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Toshiko Sato (Character)
from "Torchwood" (2006)

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"Torchwood: Day One (#1.2)" (2006)
Toshiko Sato: You've got a boyfriend?
Gwen Cooper: Yeah. You?
Toshiko Sato: Haven't got time with this job.
Gwen Cooper: What about you?
Owen Harper: You gotta be joking. I can get all the grief I need here.
Gwen Cooper: None of you have partners?
Owen Harper: Just you.
Gwen Cooper: I'm not being rude or anything- well, maybe I am, but- how do you switch off from all this? What do you do to relax?
Owen Harper: I torture people in happy relationships.

Owen Harper: 119 suspects - this things supposed to give us one clear match.
Toshiko Sato: The CCTV was too low-res. Enlarge it and it breaks up, which means the software can't function properly.
Ianto Jones: It's narrowed it down, I can check through the others. You know, the old-fashioned way - with my eyes?

Gwen Cooper: I don't know anything.
Owen Harper: Not who he is, not where he's from, not anything. Except... him being gay.
Gwen Cooper: No he's not. really, do you think?
Toshiko Sato: Owen does, I don't.
Ianto Jones: And I don't care.
Owen Harper: Period military is not the dress code of a straight man.
Gwen Cooper: I think it suits him. Sort of classic.
Toshiko Sato: Exactly! I've watched him in action, he'll shag anything if it's gorgeous enough.
Gwen Cooper: We know he's from America, right?
Owen Harper: Don't even know that for sure.
Toshiko Sato: No US citizen by the name of Jack Harkness born in the last fifty years.
Gwen Cooper: Maybe his identity's classified.
Ianto Jones: Used to be something big in the CIA, that's what I reckon.
Gwen Cooper: He must have his reasons for wanting to keep things secret.
Owen Harper: Sure he has. Doesn't stop me from wanting to know.

Captain Jack Harkness: [watching CCTV] Wow.
Toshiko Sato: My God!
Gwen Cooper: He just...
Captain Jack Harkness: Came and went.
Owen Harper: Now that's how I'd like to go.
Toshiko Sato: I'm sure we could arrange it.

Gwen Cooper: So what's that supposed to do?
Captain Jack Harkness: I'm using satellite tracking data to determine the inward trajectory of the meteorite.
Toshiko Sato: He means he's trying to find out where its come from.
Captain Jack Harkness: Hey, sometimes a little techno-babble is good for the soul.

"Torchwood: Greeks Bearing Gifts (#1.7)" (2006)
Toshiko Sato: So, I'm shagging a woman and an alien.
Mary: Which is worse?
Toshiko Sato: I know which one my parents would say.

Gwen Cooper: Amanda Burton here has just finished the postmortem.
Owen Harper: Okay, I can explain.
Gwen Cooper: [cutting Owen off] As you may remember, Owen said said this was a woman killed by a single gunshot.
Owen Harper: I'd have been there in like a minute.
Gwen Cooper: Since then he has had to tweak some of his initial conclusions. The first being that this is not, in fact, a woman, but a man!
Owen Harper: A young man. A very girly man!
Gwen Cooper: But still, ultimately, a man. Then there was the cause of death. Owen said, GSW.
[makes a buzzer sound]
Gwen Cooper: The correct answer was...
Owen Harper: Unidentified trauma, but...
Toshiko Sato: Unidentified trauma?
Gwen Cooper: You see it in RTAs, when something like a post or steering column goes into the body at high velocity. However, the one thing that could be ruled out was...
Owen Harper: [sighing heavily] Gunshot wound.
Gwen Cooper: [smacking the railing with delight] Gunshot wound! So tell me, was there any part of your prognosis that was correct?
Owen Harper: I got that it was a... skeleton.
Gwen Cooper: [pointing dramatically] Yes you did! Yes you did!
Owen Harper: [as Tosh and Jack walk away] You've just passed the point of no return.
Gwen Cooper: [talking over Owen] Where did you train? Where did you train?
Owen Harper: I trained at...
Gwen Cooper: Did you train?
Owen Harper: Look...
Gwen Cooper: [off-screen as Jack and Tosh enter another room] Absolutely useless.

