finds the song annoying. Walker heads with friends to the bathroom and Jones attempts to stop her, telling her that she knows she is off to take drugs and that she needs to stop. Walker ignores her.
Jones goes to the bar and finds Dorothy Walker, Trish's mother. She asks what she is doing at the venue since Trish does not like her mother due to the uncaring way she brought her up, and tells Dorothy that Trish is taking drugs. Dorothy dismisses this, claiming that Trish is doing just fine, and explains that she is Trish's backing dancer's agent. The bartender, Stirling Adams, is friendly to Jones, but his boss reprimands him, saying he is overpouring drinks. Adams quits his job in frustration, saying that he will start a club of his own and act better than his boss does.
Walker tries to convince Jones to party with her, but Jones insists that she needs to study. They begin to argue, with Walker saying Jones is ungrateful to her considering she is the source of her tuition funding, but Jones says she only uses Walker's money because she had insisted, and states that she would be fine on her own, opening a cash machine up with her strength to demonstrate her point. Walker tells her not to come to her for help when she gets herself arrested, and Jones retorts the same for when Walker inevitably overdoses. Walker is driven away, and Adams finds Jones again, cheering her up as he jokes that he will buy her a drink.
Banner tries to flee from the United States and into Canada by sneaking into a truck that was heading through the border with Idaho. Banner is caught but when the State Troopers officers try to arrest him, Banner is forced to transform into Hulk.
Hulk flees after the incident. In his run, the Hulk is sighted by locals along the U.S./Canada border.
After the incident, a watch is found with the words "To Bruce, all my love, Betty" inscribed on the back of it.
In the morning, Alisa Jones tries on a wig to cover her scarred scalp. She is taken to talk to Dr. Karl Malus. Malus wants to talk in hopes of getting to the root of her dissociative anger disorder, but she insists first on being told where Jessica is. He explains that Jessica has been adopted, which Alisa accepts, but when he lets her know that Jessica thinks she is dead she becomes angry. Malus tells her of how she nearly killed Jessica the first day she woke up, and Alisa angrily denies she could ever have done that. She breaks free of the cuffs restraining her in case of anger and moves to attack, losing control again, but Malus manages to sedate her.
Jessica Jones and Stirling Adams kiss on the street, having become close and moved in together after Jones dropped out of college, and Adams tries to guess her middle name. She refuses to tell him, but he pickpockets her to check her ID, finding out her middle name is "Campbell", which Jones explains was her mother's maiden name. Adams says he would like to get her something special, eyeing up a leather jacket in a shop window. Jones smiles and breaks into the shop to take it. She would go on to wear it frequently for over a decade.
Jones wakes and hears Adams talking angrily to someone on the phone. When he hangs up, he explains that it was his mother on the phone, angry because she wanted him to become a plumber, not run a night club. They discuss each other's families, and Adams suggests that Jones get back in touch with Trish Walker, having not seen her for a month, and bring him with her - and that after that he will take her to see his family.
Jones and Adams go to the club Adams used to work at to see Trish Walker, who has recently been rehearsing for her tour. She tells her she can tell she is succumbing to addiction, but Walker ignores her. Jones tells her about Adams and brings him over to meet her, and they begin to get along, though Adams begins to talk about business. Jones takes him aside and asks if that was the only reason he was interested in seeing Walker, but he says he was only taking an opportunity. She says that they do not need to, since they can get whatever they want, whenever.
Escape from the Industrial Garments & Handling Facility: Inez Green and Luanne McClure tend to Alisa Jones, believing she is sedated. Green begins to unlocks Jones' cuffs. McClure realizes, however, that Jones has not taken the necessary dosage of pills, and tries to warn Green but is too late - Jones jumps from her bed and throws Green across the room. Green crashes into a glass cabinet and gets shards of glass embedded in her back. Jones threatens McClure, demanding to know where Jessica is, and she tells her she is with Patsy Walker's family. Jones lets her go, but when McClure then rushes to trigger an alarm, Jones grabs her again and snaps her neck, before leaving.
Attack on Wyatt's Crew: Soon after midnight, Jessica Jones and Stirling Adams return to their apartment. Their chatting is interrupted by a group of young men breaking into the apartment, led by a man named Wyatt. Wyatt demands money from Adams, having invested in his "Alias" club startup and got nothing in return yet. Adams and Jones attempt to tell Wyatt that the business is simply taking time, but Wyatt starts a fight. Jones defends Adams, attacking Wyatt and easily overpowering him with her super strength, forcing him and his group to leave.
Alisa Jones finds Dorothy Walker and asks for information on Jessica's whereabouts, claiming to be an old teacher of Jessica's. Dorothy explains that all she knows is Jessica is living with her boyfriend, but Alisa manages to convince her to call Jessica and find out her address.
Alisa Jones finds Jessica leaving her apartment, kicking open a fire hydrant to help some children who are struggling with the heat. She follows her to a bar, where Jessica is met by the boyfriend Alisa heard about, Stirling Adams.
When Jessica Jones goes to the bathroom, Alisa follows. Jessica calls out to whomever is in the bathroom that she could use a tampon, and Alisa finds her one from a cabinet, happy to be able to help her daughter, even if she is not aware. She heads back up to the bar and sees Adams being taken outside by Wyatt and his gang, who have returned for him.
Alisa Jones follows Adams outside and watches as Wyatt confronts Adams, demanding to know what other special talents Jessica has considering she managed to beat them all up so easily. Adams reluctantly agrees to let his girlfriend work for them, saying that he can convince her since she loves him and will do whatever he says. While Adams is only trying to talk his way out of the conversation, Alisa Jones misinterprets the conversation and believes that Adams is using Jessica.
Inside the bar, Jessica Jones asks the bartender where Adams is, but he does not know. She heads outside to find him. Alisa Jones confronts Adams, furious at him for seemingly exploiting her daughter. He tries to explain that he was trying to just get them off his back, but she loses her temper and her dissociative anger disorder kicks in. He asks who she is, and she snarls that she is Jessica's mother before grabbing his head and angrily beating it against the wall repeatedly, killing him. Jessica Jones turns the corner and is horrified to see Adams' body. She breaks down and cries as Alisa watches from a fire escape above, regretting her actions and realizing that she cannot now reintroduce herself to her daughter.
Jessica Jones visits the club Trish Walker frequents, desperately sad and wanting to find her adoptive sister. She finds her in the bathroom, preparing to perform a sexual favor on a man who provided her and her friends with drugs. The man is rude to Jones and she grabs hold of him, scaring him until he gives up and leaves.
The adoptive sisters head outside to a nearby rooftop. Jones explains that Wyatt and his gang have been arrested and assumes that they were indeed the killers. She cries and tells Walker that she feels responsible, believing she aggravated the men when she attacked them. Walker reassures her that Adams' death only happened because the men were killers, not because of anything she did, but Jones tells her she is also upset that Walker did not return her calls despite trying for 24 hours. She gets Walker to admit that she did not reply because she was high, and that she has become addicted and needs help, and Walker swears she will get help soon. The sisters lean on each other for comfort as a movie plays on a wall the rooftop overlooks, run by a man who plays movies on the first Friday of every month.
Murdock and Nelson gatecrash an expensive party together, and there Murdock meets fellow student Elektra Natchios. As the two of them talk, Natchios deduces things about him, however, Murdock uses his wit to keep the conversation going, and the two leave the party together, getting into another person's sports car and driving off. From then on, the two continue to commit reckless acts together and get closer.
Emil Blonsky and his team later arrives at the village discovering a path of destruction left by Hulk. This is reported to Thaddeus Ross, his first lead on Banner in months, since the incident on the U.S./Canada border.
Late at night, Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios break into Fogwell's Gym. The two of them discuss their pasts and learn more about each other, with both also mentioning that they have enjoyed the last few weeks together. They begin to playfully fight in the boxing ring, but the intimacy leads the two of them passionately making love in that gym for the first time.
In the night, Natchios takes Murdock to an expensive penthouse. They break in and go to the kitchen, taking food from the fridge and discussing the passionate and luxurious future that the two of them want to have together.
When they hear noises, Natchios goes ahead of Murdock, and when he walks into the room, she gleefully tells him that she has Roscoe Sweeney, the killer of Murdock's father, bound to a chair for him to enact revenge on. This was his house all along, and she expected him to appreciate the gesture.
Murdock is at first reluctant, but Natchios manipulates him to start punching Sweeney. Because of her, he begins to savor the feeling of revenge. However, when she then tries to get him to kill Sweeney, Murdock realizes what a dangerous relationship he has got himself into. He steps away, breaking off his relationship with Natchios, and calls the police; however, when he looks around, Natchios is gone.
Lincoln Campbell, an alcoholic trying to fill the emotional void created by being an Inhuman unaware of his genealogy, argues with his girlfriend, who has been trying to help him be a better person. Angry, he gets in the car in order to leave the situation, but his girlfriend follows him into the car. Campbell, drunk, drives while they argue, and crashes into a telephone pole.
Gordon arrives at the scene of the crash and takes Campbell and his girlfriend to Afterlife where the Inhumans heal the couple, and Campbell becomes a trusted member of the society of Inhumans, feeling that his emotional void can be filled.
With their finals fast approaching after nearly 3 years of law school, having now developed a strong friendship, Nelson often jokes about Murdock's blindness, while Murdock would tease Nelson about many of his poor life choices, such as his decision to join a course studying Punjabi simply to get close to a girl. On a night out together when they really should be studying, Nelson asks Murdock what happened to "the Greek girl" who Murdock was dating, to which Murdock simply replies that things did not work out. The two joke about their future as partners at law, and they swear to work together for many years.
A man named Robert, working for the Aryan Brotherhood, leaves to make a buy with $1 million. The alternator on his truck breaks, and Robert goes to a bar, where he finds a man who objects to his white supremacist tattoos and political ideology. Robert gets in a fight with the man and ends up killing him, then getting arrested.
In jail, Robert thinks his life is finished. However, Anderson Schultz comes to visit him and convinces Robert that his situation was all determined by God, managing to get him free. Robert changes his name to John Pilgrim and goes to work for the Schultzes, doing what he believes to be God's work through them.
The military loses Bruce Banner, who eventually arrives in Eastern Nunavut near Greenland, in the Arctic Circle to commit suicide in a place where his body would not be found. In the Arctic, Banner tries to shoot himself in the mouth. However, the attempt fails and he turns into Hulk, who spits out the bullet, and Banner wakes up afterwards.
John Pilgrim, now living a devout Christian life and having fallen in love with a woman named Rebecca, discloses to Rebecca that his real name is Robert and how used to be a sinful man, describing his past violence and killings. She forgives and accepts him.
A flight on this date is pinned as significant by the U.S. military.
In North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, fighting continues despite the formal end to the Second Congo War nearly 4 years prior as Congolese rebels continue to take weapons and resources from others and the United Nations struggles to pacify them.
N'Taki of Wakanda watches on near the Wakandan border, and orders his warriors to hold back the soldiers. Despite this, war continues to encroach on the border of their country, and the fighting goes on for over 2 more years, to the point where some even begin to lose sight of their goals.
Gene and Alice Hernandez worry in their lab. They get on a video call with Dale and Stacey Yorkes and show them that they have dug up samples of strange, pulsating, glowing rocks. The Hernandez's daughter, Molly, meanwhile plays with one of the samples in the lab. The Hernandezes hear the lab door close behind them, which confuses them, and when Gene goes to check, he finds the door locked. The couple are unable to get out, as Molly meanwhile continues to play with the rock. Gene and Alice realize an explosive has been placed in the room as it lights up to detonate, and they rush to protect Molly as it goes off.
Leslie Dean, who had locked the door and planted the bomb, leaves the site and calls Tina Minoru, telling her the Hernandezes have been dealt with. Distracted while cooking, Minoru burns her hand on her frying pan.
Molly Hernandez sits in the burning wreckage of her parents' lab, the only survivor. Her eyes glow, the rock having imbued her with powers.
12-year-old Donny Chavez's parents drive home from a movie night while Chavez is asleep. They get hit by a young driver who had only recently gotten their license, killing them both.
Chavez wakes up to learn that his parents have died.
Gene and Alice Hernandez's funeral is held. All the members of PRIDE attend, along with their children. Molly Hernandez is also present, in a wheelchair from her injuries in the explosion. Stacey Yorkes comforts her.
At the wake, Janet Stein and Catherine Wilder toast to Gene and Alice Hernandez. Wilder worries that any of them could have also been killed, but Stein insists the fire must have been an accident.
