There's a dark secret in the basement of the Hub. Even Jack is unaware of it, but Ianto knows. And he'll go to any lengths, sacrifice anything and anyone, to protect what's down there.




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Lisa Hallett
Dr. Tanizaki


Ianto has been keeping a secret from the rest of the Torchwood team: hidden in the basement is his girlfriend, Lisa Hallett, who was partly converted by the Cybermen during the Canary Wharf attack. He wants to return her to human form and works with Dr. Tanizaki to make her human again. He quickly loses control of the situation and when the Hub begins to lose power, the others are on to him. As a battle ensues, Ianto's must decide between his love for Lisa and his loyalty to the team. Written by garykmcd

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This episode's original title was "The Trouble with Lisa" until it was decided to give it a more dramatic name. See more »


In the closing scene, Jack still has a cut on his lip from being punched in the face by Ianto. Technically Jack would have regenerated, but he had already had to come back from the dead twice in the previous ten minutes, and thus would not have the energy, or wasted the energy, on healing a small cut. See more »


Ianto Jones: For God' sake have you heard yourself? Lisa please, I brought you here to heal you, so we could be together!
Lisa: Together? Yes! Transplant my brain into your body, the two of us together, fused, we'll be one complete person, isn't that what love is?
Ianto Jones: No!
Lisa: Then we are not compatible!
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Did not like this episode
18 February 2009 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

I loved the three previous episodes, especially number 3, but this one bothered me! Why?

Two reasons:

1. Where's the remorse at the horrible death of two people? Especially the pizza girl? No-one on the team (especially Ianto!)shows one bit of remorse. 2. Ianto should have been banished from the team immediately. Anyone who breaches security to the point where the whole team is almost wiped out, does not deserve to be on that team.

Sorry, but this episode left me very uncomfortable. Torchwood is supposed to be the good guys.


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