Toshiko Sato: I think my desk is on fire!
[Gwen and Owen pay no attention whatsoever]

Owen Harper: [Gestures to a hole in a skeleton's rib cage] That remind you of anything?
Toshiko Sato: Um, that bit in _Alien_ where that thing bursts out of John Hurt?
Owen Harper: Mmm, I'm sorry, I should have been more specific. Does that remind you of anything helpful?

"Torchwood: Exit Wounds (#2.13)" (2008)
Toshiko Sato: Okay. So if you're seeing this I guess it means I'm well, dead. I hope it was impressive, not crossing the road or an incident with a toaster. I just wanted to say, it's okay. It really is. Jack, you saved me. You showed me all the wonders of the universe and all those possibilities and I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Thank you. And Owen, you never knew, I love you, all of you. And I hope I did good.

Owen Harper: I'm gonna rage my way to oblivion!
Toshiko Sato: Please don't.
Owen Harper: Give me one good reason why I shouldn't keep bloody screaming.
Toshiko Sato: Because you're breaking my heart.
Owen Harper: I'm sorry.

Cowled Leader: Devils! Blasphemers! Pray to your heathen god, while in the Lord's name, we cast out!
[Ianto and Tosh look at each other, pull out their guns, and fire. The three cowled figures fall to the floor dead]
Ianto Jones: There we are, then.
Toshiko Sato: Sorted.

Owen Harper: We never did get that date, did we? You and me? We sort of missed each other. It was my fault. I didn't - I didn't notice until it was too late. I'm sorry.
Toshiko Sato: Me, too.

"Torchwood: Captain Jack Harkness (#1.12)" (2007)
Toshiko Sato: This period. You look like you fit in. Have you been here before?
Captain Jack Harkness: Yeah. I can't explain but I served in the war in 1941. I was undercover; I needed a false identity so I took... his name.
Toshiko Sato: Who were you before you took his name?
[Jack doesn't answer]
Toshiko Sato: Why him?
Captain Jack Harkness: It was convenient.
Toshiko Sato: But if you chose his identity to steal, then he...
Toshiko Sato: Dies. In battle.
Toshiko Sato: When?
Captain Jack Harkness: Tomorrow.

Toshiko Sato: Why does that man have your name? I'm lost enough here without you holding back on me.
Captain Jack Harkness: It's not my name. It's his. I took his. But I didn't realise he was... so hot.
Toshiko Sato: Jack!
Captain Jack Harkness: I know too much.
Toshiko Sato: Then share.
Captain Jack Harkness: You wouldn't want that. Trust me.

[Jack and Tosh walk into the ballroom of the Ritz dance-hall]
Captain Jack Harkness: Wow. Look at the chandelier. No neon lights back then. Just dashing young soldiers and pretty young ladies.
[Jack grabs Toshiko and starts dancing with her]
Captain Jack Harkness: And as they dance, the girls would look into their partner's eyes, smile softly and say...
Toshiko Sato: [as Jack spins her] Jack! Mind my laptop!
Captain Jack Harkness: I was thinking more along the lines of, "and how long before you head off to war?"

Toshiko Sato: Who were you?
Captain Jack Harkness: A conman. That's why I took his name, falsified his records so it seemed he was still alive
Toshiko Sato: How did you end up in Torchwood?
Captain Jack Harkness: Someone saved my life, brought me back from death, and ever since then it's been like... they're keeping me for something and I don't know what it is. I'm sorry for dragging you into this.
Toshiko Sato: It was my choice.
Captain Jack Harkness: I'll look after you.
[pauses; his voice breaks]
Captain Jack Harkness: But there's nothing I can do for him.