Geoffrey Wilder confronts Robert Minoru, saying he has noticed Tina's bandaged, burned hand, and that he believes she started the fire. Robert states that Tina simply burned her hand on a frying pan, but Wilder says he does not believe him.
Dale Yorkes tells Stacey that he is worried PRIDE could come after them if they find out they spoke to the Hernandezes moments before their deaths, and think the Yorkeses might also know something they should not. Stacey, however, says they can protect themselves if necessary, and owe it to the Hernandezes to now help Molly.
The Yorkeses approach Molly Hernandez and are kind to her. They say that they want to offer her a new home with them, and Hernandez accepts.
Nick Fury, in disguise, finds Bruce Banner in a bar and tries to find out what Thaddeus Ross' "Super-Soldier Program" did to him. He tells Agents Johnson and Peterson to gain Banner's trust and see how he reacts to certain things, so the agents pretend they were dating and Johnson cheated on Peterson with him. Banner gets confused when Johnson pulls him toward her, and Peterson threatens him. The stress of the situation causes Banner to turn into Hulk and go on a rampage.
Eva Belyakov, a member of the Inhuman community in Afterlife, goes rogue after Jiaying refuses to allow Belyakov's unstable daughter, Katya, to go through Terrigenesis. She takes with her an assortment of stolen Terrigen Crystals, which she uses to transform Katya without the proper mental conditioning. Katya develops sensory manipulating powers and a hunger for pain. The mother-daughter duo travel to Bahrain, where they create chaos by using Katya's powers to sap the emotional energies from local civilians.
Eva and Katya assume control of a group of gangsters and hold the entire S.H.I.E.L.D., minus Coulson and May, hostage within a warehouse. May ventures into the warehouse alone and crosses off the controlled gangsters and Eva. Katya reveals herself to May and nearly uses her powers to kill the subjugated S.H.I.E.L.D. team, forcing May to shoot her dead. For her role in saving them, the S.H.I.E.L.D. team gives May the nickname "The Cavalry", a moniker she grows to despise.
Jiaying and Gordon travel to Manama with the intention of dealing with Eva and Katya themselves, but find that S.H.I.E.L.D. has already killed them.
May returns to the United States, traumatized by the ordeal in Manama. She shuts herself off from everyone, including her husband Andrew Garner. Over time, their marriage falls apart. With approval from Maria Hill, May switches from field duty to a simple desk job.
Adrian Toomes' Crew is formed as they start salvaging items to sell from wreckages. As more and more superheroes would begin to arise in the following 8 years, none interfered with their business, even as they turned to the illegal black market in 2012, until Spider-Man finally intervened in 2016.
Andre Deschaine plans to record himself playing on vinyl, and one of his bandmates teases him for his choice. Deschaine tells him that he plans on joining the jazz legends after playing the "blue note" in their concert that night. His bandmate advises him not to, but Deschaine talks about doing it anyway.
Deschaine goes onstage, and they start the performance. Deschaine plays the blue note, but this gives him a migraine so strong he drops his trumpet and collapses on the floor.
Later that evening, Stark and James Rhodes go to a club. Stark's arrogant, playboy attitude upsets another patron, resulting in a brawl.
Tony Stark wins the Apogee award, but is not present to accept it. Instead, he is gambling.
Stark is approached by Vanity Fair reporter Christine Everhart, and gives witty responses to her questions. He convinces her to spend the night with him, and takes her back to his mansion.
Coulson meets with Obadiah Stane. Coulson returns with the negative reply, and offers to go searching for Stark himself. However, Fury refuses the offer.
Melissa Bowen prepares to take her daughter, Tandy, to ballet practice, but realizes she forgot her keys and goes back for them. Tandy stares at the door as she hears the situation turn into an argument in which her father hits Melissa. Hearing this happen multiple times, Tandy decides to leave.
Tyrone Johnson puts on his older brother Billy's hoodie and goes in search of him. He finds him with his friends, but Billy tells Tyrone to go home.
Once her ballet class comes to an end, Tandy Bowen calls her father Nathan to pick her up.
Ivan Hess arrives at the Roxxon platform and is concerned when he is informed that the protective plates that were ordered are yet to arrive.
Hess asks another worker about the shielding tiles, and she confirms that they do not have them.
Hess tells the workers that he needs to speak to Nathan Bowen and enters his office in anger. He does not realize that Bowen has left to pick up his daughter.
Andre Deschaine walks around the streets of New Orleans, overwhelmed by pain.
Tyrone Johnson hides and watches Billy and his friends, and sees that they plan to steal a car radio. Billy decides not to carry out the theft, scared.
In his office, Ivan Hess starts to eat the cookies that his daughter made for him.
Nathan Bowen arrives and picks up Tandy, and they leave in the car.
Wanting to help his brother, Tyrone Johnson steals the radio from the car so Billy will not have to.
Hess asks why it is taking so long for Nathan Bowen to come to him, but at that moment, a red alarm is set off.
As they drive over Paris Road Bridge, Tandy Bowen asks Nathan about why her mother is taking many pills for back pain, but they are interrupted when Nathan has to take on his cell phone from Ivan Hess.
Tyrone Johnson finds Billy who reprimands him for his theft, saying they need to return the radio together. However, the police find them and start chasing them.
Deschaine goes to a bridge and prepares to jump off of it, crying.
Nathan becomes too focused on the conversation and his driving became reckless. At that moment, the oil rig, across Lake Borgne, begins to crumble from the storm. Nathan is horrified and loses control, causing to fall off the bridge and plunge into the water.
The explosion causes Deschaine to slip and fall off of the bridge. He absorbs Lightforce and Darkforce energy, giving him the potential to become a Loa.
Assassination of Billy Johnson: Tyrone Johnson hides while Billy attempts to talk to the police. Tyrone makes a noise and officer James Connors turns to look for the source, but the collapse of the rig nearby causes a loud bang. He reflexively shoots, scared of being attacked by Billy, and kills the teenager, who falls into the water behind him. Tyrone runs to his brother's aid and dives into the water.
Tandy Bowen struggles as her father's car sinks.
While Tyrone Johnson is underwater, the oil rig releases a wave of energy that imbues him with superhuman abilities related to shadows.
Amidst falling debris, the same wave of energy imbues Tandy Bowen with superhuman powers relating to light. When everything seemed lost, a mysterious darkness appears and saves her from a cruel fate.
Tyrone Johnson is instinctively drawn to a bright light coming from Tandy Bowen, a young girl trapped in a car sinking to the bottom of Lake Borgne. Johnson and Bowen's powers work together to free Bowen from the car, and the two children wash up safely on a beach.
Johnson wakes up on the beach, trying to figure out what happened. He finds one of Bowen's ballet shoes.
Andre Deschaine wakes up in a hospital, where a nurse named Lia Dewan tells him that he is going to be okay. The light gives Deschaine a headache, and he tells Dewan about his migraines. Deschaine talks about losing his music, and Dewan offers to help with his migraines. She touches him and freezes, as Deschaine is sent into the Dark Dimension for the first time, where he sees records labeled with Dewan's name. He puts a record on the record player, as a frozen Dewan reanimates and finds herself reliving a past moment of despair, which in turn causes Deschaine's migraines to be taken away.
Tandy Bowen steals a mobile phone to call home.
Tyrone Johnson leaves the beach and stumbles upon a voodoo tour, guided by Chantelle Fusilier. She explains to the tourists that ghosts will only haunt those who owe them a debt.
Tandy Bowen arrives at her house and finds her mother unconscious on the sofa. She immediately calls emergency services.
Tyrone Johnson watches from the door as his mother, Adina, cries to his father, Otis, that she does not feel safe in the neighborhood anymore.
Upon hearing the news that her son is missing, Adina Johnson finds an old crab cake recipe and cooks it in order to sort out her thoughts. She reads on the recipe that it serves four people, but does not think about how her family is missing a fourth member.
Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson both struggle to sleep.
Tandy Bowen watches as a group of Roxxon Corporation men trash their living room while they search for anything of Nathan's belonging to the company. Roxxon blames Tandy's father for the explosion of the oil rig, saying he also participated through his research project. Tandy's mother takes another of her pills, overwhelmed.
Andre Deschaine offers Lia Dewan a job with him.
A policeman informs Adina and Otis Johnson that their late son's body was found with drugs in his body. Tyrone calls him a liar and claims that he saw Billy get shot, but the policeman denies that it happened, and says that the body is not in a state to look for bullet holes. Tyrone insists on the existence of the policeman who killed Billy, but the man assures him that there is no officer who fits his description.
"Five years ago, I was escorting a nuclear engineer out of Iran, somebody shot at my tires near Odessa. We lost control, went straight over a cliff, I pulled us out, but the Winter Soldier was there. I was covering my engineer, so he shot him straight through me."
JT James gets caught stealing various things from Jiaying, the leader of Afterlife, including a Kree Orb and information about an ancient Inhuman. Angry, Jiaying kicks James out of Afterlife. However, he leaves with the stolen Orb and its companion piece and develops a hatred toward Jiaying and the rest of the Inhumans of Afterlife. He sets up a residence in South Dakota, setting up land mines and burying the companion piece.
Potts grimaces as she watches online videos mocking Stark's change in business plan, when she gets a call to go downstairs and help Stark. He asks her help in replacing his electromagnet with a newer arc reactor, and she squeamishly helps him with the operation, nearly causing him a cardiac arrest from a mistake she makes, but ultimately succeeding in the procedure. Stark then tells her to simply dispose of the old reactor, but she decides otherwise.
A fortnight after his return, and with his injuries healed, Tony Stark visits James Rhodes as he talks to air force recruits in a hangar. He explains to Rhodes that he is considering starting a whole new project for enforcing peace.
3 months after Stark's escape, the Ten Rings find the armor he used to escape, left in pieces in the desert.
Imir kidnaps several Dwarves and threatens to take over Asgard. He battles Thor, who defeats him by electrocuting him into submission.
Stark continues to work on his new armor, putting together the legs of the suit.
Tony Stark begins his log of tests for the new suit of armor, beginning "Day 1", first testing the flight capabilities. However, he underestimates the power of the thrusters, and flies up and backwards into the wall behind him.
While he works on the arms of the new armor, Stark is interrupted when Pepper Potts visits with a gift for him. He does not notice that it is his old arc reactor, put in a case, and marked with the text, "Proof that Tony Stark has a heart."
Stark goes upstairs to see Obadiah Stane, and they discuss the dramatic drop in Stark Industries stock following Stark's change of heart in the business' motivations.
On "Day 11" of tests, Stark tries again with the flight capabilities. He manages to control the flight better, and is excited by his progress. Stark then spends the following months working on all the other parts of the armor.
After eventually heading to South America, Bruce Banner starts to look for vascular plants that could inhibit radiation and therefore, find the key to cure his condition. He has another incident turning into the Hulk, his final incident for 6 months.
As the U.S. military follows the new lead on Banner, tracing from Africa to South America, Banner travels to Rio de Janeiro.
Banner contacts Samuel Sterns for help in developing a cure. They communicate using code-names of "Mr. Blue" and "Mr. Green". Acting on a suggestion from Mr. Blue, Banner researches Amazonia Tracheophytes for a lead on the cure.
Stark analyzes more data and decides to rebuild his suit using gold titanium from an old project to solve the icing problem. He also instructs J.A.R.V.I.S. to add "hot-rod red" paint trimming to the next suit, code-named "Mark III".
Stark leaves his mansion to attend the third annual benefit dinner for the Fire-Fighters Family Fund while the new suit is being assembled and painted.
Stark and Stane eventually come to blows in their respective armors. Stark leads Stane into the upper atmosphere where the extreme cold freezes his suit and plummtes to Earth.
Stark lands atop the industrial Arc Reactor, but Stane resumes their battle. Guiding Pepper again, Stark has her overload the reactor, which expels a tremendous amount of energy upward. Stane is killed by the detonation of Howard Stark's industrial Arc Reactor, as Stark passes out from fatigue.
At a press conference the day following his fight with Stane, Stark rejects S.H.I.E.L.D.’s constructed alibi and admits to the world that he is Iron Man. Fury sees this and is ecstatic that the psychoanalysis team was correct in the assertion that Stark would defy authority and milk the superhero fame.
Nick Fury contacts Phil Coulson and comments on the press conference hours ago, and tells him that he will visit Stark that night. Fury then gives him the mission to supervise the new agent Hendricks during his first mission.
Coulson comments to Hendricks about a new lead on the Ten Rings' illegal activities in close proximity to them.
