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"Torchwood" Something Borrowed (2008)

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Torchwood: Season 2: Episode 9 -- The night before her wedding, Gwen is juggling work with her hen night, when an alien shapeshifter leaves her carrying more than she bargained for. As everyone gathers for the ceremony, Jack must destroy her big day, unless one of the three mothers present finds a means to stop him.


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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
5 March 2008 (Season 2, Episode 9)
Friday night: Gwen's late for her own hen party. This is because she's been chasing a man-eating shape-shifter, which bites her before Jack shoots it. Saturday morning: Wedding day. Gwen wakes up heavily pregnant. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Ashley Way 
Writing credits
Russell T. Davies (creator)

Phil Ford (written by)

Produced by
Chris Chibnall .... co-producer
Russell T. Davies .... executive producer
Catrin Lewis Defis .... associate producer
Julie Gardner .... executive producer
Richard Stokes .... producer
Original Music by
Ben Foster (co-composer)
Cinematography by
Mark Waters (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Cox 
Casting by
Andy Pryor 
Production Design by
Julian Luxton (series designer)
Edward Thomas 
Art Direction by
Keith Dunne (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Adrian Anscombe 
Costume Design by
Ray Holman 
Makeup Department
Marrie Dorris .... makeup designer (as Marie Doris)
Claire Pritchard .... makeup supervisor (as Claire Pritchard Jones)
Andrea Dowdall .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Chris Blatchford .... post-production supervisor
Steffan Morris .... production manager
Helen Vallis .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Dehaviland .... second assistant director (as James DeHaviland)
Rhydian Evans .... first assistant director (as Rhidian Evans)
Art Department
Nick Burnell .... stand-by art director
Matthew Hywel-Davies .... construction manager
Stuart Wooddisse .... props master
John Cooling .... stand-by rigger (uncredited)
Paul Jones .... stand-by carpenter (uncredited)
Clare Keyte .... production buyer (uncredited)
Ben Morris .... production buyer (uncredited)
Richard Wells .... trainee art department assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Howard Eaves .... sound effects editor
Peter Jeffreys .... dubbing mixer
Jeff Matthews .... sound recordist
Doug Sinclair .... supervising sound editor
Martin Stephens .... boom operator
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ben Ashmore .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Charlie Bluett .... prosthetics technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Barney Curnow .... visual effects supervisor
Marie A. Jones .... visual effects producer (as Marie Jones)
Sara Bennett .... compositing supervisor (uncredited)
Nicolas Hernandez .... 3D supervisor (uncredited)
Russell Horth .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jenna Powell .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Tom Lucy .... stunt coordinator
Curtis Rivers .... stunt double: John Barrowman (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Fowler .... gaffer
Allan Hughes .... grip
Martin Stephens .... camera operator
Keith Bainton .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Duffy .... electrician (uncredited)
Christopher J. Reynolds .... focus puller: "b" camera (uncredited)
Gafin Riley .... practical electrician (uncredited)
Guto Vaughan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Andy Brierley .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bobbie Peach .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Mark Bright .... on-line editor
Marie Brown .... post-production coordinator
Mick Vincent .... colorist
Music Department
Ben Foster .... incidental music
Murray Gold .... composer: theme music
Jake Jackson .... score engineer & mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Nicky James .... location manager
Llinos Wyn Jones .... continuity
Gary Russell .... script editor
Julie Scott .... production executive
Claire Thomas .... production coordinator
Ceri Tothill .... production accountant
Nicki Coles .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

50 min (approx.) | 46 min (DVD)

Did You Know?

It was Eve Myles' idea for Gwen to eat a bunch of gherkins, relating to the old cliché that pregnant women always crave pickles.See more »
Continuity: After the monster (as Jack) has fallen on the bed, Owen's gun is empty with the slide locked back. When the camera angle changes and Owen approaches the bed, the slide is forward and presumably loaded.See more »
Captain Jack Harkness:[having splattered the nostrovite all over Rhys, who's holding a chainsaw] That whole Evil Dead thing looks good on you, Rhys.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Jaws (1975)See more »
Filthy/GorgeousSee more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
At last, 17 September 2009
Author: sinceverona from Belgrade, Serbia

Gwen is late for her bachelor party. The reason for that is because she was hunting for a shape shifter who while fighting with her managed to bite her just before Jack killed him. After bachelor party she returned home, and the next morning woke up pregnant. Jack and Owen arrived and confirmed that she was impregnated by the bite of a shape shifter. After she calls Rhys he comes angry thinking she want's to bail out but then he sees her pregnant and blames Jack. Aldo Jack advised her to postpone the weeding witch was five hour away, Gwen refused because as she said to Rhys now is the right moment to get married and she wont wait no more. After Owen does a post mortem for alien he finds a disturbing facts that shape shifters have an unusual way of procreating and that Gwen is in real danger. Unaware of this Gwen has other problems for one how to explain her pregnancy to her parents. The episode was funny, sure there was action and a chase as usual. The shape shifters were disgusting. They had claws and their mouths were full of something that looked like black inc. Toshiko confided to Gwen that she has no future with Owen and that was really the sad statement. The connection between Rhys and Gwen never looked better. In the end like Jack said he was her hero and savior. Jack looked melancholy for loosing Gwen, but wished her great honeymoon. The other shape shifter had a few lines, but the actress did look like an alien with her dark eyes and black hear. Spooky. Gwen in her weeding gown, even pregnant looked gorgeous and the weeding ceremony was beautiful.

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