"Torchwood: Something Borrowed (#2.9)" (2008)
[Banana Boat, Rhys's best man, sees Tosh, all dressed up, carrying a large package into the lobby]
Banana: Whoa!
Banana: All right, luv? You got a big box. Do you want a hand with that?
Tosh: No, thank you. I'm fine.
Banana: Are you goin' to the wedding?
Tosh: I'm a friend of Gwen's
Banana: I'm Banana.
[points to loud yellow cravat]
Banana: Suppose you can tell why.
Tosh: You come up in spots and go soft quickly?

[Tosh walks in wearing a dress for Gwen's wedding]
Owen Harper: Woo, woo, look at you.
Tosh: Do you like it?
Owen Harper: Drop dead gorgeous, Tosh. And I think I speak with some authority.

Gwen Cooper: [about marriage] You know, Tosh, it'll happen for you, one day. There's always Owen.
Tosh: I don't think so. "In sickness and in health, till death do us part"? That's going to sound like a bad joke, isn't it?

Banana: So do you fancy a little drink later?
Tosh: I'm sorry. I'm intolerant to vasoactive amines.
Banana: Huh?
Tosh: Bananas make me vomit.

"Torchwood: Sleeper (#2.2)" (2008)
Toshiko Sato: [as Captain Jack takes an alien artifact out of a box] You said we weren't allowed to use that again.
Captain Jack Harkness: It's just a mind probe.
Ianto Jones: Remember what happened the last time you used it?
Captain Jack Harkness: That was different. That species has extremely high blood pressure.
Ianto Jones: All right, their heads must explode all the time.
Gwen Cooper: Jack, we can't do this. What if you're wrong? If she is human, it'll kill her.
Captain Jack Harkness: I'm not wrong. We have to find out what she is.
Toshiko Sato: Take it easy, Jack. Stop at the first sign of trouble.
Ianto Jones: Or the first sign of exploding.

Toshiko Sato: No, I can't just hook something up! The entire telephone network is down.
Owen Harper: What about a mobile connection?
Toshiko Sato: [slowly] The. Entire. Telephone. Network. Is down!
Ianto Jones: Mobiles, landlines, tin cans with bits of string, everything, absolutely everything: no phones, phones all broken.
[holds up hand in imitation of telephone]
Ianto Jones: Hello? Anyone there? No! Cause the phones aren't working!

Toshiko Sato: [hacking into a military database] Come on, guys, that wasn't even difficult. You disappoint me.
Ianto Jones: It's almost obscene what you do to security systems.

"Torchwood: Ghost Machine (#1.3)" (2006)
Captain Jack Harkness: This kid, Bernie. Where does he live?
Toshiko Sato: Splott.
Owen Harper: Splott?
Ianto Jones: I believe estate agents pronounce it, 'Sploe'.

Toshiko Sato: The little boy? You said there was a name on the card around his neck?
Gwen Cooper: Flanagan. Tom Erasmus Flanagan.
Captain Jack Harkness: Unusual name, that'll help. Run a full check. Births, marriages, deaths. Criminal records, passports. However long it takes, wherever he is, we'll find him.
Owen Harper: Found him. Flanagan, Thomas Erasmus. 74 Bryneiron Terrace, Butetown.
Owen Harper: He's in the phone book.

Toshiko Sato: Hi. I'm looking for Bernie. Is he in?
Bernie's Mum: Friends of his, are you?
Toshiko Sato: Yes. I'm from...
Bernie's Mum: Well, I'm his mother and he's a robbing little bastard who's not setting a foot in this house till he pays me the fifty quid he owes me!
[Bernie's mum slams the door on them]

"Torchwood: Combat (#1.11)" (2006)
Captain Jack Harkness: Help me with the body.
Crazy Frog ringtone: [to a beat] A ding ding ding ding dididing ding bing bing pscht
Toshiko Sato: Is that his?
Crazy Frog ringtone: Dorhrm bom bom / Bom bedom bom bum ba ba
Captain Jack Harkness: You don't think I'd choose that ringtone.
Crazy Frog ringtone: Bom bedom bom bum ba ba
[Jack fishes through body's pockets to fine the phone]
Crazy Frog ringtone: Bouuuuum bom bom / Bouuuuum bom bom / Bom be barbedarm beda
Toshiko Sato: Don't answer it.
Crazy Frog ringtone: Bbrrrrrimm bbrrrrramm bbbrrrrrrrrr...
Captain Jack Harkness: [Jack flips open phone, silencing the ringtone] Hello?

