Torchwood: Season 3, Episode 2

Children of Earth: Day Two (21 Jul. 2009)

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The bomb explodes, blowing up Torchwood. Gwen escapes and goes on the run with husband Rhys, with an army detachment under tough female Captain Johnson in pursuit. Dekker gives Frobisher ... See full summary »

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The bomb explodes, blowing up Torchwood. Gwen escapes and goes on the run with husband Rhys, with an army detachment under tough female Captain Johnson in pursuit. Dekker gives Frobisher cryptic written plans for a mysterious edifice the aliens - the 456 - want building though not even the P.M. knows what it is. Lois, Frobisher's new temp, accidentally finds secret information on Torchwood in her computer and is curious but Frobisher tells her Jack was the terrorist who caused the explosion.Gwen and Rhys hide in a lorry bound for London, where she discloses her pregnancy. She is keen to get an explanation from Frobisher,unaware that he is out to kill her. Ianto escapes separately, seeking help from his sister, whom he meets in a park where children chant "We are coming. Tomorrow." Clem, on the streets, takes up the chant. Lois, now mistrustful of her boss, takes a call from Gwen and Rhys, meeting them secretly to tip them off that they are in danger. They infiltrate a 'funeral',saving... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Over the course of the episode, Jack's body, torn apart by the bomb at the end of the last episode, recomposes itself gradually, and regrows its skin, which is at first missing (burnt off by the explosion?). A scene early on in the episode however shows Agent Johnson retrieving Jack's severed arm, with the skin on it perfectly intact. Later on, when we see Jack's body in the morgue recomposed but without any skin on it, that same arm, like the rest of the body, no longer has skin on it. See more »

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Rhys Williams: How're you, love?
Gwen Cooper: My best friend's belly had a bomb go off in it last night. Someone's been trying to kill us ever since. I'm traveling at 70 miles an hour on top of a bed of potatoes, and I think I'm going to be sick.
Rhys Williams: Travel sick, is it?
Gwen Cooper: When have you ever known me to be travel sick?
Rhys Williams: Well... when have you ever traveled like this?
Gwen Cooper: Mhm.
Rhys Williams: On an empty stomach...
[off Gwen's look]
Rhys Williams: What? What?
Gwen Cooper: You know some of those announcements you, you rehearse in your head. And this wasn't quite what I had in mind
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