Jack, Owen, Toshiko, and Ianto track signs of alien life to an abandoned building, only to find that it is a trap as a series of bombs explode. As the team lies trapped in the ruins of the building, the scene shifts to show how each of them joined Torchwood. Jack's encounter with Torchwood comes in the Victorian era, when two female operatives bring him in to query him as to the whereabouts of the Doctor. Jack confesses that he is waiting in Cardiff in the hope of encountering the Time Lord. Although initially repulsed by Torchwood's procedures, he agrees to join after being told that over a century will pass before he encounters the Doctor again. He remains a member until the eve of the millennium, when he takes over Torchwood after the previous team leader murders the other team members. Toshiko is shown working in the Ministry of Defense, where she steals the plans for a sonic weapon. After building it she delivers it to two people holding her mother hostage, but all are captured ... Written by
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The story of Owen's fiancée bears a striking resemblance to the real life case of "The Toxic Lady" Gloria Ramirez. The 31 year old woman was admitted to the emergency room of a hospital in Riverside California suffering from the effects of advanced cervical cancer. While being treated by the ER staff, the doctors and nurses around her began feeling ill to the point of needing medical attention themselves. A few of the affected health workers suffered permanent lingering health problems from the incident, but the cause of the mysterious sickening was never conclusively resolved. See more
Jack Harkness mentions eating dinosaur meat after the asteroid hit. Torchwood shares continuity with Doctor Who
which is a continuation of Doctor Who
in which the extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by the crash of a deep space cargo freighter from 65 million years in the future in Doctor Who: Earthshock: Part Four
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Captain Jack Harkness
[to the pterodactyl
Come back with me. I've got somewhere nice and big where you can fly around.
So you'll let the pterodactyl in and not me?
Captain Jack Harkness
I need a guard dog.
I could be that!
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Written by Murray Gold See more