Coulson and Hendricks are ambushed by the Ten Rings' operatives. Coulson is shot and nearly killed, forcing Hendricks to stand and save him. After he manages to defeat the Ten Rings' operatives, Coulson approaches and reveals to him that the whole mission was a test for him to see how he would act under pressure. Coulson congratulates and welcomes him into S.H.I.E.L.D..
Stark finally has the time to update his log again, making the entry for "Day 23", in which he recounts the Iron Man suit's performance in the Battle of Gulmira.
Trying to have a serious relationship after the revelation that he is Iron Man, Stark starts a relationship with Lina.
Stark updates his log again, making the entry for "Day 30", recounting the Iron Man suit's performance in the Duel of Los Angeles. He decides he will have to work on the suit's delivery system.
Lina tries to obtain the blueprints but J.A.R.V.I.S. stops her, as she manages to escape Stark locates and asks for an explanation. She explains the situation to him and Stark goes to rescue her son successfully.
At an event in Dresden, Germany, Tony Stark finds the world's number one-rated cross-country rally drive, Abby Rose. Stark pays for the band present to stop playing so he can talk to her. He declares his intent to recruit her for his racing team, and she agrees so long as he pays well.
On her break, Jesse gets an email and thinks it is from her aunt but appeared empty when opening it.
Jesse discovers that the email was sent by hackers who mined her computer, scanned her passwords and got access to the main frame of Stark Industries. The hackers exploited Stark by pretending to be him by stealing his online identity, buying expensive art, philanthropic funding and spending money on extravagant parties. Stark is able to track down the coding from the mail downloaded by Jesse to Genoa in Italy.
Iron Man arrives at a local carnival in Genoa which is sponsored by Stark's own money via the hackers. While he circles the carnival he is spotted by Ten Rings insurgents lead by the hacker Cordo Gaines.
Having the rest of the stolen weapon shipment, they start shooting at Iron Man and when they use a rocket launcher, Iron Man is taken down to the ground. But the weapons are supplied with Stark Industries chips and Iron Man is able to remotely turn the weapons down. Cordo Gaines and his men get arrested while Iron Man extends the carnival with another week and calls Pepper to come over.
↑ 7.07.17.27.3In AKA Take a Bloody Number, it is shown that the medical bills for Jessica following her family's car crash are from "04/13/00". This would suggest that the accident was soon before/on this date. It is taken as being the exact date, as that is about the earliest it could be for the family to be going on vacation - Easter vacation, 10 days before Easter Sunday. This fits with the fact that when Jessica looks at her diary from old home in AKA Top Shelf Perverts, it is shown that her entries were infrequent, and her last was in September 1999.
↑In AKA Start at the Beginning, it is said that Jessica Jones was at IGH for 20 days. With her family's car crash being April 13, 2000, she was therefore at the facility from April 13, 2000 to May 3, 2000. Since Alisa's first waking is during this span, it can be assumed that it was approximately the middle of this period, April 23, 2000.
↑In AKA God Help the Hobo, Trish Walker says on May 6, 2017 (see 2017 references) that Sally's wig shop "hasn't changed in 17 years". This could be referring to 17 years before May 6, 2017, approximately May 6, 2000, or more generally "2017 - 17 = 2000", the approximation for which would be the middle of 2000, July 1-2, 2000. Putting more weight on the specific date, a calculation would place Walker's last time visiting the shop around May 25, 2000.
↑Based on weighted calculations from Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen's ages at the times of shooting each film in which they feature, and working backwards from the settings of each film, the approximate date of birth for the twins is September 1990. The calculations for these dates can be found in detail here. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, it is said that the Maximoffs' parents died when the twins were "10". The middle of their time being aged 10 would place the parents' deaths around November 2000.
↑In AKA Freak Accident, Trish Walker says she was "15" when Max Tatum harassed her. Her date of birth is approximated at June 1985 (see 1980s references), so this is between June 2000 and June 2001, approximately December 2000.
↑ 27.027.127.227.327.4In Rewind, Chase Stein says in December 2017 (see 2017 references), "In another year I'll be off to college." This would suggest that he and the other four older Runaways are graduating in Spring 2018, so born between September 2, 1999 and September 1, 2000. It is possible, however, that he is referring to another full school year after this one, so graduating Spring 2019, born September 2, 2000-September 1, 2001. Later in Rewind, Geoffrey Wilder says that "17" is "now the same age as our children", implying they are around 17 on December 8, 2017, born around December 1999-December 2000. There is, however, leeway assuming they are only close in age. Molly Hernandez was born January 24, 2003 (see other references), and in Refraction says to the group, "You're, like, 3 years older!" This would imply that they are part of the school year 3 above her, September 2, 1999-September 1, 2000, and/or were born c. early 2000. In Doomsday, a flashback to "fifteen years ago" before December 2017 (see 2017 references), ideally around late 2002, has Nico Minoru shown to be a baby only about 3-4 months old. This would imply that Nico was born c. mid-2002. In the same flashback, Amy Minoru is shown to be about 2½. Amy's date of birth is approximately December 1998 (see 1990s references), suggesting this is closer to mid-2001. This would imply Nico was born closer to c. early 2001. The flashback is also supposed to be just after the first sacrifice for Jonah. Through the show it is said that PRIDE sacrificed someone to Jonah once a year for 15 years (Fifteen: "One a year for 15 years", Hostile: "You ever notice that every year one of your young parishioners goes missing?", "Same time of year, every year", Last Rites: "One a year"), resulting in fifteen sacrifices (Fifteen: fifteen names are listed, Kingdom: "Fifteen kids have died in this room", Doomsday: "How could you murder fifteen kids?", Last Rites: "Like you killed fifteen runaways"). Fifteen annual sacrifices would amount in fact to 14 years start to finish, making the first sacrifice around 2003. However, there is evidence for 15 + years of sacrifices, not 14 years. In Fifteen, it is said they have taken runaways for "over 15 years", in Doomsday it is said that PRIDE has had a grip on the parents' "lives for the last 15 years". As well as this, Season 3 suggests there was in fact a further sacrifice (Smoke and Mirrors: "I only sacrificed seventeen innocent kids" (including Andre Compton, which the previous counts did not), Rite of Thunder: "She helped murder seventeen teenagers", Enter The Dreamland: "We are the seventeen"). Plus "one a year for 15 years" could be taken as "one a year, and we've been doing that for 15 years" rather than "one a year fifteen times, amounting to 15 years". So, it would seem overall that yes, the sacrifices started around 15 years ago, not 14. This, though, would still suggest Nico was born in 2002, with her born shortly before the first sacrifice. The Hulu website, after Season 1, said Alex Wilder and Chase Stein are 17, and Gert Yorkes, Karolina Dean, and Nico Minoru are 16. This would make their school year juniors in December 2017, so born September 2, 2000-September 1, 2001, and Wilder and Stein September 2-December 8, 2000, with Yorkes, Dean, and Minoru December 9, 2000-September 1, 2001. This matches with Minoru being said to be "16" in Radio On. In Bury Another, Karolina Dean also says that Leslie had "17 years" to tell her about Jonah, suggesting she was born around 17 years before her running away in December 2017, around late 2000. So, the evidence discussed so far would seemingly place Wilder, Stein, and Dean as born in late 2000, Yorkes late 2000 to mid-2001, and Minoru as late as possible, around August/September 2001. However, further contradictions show up. In Double Zeros, Alex Wilder is said to be "16" and not 17 in January 2018 (see 2018 references). To get his date of birth as close as possible to the previously ideal late 2000, we can then assume he was in fact born around January 2001, just about to turn 17. Furthermore, the "wanted" posters for the team shown in promotional material and through Season 2 list all five older Runaways as "16". It can be assumed that Dean was rounding up slightly in her "17 years" dialogue, also born in early 2001 and just referring to the fact she lived with her mother for almost 17 years - and that for Stein, as with Wilder, he was also in fact born around January 2001, to be as close as possible to the previously ideal late 2000. The poster also reinforces Wilder being in fact not-quite-17 in January 2018. This dialogue and the posters also confirm that they are juniors in late 2017. They are 16, so cannot be seniors, and they cannot be sophomores as Molly Hernandez is (based on her age) a freshman and could not possibly refer to the school year above as "3 years" older in any respect, nor would Chase Stein be anywhere near a year from college - nor would them being sophomores match any of the previous evidence. So, they must all have been born between January 2001 and September 1, 2001. There is then further contradiction to this in Season 3. Karolina Dean says in Merry Meet Again, "We did miss a lot the last 6 months. Graduation, prom, summer jobs, making any plans for the future," suggesting they were in fact seniors, but this is impossible. It must be assumed they are talking about watching the year above's graduation. In Smoke and Mirrors, a calendar is shown from "2001", seemingly May, in the Yorkes getaway cabin, where Dale Yorkes says Gert was conceived. This would make her likely born around early 2002, not early 2001. However, it can be assumed that Gert's conception was not the last time they came to the cabin, they came again at least once, in May 2001. In Cheat The Gallows, it is shown that Karolina Dean is due to study "English Lit 301" (the "3" code suggesting a third-year module) in Summer 2022 term. This would align with her graduating high school in 2019, born early 2001. Elizabeth Hurley also stated that the older Runaways are 16 at the beginning of the show, further aligning with early 2001. In Cheat the Gallows, it is said that Karolina Dean's birthday party was in "February", so it can be assumed that she was born in February 2001. Ultimately, they should all be as old as possible, born around January 2001, except Karolina Dean who was born in February. Of the January four, Stein is probably the oldest, with the evidence only barely making him 16 in the first half of Season 2. Followed by Wilder, who had more evidence for being older with the additional Hulu site note. Then Yorkes, then Minoru, who has the most evidence for being 16.
↑In Cold Steel, Sarah Lieberman says on November 28, 2016 that she has kissed no one other than David for "15 years", implying that her first kiss with David was 15 years ago, in 2001. David later says that their first kiss was in "junior year", implying they would have been born around 1985. However, Ebon Moss-Bachrach was 39 and Jaime Ray Newman was 38 at the time of filming The Punisher: Season 1, set in late 2016, suggesting they were born closer to 1977-1978. Overall, it can be calculated that they were born around February 1984, juniors 2000-2001, and first kissed around February 7, 2001. The details of the calculations can be found here.
↑In Eight Diagram Dragon Palm, Harold says, "I fought the good fight for 3 years." In Dragon Plays with Fire, Gao says, "Harold was diagnosed with cancer. At most he had 2, 3 years to live." It can be surmised that he fought it for a little longer than expected the expected 2½ years, nearly 3 - around 2 years, 10 months. Working back from his reasoned date of death on January 4, 2004, he would have been diagnosed around March 2001.
↑ 35.035.1In Shadow Hawk Takes Flight, Dr. Edmonds says the commercial was "from about 15 years ago." This is said on February 11, 2016, so 15 years prior would mean the commercial was released around March 30, 2001. The commercial is reasonably simple, so it would have been filmed only 1 or 2 weeks prior. This also fits with what Joy says in the same episode, that she was "about 10 years old" when they filmed the commercial. She would have been 10 from approximately October 2000 to October 2001, and March 2001 falls comfortably in that margin.
↑In Nakazat, Nikolai Poloznev says on May 8, 2018 (see 2018 references) that his daughter, Natalia, is "almost 17". This would imply she will turn 17 likely later in May 2018, making her month of birth May 2001.
↑In Shadow Hawk Takes Flight, Simon tells Danny Rand on February 10, 2016 that Jimmy has "been here almost 15 years". "Almost" can usually be taken to mean around 98.5%, putting it around May 3, 2001.
↑In Spider-Man: Homecoming Peter Parker is said to be "15", and his birthday does not transpire during the film, for which the main events begin on September 8, 2016 and end on September 26, 2016 (the Monday following the homecoming dance on September 23rd), therefore meaning Parker was born between September 27, 2000 and September 7, 2001. On top of this, Jon Watts said, "the eight-year-old Peter had seen Stark say, 'I am Iron Man,' on TV." "I am Iron Man" is dated to November 25, 2009 (see other references), putting Parker's birthday at the earliest on November 26, 2009. This would put his birthday in the range of November 26, 2000-September 7, 2001. Finally, in New York, students start kindergarten (the year before 1st grade) in September of the calendar year in which they turn 5. With Parker being a sophomore (10th grade) in September 2016, this means he turns 15 in the calendar year of 2016 - meaning he was born in 2001. So, he was born between January 1, 2001 and September 7, 2001. In Spider-Man: Far From Home, it is shown on Parker's passport that he was born on "10 AUG", making his date of birth August 10, 2001. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have stated that in Captain America: Civil War, Parker is 15 years old. While this would work if his date of birth was before June 23, 2001 (his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War is on June 23, 2016), it does not fit with the "10 AUG" date of birth (chosen by Marvel as a reference to the August 10, 1962 Amazing Fantasy #15 release date), and the date from the film has to overrule the writers' comment, making him 14 in Captain America: Civil War.
