PRT: Department Sixty-Four is set during this period.
Weaver, newly eighteen and free of her legal restrictions is heading to Brockton Bay and reviewing footage from her previous Endbringer fight attendances. When a worried Tecton calls asking if she is going to join the Protectorate like he did she repairs and agrees.
Walking around the town Weaver sees what has changed, pays her respects to fallen teammates, and eventually meets with all her surviving friends.
The reunion falls apart when it turns out Jack is back.
- The Timeskip is arguably the most criticized element of Worm.
- The Timeskip covers two years, 2011-2013, so some readers find it jarring. Prior shifts in time skipped a month at most.
- The once far-off apocalypse becomes uncomfortably close very quickly, ramping up tension at an uneven, jerky rate.
- A significant jump forward raises questions like, “Has [character/situation] changed in this time?” and “If so, what prompted the change?” Most readers want direct accounts of these kinds of events, not accounts based on hindsight.
- Tohu and Bohu are indirectly introduced via archival footage. This contrasts with the other Endbringers’ introductions, which feature Taylor and other characters reacting and learning about the monsters in “real-time.” As a result, readers have limited perception of The Twins’ capabilities until reading about them in action later.
- Taylor spends far more time with the Chicago Wards than with the Undersiders; however, it doesn’t feel that way to readers because more chapters were devoted to Taylor’s life and relationships with the Undersiders.
- According to a 2013 comment by Wildbow, the Timeskip may be retconned with a series of Interlude arcs to chronicle the change in time.