Captain Jack Harkness: [Looking into Weevil cage] That leaves us one option. Okay Janet. Time for a trip out.
Toshiko Sato: You call it Janet?
Captain Jack Harkness: Barbara just never seemed right.

Toshiko Sato: You want to release a Weevil in the middle of Cardiff?
Captain Jack Harkness: Not exactly in the middle, a little to the side.

"Torchwood: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (#2.1)" (2008)
Owen Harper: What are we gonna do when we catch it?
Toshiko Sato: Jack would know.
Owen Harper: Yeah, well Jack's not here, is he. Jack's disappeared. Fat lot of good Jack is.

Gwen Cooper: You left us, Jack!
Captain Jack Harkness: [sigh] I know, I'm sorry.
Gwen Cooper: We knew nothing, Jack!
Toshiko Sato: Where were you?
Captain Jack Harkness: [smiles] I found my Doctor.
Owen Harper: Did he fix you?
Captain Jack Harkness: What's to fix? You don't mess with this level of perfection.
Ianto Jones: [softly] Are you going back to him?
Captain Jack Harkness: I came back for you.
Captain Jack Harkness: All of you.

Toshiko Sato: You said this was a dying woman's request.
Captain John Hart: Yeah, she was dying - I shot her.

"Torchwood: Meat (#2.4)" (2008)
Owen Harper: So the protein chains are regenerating despite the mutilation, so not only is it replenishing its own flesh, but it's increasing it, giving them a brand new meat supply.
Gwen Cooper: It will last them for years, then.
Toshiko Sato: If we understood how it worked, we could feed the whole world!
Ianto Jones: [deadpan] We could release a single!

Ianto Jones: Well, this is unprecedented. The fiancé finding out.
Toshiko Sato: Mainly because we're all sad and single.

"Torchwood: Adam (#2.5)" (2008)
Ianto Jones: I'll have a look in the diary. I like to log the interesting stuff.
Toshiko Sato: You write about artefacts in your diary?
Ianto Jones: Among other things.

[Jack has put his team into a trance-like state and asked them to try and rediscover their real selves]
Gwen Cooper: [about Rhys] I love him. But not in the way I love you.
Captain Jack Harkness: [gives Gwen a RetCon pill] Take this.
Toshiko Sato: Knowing there has to be more to life than this. Knowing I'm special. Waiting for someone to see it.
Captain Jack Harkness: I saw it.
Owen Harper: You save one life, a hundred lives, but it's never enough. Who'll save me?
Captain Jack Harkness: I will.
Ianto Jones: Coming here, it gave me meaning again. You.
[Jack kisses Ianto]

"Torchwood: To the Last Man (#2.3)" (2008)
[last lines]
Toshiko Sato: He trusted me. Right to the end.
Owen Harper: Because you were strong. All of this is still here, because of you.
Toshiko Sato: Because of Tommy. Let's hope we're worth it.

Tommy Brockless: What did he tell you? What happens to me?
Toshiko Sato: He said you went to France. Then what? Do they find my body?
Tommy Brockless: Then what? Do they find my body?
[Tosh nods]
Tommy Brockless: That's something.

"Torchwood: Small Worlds (#1.5)" (2006)
Toshiko Sato: [showing photos of "fairies"] This is the youngest girl, and the girl's cousin.
Ianto Jones: I blame it on magic mushrooms.
Captain Jack Harkness: What you do in your own time is none of our business.

