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When a local teenager disappears Gwen is drawn into an investigation that reveals a darker side of Torchwood. Hundreds of people have disappeared without trace, but why is Jack obstructing attempts to find them? The answer seems to lie in the rift, and as Gwen follows the trail she makes a shocking discovery. Written by Anonymous

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This episode takes place in 2009. See more »

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In the Hothouse scene, when we first see Jack and Ianto, Ianto's right hand is on Jack's left shoulder. After cutting away and then quickly shifting back, Ianto's right arm is now completely trapped against his body by Jack holding him in an embrace with his left arm. See more »

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Gwen Cooper: Do you think I've changed?
Rhys Williams: Eh?
Gwen Cooper: Since I joined Torchwood, am I different?
Rhys Williams: Why?
Gwen Cooper: It's just something Andy said. Okay, let me just tell you this one thing, okay?
Rhys Williams: Okay, go on.
Gwen Cooper: He still fancies me.
[Rhys snickers]
Gwen Cooper: Don't laugh, Rhys. That's why he didn't come to the wedding.
Rhys Williams: Bloody hell, poor sod.
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References Field of Dreams (1989) See more »

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A top drawer episode; simply stunning
19 March 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

"Adrift" demonstrates perfectly "Torchwood"'s ability to handle adult themes with skill. It would take a stone heart not to be moved by the events in this tragic tale of a mother whose son had mysteriously vanished seven months ago. Gwen, following a candid conversation with her ex-boyfriend, is determined to solve the mystery of the missing teenager. This quest brings her into conflict with Harkness and the truth is terrible indeed.

Eve Myles is a delight to watch in this episode, demonstrating her wide range of acting abilities. A mesmerising actress, Myles captures the viewer's attention for the duration of the tale and makes the emotion within all the more potent.

This is a truly haunting slice of adult sci-fi drama.

10 out of 10. To say I'm impressed with this season would be an understatement.


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