Starring: John Barrowman , Eve Myles , Mekhi Phifer
Directed by: Bharat Nalluri
Produced by: Kelly A. Manners
Written by: Russell T Davies
Torchwood HQ is gone, but the need for Captain Jack (John Barrowman) and Gwen (Eve Myles) is greater than ever to solve the mystery of why people have suddenly stopped dying. Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Mekhi Phifer (ER, 8 Mile) also star in Torchwood's first stateside season, seen last summer on Starz. All 10 episodes. Many Extras.
Item Number: 16535
• Audio Commentary
• Character Profiles
• Special Effects feature
• Behind the Scenes special
• iTunes intros
• Torchwood motion comic "Web of Lies"
John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Desperate Housewives) and Eve Myles (Doctor Who, Little Dorrit) are joined by stars Mekhi Phifer (ER, Lie to Me) and Bill Pullman (While You Were Sleeping, Independence Day) for a new heart-pounding season of Torchwood. When convicted child killer Oswald Danes (Pullman) miraculously survives his own execution, the footage holds America transfixed. And then everyone realizes that nobody is dying. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next. People keep aging -- they get hurt and sick -- but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It's said that in four month's time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can't be a natural event - someone's got to be behind it. It's a race against time as CIA agent Rex Matheson (Phifer) investigates a secret British institution named Torchwood that seems to hold the answers, and finds only two surviving members: Gwen Cooper (Myles), who has retreated to a remote Welsh hideaway with her new family, and the mysterious, brilliant Captain Jack Harkness (Barrowman). But soon they all find themselves in the same fight against the greatest threat humanity has ever known - humanity itself.
Episode 1 - The New World When everyone in the world stops dying, the CIA is alerted by a single word: Torchwood. Agent Rex Matheson is impaled in a car crash, and miraculously survives, while his Analyst, Esther Drummond, sets out to discover what Torchwood is. Far away, in Wales, Gwen Cooper lives in hiding with her husband Rhys and daughter Anwen - she's the last surviving Torchwood member and is determined to stay hidden. In Kentucky, convicted murderer Oswald Danes survives his own execution. And when Esther meets the mysterious Captain Jack Harkness, assassins are activated to kill them all...
Episode 2 - Rendition Rex takes the Torchwood team back to the USA. But when Esther reveals to her Section Chief, Brian Friedkin, that she's part of Rex's rendition, she finds the CIA turning against her, and has to go on the run. Oswald tries to enjoy his newfound freedom, and meets the mysterious Jilly Kitzinger. Rex's surgeon, Dr Vera Juarez, joins the Washington D.C. medical panels, to investigate the Miracle, where the scientists discover that mankind is immortal but still ageing. And on the plane, Captain Jack is poisoned - it's a life or death struggle to save him, but who can be trusted?
Episode 3 - Dead of Night The new Torchwood team of Jack, Gwen, Rex and Esther swings into action - and they discover that an international pharmaceutical company called PhiCorp had advance warning of the Miracle. But when the team splits up in acrimony, Rex turns to Vera for solace, while Gwen finds out more about Esther's family history. Oswald succumbs to Jilly's charms and is taken in to meet the PhiCorp executives - at the same time as Gwen enters the building on a secret mission. And Jack's focus on Oswald precipitates him towards a deadly meeting...
Episode 4 - Escape to LA The Torchwood team arrives in California, to plan a major raid on PhiCorp headquarters. But a lethal stranger known only as the Gentleman is following them. Oswald finds his freedom threatened by a new media rival, as Ellis Hartley Monroe's ‘Dead Is Dead' campaign gains strength. But when Esther's intervention in her sister's life spirals out of control, she sets in motion a chain of events which threatens to expose Torchwood, and puts Jack and Gwen's lives in danger, as the Gentleman takes immediate and violent action...
Episode 5 - The Categories of Life Vera travels to Los Angeles to join the Torchwood team, as governments across the world swing into action with the new Category System. Gwen flies home to the UK, to save her father and infiltrate the UK healthcare camp, while Rex, Vera and Esther go undercover at the San Pedro Facility. But a deadly trap is closing around them all - while Jack tries desperately to make Oswald Danes change his message to the world, the other members of Torchwood discover the awful truth behind the Category System. But are they too late..?
Episode 6 - The Middle Men Gwen is trapped inside the UK Overflow Camp, with her father's existence hanging in the balance. And across the Atlantic, Rex is determined to get his secret out - but when Colin Maloney's men capture him, only Esther can save him from a fate worse than death. When Jack tracks down and confronts PhiCorp's Chief Executive, he discovers that the conspiracy is more vast and complicated than he ever imagined.
Episode 7 - Immortal Sins Gwen is faced with a terrible decision - she must choose between her family and Jack. When the assassins strike in the UK, to hold Rhys and baby Anwen hostage, their demand is simple: Bring us Jack. Gwen has no choice but to deceive Rex and Esther, and make Jack her prisoner. She then travels through the night with him, on a long, dark journey of the soul, during which both have to face terrible truths about themselves. But if the key to these events depends on Jack's history, then what part of the Captain's long life holds the key..?
Episode 8 - End of the Road In a mansion in Montana, the Torchwood team makes an amazing discovery. But as Olivia Colasanto explains her family history, and the origin of the Miracle, the CIA is closing in - with Brian Friedkin determined to stop Rex before he can expose Brian's corruption. In Texas, Oswald Danes finds that his media empire is short-lived as Jilly activates Category Zero. And the Montana mansion swiftly becomes a trap - when Section Chief Shapiro arrives, Gwen finds herself thrown out of the USA, leaving Jack alone and in terrible danger.
Episode 9 - The Gathering As the stock markets collapse, the world is plunged into recession, and the Torchwood team is splintered, defeated and scattered across the world. In Wales, Gwen must take fierce action to fight for her father's survival, while far away, Jack and Esther stay in hiding, to prepare their last, desperate weapon. Rex uses the might of the CIA to fight the Three Families, but the team soon realizes that Oswald Danes holds all the cards. A terrible alliance begins, which will send them all on a final mission to save the world.
Episode 10 - The Blood Line The battle lines are drawn. As Torchwood take their places in a final attempt to find the mysterious Blessing, the enemy is waiting for them. Traitors take action at the CIA to leave Rex stranded and alone, while Jack and Gwen must strike a bargain with the devil himself in order to survive. But as Jilly Kitzinger rises in the ranks of the Three Families to discover the truth behind Miracle Day, it seems that the Torchwood team will have to make a terrible sacrifice for the sake of the entire human race...
|Captain Jack||---||John Barrowman|
|Gwen Cooper||---||Eve Myles|
|Rex Matheson||---||Mekhi Phifer|
|Esther Drummond||---||Alexa Havins|
|Vera Juarez||---||Arlene Tur|
|Oswald Danes||---||Bill Pullman|
Directed by Bharat Nalluri
Written by Russell T. Davies
Created by Russell T Davies
Produced by Kelly A. Manners
Executive Produced by Julie Gardner, Russell T. Davies
Original Music by Murray Gold
Cinematography by Nathaniel Goodman
Film Editing by Hunter M. Via
Costume Design by Shawna Trpcic
"Bigger and bolder, louder and more ambitious. More fabulous"
"Russell T Davies's larky writing continues to shine... the trans-Atlantic locations are better and the special effects bigger"
"The bigger budget means it is not just the special effects that are now on a par with Hollywood blockbusters - their co-stars are too"
"If you watch the first hour and don't find yourself hooked, check your wrist - you may not have a pulse"
San Francisco Chronicle
"Gripping and tantalising"
Sydney Morning Herald
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