A chance encounter with a woman in a bar changes Toshiko Sato’s life. Her new friend seems to know too much about her, and then introduces her to a pendant that allows her to hear other people’s thoughts. At first it’s overwhelming, but soon Toshiko finds practical applications for it. But her friend seems to want something more from her – and bets that Toshiko won’t tell the rest of Torchwood about it. And she doesn’t tell them, but she does wear the pendant inside the hub, discovering that Gwen and Owen are carrying on a clandestine relationship, Ianto is still wracked with pain and guilt over the death of his girlfriend, but when she tries to focus on Jack’s thoughts, she finds nothing – at all. But when her friend demands to be brought to Torchwood’s headquarters, where will Toshiko’s loyalties lie?
written by Toby Whithouse
directed by Colin Teague
music by Murray Gold & Ben Foster
Guest Cast: Daniela Denby-Ashe (Mary), Tom Robertson (Soldier), Ravin J. Ganatra (Neil), Eiry Thomas (Carol), Shaheen Jafargholi (Danny), Paul Kasey (Weevil)
Notes: Apparently Torchwood has to submit reports to UNIT, though the nature of those reports is not revealed; also not revealed is which Prime Minister is confronted by Jack over the phone for prying into Torchwood’s business, though it may still be Harriet Jones.
LogBook entry by Earl Green