↑In Resupply, Rafael Hernandez says, on November 16, 2016 (see 2016 references), that he recruited Dinah Madani "15 years ago". This may refer to 15 years specifically, around November 2001, or more generally "2016 - 2001 = 15", so any point in 2001 (approximating with mid-2001). Putting more weight on the more specific, a weighted calculation would suggest he recruited her around October 1, 2001.
↑ 52.052.1In Iron Fist: Season 1, throughout February 2016, there are many references to the air crash being 15 years ago:
In Snow Gives Way, Joy says, "It's been like 15 years since Danny and his parents died."
In Shadow Hawk Takes Flight, Ward says, "[Danny] waited 15 years to come back," Harold says, "Ask him where he's been the last 15 years," Dr. Edmonds says, "Where have you been in the last 15 years?", and Danny says that K'un-Lun "only appears on this earthly plane every 15 years, give or take, depending on the celestial tilt."
In Eight Diagram Dragon Palm, Danny says, "After living in a monastery for 15 years."
In Immortal Emerges from Cave, Danny says, "I've been doing this for 15 years."
In The Blessing of Many Fractures, Danny says, "I've spent the last 15 years learning..."
In The Mistress of All Agonies, Gao refers to the crash as "events that happened 15 years ago".
Finally, in Dragon Plays with Fire, Hogarth talks about "wherever the hell it is that you were for 15 years" and Claire refers to the crash as "something that happened 15 years ago."
15 years prior would put this around early 2001, however, we know from Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch that the Rands were still around in July 2001. In The Mistress of All Agonies, Ward Meachum's birthday is given as September 19, 1986 (see other references), and in Snow Gives Way, Ward says, "I was 15 when [the Rands] died." This definitively places the air crash between September 19, 2001 and September 18, 2002. On top of this, the iPod 1st Generation, which Rand owns at the time of the crash, was released on October 23, 2001, and in the New York Bulletin | Joy and Ward Meachum Special Report video, it is said that Harold's death, which is known to be 2004, albeit reasoned as early January, was "2 years" after the crash. From all of this, the accident is reasoned as October 29, 2001, six days after the iPod's release, a little over 2 years before January 4, 2004, and still reasonable enough to be considered "15 years" before February 2016, by the simple math of "2016 - 2001 = 15". This also allows time for Danny's arm to have healed since the break in July.
While prop-makers designed a September 2002 date for the crash, this does not match the other evidence, and when the props appear in Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch, the Rands' graves are intentionally obscured to not show the year of death, but only "200-", leaving the date ambiguous, and allowing for October 2001, which fits much better.
↑In AKA God Help the Hobo, Trish Walker says to Kelly Scott in May 2017 (see 2017 references), "I was in a Max Tatum movie when I was your age." In AKA Freak Accident, she says she was "15", making Scott approximately 15 in May 2017. This would mean she was born between May 2001 and May 2002, so approximately November 2001.
↑On Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #886: Mary Walker's Classified Papers, it says Walker "served 8 years in various locals" before being "captured and held in isolation". With Walker's capture dated to January 21, 2010 (see 2010 references), 8 years prior can be seen as exactly 8 years prior, approximately January 21, 2002, or more generally "2010 - 8 = 2002", so using mid-2002, July 2, 2002, as an approximation. Putting more weight in the specific than general, a weighted calculation gives the beginning of her service as approximately March 16, 2002.
↑ 64.064.1In Cold Steel, Frank Castle says, "I was with Maria for 3 months when she got pregnant with Lisa." This could refer to the conception, or finding out she was pregnant. Castle then says, "She said that she was not giving her up, but she understood if I didn't wanna hang around. I asked her to marry me that day." This would imply that Castle is referring specifically to the day when they found out being 3 months after they got together. The average time at which women find out they are pregnant is 5.5 weeks of the 290-day pregnancy, making that about 251.5 days before Lisa's birth. With Lisa's date of birth dated to June 2003 (see other references), so approximately mid-June, June 15/16, 2003, them finding out would be around October 8, 2002. From this, we can approximate when Frank and Maria got together. 3 months prior would suggest specifically around July 8, 2002, or more generally just "October - July = 3 months", so any point in July, approximated with mid-July. Putting more weight on the more specific, a weighted calculation would give July 11, 2002.
↑In All Souled Out, it is said on August 28, 2017 (see 2017 references) that Hamilton and Powell have been together for "15 years". This would suggest approximately August 28, 2002. However, it may more roughly just mean "2017 - 2002 = 15", so any time in 2002 (using mid-2002 as an approximation). Putting more weight in the specific date than just the year, a weighted calculation gives roughly August 9, 2002 for when they got together.
↑In 0-8-4, on the reasoned date of September 13, 2013, it is said that the mission in Cusco was "11 years ago."
↑In The Creator, it is said that Stephanie Miller's sister was "not even 15" at her death on September 3, 2017 (see 2017 references), suggesting she was soon to turn 15, so most likely born in September 2002.
↑ 77.077.177.277.3James Gunn detailed how Nathan Fillion originally had a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as actor Simon Williams, appearing on posters for films he has appeared in, on display at a film festival. The films are Arkon, Toxic Janitor 2, Oh, Rebecca, Haxan 2, Dead Before Arrival, and Tony Stark. They are takes on Conan the Barbarian, The Toxic Avenger Part II, a late 2000s romantic comedy, Horns, Inception, and Steve Jobs respectively. With the fact that Williams seems to be roughly the same age in all the pictures (as they were all taken together), that he could not have looked to be in his 40s in 1982 (when Conan the Barbarian was released) and also films released in present day, that Steve Jobs was released in 2015, after the film's 2014 setting, and Horns was released 4 years after Inception, when the Dead Before Arrival posters says it is "from the director of Haxan 2", these films cannot simply replace their respective films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Oh, Rebecca resembles a lot of romantic comedy films that were released around 2008, so it would make sense for it to have been released around Valentine's Day, February 14, 2008. Dead Before Arrival can still fit on the release date for Inception, July 16, 2010. The fact that it is "from the director of Haxan 2" means it is worth looking at the career of the director of Inception, Christopher Nolan, whose previous film was The Dark Knight, released in 2008, which would imply that Haxan 2 was released around 2008. It says it was released on "October 31", so October 31, 2008. The rights to make Steve Jobs were acquired 3 days after his death, and then it took 1476 days before it was released. Assuming the rights to make Tony Stark were acquired 3 days after "I am Iron Man", so November 28, 2009, the film would have come out around December 13, 2013. The remaining two films can presumably have been released in the order of the films they reference, so Arkon, then Toxic Janitor 2. Based on approximately how old Fillion was when he took the photos (using April 14, 2016, the middle of filming for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, then working back from the approximate dates when Simon Williams would have filmed the movies (about November 6, 2006 for Haxan 2 (based on the time between the middle of filming and release for Horns), July 17, 2007 for Oh, Rebecca (based on the time between the middle of filming and release for 2008's Sex and the City)), September 7, 2009 for Dead Before Arrival (based on the filming schedule for Inception), and April 19, 2013 for Tony Stark (based on the time between the middle of filming and release for Steve Jobs) and taking an average, Simon Williams would have been born approximately in April 1964. Nathan Fillion was about 32 years and 9 months old when the first film that he was the main actor in, Water's Edge, was released on January 27, 2004. If Simon Williams were roughly the same age at the time of the first film in which he was the main actor, this first film would have come out around February 16, 1997. Therefore, his career as being the headline actor would have spanned from then to October 19, 2014 (when the film festival scene would have been set in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), and so distributing the two films at a third and two thirds of the way between these dates would put Arkon around January 8 (rounded to 10th, the nearest Friday), 2003, and Toxic Janitor 2 around November 28, 2008.
↑In Code of the Streets, Pop says he was in prison for 10 years. With Pop's arrest dated to April 24, 1993 (see 1990s references), his release would be April 24, 2003.
↑ 82.082.1In A Duel of Iron, young Danny Rand and Davos are said in the credits to be "12 Year Old Danny" and "12 Year Old Davos". With Rand born on April 1, 1991 (see 1990s references) and Davos' date of birth approximated to August 1990 (see 1990s references), specifically August 8, 1990, the time in which they were both 12 would be approximately April 1, 2003 to August 7, 2003. Approximating with ⅓ and ⅔ through this window, Davos visiting Rand when he is cold would be roughly May 14, 2003, and the paper airplane roughly June 25, 2003.
↑In AKA Shark in the Bathtub, Monster in the Bed, Inez Green says she was "18" she got her tattoo. Her date of birth is approximated at December 1984 (see 1980s references), so this is between December 2002 and December 2003, approximately June 2003.
↑ 96.096.196.296.396.4In Making Friends and Influencing People, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy newspaper page is shown to say "Jemma Simmons and Leopold Fitz ('04)", implying the pair likely graduated in 2004 - or, if not, joined in 2004. In Making Friends and Influencing People, when asked, "Why did you join S.H.I.E.L.D. in the first place?", Jemma Simmons replies, "I was a 17-year-old girl with two PhDs and a million questions." With Simmons born on September 11, 1987 (see 1980s references), she therefore "join[ed] S.H.I.E.L.D." between September 11, 2004 and September 10, 2005. This would imply that Simmons chose S.H.I.E.L.D. as her career path in 2004, i.e. she joined the academy then, rather than graduated. However, in Bouncing Back, Simmons asks Fitz, "Can we start over, back to where we began?", and he replies, "16 and achingly shy?" In Inescapable, Simmons notes that she is the younger of the two (as well as in a deleted scene from Seeds), meaning that even if Fitz is only referring to himself as 16 at the time of meeting her, Simmons would have been no older than 16 at the time. So, them meeting at the academy must have occurred before Simmons "join[ed] S.H.I.E.L.D.", i.e. what Simmons means by when she "join[ed] S.H.I.E.L.D." is the time when she became an agent. This is supported by Bobbi Morse's line in A Hen in the Wolf House, "S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy, top of your class, two PhDs in very advanced fields," implying the PhDs came out of S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy- not already earned going in. This means Simmons became an agent aged 17, in 2004/2005, finishing at the academy beforehand. It can therefore be taken that "('04)" should indeed refer to their graduation date. Simmons becoming an agent is likely shortly after her graduation. With her graduation in mid-2004, and the earliest time at which she could have become an agent being September 2004, it can be assumed that she indeed became an agent around September 2004. With Fitz established as only "23 days" older than Simmons in the Seeds deleted scene and no reason to believe they were not both 16 at the time of meeting, it can be taken that Fitz indeed means they were both "16" when they met. This places their meeting between September 11, 2003 and August 18, 2004, supporting that 2003/2004 was part of their time of the academy. In Inescapable, Coulson also says they were "the two youngest ever enrolled" to the academy, which fits better with them being enrolled at roughly age 14/15 c. 2001/2002 than at roughly age 17 in 2004, which would seemingly only be around a year younger than an average student. With only 1 year between the earliest possible date of Fitz and Simmons first meeting and their graduation, in which time they went from meeting to being rivals (described in Seeds deleted scene) to friends to inseparable, it should be taken that they met around as early as possible, in September 2003. They can then be taken to have become friends around November 2003. With their friendship in a strong but still early position in the academy memory from Inescapable, it may be taken that this memory is from approximately December 2003. In The Team, Simmons says, in April 2016 (see 2016 references), "Fitz, it's been 10 years." It can be taken that she is rounding, having known him for 12½ years.
↑In The Perfect Game, flashbacks are shown of Benjamin Poindexter. Conor Proft, who plays the youngest Poindexter, was approximately 20.0 years old at the time of filming. However, the credits say he is playing "Teenage Dex", meaning Poindexter must be slightly younger than that - it can be assumed that he is almost 20. With Poindexter's date of birth approximated to November 1983 (see 1980s references), it would make his scene approximately October 2003.
↑ 101.0101.1101.2101.3101.4101.5101.6101.7In Melinda, it is shown that May and Garner were already married on the reasoned date of May 15, 2008. They appear to have only been married for a short time - back from their honeymoon and back to work, but only recently starting their new routine. Assuming they have been married for around 5 months, they would have got married around December 15, 2007. The average time between engagement and marriage is 14.5 months, putting the engagement around September 30, 2006, and the average time between meeting and marriage is 2 years, 11 months, 8 days, putting May and Garner's first date around October 23, 2003. In the flashbacks in The Man Behind the Shield, it is shown that they have just met recently. It is said that this is the "weekend" and her time could have been spent as time with Garner soon after that first date - the second Saturday following October 23, 2003 was November 1st. This also fits with Coulson's security level progression over time. Coulson progressed to Level 7 around the time of Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant, which is dated to July 2010, and he implies in All the Madame's Men that he was recruited into S.H.I.E.L.D. academy straight after he left high school, which Clark Gregg confirmed, around July 1982. He therefore would have progressed to become a Level 1 agent a few years later. In the following couple of decades at S.H.I.E.L.D., he progressed 6 levels. This would mean he progressed to Level 4 around the late 1990s, before progressing to Level 5 around the early 2000s, and so him being Level 4 in the flashbacks in 2003 fits, assuming he did not progress at exact regular intervals. It would likely be very soon before he reached Level 5.
↑In Karen, Penelope's death is said to have happened when Karen was 19. Given Karen's October 1984 birth (see 1980s references), that would place Penelope's death between October 2003 and October 2004. However, the flashbacks of Karen take place in March 2004, and Penelope is already dead during those flashbacks, so March 2004 should be the latest she could have died. A weighted calculation, placing heavier weight so that Penelope dies longer before the events of the flashbacks, puts her death in November 2003. She would have bought the lottery ticket on the same day, given that she had not yet scratched it and Karen says that she bought them often.
↑ 107.0107.1In The Mistress of All Agonies, Joy says, "I looked into the building you took me to, and Dad bought it the week before he died." With Harold's death dated to January 4, 2004, "the week before" would place it around December 27, 2003. It can also be assumed that the Hand approaching Harold was not long before this.
↑Throughout February 2016, there are references to Harold's death. In Snow Gives Way, Ward says it was "12 years ago". However, in The Mistress of All Agonies, Dr. Paul Edmonds says Harold has "been dead for 13 years", in Bar the Big Boss, Joy says, "I haven't had a dad for 13 years," and in Dragon Plays with Fire, Harold says "I've had 13 years to plan this out," Joy says, "Dad has been held prisoner for 13 years," and Danny tells Harold, "You're going to prison. Only this time, it's gonna be nowhere near as nice as the one you spent the last 13 years in." Overall, the evidence points to his death being in late 2003 - "12 years" by rounding, but "13 years" by the common calculation of "2016 - 2003 = 13". However, an official video revealed Harold died in 2004. To make this fit as best as possible, Harold's death is dated to the first few days of 2004 - January 4th specifically - to be as close as possible to fitting best. This fits with Ward's statement that it was "12 years ago", and it can be assumed that all the news coverage for his illness was in the final months of 2003, and so others might remember it as being an event mainly in 2003, or just counting inclusively, for whatever reason referring to it as "13 years ago". This fits with The Dragon Dies at Dawn, when Joy says, "I believe it for the first 6 months. How about the next 12 years?" This suggests that 6 months after Harold's death was 12 years prior to Season 1 - July 2004 is indeed an approximate 12 years before February 2016.
↑ 112.00112.01112.02112.03112.04112.05112.06112.07112.08112.09112.10112.11112.12112.13112.14112.15112.16112.17112.18In Karen, Karen Page says she is on "kind of a gap year", suggesting this is less than a year after she graduated high school. Based on Deborah Ann Woll's ages at the times of filming Daredevil (TV series): Seasons 1-3, The Defenders: Season 1, and The Punisher: Seasons 1-2, working back from the settings, Page would have been born around late 1984-early 1985, suggesting she graduated high school in mid-2003, therefore making this approximately between September 2003 and June 2004. While the prop seemingly has a mistake, with the badge referring to a male, Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #368: Karen Page's New York Bulletin Press Badge and News Agency Identification nonetheless seems to be intended as a true badge of Page's, so with it saying her age is 31 in late 2015 (see 2015 references), this aligns with a late 1984 date of birth. The song Freek-a-Leek by Petey Pablo plays in-universe during the episode, released December 15, 2003, making it most likely between December 2003 and June 2004. Page mentions, "Thank God for midterms," which would suggest it is around early February to mid-March 2004. Finally, it is shown in the episode that it is light outside before 6AM, which, in Vermont, would make it at least mid-to-late March. Given the midterms, the only suitable placement, therefore, is the end of the midterms, just as the time of pre-6AM sunrises begins, mid-March. It can be assumed to be the weekend, with the party on Friday night for the end of midterms, making the main flashbacks of the episode March 12-13, 2004, and the final one presumably about a week later, March 20, 2004.
↑ 114.0114.1114.2In Crosshairs, Frank Castle, Sr. says, "We did 15-month rotations in Afghanistan. You leave, you got a pregnant wife. You come back, the kid, he's... he's walking, you know." So, the implication is that on one of his Afghanistan tours, Frank, Sr. left when his wife was pregnant with Frank, Jr., and came back 15 months later when Frank, Jr. was already walking. In Front Toward Enemy, Frank, Sr. talks about Curtis Hoyle losing his leg, and says during an operation together, there was a woman who "was 7, 8 months pregnant", and that it reminded him of his "wife back home, who was pregnant". It is therefore highly likely that this was during Maria's pregnancy with Frank, Jr. rather than Lisa. It is also likely that his wife was also roughly 7-8 months pregnant, if it is reminding him of what she would be like at home. So, this event was likely around 7.5 months, about 228 or 229 days, into the roughly 290-day pregnancy with Frank, Jr., so about 61 or 62 days before Frank Jr.'s birth. Frank, Jr.'s date of birth is approximated to June 2004 (see other references), so can be approximated to around June 15.5, 2004. Therefore, the event with the pregnant woman and Hoyle losing his leg can be approximated to April 15, 2004. On average, a baby starts taking steps at about 10.5 months old, and walking well by about 14.5 months old, so Frank, Sr. returning home should be after Frank, Jr. is already about 12.5 months old, so after around July 1, 2005. Therefore, Castle was on the tour at least April 15, 2004-July 1, 2005. Given it was 15 months, it can be assumed that Castle's tour was in fact around April 8, 2004-July 8, 2005.
↑ 116.00116.01116.02116.03116.04116.05116.06116.07116.08116.09116.10116.11116.12116.13116.14116.15116.16116.17116.18116.19116.20116.21116.22116.23116.24116.25116.26116.27116.28116.29The Incredible Hulk, The Incredible Hulk: The Big Picture, and The Incredible Hulk: The Fury Files provide evidence for the timeline of the Chase of Bruce Banner.
In the film, it is shown that on "SUN 04/18/04" (April 18, 2004), Bruce is pictured on CCTV. The Incredible Hulk: The Big Picture shows on a calendar that Bruce got his powers on April 16, 2005. The film seems to suggest it is c. 2004 with the CCTV image from April 2004, and simultaneously suggests it is 2006 from the newspaper of the incident showing "-06". This April 2005 date fits nicely in the middle of these, as well as being a rounded "5 years" before November 25, 2009, "I am Iron Man", as shown on Marvel's timeline, and "5 years" before May-June 2010, the events of The Incredible Hulk, as stated in the film and a deleted scene. The 2004 image is of Banner, not the Hulk, and so could be surveillance of him as he works on the project, and the 06 does not show the full "2006" and could be interpreted as an issue number, price, or something other. The 2005 date fits nicely and should be used. The comic shows that Bruce running away was "3 days" later, putting it on April 19, 2005, then shows that his next incident was on the Canadian border, on "05/19/05", May 19, 2005. It goes on to detail how this was followed by "months of nothing" where the "trail went cold," until the incident in "the heart of South America". Approximately 5 months would put this around October 18, 2005.
There is then a gap from October 18, 2005-May 27, 2006 before the next location, which we know from the film included Bruce attempting contact on "02/07/06", February 7, 2006.
The film shows that on "05/27/06" and "05/28/06", May 27-28, 2006, Bruce was sighted in Canada.
There is then another gap from May 28, 2006-September 4, 2006.
The film shows that on "09/04/06" (also accompanied by "2006"), September 4, 2006, there is an incident at a house, which seems to be placed on the map around Asia, roughly the Kyrgyzstan area, it does not actually show its exact position.
There is another gap from September 4, 2006-January 22, 2007, in which on October 21, 2006 (shown on a letter) there was an unknown incident where Hulk fled the scene, the last sighting for at least 5 months.
The film shows that on "01/22/07" (also accompanied by "2007"), so January 22, 2007, there was an incident ending in a crumpled car in Samara, Russia, which must not have actually been a sighting, just evidence left behind.
There is then the final gap from January 22, 2007-April 12, 2010, in which a letter was written in March 2007 saying there had been no sightings for "5 months" since "October 21, 2006". The last time Bruce turned into the Hulk was on November 5, 2009, because the day after the ambush in Rio, which is on May 14, 2010, it can briefly be seen that before his counter reset that he had gone "190 days without incident".
The film then begins on April 12, 2010, "158 days without incident," in Rocinha.
There is a sighting in Dakota, which would make sense to fit when Bruce is travelling up from South America to Canada, in the October 18, 2005-May 27, 2006 gap. Based on the distances, Hulk being in Dakota in between these dates would fall around May 14, 2006.
There is a sighting which is reported as a "Green sasquatch". Sites seem to believe this is the Canada sighting on May 28, 2006. There is a raid, which seems to follow on from the sighting in Canada image, so can also be assigned to Canada.
In a deleted scene, corroborated by a piece of dialogue from The Avengers, it is shown that Banner attempted suicide in the Arctic. This fits in the May 28, 2006-September 4, 2006 gap, just before the travel to Southeast Asia. There is a line on a map suggesting Banner travelled from Northwest Canada/the Arctic to Southeast Asia. This fits in the May 28, 2006-September 4, 2006 gap, following the incident in Canada. There are two dots suggesting Bruce was in Japan, which also fits in that gap, following the travel to Southeast Asia. The distances between each approximate location from Canada, to Nunavut, to Southeast Asia, to Sapporo, and then to roughly Kyrgyzstan between these dates would put Nunavut around June 7, 2006, Southeast Asia around August 2, 2006, and Sapporo around August 6, 2006.
There is a "2006" incident with a truck, which can be assigned to the October 21, 2006 date, especially since it appears to be nearer to Europe from the company name helping the truck, which fits as Bruce is heading in the direction of Europe at that point. There is a "March 07" flight, which some sites have dated as March 2, 2007. This is presumably Bruce crossing the Atlantic to the U.S.A. Banner was in "the States" and encountered Nick Fury in The Incredible Hulk: The Fury Files. It would make sense for this to be following the beginning of the Avenger Initiative in 2008, as given in Melinda. In the film, there is a letter written by Fury from S.H.I.E.L.D., which can be assigned to just after this. A part where a military search highlighted on a map for which the latitude and longitude seems to suggest around Libya, fitting in this gap, before his final travel from Africa to South America. This travel is shown when military helicopters seem to be flying southwest from an African location (by latitude and longitude) toward South America, which we know was Bruce's final destination. It can be assumed that his last incident on November 5, 2009 was in South America, and is what led the military to follow across the Atlantic. The distances between each approximate location from Samara, to the U.S.A., to Libya, and then to east South America between these dates would put the U.S.A. around February 27, 2008 (although it seems to be a Saturday, because he is watching soccer, so March 1, 2008), which fits with the Avenger Initiative just starting up, and Libya around March 2, 2009.
↑In Gunner, Frank Castle, Sr. says his son was "barely 8 years old" when he returned from one his tours. Frank, Sr. is approximated to have done a military tour October 2006-January 2008 and another September 2013-April 2015. Frank Castle, Jr.'s approximate age would put him turning 8 somewhere between these tours, so we must approximate another another tour in between. The midpoint between is November 2010, and this tour is said to have been cut short, so likely 14 months or so instead of the usual 15 (as mentioned in Crosshairs), suggesting approximately April 2010-June 2011. With this, Frank, Sr. would have returned in June 2011, and if Frank, Jr. was "barely 8", he would have been born around June 2003. However, Lisa Castle, his older sister, was born in June 2003 (see other references), so the earliest Frank Jr. would have been born realistically is June 2004. This earliest realistic month of birth should be taken, to be as close as possible to the ideal. This would then mean Frank, Sr.'s tour ended around June 2012, so started around April 2011.
