Torchwood: Season 2, Episode 4

Meat (6 Feb. 2008)

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Conflicts abound when a truck owned by Rhys's trucking company is investigated by Torchwood... and Rhys is there to see it. The meat it carries is tainted, or is it even meat at all? Rhys ... See full summary »


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Conflicts abound when a truck owned by Rhys's trucking company is investigated by Torchwood... and Rhys is there to see it. The meat it carries is tainted, or is it even meat at all? Rhys does a little investigating of his own, and might have something to contribute to the team this time around. But he's no longer sure who he can trust anymore. And can Gwen and the team trust him? Written by Quicksand

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Gwen (Eve Myles) Speaks the line "The things I have seen". Eve Myles also played Gwyneth in Doctor Who and uses a similar line "The things you've seen". See more »


Rhys's hands are tied behind his back when he is captured in the storage facility, yet when he flings himself in front of Gwen to protect her from a gunshot, they're untied, with no bindings visible. See more »


Ianto Jones: Pray they survive.
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A "Torchwood" episode with real meat to it
8 February 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

"Meat" is a surprisingly effective and moving example of British sci-fi drama. There's something genuinely comic yet chilling when an other-worldly tale is set in the rather grim, un-exotic setting of Merthyr Tydfil.

The Torchwood team investigate strange goings on following a road traffic accident involving a vehicle full of raw meat. What is of interest is that the meat isn't from this planet...

A well paced and interesting episode, the finale is especially effective and one of "Torchwood"'s most memorable to date. The special effects are ambitious but pleasing and the script and direction manage to create real emotion in the viewer. In less capable hands, this could have been a clunker.

9 out of 10. More of the same please!

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