Torchwood: Season 3, Episode 5

Children of Earth: Day Five (24 Jul. 2009)

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With little choice now but to give in to their demands, the British authorities begin to round up the children under the pretense of giving them inoculations. Panic begins to set in as ... See full summary »



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With little choice now but to give in to their demands, the British authorities begin to round up the children under the pretense of giving them inoculations. Panic begins to set in as parents begin to wonder what is happening to their children. Captain Jack is released as are his daughter and grandson and he tries to find a way fight the 456. Gwen and her husband return home to tell Ianto's sister what has happened but they arrive to find a house full of children, whom they try to save from the arriving soldiers. With Fobisher no longer available, Col. Oduya becomes the intermediary and the 456 reveal the reason they need the children. For Captain Jack his finding a way to fight the 456 forces him to make an incredible sacrifice. Written by garykmcd

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The Welsh line, "Croeso i Cymru" spoken at one point by PC Andy, means "Welcome to Wales" in English. See more »


On returning Jack's wrist-strap, Gwen says she's replaced the actual strap. However, in the close-up, the leather is definitely well-used and worn, with indentations from the control buttons. See more »


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Gwen Cooper: There's one thing I always meant to ask Jack. Back in the old days. I wanted to know about that Doctor of his. The man who appears out of nowhere and saves the world. Except sometimes he doesn't. All those times in history when there was no sign of him, I wanted to know why not. But I don't need to ask any more. I know the answer now. Sometimes the Doctor must look at this planet and turn away in shame. I'm recording this in case anyone ever finds it, so you can see... you can see ...
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Captain Jack Come Back Rested!!!
25 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is now time for Captain Jack to visit the Doctor and get re-energized. He will find his purpose and return to earth and reorganize Torchwood with Gwen. What a great series!!! It is no wonder why 6 million viewers in the UK watched it. It is now time for the US to get on board the Torchwood train!

The challenge with the series is that we fall in love with the characters who are killed too quickly. I hope the BBC pays attention to the viewer-ship and rewards Captain Jack with another series. We do need more 13 episode seasons and have the mini-series as a reward for continued support of the series.

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