↑In Heart of the Dragon, young Danny Rand and Davos are said in the credits to be "13 year old Danny" and "13 year old Davos". With Rand born on April 1, 1991 (see 1990s references) and Davos' date of birth approximated to August 1990 (see 1990s references), specifically August 8, 1990, the time in which they were both 13 would be approximately April 1, 2004 to August 7, 2004. Approximating with the midpoint of this window, the scene would be roughly June 4, 2004.
↑Based on Jessica Henwick's ages at the times of filming Iron Fist: Season 1, The Defenders: Season 1, Wig Out, and Iron Fist: Season 2, and working back from the respective settings, it can be calculated that Colleen Wing was born around approximately March 28, 1992. In War Without End, Wing recognizes a story her mother used to tell her before she moved to the U.S., so she must have been at least 3 years old at the time of moving country. Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #673: Chikara Dojo Bulletin Board indicates Wing was in New York teaching by at least January 19, 2014. Therefore, the window during which she must have moved is March 28, 1995-January 19, 2014. Approximating with the midpoint of this window, Wing can be estimated to have moved around August 23, 2004.
↑In Upstairs/Downstairs, Blake Tower says on October 29, 2017 (see 2017 references) that he has "been prosecuting for 13 years". This could refer to a near-exact 13 years (around October 29, 2004) or a more general "2017 - 2004 = 13" (so approximating with mid-2004, July 1/2, 2004). Putting more weight on the more specific, a weighted calculation gives him starting as approximately September 19, 2004.
↑In The Incredible Hulk: The Big Picture, when Blonsky goes to South America, which is dated to October 18, 2005, it is said that Espinoza had been operating "for nearly a year". This would place the beginning of operations about 11 months earlier, around November 16, 2004.
↑In AKA I Want Your Cray Cray, on Tuesday, April 12, 2017, Dorothy Walker says she saw Trish "perform last week". The previous week is Monday, April 4, 2017-Sunday, April 10, 2017, the approximation being the middle, Thursday, April 7, 2017. However, "last week" can also be used as a way of saying "a week ago", so April 5, 2017. Putting more weight on just the middle of "last week", a calculation would give April 6, 2017 as the approximate date for this.
↑ 137.0137.1137.2137.3In AKA I Want Your Cray Cray, it is said when Alisa Jones wakes that she has been at the facility for "5 years". She arrived on April 13, 2000 (see other references), making this approximately April 2005. Additionally, it is implied when she is next seen on June 27, 2005 (see other references) that she has been awake for no more than a month or so, only now following up on the conversation she had about Jessica when she woke and only now trying on a wig for the first time. Overall, this would make Alisa's waking approximately April/May 2005. However, Jessica Jones is shown meeting Stirling Adams after, and then by June 27, 2005 she has started a relationship with him, dropped out of college, and they have moved in together, with Jones talking about how Adams has stuck around for her. This would usually take 6 months at a conservative estimate, suggesting Jones meeting Adams is around December 2004. However, on June 28, 2005, Jones has not seen Walker in "a month" and when she sees her again, it is news to her that Jones has a boyfriend, implying that them getting together happened in the last month, i.e. the last time they saw each other was in fact the scene shown, the evening she and Adams met - which would make that May 2005. However, it is possible that Jones simply did not tell Walker about Adams the last time they met. Still, Jones also describes the relationship as "recent", implying only a couple of months, starting no later than around April 2005. Overall, the evidence suggests this is around March 2005. The evidence would place Alisa Jones waking as close as possible to April/May 2005, but Jessica Jones meeting Adams as close as possible to March 2005, so since Jessica meeting Adams occurs after, they can be taken to be the same day, as close as possible to each other to get as close as possible to their respective ideal placements. Therefore, the evidence can be taken as a whole. April 13, 2000 being 5 years ago suggests approximately April 13, 2005. It only seemingly being maximum of about a month since Alisa Jones woke up on June 27, 2005 suggests not too much earlier than May 27, 2005. The progression of Jones and Adams' relationship suggests not too much later than December 27, 2004. Trish Walker not knowing suggests they met "a month" before June 28, 2005, so roughly May 28, 2005 if you take exactly, or just May 2005 if considering "June 2005 - 1 month = May 2005", the middle of which is May 16, 2005, overall approximately May 24, 2005 (putting more weight in the specifics). Finally, it being "recent" suggests not too much earlier than April 28, 2005. The average of these five dates places the scenes on approximately April 12, 2005.
↑It is stated on June 28, 2005 (see other references) that Jones and Walker have not seen each other in "a month", so roughly May 28, 2005 if you take exactly, or just May 2005 if considering "June 2005 - 1 month = May 2005", the middle of which is May 16, 2005. Overall, approximately May 24, 2005 (putting double the weight on the specific date than just the month).
↑In Danger Close, on December 13, 2016, Sarah Lieberman says Zach is "11 years old". Estimating him as being approximately halfway through being 11, Zach would have been born around June 2005.
↑In AKA Facetime, Inez Green says she only worked at IGH for "a couple days" before she was attacked. With that dated to June 28, 2005 (see other references), she would have begun working there on June 26, 2005.
↑ 147.00147.01147.02147.03147.04147.05147.06147.07147.08147.09147.10147.11147.12In AKA I Want Your Cray Cray, it is shown that when Jessica Jones helps children in the heat, there is sweltering heat in New York, making it summer. It is stated in AKA Ain't We Got Fun in May 2017 that these events were "12 years ago", and it is also shown in AKA I Want Your Cray Cray that these events are months after events said to be "5 years" since April 2000 - both of these place these events in specifically the summer of 2005. The hottest time in New York is July and August, and when Jones and Walker sit on the rooftop together the day after Jones helps the children, there is a movie showing as in AKA Start at the Beginning, when it is said that a movie plays on that roof on the "first Friday every month". Therefore, it should either be Friday, July 1, 2005 or Friday, August 5, 2005. July 1, 2005 makes the most sense, since 3 days prior Walker is asking Jones when they see each other for the first time in "a month" how her studies are going, and Jones informs her she has dropped out. Jones would not have been studying in the month from early July to early August if this were August 2, 2005 since it would be summer break from college - if it is June 28, 2005, however, it makes sense for Walker to ask about college, since there has been college term time since they last saw each other in May. Alisa Jones finding Dorothy Walker and seeing Jessica does not appear to be the morning immediately following Alisa's escape and Jessica beating Wyatt, as Alisa needs time to find Dorothy Walker and Wyatt needs a short time to recover, so it can be taken that Alisa finding Walker is in fact the day after. So, Alisa Jones finding out about Jessica and subsequently escaping, while Jessica and Stirling Adams get closer and go to see Walker, then Alisa killing Adams and Walker talking to her the next day, all occurs from June 27, 2005 to July 1, 2005.
↑In AKA Three Lives and Counting, Karl Malus says, "8 years of my life in this case." With IGH having started around 1997 (see 1990s references), this musts mean IGH closed not long after Alisa Jones woke in 2005, so this scene must be shortly after that - but enough time for Malus and Jones to start to fall in love, so c. August 2005.
↑In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Luis discusses his grandmother's Morrissey jukebox. The jukebox is shown, with numerous Morrissey songs, but the latest release of the songs shown is You Have Killed Me/Good Looking Man About Town, released March 28, 2006. Jukeboxes had mostly lost popularity by 2006, so it can be assumed that the jukebox was purchased as early as possible - around April 2006.
↑In Lotus Eaters, Tyrone Johnson says he and Billy played with the tape recorder when he was "like, 6 years old". With Tyrone's date of birth approximated to October 1999 (see 1990s references), he would have been 6 from October 2005 to October 2006, so this can be approximated to April 2006.
↑ 164.0164.1164.2In Paradise Lost, Lincoln Campbell discusses the car accident that led to his arrival in Afterlife. In the story, he is able to drive, which means that this has to take place after he got his full license, which in Cincinnati happens on a person's 18th birthday, meaning April 17, 2003 is the minimum date. Furthermore, this event, JT James leaving Afterlife, and Lincoln's Terrigenesis have to occur before Daisy's arrival in Afterlife on April 17, 2015, so the maximum date for Lincoln's Terregenisis is April 16, 2015. Spacing the events evenly throughout this time, and making sure Lincoln spends at least one year in Afterlife before meeting Daisy, the resulting dates are as follows:
Car Crash: April 16, 2006 James Leaves: April 16, 2009 Lincoln's Terrigenesis: April 15, 2012
↑ 168.0168.1In Flustercluck, on May 13, 2018 (see 2018 references), it is said that John Pilgrim disappeared "12 years ago". This could refer to around an exact 12 years, roughly May 13, 2006, or more generally to "2018 - 2006 = 12", so any time in 2006, approximating with the middle of the year. Putting more weight on the more specific, a weighted calculation would suggest he disappeared around May 30, 2006.
↑In Rabbit Hold, an event in Tandy Bowen's life is shown where she appears to be around 6-7 years old. Approximating with about 7.0 years old, with her birth dated to August 1999 (see 1990s references), this can be taken to have been approximately August 2006.
↑In Eye-Spy, it is said on the reasoned date of October 1, 2013 that Amador's raid was "7 years ago."
↑In The Judas Goat, Castle says he and Russo served together for "8 years". They last served together on November 16, 2014, suggesting they started serving together around November 2006, or potentially simply 2006 (approximately mid-2006) if he is referring more generally to 8 years before 2014. Putting more weight in November 2006 than the general mid-2006, it can be approximated that their first rotation together began October 1, 2006.
↑In Code of the Streets, Pop says he has not seen his son since he was "13". With Bert Hunter's date of birth approximated to July 1993 (see 1990s references), specifically July 12, 1993, the middle of his time as a 13-year-old (as an approximation for when he started fighting) would be January 10, 2007.
↑In The Dark Hearts of Men, a memory is shown of John and Rebecca Pilgrim around the time of their engagement. Based on Zell Steele Morrow's age at the time of filming The Punisher: Season 2, working back from the season's setting, Michael Pilgrim, their first child, would have been born around late 2006. However, Pilgrim only converts to Christianity and starts his new life in May 2006 (see other references), and he and Rebecca were likely married before conceiving Michael, given their intense faith. Assuming their engagement to be as early as possible, it can be assumed to be no earlier than around February 2007. So, February 2007 can be taken to be the rough date of this scene and their engagement, with Michael likely around a year younger than his actor (10 in Season 2, rather than 11).
↑In the Black Panther Prelude, it is shown that the comic begins "10 years ago" before the film's setting, which is in summer 2016, placing this around early 2007. It goes on to show "I am Iron Man" transpiring, but due to lots of evidence coming together to place this in November 2009, it cannot be pushed further back without causing major continuity errors. Because of this, after T'Challa narrates, "It's only a matter of time before war encroaches on innocent people", there is a necessary time gap placed in which 2½ years of fighting is assumed to occur, backed up by T'Challa's narration immediately after, saying, "The fighting goes on for so long, people lose sight of what they're fighting for." To make this gap as short as possible, the "10 years" is rounded to 9½ years, placing the opening scene around spring 2007.
↑In Ant-Man, Cassie Lang is shown to have a birthday on July 20, 2015. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, set in Spring 2018, Cassie is said to be a "10-year-old". With her birthday being July 20th, this would mean she turns 11 on July 20, 2018. Therefore, she was born on July 20, 2007.
↑In Revelations, Ray Nadeem says on October 30, 2017 (see 2017 references) that he has known Tammy Hattley "for 10 years". This could refer to a near-exact 10 years (around October 30, 2007) or a more general "2017 - 2007 = 10" (so approximating with mid-2007, July 2, 2007). Putting more weight on the more specific, a weighted calculation gives him starting as approximately September 20, 2007.
↑ 189.0189.1189.2189.3In Ant-Man and the Wasp, several moments are shown from Ava Starr's past at S.H.I.E.L.D.. Hannah John-Kamen was 28.05 at the middle of filming and should not be playing Starr at an age any younger than ⅔ of her actual age, so 18.70, meaning, based on Starr's approximated date of birth (see 1980s references), that the scenes should be after April 26, 2007. One moment appears to say "01-8 Thu", suggesting it is Thursday, January 8, 2009. Evenly distributing between these two dates, the first set of scenes should be approximately September 29, 2007, March 4, 2008, and August 7, 2008, before then January 8, 2009. Then after that, the remaining scenes are between then and the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. on January 12, 2014 (see 2014 references). Evenly distributing again, the remaining scenes should be January 9, 2010, January 11, 2011, January 12, 2012, and January 12, 2013.
