In the last part of The Sarah Jane Adventures series one, after setting up the characters and their personalities, the alien invaders test Ms. Smith and her friends on a personal level. In "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?" Maria finds herself the only one who can remember her new friend one morning, and must set out on her own to figure out how to bring Sarah Jane back and save the world. In the next story, "The Lost Boy," everything the characters have come to depend on is changed, and there are some developments I didn't see coming and that were very surprising. Looking forward to series two, The Sarah Jane Adventures has proved itself a great series on its own, complementary to Doctor Who and Torchwood in their exploration of different aspects of alien life in relation to the human experience.