Torchwood: Season 1, Episode 11

Combat (24 Dec. 2006)

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The team discovers a ring who are kidnapping Weevils - wild alien creatures that have come through the Rift and are hiding on Earth - which leads Owen down a dark path to confront the future of his own existence.

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There is a a wave of Weevil attacks in Cardiff but someone else is rounding up the creatures and Jack wants to know who they are. The creature they have been keeping imprisoned in the basement is wailing suggesting the kidnappers may be harming the Weevil that was on the loose. Owen is still blue following Diane Holmes' departure but when he finally shows up at the Hub, he agrees to go undercover but what he finds will testy he very will to live. Gwen meanwhile is having trouble with boyfriend Rhys who feels she's spending too much time on the job. Written by garykmcd

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Writer Noel Clarke had previously played Rose's boyfriend Mickey in the first two seasons of the revitalized _Doctor Who_. Clarke is an accomplished writer-director as well as being an actor, having written Kidulthood (2006) and written and directed Adulthood (2008) and 4.3.2.1. (2010). See more »

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When Owen uses the alien device to enable Toshiko to remotely access the Lynch Frost laptop data, the place where he holds it jumps from bottom left to top left of the display and back again repeatedly between shots. See more »

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[in an outdoor French bistro, Rhys sees a Weevil in the distance, pursued by Jack]
Rhys Williams: What was that?
[Gwen looks around, sees Jack. Jack sees her and runs over. She smiles]
Gwen Cooper: [noticing Jack's injury] Oh God! What's happened to you?
Captain Jack Harkness: Rhys, is it? Nice to meet you. Sorry too, kind of an emergency. Uh, I'll have her back for dessert. Come on.
Rhys Williams: Hey, hold on, sunshine, that's my girlfriend!
Gwen Cooper: [explaining, cherubic-faced] Rhys, this is Jack!
Rhys Williams: Sit down, Gwen.
Gwen Cooper: [continuing] He's my boss.
Rhys Williams: [shouting] Sit the fuck down!
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Between Darkness and Light
2 September 2009 | by (Belgrade,Serbia) – See all my reviews

While trying to catch a weevil, a savage creature that fell through rift, Jack and Toshiko lose their pray when guys with mask get him first and drive away in a wan. When next morning they find abandon warehouse where weevil was transported to, they also discover a body of a man. He was killed by a weevil, but it appears that he had other injures before he died. In the meantime Owen gets into a fight while drinking himself into oblivion. After Diane left with her plane through a rift, he couldn't ease his sorrow in any other way because he loved her. Strangely enough Gwen finds out about Owen and Diane when Toshiko accidentally mentions it. Then Jack set his plan into motion. Owen goes undercover as a rich businessmen. This episode had more violence than any other. Yes the alien creatures were wild and they killed their victims by pulling their hearts with teeth, but that does not justify their bad treatment by humans. On that I agree with Toshiko. Owen looked stupid while intoxicated and his disguise in my opinion was not successful one. Finally his confrontation with bad guys and the grin on his face was awful. He looks better when he smiles. Jack was more cleaver in this episode and he actually had a plan how to solve situation. Usually he just goes from one moment to another. And of course once more we saw his great capacity for compassion.


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