Captain Jack Harkness: We know the dead man was a convicted pedophile. Used to hang around schools.
Gwen Cooper: But why the petals in his mouth?
Captain Jack Harkness: Just a bit of fun on their part.
Gwen Cooper: [referring to the victim thrashing on the CCTV footage] You call that fun?
Captain Jack Harkness: That's the way these creatures like to do things: they play games, they torment, and then kill.
Gwen Cooper: Why?
Captain Jack Harkness: As a punishment, or a warning to others. They protect their own, the chosen ones. Somehow, children and the spirit world, they go together.
Toshiko Sato: So how do we stop them?
Captain Jack Harkness: First, we have to find out who they want. And we can't trap them. They have control of the elements: fire, water, the air that we breathe. They can drag that air right out of our bodies. Sometimes I think they're part Mara.
Toshiko Sato: Mara?
Captain Jack Harkness: Kind of malignant wraiths. It's where the word "nightmare" came from. They suffocate people in their sleep.
[telephone rings, snapping Gwen's attention away]

"Torchwood: Everything Changes (#1.1)" (2006)
Gwen Cooper: He was murdered.
Toshiko Sato: Yeah.
Gwen Cooper: And you covered it up?
Toshiko Sato: It's my job.

Owen Harper: Shit. I said it was stupid, telling him he was dead.
Toshiko Sato: Well, you try it!
Owen Harper: Trust me, like that's going to work!
Captain Jack Harkness: Told the last corpse he was injured. He wasted the whole two minutes screaming for an ambulance.

"Doctor Who: Aliens of London (#1.4)" (2005)
Dr. Sato: [Dr. Sato and The Doctor are examining the pig-alien] I just assumed that's what aliens looked like. But you're saying it's an ordinary pig. From Earth.
The Doctor: More like a mermaid. Victorian showman used to draw the crowds by taking the skull of a cat, gluing it to a fish and calling it a mermaid. Now, someone's taken a pig, opened up its brain, stuck bits on and they've strapped it in that ship, made it dive-bomb. It must have been terrified. They've taken this animal and turned it into a joke.
Dr. Sato: So, it's a fake. A pretend, like the mermaid. But the technology augmenting its brain... it's like nothing on Earth. It's alien. Aliens are faking aliens. Why would they do that? Doctor?
[Dr. Sato turns round and the Doctor has disappeared]

"Torchwood: A Day in the Death (#2.8)" (2008)
Owen Harper: Tosh, I'm scared. I'm scared that if I close my eyes, I'll get trapped. In the darkness.
Toshiko Sato: I'm here.

"Torchwood: Fragments (#2.12)" (2008)
Toshiko Sato: Who are you?
Captain Jack Harkness: Nobody. I don't exist... and for a man of my charisma, that's quite an achievement.

"Torchwood: Dead Man Walking (#2.7)" (2008)
Toshiko Sato: Are we seriously going to act on something she's Googled?

"Torchwood: From Out of the Rain (#2.10)" (2008)
Gwen Cooper: You did stand-up.
Captain Jack Harkness: I never did stand-up.
Gwen Cooper: Okay, then. A song and dance.
Captain Jack Harkness: I was sensational!
Toshiko Sato: I don't believe this, Jack. What were you doing there?
Owen Harper: He was part of this freak show.
Captain Jack Harkness: Yeah, some things never change.
Owen Harper: Are you being rude about me?

"Torchwood: Cyberwoman (#1.4)" (2006)
Toshiko Sato: All I'm saying is, once in a while I'd like to drive.
Owen Harper: Yeah, and all I'm saying is no!
Toshiko Sato: Why not?
Owen Harper: I've shared cars with women before, I know what'll happen. They'll be an emergency, we're all raring to go, I jump in and what'll I find? Seat's in the wrong position, the rear view mirror's out of line and the steering wheel's in my crotch. By the time it's all sorted out, aliens will have taken Newport.

"Torchwood: They Keep Killing Suzie (#1.8)" (2006)
Owen Harper: You know, we never gave a name to the Glove.
Toshiko Sato: I thought we called it the Resurrection Gauntlet.
Owen Harper: I said cool name.
Ianto Jones: How about the Rizzen-Mitten.
[beat, others stare Ianto in disbelief]
Ianto Jones: I think it's catchy.