Torchwood: Season 4, Episode 1

Miracle Day: The New World (8 Jul. 2011)

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William Thomas ...
Sharon Morgan ...
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Penny Bunton ...
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In an American prison child killer Oswald Danes is given a lethal injection but fails to die. CIA agent Rex Matheson is one of several severely injured hospital patients who should be dead but survive. The phenomenon is worldwide and the press dub it Miracle Day,when noone dies. Rex's colleague Esther Drummond attempts to contact the long disbanded Torchwood and is visited by Jack as a result. The pair survive an attack by a bomber - after Jack - whilst the bomber,though blown to bits,goes on breathing. Gwen and Rhys Williams are living in seclusion in Wales with their baby when Gwen's old colleague Andy tells her that her father Geraint is one of the sick people who cannot die and that the world will be over-populated in a matter of days. Rex and Jack arrive in Wales to bring Gwen back to the States with them. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The name for the CIA analyst, Esther Drummond, was presumably taken from the "Wester Drumlins" house from the Doctor Who episode "Blink". See more »


When Danes is talking to the Governor's representative, there is no sign on his arm of the IV insertion that was used in his failed execution. There would be some bruising, at the least. See more »


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What a great series!
23 September 2011 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

There are very few series that have successfully navigated the dangerous waters between cult UK series and good US equivalent. Doctor Who itself failed in this mission with the sparkly-yet-pointless McGann/Roberts remake in the '90's. The fact that Torchwood has managed to cross the water is a huge achievement thanks to some brilliant writing and gifted actors.

If you could make a sci-fi "24" this would be it! I've really enjoyed the series to-date and, contrary to some previous posters, I haven't watched any of the original Torchwood series (so obviously had no idea what was going on...oh wait, yes I did!) There are definitely episodes that make this a new chapter. Without giving out spoilers it's safe to say you'll find out your own piece of the story, and for an adult viewer of modern sci-fi it's good to discover something different.

The only difference between a 9 and a 10 on this review would have been the realism of the US side. I'm not a US citizen as you'll note, but something tells me not all CIA operations rooms look like the set of 24 nor do all "clandestine" operations work in the same way (I assume!). This, and only this was a draw back.

I suppose really this could have been an awful lot worse and still received a good review. Just for having the bravery to tackle a series predominately about death sets this apart as an original piece of viewing. No longer do you have to watch the predictable "girl next door" sitcom or the wildly unrealistic possibility of alien invasion. Sci-fi found philosophy, and they made this, and it'll make you think!

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