Torchwood (2006–2011)
5 user 6 critic


There's a dark secret in the basement of the Hub. Even Jack is unaware of it, but Ianto knows. And he'll go to any lengths, sacrifice anything and anyone, to protect what's down there.


James Strong


Russell T. Davies (creator), Chris Chibnall

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Prime Video





Episode complete credited cast:
John Barrowman ... Captain Jack Harkness
Eve Myles ... Gwen Cooper
Burn Gorman ... Owen Harper
Naoko Mori ... Toshiko Sato
Gareth David-Lloyd ... Ianto Jones
Kai Owen ... Rhys Williams
Caroline Chikezie ... Lisa
Togo Igawa ... Dr Tanizaki
Bethan Walker ... Annie


Ianto has been keeping a secret from the rest of the Torchwood team: hidden in the basement is his girlfriend, Lisa Hallett, who was partly converted by the Cybermen during the Canary Wharf attack. He wants to return her to human form and works with Dr. Tanizaki to make her human again. He quickly loses control of the situation and when the Hub begins to lose power, the others are on to him. As a battle ensues, Ianto's must decide between his love for Lisa and his loyalty to the team. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






Release Date:

5 November 2006 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


This episode takes place in 2007. See more »


In the closing scene, Jack still has a cut on his lip from being punched in the face by Ianto. Technically Jack would have regenerated, but he had already had to come back from the dead twice in the previous ten minutes, and thus would not have the energy, or wasted the energy, on healing a small cut. See more »


Toshiko Sato: All I'm saying is, once in a while I'd like to drive.
Owen Harper: Yeah, and all I'm saying is no!
Toshiko Sato: Why not?
Owen Harper: I've shared cars with women before, I know what'll happen. They'll be an emergency, we're all raring to go, I jump in and what'll I find? Seat's in the wrong position, the rear view mirror's out of line and the steering wheel's in my crotch. By the time it's all sorted out, aliens will have taken Newport.
See more »


Featured in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.10 (2006) See more »


Next Time On Torchwood
Written by Murray Gold
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Did not like this episode
18 February 2009 | by woodfanSee all my reviews

I loved the three previous episodes, especially number 3, but this one bothered me! Why?

Two reasons:

1. Where's the remorse at the horrible death of two people? Especially the pizza girl? No-one on the team (especially Ianto!)shows one bit of remorse. 2. Ianto should have been banished from the team immediately. Anyone who breaches security to the point where the whole team is almost wiped out, does not deserve to be on that team.

Sorry, but this episode left me very uncomfortable. Torchwood is supposed to be the good guys.


28 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed