Captain Jack is waiting on the tarmac as a plane comes in to land; its three passengers left just half an hour ago – in the year 1953. He takes them back to the Torchwood Hub, where it falls to him to break it to them that over 50 years have passed, and they can’t go back. Slowly but surely, the team tries to help the trio of temporal castaways adjust to 21st century life, but naturally some have more trouble than others. Owen covers up his feelings for Gwen and embarks on a fling with freewheeling pilot Diane Holmes, only to find that he’s terrified to fall in love with her. Gwen takes in the youngest of the two women and tries to help her adjust to modern life, but also finds out a few things about herself in the process. And Jack may have the toughest assignment of all, dealing with a man who, if he can’t live in 1953, doesn’t want to live at all.
written by Catherine Tregenna
directed by Alice Troughton
music by Murray Gold & Ben Foster
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), Louise Delamere (Diane), Mark Lewis Jones (John Ellis), Olivia Hallinan (Emma), Sam Beezely (Alan Ellis), Marion Fenner (Nurse), Janine Carrington (Alesha), Rhea Bailey (Jade), Andrew MacBean (Flying Instructor), Ciaran Dowd (Barman)
LogBook entry by Earl Green