Torchwood: Season 4, Episode 10

Miracle Day: The Blood Line (9 Sep. 2011)

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An underground bloodline flows from Buenos Aires in South America to Shanghai, where Mother Colisanto shows Jilly that she is planning to blow up her hide-out whilst the Blessing maintains ... See full summary »


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An underground bloodline flows from Buenos Aires in South America to Shanghai, where Mother Colisanto shows Jilly that she is planning to blow up her hide-out whilst the Blessing maintains its immortality. In Buenos Aires an explosion kills Rex and Esther's army escort, as they become aware of a CIA mole whom they allow to believe they are dead. They are nonetheless caught and taken to the South American lair of the Mother's cousin, where the other half of the Blessing is kept. Gwen, Oswald and Jack infiltrate the Shanghai hideaway where they learn how the families, using Jack's blood, attached it to a force field to give them immortality but how the aliens misunderstood and recently gave immortality to the Earth in the spirit of benevolence. Sacrifice and redemption on two continents lead to the destruction of Miracle Day with the capture of the mole and the restoration of order. For one of the survivors there is an amazing discovery. Written by don @ minifie-1

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When explaining the Blessing's effect to Jilly, the Mother states that "in 1998, the average life expectancy from birth on this planet was 66 years, 5 months, and 33 days." No month is 34 days long; this should either be "6 months and 2 days" (assuming a standard month of 31 days) or "6 months and 3 days" (assuming the standard is 30 days). See more »


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Gwen Cooper: When I was about five or six, my Dad came home from work early and I knew there was something wrong. I could hear voices from the kitchen. So I looked through the door and I could see him crying. It turns out money had gone missing from work and he'd got the blame. So I went to get all my pocket money and I put it in his hand. It must've been $2.50. And he looked at me and he said, "It's not about the money." He said "I can't stand anyone thinking I'm not an honest man." I will ...
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Brilliant series
16 September 2011 | by (Carluke, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This series has gotten a lot of criticism for it's lack of aliens and alien technology but in all honesty I can't see what the issue is. A lot of Sci-Fi fans will preach that the greatest movies and series are basically great stories that have space, aliens, spaceships et al thrown in. Thats where Torchwood, Miracle Day has gone off the beaten track - this series has taken a huge chance in creating a story that didn't really involve anything alien or awe inspiring and instead relied on some fantastic writing. The finale was excellent, with the usual Torchwood twist just to throw you at the end. The casting on both sides of the Atlantic was inspired and it's been great to see the Americans integrated into the Torchwood lore. I loved the story and its the first show I've watched religiously every week for a very long time. I would recommend this to first timers and seasoned fans alike

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