Torchwood: Season 1, Episode 12

Captain Jack Harkness (1 Jan. 2007)

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Jack and Tosh investigate when there are reports of music coming out of nowhere in an abandoned dance hall. While in the building, a temporal shift puts them in back in 1941 but they soon ... See full summary »

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Jack and Tosh investigate when there are reports of music coming out of nowhere in an abandoned dance hall. While in the building, a temporal shift puts them in back in 1941 but they soon realize can't get back to their own time, at least not without Tosh sending those in the present day the necessary equations to make it happen. While at the dance hall, Jack runs into someone he knows, an American RAF pilot by the name of Jack Harkness. In the present day Owen, Ianto and Gwen are working to get them back. Owen wants to open the rift and try to get Diane Holmes back as well, but opening the rift could destroy the city. The dance hall manager, Bilis Manger, seems to have little trouble going back and forth in time however. Written by garykmcd

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As Jack and Tosh are heading down the stairs in the club, the words "Bad Wolf" (the series 1 arc keyword for Doctor Who (2005)) can be seen in the graffiti on the wall at the top of the stairs. See more »

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When Captain Jack first enters the dance hall he is wearing shiny black dress shoes rather than his normal Cat boots. Did he therefore have foreknowledge that this would help him fit in better as an off-duty officer in 1941? See more »

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Captain Jack Harkness: Look, it's okay to be scared.
The Captain: A captain has to keep his head.
Captain Jack Harkness: A captain needs to explain the risks, tell his men what to expect.
The Captain: So what do I do? Tell them I saw a young boy get shot in the eyes mid-flight?
Captain Jack Harkness: I understand.
The Captain: Do you? Did you hear him on the radio, yelling for his mom while the Messerschmitts pumped him full of holes and blew his plane apart? All I can hear on the radio is...
Captain Jack Harkness: ...
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Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: The Saxon Mystery (2007) See more »

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Next Time On Torchwood
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Written by Murray Gold
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Above average episode of this British sci-fi drama
1 January 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

As the (first?) series nears its finale, the British-made "Torchwood" steps up a gear with this strong episode.

When Harkness and Toshiko are trapped in a dance-hall in 1941, the team struggle to retrieve them through the rift. There's a real sense of danger in this episode and the tone is set for the finale. Excellent performances from the cast make this a memorable and emotional episode.

This is an above average episode with some genuinely moving scenes. John Barrowman steals the show as Harkness comes face-to-face with his namesake in war-time Cardiff.

Without a doubt, this is superbly performed and gripping drama.


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