Torchwood: Season 1, Episode 5

Small Worlds (12 Nov. 2006)

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Jasmine is a withdrawn but intelligent child whose new 'friends' exploit her suppressed anger, and while investigating this, Jack encounters elemental enemies from his past that are determined to harm those closest to him.

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Eve Pearce ...
Estelle
Lara Phillipart ...
Jasmine Pierce
Adrienne O'Sullivan ...
Lynn Pierce
William Travis ...
Roy
Roger Barclay ...
Goodson
Heledd Baskerville ...
Kate
Ffion Wilkins ...
WPC
Nathan Sussex ...
Custody Sergeant
Paul Jones ...
Man in Street
Sophie Davies ...
Bullie
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Jack introduces Gwen to his good friend, the elderly Estelle who believes in faeries and thinks she has the photographs to prove it. Estelle likes Jack and tells Gwen that she and Jack's father had a love affair during World War II. Gwen quickly realizes that it was with Jack that she had the affair and sees a wonderful chemistry between the of them. Jack and Gwen soon come to believe that the faeries are not the benign beautiful creatures Estelle believes them to be and when a young girl, Jasmine Pierce, becomes the object of their attention, Torchwood sets out to protect her. Written by garykmcd

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The W.B. Yeats poem The Stolen Child is used by the fairies to summon Jasmine "Come away oh human child to the waters and the wild. With a fairy hand in hand for the world's more full of weeping than you can understand". See more »

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When Estelle finishes her presentation she steps in front of the projector to turn it off and blocks the picture. There should be a bright spot of light on her coat but there isn't. See more »

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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...
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13 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A previous reviewer didn't like this one because it was not alien based or time travel based. I disagree. One, even though Jack stated that the fairies were of earth, that didn't make them any less alien to ME (alien, as in foreign, something I'm not familiar with). And certainly there was talk about retrieving the Chosen Ones through Time. Who knows what myths and legends of our history and pre-history might be alien life-forms, or earth-based life-forms we haven't met and classified yet? I thought it was an intriguing thought. Revealing a little more of Jack's history was great. The only complaint I have is that BBC America is showing and RESHOWING Torchwood episodes to the point of nausea - today's showing was the 6th one I counted. I appreciate them showing them more than once - I missed Dr Who The Girl In The Fireplace first showing. But half a dozen times and I start to lose interest when I see the Torchwood logo until I check and see which one it is.

All around, though, good episode. I have one question though, who did the fairy voices? Besides Jasmine's altered one?


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