↑ 192.0192.1192.2192.3192.4192.5192.6192.7In Destiny, on December 9, 2017 (see 2017 references), the Hernandezes' funeral is shown to be "ten years ago". In Doomsday, on December 22, 2017 (see 2017 references), their death is shown to be "ten years ago". In Rock Bottom, it is said on January 12, 2018 (see 2018 references) that they died "10 years ago". Taking these three and calculating a weighted average, assuming an average 1.5 weeks death to funeral plus 5.5 days of coroners' work, so 16 days between death and funeral, the Hernandezes can be taken to have died on December 1, 2007, with their funeral on December 17, 2007.
↑ 193.0193.1In 3 AM, it is shown that Donny Chavez was born on June 6, 1995, and he says his parents died when he "was 12". The approximation for when this happened would be in the middle of the time when he was 12, so December 5, 2007. The next thing he talks about is finding out the next day, which would be December 6, 2007.
↑In Last Waltz, Gert says that this story happened when she was in "first grade," which lines up with Molly being adopted shortly after the Hernandezes die, when Gert was in first grade. This should be assumed to be the next day, since Dale and Stacey wouldn't have formally adopted Molly until then anyway.
↑In Crosshairs, Frank Castle says he did "15-month rotations in Afghanistan". His first rotation with Billy Russo is calculated to have begun on October 1, 2006, meaning it ended around January 1, 2008.
↑In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Adrian Toomes says, "8 years. Not a word from the feds, nothing from those Hallowe'en costume-wearing bozos up there over at Stark Tower. And then all of a sudden, this little bastard in red tights shows up, and he thinks he can tear down everything I've built." While this is almost certainly intended to refer to the "8 years" since the Battle of New York, as shown at the beginning of the film. However, this "8 years later" reference does not fit at all with the countless evidence stacked against it, putting The Avengers very firmly in 2012, and Captain America: Civil War very firmly in 2016. However, this piece of dialogue on its own can be interpreted as, "It's been 8 years since we started business, the number of heroes has grown and grown, but never has one intervened until now, until Spider-Man." 8 years before September 13, 2016, puts this around August 2008. To check all the evidence against the "8 years" tittle card see here
↑In The Bridge, it is said that Po "fell off the grid in '08."
↑ 211.0211.1211.2211.3211.4211.5211.6In Blue Note, it is shown that the Roxxon incident from First Light was, as of November 3, 2017 (see 2017 references), "92 months ago" (7 years, 8 months). However, this is a mistake, with it being repeatedly said to be "8 years" ago in February 2017 in Season 1, including Ghost Stories being set on the 8-year anniversary. So, the flashbacks should be to 8 years, 8 months ago, 104 months ago. They take place on and after February 25, 2009. Given this, the earlier flashback to "96 months ago" can be translated to either 96 + 12 = "108 months ago", or just "4 months prior to the Roxxon incident". If taken to be 108 months prior to November 3, 2017, this could refer to a near exact 108 months, around November 3, 2008, or a more general "November 2017 - 108 months = November 2008" (approximating with mid-November 2008). Putting more weight on the more specific, a weighted calculation would suggest around November 7, 2008. If taken to be 4 months prior to February 25, 2009, this could refer to a near exact 4 months, around October 25, 2008, or a more general "February 2009 - 4 months = October 2008" (approximating with mid-October 2008). Putting more weight on the more specific, a weighted calculation would suggest around October 22, 2008. Taking the average of these two, the "96 months ago" flashback can be placed on October 30, 2008.
Presidential elections in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are not the same as in the real world. For a while it was never outright stated that Obama was president in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but implied from Tony's poster, designed to resemble Obama's, in Iron Man 2, the Obama biography in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the repeated references to him in Luke Cage, that Obama was likely president. Then in the Runaways episode Destiny it was confirmed, as Nico Minoru says, "You guys haven't had date night since the Obama Administration." In December 2012, Aldrich Killian refers to President Ellis and says, "After years dodging the President's ban," implying Ellis has been president for years. Killian is also angry at Ellis' lack of involvement in the Norco incident, "2 years ago." It can also be assumed that Ellis was president when Steve woke in October 2011, as it is shown in Captain America: The Winter Soldier that he is quoted as welcoming Steve back to the world. In April 2015, Grant Ward says in A Fractured House that if his brother Christian were allowed to take him, his trial should then "wrap up right before the midterms". A newspaper in Captain America: Civil War also shows that it is an election year in 2016.
From all of this, it can be assumed that, at least as of 2008, elections in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are every 2 years instead of every 4 years. Therefore, Obama would have been elected in November 2008. In May 2010, during Obama's presidency, Stark has a poster resembling Obama's. Ellis would have been elected in November 2010, and dealt with the December 2010 Norco incident and its aftermath as he came into his presidency. He would then have been president when Steve woke in October 2011, and in late December 2012, during Iron Man 3, he would have been president for 2 years (just about fitting as "years"). Ellis would have been reelected in November 2014, and then the midterms would have been in November 2015, 7 months after Ward's statement. 2016 would then be the next election year, as shown in Captain America: Civil War.
↑In Iron Man: Fast Friends, Tony says, "Two weeks from now I'm scheduled to go to Afghanistan and test a weapon. Tony's weapons test is dated to February 13, 2009, placing this around late January 2009.
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, when Ultron scrolls through images, a "FEB/12/2010" photo is shown of the Mark I armour. The photo could have been taken any time after the Mark I was made, but since the Mark I was only completed in May, this means it cannot be later than May 2009.
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, when Ultron scrolls through images, an old "news archive" story about Iron Man is shown from "20.07.10", including footage of him in Gulmira. This means that the Battle of Gulmira, in November of its year, can be no later than November 2009, for a news report from July 2010 to feature footage from it.
The second half of Iron Man 2, the events of Thor, and the second half of The Incredible Hulk are all set in the same week, known as "Fury's Big Week", as detailed in the The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week comic, on Marvel's timeline, and shown in the films. Iron Man 2 also cannot span more than a few weeks, because:
The Expo is said to only be a year long, and there is "362 days left" on the day of Pepper's hiring and "343 days left" on the day of the Battle at Stark Expo.
Tony jokes that Pepper has only been CEO for "a week" after the Expo fight. Although the "days left" just mentioned shows it has been 19 days, still, it cannot be any longer.
The Monaco incident, which is after Pepper's hiring, is shown on Marvel's timeline to still be 6 months after "I am Iron Man", when the senate meeting before her hiring is also said by Hammer to be "6 months" after the end of Iron Man and the Expo opening before that is shown to be "6 months later" (confirmed by Jon Favreau in DVD commentary to refer to the time since "I am Iron Man"). So, the Monaco incident is definitely within a month of the Expo opening.
The inspired canon The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII comic shows that the ice problem test flight in Iron Man is on or after "Day 1", that the fight in Monaco is between "Day 189" and "Day 199", and that the Battle at Stark Expo in Fury's Big Week is before "Day 199", meaning that the end of Iron Man 2 is still just over 6 months maximum after.
The rate at which Tony's palladium poisoning is increasing means that the film cannot realistically span more than a few weeks anyway.
A 2010 setting is implied for Fury's Big Week by:
The Stark Expo 2010 website saying that the Expo - the first Expo since 1974, the same one shown in the film - begins on "May 7th 2010".
The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique appearing in Iron Man 2, which is a biannual event which was held in May 2010.
Blonsky being known to have been born on "March 1, 1971", as said in a deleted scene, and saying in The Incredible Hulk that he is "39".
Fury saying Steve slept for "almost 70 years" in Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve saying he slept for "70 years" in The Avengers, and then more specific with "65 years" in Spider-Man: Homecoming - overall implying he slept for about 66½-66¾ years. And, having gone into the ice in February 1945, this therefore implying he woke around late 2011, and The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week shows that this is "one year later" after the end of Fury's Big Week.
Natasha saying to Bruce on May 2, 2012, "You've been more than a year without an incident. I don't think you wanna break that streak," when we know he had incidents in Harlem, then a month later in British Columbia (both in The Incredible Hulk), and those incidents were in June and July respectively, meaning they cannot be 2011.
The Iron Man 3 Prelude showing that 10 months before The Avengers, in July 2011, enough time had passed since Iron Man 2 that all of the damage at the Expo had been cleaned up, Stark Tower had been fully planned, the foundations had been laid, and the first few levels had already been constructed.
However, a 2011 setting for Fury's Big Week is implied by:
Fury saying on May 4, 2012 in The Avengers, "Last year, Earth had a visitor from another planet who had a grudge match that levelled a small town," implying the Battle of Puente Antiguo was last year.
The Thor: The Dark World Prelude comic showing Darcy, on May 4, 2012, saying to Jane that "it's been a year", implying it has been a year since Thor left.
Darcy saying in Thor: The Dark World, "He's gonna come back. Except, you know, last time he was gone for like, 2 years," seemingly referring to it being 2 years from him leaving Jane before he returned on November 11, 2013 (but potentially just meaning, "Last time he left you, it was 2 years before he returned to Earth," referring to The Avengers).
The 2011 song Walk by Foo Fighters playing in a bar which Thor and Selvig visit during Thor.
Fury's Big Week is 6 months after "I am Iron Man". This is shown from:
Justin Hammer saying in Iron Man 2, "We all know why we're here. In the last 6 months, Anthony Stark has created a sword with untold possibilities."
Marvel's timeline showing that both the Ambush in Rio de Janeiro (which is shown in The Incredible Hulk to be "17 days" before Banner arrived at Culver University on Day 3 of Fury's Big Week) and the Duel of Monaco (which is days before Fury's Big Week) were 6 months after "I am Iron Man".
Iron Man 2 beginning with "I am Iron Man" and showing a montage of Vanko working, then showing "6 months later", the Stark Expo opening. Jon Favreau confirmed on the DVD commentary that the Vanko montage covers the 6 months, with "6 months later" referring to the time since "I am Iron Man".
Pepper joking in Monaco that Christine Everhart slept with Tony "last year" (which was 9 months before "I am Iron Man").
The inspired canon The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII comic showing about 197 days between the test flight with the icing problem and the Battle at Stark Expo.
So, Iron Man is set in February-November of 2008 or 2009, Fury's Big Week is set in May-June of 2010 or 2011, and Fury's Big Week is 6 months after "I am Iron Man". The best solution possible, to satisfy the most evidence with the most importance, is reasoned out as Iron Man being set from February-November 2009 and Fury's Big Week being set in May-June 2010. To see a full, detailed description, calculation, and explanation of the reasoning, see here.
↑ 220.0220.1220.2220.3220.4220.5220.6220.7Marvel's timeline presents Tony's kidnapping as being 9 months before "I am Iron Man," which is dated to November 25, 2009. In Iron Man, Tony says, "I was in captivity for 3 months," then later, "I was out of town for a couple of months." Iron Man: Security Measures also shows Tony's return as being "3 months later" following the day after his kidnapping. His escape is dated to May 1, 2009. Overall, to best fit these pieces of evidence, his kidnapping is dated to February 13, 2009. From this, the Apogee scene, 36 hours earlier, is on February 11, 2009.
↑In Rabbit Hold, an event is shown from Tandy Bowen's childhood from the same approximate time as the Roxxon incident from February 25, 2009 (see other references). It has to be before the incident, given Nathan is involved, so can be approximated to a week prior, February 25, 2009.
In Call/Response, a poster is up at the Wild Red Hawks for an event on "Friday, Jan. 30". January 30th was a Friday in 2015, though it could just be a much older poster left up for commemorative reasons.
The total evidence for a February 2008 accident and February 2016 present events:
In First Light, security footage of Tyrone stealing the car radio says "2007-04-18". This does not match as any February, though it would make most sense in-universe for it to be February 2008, with the camera clock set back several months by accident due to something like a reset.
In Suicide Sprints, Adina Johnson's vision shows the "missing" dates of her children as being "6/6/08". The closest February is 2008, and this would make sense, for her to still be very anxious about a second child dying 4 months later, and the 6/6/08 actually being the date of her anxiety rather than the date of Billy's death.
In Call/Response, Shadow Selves, and Rabbit Hold, it is shown in obituaries that Billy Johnson was born on "August 1, 1990" and died aged "17", with another obituary in Princeton Offense also saying he was 17. If he were born in August 1990, the February where he was 17 would have been 2008.
