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Miracle Day: The New World 

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Bharat Nalluri

Writers:

Russell T. Davies (creator), Russell T. Davies
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Barrowman ... Captain Jack Harkness
Eve Myles ... Gwen Cooper
Mekhi Phifer ... Agent Rex Matheson
Alexa Havins ... Esther Drummond
Kai Owen ... Rhys Williams
Bill Pullman ... Oswald Danes
Arlene Tur ... Dr. Vera Juarez
Paul James ... Agent Noah Vickers
Marina Benedict ... Charlotte Wills
Brian Guest ... Alexander Peterssen
William Thomas ... Geraint Cooper
Sharon Morgan ... Mary Cooper
Tom Price Tom Price ... Sgt. Andy Davidson
Penny Bunton Penny Bunton ... Female Hiker
Ron Butler ... Senior Professor
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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 no-one 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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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Rex is impaled by a spike that comes from the back of the lorry in front of him when it stops suddenly. The spike should have continued to try and move in the direction of the vehicle rather than changing its direction of motion by 180 degrees. See more »

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Next Time On Torchwood
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Performed by Murray Gold
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Interesting premise but shameful Americanisation
13 June 2020 | by laurasadler2011See all my reviews

The premise of the first episode seemed intriguing and had this been any of the other series of Torchwood I would have been excited and looking forward to watching how the story played out. Unfortunately, however, after watching the first episode I no longer have any intention of following through with the rest of the series. The Americanisation of the show means it has lost all of it's original charm, that revolved around British locations and landmarks that we knew and recognised and familiar British faces as cameos. The first episode was jam-filled of clichés, incessant over-acting and the non-stop gun slinging that reminded me more of a cheap Hollywood action movie than the Doctor Who spin-off the British audience has grown to love. Such a shame for it to end on this point, I'm just going to pretend that Torchwood ended after series three. Plus, since I was shown almost the entirety of the season in the 'next time' at the end of episode one series four, there really is no point watching more anyway.


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Release Date:

8 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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