At 8.40am, every child in the world suddenly stops, chanting the words "we are coming" again and again. Whilst investigating, the remaining Torchwood team face greater personal and professional challenges than ever before, having to work with their numbers depleted. Written by
Did You Know?
Having been set up to do so by the conclusion of her storyline in Doctor Who: Journey's End
(2008), Freema Agyeman
was due to reprise her role as Martha Jones. However she was unable to due to "scheduling issues". Russell T. Davies
explained that Agyeman was cast in Law & Order: UK
(2009) before Children of Earth had been officially commissioned. Because Law & Order offered her 13 episodes a year, she went with that over Torchwood which had been reduced to 5. In response, Davies created the character of Lois Habiba, played by Cush Jumbo
, to be a "kind of a Martha figure", one with added innocence who is out of her depth. See more
During the second takeover of the children, a blond boy in a red school uniform (farthest to the right) briefly glances at the camera when all the other children's eyes are fixed off in the distance. When he notices that he's on camera his eyes quickly dart back to fixed and blank. See more
[after Jack and Ianto go into the headquarters
What's in there?
Big science-fiction superbase. Honestly, see you.