In Princeton Offense, Peter Scarborough's Wikipedia page says, "In 2009, after supervising the Roxxon cleanup effort in New Orleans following an oil rig explosion, Scarborough transitioned to a consulting position." This could potentially work with the accident being February 2008, with cleanup in 2008 and then Scarborough moving on in early 2009.
In First Light, a taxi is shown with a "11 17" registration sticker, meaning it should be between November 2015 and November 2017.
In Funhouse Mirrors, Stan Bartlett's license plate says "18". This means that if he just renewed it in the last several weeks, it could be February 2016, with an expiry date in early 2018.
The total evidence for a February 2009 accident and February 2017 present events:
In First Light, Nathan Bowen's work ID is valid from "30MAR08" to "29MAR10".
In Suicide Sprints, Adina Johnson's vision shows Tyrone's date of birth as "8/19/00", although Billy's says "02" which is definitely not his real year of birth, so it can be taken that this is not reliable either. In Call/Response, Season 1, Episode 4, Tyrone say, "My parents look at me like a liar and a thief ever since I was 8. They don't trust me. Not really. You know, ever since that night." If his birthday is indeed August 19, 2000, then the February where he was 8 would be February 2009.
Peter Scarborough's Wikipedia page, as mentioned above, supports 2009 more than it does 2008.
In Princeton Offense, the oil rig schematics are shown to have been on "9/10/2008", suggesting the accident was after September 10, 2008.
Jeph Loeb's statement as mentioned.
As mentioned, Emma Lahana says this is O'Reilly's first case in New Orleans and O'Reilly is still in New York in December 2015 but in New Orleans by August 2017. If she moved in February 2017, this is the only February that fits perfectly since it implied that O'Reilly left during Knight's time away from the force, which began in May 2016.
The "11 17" taxi registration sticker as mentioned.
As mentioned, there is an (unreliable) August 2000 date of birth given for Tyrone in Suicide Sprints. In the same episode, Tyrone mentions that he has known Father Delgado for 3 years, which would suggests he is in February of junior year, meaning he was born 16.4-17.4 years ago, so since it is an August and date of birth and currently February, he would be 16.5. 16.5 years after August 2000 gives February 2017.
In Call/Response, a magazine says, "Currently chairs a committee in 2017."
Stan Bartlett's license plate as mentioned says "18", which means it is between 2016 and 2018.
In Colony Collapse, on Mardi Gras, Scarborough references the surname Rand being a name that means you are known to be rich currently, implying Season 1, Episode 10: The Rands are referred to, suggesting Danny Rand is back in the world. Mardi Gras in 2016 was February 6th, before Danny Rand has returned, so it does not fit with 2016, but would make it February 2017 or 2018.
The basketball state finals occur days before Mardi Gras. The basketball state finals in Louisiana tend to be early March, and 2017 is the year where Mardi Gras is as close as possible to this, on February 28th.
The total evidence for a February 2010 accident and February 2018 present events:
Nathan Bowen's work ID as mentioned.
The oil rig schematic revisions as mentioned.
In First Light, Lush Life by Leo Islo plays in-universe. This song was put online on March 27, 2017, so the only possible February is 2018.
In First Light, Right Now by Vindata plays in-universe. This song was put online on February 22, 2017. This is just 12 days too late to fit with February 2017, so the only possible February is 2018.
Tyrone has a "FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 1st Saturday in May - May 6, 2017" leaflet as mentioned, which could work with 2018 if you assume he just left it up for several months after.
In Suicide Sprints, Adina Johnson has the book Grief Cottage, which was released August 2017, so the only possible February is 2018.
As mentioned, there is an (unreliable) August 2000 date of birth given for Tyrone in Suicide Sprints. In Rabbit Hold, it is shown on a poster and stated that Tyrone is "18". The October where he would be 18 would be October 2018, making Season 1 February 2018.
In Princeton Offense, O'Reilly looks at narcotics arrest files that she describes as being from "about 8 years ago", and the files on screen are from "02/18/2010", suggesting this is February 2018.
In Princeton Offense, news stories from "hours ago" are real life news stories from September 2017. This does not work for any February, though if it has to suggest one it would be February 2018, because at least those stories have happened by then.
Stan Bartlett's license plate as mentioned says "18", which works so long as the plate was registered between February and December 2016.
In Ghost Stories, Tyrone's phone says "Thursday, October 5". October 5th was a Thursday in 2017, and was the day of filming. This does not work for any February, though if it has to suggest one it would be February 2018, because it is more likely if the phone has the wrong date that it would be a past date, not a future one, if the phone was accidentally reset or something similar.
Scarborough's reference to the Rands as mentioned.
In Alignment Chart, an obituary for Kenneth Fuchs says, "Fuchs, aged 32, passed away on February 11, 2018."
Overall, when weighing up the value of each piece of evidence and the specificity and making compromises, February 2009/2017 comes out as the strongest option.
↑ 234.0234.1234.2234.3234.4234.5In Iron Man, when Pepper Potts watches the television the day after Tony Stark's return conference, the screen shows the date "May 4, 2008". While this full date is impossible (see other references) following evidence putting it in 2009, the May 4th part of the date works, if simply applied to 2009 (the best-fitting year for the events of Iron Man) instead of 2008 - like in Iron Man 3, where the prop date is right, but the year is one off. Tony's return from Afghanistan in May 2009 revolves around this May 4th date.
↑ 237.0237.1237.2237.3237.4237.5237.6237.7237.8237.9In Iron Man, there are several scenes set across the 6 months (Tony returns "3 months" after his capture, which Marvel's timeline shows is 9 months before the end of the film) between Tony Stark's return press conference and the test flight involving the icing problem. With Tony Stark's return press conference dated to May 3, 2009, and the test flight involving the icing problem dated to November 15, 2009, these scenes are distributed through these 6 months.
↑ 244.0244.1244.2The The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII comic shows that its "Day 189" is just before Tony leaves for the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, and "Day 199" is a little while after the Battle at Stark Expo. With the Grand Prix dated to May 23, 2010 (see other references), this would imply that "Day 189" is May 22, 2010, fitting with "Day 199" being June 1, 2010, the day after the battle. This would then put "Day 1", shown to be the day of the test flight with the icing problem, on November 15, 2009, which lines up perfectly with the fact that Iron Man presents the party the following day as being November 16, 2009, and then "I am Iron Man" being November 25, 2009 (see other references). The comic does contain recounts of the Battle of Gulmira and the Duel of Los Angeles on "Day 23" and "Day 30" respectively, but unlike with the test flight and the Duel of Monaco, shown actually playing out, they only appear as recounts. Because of the strong evidence putting the films in their November and May placements, this should not affect the timeline, but instead just be considered as Tony recounting those events during December, allowing the timeline to work out perfectly.
↑ 245.00245.01245.02245.03245.04245.05245.06245.07245.08245.09245.10245.11245.12245.13245.14245.15245.16245.17245.18245.19In Iron Man, the second half of the film is set over several days in November 2009. This comes from the fact that on the day of the senate meeting in Iron Man 2, May 8, 2010, it is said to have been 6 months since Iron Man surfaced, and Marvel's timeline shows that the Ambush in Rio de Janeiro, May 14, 2009, and the Duel of Monaco, May 23, 2010, are 6 months since "I am Iron Man". Together, these three would put "I am Iron Man" around November 15, 2009. At the party where Tony dances with Pepper and Tony discovers Obadiah has gone behind his back, Coulson arranges a meeting for "the 24th." He then shows up for the meeting as Pepper escapes with the USB with Obadiah's information, the day of the Duel of Los Angeles. "I am Iron Man" is the day after, putting it on the 25th of its month. The closest 25th to November 15, 2009 is November 25, 2009, which also works as 6 months before May 2010 by the general math of "November 2009 + 6 months = May 2010". The party scene has to be within October 25-November 22, 2009, as these are the only dates on which Coulson simply saying "the 24th" fits as November 24th. On the night of the party, Tony checks his watch before he leaves. While it does not give a month, it shows the date as Thursday 16th. The Thursday might not line up, but the 16th lines up perfectly, being November 16th. This lines up perfectly with the The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII comic. It has been established that its "Day 189" was May 22, 2010, as Tony left for Monaco, and its "Day 199" was June 1, 2010, the day after the Battle at Stark Expo. This would put its "Day 1", which is shown to be the day of the test flight, on November 15, 2009, lining up as the day before the party on the 16th, as it presented in the film.
↑In the Black Panther Prelude, it is shown that "mere hours" after Tony Stark announced himself as Iron Man, which is dated to November 25, 2009, T'Chaka has a conversation with his son in which he mentions that T'Challa has had the role for "a week". This places his adoption of the role around November 18, 2009.
↑ 250.0250.1250.2250.3250.4250.5250.6250.7250.8250.9There are several comics set in the months between Iron Man and Iron Man 2. Iron Man 2: Phil Coulson: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. is shown to be set on the day of "I am Iron Man", November 25, 2009. Iron Man 2: Black Widow: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. is shown to be set in the several days preceding her first meeting Tony Stark in Iron Man 2, during May 2010 (May 12-21, 2010). The 2012 official MCU timeline places Tony Stark talking to Thaddeus Ross in Iron Man 2: Public Identity "3 months" after "I am Iron Man" on November 25, 2009. This can be taken as specifically around February 25, 2010, or more generally as "February 2010 - November 2009 = 3 months", meaning any point in February 2010, approximately February 14-15, 2010. Overall, it can be calculated, putting more weight on the specifics, that that is most likely February 22, 2010. This places the comic as February 17-23, 2010. The final official canon comic in this time period is Iron Man 2: Nick Fury: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.. It is set in the period between Iron Man/Iron Man 2: Phil Coulson: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Man 2/Iron Man 2: Black Widow: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and was released before Iron Man 2: Public Identity, so should be set between Iron Man/Iron Man 2: Phil Coulson: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Man 2: Public Identity, between November 25, 2009 and February 17, 2010, therefore approximately January 6, 2010. Next, there are "inspired canon" comics to be placed, using the already-established canon comics as markers to place them between due to the fact that by their nature, they should be extricable from canon and therefore not affect the placements of official canon instalments. Iron Man 2: Security Breach is set in the period between Iron Man movies and was released before Iron Man 2: Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., so should be set between Iron Man/Iron Man 2: Phil Coulson: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Man 2: Nick Fury: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., between November 25, 2009 and January 6, 2010, therefore approximately December 16, 2009. Iron Man: Limited Edition was released after Iron Man 2: Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and before Iron Man 2: Public Identity, so should be set in that period, between January 6, 2010 and February 17, 2010, therefore approximately January 27, 2010. Iron Man Royal Purple Custom Comic and Iron Man 2: Fist of Iron are set in the period between Iron Man movies and was released after Iron Man 2: Public Identity, so should be set between Iron Man 2: Public Identity and Iron Man 2/Iron Man 2: Black Widow: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., between February 23, 2010 and May 7, 2010, therefore approximately March 20, 2010 and April 13, 2010 respectively. Finally, there is Iron Man: Will Online Evils Prevail? to be placed, using the already-established comics as markers to place it between due to the fact that it has information contradicting canon so is likely fully non-canon and thus should be further extricable from the timeline. It was released after Iron Man 2: Security Breach and before Iron Man 2: Nick Fury: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., so should be set in that period, between December 16, 2009 and January 6, 2010. This would give approximately December 25-28, 2009, but to avoid Christmas, it can be placed slightly later - December 27-30, 2009. Overall, this gives:
November 25, 2009 - Iron Man 2: Phil Coulson: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
December 16, 2009 - Iron Man 2: Security Breach
December 27-30, 2009 - Iron Man: Will Online Evils Prevail?
January 6, 2010 - Iron Man 2: Nick Fury: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
January 27, 2010 - Iron Man: Limited Edition
February 17-23, 2010 - Iron Man 2: Public Identity
March 20, 2010 - Iron Man Royal Purple Custom Comic
April 13, 2010 - Iron Man 2: Fist of Iron
May 12-21, 2010 - Iron Man 2: Black Widow: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This also places the "three months ago" scene from Iron Man Royal Purple Custom Comic on approximately December 18, 2009.
↑In The Writing on the Wall, it is said on the reasoned date of March 16, 2015 that Rebecca Stevens was said to have died "5 years ago." This would place her supposed death around April 21, 2010. It can be assumed that the trials began around a month before this, approximately March 19, 2010, and that the preparations on Project T.A.H.I.T.I. would have begun around 3 months prior to that, approximately December 18, 2009.