In the countryside north of Cardiff, the Torchwood team investigates the disappearance of 17 people in the last few months. No bodies have been found and the police haven't a clue as to ... See full summary »

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In the countryside north of Cardiff, the Torchwood team investigates the disappearance of 17 people in the last few months. No bodies have been found and the police haven't a clue as to what may have happened to them. They set up camp in a field but when their SUV is stolen and then parked in a small village just a few miles away, they realize they're being lured into a trap. In the village, they find the remains of several inhabitants - stripped of flesh and organs - and one terrified survivor who promptly shoots Gwen with a shotgun. With Ianto and Tosh taken prisoner, they all soon come to realize that people are being hunted. Written by garykmcd

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An unusual episode in the series in that none of it takes place at Torchwood HQ. The idea behind this was to take the Torchwood team out of their comfort zone. See more »

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The police cars shown in this episode only say police on them in English. However, as Wales is a dual language country, emergency services use both English and Welsh on their vehicles. Therefore, they should read Police/Heddlu. See more »

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Captain Jack Harkness: Seventeen disappearances within the last five months. The police are clueless.
Owen Harper: Now, there's a surprise.
[to Gwen]
Owen Harper: No offence, P.C. Cooper.
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Clearly the worst episode of the first series.
20 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sorry, I can't let the glowing reviews of this episode that have been posted go without some balancing opinion. I'm all for suspenseful and shocking scenes, but this seemed more like a ripoff of Motel Hell than an episode of Torchwood. It made no sense why they were involved with something like this in the first place. It was just about enough to make me give up on Torchwood - Fortunately it got better in later episodes. I did like Owen's reaction to having to be in the countryside. There was some good character interplay at the beginning, but for me, it was all forgotten when the story went down the tubes later. It just seemed of all the places you could go with an episode of Torchwood, this one was a waste.


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