Torchwood: Season 1, Episode 2

Day One (22 Oct. 2006)

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Torchwood must stop a sex addicted alien as it leaves a trail of gruesome deaths in its wake.

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Gwen Cooper is now a member of Torchwood as they investigate a meteor that has crashed on the outskirts of Cardiff. She inadvertently releases a gaseous life form that can take control of a human host. The host is a young woman, Carys, who uncontrollably becomes a sexual predator and any man she has sex with disintegrates. The Torchwood team find her easily but when she manages to escape, they know the lives of young men are at risk. Gwen meanwhile realizes she is the only one on the team with a social life while the others spend all of their time working. Written by garykmcd

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The hand that Captain Jack Harkness is so fond of and keeps safe belongs to Doctor Who. The Doctor had his hand cut off during the climatic sword fight with the Sycorax Leader in "The Christmas Invasion" ("Doctor Who", Season 2, Episode 0) but he was able to regenerate his hand and defeat the leader. See more »

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At the start of the episode, when Gwen and Rhys are chasing after the meteorite as it flies across Cardiff, you see them running South along Saint Mary's Street. The next shot is of the meteorite flying North along The Friary, which is almost a mile away in the opposite direction. See more »

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Captain Jack Harkness: What do we know?
Owen Harper: Bog standard space debris. That's a technical term.
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Call This One "The OOPS Files"...
10 August 2008 | by (Arlington, VA.) – See all my reviews

You know that awkward feeling you get when you first start a new job, when you're not quiet sure where you fit in just yet, and it seems like everything you do not to look like a klutz seems to have the opposite effect instead? Gwen Cooper is SOOO there right now with the Torchwood team...especially when an accidental gaffe winds up unleashing a sex-starved alien...Whose hunger for the erotic energy unleashed by the human orgasm, results in all of its victims "coming AND going", with the only evidence of their deaths being little red piles of dust..all that's left of the unwitting victims. It's X FILES meets SPECIES meets that ST: OS episode when the Enterprise was invaded by those interdimensional beings who kept turning the crew into hexagonal sugar cubes.

The mix of daffiness, death and darkness becomes even more apparent here, especially since in one hysterical scene, Owen ends up locked naked in a cell by an escaped prisoner, showing that even the "seasoned" team vets aren't immune to screwing things up, either.

Overall, a great second episode, with a nice (and not overly preachy) commentary about the price of sexual freedom in society.


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