Dick Tracy Storyline Map
December 26, 2015 to April 6, 2016 (105 days)
Tracy gets together with two international detective friends to track down X-Ray Specs and his girlfriend Spicy Condiment who are facilitating a wave of crime with glasses stolen from Smith Industries. A mini-story on the wedding of Mole is also incorporated.
The first act introduces the main villains, X-Ray Specs and Spicy Condiment, and Tracy's two collaborators, Francisco Wunbrow and Porfiry Ivanov. Specs' quest to relieve his migraines becomes a quest for riches once he discovers glasses with a remarkable ability. December 26, 2015 to January 9, 2016 (15 days)
Spicy thinks that their good situation would be better if they set out on their own. They could get rich even faster and nobody would push them around. Act 2 mainly follows the point of view of Specs and Spicy, except for a stop at the detectives conference. January 10 to January 23, 2016 to (14 days)
The three detectives form a team to stop Specs' crime wave in its track before it spreads to Cuba. Act 3 is mainly concerned with the point of view of the detectives. January 24 to February 13, 2016 (21 days)
In Act 4, scenes bounce back and forth between Tracy's viewpoint and the viewpoint of our main villains, Specs and Spicy. The goal of the detectives is to track down Specs and Spicy. The goal of Specs and Spicy (following Mendoza's plan) is to kill the detectives so they can continue with their plan to get rich. February 14 to March 7, 2016 (23 days)
In the final act, the detectives are again separated from Specs and Spicy, so we alternate between the two viewpoints again until they come together again in the climax and everything is resolved. March 8 to April 6, 2016 (30 days, including 7 days for Mole's wedding)