Jack is taken to be reunited with his lover from pre-Depression New York, Angelo Colasanto, who left instructions for his family to find Jack. Colasanto’s granddaughter reveals that after Angelo betrayed Jack to the locals, who repeatedly killed him just to watch him resurrect, samples of his blood were collected and sold to a coalition of three powerful families. Colasanto wasn’t a member of any of those families, but the elderly man does have one last trick up his sleeve: after keeping himself in top condition through old age, and then on artificial life support once his health fails, Angelo Colasanto dies. Rex’s CIA supervisor – already on the payroll of the three families – shows up to take charge of the situation, but Rex turns the tables. A top CIA operative named Shapiro arrives and saves Rex, but he’s still not sympathetic to Torchwood, and orders Gwen deported back to Wales. Alien technology is discovered in Colasanto’s house, and Jack believes it helped to shield Colasanto from the effects of the “miracle,” allowing him to remain mortal. Jack also firmly believes that this technology shouldn’t fall into human hands – and especially not into the hands of a covert ops organization. But stealing it from under the CIA’s nose may prove very costly to Torchwood’s leader.
teleplay by Ryan Scott and Jane Espenson
story by Ryan Scott
directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton
music by Murray Gold and Stu Kennedy
Cast: John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Mekhi Phifer (Rex Matheson), Alexa Havins (Esther Drummond), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Bill Pullman (Oswald Danes), Lauren Ambrose (Jilly Kitzinger), Candace Brown (Sarah Drummond), Sharon Morgan (Mary Cooper), Marina Benedict (Charlotte Willis), John de Lancie (Shapiro), Wayne Knight (Brian Friedkin), Paul James (Noah Vickers), Teddy Sears (Blue Eyed Man), Nana Visitor (Olivia Colasanto), Megan Duffy (Claire), Constance Wu (Shawnie), David DeSantos (Agent Baylor), Nayo K. Wallace (Wilson)
Notes: Guest star John de Lancie is another Star Trek veteran, known to fans as the omnipotent, all-powerful Q, whose appearances covered three Star Trek series from the pilot of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) to an early Deep Space Nine episode (1993) and the final season of Voyager (2001). He co-starred with future Stargate SG-1 star Richard Dean Anderson in Legend, a short-lived UPN steampunk series, and made appearances in Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and numerous other shows both science fiction and otherwise.
LogBook entry by Earl Green